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Some MPs walked out of the chamber in protest at Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle’s handling of the debate Labour’s amendment calling for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza has been approved in the House of Commons amid chaotic scenes. SNP MPs and some Conservatives walked out of the chamber in protest at Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle’s handling […]

Charles has been seen carrying out official duties for the first time since being diagnosed with cancer The King has held his first face-to-face official duties – an audience with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and a Privy Council – since being diagnosed with cancer. Charles met Mr Sunak at Buckingham Palace late on Wednesday afternoon, […]

The new co-owner of the Red Devils says he wants to knock Manchester City and Liverpool ‘off their perch’ Sir Jim Ratcliffe accepts Manchester United have a lot to learn from their “noisy neighbours” Manchester City and Liverpool but is determined to “knock both of them off their perch” within three years as he set out his […]

Police are still searching the River Soar in Leicester for Xielo Maruziva A two-year-old boy believed to have fallen into the River Soar has been named as police continue their search. Xielo Maruziva’s parents described their son as a “cheeky, funny” boy who is “a bundle of joy” in a statement released through Leicestershire Police on […]

Ricky Gervais has described the actor who played Keith as ‘very funny’ and ‘very lovely’ Ricky Gervais has paid tribute after actor Ewen MacIntosh, best known for playing Keith in The Office, died at the age of 50. The actor died on February 19 after suffering two years of ill health, according to his talent manager. […]

L.S Lowry’s 1957 painting Sunday Afternoon, which is worth more than £4 million, will be publicly displayed for the first time in 57 years before it goes up for auction next month. The Lancashire artist, born in 1887, depicted industrial life in Greater Manchester through his extensive portfolio of drawings and paintings. Laurence Stephen Lowry’s […]

Sir Jim Ratcliffe says Manchester United’s journey back to the top of world football starts now after completing his £1.3billion deal to become minority owner of the Premier League giants A year and three months after the club announced a strategic review, and 58 days after a deal was struck, there is finally a new […]

Average fuel prices have risen by more than 3p per litre in three weeks, new analysis shows. The RAC said the average price of a litre of petrol increased by 3.2p from 140.0p on January 29 to 143.3p on Monday. Diesel prices have also surged by 4.0p per litre over the same period, from 148.0p […]

Teachers and healthcare workers in England and Wales will be legally required to report cases of child sexual abuse under Government plans. People with childcare responsibilities in regulated sectors could be barred from working with children again if they fail to report a disclosure. The new mandatory reporting duty was announced on Wednesday. It also […]

The NHS in England will roll out ‘Martha’s Rule’ from April to give patients and families access to a rapid review if they are worried about a condition getting worse. The escalation process, which formalises access to a critical care team for a second opinion, will be available 24/7 and will be advertised throughout hospitals. […]

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