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A health workers union is to recommend rejection of the Government’s 3% pay deal and will have “no hesitation” in supporting members if they want to take industrial action. A health workers union is to recommend rejection of the Government’s 3% pay deal and will have “no hesitation” in supporting members if they want to […]

Sir Keir Starmer has urged the Government to follow the lead of the US by speeding up efforts to resettle Afghan interpreters who supported British forces. The Labour leader added the UK had a “moral duty” to help the interpreters, who may be in danger from the Taliban if they stay in Afghanistan. The first […]

A 24-year-old man has admitted assaulting England’s chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty in a central London park. A 24-year-old man has admitted assaulting England’s chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty in a central London park. An investigation was launched after Prof Whitty was accosted in St James’s Park at around 7.20pm on Sunday June […]

Olympic hero Kye Whyte’s home club have spoken of their pride in the BMX racer after he won the silver medal at Tokyo 2020. Peckham BMX Club, where Mr Whyte has trained since 2003, welcomed a crowd of well-wishers to the east London establishment the morning after his podium finish in Tokyo. CK Flash (real […]

Communications with ground controllers also blipped out twice for a few minutes. A newly arrived Russian science lab briefly knocked the International Space Station out of position. For 47 minutes, the space station lost control of its orientation when the Russian lab accidentally fired its thrusters after docking, pushing the complex from its normal configuration. […]

Rory McIlroy has praised American gymnast Simone Biles for joining tennis star Naomi Osaka in breaking the “taboo” on mental health in sport. Four-time Rio gold medallist Biles withdrew from her scheduled defence of the women’s all-around final on Friday, citing a desire to protect her mental health. Osaka, who lit the Olympic flame in […]

Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker and showrunner Chris Chibnall will leave the sci-fi drama next year, the BBC has announced. The actress, 39, took over the Tardis in 2017 as the first female Doctor. She will star in a new series of the programme later this year before exiting the show in a trio of […]

Donations to the RNLI have rocketed after the charity’s chief executive this week described its role in rescuing people crossing the English Channel as “humanitarian work”. Donations to the RNLI have rocketed after the charity’s chief executive this week described its role in rescuing people crossing the English Channel as “humanitarian work”. Figures show online […]

Winds of up to 75mph are set to lash parts of the South West as Storm Evert hits the UK on Thursday and Friday. The Met Office said the newly named storm will bring “unseasonably strong winds and heavy rain”. Warnings are in place for parts of the south of England and Wales, with warnings […]

Members of the West End cast of The Lion King have said they are “ecstatic” and “emotional” ahead of the reopening of the award-winning show. The Disney musical will return to the Lyceum Theatre on July 29 for the first time since the production had to close in March 2020. The show, which was the […]


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