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Long-awaited legislation that would ban the creation of new leasehold houses in England and Wales will be introduced to Parliament later. The Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill will mark its first step on the path to become legislation, hailed by Housing Secretary Michael Gove as a “landmark moment for millions”. Other than in exceptional circumstances, […]

A scheme introduced to enhance access to general practice by bringing in staff such as pharmacists and physician associates could be driving down GP vacancies, a new survey suggests. Some 44% of family doctors told GP publication Pulse they had seen a reduction in the number of vacancies advertised in the last year, with 23% […]

Five-time gold medal winner Laura Kenny is targeting her fourth Olympics next year after the birth of her second child this summer. Kenny, who has topped the podium in London, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo, has her eyes set on Paris as she is keen to prove motherhood is no reason to end her career […]

The ninth celebrity has said they are “really gutted” to depart Strictly Come Dancing. Irish TV presenter Angela Scanlon has missed out on dancing in the quarter-finals for the BBC One show’s musicals special as she went home during Sunday’s results show episode. The 39-year-old faced Bad Education star Layton Williams, 29, in the dance-off […]

Tens of thousands have attended a march against antisemitism in London, as the crowd heard that the Jewish community will “not be intimidated”. Former prime minister Boris Johnson was among the high-profile figures joining the demonstration, a day after crowds also gathered in the capital to demand a ceasefire in the Gaza conflict. Those who […]

Lord George Robertson said Russian President Vladimir Putin would be emboldened if foreign governments stop providing weaponry The world’s attention must “stay on Ukraine” as the Russian invasion continues, a former Nato secretary-general has warned. Lord George Robertson said Russian President Vladimir Putin would be emboldened to extend the attacks beyond Ukraine if foreign governments […]

The Business Secretary says car makers, aerospace companies and clean energy firms are set to benefit A multibillion-pound funding package for key manufacturing sectors will drive growth and boost investment in the UK, ministers have said. Business Secretary Kemi Badenoch said the UK would not be drawn into a “distortive subsidy battle” as the Government set out its […]

The 29 year old has defended a pole-based routine on last week’s show following criticism from former Strictly professionals Layton Williams has said he is living his best life by “pushing the boundaries” on Strictly Come Dancing. The West End and Bad Education star, 29, was asked about criticism from former Strictly professionals Brendan Cole […]

Omid Scobie says he sourced information from mutual friends The author of an upcoming book about the royal family has said he did not interview the Duchess of Sussex for it but shares mutual friends with her which helped with sourcing information. Omid Scobie’s book, Endgame, is set to be released on Tuesday and will […]

The massive game between the Premier League’s top two has ended 1-1 Trent Alexander-Arnold cancelled out Erling Haaland’s 50th Premier League goal as Liverpool grabbed a point against champions and title rivals Manchester City on Saturday. The England international struck 10 minutes from the end of a tight encounter at the Etihad Stadium after Haaland’s […]

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