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Rocks star Sharon D Clarke, Quantico actress Tracy Ifeachor and Star Trek: Discovery’s James Frain have been cast in the latest drama from the producers of Line Of Duty and Bodyguard. Showtrial on BBC One, which is set in and filming around Bristol, will explore how “prejudice, politics and the media distort the legal process”, […]

Lord Jim O’Neill and Sir Paul Marshall have written to Manchester United co-chairman Joel Glazer calling for the ownership to loosen their grip on the club in the wake of Super League debacle. The Old Trafford giants were controversially taken over by the Glazer family in 2005 and are in the eye of a storm, […]

Russian troops have begun pulling back to their permanent bases after a massive build-up that caused Ukrainian and Western concerns. On Thursday, Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu declared the sweeping manoeuvres in Crimea and wide swathes of western Russia over, and ordered the military to pull the troops that took part in them back to […]

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A schoolboy has gone missing after falling off Tower Bridge and into the River Thames in London, his headteacher has said. The Year 8 Ark Globe Academy pupil was said to have been travelling with a friend on a bus on Tuesday morning but did not arrive at the south London school. In a letter […]

The huge sums that the Government has borrowed during the Covid-19 crisis have pushed the deficit to its highest point since the end of the Second World War, according to new figures. The Office for National Statistics said that public sector net borrowing – the Government’s deficit – reached £303.1 billion in the financial year […]

Passengers on flights into the UK from India must now enter hotel quarantine as the country is officially added to the UK’s coronavirus travel red list. As of 4am this morning, people returning from India must quarantine in a Government-approved hotel for 10 days, while anyone who is not a UK or Irish resident or […]

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have marked Prince Louis’s third birthday by releasing a photograph of their son pictured on his first day of nursery school. Louis is growing up fast and is shown sat on his bike in the grounds of Kensington Palace, smiling for mother Kate – who took the picture on […]

Researchers in Britain have developed the world’s most effective malaria vaccine, with it becoming the first to achieve the World Health Organisation-specified 75% efficacy goal. Researchers from the University of Oxford and their partners have reported findings from a Phase IIb trial of a candidate malaria vaccine, R21/Matrix-M, which demonstrated 77% efficacy over 12 months […]

The likelihood of foreign holidays being possible this summer has been boosted after the Government confirmed coronavirus passports will be available “as soon as possible” and Spain declared itself “desperate to welcome” UK visitors. Many popular tourist destinations will require international visitors to have been vaccinated or recently tested before they can enter. The development […]

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