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The Duchess of Sussex has revealed she suffered a miscarriage, losing her second child during the summer. In an article for the New York Times, Meghan wrote about losing her unborn baby in July while she and husband Harry were living in Los Angeles.   The duchess began her article by describing a typical morning […]

Andy Murray believes tennis players should be compelled to have a coronavirus vaccination in order to play in tournaments. Tennis, like almost every sphere of life, has been badly affected by the coronavirus pandemic, with events either unable to take place, played virtually or held behind closed doors.   There is considerable hope that by […]

Harry Dunn’s parents have lost their High Court battle against the Foreign Office over whether their son’s alleged killer had diplomatic immunity. Mr Dunn, 19, was killed when his motorbike crashed into a car being driven on the wrong side of the road by American Anne Sacoolas outside RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire on August 27 […]

Scotland could become the first country to make period products freely available if MSPs vote for new legislation. Holyrood will vote on the Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill, which intends to introduce a legal right of free access to items such as tampons and sanitary pads in public buildings.   Scottish Labour MSP Monica […]

England will face tiered coronavirus restrictions until the end of March, despite the latest successful vaccine trials and rapid tests presenting a “route out of the pandemic”. As the lockdown ends on December 2, more parts of England are expected to be placed into higher tiers than they were before the national restrictions were imposed. […]

The co-founder of the viral “ice bucket challenge”, which has raised more than 200 million dollars (£150 million) worldwide for research into motor neurone disease, has died at the age of 37. Pat Quinn was diagnosed with motor neurone disease – known as Lou Gehrig’s disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in the US – […]

People should decide for themselves whether it is safe to meet relatives at Christmas even if governments allow it, a public health expert has said. Professor Linda Bauld said that, with infection levels higher than we would wish across the UK, meeting indoors offers an opportunity for Covid-19 to spread and people could be particularly […]

Boris Johnson will set out plans for a strengthened three-tier system of coronavirus restrictions to replace the national lockdown in England and to pave the way for a limited relaxation at Christmas. The Prime Minister is to detail his winter strategy on Monday afternoon, with a proposal to deploy a major testing scheme in an […]

The lowest paid and savers could lose out in the Government spending review this week, according to reports. Chancellor Rishi Sunak is due to address the Commons on Wednesday to set out where money will be spent and cut back as the UK deals with the economic shock of Covid-19.   Some spending – including […]

Christmas will be the season to be “jolly careful”, Boris Johnson has warned, as he continues to thrash out a plan with the leaders of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland which will allow families to reunite. The Prime Minister was unable on Monday to confirm details of how people across the UK would be able […]


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