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Police are trying to establish if anyone is missing following an explosion at a house in Kent. Several people were believed to have been trapped and had to be freed by emergency services. Ambulance staff are assessing patients at the scene in Willesborough, Ashford. Firefighters have been tackling a blaze at a house and are […]

British holidaymakers could visit destinations including Italy and France this summer if Covid-19 cases there can be driven down to UK levels, a senior scientific adviser has said. Professor Neil Ferguson, from Imperial College London, whose modelling work informs Government scientists, said he had not yet booked a break abroad but the risks were focused […]

The July trial for Ghislaine Maxwell on charges that she aided ex-boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein in the sexual abuse of teenage girls has been postponed. US District Judge Alison Nathan said a delay of a trial scheduled for July 12 of a few months was reasonable as she directed defence lawyers and prosecutors to settle on […]

Bill and Melinda Gates have announced that they are divorcing. The Microsoft co-founder and his wife, who launched the world’s largest charitable foundation, said they would continue to work together at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In identical tweets, they said they had made the decision to end their marriage of 27 years. “We […]

IWG conducted research among 500 business leaders New research suggests that traditional commuter towns have seen demand for office and flexible space increase while interest in city centre offices has fallen. IWG say that towns such as Bromsgrove, St Albans and Stirling have all seen a major rise in inquiries for co-working and office space […]

The new roles will take the workforce in the UK to over 4,000 Starbucks has launched a hiring spree for 400 roles as the cafe chain has been buoyed by the easing of pandemic restrictions. The company, which was founded in Seattle 50 years ago, say it is recruiting new staff members across the UK […]

Mia the Collie is now back to full health Vets have saved the sight of a dog who got a stick embedded in her eye socket. The owners of Mia the collie feared the six-year-old had lost her eye when she emerged from playing in a hedge with a 5cm stick poking from the socket. […]

There is a “good chance” the one-metre plus rule for social distancing can be ditched next month, Boris Johnson said. Mr Johnson said he feels like the next stage of reopening on May 17 – which covers indoor hospitality, entertainment and possibly foreign travel – “is going to be good”. One industry chief has said […]

That’s according to estate agent Savills, which carried out the research New analysis has found that fewer than a third of electoral wards across England and Wales have an average house price below £200,000. This makes life tougher for first-time buyers, as the average price of a first home is only slightly below the £200,000 […]

The Brit took his 97th F1 win at the Portuguese Grand Prix at Portimao Lewis Hamilton’s impressive performances are being repeated with such regularity that Mercedes boss Toto Wolff now believes “exceptional” is the new normal for Britain’s seven-time world champion. The Mercedes driver delivered another mighty display in the Algarve on Sunday to race […]

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