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A colleague of murdered police community support officer Julia James has paid tribute to her as a “ray of sunshine” as the investigation into her death continues this weekend. Ms James, 53, died from serious head injuries while out walking her dog and her body was found in woods close to her home in the […]

The Metropolitan Police say they are assessing a third party report relating to claims of sexual offences committed by a male, after allegations were made against actor Noel Clarke. Earlier this week, The Guardian published allegations of misconduct from 20 women who knew Clarke in a professional capacity. Clarke has previously said he “vehemently” denies […]

Max Verstappen got the better of Lewis Hamilton to finish fastest in final practice for the Portuguese Grand Prix. Verstappen, who trails Hamilton by a point in the standings, edged out his title rival by 0.236 seconds in Portimao. Hamilton’s Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas was third ahead of Sergio Perez in the other Red Bull. […]

A pilot event which saw around 3,000 clubbers return to the dancefloor has been hailed as a glimpse of what the future might hold by public health leaders. Liverpool director of public health Matt Ashton said it was “wonderful” to see the looks on people’s faces at The First Dance, hosted by club night Circus, […]

Care home residents will be able to spend time with loved ones in “low risk” visits without having to self-isolate on their return, the Government has said after being threatened with legal action. From Tuesday, residents leaving their home for a walk or to visit a loved one’s garden will no longer have to isolate […]

Conservative Party staff have been given one week to hand over all communication related to renovations of Boris Johnson’s flat in 11 Downing Street or face criminal consequences, according to reports. Separate inquiries into how the redecoration work was funded are being carried out by the head of the Civil Service Simon Case, the independent […]

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stressed the importance of fans being heard as thousands of Manchester United supporters prepare to descend on Old Trafford for what the manager hopes will be a “peaceful” protest. Departing executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward followed co-chairman Joel Glazer in apologising to supporters for the club’s attempt to join the Super League at […]

Pfizer and BioNTech have submitted a request for European Union drug regulators to extend the approval of the companies’ coronavirus vaccine to include children aged 12 to 15. In a statement on Friday, the two companies said their submission to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) was based on an advanced study in more than 2,000 […]

London Underground workers are to strike on polling day over the dismissal of a colleague. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) on the Central Line will walk out for 24 hours from 9pm on May 5 to 9pm on May 6, when elections are being held, including for the capital’s mayor. The […]

The number of people in England estimated to have Covid-19 has dropped 40% in a week, according to new figures. The number of people in England estimated to have Covid-19 has dropped 40% in a week, according to new figures. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) data, which covers private households, shows an estimated 54,200 […]

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