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Former Downing Street aide Dominic Cummings said he was looking to oust Boris Johnson as Prime Minister only weeks after helping him secure an 80-seat majority. Mr Cummings, who left No 10 in the autumn after a power struggle, accused Mr Johnson of not having a plan and said he “doesn’t know how to be […]

Billionaire Jeff Bezos reached the edge of space after taking off on Blue Origin’s first human flight. The Amazon founder blasted off in the sub-orbital New Shepard rocket from Texas, on Tuesday, the 52nd anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. He entered space with his brother Mark, female astronaut Wally Funk, 82, who trained […]

A long-running dispute at British Gas has ended after workers accepted an improved pay deal, their union has announced. The GMB declared an end to the so-called fire and rehire dispute after their members backed an agreement by three to one. Around 7,000 British Gas engineers staged 44 days of strike action stretching over several […]

The Met office has issued it’s first ever amber extreme heat warning as parts of the UK are set to reach 33 degrees C he Met Office has issued its first ever “amber extreme heat warning” as parts of the UK are set to reach a sizzling 33C. The warning – which is similar to […]

Three people have died after the emergency services rescued them from water as England experienced the hottest day of the year so far. Three people have died after the emergency services rescued them from water as England experienced the hottest day of the year so far. Teenagers died in Greater Manchester and Oxfordshire on Sunday, […]

The Government is being warned that a long awaited pay rise for NHS staff will be an insult if it is only a slight increase on 1%. The Government is being warned that a long-awaited pay rise for NHS staff will be an “insult” if it is only a slight increase on the 1% the […]

Buskers are filming their outdoor shows for TikTok, meaning isolated audiences can be there. Buskers in the UK are filming their outdoor shows for TikTok, meaning isolating audiences “can be there without being there”. Emelie Hallett, who has been busking since September 2020, said street music “brings everybody together”, adding that sharing her performances to […]

Boris Johnson has been contacted by NHS Test and Trace as a contact of someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 but will not be self-isolating, Downing Street has said. Instead, the Prime Minister will be taking part in a daily contact testing pilot which allows him to continue to work from Downing Street. The […]

Health Secretary Sajid Javid has confirmed that he has contracted Covid-19 just over a day before lockdown restrictions are lifted in England. Mr Javid said a full PCR test confirmed the result of an earlier lateral flow test that he was positive for the disease. He said in a message posted on his Twitter feed: […]

A dejected Lewis Hamilton wished he could restart Formula One’s maiden Sprint race after his poor getaway allowed Max Verstappen to make history at Silverstone and deal a further setback to the Briton’s hopes of a record-breaking eighth world crown. Hamilton was euphoric on Friday night after beating Verstappen to pole for Saturday’s 17-lap dash […]


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