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BHP walks away from £39bn bid for rival Anglo American

BHP walks away from £39bn bid for rival Anglo American

BHP walks away from £39bn bid for rival Anglo American

29 May 2024

Australia’s BHP said on Wednesday afternoon that it had been unable to reach an agreement with the rival miner over specific issues.


Election campaign day seven: Starmer faces row as Abbott claims she’s barred

Election campaign day seven: Starmer faces row as Abbott claims she’s barred

Election campaign day seven: Starmer faces row as Abbott claims she’s barred

29 May 2024

Confusion over the veteran left-winger has overshadowed Labour campaigning on the NHS.


Scientists develop antibiotic that spares healthy gut bacteria

Scientists develop antibiotic that spares healthy gut bacteria

Scientists develop antibiotic that spares healthy gut bacteria

29 May 2024

Previous research has suggested that common antibiotics can disturb the gut microbiome.


Keir Starmer under pressure over Diane Abbott’s future as Labour row rumbles on

Keir Starmer under pressure over Diane Abbott’s future as Labour row rumbles on

Keir Starmer under pressure over Diane Abbott’s future as Labour row rumbles on

29 May 2024

Sir Keir Starmer said a decision had not yet been made on whether the Labour veteran could stand again.


Spice Girl Geri read Jackie Collins novels as a teenager

Spice Girl Geri read Jackie Collins novels as a teenager

Spice Girl Geri read Jackie Collins novels as a teenager

29 May 2024

Halliwell-Horner, who is married to F1 boss Christian Horner, was speaking at the Hay Festival to promote her children’s adventure series.


Green Party to set out solutions to cost-of-living crisis, housing, and the NHS

Green Party to set out solutions to cost-of-living crisis, housing, and the NHS

Green Party to set out solutions to cost-of-living crisis, housing, and the NHS

29 May 2024

Launching its General Election campaign from Bristol later, the party is expected to commit to ‘offering real hope and real change’.


No Rwanda deportations before General Election, government confirms

No Rwanda deportations before General Election, government confirms

No Rwanda deportations before General Election, government confirms

29 May 2024

Mr Justice Chamberlain ordered the Cabinet Office and Home Office to tell the court of the earliest date they planned to start removals.


Labour vows to ‘take back town centres from thugs and thieves’

Labour vows to ‘take back town centres from thugs and thieves’

Labour vows to ‘take back town centres from thugs and thieves’

29 May 2024

Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper has criticised the Tories’ legacy on law and order as she repeated her pledge put more police on the beat.


Trebling social media tax could fund mental health care in schools, say Lib Dems

Trebling social media tax could fund mental health care in schools, say Lib Dems

Trebling social media tax could fund mental health care in schools, say Lib Dems

29 May 2024

Party leader Sir Ed Davey said children are ‘being left in limbo’ when they seek mental health care.


Gary Lineker ‘regrets’ fallout with BBC over social media comments

Gary Lineker ‘regrets’ fallout with BBC over social media comments

Gary Lineker ‘regrets’ fallout with BBC over social media comments

29 May 2024

New rules have since banned flagship BBC presenters from making social media attacks on political parties.


Labour being ‘very honest with public’ about its fiscal plans

Labour being ‘very honest with public’ about its fiscal plans

Labour being ‘very honest with public’ about its fiscal plans

29 May 2024

The Labour Party summoned the press to the Institution of Engineering and Technology in central London for an ’emergency’ briefing.


Beacons to be lit on UK’s highest peaks to mark 80th anniversary of D-Day

Beacons to be lit on UK’s highest peaks to mark 80th anniversary of D-Day

Beacons to be lit on UK’s highest peaks to mark 80th anniversary of D-Day

29 May 2024

The event is organised by the charity Walking With The Wounded.


Married couple jailed for ‘dine and dash’ offences in south Wales

Married couple jailed for ‘dine and dash’ offences in south Wales

Married couple jailed for ‘dine and dash’ offences in south Wales

29 May 2024

Judge Paul Thomas described the offending as ‘criminality for criminality’s sake’.


In Pictures: Planes, trains and… bikes as parties continue on campaign trail

In Pictures: Planes, trains and… bikes as parties continue on campaign trail

In Pictures: Planes, trains and… bikes as parties continue on campaign trail

29 May 2024

Cornwall, Worcester and Wales were among the destinations as parties continued campaigning ahead of the General Election in July.


Suspended chief constable will not give evidence, misconduct panel hears

Suspended chief constable will not give evidence, misconduct panel hears

Suspended chief constable will not give evidence, misconduct panel hears

29 May 2024

Nick Adderley’s barrister said his client would not be giving evidence ‘in light of legal advice given’.


Matheson vows to remain an MSP as Holyrood backs suspension over iPad scandal

Matheson vows to remain an MSP as Holyrood backs suspension over iPad scandal

Matheson vows to remain an MSP as Holyrood backs suspension over iPad scandal

29 May 2024

The former Scottish health secretary will now be banned from Parliament for 27 days and lose his MSP salary for 54 days.


Some NHS services have faced real terms funding cuts, think tank says

Some NHS services have faced real terms funding cuts, think tank says

Some NHS services have faced real terms funding cuts, think tank says

29 May 2024

Nuffield Trust called for more investment in community care to tackle challenges brought on by the ageing population and health inequality.


Fact check: Pensioner poverty dropped under the last Labour government

Fact check: Pensioner poverty dropped under the last Labour government

Fact check: Pensioner poverty dropped under the last Labour government

29 May 2024

The number of married pensioners living in poverty fell from 22% in 2005, when Labour last won a general election, to 14% in 2010.


Seats visited by party leaders on day seven: Key election data

Seats visited by party leaders on day seven: Key election data

Seats visited by party leaders on day seven: Key election data

29 May 2024

The Prime Minister has spent Wednesday in a number of battleground seats in south-west England.


Woman fatally stabbed on Bournemouth beach a ‘loving wife and mother’

Woman fatally stabbed on Bournemouth beach a ‘loving wife and mother’

Woman fatally stabbed on Bournemouth beach a ‘loving wife and mother’

29 May 2024

Police were called to reports that two women from Poole had been stabbed on Durley Chine Beach at around 11.45pm on May 24.


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