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French politician blames UK for death of young Sudanese migrant

French politician blames UK for death of young Sudanese migrant

French politician blames UK for death of young Sudanese migrant

19 August 2020

Pierre-Henri Dumont said the death was caused by Britain’s refusal to allow asylum claims to be made outside the UK.


Threat of industrial action by Centrica workers increases after ballot result

Threat of industrial action by Centrica workers increases after ballot result

Threat of industrial action by Centrica workers increases after ballot result

19 August 2020

A formal strike ballot among GMB members is set to be held in the autumn.


Permanent secretary ‘may have breached civil service code at Salmond committee’

Permanent secretary ‘may have breached civil service code at Salmond committee’

Permanent secretary ‘may have breached civil service code at Salmond committee’

19 August 2020

Leslie Evans refused to answer a question from MSPs investigating the Scottish Government’s handling of complaints against the former first minister.


Children may carry more Covid-19 in systems than previously thought – study

Children may carry more Covid-19 in systems than previously thought – study

Children may carry more Covid-19 in systems than previously thought – study

19 August 2020

Although children are not as likely to become as seriously ill as adults, they can spread Covid-19 and bring it home, researchers suggest.


Asthma in childhood linked to air pollution

Asthma in childhood linked to air pollution

Asthma in childhood linked to air pollution

19 August 2020

Youngsters exposed to higher levels of air pollution were more likely to have asthma or a persistent wheeze.


Manchester Arena families share grief as bomber’s brother refuses to face them

Manchester Arena families share grief as bomber’s brother refuses to face them

Manchester Arena families share grief as bomber’s brother refuses to face them

19 August 2020

Hashem Abedi, the younger brother of suicide bomber Salman Abedi, will be sentenced on Thursday.


Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

19 August 2020

Manchester, Salford and Bury are among the areas recording a rise.


Sister ‘sickened’ by police actions in ‘I’ll choke you out’ arrest video

Sister ‘sickened’ by police actions in ‘I’ll choke you out’ arrest video

Sister ‘sickened’ by police actions in ‘I’ll choke you out’ arrest video

19 August 2020

A West Yorkshire officer has been suspended after a video was widely shared of an arrest in Halifax.


‘Very real threat’ of local lockdown in Oldham – council leader

‘Very real threat’ of local lockdown in Oldham – council leader

‘Very real threat’ of local lockdown in Oldham – council leader

19 August 2020

Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham said that he would be writing to Health Secretary Matt Hancock on Wednesday.


Call for mural in empty church to be listed

Call for mural in empty church to be listed

Call for mural in empty church to be listed

19 August 2020

The Crucifixion by artist George Mayer-Marton was created on the wall of the Church of the Holy Rosary in Oldham.


British inventor scoops world record for fastest electric ice cream van

British inventor scoops world record for fastest electric ice cream van

British inventor scoops world record for fastest electric ice cream van

19 August 2020

Edd China achieved speeds of almost 74mph – breaking the motorway speed limit.


Meghan to join When All Women Vote online event

Meghan to join When All Women Vote online event

Meghan to join When All Women Vote online event

19 August 2020

It is part of efforts to encourage voting in this year’s US presidential election.


Competition watchdog ‘satisfied’ by StubHub changes after probe

Competition watchdog ‘satisfied’ by StubHub changes after probe

Competition watchdog ‘satisfied’ by StubHub changes after probe

19 August 2020

In January, the CMA warned the ticket-seller could face court action unless it made it took actions to clean up its site.


Staff ‘thrilled’ with baby gorilla born at Bristol Zoo

Staff ‘thrilled’ with baby gorilla born at Bristol Zoo

Staff ‘thrilled’ with baby gorilla born at Bristol Zoo

19 August 2020

Kala gave birth to a tiny western lowland gorilla.


Skin cancer deaths up 150% in UK since 1970s

Skin cancer deaths up 150% in UK since 1970s

Skin cancer deaths up 150% in UK since 1970s

19 August 2020

Cancer Research UK said death rates have risen significantly since the 1970s.


Households fear cost of returning to the office will hit finances – survey

Households fear cost of returning to the office will hit finances – survey

Households fear cost of returning to the office will hit finances – survey

19 August 2020

Workers believe they spent around £230 a month on average pre-lockdown on lunch and drinks, transport and discretionary shopping when in the office.


Wedding insurance firm reported for failing to pay out on cancellations

Wedding insurance firm reported for failing to pay out on cancellations

Wedding insurance firm reported for failing to pay out on cancellations

19 August 2020

A report by consumer watchdog Which? found UK General Insurance made promises on its website that misled customers.


Mother of Pc Andrew Harper brands appeal bid by killers a ‘kick in the stomach’

Mother of Pc Andrew Harper brands appeal bid by killers a ‘kick in the stomach’

Mother of Pc Andrew Harper brands appeal bid by killers a ‘kick in the stomach’

19 August 2020

Albert Bowers and Jessie Cole, both 18, have applied for permission to challenge their convictions and sentences.


Extinction Rebellion protesters fined for digging up Trinity College lawn

Extinction Rebellion protesters fined for digging up Trinity College lawn

Extinction Rebellion protesters fined for digging up Trinity College lawn

19 August 2020

The pair were among a group of around 22 people who took part in a demonstration in February against the college’s ‘ties with fossil fuel companies’.


Gender diversity in boardrooms improves financial performance, study suggests

Gender diversity in boardrooms improves financial performance, study suggests

Gender diversity in boardrooms improves financial performance, study suggests

19 August 2020

The research tracked the performance of companies from 2005 to 2016 to look for trends in the three years after a female director was appointed.


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