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Proportion of state school pupils at Cambridge rises after A-level exams fiasco

Proportion of state school pupils at Cambridge rises after A-level exams fiasco

Proportion of state school pupils at Cambridge rises after A-level exams fiasco

03 September 2020

The university will welcome a record number of freshers next month and no student will be required to defer following Ofqual’s U-turn.


Stormont ministers urge Chancellor to extend furlough scheme

Stormont ministers urge Chancellor to extend furlough scheme

Stormont ministers urge Chancellor to extend furlough scheme

03 September 2020

Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill warned Northern Ireland is approaching a ‘cliff edge’.


‘Inquisitive’ baby two-toed sloth born at London Zoo

‘Inquisitive’ baby two-toed sloth born at London Zoo

‘Inquisitive’ baby two-toed sloth born at London Zoo

03 September 2020

The youngster has been named Truffle due to its ability to sniff out snacks.


Tens of thousands of children risk missing out on school place – analysis

Tens of thousands of children risk missing out on school place – analysis

Tens of thousands of children risk missing out on school place – analysis

03 September 2020

Up to 50 council areas in England could struggle to meet demand for 77,085 places within five years, the Local Government Association has warned.


There is no ‘back to work’ campaign, insists Number 10

There is no ‘back to work’ campaign, insists Number 10

There is no ‘back to work’ campaign, insists Number 10

03 September 2020

Reports emerged that the public messaging blitz had been delayed due to splits in Government over its timing.


Man found guilty of murdering women and stuffing bodies inside freezer

Man found guilty of murdering women and stuffing bodies inside freezer

Man found guilty of murdering women and stuffing bodies inside freezer

03 September 2020

Zahid Younis was found guilty of both charges by a jury at Southwark Crown Court on Thursday.


UK increases pressure on Kremlin over ‘Novichok poisoning’ of Alexei Navalny

UK increases pressure on Kremlin over ‘Novichok poisoning’ of Alexei Navalny

UK increases pressure on Kremlin over ‘Novichok poisoning’ of Alexei Navalny

03 September 2020

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has urged Moscow to come clean over the attack.


People-smugglers using social media to organise migrant crossings, MPs told

People-smugglers using social media to organise migrant crossings, MPs told

People-smugglers using social media to organise migrant crossings, MPs told

03 September 2020

The NCA flagged 1,200 pages related to organised immigration crime to social media companies for closure, but 485 of their applications were rejected.


Heathrow-based companies launch group action against taxman on rates

Heathrow-based companies launch group action against taxman on rates

Heathrow-based companies launch group action against taxman on rates

03 September 2020

The firms have launched proceedings seeking ‘substantial and prolonged reductions’ in business rates.


Calling fellow MPs racists ‘lowers whole tone of our politics’, says Rees-Mogg

Calling fellow MPs racists ‘lowers whole tone of our politics’, says Rees-Mogg

Calling fellow MPs racists ‘lowers whole tone of our politics’, says Rees-Mogg

03 September 2020

A Labour MP was criticised for using the phrase ‘fat old racists’ in a tweet.


Johnson ‘drops in’ on Raab’s meeting with Donald Trump’s son-in-law

Johnson ‘drops in’ on Raab’s meeting with Donald Trump’s son-in-law

Johnson ‘drops in’ on Raab’s meeting with Donald Trump’s son-in-law

03 September 2020

Downing Street defended the PM’s decision to join the talks with Jared Kushner in the run-up to the US presidential election.


Not cool: Man held after police chase pink ice cream van through city

Not cool: Man held after police chase pink ice cream van through city

Not cool: Man held after police chase pink ice cream van through city

03 September 2020

The brightly coloured vehicle had been reported stolen in Nottingham.


HS2 construction to formally begin

HS2 construction to formally begin

HS2 construction to formally begin

03 September 2020

Boris Johnson said the high-speed railway will create thousands of jobs and create vital links between urban areas.


Lactose tolerance spread throughout Europe in a few thousand years – study

Lactose tolerance spread throughout Europe in a few thousand years – study

Lactose tolerance spread throughout Europe in a few thousand years – study

03 September 2020

Researchers analysed genetic material from the bones of individuals who had fallen in a conflict on the banks of the Tollense river.


Veteran, 98, reveals wartime memories after being inspired by VE Day tales

Veteran, 98, reveals wartime memories after being inspired by VE Day tales

Veteran, 98, reveals wartime memories after being inspired by VE Day tales

03 September 2020

Christopher Hutchinson still has shrapnel in his skin from when he was captured by German forces in Italy.


Over 400 daily UK care home deaths at peak of coronavirus outbreak – analysis

Over 400 daily UK care home deaths at peak of coronavirus outbreak – analysis

Over 400 daily UK care home deaths at peak of coronavirus outbreak – analysis

03 September 2020

More than 3,000 deaths occurred in just one week in mid-April, according to analysis by the PA news agency.


Support needed for patients with ‘long Covid’, MP says

Support needed for patients with ‘long Covid’, MP says

Support needed for patients with ‘long Covid’, MP says

03 September 2020

The causes are still unknown and it is a growing area of medical research.


Facebook imposes forwarding limit on Messenger to slow spread of misinformation

Facebook imposes forwarding limit on Messenger to slow spread of misinformation

Facebook imposes forwarding limit on Messenger to slow spread of misinformation

03 September 2020

Users of the chat platform will only be able to send content to five people or groups at a time.


Royal ventures into the world of production

Royal ventures into the world of production

Royal ventures into the world of production

03 September 2020

Harry and Meghan have signed a major deal with Netflix.


Q&A: What is new about the Government’s Covid test proposals?

Q&A: What is new about the Government’s Covid test proposals?

Q&A: What is new about the Government’s Covid test proposals?

03 September 2020

£500 million will pay for repeat population testing and a rapid 20-minute test.


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