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Santander sees profits slump 31%, but hopes for second half ‘tailwinds’ boost

Santander sees profits slump 31%, but hopes for second half ‘tailwinds’ boost

Santander sees profits slump 31%, but hopes for second half ‘tailwinds’ boost

24 July 2024

The Spanish-owned high street lender reported pre-tax profits of £804 million in the first half of 2024, down from £1.17 billion a year ago.


‘Inspirational’ care leaver achieves her dream of becoming a doctor

‘Inspirational’ care leaver achieves her dream of becoming a doctor

‘Inspirational’ care leaver achieves her dream of becoming a doctor

24 July 2024

Becs Bradford, now 41, left school at 15 with no qualifications, but never lost her zeal to help others.


Heathrow hits record passenger numbers in first half of year

Heathrow hits record passenger numbers in first half of year

Heathrow hits record passenger numbers in first half of year

24 July 2024

A record 39.8 million passengers travelled through its terminals between January and June.


Defence Secretary expresses shock over soldier stabbing attack

Defence Secretary expresses shock over soldier stabbing attack

Defence Secretary expresses shock over soldier stabbing attack

24 July 2024

A soldier in his 40s suffered serious injuries in Gillingham, Kent on Tuesday.


EasyJet records 16% rise in profits

EasyJet records 16% rise in profits

EasyJet records 16% rise in profits

24 July 2024

The budget carrier reported headline pre-tax profits of £236 million for the three months to June 30, up from £203 million a year ago.


What the papers say – July 24

What the papers say – July 24

What the papers say – July 24

24 July 2024

The scandal at Strictly Come Dancing feature heavily on Wednesday’s front pages.


Komodo dragons have iron-coated teeth to help rip and tear prey, say scientists

Komodo dragons have iron-coated teeth to help rip and tear prey, say scientists

Komodo dragons have iron-coated teeth to help rip and tear prey, say scientists

24 July 2024

The findings may provide clues about how dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus rex killed and ate their prey.


Man held over attempted murder of uniformed soldier stabbed near barracks

Man held over attempted murder of uniformed soldier stabbed near barracks

Man held over attempted murder of uniformed soldier stabbed near barracks

24 July 2024

The victim, in his 40s, suffered ‘serious injuries’ in the attack on Tuesday, an Army spokesman said.


Starmer faces PMQs grilling after rebellion over two-child benefit cap

Starmer faces PMQs grilling after rebellion over two-child benefit cap

Starmer faces PMQs grilling after rebellion over two-child benefit cap

23 July 2024

MP Kim Johnson said the strength of opposition among MPs to the measure was ‘undeniable’.


Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after stabbing in Kent

Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after stabbing in Kent

Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after stabbing in Kent

23 July 2024

A man in his 40s is in a ‘serious’ condition in hospital, Kent Police said.


Head of the Army vows to improve ‘lethality’ without increasing troop numbers

Head of the Army vows to improve ‘lethality’ without increasing troop numbers

Head of the Army vows to improve ‘lethality’ without increasing troop numbers

23 July 2024

General Sir Roly Walker aims to double the Army’s fighting power in three years and triple it by the end of the decade.


Lawlessness ‘characterises’ pornography online, says MP in plea to reform laws

Lawlessness ‘characterises’ pornography online, says MP in plea to reform laws

Lawlessness ‘characterises’ pornography online, says MP in plea to reform laws

23 July 2024

Laws which govern pimping and pornography are a “fudge”, Tonia Antoniazzi told the Commons


Cleverly becomes first to launch Tory leadership bid

Cleverly becomes first to launch Tory leadership bid

Cleverly becomes first to launch Tory leadership bid

23 July 2024

James Cleverly has become the first Tory member to declare his candidacy in the race to replace Rishi Sunak.


Labour suspends MPs who defied Government in two-child benefit cap vote

Labour suspends MPs who defied Government in two-child benefit cap vote

Labour suspends MPs who defied Government in two-child benefit cap vote

23 July 2024

It was the first Commons rebellion for Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer.


Two new helicopters to ferry royal family on royal engagements

Two new helicopters to ferry royal family on royal engagements

Two new helicopters to ferry royal family on royal engagements

23 July 2024

The Sovereign Grant financial report published on Wednesday revealed the aircraft will arrive in 2024-25, with the plan approved by the Treasury.


Starmer’s first Commons rebellion over moves to scrap two-child benefit cap

Starmer’s first Commons rebellion over moves to scrap two-child benefit cap

Starmer’s first Commons rebellion over moves to scrap two-child benefit cap

23 July 2024

The House of Commons voted 363 to 103, majority 260, to reject the amendment tabled in the name of SNP Westminster leader Stephen Flynn.


Government defeats King’s Speech amendment call to scrap two-child benefit cap

Government defeats King’s Speech amendment call to scrap two-child benefit cap

Government defeats King’s Speech amendment call to scrap two-child benefit cap

23 July 2024

The cap was introduced in 2015 by then-Conservative chancellor George Osborne.


How much does the royal family cost? A breakdown of the key figures

How much does the royal family cost? A breakdown of the key figures

How much does the royal family cost? A breakdown of the key figures

23 July 2024

Some 2,300 official royal engagements were carried out in the UK and overseas despite the health challenges of the royal family over the past year.


Profile: Who is the likely next Welsh first minister, Eluned Morgan?

Profile: Who is the likely next Welsh first minister, Eluned Morgan?

Profile: Who is the likely next Welsh first minister, Eluned Morgan?

23 July 2024

Eluned Morgan is expected to be the next first minister of Wales, after no other contenders entered the race.


Government could miss 2030 carbon capture target, watchdog says

Government could miss 2030 carbon capture target, watchdog says

Government could miss 2030 carbon capture target, watchdog says

23 July 2024

Carbon capture and storage is central to Government plans to reach the UK’s legally binding net zero target by 2050.


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