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Non-Covid excess deaths in private homes now outnumber virus deaths – ONS

Non-Covid excess deaths in private homes now outnumber virus deaths – ONS

Non-Covid excess deaths in private homes now outnumber virus deaths – ONS

02 September 2020

The ONS analysed registrations of excess deaths which were not linked to coronavirus up to July 10 in England and Wales.


Crash survivor said helicopter sounded as if it was ‘tearing itself to bits’

Crash survivor said helicopter sounded as if it was ‘tearing itself to bits’

Crash survivor said helicopter sounded as if it was ‘tearing itself to bits’

02 September 2020

Neil Ritchie was giving evidence on the third day of a Fatal Accident Inquiry.


Black hole blast emits energy wave eight times bigger than the Sun

Black hole blast emits energy wave eight times bigger than the Sun

Black hole blast emits energy wave eight times bigger than the Sun

02 September 2020

The wave was created when two black holes, 17 billion light years away, collided.


Top movie premieres expected to return by next year – Vue boss

Top movie premieres expected to return by next year – Vue boss

Top movie premieres expected to return by next year – Vue boss

02 September 2020

Tim Richards, chief executive of the cinema chain, said he also believes sales could return to pre-Covid levels in six months.


New stamps to mark 100th birthday of Rupert Bear

New stamps to mark 100th birthday of Rupert Bear

New stamps to mark 100th birthday of Rupert Bear

02 September 2020

The check-trouser wearing young bear lived with his parents in the country village of Nutwood.


Nicola Sturgeon defends ‘difficult’ decision on new local lockdown

Nicola Sturgeon defends ‘difficult’ decision on new local lockdown

Nicola Sturgeon defends ‘difficult’ decision on new local lockdown

02 September 2020

The First Minister said doing nothing was ‘not an option’ after rising cases of Covid-19 in Glasgow, East Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire.


Rescued curlew chicks released back into the wild

Rescued curlew chicks released back into the wild

Rescued curlew chicks released back into the wild

02 September 2020

Their eggs were saved from a peatland blaze on the shores of Lough Neagh earlier this year.


Scottish Labour MSPs call for Richard Leonard to quit as leader

Scottish Labour MSPs call for Richard Leonard to quit as leader

Scottish Labour MSPs call for Richard Leonard to quit as leader

02 September 2020

James Kelly, Daniel Johnson and Jenny Marra voiced their concerns about the party’s performance under Mr Leonard’s leadership.


Facebook removes Russian-based fake accounts targeting UK politics

Facebook removes Russian-based fake accounts targeting UK politics

Facebook removes Russian-based fake accounts targeting UK politics

02 September 2020

The social network revealed details in its latest Co-ordinated Inauthentic Behaviour Report.


More than half of staff back in office at DWP, minister says

More than half of staff back in office at DWP, minister says

More than half of staff back in office at DWP, minister says

02 September 2020

Therese Coffey said that 799 of her department’s 804 sites are open.


Backlash over local lockdown lifting in Greater Manchester

Backlash over local lockdown lifting in Greater Manchester

Backlash over local lockdown lifting in Greater Manchester

02 September 2020

Mayor Andy Burnham has blasted the decision to lift restrictions in Bolton and Trafford as ‘completely illogical’.


House prices shrug off Covid-19 worries to hit all-time high

House prices shrug off Covid-19 worries to hit all-time high

House prices shrug off Covid-19 worries to hit all-time high

02 September 2020

Property prices rose by 2% in August.


Steroids reduce risk of death in critically ill Covid-19 patients – study

Steroids reduce risk of death in critically ill Covid-19 patients – study

Steroids reduce risk of death in critically ill Covid-19 patients – study

02 September 2020

More than 1,700 patients from 12 countries were involved in seven trials.


Rare form of pancreatic cancer ‘could be targeted with immunotherapies’

Rare form of pancreatic cancer ‘could be targeted with immunotherapies’

Rare form of pancreatic cancer ‘could be targeted with immunotherapies’

02 September 2020

London’s Institute of Cancer Research has been carrying out the research.


Oxford named as best university in the world in global rankings

Oxford named as best university in the world in global rankings

Oxford named as best university in the world in global rankings

02 September 2020

Experts warned the UK risks losing its status as a ‘higher education superpower’ amid Brexit and Covid-19.


Lissie Harper to meet with Priti Patel over Harper’s Law campaign

Lissie Harper to meet with Priti Patel over Harper’s Law campaign

Lissie Harper to meet with Priti Patel over Harper’s Law campaign

02 September 2020

The 29-year-old widow will be in Westminster to make her case for a new law requiring life sentences for those who kill emergency services workers.


What the papers say – September 2

What the papers say – September 2

What the papers say – September 2

01 September 2020

The chance of a no-deal Brexit and a spending boost for British intelligence feature in the papers on Wednesday.


UK Government to be pressed over Greece quarantine as Wales and Scotland act

UK Government to be pressed over Greece quarantine as Wales and Scotland act

UK Government to be pressed over Greece quarantine as Wales and Scotland act

01 September 2020

Welsh health minister Vaughan Gething said he would be asking the UK Government for an urgent meeting.


Boris Johnson to face MPs’ wrath in return to Commons after series of U-turns

Boris Johnson to face MPs’ wrath in return to Commons after series of U-turns

Boris Johnson to face MPs’ wrath in return to Commons after series of U-turns

01 September 2020

He will face critics from both sides of the House on Wednesday during his first Prime Minister’s Questions since Parliament’s summer recess began.


Ofqual chair to be grilled by MPs amid continued exams confusion

Ofqual chair to be grilled by MPs amid continued exams confusion

Ofqual chair to be grilled by MPs amid continued exams confusion

01 September 2020

Roger Taylor will appear before the Commons education committee on Wednesday in the wake of the GCSE and A-levels fiasco.


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