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College fined £50,000 for polluting stream with slurry

College fined £50,000 for polluting stream with slurry

College fined £50,000 for polluting stream with slurry

21 August 2020

The waterway was visibly brown on top and smelt strongly, the Environment Agency said.


Coronavirus patient applauded as he leaves hospital after 110 days of treatment

Coronavirus patient applauded as he leaves hospital after 110 days of treatment

Coronavirus patient applauded as he leaves hospital after 110 days of treatment

21 August 2020

Mick Pickering, 65, was greeted by cheers and his wife Patsy.


Thousands of Btec students will receive results by end of next week amid delays

Thousands of Btec students will receive results by end of next week amid delays

Thousands of Btec students will receive results by end of next week amid delays

21 August 2020

Exam board Pearson has apologised for the ‘frustration’ and ‘uncertainty’ caused to pupils after last-minute changes.


Sushi chain Wasabi launches restructuring with ‘up to 12 stores at risk’

Sushi chain Wasabi launches restructuring with ‘up to 12 stores at risk’

Sushi chain Wasabi launches restructuring with ‘up to 12 stores at risk’

21 August 2020

Sources close to the process told the PA news agency that a ‘handful of stores’ could cease trading.


‘Justifiable and understandable anger’ as two resign over Covid breach

‘Justifiable and understandable anger’ as two resign over Covid breach

‘Justifiable and understandable anger’ as two resign over Covid breach

21 August 2020

The acting chief medical officer said it was very clear that the golf event at the centre of the row was not in line with public health guidance.


Driving test booking site crashes due to ‘unprecedented demand’

Driving test booking site crashes due to ‘unprecedented demand’

Driving test booking site crashes due to ‘unprecedented demand’

21 August 2020

People attempting to arrange a slot were met with error messages as bookings for England and Wales reopened.


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

21 August 2020

Oldham, Pendle and Blackburn with Darwen have the highest rates, but the numbers have fallen.


Train reached 73mph before fatal crash in Aberdeenshire

Train reached 73mph before fatal crash in Aberdeenshire

Train reached 73mph before fatal crash in Aberdeenshire

21 August 2020

Driver Brett McCullough, 45, conductor Donald Dinnie, 58, and passenger Christopher Stuchbury, 62, died in the incident.


Funding announced to help patients return home from hospitals

Funding announced to help patients return home from hospitals

Funding announced to help patients return home from hospitals

21 August 2020

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the funding would help ensure that people get the follow-on care they need.


Former Conservative Party worker spared jail over indecent images

Former Conservative Party worker spared jail over indecent images

Former Conservative Party worker spared jail over indecent images

21 August 2020

Mark Lerigo was given a suspended sentence after a court heard his reputation has been ‘destroyed’.


Tougher measures in parts of northern England while holidaymakers rush home

Tougher measures in parts of northern England while holidaymakers rush home

Tougher measures in parts of northern England while holidaymakers rush home

21 August 2020

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said ‘robust, targeted intervention’ is needed to avoid a second wave of coronavirus.


Cocaine worth £5.7m found in hidden van compartment

Cocaine worth £5.7m found in hidden van compartment

Cocaine worth £5.7m found in hidden van compartment

21 August 2020

The 1kg packages were discovered behind purpose-built panelling screwed into the back of the vehicle.


Families pay tribute to four men killed in car crash in Wiltshire

Families pay tribute to four men killed in car crash in Wiltshire

Families pay tribute to four men killed in car crash in Wiltshire

21 August 2020

Ryan Nelson, 20, Corey Owen, 19, Matthew Parke, 19, and Jordan Rawlings, 20, all died when the car they were in crashed into a house and caught fire.


Public urged to take care on the coast after man dies in Cornwall

Public urged to take care on the coast after man dies in Cornwall

Public urged to take care on the coast after man dies in Cornwall

21 August 2020

HM Coastguard advised members of the public to keep their distance from the waves.


All university students ‘should be tested for Covid-19 as they arrive on campus’

All university students ‘should be tested for Covid-19 as they arrive on campus’

All university students ‘should be tested for Covid-19 as they arrive on campus’

21 August 2020

A group of scientists have called for freshers’ week events and teaching to stay online at the start of term.


Job losses: Major cuts since the start of the pandemic

Job losses: Major cuts since the start of the pandemic

Job losses: Major cuts since the start of the pandemic

21 August 2020

Bombardier, M&S and Alexander Dennis have announced cuts to their workforces this week.


Four charged with NHS worker’s murder facing possible trial next year

Four charged with NHS worker’s murder facing possible trial next year

Four charged with NHS worker’s murder facing possible trial next year

21 August 2020

David Gomoh, 24, was allegedly chased and stabbed eight times by a group of four males after he left his house in Newham, east London.


Lockerbie bomber’s conviction appeal returns to court

Lockerbie bomber’s conviction appeal returns to court

Lockerbie bomber’s conviction appeal returns to court

21 August 2020

Judges for the late Libyan’s family want the UK Government to release protected documents.


Some ‘not strict enough’ with social distancing, says West Midlands mayor

Some ‘not strict enough’ with social distancing, says West Midlands mayor

Some ‘not strict enough’ with social distancing, says West Midlands mayor

21 August 2020

In the seven days to August 17, 332 positive Covid-19 cases were recorded in Birmingham.


More than 5,000 migrants reach UK by small boat in 2020

More than 5,000 migrants reach UK by small boat in 2020

More than 5,000 migrants reach UK by small boat in 2020

21 August 2020

This is despite Home Secretary Priti Patel’s vow last year that the crossings would be an ‘infrequent phenomenon’ by now.


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