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Stormy conditions expected to ease over bank holiday weekend

Stormy conditions expected to ease over bank holiday weekend

Stormy conditions expected to ease over bank holiday weekend

23 May 2024

Forecasters say all regions of the UK will see some dry spells over the weekend, with the sunniest and driest periods coming on Saturday.


Tories and Labour clash on energy policy as they battle for power

Tories and Labour clash on energy policy as they battle for power

Tories and Labour clash on energy policy as they battle for power

23 May 2024

The election campaign on Friday looks set to be dominated by an expected fall in the energy price cap.


Sunak claims Starmer ‘doesn’t have the courage’ for TV debates

Sunak claims Starmer ‘doesn’t have the courage’ for TV debates

Sunak claims Starmer ‘doesn’t have the courage’ for TV debates

23 May 2024

Rishi Sunak said there were big issues at stake in the General Election as he pushed for weekly debates.


Conservatives set out plans to make switching energy supplier easier

Conservatives set out plans to make switching energy supplier easier

Conservatives set out plans to make switching energy supplier easier

23 May 2024

Labour said the Tory approach was a ‘bunch of empty buzzwords’ which would do nothing to lower bills.


Labour election win would give people in Scotland hope – Sir Keir Starmer

Labour election win would give people in Scotland hope – Sir Keir Starmer

Labour election win would give people in Scotland hope – Sir Keir Starmer

23 May 2024

Sir Keir claimed Scotland has been failed by both the SNP Scottish Government and the Conservative UK Government.


Nigel Farage says he was planning to launch MP campaign next week

Nigel Farage says he was planning to launch MP campaign next week

Nigel Farage says he was planning to launch MP campaign next week

23 May 2024

Mr Farage previously said he would not stand as a Reform UK candidate in the upcoming election but that he will ‘do my bit to help’ the party.


Government target to cut crown court backlogs ‘no longer achievable’ – report

Government target to cut crown court backlogs ‘no longer achievable’ – report

Government target to cut crown court backlogs ‘no longer achievable’ – report

23 May 2024

There have been reports of some trials due to take place this week being adjourned until 2026.


Harris: Israel is misrepresenting the views of the Irish people on Palestine

Harris: Israel is misrepresenting the views of the Irish people on Palestine

Harris: Israel is misrepresenting the views of the Irish people on Palestine

23 May 2024

Ireland announced on Wednesday its recognition of the state of Palestine in a joint move with Norway and Spain.


Sunny spells to return for bank holiday after rainfall, Met Office says

Sunny spells to return for bank holiday after rainfall, Met Office says

Sunny spells to return for bank holiday after rainfall, Met Office says

23 May 2024

Parts of the UK have been hit by a month’s worth of rain in the last few days.


First Minister to announce £5 million in funding for various island initiatives

First Minister to announce £5 million in funding for various island initiatives

First Minister to announce £5 million in funding for various island initiatives

23 May 2024

John Swinney will make the announcement on Friday.


Pay offer made to Scotland’s council workers

Pay offer made to Scotland’s council workers

Pay offer made to Scotland’s council workers

23 May 2024

Local government body Cosla said it had made a ‘strong, fair and credible’ pay offer to workers in Scotland.


Police send report to prosecutors over Murrell alleged SNP embezzlement

Police send report to prosecutors over Murrell alleged SNP embezzlement

Police send report to prosecutors over Murrell alleged SNP embezzlement

23 May 2024

Former SNP chief executive Peter Murrell, the husband of Nicola Sturgeon, was charged last month.


Health Secretary has ‘clear intention’ to ban puberty blockers

Health Secretary has ‘clear intention’ to ban puberty blockers

Health Secretary has ‘clear intention’ to ban puberty blockers

23 May 2024

Victoria Atkins set out her ‘clear intention’ to ban puberty blockers in a House of Commons speech.


Baby death shows having only one nursery first aider ‘is risk to life’ – coroner

Baby death shows having only one nursery first aider ‘is risk to life’ – coroner

Baby death shows having only one nursery first aider ‘is risk to life’ – coroner

23 May 2024

Oliver Steeper died in hospital in September 2021 six days after he choked on food at the Jelly Beans Day Nursery in Ashford, Kent.


UK issues 1.3 million visas for work, study, family or resettlement

UK issues 1.3 million visas for work, study, family or resettlement

UK issues 1.3 million visas for work, study, family or resettlement

23 May 2024

The figure is down 10% on the previous year.


Election campaign day one: Mess-up in a brewery as Sunak and Starmer trade blows

Election campaign day one: Mess-up in a brewery as Sunak and Starmer trade blows

Election campaign day one: Mess-up in a brewery as Sunak and Starmer trade blows

23 May 2024

A day after Rishi Sunak called an election for 4 July, parties from across the political spectrum have begun their campaigns.


Bravery award for lifeboatman who battled hurricane conditions to save crew

Bravery award for lifeboatman who battled hurricane conditions to save crew

Bravery award for lifeboatman who battled hurricane conditions to save crew

23 May 2024

Coxswain Patch Harvey and his crew of six were called into action on the evening of Halloween, October 31, 2022.


Two ministers announce decision to stand down on first election campaign day

Two ministers announce decision to stand down on first election campaign day

Two ministers announce decision to stand down on first election campaign day

23 May 2024

Transport minister Huw Merriman and work and pensions minister Jo Churchill are among the MPs standing down ahead of the nationwide poll.


Police and HSE to investigate death of girl killed in mudslide on school trip

Police and HSE to investigate death of girl killed in mudslide on school trip

Police and HSE to investigate death of girl killed in mudslide on school trip

23 May 2024

Leah Harrison, from Darlington, died while on an instructor-led walk at the council-run Carlton Adventure centre.


Vennells tried to ‘manipulate language’ in non-emotive Horizon bugs request

Vennells tried to ‘manipulate language’ in non-emotive Horizon bugs request

Vennells tried to ‘manipulate language’ in non-emotive Horizon bugs request

23 May 2024

Ms Vennells described her words as ‘wrong and stupid’.


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