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Former director of public prosecutions’ controversial damehood to be awarded

Former director of public prosecutions’ controversial damehood to be awarded

Former director of public prosecutions’ controversial damehood to be awarded

04 August 2021

The Princess Royal will present the honours during a St James’s Palace investiture ceremony.


Couple determined to complete challenge of taking part in every Olympic sport

Couple determined to complete challenge of taking part in every Olympic sport

Couple determined to complete challenge of taking part in every Olympic sport

04 August 2021

Charlotte Nichols and Stuart Bates have fallen off horses, been rescued from lakes and run, cycled and swum hundreds of miles so far.


Meghan turns 40 after an eventful year

Meghan turns 40 after an eventful year

Meghan turns 40 after an eventful year

04 August 2021

The Duchess of Sussex was born Rachel Meghan Markle on 4 August 1981.


Latest round of Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney libel case to be heard

Latest round of Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney libel case to be heard

Latest round of Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney libel case to be heard

04 August 2021

The case, which led to Mrs Rooney being dubbed ‘Wagatha Christie’, returns to the High Court for a short hearing on Wednesday.


What the papers say – August 4

What the papers say – August 4

What the papers say – August 4

04 August 2021

The Wednesday front pages focus on Covid-19 vaccines for 16 and 17-year-olds and Olympic success.


Covid jabs expected to be approved for 16 and 17-year-olds

Covid jabs expected to be approved for 16 and 17-year-olds

Covid jabs expected to be approved for 16 and 17-year-olds

03 August 2021

Reports suggested the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation had issued new advice.


‘Potential hijack’ under way in Gulf of Oman days after Mercer Street attack

‘Potential hijack’ under way in Gulf of Oman days after Mercer Street attack

‘Potential hijack’ under way in Gulf of Oman days after Mercer Street attack

03 August 2021

It was not immediately clear what was happening off the coast of Fujairah.


Murdered sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman remembered at London vigil

Murdered sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman remembered at London vigil

Murdered sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman remembered at London vigil

03 August 2021

Crowds gathered at Fryent Country Park in Wembley, north-west London, on Tuesday evening.


BMX Olympics ‘prince of Peckham’ cheered home by young riders

BMX Olympics ‘prince of Peckham’ cheered home by young riders

BMX Olympics ‘prince of Peckham’ cheered home by young riders

03 August 2021

Kye Whyte celebrated with family and friends at the Prince of Peckham pub in the south London.


Covid jabs for 16 and 17-year-olds could be approved within days – Sturgeon

Covid jabs for 16 and 17-year-olds could be approved within days – Sturgeon

Covid jabs for 16 and 17-year-olds could be approved within days – Sturgeon

03 August 2021

Nicola Sturgeon told the Scottish Parliament she was ‘possibly veering towards expecting’ an announcement.


Tom McEwen’s sister on Olympic medals: ‘It’s what dreams are made of’

Tom McEwen’s sister on Olympic medals: ‘It’s what dreams are made of’

Tom McEwen’s sister on Olympic medals: ‘It’s what dreams are made of’

03 August 2021

Ella McEwen said she felt an ‘enormous’ sense of pride in her brother’s achievements.


Max Whitlock reunited with wife and daughter after success in Tokyo

Max Whitlock reunited with wife and daughter after success in Tokyo

Max Whitlock reunited with wife and daughter after success in Tokyo

03 August 2021

The 28-year-old won gold in the men’s pommel horse competition.


Healthcare bodies demand an end to abuse of doctors and nurses by anti-vaxxers

Healthcare bodies demand an end to abuse of doctors and nurses by anti-vaxxers

Healthcare bodies demand an end to abuse of doctors and nurses by anti-vaxxers

03 August 2021

Trolling and hate speech has reached new levels following a campaign to persuade pregnant women to get the jab, the Royal College of Midwives said.


Johnson snubs Sturgeon invite to discuss Covid recovery in Edinburgh

Johnson snubs Sturgeon invite to discuss Covid recovery in Edinburgh

Johnson snubs Sturgeon invite to discuss Covid recovery in Edinburgh

03 August 2021

The Scottish First Minister had invited the Prime Minister to meet at her official Edinburgh residence while he was in Scotland.


Philanthropist who backed silver medallist hails ‘mind-blowing’ success

Philanthropist who backed silver medallist hails ‘mind-blowing’ success

Philanthropist who backed silver medallist hails ‘mind-blowing’ success

03 August 2021

Keely Hodgkinson is not funded by British Athletics as they did not add anyone further onto the World Class Performance Programme in 2020.


Traveller demands refund from Government for ‘rat-infested’ quarantine hotel

Traveller demands refund from Government for ‘rat-infested’ quarantine hotel

Traveller demands refund from Government for ‘rat-infested’ quarantine hotel

03 August 2021

The 25-year-old from York contacted his MP about the issue.


Five-year-old boy dies after suffering injury at department store

Five-year-old boy dies after suffering injury at department store

Five-year-old boy dies after suffering injury at department store

03 August 2021

The Fenwick store will be closed on Wednesday ‘as a mark of respect’.


Drug deaths are Scotland’s ‘national shame’, minister says

Drug deaths are Scotland’s ‘national shame’, minister says

Drug deaths are Scotland’s ‘national shame’, minister says

03 August 2021

Scotland’s minister for drug policy outlined some measures aimed at tackling the drug death crisis.


What are the lockdown restrictions across the UK?

What are the lockdown restrictions across the UK?

What are the lockdown restrictions across the UK?

03 August 2021

All four countries in the UK have eased most of their Covid-19 regulations, but certain safeguards remain.


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

03 August 2021

Lincoln, Middlesbrough and Exeter are currently recording the highest rates.


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