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Campaigners ‘name and shame’ firms over junk food portfolios

Campaigners ‘name and shame’ firms over junk food portfolios

Campaigners ‘name and shame’ firms over junk food portfolios

22 February 2024

A study claims seven of the 10 biggest food manufacturers made 68% of their packaged food and drink sales in the UK in 2022 from junk food.


Households set to learn about fall in energy bills

Households set to learn about fall in energy bills

Households set to learn about fall in energy bills

22 February 2024

Energy consultancy Cornwall Insight has forecast that the average bill will drop by around £293 a year.


Giving Crohn’s drug early ‘cuts need for surgery and further treatment’

Giving Crohn’s drug early ‘cuts need for surgery and further treatment’

Giving Crohn’s drug early ‘cuts need for surgery and further treatment’

22 February 2024

The trial explored the use of infliximab in newly diagnosed patients, regardless of symptoms.


Longlist of 12 announced for Walter Scott book prize

Longlist of 12 announced for Walter Scott book prize

Longlist of 12 announced for Walter Scott book prize

22 February 2024

They will be narrowed down to a shortlist in May, with the winner announced in mid-June.


What the papers say – February 22

What the papers say – February 22

What the papers say – February 22

22 February 2024

‘Chaos’ in the Commons over vote on Gaza ceasefire dominates the front pages of Thursday’s newspapers.


Privately owned spacecraft aims to make moon landing history

Privately owned spacecraft aims to make moon landing history

Privately owned spacecraft aims to make moon landing history

22 February 2024

Odysseus blasted off last week from Cape Canaveral in Florida.


Commons Speaker under pressure after Gaza vote chaos

Commons Speaker under pressure after Gaza vote chaos

Commons Speaker under pressure after Gaza vote chaos

22 February 2024

There are questions over Sir Lindsay Hoyle’s future after he sparked fury by breaking convention by selecting a Labour amendment for debate.


Flooding feared as heavy rain and strong gusts hit parts of UK

Flooding feared as heavy rain and strong gusts hit parts of UK

Flooding feared as heavy rain and strong gusts hit parts of UK

22 February 2024

Much of southern, central and eastern England plus South Wales is covered by a rain or wind warning on Thursday


Bosses could be sued if ‘reasonable adjustments’ for menopausal women not made

Bosses could be sued if ‘reasonable adjustments’ for menopausal women not made

Bosses could be sued if ‘reasonable adjustments’ for menopausal women not made

22 February 2024

Guidance from the Equality and Human Rights Commission has been issued to bosses to clarify their legal obligations to menopausal women.


SNP’s Stephen Flynn calls for investigation following chaotic Gaza vote

SNP’s Stephen Flynn calls for investigation following chaotic Gaza vote

SNP’s Stephen Flynn calls for investigation following chaotic Gaza vote

21 February 2024

The SNP Westminster leader said he was disappointed the ‘pantomime’ in the Commons had distracted from the situation in the Middle East.


Cordon being extended after Second World War device found in Plymouth

Cordon being extended after Second World War device found in Plymouth

Cordon being extended after Second World War device found in Plymouth

21 February 2024

Devon and Cornwall Police said they were called on Tuesday morning after the object was found in a garden on St Michael Avenue in Plymouth.


House of Commons Gaza debate: What happened during the chamber’s day of chaos?

House of Commons Gaza debate: What happened during the chamber’s day of chaos?

House of Commons Gaza debate: What happened during the chamber’s day of chaos?

21 February 2024

What was meant to be a discussion about the UK’s policy on the Hamas-Israel conflict spiralled into heated exchanges on the Speaker’s actions.


Space satellite returns to Earth’s atmosphere after almost 30 years

Space satellite returns to Earth’s atmosphere after almost 30 years

Space satellite returns to Earth’s atmosphere after almost 30 years

21 February 2024

The ERS-2 satellite fell in the North Pacific Ocean somewhere between Alaska and Hawaii.


UK quits ‘outdated’ treaty that could penalise shift to net zero

UK quits ‘outdated’ treaty that could penalise shift to net zero

UK quits ‘outdated’ treaty that could penalise shift to net zero

21 February 2024

The Energy Charter Treaty dating from the 1990s lets fossil fuel giants sue governments over climate policies.


Staff at private company suspended in Israel birth certificate row

Staff at private company suspended in Israel birth certificate row

Staff at private company suspended in Israel birth certificate row

21 February 2024

The certificate was sent off for a passport application two weeks ago and was returned with the father’s place of birth defaced, it is claimed.


Truss claims left ‘sabotaged’ her tax-slashing efforts ahead of US speech

Truss claims left ‘sabotaged’ her tax-slashing efforts ahead of US speech

Truss claims left ‘sabotaged’ her tax-slashing efforts ahead of US speech

21 February 2024

The short-lived former prime minister will address a gathering of US right-wingers on Thursday.


Labour amendment pushing for immediate Gaza ceasefire passes amid Commons chaos

Labour amendment pushing for immediate Gaza ceasefire passes amid Commons chaos

Labour amendment pushing for immediate Gaza ceasefire passes amid Commons chaos

21 February 2024

The Government and SNP condemned Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle for his handling of the Gaza ceasefire debate.


Heavy rain and strong winds to hit parts of England

Heavy rain and strong winds to hit parts of England

Heavy rain and strong winds to hit parts of England

21 February 2024

The Met Office has issued rain and wind warnings for Thursday in regions including south-west England.


King moved to tears by get well messages as PM says ‘country is behind you’

King moved to tears by get well messages as PM says ‘country is behind you’

King moved to tears by get well messages as PM says ‘country is behind you’

21 February 2024

Charles was filmed back at work carrying out face to face official duties for the first time since his cancer diagnosis.


Chaotic scenes in House of Commons as Speaker embroiled in Gaza vote row

Chaotic scenes in House of Commons as Speaker embroiled in Gaza vote row

Chaotic scenes in House of Commons as Speaker embroiled in Gaza vote row

21 February 2024

SNP MPs and some Conservatives walked out of the chamber in an apparent protest at the state of affairs.


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