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Amazon’s Alexa offers free audiobooks to people with sight loss

Amazon’s Alexa offers free audiobooks to people with sight loss

Amazon’s Alexa offers free audiobooks to people with sight loss

03 August 2021

The virtual assistant can now access the Royal National Institute of Blind People’s Talking Books service.


Newly released terrorist planned to ‘kill Queen’ and commit jihad, inquest told

Newly released terrorist planned to ‘kill Queen’ and commit jihad, inquest told

Newly released terrorist planned to ‘kill Queen’ and commit jihad, inquest told

03 August 2021

Sudesh Amman, 20, from Coventry, stabbed and injured two people in Streatham, south London, in February 2020 before being shot dead by police.


Owner accuses Government of ‘dog racism’ after innocent pet seized and muzzled

Owner accuses Government of ‘dog racism’ after innocent pet seized and muzzled

Owner accuses Government of ‘dog racism’ after innocent pet seized and muzzled

03 August 2021

Pressure is increasing on the Government to axe a brutal dog law, with a petition calling for the help of MPs reaching over 30,000 signatures.


Cheap Covid drug could combat heavy periods, study suggests

Cheap Covid drug could combat heavy periods, study suggests

Cheap Covid drug could combat heavy periods, study suggests

03 August 2021

The finding could lead the way to the first new treatment for heavy periods in 20 years.


Last species of ‘truly wild’ horse gives birth at Whipsnade Zoo

Last species of ‘truly wild’ horse gives birth at Whipsnade Zoo

Last species of ‘truly wild’ horse gives birth at Whipsnade Zoo

03 August 2021

Keepers at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo named the new arrival Sooton, which means ‘sassy and vigilant’ in Mongolian.


Family’s joy for Rochdale’s Olympic sailing golden boy

Family’s joy for Rochdale’s Olympic sailing golden boy

Family’s joy for Rochdale’s Olympic sailing golden boy

03 August 2021

Family and friends watched Stuart Bithell take gold in Tokyo at the sailing club where it all began near Rochdale


Covid-19 weekly deaths in England and Wales at three-month high

Covid-19 weekly deaths in England and Wales at three-month high

Covid-19 weekly deaths in England and Wales at three-month high

03 August 2021

Total deaths in the most recent week were 7% above the pre-pandemic average.


Former chief constable to face gross misconduct proceedings

Former chief constable to face gross misconduct proceedings

Former chief constable to face gross misconduct proceedings

03 August 2021

Mike Veale, chief constable of Cleveland Police before he stepped down, is accused by the police watchdog of breaching professional standards.


Teenager appears in court accused of music video murder

Teenager appears in court accused of music video murder

Teenager appears in court accused of music video murder

03 August 2021

Shane Jerome died at the scene near Brixton Tube station.


‘Lasting Covid effects uncommon in children, with most recovered in a week’

‘Lasting Covid effects uncommon in children, with most recovered in a week’

‘Lasting Covid effects uncommon in children, with most recovered in a week’

03 August 2021

Fewer than one in 20 experienced symptoms for four weeks or more, according to research from King’s College London.


25% of staff working in the office at Government department, minister says

25% of staff working in the office at Government department, minister says

25% of staff working in the office at Government department, minister says

03 August 2021

The minister estimated that in the Department for Education the figure is around 20-25% on any one day.


Drug-related deaths in England and Wales reach record high

Drug-related deaths in England and Wales reach record high

Drug-related deaths in England and Wales reach record high

03 August 2021

Some 777 deaths involved cocaine – a 9.7% rise from 2019.


Giles Scott ‘relieved not to give dad a heart attack’ after tense sailing gold

Giles Scott ‘relieved not to give dad a heart attack’ after tense sailing gold

Giles Scott ‘relieved not to give dad a heart attack’ after tense sailing gold

03 August 2021

Scott spoke to his parents via video call after securing a second successive Olympic gold in the men’s Finn.


Boris Johnson to meet Belarusian opposition leader

Boris Johnson to meet Belarusian opposition leader

Boris Johnson to meet Belarusian opposition leader

03 August 2021

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya will seek to increase the pressure on Alexander Lukashenko’s regime.


Mum of medal-winning sailor ‘over the moon at awesome result’

Mum of medal-winning sailor ‘over the moon at awesome result’

Mum of medal-winning sailor ‘over the moon at awesome result’

03 August 2021

Burnet, 28, secured silver in the mixed Nacra 17 class at the Tokyo Olympics alongside her sailing partner John Gimson.


Ministers accused of ‘U-turns and confusion’ over international travel rules

Ministers accused of ‘U-turns and confusion’ over international travel rules

Ministers accused of ‘U-turns and confusion’ over international travel rules

03 August 2021

Plans for an ‘amber watchlist’ category under the coronavirus travel system were abandoned following a backlash by Tory MPs and industry.


Profit surge at Domino’s as Euros and marketing drive push sales higher

Profit surge at Domino’s as Euros and marketing drive push sales higher

Profit surge at Domino’s as Euros and marketing drive push sales higher

03 August 2021

The pizza delivery business leapt to a pre-tax profit of £41.3 million for the 26 weeks to June 27.


Team GB rules the waves with double gold medal wins

Team GB rules the waves with double gold medal wins

Team GB rules the waves with double gold medal wins

03 August 2021

Great Britain’s 49er pairing Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell, and Finn class sailor Giles Scott, took gold on the water at Enoshima.


BP delivers dividend hike after rebounding to profit

BP delivers dividend hike after rebounding to profit

BP delivers dividend hike after rebounding to profit

03 August 2021

The oil giant has pledged more dividend rises and share buybacks of around £720 million a quarter until 2025 as oil prices bounce back.


Greggs targets 100 store openings this year as it returns to profit

Greggs targets 100 store openings this year as it returns to profit

Greggs targets 100 store openings this year as it returns to profit

03 August 2021

The high street bakery business said it has an opportunity to grow to 3,000 stores.


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