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Plan to scrap weekend rail closures if leisure travel soars when lockdown ends

Plan to scrap weekend rail closures if leisure travel soars when lockdown ends

Plan to scrap weekend rail closures if leisure travel soars when lockdown ends

25 February 2021

Engineering work is normally carried out over weekends and public holidays but changing travel patterns could lead to a new policy.


Six people charged after rooftop protest at Israeli-owned drone parts factory

Six people charged after rooftop protest at Israeli-owned drone parts factory

Six people charged after rooftop protest at Israeli-owned drone parts factory

25 February 2021

The Palestine Action group claimed the factory was being used to supply parts for military drones.


Rees-Mogg condemns ‘unethical’ academics for sending MPs spoof emails

Rees-Mogg condemns ‘unethical’ academics for sending MPs spoof emails

Rees-Mogg condemns ‘unethical’ academics for sending MPs spoof emails

25 February 2021

Academics from King’s College London sent more than 1,000 emails to MPs from invented people with false concerns as part of a research project.


WWE star apologises to MSP after accidentally tagging her in wrestling tweet

WWE star apologises to MSP after accidentally tagging her in wrestling tweet

WWE star apologises to MSP after accidentally tagging her in wrestling tweet

25 February 2021

Mick Foley accidentally tagged Annabelle Ewing in a post to his two million followers.


Lone HS2 protester underground after Swampy leaves tunnels network

Lone HS2 protester underground after Swampy leaves tunnels network

Lone HS2 protester underground after Swampy leaves tunnels network

25 February 2021

Three people were arrested after leaving the site in Euston Square Gardens on Thursday morning.


Aston Martin’s losses widen but DBX sales boost growth hopes

Aston Martin’s losses widen but DBX sales boost growth hopes

Aston Martin’s losses widen but DBX sales boost growth hopes

25 February 2021

A total of 4,150 cars were sold in 2020 – a third fewer than a year earlier, but bosses said they do want to regain exclusivity over the brand.


Polish and Romanians top nationalities applying for EU settlement scheme

Polish and Romanians top nationalities applying for EU settlement scheme

Polish and Romanians top nationalities applying for EU settlement scheme

25 February 2021

More than five million applications in total have been made since the scheme opened.


Case of man accused of abusing MPs sent to crown court

Case of man accused of abusing MPs sent to crown court

Case of man accused of abusing MPs sent to crown court

25 February 2021

Paul Ritchie, from Lanarkshire, is alleged to have sent threatening messages against a series of politicians.


Alex Salmond to face Holyrood inquiry on Friday

Alex Salmond to face Holyrood inquiry on Friday

Alex Salmond to face Holyrood inquiry on Friday

25 February 2021

The former first minister will give evidence in person to MSPs investigating the Scottish Government’s botched inquiry into him.


Father of autistic teenager warns hotel quarantine is damaging son’s health

Father of autistic teenager warns hotel quarantine is damaging son’s health

Father of autistic teenager warns hotel quarantine is damaging son’s health

25 February 2021

‘He’s begging us to do something, to take him out of here. That’s when you feel that you are just unable to help.’


Three planes land at airport after stepladder dropped on runway

Three planes land at airport after stepladder dropped on runway

Three planes land at airport after stepladder dropped on runway

25 February 2021

The metal ladder fell off the back of a maintenance pick-up truck close to the centreline of Birmingham Airport’s runway.


Trees to be planted around the world in Captain Tom’s honour

Trees to be planted around the world in Captain Tom’s honour

Trees to be planted around the world in Captain Tom’s honour

25 February 2021

Trees for Tom is a collaboration between two leading environmental charities chosen by the Second World War veteran’s family.


NI school reopening plan risks making children second class citizens – minister

NI school reopening plan risks making children second class citizens – minister

NI school reopening plan risks making children second class citizens – minister

25 February 2021

Peter Weir questioned why the chief medical officer was advocating a slower return to classes than elsewhere in the UK and Ireland.


Almost 70,000 fines handed out for Covid breaches

Almost 70,000 fines handed out for Covid breaches

Almost 70,000 fines handed out for Covid breaches

25 February 2021

More than 6,000 tickets were issued in a single week.


January lockdown saw 700,000 more workers furloughed

January lockdown saw 700,000 more workers furloughed

January lockdown saw 700,000 more workers furloughed

25 February 2021

At the end of last month, 4.7 million people were tapping into the scheme.


Face coverings in secondary schools will not be compulsory, says minister

Face coverings in secondary schools will not be compulsory, says minister

Face coverings in secondary schools will not be compulsory, says minister

25 February 2021

Nick Gibb appealed to parents to allow their children to take part in voluntary rapid coronavirus tests.


Experimental arthritis drug may help prevent severe Covid-19 in high-risk group

Experimental arthritis drug may help prevent severe Covid-19 in high-risk group

Experimental arthritis drug may help prevent severe Covid-19 in high-risk group

25 February 2021

Otilimab demonstrated a potential clinical benefit in those aged between 70 and 80, the study suggested.


British Gas engineers to launch new strikes

British Gas engineers to launch new strikes

British Gas engineers to launch new strikes

25 February 2021

Members of the GMB union will walk out for four days from Friday.


Disruption at border will ease and exports will increase, minister vows

Disruption at border will ease and exports will increase, minister vows

Disruption at border will ease and exports will increase, minister vows

25 February 2021

Graham Stuart was pressed in the Commons on problems at the border following Brexit.


Applications to EU settlement scheme just under five million by end of 2020

Applications to EU settlement scheme just under five million by end of 2020

Applications to EU settlement scheme just under five million by end of 2020

25 February 2021

The highest numbers of applications received in the scheme were from Polish, Romanian and Italian nationals.


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