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Older customers cautious over return to bingo halls says Mecca owner

Older customers cautious over return to bingo halls says Mecca owner

Older customers cautious over return to bingo halls says Mecca owner

27 January 2022

Rank Group said revenues dipped after the spread of the Omicron variant of coronavirus in November.


NHS staff Covid absences falling but still higher than before Christmas

NHS staff Covid absences falling but still higher than before Christmas

NHS staff Covid absences falling but still higher than before Christmas

27 January 2022

The figures are down 15% on the average of 35,555 the previous week.


Truss to meet Stormont leaders amid mounting political tension over protocol

Truss to meet Stormont leaders amid mounting political tension over protocol

Truss to meet Stormont leaders amid mounting political tension over protocol

27 January 2022

The Foreign Secretary is holding talks with DUP First Minister Paul Givan and Sinn Fein deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill in Belfast.


Decades of laughter came from the pen of Barry Cryer

Decades of laughter came from the pen of Barry Cryer

Decades of laughter came from the pen of Barry Cryer

27 January 2022

The comic was prolific in his writing and collaborations.


Veteran performer and comedy writer Barry Cryer dies aged 86

Veteran performer and comedy writer Barry Cryer dies aged 86

Veteran performer and comedy writer Barry Cryer dies aged 86

27 January 2022

During his seven-decade career, Cryer appeared on stage, screen and radio and penned jokes for countless household names.


Minister disputes evidence suggesting PM ‘authorised’ animal airlift from Kabul

Minister disputes evidence suggesting PM ‘authorised’ animal airlift from Kabul

Minister disputes evidence suggesting PM ‘authorised’ animal airlift from Kabul

27 January 2022

Therese Coffey said Boris Johnson ‘had no role in individual evacuations’.


Cat reunited with owner after 11 years away from Scottish home

Cat reunited with owner after 11 years away from Scottish home

Cat reunited with owner after 11 years away from Scottish home

27 January 2022

Fergus went missing from his Forres home in late 2010, but 11 years later was found by Cats Protection volunteers at a recycling centre in Aberdeen.


EasyJet to operate record number of flights to beach destinations this summer

EasyJet to operate record number of flights to beach destinations this summer

EasyJet to operate record number of flights to beach destinations this summer

27 January 2022

The low-cost airline has been hit by the Omicron variant but says demand is being boosted by the move to scrap travel tests.


Carmaker alliance announces huge investment in electric vehicles

Carmaker alliance announces huge investment in electric vehicles

Carmaker alliance announces huge investment in electric vehicles

27 January 2022

Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi will jointly launch 35 new electric vehicles over the next five years.


Boris Johnson’s wait for Gray report on partygate row continues

Boris Johnson’s wait for Gray report on partygate row continues

Boris Johnson’s wait for Gray report on partygate row continues

27 January 2022

The Prime Minister was pictured leaving Downing Street as the wait continued for the official inquiry into alleged No 10 parties to report.


Covid-19: Unlimited care home visits allowed as England lifts face mask rules

Covid-19: Unlimited care home visits allowed as England lifts face mask rules

Covid-19: Unlimited care home visits allowed as England lifts face mask rules

27 January 2022

Some shops, including Sainsbury’s, John Lewis, Waitrose and Morrisons, have said they will continue to ask customers to wear face masks.


Support grows for Gordon Brown’s humanitarian campaign to help Afghanistan

Support grows for Gordon Brown’s humanitarian campaign to help Afghanistan

Support grows for Gordon Brown’s humanitarian campaign to help Afghanistan

27 January 2022

The former prime minister has urged the UK Government to convene an emergency aid conference.


TSB swings to back to profit, but cautions over inflation hit to borrowers

TSB swings to back to profit, but cautions over inflation hit to borrowers

TSB swings to back to profit, but cautions over inflation hit to borrowers

27 January 2022

The Spanish-owned lender posted annual pre-tax profits of £157.5m against losses of £204.6m in 2020.


Competition watchdog launches probe into music streaming market

Competition watchdog launches probe into music streaming market

Competition watchdog launches probe into music streaming market

27 January 2022

The Competition and Markets Authority will be asking if the market is ‘working well for music lovers’.


EasyJet hit by Omicron variant but says demand boosted by move to scrap tests

EasyJet hit by Omicron variant but says demand boosted by move to scrap tests

EasyJet hit by Omicron variant but says demand boosted by move to scrap tests

27 January 2022

The low-cost airline said Omicron saw its load factor, a measure of how well it fills its planes, slump to 67% in December.


Care home visitors limit to be lifted from January 31

Care home visitors limit to be lifted from January 31

Care home visitors limit to be lifted from January 31

27 January 2022

From the end of the month, there will be no limit on the number of visitors allowed into care homes.


Defence Secretary ‘not optimistic’ Russian invasion of Ukraine can be stopped

Defence Secretary ‘not optimistic’ Russian invasion of Ukraine can be stopped

Defence Secretary ‘not optimistic’ Russian invasion of Ukraine can be stopped

27 January 2022

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has said the UK is not ruling out support for personal sanctions against Russian leader Vladimir Putin.


What the papers say – January 27

What the papers say – January 27

What the papers say – January 27

27 January 2022

The nationals on Thursday focus on the continuing pressure on the Prime Minister and the Duke of York’s latest legal development.


Labour selects nurse Paulette Hamilton to contest the late Jack Dromey’s seat

Labour selects nurse Paulette Hamilton to contest the late Jack Dromey’s seat

Labour selects nurse Paulette Hamilton to contest the late Jack Dromey’s seat

27 January 2022

The former leading trade unionist died from natural causes earlier in January.


Johnson waits to face MPs after Gray report into No 10 parties delayed

Johnson waits to face MPs after Gray report into No 10 parties delayed

Johnson waits to face MPs after Gray report into No 10 parties delayed

27 January 2022

The report could be pivotal to deciding Boris Johnson’s future as Prime Minister.


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