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Timeline of troubled Crossrail project

Timeline of troubled Crossrail project

Timeline of troubled Crossrail project

23 May 2022

The scheme has suffered a number of problems.


Countdown to Elizabeth line opening

Countdown to Elizabeth line opening

Countdown to Elizabeth line opening

23 May 2022

Services will begin in new tunnels under the centre of the city at 6.30am on Tuesday.


Will the Elizabeth line improve my journey?

Will the Elizabeth line improve my journey?

Will the Elizabeth line improve my journey?

23 May 2022

The PA news agency answers 10 key questions about the new railway.


Jubilee celebrations day by day as UK gears up for bank holiday weekend

Jubilee celebrations day by day as UK gears up for bank holiday weekend

Jubilee celebrations day by day as UK gears up for bank holiday weekend

23 May 2022

The Queen’s 70-year reign is being marked from June 2-5 with street parties, a Party at the Palace and a spectacular procession in central London.


What the papers say – May 23

What the papers say – May 23

What the papers say – May 23

22 May 2022

The cost-of-living crisis dominates the topics among Monday’s front pages.


Anticipation over Gray report mounts as PM urged to explain ‘secret’ meeting

Anticipation over Gray report mounts as PM urged to explain ‘secret’ meeting

Anticipation over Gray report mounts as PM urged to explain ‘secret’ meeting

22 May 2022

Reports have suggested the document, which is expected to be published in the coming days, will feature photographs of illegal parties.


New monkeypox guidance tells high-risk close contacts to isolate for 21 days

New monkeypox guidance tells high-risk close contacts to isolate for 21 days

New monkeypox guidance tells high-risk close contacts to isolate for 21 days

22 May 2022

The UK Health Security Agency recommends isolation for those who have had ‘unprotected direct contact or high-risk environmental contact’.


Children’s social care system needs ‘radical reset,’ review leader warns

Children’s social care system needs ‘radical reset,’ review leader warns

Children’s social care system needs ‘radical reset,’ review leader warns

22 May 2022

Josh MacAlister, a former teacher who led the review, is calling for a ‘five-year comprehensive ambitious reform and investment programme’.


Anthony Joshua among sports stars supporting bullied boy who lost his finger

Anthony Joshua among sports stars supporting bullied boy who lost his finger

Anthony Joshua among sports stars supporting bullied boy who lost his finger

22 May 2022

Shantal Bailey said her son Raheem has faced ‘racial and physical abuse’ since he started secondary school at Abertillery Learning Community.


Teenager gifted first £700 Tesco Jubilee Card to celebrate ‘royally good’ people

Teenager gifted first £700 Tesco Jubilee Card to celebrate ‘royally good’ people

Teenager gifted first £700 Tesco Jubilee Card to celebrate ‘royally good’ people

22 May 2022

Sebbie Hall has raised more than £40,000 for charities that support young people with disabilities and learning needs.


Boyfriend of Manchester Arena victim gives touching tribute on fifth anniversary

Boyfriend of Manchester Arena victim gives touching tribute on fifth anniversary

Boyfriend of Manchester Arena victim gives touching tribute on fifth anniversary

22 May 2022

The city has marked the sombre occasion free of coronavirus restrictions for the first time in three years.


Full protocol implementation would mean economic tsunami, says DUP

Full protocol implementation would mean economic tsunami, says DUP

Full protocol implementation would mean economic tsunami, says DUP

22 May 2022

Unionists have criticised a US politician’s call for the ‘full implementation’ of the Northern Ireland Protocol.


PM writes letter to ‘strong and dignified’ children of Ukraine

PM writes letter to ‘strong and dignified’ children of Ukraine

PM writes letter to ‘strong and dignified’ children of Ukraine

22 May 2022

Boris Johnson said he was ‘very sad’ to see youngsters absent from the streets and parks of Kyiv when he visited the Ukrainian capital last month.


‘Things like us may be extremely rare’, Prof Brian Cox says

‘Things like us may be extremely rare’, Prof Brian Cox says

‘Things like us may be extremely rare’, Prof Brian Cox says

22 May 2022

The scientist said Earth may be the only place in the universe with life forms intelligent enough to form civilisation.


Bikers hit the road in vintage dress to raise money for men’s health

Bikers hit the road in vintage dress to raise money for men’s health

Bikers hit the road in vintage dress to raise money for men’s health

22 May 2022

Astronaut Tim Peake was among those taking part in the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride.


Schools in England paying an estimated £1bn a year for energy – Labour

Schools in England paying an estimated £1bn a year for energy – Labour

Schools in England paying an estimated £1bn a year for energy – Labour

22 May 2022

Shadow schools minister Stephen Morgan has urged Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi to form ‘a proper plan’ to tackle the issue.


British man faces further two-week wait as Iraqi court postpones smuggling case

British man faces further two-week wait as Iraqi court postpones smuggling case

British man faces further two-week wait as Iraqi court postpones smuggling case

22 May 2022

Retired geologist Jim Fitton has been accused of trying to take artefacts out of the country.


Unions hit out at Grant Shapps’ plans to block industrial action

Unions hit out at Grant Shapps’ plans to block industrial action

Unions hit out at Grant Shapps’ plans to block industrial action

22 May 2022

The Transport Secretary said ministers want to ban strikes unless a certain number of staff continue to work.


Heinz honours Spaghetti Junction’s 50th anniversary with limited edition pasta

Heinz honours Spaghetti Junction’s 50th anniversary with limited edition pasta

Heinz honours Spaghetti Junction’s 50th anniversary with limited edition pasta

22 May 2022

The cans feature a bespoke label, with spaghetti strands depicting the M6 and A38(M) north of Birmingham city centre.


High street retailers pay 755% more in rates than online rivals – research

High street retailers pay 755% more in rates than online rivals – research

High street retailers pay 755% more in rates than online rivals – research

22 May 2022

It comes after the Government closed its consultation into a potential online sales tax.


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