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Storm Francis: UK and Ireland braced for wet and windy conditions

Storm Francis: UK and Ireland braced for wet and windy conditions

Storm Francis: UK and Ireland braced for wet and windy conditions

25 August 2020

Gusts of more than 50mph were recorded overnight.


More than a fifth of callers to sexual harassment advice line forced out of work

More than a fifth of callers to sexual harassment advice line forced out of work

More than a fifth of callers to sexual harassment advice line forced out of work

25 August 2020

The line allows women to access advice through charity Rights of Women.


What the papers say – August 25

What the papers say – August 25

What the papers say – August 25

25 August 2020

Tanks on the decline and a supermarket on the up feature in Tuesday’s papers.


Keep masks in schools option under review, urges education union

Keep masks in schools option under review, urges education union

Keep masks in schools option under review, urges education union

24 August 2020

The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) said as evidence continues to emerge, Westminster should review its guidance.


Heavy rain expected on coast to herald arrival of Storm Francis

Heavy rain expected on coast to herald arrival of Storm Francis

Heavy rain expected on coast to herald arrival of Storm Francis

24 August 2020

Winds of up to 70mph are expected along the coast during the next 36 hours along with up to 90mm of rain, the Met Office has said.


Lawyers for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe request meeting with Defence Secretary

Lawyers for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe request meeting with Defence Secretary

Lawyers for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe request meeting with Defence Secretary

24 August 2020

The British-Iranian woman was detained in 2016.


Concerns new Taser model is not as accurate and could hit passers-by

Concerns new Taser model is not as accurate and could hit passers-by

Concerns new Taser model is not as accurate and could hit passers-by

24 August 2020

Home Secretary Priti Patel signed off the latest version of the weapon.


Orchestral version of Rule Britannia! to feature in Last Night Of The Proms

Orchestral version of Rule Britannia! to feature in Last Night Of The Proms

Orchestral version of Rule Britannia! to feature in Last Night Of The Proms

24 August 2020

Downing Street waded into the controversy on Monday.


Improvised heavy-duty weapon found in Co Armagh park

Improvised heavy-duty weapon found in Co Armagh park

Improvised heavy-duty weapon found in Co Armagh park

24 August 2020

The partially-constructed device was discovered during planned searches targeting dissident republicanism, detectives said.


Tree of the Year shortlist unveiled for public vote

Tree of the Year shortlist unveiled for public vote

Tree of the Year shortlist unveiled for public vote

24 August 2020

There are 10 trees in the running for the accolade, but which one will be voted outstanding in its field?


GPs should follow ‘gut instinct’ when it comes to cancer – study

GPs should follow ‘gut instinct’ when it comes to cancer – study

GPs should follow ‘gut instinct’ when it comes to cancer – study

24 August 2020

Gut feelings among GPs could help be predictive of cancer, researchers found.


Rail firm uses passenger weight data to calculate social distancing availability

Rail firm uses passenger weight data to calculate social distancing availability

Rail firm uses passenger weight data to calculate social distancing availability

24 August 2020

Southeastern’s SeatFinder tool will show red, amber and green indicators to indicate the level of available capacity on trains.


Tributes to ‘kind and compassionate’ girl killed in boat crash

Tributes to ‘kind and compassionate’ girl killed in boat crash

Tributes to ‘kind and compassionate’ girl killed in boat crash

24 August 2020

Emily Lewis, 15, was described as a ‘beautiful daughter and sister’ and a ‘kind and compassionate young lady’.


Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

24 August 2020

Numbers are falling in the areas recording the highest rates, including Oldham.


Why spiders invade houses at this time of year

Why spiders invade houses at this time of year

Why spiders invade houses at this time of year

24 August 2020

Dozens of people have reported spotting eight-legged creepy crawlies in their homes in recent weeks.


No plans to review whether pupils in England should wear face masks, says No 10

No plans to review whether pupils in England should wear face masks, says No 10

No plans to review whether pupils in England should wear face masks, says No 10

24 August 2020

The Scottish Government is consulting on whether to recommend pupils and teachers should cover their faces in secondary school corridors.


Vet team claims UK first in high-tech human cancer treatment on dog

Vet team claims UK first in high-tech human cancer treatment on dog

Vet team claims UK first in high-tech human cancer treatment on dog

24 August 2020

Ralph, a five-year-old Gordon Setter, was treated using technology that is said to have previously only been available for humans.


Why were all trains not stopped after fatal Aberdeenshire derailment, union asks

Why were all trains not stopped after fatal Aberdeenshire derailment, union asks

Why were all trains not stopped after fatal Aberdeenshire derailment, union asks

24 August 2020

TSSA general secretary Manuel Cortes has written to the Rail Accident and Investigation Branch (RAIB) to raise concerns relating to the incident.


Zoom outage leaves users unable to make video calls

Zoom outage leaves users unable to make video calls

Zoom outage leaves users unable to make video calls

24 August 2020

The video conferencing platform said it was working on a fix for the issue.


Rare albino hedgehog recovering after rescue

Rare albino hedgehog recovering after rescue

Rare albino hedgehog recovering after rescue

24 August 2020

Jack Frost was treated at a hedgehog rescue centre after it was found on a road in Otley, West Yorkshire.


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