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Schoolboy Olly Stephens died from stab wounds to the chest, inquest told

Schoolboy Olly Stephens died from stab wounds to the chest, inquest told

Schoolboy Olly Stephens died from stab wounds to the chest, inquest told

08 February 2021

The 13-year-old was stabbed to death in Reading on January 3.


Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group sells French Connection stake amid takeover interest

Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group sells French Connection stake amid takeover interest

Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group sells French Connection stake amid takeover interest

08 February 2021

On Friday, French Connection told investors that it had received two approaches from investment groups looking to complete a takeover.


Ministers seek to reassure over Oxford vaccine as concern grows over variants

Ministers seek to reassure over Oxford vaccine as concern grows over variants

Ministers seek to reassure over Oxford vaccine as concern grows over variants

08 February 2021

Some 147 cases of the South African variant have been identified in the UK but experts have warned these are likely to be the ‘tip of the iceberg’.


Two men charged with Irish Sea border graffiti in Northern Ireland port town

Two men charged with Irish Sea border graffiti in Northern Ireland port town

Two men charged with Irish Sea border graffiti in Northern Ireland port town

08 February 2021

The pair are due to appear in court in Coleraine on Monday.


Alex Salmond will no longer appear before committee on Tuesday

Alex Salmond will no longer appear before committee on Tuesday

Alex Salmond will no longer appear before committee on Tuesday

08 February 2021

The former first minister was expected to give evidence at a committee looking at the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints.


Queen in line for payday as Crown Estate bags £9bn in wind farm auction

Queen in line for payday as Crown Estate bags £9bn in wind farm auction

Queen in line for payday as Crown Estate bags £9bn in wind farm auction

08 February 2021

Just under eight gigawatts of potential capacity was assigned in the latest round, bagging a profit for the Queen


Snow and ice bring disruption to parts of UK as people warned not to travel

Snow and ice bring disruption to parts of UK as people warned not to travel

Snow and ice bring disruption to parts of UK as people warned not to travel

08 February 2021

On Monday, police forces in parts of Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex told drivers not to travel as roads became ‘impassable’ due to settled snow.


Key issues surrounding Peter Murrell’s committee appearance

Key issues surrounding Peter Murrell’s committee appearance

Key issues surrounding Peter Murrell’s committee appearance

08 February 2021

The chief executive of SNP is expected to re-appear before the committee on Monday.


Queen did not block legislation, says Buckingham Palace

Queen did not block legislation, says Buckingham Palace

Queen did not block legislation, says Buckingham Palace

08 February 2021

The Guardian reported that the monarch’s private lawyer lobbied the Government to change a draft law to conceal her private wealth in the 1970s.


Around 2,500 jobs lost as Boohoo snaps up Dorothy Perkins, Wallis and Burton

Around 2,500 jobs lost as Boohoo snaps up Dorothy Perkins, Wallis and Burton

Around 2,500 jobs lost as Boohoo snaps up Dorothy Perkins, Wallis and Burton

08 February 2021

The businesses were bought from administrators at Deloitte.


Murrell expected before Alex Salmond inquiry committee

Murrell expected before Alex Salmond inquiry committee

Murrell expected before Alex Salmond inquiry committee

08 February 2021

SNP chief executive Peter Murrell is expected to give more evidence to a Scottish Parliament committee on Monday.


Snow and ice warnings continue for most of freezing Britain

Snow and ice warnings continue for most of freezing Britain

Snow and ice warnings continue for most of freezing Britain

08 February 2021

Serious amber snow alerts are in place in south-east England and from Nottingham to Sheffield.


Report shows struggles of disadvantaged pupils in lockdown

Report shows struggles of disadvantaged pupils in lockdown

Report shows struggles of disadvantaged pupils in lockdown

08 February 2021

The study of more than 62,000 pupils in England also found higher rates of lockdown-related anxiety among girls than boys.


UAE’s Hope probe to enter Mars’ orbit

UAE’s Hope probe to enter Mars’ orbit

UAE’s Hope probe to enter Mars’ orbit

08 February 2021

The probe will explore the atmosphere of the planet, something that has not been done by any previous Mars mission.


Fines for non-essential cross border travel come into effect

Fines for non-essential cross border travel come into effect

Fines for non-essential cross border travel come into effect

08 February 2021

People entering the Irish Republic from Northern Ireland without a reasonable excuse can be fined 100 euro.


Study announced into potential link between Covid-19 and strokes

Study announced into potential link between Covid-19 and strokes

Study announced into potential link between Covid-19 and strokes

08 February 2021

It is being funded by the Stroke Association.


Web searches could help detect Covid-19 outbreaks early, study says

Web searches could help detect Covid-19 outbreaks early, study says

Web searches could help detect Covid-19 outbreaks early, study says

08 February 2021

Analysing internet search activity is already used to track and understand the seasonal flu.


Fears over South Africa variant raise prospect of autumn booster jab

Fears over South Africa variant raise prospect of autumn booster jab

Fears over South Africa variant raise prospect of autumn booster jab

08 February 2021

South Africa suspended rollout of the Oxford vaccine after a study suggested it was not effective at preventing mild illness against the mutation.


What the papers say – February 8

What the papers say – February 8

What the papers say – February 8

08 February 2021

More news on the vaccination drive features prominently on the nation’s front pages.


More heavy snow showers look set to hit the east and south-east of England

More heavy snow showers look set to hit the east and south-east of England

More heavy snow showers look set to hit the east and south-east of England

08 February 2021

The Met Office said: ‘Monday will start cold for all. Snow will continue to fall in southeast England, with further snow showers elsewhere.’


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