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Scottish independence support reaches record high of 55% in new poll

Scottish independence support reaches record high of 55% in new poll

Scottish independence support reaches record high of 55% in new poll

19 August 2020

Panelbase carried out the latest survey for the pro-independence organisation Business for Scotland.


No plans to make masks compulsory in workplaces, says Hancock

No plans to make masks compulsory in workplaces, says Hancock

No plans to make masks compulsory in workplaces, says Hancock

19 August 2020

The Health Secretary responded after French officials introduced plans to make face coverings compulsory in most workplaces.


Prevention of heart disease could start before birth, research suggests

Prevention of heart disease could start before birth, research suggests

Prevention of heart disease could start before birth, research suggests

19 August 2020

A study using sheep has found that a specialised antioxidant called MitoQ can prevent heart disease at its onset.


More evidence of permanent switch to working from home

More evidence of permanent switch to working from home

More evidence of permanent switch to working from home

19 August 2020

Most office staff want to continue working from home even after the virus crisis ends, a study suggests.


Government has ‘full confidence’ in exams regulator after A-level grades chaos

Government has ‘full confidence’ in exams regulator after A-level grades chaos

Government has ‘full confidence’ in exams regulator after A-level grades chaos

19 August 2020

The National Education Union has called for significant changes to be made to the 2021 grading process to ensure students are not ‘failed’.


Manchester Arena families share grief as bomber’s brother refuses to attend

Manchester Arena families share grief as bomber’s brother refuses to attend

Manchester Arena families share grief as bomber’s brother refuses to attend

19 August 2020

Hashem Abedi refused to attend the sentencing hearing, despite being taken into court.


Mother accused of murdering boy found with parts of sponge in his throat

Mother accused of murdering boy found with parts of sponge in his throat

Mother accused of murdering boy found with parts of sponge in his throat

19 August 2020

Dylan Freeman, 10, was found in the master bedroom lying on his back covered by a duvet


British inventors design eco-friendly hand sanitiser dispenser

British inventors design eco-friendly hand sanitiser dispenser

British inventors design eco-friendly hand sanitiser dispenser

19 August 2020

The duo from Brighton and London have crowdfunded over £36,000 for the ‘sustainable’ dispenser.


Covid-19: Population monitoring to survey hundreds of thousands of people

Covid-19: Population monitoring to survey hundreds of thousands of people

Covid-19: Population monitoring to survey hundreds of thousands of people

19 August 2020

It is hoped that 400,000 across Britain will take part in the infection survey.


Kitten saved after being found abandoned with umbilical cord still attached

Kitten saved after being found abandoned with umbilical cord still attached

Kitten saved after being found abandoned with umbilical cord still attached

19 August 2020

The kitten has been named Eve and will be hand-reared by RSPCA staff.


Pair convicted of killing Pc Andrew Harper launch appeals

Pair convicted of killing Pc Andrew Harper launch appeals

Pair convicted of killing Pc Andrew Harper launch appeals

19 August 2020

Albert Bowers and Jessie Cole, both 18, are seeking permission to appeal against their manslaughter convictions and their 13-year sentences.


Contact tracing apps ‘unlikely to contain Covid-19 spread without support’

Contact tracing apps ‘unlikely to contain Covid-19 spread without support’

Contact tracing apps ‘unlikely to contain Covid-19 spread without support’

19 August 2020

The researchers said there is an urgent need for further evaluation of automated contact tracing systems.


Westminster repairs body rejects PM’s call to consider move to York

Westminster repairs body rejects PM’s call to consider move to York

Westminster repairs body rejects PM’s call to consider move to York

19 August 2020

The body overseeing the plans said it is for MPs and peers to decide where Parliament sits.


Lift-off for plans to launch satellites into space from Scotland

Lift-off for plans to launch satellites into space from Scotland

Lift-off for plans to launch satellites into space from Scotland

19 August 2020

Up to 12 launches a year will be permitted from Space Hub Sutherland in the Highlands.


Homeschool students miss out on university after being given no A-level grades

Homeschool students miss out on university after being given no A-level grades

Homeschool students miss out on university after being given no A-level grades

19 August 2020

Some resit candidates were given no grades at all, while others received the same marks they were given last year.


Structures described by da Vinci ‘crucial to understanding how heart works’

Structures described by da Vinci ‘crucial to understanding how heart works’

Structures described by da Vinci ‘crucial to understanding how heart works’

19 August 2020

Researchers hope their findings could help to identify people most at risk of heart failure.


House prices fall between March and April, before full impact of lockdown

House prices fall between March and April, before full impact of lockdown

House prices fall between March and April, before full impact of lockdown

19 August 2020

The Office for National Statistics said house prices dropped 0.2% month on month in April, while the annual rate of growth slipped to 2.6%.


Police officer calls fire service after getting trapped in faulty handcuffs

Police officer calls fire service after getting trapped in faulty handcuffs

Police officer calls fire service after getting trapped in faulty handcuffs

19 August 2020

Training sergeant Scott Renwick tweeted to say the incident ‘could well make my career’.


Migrant, 16, found dead on beach after disappearing at sea, French officials say

Migrant, 16, found dead on beach after disappearing at sea, French officials say

Migrant, 16, found dead on beach after disappearing at sea, French officials say

19 August 2020

UK Home Secretary Priti Patel said the death is ‘an upsetting and tragic loss of a young life’.


Manchester bomber’s brother refuses to attend court for terror plot sentencing

Manchester bomber’s brother refuses to attend court for terror plot sentencing

Manchester bomber’s brother refuses to attend court for terror plot sentencing

19 August 2020

Hashem Abedi was convicted of 22 counts of murder, attempted murder, and plotting to cause an explosion following Salman Abedi’s 2017 suicide attack.


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