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Edinburgh International Book Festival ends Baillie Gifford sponsorship

Edinburgh International Book Festival ends Baillie Gifford sponsorship

Edinburgh International Book Festival ends Baillie Gifford sponsorship

30 May 2024

The investment company, which is based in Edinburgh, has been criticised by campaign group Fossil Free Books for its investments in fossil fuels.


Interest rate remarks not an attempt to undermine Bank of England, Sunak says

Interest rate remarks not an attempt to undermine Bank of England, Sunak says

Interest rate remarks not an attempt to undermine Bank of England, Sunak says

30 May 2024

Rishi Sunak has insisted he was not attempting to undermine the independence of the Bank when he said a vote for the Tories is a vote for cuts.


‘Too many pieces of cake’ – Rishi Sunak reveals his campaign diet

‘Too many pieces of cake’ – Rishi Sunak reveals his campaign diet

‘Too many pieces of cake’ – Rishi Sunak reveals his campaign diet

30 May 2024

The Prime Minister said his fitness had ‘taken a knock’ due to the cake and chocolate keeping him going on the campaign trail.


Sinn Fein not fielding candidates in four Northern Ireland seats at election

Sinn Fein not fielding candidates in four Northern Ireland seats at election

Sinn Fein not fielding candidates in four Northern Ireland seats at election

30 May 2024

The party will have no presence in East Belfast, North Down, South Belfast and Lagan Valley.


Two arrested following robbery as watch dealer found dead next day named

Two arrested following robbery as watch dealer found dead next day named

Two arrested following robbery as watch dealer found dead next day named

30 May 2024

Oliver White, 27, was found dead in Surrey the day after he was the victim of a robbery at the jewellers where he worked.


Councils drop proposed legal action over asylum seeker plans for RAF bases

Councils drop proposed legal action over asylum seeker plans for RAF bases

Councils drop proposed legal action over asylum seeker plans for RAF bases

30 May 2024

The Home Office announced plans last year to accommodate asylum seekers at RAF Scampton and RAF Wethersfield.


Former Tory MP Mark Logan quits party to back Labour at election

Former Tory MP Mark Logan quits party to back Labour at election

Former Tory MP Mark Logan quits party to back Labour at election

30 May 2024

Logan, who represented Bolton North East for the Conservatives, said a government led by Sir Keir Starmer was ‘going to be better for the UK’.


We’ll have to step up our game at Trooping the Colour for the King, Army leaders

We’ll have to step up our game at Trooping the Colour for the King, Army leaders

We’ll have to step up our game at Trooping the Colour for the King, Army leaders

30 May 2024

Charles, who has recently returned to public-facing duties while receiving treatment for cancer, will take part in the ceremony.


In Pictures: Davey swaps bike for rubber ring as parties seek to make a splash

In Pictures: Davey swaps bike for rubber ring as parties seek to make a splash

In Pictures: Davey swaps bike for rubber ring as parties seek to make a splash

30 May 2024

Sir Ed Davey took to a children’s waterslide on the campaign trail while Rishi Sunak faced questions on the pandemic from workers.


RAF pilot who died in Spitfire crash ‘cherished and deeply missed’ – family

RAF pilot who died in Spitfire crash ‘cherished and deeply missed’ – family

RAF pilot who died in Spitfire crash ‘cherished and deeply missed’ – family

30 May 2024

The 43-year-old died in a Spitfire of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight in a crash near RAF Coningsby on Saturday.


Election campaign day eight: Rayner backs Abbott to run for Labour

Election campaign day eight: Rayner backs Abbott to run for Labour

Election campaign day eight: Rayner backs Abbott to run for Labour

30 May 2024

Dispute over the veteran left winger continues to overshadow Labour’s campaigning.


Sarwar says Labour candidate has shown contrition on smuggler gang ‘stupid joke’

Sarwar says Labour candidate has shown contrition on smuggler gang ‘stupid joke’

Sarwar says Labour candidate has shown contrition on smuggler gang ‘stupid joke’

30 May 2024

The Scottish Labour leader also described Diane Abbott as a ‘trailblazer’ for Labour.


‘Inspirational’ D-Day veteran dies aged 100

‘Inspirational’ D-Day veteran dies aged 100

‘Inspirational’ D-Day veteran dies aged 100

30 May 2024

David Teacher served as a mechanic with the RAF in the Second World War.


Man guilty of fatal shooting less than year after being cleared over knife death

Man guilty of fatal shooting less than year after being cleared over knife death

Man guilty of fatal shooting less than year after being cleared over knife death

30 May 2024

Denzel Kwateng was found guilty of the manslaughter of Tyrese Miller who was shot dead in Mitcham, south London, in April 2023.


Police chief misconduct case delayed as author who ‘quoted claims’ is contacted

Police chief misconduct case delayed as author who ‘quoted claims’ is contacted

Police chief misconduct case delayed as author who ‘quoted claims’ is contacted

30 May 2024

Suspended Northamptonshire Police chief constable Nick Adderley is accused of telling lies about his naval history.


Kate to miss Trooping the Colour rehearsal as cancer recovery continues

Kate to miss Trooping the Colour rehearsal as cancer recovery continues

Kate to miss Trooping the Colour rehearsal as cancer recovery continues

30 May 2024

General James Bucknall will represent the Princess of Wales at The Colonel’s Review.


Nurse appears in court accused of culpable homicide of patient

Nurse appears in court accused of culpable homicide of patient

Nurse appears in court accused of culpable homicide of patient

30 May 2024

Blake Dolan appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court following the death of Martin Weldon, 35, in August 2022.


Injured woman discharged from hospital as police quiz Bournemouth murder suspect

Injured woman discharged from hospital as police quiz Bournemouth murder suspect

Injured woman discharged from hospital as police quiz Bournemouth murder suspect

30 May 2024

A man aged 20 was arrested in Croydon on suspicion of the murder of Amie Gray and the attempted murder of a 38-year-old woman.


Border Force officer jailed for selling illegal drugs, NCA says

Border Force officer jailed for selling illegal drugs, NCA says

Border Force officer jailed for selling illegal drugs, NCA says

30 May 2024

Gareth Glynn Davies was sentenced to nearly six years in prison at Maidstone Crown Court.


Man who lost leg after quad bike accident now volunteers to help other amputees

Man who lost leg after quad bike accident now volunteers to help other amputees

Man who lost leg after quad bike accident now volunteers to help other amputees

30 May 2024

Simon Hall said the decision to amputate his left leg three years after it was badly damaged in a crash was ‘the best decision I’ve made’.


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