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Sturgeon: Claims Crown Office was politically influenced are downright wrong

Sturgeon: Claims Crown Office was politically influenced are downright wrong

Sturgeon: Claims Crown Office was politically influenced are downright wrong

24 February 2021

The First Minister denied there was any political pressure behind the Crown Office’s intervention that led to Alex Salmond’s evidence being redacted.


GCHQ wants AI to boost detection of child sex abuse and trafficking crimes

GCHQ wants AI to boost detection of child sex abuse and trafficking crimes

GCHQ wants AI to boost detection of child sex abuse and trafficking crimes

24 February 2021

AI technology could help analysts sift through ever-increasing and sophisticated data on criminal activity, officials said.


Patel: Questions remain over Operation Midland

Patel: Questions remain over Operation Midland

Patel: Questions remain over Operation Midland

24 February 2021

The Home Secretary discussed the matter with MPs on Wednesday.


More than half of Britons see Covid rule rows as threat to country’s future

More than half of Britons see Covid rule rows as threat to country’s future

More than half of Britons see Covid rule rows as threat to country’s future

24 February 2021

A majority of adults also told Engage Britain that their mental health had been affected by other people’s attitude to the rules.


Man cleared of harassing Tommy Robinson after former EDL leader ‘lied’ to police

Man cleared of harassing Tommy Robinson after former EDL leader ‘lied’ to police

Man cleared of harassing Tommy Robinson after former EDL leader ‘lied’ to police

24 February 2021

Muhammad Abdul Basir, 24, was formally acquitted during a hearing at the Old Bailey.


Too early to book holidays abroad, says Priti Patel

Too early to book holidays abroad, says Priti Patel

Too early to book holidays abroad, says Priti Patel

24 February 2021

Airlines and travel firms have reported a surge in bookings since the Government revealed its road map for eased lockdown restrictions.


Complaints over e-scooters ‘free-for-all’

Complaints over e-scooters ‘free-for-all’

Complaints over e-scooters ‘free-for-all’

24 February 2021

Residents in Newcastle upon Tyne have expressed concerns over an e-scooter scheme launched during the lockdown.


NI hauliers saw revenues fall by up to 30% in January

NI hauliers saw revenues fall by up to 30% in January

NI hauliers saw revenues fall by up to 30% in January

24 February 2021

Industry representatives said animal product checks being carried out at the country’s ports needed to be digitalised.


SNP’s Blackford calls on PM to ‘rule out a return to Tory austerity cuts’

SNP’s Blackford calls on PM to ‘rule out a return to Tory austerity cuts’

SNP’s Blackford calls on PM to ‘rule out a return to Tory austerity cuts’

24 February 2021

Boris Johnson said he was ‘proud of the massive investments that the UK Treasury has made throughout the whole of the UK – £13 billion and more’.


Homeware demand buoys ‘resilient’ Ikea after stores closed in lockdown

Homeware demand buoys ‘resilient’ Ikea after stores closed in lockdown

Homeware demand buoys ‘resilient’ Ikea after stores closed in lockdown

24 February 2021

Online business made up over a quarter of sales.


Panorama presenter wins first round of libel case over ‘rogue journalism’ claims

Panorama presenter wins first round of libel case over ‘rogue journalism’ claims

Panorama presenter wins first round of libel case over ‘rogue journalism’ claims

24 February 2021

John Ware is suing Paddy French, of the Press Gang blog, over claims that his documentary Is Labour Anti-Semitic? ‘bent the truth to breaking point’.


Sir Keir Starmer urges Boris Johnson to rule out Budget tax rises

Sir Keir Starmer urges Boris Johnson to rule out Budget tax rises

Sir Keir Starmer urges Boris Johnson to rule out Budget tax rises

24 February 2021

But the PM accused Labour of presiding over council tax increases.


Boris Johnson suggests no UK boycott for Winter Olympics in Beijing

Boris Johnson suggests no UK boycott for Winter Olympics in Beijing

Boris Johnson suggests no UK boycott for Winter Olympics in Beijing

24 February 2021

Sir Ed Davey raised the prospect of a potential boycott.


Some pupils in England have lost more than two months of learning – report

Some pupils in England have lost more than two months of learning – report

Some pupils in England have lost more than two months of learning – report

24 February 2021

Research was commissioned by the Department for Education to understand the progress pupils make in the 2020 to 2021 academic year.


Facebook’s Australian news ban result of ‘misunderstanding’, says Sir Nick Clegg

Facebook’s Australian news ban result of ‘misunderstanding’, says Sir Nick Clegg

Facebook’s Australian news ban result of ‘misunderstanding’, says Sir Nick Clegg

24 February 2021

The former prime minister – now a Facebook executive – said the social network had no choice but to block news on the service last week.


Traders – NI firms need certainty around post-Brexit grace periods

Traders – NI firms need certainty around post-Brexit grace periods

Traders – NI firms need certainty around post-Brexit grace periods

24 February 2021

Aodhan Connolly said the Northern Ireland Protocol had produced the greatest disruption to commerce since the foundation of the state a century ago.


Marcus Rashford: I really appreciate my gold Blue Peter badge

Marcus Rashford: I really appreciate my gold Blue Peter badge

Marcus Rashford: I really appreciate my gold Blue Peter badge

24 February 2021

A special show will also feature children who ‘achieve incredible things’.


Salmond questions ‘highly irregular’ Crown Office intervention over evidence

Salmond questions ‘highly irregular’ Crown Office intervention over evidence

Salmond questions ‘highly irregular’ Crown Office intervention over evidence

24 February 2021

Alex Salmond’s lawyers will ask the Crown Office to preserve all material relating to its decision to intervene in his submission of evidence.


Day-long celebration to mark work of artist and writer Alasdair Gray

Day-long celebration to mark work of artist and writer Alasdair Gray

Day-long celebration to mark work of artist and writer Alasdair Gray

24 February 2021

He died in December 2019 aged 85.


Hospital department rated ‘inadequate’ after long ambulance handover delays

Hospital department rated ‘inadequate’ after long ambulance handover delays

Hospital department rated ‘inadequate’ after long ambulance handover delays

24 February 2021

Inspectors found people facing long delays before being admitted, including one patient waiting with ambulance staff for nearly eight hours.


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