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False results from rapid Covid tests ‘could lead to more schools closing’

False results from rapid Covid tests ‘could lead to more schools closing’

False results from rapid Covid tests ‘could lead to more schools closing’

24 March 2021

Experts said the tests could be put to better use than the current mass testing strategy for businesses, schools and healthcare workers.


ITV boss Carolyn McCall takes 20% pay cut during pandemic

ITV boss Carolyn McCall takes 20% pay cut during pandemic

ITV boss Carolyn McCall takes 20% pay cut during pandemic

24 March 2021

The announcement comes as the broadcaster revealed the median pay gap between men and women rose to 9.8% – up from 8.7% a year earlier.


Charles and Camilla begin official visit to Greece

Charles and Camilla begin official visit to Greece

Charles and Camilla begin official visit to Greece

24 March 2021

The couple are attending the Bicentenary Independence Day celebrations.


Man charged after bomb disposal team called to suspicious item at Holyroodhouse

Man charged after bomb disposal team called to suspicious item at Holyroodhouse

Man charged after bomb disposal team called to suspicious item at Holyroodhouse

24 March 2021

Police were called to the Queen’s official residence in Scotland at about 8.50pm on Tuesday after the object was reported.


Covid inquiry must look at actions of devolved governments, says Welsh Secretary

Covid inquiry must look at actions of devolved governments, says Welsh Secretary

Covid inquiry must look at actions of devolved governments, says Welsh Secretary

24 March 2021

Simon Hart said some decision-making in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland has ’caused confusion’ for the public.


Brother of missing student ‘deeply concerned’ for his safety

Brother of missing student ‘deeply concerned’ for his safety

Brother of missing student ‘deeply concerned’ for his safety

24 March 2021

Shakeel Muhammad went for a walk in a park in Hanwell, west London, on March 16 and has not been seen since.


Governments demand talks with Treasury over spending in devolved nations

Governments demand talks with Treasury over spending in devolved nations

Governments demand talks with Treasury over spending in devolved nations

24 March 2021

The finance ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland issued a joint statement over concerns that they are being bypassed by Westminster.


Parents placing pressure on teachers to award high grades ‘could be malpractice’

Parents placing pressure on teachers to award high grades ‘could be malpractice’

Parents placing pressure on teachers to award high grades ‘could be malpractice’

24 March 2021

Ofqual is urging teachers to question whether any of their judgments may be affected by ‘unconscious beliefs or types of bias’.


Military were used to make up for ‘deficiencies’ exposed by pandemic, MPs say

Military were used to make up for ‘deficiencies’ exposed by pandemic, MPs say

Military were used to make up for ‘deficiencies’ exposed by pandemic, MPs say

24 March 2021

The Defence Select Committee praised the change in ‘mindset’ the armed forces brought to the response but said pandemic plans had been found wanting.


Scientists discover how human brains grow larger than other apes

Scientists discover how human brains grow larger than other apes

Scientists discover how human brains grow larger than other apes

24 March 2021

The study compared brain organoids grown from human, gorilla and chimpanzee stem cells.


Chicks hatched in care homes to boost residents’ well-being

Chicks hatched in care homes to boost residents’ well-being

Chicks hatched in care homes to boost residents’ well-being

24 March 2021

Residents at homes operated by CHD Living were given hatching kits by staff as part of an initiative to boost health and well-being.


Harry voices concerns over ‘misinformation’ as he lands new US think tank role

Harry voices concerns over ‘misinformation’ as he lands new US think tank role

Harry voices concerns over ‘misinformation’ as he lands new US think tank role

24 March 2021

The Duke of Sussex will join the non-profit Aspen Institute’s new ‘Commission on Information Disorder’.


Retailers pledge to improve diversity and inclusion

Retailers pledge to improve diversity and inclusion

Retailers pledge to improve diversity and inclusion

24 March 2021

More than one in five retailers have no women on their boards and there are ‘very few’ black or ethnic minority leaders, a study found.


Nationwide to allow 13,000 office staff to choose where they work

Nationwide to allow 13,000 office staff to choose where they work

Nationwide to allow 13,000 office staff to choose where they work

24 March 2021

The lending giant will close three small offices in Swindon as it trims the network in response to the shift to remote working.


MPs call on BBC to ‘clarify’ scale of licence fee evasion

MPs call on BBC to ‘clarify’ scale of licence fee evasion

MPs call on BBC to ‘clarify’ scale of licence fee evasion

24 March 2021

The DCMS Committee says the broadcaster has not provided more precise figures to its inquiry into public service broadcasting.


Covid-19 case rates at lowest level since September in most regions

Covid-19 case rates at lowest level since September in most regions

Covid-19 case rates at lowest level since September in most regions

24 March 2021

Yorkshire and the Humber is the only region currently recording a rise.


Harry Dunn lawyers request texts and calls made by suspect after fatal crash

Harry Dunn lawyers request texts and calls made by suspect after fatal crash

Harry Dunn lawyers request texts and calls made by suspect after fatal crash

24 March 2021

The formal requests come as part of the Dunn family’s civil claim against Anne Sacoolas in the US.


Suspected drugs gang targeted in dawn raids across the UK

Suspected drugs gang targeted in dawn raids across the UK

Suspected drugs gang targeted in dawn raids across the UK

24 March 2021

Sixteen people were arrested and drugs as well as around £150,000 in cash were seized.


The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh’s 10 great-grandchildren

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh’s 10 great-grandchildren

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh’s 10 great-grandchildren

24 March 2021

Lucas Philip Tindall is the latest addition to the royal family.


Man arrested after bomb disposal team called to suspicious item at Holyroodhouse

Man arrested after bomb disposal team called to suspicious item at Holyroodhouse

Man arrested after bomb disposal team called to suspicious item at Holyroodhouse

24 March 2021

Police Scotland said a 39-year-old man has been arrested.


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