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Ministers not obliged to order ‘McMafia orders’, court hears

Ministers not obliged to order ‘McMafia orders’, court hears

Ministers not obliged to order ‘McMafia orders’, court hears

27 October 2021

A judicial review is looking into why the Scottish Government did not try to place an unexplained wealth order on former US President Donald Trump.


Metropolitan Police officer to appear in court charged with rape

Metropolitan Police officer to appear in court charged with rape

Metropolitan Police officer to appear in court charged with rape

27 October 2021

Pc Adam Zaman, 28, was charged by City of London Police on Wednesday.


Economy to regain pre-Covid peak at year-end, but inflation clouds outlook – OBR

Economy to regain pre-Covid peak at year-end, but inflation clouds outlook – OBR

Economy to regain pre-Covid peak at year-end, but inflation clouds outlook – OBR

27 October 2021

The Office for Budget Responsibility also revealed taxes have gone up the fastest in a single year since 1993’s Black Wednesday.


Draught beer and cider taxes cut in alcohol duty shake-up

Draught beer and cider taxes cut in alcohol duty shake-up

Draught beer and cider taxes cut in alcohol duty shake-up

27 October 2021

The Chancellor said the planned increase in duty on spirits such as Scotch whisky, wine, cider and beer will be cancelled from midnight.


Big property developers face levy to pay for removal of dangerous cladding

Big property developers face levy to pay for removal of dangerous cladding

Big property developers face levy to pay for removal of dangerous cladding

27 October 2021

Developers with more than £25 million in profit will be taxed at a 4% rate, the Chancellor said.


Water firm admits sewage discharge offences

Water firm admits sewage discharge offences

Water firm admits sewage discharge offences

27 October 2021

Effluent came out of a manhole and into Coundon Burn in County Durham in 2017.


Burglar admits plot to get £26m haul stolen from stars’ homes out of country

Burglar admits plot to get £26m haul stolen from stars’ homes out of country

Burglar admits plot to get £26m haul stolen from stars’ homes out of country

27 October 2021

Jugoslav Jovanovic was part of an organised international gang of thieves who ransacked the Kensington mansion of socialite Tamara Ecclestone in 2019.


At a glance: Key points from Budget 2021

At a glance: Key points from Budget 2021

At a glance: Key points from Budget 2021

27 October 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak promised to help families meet the rising cost of living.


DUP leader threatens early Stormont election if no progress on protocol

DUP leader threatens early Stormont election if no progress on protocol

DUP leader threatens early Stormont election if no progress on protocol

27 October 2021

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson was speaking after the Prime Minister agreed with him that conditions for invoking Article 16 have been met.


MPs adopt mixed stance on wearing face masks in packed Commons for Budget

MPs adopt mixed stance on wearing face masks in packed Commons for Budget

MPs adopt mixed stance on wearing face masks in packed Commons for Budget

27 October 2021

Conservative former prime minister Theresa May wore a face covering as did Health Secretary Sajid Javid.


Dame Maureen Lipman borrowed Corrie hat for big day at Windsor Castle

Dame Maureen Lipman borrowed Corrie hat for big day at Windsor Castle

Dame Maureen Lipman borrowed Corrie hat for big day at Windsor Castle

27 October 2021

The actress was recognised for a varied career on stage, screen and television spanning more than five decades.


Sunak insists ‘our plan is working’ as he promises help with cost of living

Sunak insists ‘our plan is working’ as he promises help with cost of living

Sunak insists ‘our plan is working’ as he promises help with cost of living

27 October 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the recovery this year was stronger than forecast.


Police officer recruitment drive tops 11,000

Police officer recruitment drive tops 11,000

Police officer recruitment drive tops 11,000

27 October 2021

The overall provisional headcount of officers in England and Wales is now 139,908, according to Home Office figures to the end of September.


Insulate Britain protesters squirted with ink as they block roads

Insulate Britain protesters squirted with ink as they block roads

Insulate Britain protesters squirted with ink as they block roads

27 October 2021

Dozens of demonstrators have been arrested after blocking a junction of the M25 and a major London road.


Miliband challenges Johnson over Cop26 ambitions on PMQs return

Miliband challenges Johnson over Cop26 ambitions on PMQs return

Miliband challenges Johnson over Cop26 ambitions on PMQs return

27 October 2021

The shadow energy secretary was a late replacement for Sir Keir Starmer, who has tested positive for Covid-19.


Plumber to retrain for new career after £300,000 scratchcard win

Plumber to retrain for new career after £300,000 scratchcard win

Plumber to retrain for new career after £300,000 scratchcard win

27 October 2021

Sean Irwin, 36, bought the card after popping into a newsagent in Brentwood, Essex, for water.


Drugs and vaccines help pharma giant GSK beat expectations

Drugs and vaccines help pharma giant GSK beat expectations

Drugs and vaccines help pharma giant GSK beat expectations

27 October 2021

The company revealed that turnover grew by 5% to £9.1 billion in the third quarter, surpassing an analyst consensus of around £8.7 billion.


Climate activists end overnight protest at Science Museum over fossil fuel sponsors

Climate activists end overnight protest at Science Museum over fossil fuel sponsors

Climate activists end overnight protest at Science Museum over fossil fuel sponsors

27 October 2021

Young demonstrators ‘occupied’ the museum for 18 hours and handed out leaflets to visitors about its sponsorship deals with oil companies.


Border poll would ‘polarise’ Northern Ireland’s communities

Border poll would ‘polarise’ Northern Ireland’s communities

Border poll would ‘polarise’ Northern Ireland’s communities

27 October 2021

Sir Jeffrey claimed that the majority of people in the province want to remain part of the UK.


Protester dressed as Boris Johnson sets fire to prop boat in Cop26 stunt

Protester dressed as Boris Johnson sets fire to prop boat in Cop26 stunt

Protester dressed as Boris Johnson sets fire to prop boat in Cop26 stunt

27 October 2021

Ocean Rebellion is an offshoot of climate change group Extinction Rebellion.


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