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Watchdog calls for greater oversight of algorithms

Watchdog calls for greater oversight of algorithms

Watchdog calls for greater oversight of algorithms

19 January 2021

The Competition and Markets Authority has warned that algorithms used by private firms could harm consumers if misused.


Care homes must remain priority as vaccine rollout expands, Government told

Care homes must remain priority as vaccine rollout expands, Government told

Care homes must remain priority as vaccine rollout expands, Government told

19 January 2021

According to the Prime Minister, half of elderly residents have received at least one dose.


Roxanne Pallett wins fight over legal costs after phone-hacking settlement

Roxanne Pallett wins fight over legal costs after phone-hacking settlement

Roxanne Pallett wins fight over legal costs after phone-hacking settlement

19 January 2021

Roxanne Pallett had agreed a £99,500 settlement with Mirror Group Newspapers late in 2020, a High Court judge heard


Missed opportunities over rehabilitating young adult prisoners – report

Missed opportunities over rehabilitating young adult prisoners – report

Missed opportunities over rehabilitating young adult prisoners – report

19 January 2021

The findings were published by chief inspector of prisons Charlie Taylor on Wednesday.


Life in lockdown: How to look after your mental health

Life in lockdown: How to look after your mental health

Life in lockdown: How to look after your mental health

19 January 2021

A doctor shares his tips for taking care of your mental wellbeing while living under pandemic restrictions.


Emergency services had fears of ‘marauding terrorist’ amid Manchester explosion

Emergency services had fears of ‘marauding terrorist’ amid Manchester explosion

Emergency services had fears of ‘marauding terrorist’ amid Manchester explosion

19 January 2021

The inquiry, which began last September, heard that there had been ‘reports of a shooting’ as well as an explosion.


Lockdown measures extended until mid-February in Scotland – Sturgeon

Lockdown measures extended until mid-February in Scotland – Sturgeon

Lockdown measures extended until mid-February in Scotland – Sturgeon

19 January 2021

The First Minister outlined the change to MSPs in the Scottish Parliament.


US lawyers lodge appeal against block on Julian Assange’s extradition

US lawyers lodge appeal against block on Julian Assange’s extradition

US lawyers lodge appeal against block on Julian Assange’s extradition

19 January 2021

District Judge Vanessa Baraitser ruled against extradition, citing the suicide risk for the WikiLeaks founder.


Racecourse vaccination centre to shut for day to allow horse racing to continue

Racecourse vaccination centre to shut for day to allow horse racing to continue

Racecourse vaccination centre to shut for day to allow horse racing to continue

19 January 2021

Newbury Racecourse provides up to 1,500 jabs per day.


Door open to talks with EU on visa arrangements for musicians, minister says

Door open to talks with EU on visa arrangements for musicians, minister says

Door open to talks with EU on visa arrangements for musicians, minister says

19 January 2021

Culture minister Caroline Dinenage said the Government is willing to discuss the issue again.


MGM Resorts ditches plan for £8bn takeover of Ladbrokes owner

MGM Resorts ditches plan for £8bn takeover of Ladbrokes owner

MGM Resorts ditches plan for £8bn takeover of Ladbrokes owner

19 January 2021

Entain rejected MGM’s approach earlier this month.


More pupils in English schools last week than during first lockdown, data says

More pupils in English schools last week than during first lockdown, data says

More pupils in English schools last week than during first lockdown, data says

19 January 2021

Figures suggest 21% of primary school pupils and 5% of secondary school students attended classrooms.


Ferrari motorway crash blamed on Storm Christoph

Ferrari motorway crash blamed on Storm Christoph

Ferrari motorway crash blamed on Storm Christoph

19 January 2021

The vehicle smashed through a barrier on the M621 near Leeds.


Fossil is ‘missing link’ between modern starfish and their ancestors – study

Fossil is ‘missing link’ between modern starfish and their ancestors – study

Fossil is ‘missing link’ between modern starfish and their ancestors – study

19 January 2021

The fossil species has an intricate design, discovered in the Anti-Atlas mountain range in Morocco, with feathery arms akin to a lacework.


Government may take regional approach when reopening schools, medical chief says

Government may take regional approach when reopening schools, medical chief says

Government may take regional approach when reopening schools, medical chief says

19 January 2021

The deputy chief medical officer told MPs that ‘some glimmers of hope’ are becoming apparent in London.


Boris Johnson will not be caught napping in Downing Street, say aides

Boris Johnson will not be caught napping in Downing Street, say aides

Boris Johnson will not be caught napping in Downing Street, say aides

19 January 2021

The Prime Minister has a packed diary during the working day, with no space for a short sleep, his press secretary, Allegra Stratton, said.


Major labels warn ‘disruption’ to streaming could ‘diminish UK competitiveness’

Major labels warn ‘disruption’ to streaming could ‘diminish UK competitiveness’

Major labels warn ‘disruption’ to streaming could ‘diminish UK competitiveness’

19 January 2021

Representatives of Sony Music, Warner Music and Universal Music were grilled by MPs.


Raab hints at UK refuge for backers of detained Kremlin critic Navalny

Raab hints at UK refuge for backers of detained Kremlin critic Navalny

Raab hints at UK refuge for backers of detained Kremlin critic Navalny

19 January 2021

The Foreign Secretary confirmed he has held detailed discussions with Home Secretary Priti Patel about the UK’s response.


Black and minority workers 26 times worse hit in Covid employment crisis

Black and minority workers 26 times worse hit in Covid employment crisis

Black and minority workers 26 times worse hit in Covid employment crisis

19 January 2021

The Trades Union Congress called on the Government to mandate companies to report the gap between employees from different ethnic backgrounds.


Thousands of freight firms face £550 daily fines in London’s blind spot scheme

Thousands of freight firms face £550 daily fines in London’s blind spot scheme

Thousands of freight firms face £550 daily fines in London’s blind spot scheme

19 January 2021

HGVs are given a rating of between zero and five stars based on how much the driver can see through their cab window.


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