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Sunak commits to spend 2.5% of GDP on defence by 2030

Sunak commits to spend 2.5% of GDP on defence by 2030

Sunak commits to spend 2.5% of GDP on defence by 2030

23 April 2024

This re-commits to a target set by Boris Johnson in 2022 and firms up the Prime Minister’s own stance on the defence budget.


Irish premier apologises on behalf of state to Stardust victims and families

Irish premier apologises on behalf of state to Stardust victims and families

Irish premier apologises on behalf of state to Stardust victims and families

23 April 2024

Forty-eight people were killed when a blaze ripped through the Dublin nightclub in 1981.


Sister in new plea for information 48 years after three-year-old disappeared

Sister in new plea for information 48 years after three-year-old disappeared

Sister in new plea for information 48 years after three-year-old disappeared

23 April 2024

Sandy Davidson went missing from his grandmother’s house in North Ayrshire on April 23, 1976 and has not been seen since.


King’s charity reveals next round of food waste workshops backed by Jamie Oliver

King’s charity reveals next round of food waste workshops backed by Jamie Oliver

King’s charity reveals next round of food waste workshops backed by Jamie Oliver

23 April 2024

Applications are now open for schools in Scotland to apply for The King’s Foundation’s latest Food for the Future education programme.


Dropping Windrush recommendations was unlawful discrimination, court told

Dropping Windrush recommendations was unlawful discrimination, court told

Dropping Windrush recommendations was unlawful discrimination, court told

23 April 2024

The Windrush scandal – which campaigners have since said should be known as the Home Office scandal – emerged in 2018.


Former FM to lead Welsh Labour campaign donations review

Former FM to lead Welsh Labour campaign donations review

Former FM to lead Welsh Labour campaign donations review

23 April 2024

Carwyn Jones will hold a review into Welsh Labour’s leadership election process, including campaign financing.


Post Office sought to make Horizon bugs sound ‘non-emotive’, inquiry told

Post Office sought to make Horizon bugs sound ‘non-emotive’, inquiry told

Post Office sought to make Horizon bugs sound ‘non-emotive’, inquiry told

23 April 2024

Susan Crichton, the Post Office’s general counsel before resigning in 2013, agreed it demonstrated an ‘element of smoke and mirrors’.


Rate cuts somewhat closer but risks of acting too early remain – Bank economist

Rate cuts somewhat closer but risks of acting too early remain – Bank economist

Rate cuts somewhat closer but risks of acting too early remain – Bank economist

23 April 2024

Huw Pill argued the economic outlook has ‘not changed substantially’, in a speech in London.


Rishi Sunak declines to rule out July general election

Rishi Sunak declines to rule out July general election

Rishi Sunak declines to rule out July general election

23 April 2024

The Prime Minister has travelled to Poland to announce a military aid package for Ukraine.


Lack of NHS dentist appointments not good enough, Tory former minister says

Lack of NHS dentist appointments not good enough, Tory former minister says

Lack of NHS dentist appointments not good enough, Tory former minister says

23 April 2024

Dame Andrea Jenkyns said her constituents are ‘desperately’ pleading for appointments, with one suffering from crumbling teeth during pregnancy.


Families want ‘truth, answers and accountability’ at Covid inquiry hearing in NI

Families want ‘truth, answers and accountability’ at Covid inquiry hearing in NI

Families want ‘truth, answers and accountability’ at Covid inquiry hearing in NI

23 April 2024

The inquiry chaired by Baroness Hallett will sit in Belfast for three weeks from next Tuesday.


Rival Covid-19 jab developers face off in High Court patent trial

Rival Covid-19 jab developers face off in High Court patent trial

Rival Covid-19 jab developers face off in High Court patent trial

23 April 2024

Moderna, Pfizer and BioNTech are in a dispute over the rights to life-saving vaccine technology patents.


Bibby Stockholm residents report poor mental health and ‘airport-style security’

Bibby Stockholm residents report poor mental health and ‘airport-style security’

Bibby Stockholm residents report poor mental health and ‘airport-style security’

23 April 2024

Multiple former residents told the Bibby Stockholm: A People’s Inquiry of conditions on board the barge.


‘It’s fine’ former head teacher allegedly told abused youngster

‘It’s fine’ former head teacher allegedly told abused youngster

‘It’s fine’ former head teacher allegedly told abused youngster

23 April 2024

Neil Foden, 66, denies 20 alleged offences against five children.


Crispin Blunt released under investigation after arrest on suspicion of rape

Crispin Blunt released under investigation after arrest on suspicion of rape

Crispin Blunt released under investigation after arrest on suspicion of rape

23 April 2024

The MP for Reigate, who had the Tory whip withdrawn after he was detained in October, has not been re-bailed.


UN leads international criticism of Sunak’s Rwanda plan

UN leads international criticism of Sunak’s Rwanda plan

UN leads international criticism of Sunak’s Rwanda plan

23 April 2024

The United Nations and the Council of Europe have severely criticised the plan to send asylum seekers on a one-way trip to Rwanda.


What is behind the FTSE 100 record high and what does it mean?

What is behind the FTSE 100 record high and what does it mean?

What is behind the FTSE 100 record high and what does it mean?

23 April 2024

The UK’s top stock market index hit a new peak on Tuesday amid improving investor confidence.


Four Aboriginal spears repatriated to Australia after more than 250 years

Four Aboriginal spears repatriated to Australia after more than 250 years

Four Aboriginal spears repatriated to Australia after more than 250 years

23 April 2024

Dame Sally Davies, Master of Trinity College in Cambridge, said it was the ‘right decision’ to return the spears.


Tommy Robinson cleared of refusing to leave march after police paperwork error

Tommy Robinson cleared of refusing to leave march after police paperwork error

Tommy Robinson cleared of refusing to leave march after police paperwork error

23 April 2024

The senior Metropolitan Police officer who signed the dispersal order admitted it may not have been lawful.


Police confident they will catch whoever fatally shot dog walker

Police confident they will catch whoever fatally shot dog walker

Police confident they will catch whoever fatally shot dog walker

23 April 2024

Brian Low died in Perthshire in February.


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