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Academic careers of young ‘thrown into chaos’ by pandemic – Edward

Academic careers of young ‘thrown into chaos’ by pandemic – Edward

Academic careers of young ‘thrown into chaos’ by pandemic – Edward

24 February 2021

The Earl of Wessex achieved his Duke of Edinburgh’s Award gold award in 1986 and has been heavily involved with the charity.


Sydney Devine’s family take ‘comfort’ in fan messages ahead of funeral

Sydney Devine’s family take ‘comfort’ in fan messages ahead of funeral

Sydney Devine’s family take ‘comfort’ in fan messages ahead of funeral

24 February 2021

The funeral has had to be scaled back to the maximum of 20 people but will take place in Ayr on Thursday.


Statins do not cause muscle pain or stiffness any more than a placebo – study

Statins do not cause muscle pain or stiffness any more than a placebo – study

Statins do not cause muscle pain or stiffness any more than a placebo – study

24 February 2021

People thinking about taking the drugs should be ‘reassured’ by the finding, experts said.


Call to extend tax relief on public toilets to libraries and community centres

Call to extend tax relief on public toilets to libraries and community centres

Call to extend tax relief on public toilets to libraries and community centres

24 February 2021

Nearly 4,000 standalone facilities in England and Wales will benefit from the business rate exemption.


‘Zoom-fatigue’ and lack of social activities could increase university dropouts

‘Zoom-fatigue’ and lack of social activities could increase university dropouts

‘Zoom-fatigue’ and lack of social activities could increase university dropouts

24 February 2021

Students may be left with fewer vital life skills after pandemic has ‘decimated’ academic experience, charity says.


Free ports not permitted for tax-free storage of luxury goods, MPs told

Free ports not permitted for tax-free storage of luxury goods, MPs told

Free ports not permitted for tax-free storage of luxury goods, MPs told

24 February 2021

Ministers told MPs that areas could be stripped of their free port status if evidence of tax fraud is found.


Tiger Woods at beginning of long road to recovery, says leading surgeon

Tiger Woods at beginning of long road to recovery, says leading surgeon

Tiger Woods at beginning of long road to recovery, says leading surgeon

24 February 2021

The golf star has had an operation on open fractures to his tibia and fibula.


Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

24 February 2021

Corby, Peterborough and Leicester are recording the highest rates.


Inquest told how brothers were engulfed by tide on ‘very safe beach’

Inquest told how brothers were engulfed by tide on ‘very safe beach’

Inquest told how brothers were engulfed by tide on ‘very safe beach’

24 February 2021

Muhammad Azhar Shabbir, 18, and Ali Athar Shabbir, 16, died after paddling near St Annes Pier in Lancashire.


Salmond offered new date for evidence as committee recalls Lord Advocate

Salmond offered new date for evidence as committee recalls Lord Advocate

Salmond offered new date for evidence as committee recalls Lord Advocate

24 February 2021

The former first minister could now face MSPs on Friday after he pulled out of his evidence session on Wednesday.


Reform UK supporters most vaccine hesitant among voters – study

Reform UK supporters most vaccine hesitant among voters – study

Reform UK supporters most vaccine hesitant among voters – study

24 February 2021

A study by Oxford University found high support among those who currently intend to vote for the Conservatives, Labour or Liberal Democrats.


Labour plans to give councils power to take over vacant shops

Labour plans to give councils power to take over vacant shops

Labour plans to give councils power to take over vacant shops

24 February 2021

Shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds says councils should be able to repurpose commercial properties that have been vacant for at least 12 months.


Health Minister says Northern Ireland should not ease restrictions too quickly

Health Minister says Northern Ireland should not ease restrictions too quickly

Health Minister says Northern Ireland should not ease restrictions too quickly

24 February 2021

Robin Swann defended the gradual, step-by-step and cautious approach adopted by ministers.


Peter Capaldi donates Doctor Who series finale script to charity auction

Peter Capaldi donates Doctor Who series finale script to charity auction

Peter Capaldi donates Doctor Who series finale script to charity auction

24 February 2021

The one-off shooting script for The Doctor Falls has been signed and personalised by the Glaswegian actor.


Smartphone app helps eye patients monitor vision from home

Smartphone app helps eye patients monitor vision from home

Smartphone app helps eye patients monitor vision from home

24 February 2021

Patients at Moorfields Eye Hospital are testing an app that allows them to check their vision from home during lockdown.


‘Victory’ – campaigners with learning disabilities celebrate vaccine news

‘Victory’ – campaigners with learning disabilities celebrate vaccine news

‘Victory’ – campaigners with learning disabilities celebrate vaccine news

24 February 2021

‘Today is something to celebrate. This is a step forward,’ said Harry Roche.


Ribena ditches plastic straws on cartons for paper alternative

Ribena ditches plastic straws on cartons for paper alternative

Ribena ditches plastic straws on cartons for paper alternative

24 February 2021

The company said the move would save up to 16 tonnes of plastic from being produced per year.


Parliament to gift ornate lamps costing £175,000 for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Parliament to gift ornate lamps costing £175,000 for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Parliament to gift ornate lamps costing £175,000 for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

24 February 2021

Ornate lamp sculptures will be installed at the staircase leading to an existing fountain in New Palace Yard at the Palace of Westminster.


Highland ospreys have names migrated to Mars

Highland ospreys have names migrated to Mars

Highland ospreys have names migrated to Mars

24 February 2021

Details of the four birds were taken on board Nasa’s Perseverance rover.


Time to put brakes on reckless drivers renting supercars, says MP

Time to put brakes on reckless drivers renting supercars, says MP

Time to put brakes on reckless drivers renting supercars, says MP

24 February 2021

Labour’s Holly Lynch said the Government must ‘call time on reckless drivers’ and ‘irresponsible hire companies’.


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