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Bank boss warns EU over ‘very serious escalation’ in financial services grab

Bank boss warns EU over ‘very serious escalation’ in financial services grab

Bank boss warns EU over ‘very serious escalation’ in financial services grab

24 February 2021

Governor Andrew Bailey told MPs that moving clearing to the EU would be a potential financial stability concern in the UK.


Large cocaine seizure made in Northern Ireland

Large cocaine seizure made in Northern Ireland

Large cocaine seizure made in Northern Ireland

24 February 2021

The 20-kilo haul worth an estimated £1.6 million was discovered hidden inside an empty fuel tank being transported in a van.


Camilla praises flower growers as she reveals her passion for blooms

Camilla praises flower growers as she reveals her passion for blooms

Camilla praises flower growers as she reveals her passion for blooms

24 February 2021

The Duchess of Cornwall also launched the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition, founded in 1883 by the Royal Commonwealth Society.


Coronavirus advertising campaign launched to reinforce ‘stay at home’ message

Coronavirus advertising campaign launched to reinforce ‘stay at home’ message

Coronavirus advertising campaign launched to reinforce ‘stay at home’ message

24 February 2021

The plea to keep going with measures to curb the spread of coronavirus follows the launch of the road map out of lockdown.


Assurances sought that Westminster can act over conduct of Scottish Government

Assurances sought that Westminster can act over conduct of Scottish Government

Assurances sought that Westminster can act over conduct of Scottish Government

24 February 2021

Former minister Dr Liam Fox raised concerns over remarks made by Scotland’s former first minister Alex Salmond.


Alex Salmond offered new date to give evidence at Holyrood

Alex Salmond offered new date to give evidence at Holyrood

Alex Salmond offered new date to give evidence at Holyrood

24 February 2021

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


Woman who faked pregnancy after one-night stand sentenced to community service

Woman who faked pregnancy after one-night stand sentenced to community service

Woman who faked pregnancy after one-night stand sentenced to community service

24 February 2021

Jaclyn McGowan pleaded guilty to causing fear and alarm after lying to Jamie Aitken about being pregnant.


Funeral held for mother and daughter killed in Kilmarnock attacks

Funeral held for mother and daughter killed in Kilmarnock attacks

Funeral held for mother and daughter killed in Kilmarnock attacks

24 February 2021

NHS worker Emma Robertson Coupland and Nicole Anderson died on February 4.


Golden Cadbury’s egg sold at auction for £37,200

Golden Cadbury’s egg sold at auction for £37,200

Golden Cadbury’s egg sold at auction for £37,200

24 February 2021

The 22-carat gold egg was commissioned by Cadbury’s from royal goldsmiths Garrard & Co as part of a treasure hunt promotion in 1983.


Gething confirms pledge to offer all adults in Wales a Covid vaccine by July 31

Gething confirms pledge to offer all adults in Wales a Covid vaccine by July 31

Gething confirms pledge to offer all adults in Wales a Covid vaccine by July 31

24 February 2021

The Health Minister described Wales’ vaccine programme as the ‘beacon of hope that will help to guide us out of lockdown’.


Sturgeon: Claims Crown Office was politically influenced are downright wrong

Sturgeon: Claims Crown Office was politically influenced are downright wrong

Sturgeon: Claims Crown Office was politically influenced are downright wrong

24 February 2021

The First Minister denied there was any political pressure behind the Crown Office’s intervention that led to Alex Salmond’s evidence being redacted.


GCHQ wants AI to boost detection of child sex abuse and trafficking crimes

GCHQ wants AI to boost detection of child sex abuse and trafficking crimes

GCHQ wants AI to boost detection of child sex abuse and trafficking crimes

24 February 2021

AI technology could help analysts sift through ever-increasing and sophisticated data on criminal activity, officials said.


Patel: Questions remain over Operation Midland

Patel: Questions remain over Operation Midland

Patel: Questions remain over Operation Midland

24 February 2021

The Home Secretary discussed the matter with MPs on Wednesday.


More than half of Britons see Covid rule rows as threat to country’s future

More than half of Britons see Covid rule rows as threat to country’s future

More than half of Britons see Covid rule rows as threat to country’s future

24 February 2021

A majority of adults also told Engage Britain that their mental health had been affected by other people’s attitude to the rules.


Man cleared of harassing Tommy Robinson after former EDL leader ‘lied’ to police

Man cleared of harassing Tommy Robinson after former EDL leader ‘lied’ to police

Man cleared of harassing Tommy Robinson after former EDL leader ‘lied’ to police

24 February 2021

Muhammad Abdul Basir, 24, was formally acquitted during a hearing at the Old Bailey.


Too early to book holidays abroad, says Priti Patel

Too early to book holidays abroad, says Priti Patel

Too early to book holidays abroad, says Priti Patel

24 February 2021

Airlines and travel firms have reported a surge in bookings since the Government revealed its road map for eased lockdown restrictions.


Complaints over e-scooters ‘free-for-all’

Complaints over e-scooters ‘free-for-all’

Complaints over e-scooters ‘free-for-all’

24 February 2021

Residents in Newcastle upon Tyne have expressed concerns over an e-scooter scheme launched during the lockdown.


NI hauliers saw revenues fall by up to 30% in January

NI hauliers saw revenues fall by up to 30% in January

NI hauliers saw revenues fall by up to 30% in January

24 February 2021

Industry representatives said animal product checks being carried out at the country’s ports needed to be digitalised.


SNP’s Blackford calls on PM to ‘rule out a return to Tory austerity cuts’

SNP’s Blackford calls on PM to ‘rule out a return to Tory austerity cuts’

SNP’s Blackford calls on PM to ‘rule out a return to Tory austerity cuts’

24 February 2021

Boris Johnson said he was ‘proud of the massive investments that the UK Treasury has made throughout the whole of the UK – £13 billion and more’.


Homeware demand buoys ‘resilient’ Ikea after stores closed in lockdown

Homeware demand buoys ‘resilient’ Ikea after stores closed in lockdown

Homeware demand buoys ‘resilient’ Ikea after stores closed in lockdown

24 February 2021

Online business made up over a quarter of sales.


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