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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.


Panorama presenter wins first round of libel case over ‘rogue journalism’ claims

Panorama presenter wins first round of libel case over ‘rogue journalism’ claims

Panorama presenter wins first round of libel case over ‘rogue journalism’ claims

24 February 2021

John Ware is suing Paddy French, of the Press Gang blog, over claims that his documentary Is Labour Anti-Semitic? ‘bent the truth to breaking point’.


Sir Keir Starmer urges Boris Johnson to rule out Budget tax rises

Sir Keir Starmer urges Boris Johnson to rule out Budget tax rises

Sir Keir Starmer urges Boris Johnson to rule out Budget tax rises

24 February 2021

But the PM accused Labour of presiding over council tax increases.


Boris Johnson suggests no UK boycott for Winter Olympics in Beijing

Boris Johnson suggests no UK boycott for Winter Olympics in Beijing

Boris Johnson suggests no UK boycott for Winter Olympics in Beijing

24 February 2021

Sir Ed Davey raised the prospect of a potential boycott.


Some pupils in England have lost more than two months of learning – report

Some pupils in England have lost more than two months of learning – report

Some pupils in England have lost more than two months of learning – report

24 February 2021

Research was commissioned by the Department for Education to understand the progress pupils make in the 2020 to 2021 academic year.


Facebook’s Australian news ban result of ‘misunderstanding’, says Sir Nick Clegg

Facebook’s Australian news ban result of ‘misunderstanding’, says Sir Nick Clegg

Facebook’s Australian news ban result of ‘misunderstanding’, says Sir Nick Clegg

24 February 2021

The former prime minister – now a Facebook executive – said the social network had no choice but to block news on the service last week.


Traders – NI firms need certainty around post-Brexit grace periods

Traders – NI firms need certainty around post-Brexit grace periods

Traders – NI firms need certainty around post-Brexit grace periods

24 February 2021

Aodhan Connolly said the Northern Ireland Protocol had produced the greatest disruption to commerce since the foundation of the state a century ago.


Marcus Rashford: I really appreciate my gold Blue Peter badge

Marcus Rashford: I really appreciate my gold Blue Peter badge

Marcus Rashford: I really appreciate my gold Blue Peter badge

24 February 2021

A special show will also feature children who ‘achieve incredible things’.


Salmond questions ‘highly irregular’ Crown Office intervention over evidence

Salmond questions ‘highly irregular’ Crown Office intervention over evidence

Salmond questions ‘highly irregular’ Crown Office intervention over evidence

24 February 2021

Alex Salmond’s lawyers will ask the Crown Office to preserve all material relating to its decision to intervene in his submission of evidence.


Day-long celebration to mark work of artist and writer Alasdair Gray

Day-long celebration to mark work of artist and writer Alasdair Gray

Day-long celebration to mark work of artist and writer Alasdair Gray

24 February 2021

He died in December 2019 aged 85.


Hospital department rated ‘inadequate’ after long ambulance handover delays

Hospital department rated ‘inadequate’ after long ambulance handover delays

Hospital department rated ‘inadequate’ after long ambulance handover delays

24 February 2021

Inspectors found people facing long delays before being admitted, including one patient waiting with ambulance staff for nearly eight hours.


Lewis criticises Murphy over ‘untenable’ claims about victims’ payment funding

Lewis criticises Murphy over ‘untenable’ claims about victims’ payment funding

Lewis criticises Murphy over ‘untenable’ claims about victims’ payment funding

24 February 2021

The Northern Ireland Secretary said it is not credible for Stormont’s Finance Minister to say the Executive does not have the money for the scheme.


What next for Tiger Woods following horrific car crash?

What next for Tiger Woods following horrific car crash?

What next for Tiger Woods following horrific car crash?

24 February 2021

The 15-time major champion faces a lengthy absence from the golf course.


All adults on GP learning disability register will get vaccine priority

All adults on GP learning disability register will get vaccine priority

All adults on GP learning disability register will get vaccine priority

24 February 2021

BBC presenter Jo Whiley, whose sister has learning disabilities, said she was ‘crying with joy’ at the news.


Black cab rapist John Worboys loses appeal against life sentence

Black cab rapist John Worboys loses appeal against life sentence

Black cab rapist John Worboys loses appeal against life sentence

24 February 2021

The 63-year-old was jailed for life with a minimum term of six years at the Old Bailey in December 2019 for spiking the drinks of four women.


Van-Tam defends ‘painstakingly cautious’ coronavirus road map

Van-Tam defends ‘painstakingly cautious’ coronavirus road map

Van-Tam defends ‘painstakingly cautious’ coronavirus road map

24 February 2021

England’s deputy chief medical officer, Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, said it is better to ‘do this once and get it right’ than be forced into U-turns.


TikTok removed 90 million videos in last six months of 2020

TikTok removed 90 million videos in last six months of 2020

TikTok removed 90 million videos in last six months of 2020

24 February 2021

The video-sharing app said it was making efforts to clamp down on misinformation during the pandemic.


Schoolgirl dresses up as different character each day to raise money for charity

Schoolgirl dresses up as different character each day to raise money for charity

Schoolgirl dresses up as different character each day to raise money for charity

24 February 2021

Eight-year-old Pearl Parkin has recreated the looks of celebrities including Billie Eilish, David Bowie, Frida Kahlo and Lady Gaga.


Waiting lists will take many years to deal with, health chief warns

Waiting lists will take many years to deal with, health chief warns

Waiting lists will take many years to deal with, health chief warns

24 February 2021

NHS Confederation chief executive Danny Mortimer said investment in people and facilities is needed.


Government focused on making Northern Ireland Protocol ‘work in positive way’

Government focused on making Northern Ireland Protocol ‘work in positive way’

Government focused on making Northern Ireland Protocol ‘work in positive way’

24 February 2021

Secretary of State Brandon Lewis said the new Irish Sea trading arrangements offer ‘huge competitive advantages’ for the region.


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