A new £20 banknote featuring the artist JMW Turner is set to enter circulation this week .The new note will be made of polymer and features sophisticated security features with the Bank of England hailing it as the "most secure banknote yet".
Hundreds of thousands of people have signed two separate petitions in the wake of Caroline Flack's death.
The number of people in work in Britain jumped again at the end of last year, according to data which underscores how the labour market has defied a broader economic slowdown in the run-up to December's election. Full-time employment accounted for most of the growth, while self-employment also rose strongly, the Office for National Statistics data showed. Signs of weakness in the labour market in the autumn - when Britain faced deep uncertainty about Brexit and the outcome of a polarising national election - prompted two Bank of England interest-rate setters to vote for a cut to borrowing costs.
A hospital director in Wuhan has died of coronavirus after dedicating all the resources of his hospital to helping deal with the outbreak.Liu Zhiming, director of Wuhan Wuchang Hospital, was pronounced dead at 10.20am on Tuesday after “all-out efforts to save him failed”, said the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission.
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To mark the 35th anniversary of EastEnders, the soap is celebrating with a suitably dramatic plot line.Executive producer Jon Sen said show bosses wanted to do "something epic" and make a series of ambitious episodes to mark the occasion.
Leo Varadkar has said his party is preparing to go into opposition in the new Dail. After a six-hour parliamentary party meeting on Monday, the Fine Gael leader said he "relishes the challenge" to lead in opposition.
Every day, huge explosions on the Sun erupt with massive amounts of energy, flinging particles out into space.These events, called coronal mass ejections, largely made up of hydrogen particles, tear through the solar system at speeds of around 2 million miles per hour – this is also known as solar wind.
John Bolton breaks his silence after Trump impeachment: 'I knew what I was getting into'Former national security adviser scant on details about Ukraine, but says he worries ‘effort to write history’ will be censored
TalkRadio has been fined £75,000 over failing to uphold “impartiality” during episodes of a show hosted by former MP George Galloway.Three episodes of Mr Galloway’s programme failed to maintain due impartiality while talking about the Salisbury poisoning and allegations of antisemitism in the Labour Party, the broadcasting watchdog Ofcom said.
Judge said Joseph Trevor carried out a “brutal and sustained attack, conducted in a most callous way" in Megan Newton's own home.
Gibraltar is encouraged by Spain's "pragmatism" on its key demand that their mutual border remain fully open after the Brexit transition period expires at the end of 2020, its deputy chief minister said on Monday. Spain claims sovereignty over the port at the mouth of the Mediterranean that it ceded to Britain in 1713 after a war. Britain formally left the European Union on Jan. 31 but remains bound by EU laws and regulations until the end of the year.
Varadkar prepares to go into opposition as deadlock continues. Irish parliament set to meet on Thursday despite no party having a majority
Lewis Hamilton and Lionel Messi have been declared joint winners of the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award in Berlin. The pair tied for first place in voting by the former sports greats who make up the members of the Laureus Academy. Hamilton, who won his sixth Formula One world title last year, and Messi beat fellow shortlisted candidates Eliud Kipchoge, Marc Marquez, Tiger Woods and Rafael Nadal.
Chinese health authorities have been given a sliver of hope after the largest study carried out since the outbreak started found new COVID-19 cases appear to be falling. A study by the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention said the number of new COVID-19 infections seemed to be falling since earlier this month, prompting guarded optimism from health authorities. It also found more than 80% of the 45,000 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus it studied were mild, 14% had severe symptoms such as pneumonia and 5% had critical symptoms.