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Foreign Secretary Liz Truss remains far ahead of leadership rival Rishi Sunak in the race to become Britain's next prime minister, a YouGov poll for Sky News showed on Thursday. The governing Conservative Party is voting by postal ballot to choose a new party leader after Boris Johnson said he would step down following a series of scandals. Truss, who has consistently topped polls of Conservative Party members, has a 32 percentage point lead over Sunak among those who have decided to vote, the survey showed.
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Although A-level grades received by UK students are down on the past two years, they remain higher than pre-pandemic levels. Hundreds of thousands of pupils across England, Wales and Northern Ireland got results on Thursday, having sat exams for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak.
UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet said Wednesday that it remained unsafe for Rohingya refugees to return to their homes in Myanmar, nearly five years after a crackdown there sparked an exodus to neighbouring Bangladesh.
Gregory Vooght was accused by the Metropolitan Police of flouting the pandemic restrictions, but told a court he was sitting at his desk working when officers arrived.
Protesters shouted at the BBC’s James Cook as they demonstrated outside the Conservative hustings in Perth on Tuesday.
Taiwan's air force showcased its anti-aircraft capabilities on Thursday, saying they were ready for action 24 hours a day as the democratically governed island faces sustained pressure from Chinese military drills. China, which claims Taiwan as its territory, has been carrying out exercises around the island after a visit this month by U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who was followed by five U.S. lawmakers on Sunday and Monday. Pelosi's visit infuriated China, which responded with test launches of ballistic missiles over Taipei for the first time, and sent warships and fighter jets close to Taiwan.
Teenage twins from North Yorkshire have said they are “over the moon” after passing their driving tests at the same time, on the same date, and in the same place.
A pair of east Oxford men will stand trial next year accused of dealing cannabis.
Education Secretary says A-level grades to be 'tighter' this yearBBC breakfast
Campaign group creates interactive map to advise locals and tourists where not to bathe
The head of a secondary school in Oxfordshire is proud of staff and students after many positive A level results.
‘Calls to defund the FBI are just as wrong as calls to defund the police’
The number of students accepted on to UK degree courses has fallen this year, Ucas figures show, but is still the second-highest on record. A total of 425,830 people have had places confirmed – down 2 per cent on the same point last year, according to data published by the university admissions service. The number of students from the most disadvantaged backgrounds to gain places on courses is 6,850 this year, up by 3,770 in 2019.
Make-up artist Pat McGrath drew back her face, jaw and neck for the shoot.
Whether it’s the chance to work from home or train at a local store, Aldi is helping colleagues balance parenthood with their careers. Here, two managers explain how things work
GCSE results day is a nerve-wracking experience for students after months of anxious waiting over the summer.
Nadhim Zahawi has denied the government has "gone missing" as Boris Johnson was pictured enjoying his second foreign holiday of the summer. Speaking to broadcasters, the chancellor was asked whether the prime minister is absent "at a time of national emergency". Mr Zahawi replied: "I don't agree with that, nor do I recognise that."
A care home in Bromley has been rated “inadequate” after an inspection by Care Quality Commission (CQC).
But campaigners say families who have lost loved ones are being ‘ignored’