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Job Witton, who has died aged 103, escaped from captivity several times in the Second World War and was awarded a Military Medal.
Director Melly Still and conductor Robin Ticciati have done Ethel Smyth’s 1906 opera proud, with dynamic and intense performances from an excellent cast and chorus.
Carpet bombing is indiscriminate - devastatingly destructive and utterly random. The town in eastern Ukraine's Donbas has seen its topography alter dramatically in the last 72 hours as the Russians intensify their assault on the region.
Foreign secretary says topics of conversation ranged from the peace treaty to ‘the importance of free trade’ and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
The cheapest new car in the UK now costs more than £10,000 - making it more expensive than ever to buy a brand-new vehicle.
JOHN Studholme (The Cumberland News, letters, May 13) states that ‘people are not happy (with Brexit)’ on the basis of a very small survey.
The Prime Minister is under pressure to introduce a windfall tax on oil and gas firms’ profits.
Interfering with key national infrastructure – such as railways, roads and printing presses – would become a criminal offence under the new legislation
A person has been taken to hospital after caravan fire which is being investigated.
A warning has been given about feeding Red Kites, a bird of prey, after complaints of meat being dropped on people's heads.
Nadhim Zahawi clashed with BBC’s Joanne Coburn over the importance of knowing who called the meeting between the Prime Minister and the senior civil servant Sue Gray, ahead of the publishing of her report into the law-breaking parties at Number 10 and in Whitehall during the pandemic. Mr Zahawi said he has not asked No 10 who called the meeting between Boris Johnson and Sue Gray over the partygate report because he does not deem it necessary. Asked if he had called Downing Street for clarification over the matter, the Education Secretary told the BBC’s Sunday Morning programme: “I don’t need to because I don’t believe that having a meeting with your senior civil servant is material to the outcome. That civil servant is independent in their investigation and has the highest level of professionalism and integrity.”
Thousands of menopausal women have struggled to get their hands on key medication
Education minister says his children go to a private school
An Iraqi court has postponed the trial of two European tourists charged with antiquities smuggling after their lawyers argued more information was needed about the ancient shards found in their possession
There’s no love lost between the former BGT judge and the Little Britain star.
The springtime range is here – but you better be quick
THE owner of an equine assisted learning centre has issued a desperate plea to find a new home.
Ukraine has ruled out agreeing to a ceasefire with Russia - and said it will not accept any deal with Moscow that involves giving up territory.
The pair must evade capture for 23 days
The chain ferry between Cowes and East Cowes will be suspended. Here's when and why.