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Sue Gray's Partygate report “lays bare the rot” Boris Johnson has spread in Downing Street, Sir Keir Starmer has suggested. Responding to the prime minister's statement and apology in the House of Commons, the Labour leader suggested the government has treated the British people with “utter contempt”. “That report lays bare the rot that under this prime minister has spread in No 10,” Mr Starmer said.
Race action plan for England and Wales includes apology and history lessons on policing of black people
LONDON (Reuters) -Sterling was flat against the dollar and rose against the euro on Wednesday, having briefly lost ground against both currencies following publication of a report detailing COVID lockdown-breaching parties at the office of Britain's prime minister. A failure of leadership was to blame for a culture that led to the alchohol-fuelled gatherings being held, the report by senior official Sue Gray said. After its conclusions emerged, sterling fell as much as 0.4% against the dollar but by 1432 GMT was flat at $1.2530.
Ocado Retail, which is owned 50-50 by Ocado and M&S, said sales slipped further in recent weeks.
Retailers have been accused of raising profit margins since the cut in fuel duty.
French daredevil tightrope walker Nathan Paulin claim a new world record after completing a 2,200-metre-long (nearly 1.4-mile) trip to Mont Saint-Michel.
The campaigner spoke on behalf of charity Animal Free Research UK.
<p>This funny video shows a cheeky crow annoying a fox - by gently pecking at its bum as it tries to bask in the sun. </p><p>Mia Burns, 26, shot the cute footage while walking around De Beauvoir Square in Hackney, London. </p><p>The account manager said: “I was dogsitting a pup at the time and I was just walking the dog around De Beauvoir Square when I saw the fox. </p><p>“I thought he looked really cute and was filming him and while I was filming the crow approached from across the park. </p><p>“I filmed a number of videos of the crow pecking the fox over and over again. The fox was just being patient, the sun was just shining on the fox and he was sunbathing.” </p><p>In the footage, a crow can been seen sidling up to a fox - before gently pecking at its bum, causing it to jump. </p><p>After the fox had settled down to enjoy the sun again, the crafty bird creeps up from behind as if it was going to hassle the fox again – but quickly flies away when the fox turns around.</p>
Sussan Ley tipped to be Peter Dutton’s deputy as conservatives call for shift to the right
A fire resulted in gas explosions at the Prairies de la Mer campsite in Grimaud, France, on Tuesday, May 24, with over 2,500 campers moved to safety, according to local news reports.One person and two children were “slightly” poisoned, officials said, with the fire destroying 18 mobile homes and damaging four.According to France Bleu Grimaud, the fire spread quickly because cylinders of gas stored in the dwellings exploded, causing the fire to jump from one mobile home to the next.According to a machine translation, local media said about 2,500 campers at the site were brought to safety, first evacuated to the beach before being directed to other bungalows in a secure area of the campsite. Fourteen people were evacuated from the campsite, and 30 will have to be relocated. Five cars were also destroyed by the flames.This video taken by Aure Ly shows smoke billowing from the area. Credit: Auré Ly via Storyful
Prince Edward and the Sophie, Countess of Wessex, have been visited locations in Newport, on Pan.
Eighth season of the romance reality show will soon return to ITV2
Donald Trump’s crusade for vengeance has suffered a devastating blow after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp won his primary Tuesday despite rejecting Trump's entreaties to overturn his 2020 election defeat in the state
The footballer wants to see more progress in the teaching of the history and experiences of black, Asian and ethnic minority communities.
Downing Street is 'a cesspit full of arrogant, entitled, narcissists', says MP Chris Bryant
Analyst says negative tweets about Heard were not related to Depp lawyer's statements
The teenager had been swimming in the River Tawe in Swansea on Tuesday evening when he 'had not been seen to exit the river'.
DOLLOW, Somalia (Reuters) -Hacked-off thorn branches encircle two mounds of earth heaped over the tiny bodies of Halima Hassan Abdullahi's twin granddaughters. "She is malnourished and her two babies died of hunger," Abdullahi said at the Kaxareey camp which sprang up in January and now houses 13,000 people. With global focus on Ukraine, aid agencies and the United Nations are desperate to attract attention to a calamity they say is shaping up to be comparable to Somalia's 2011 famine.
The MP's Standards Committee are also calling for lobbying rules to be tightened so MPs can't take part in proceedings that would benefit someone they are receiving money from. The Chair of the committee Chris Bryant has called the new measures "robust" and says they will "uphold and strengthen" standards in parliament. The report comes after the case of former MP Owen Paterson, which triggered a row over MPs second jobs.