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Hospitals in England have been ordered to “eliminate” ambulance queues after two deaths were linked to handover delays.
Some drinks will see their duty levels rise when the changes come into force in 2023 due to their relatively high alcohol levels.
A dog walker has recalled the grim moments she discovered two of serial killer Stephen Port's victims at the same churchyard just weeks apart. Giving evidence on Wednesday, Barbara Denham described the shocking moments she discovered two of Port's victims just three weeks apart as she was walking her dogs. Gabriel Kovari, 22, and Daniel Whitworth, 21, had been left in a quiet corner of St Margaret's Churchyard, Barking, leaning against a stone wall beneath an old maple tree.
A UN body has urged Britain to pay “economic compensation” to Kenyan tribes that were forced off their land during the colonial period to make way for tea plantations, where plants were grown for PG Tips.
The House panel investigating the January 6 Capitol insurrection has focused some of its early work on the planning behind a massive rally at which former president Donald Trump falsely claimed to have won reelection and told his supporters to “fight like hell”
A mammoth cut to Britain's plans to issue government debt was structured to minimise market disruption as far as possible and maintain a steady supply of bonds to investors, the head of the country's debt agency told Reuters on Wednesday. Gilt prices shot higher after the Debt Management Office (DMO) said it planned to issue 194.8 billion pounds ($267.5 billion) of bonds in the current 2021/22 financial year, 57.8 billion pounds less than its previous remit. Both 10-year and 30-year British government bonds recorded their biggest one-day price rises since March 2020, when prices surged after the Bank of England restarted its quantitative easing programme during Britain's plunge into a COVID-19 lockdown.
Manchester Arena bombing: MI5 officer accepts ‘different actions would have stopped plot’. Salman Abedi was not stopped and questioned on return to UK from Libya, inquiry hears
Four migrants, three of them children, drowned on Tuesday after a boat in which they and 23 others were trying to cross from Turkey to Greece sank, the Greek coast guard said. Greece is one of the main routes into the European Union for asylum-seekers crossing from Turkey in flimsy, overcrowded rubber boats. The boat sank off the Greek island of Chios where strong winds were blowing, a coast guard statement said.
Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has testified in court for the first time in one of several cases against her, but details of what she said are not available because of a gag order on her lawyers
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said he will take the steps to radically simplify alcohol duty with a system designed around the principle of "the stronger the drink, the higher the rate", as well as a 'draught relief' - a new, lower rate of duty on draught beer and cider.
The BBC show’s head judge has made a hospital appointment “to check certain odd things happening in my body”.
Foreign tourists will soon roam Cambodia's ancient Angkor Wat temples once again, after officials on Tuesday flagged a partial reopening to vaccinated travellers.
Albanian prosecutors have brought charges against a former defense minister over a massive blast at a munitions disposal factory in 2008 that killed 26 people
The United States has issued its first gender-neutral passport. The official document features an "X" gender designation. Dana Zzyym, of Fort Collins, Colorado, told the Associated Press it was their passport and they have been in a battle with the government over the issue since 2015.
The Met Office has warned of life-threatening flooding as it issued amber weather warnings for rain in parts of England and Scotland.
Sunak cuts £2bn from R&D budget but will fund Cummings science agency. Chancellor announces £800m for Aria, a new body that will fund ‘high-risk, high-reward’ technologies
Portuguese MPs have rejected the proposed 2022 state budget, leading to the likelihood of an early election.View on euronews
Cases are high in people over 60, who are far more likely to develop severe COVID and need hospital treatment.
Tommy Dorfman has admitted she didn’t want to look back on her Time magazine shoot in 20 years’ time and ask: “Bitch, why are you in a mesh bodysuit?”
The group is due to face court next month.