The Duke of Edinburgh underwent a successful procedure for a pre-existing heart condition on Wednesday and will remain in hospital for treatment, rest and recuperation for a number of days, Buckingham Palace said. The Palace said in a statement: “The Duke of Edinburgh yesterday underwent a successful procedure for a pre-existing heart condition at St […]

Rishi Sunak has vowed to build a “fairer and more just” country in the memory of those who lost their lives to coronavirus, after setting out plans to begin repairing the nation’s finances after the pandemic. The Chancellor used the Budget to extend the furlough scheme and Universal Credit increase as part of a £65 […]

Kim Kardashian West has introduced the newest member of her family – daughter North’s bearded dragon Speed. The reality TV star, who last month filed for divorce from Kanye West, shared pictures of the reptile, who was wearing a custom-made, pink fluffy hoodie from her Skims clothing line. Speed also has a red jewel on […]

The Duchess of Sussex said she could not be expected to stay silent if the royal family played a part in “perpetuating falsehoods” about her and Harry. A clip of Meghan making the remarks to Oprah Winfrey was released in the early hours of Thursday, in which she added “a lot … has been lost […]

Many business owners across the UK are telling Radio News Hub they’re looking forward to getting back and removing Christmas displays Businesses frozen in time with festive storefronts still on display in spring are looking forward to reopening and giving shoppers “a much-needed post-lockdown mood lift”. Retailers in some of London’s major shopping areas, including […]

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled his 2021 Budget.   Here are the key points from his 51-minute House of Commons address: The economy – The Chancellor said coronavirus has caused one of the “largest, most comprehensive and sustained economic shocks this country has ever faced”. – The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) is now forecasting […]

Corporation tax will rise in the UK to levels not seen since 2011, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced. He said the tax rate on profits made by businesses will increase from 19% to 25%, but will not be implemented until 2023. According to the Budget Red Book, it will see an extra £11.9 billion raised […]

Rishi Sunak faces a difficult balancing act when he sets out his Budget on Wednesday – how to begin the task of dealing with the black hole in the public finances while also supporting families and businesses hit hard by coronavirus.   Here are some of the things to watch out for when the Chancellor […]

The furlough scheme will be extended until the end of September, with employers asked to contribute to workers’ salaries from July, the Chancellor is set to announce. Rishi Sunak will use Wednesday’s Budget to pledge to continue to help businesses and individuals through the “challenging months ahead – and beyond”.   He is expected to […]

The health minister of Canada’s most populous province has said Ontario seniors will not receive the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine since there is limited data on its effectiveness in older populations.   Health minister Christine Elliott said Ontario plans to follow the advice of a national panel that has recommended against using the newly approved vaccine on […]

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