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Record fuel prices should be slashed to reflect a drop in wholesale costs, a motoring services firm has claimed. The RAC called on retailers to “play fair with drivers” by reducing the price of a litre of petrol by 6p. Average pump prices for petrol have risen by 3p per litre since the start of […]

The Government is a step closer to extending a ban on single-use plastic items to plates, cutlery and polystyrene cups in England with the launch of a public consultation. A separate call for evidence will also investigate how to limit other polluting products such as wet wipes that contain plastic, tobacco filters and sachets. Possible […]

Football star David Ginola wants a new experience after a heart attack – and feels competing on I’m A Celebrity will get him out of his comfort zone. The French former Premier League footballer, 54, suffered a cardiac arrest during a charity match in France in 2016 and received CPR on the pitch from fellow […]

Home Secretary Priti Patel is seeking to proscribe Hamas as a terrorist organisation in a move to crack down on hatred against Jewish people. The Cabinet minister said the ban would cover the Palestinian Islamist group’s political wing, as she described the organisation as a “fundamentally and rabidly antisemitic” when announcing the move in Washington […]

Eddie Howe will be absent from Newcastle’s first match since being appointed manager after testing positive for coronavirus. Howe, named as Steve Bruce’s successor on November 8, will now be self-isolating while the Magpies host Brentford in the Premier League on Saturday, with assistant head coaches Jason Tindall and Graeme Jones leading the team. Howe […]

Pre-tax profits for the six months to the end of September hit £853 million Nationwide Building Society saw profits more than double thanks to higher lending margins on mortgages approved during the pandemic, the lender has revealed. Bosses said pre-tax profits for the six months to the end of September hit £853 million compared with […]

They want the minimum unit price raised from 50 to 65 pence A group of charities and experts are calling on the Scottish Government to increase the minimum unit price of alcohol from 50p to 65p. The 28 organisations, which include a number of medical royal colleges, say the pandemic may have eliminated the health […]

The ONS say it helped push overall sales volumes up in October by 0.8% Shoppers started Christmas shopping early as sales at clothes stores came within touching distance of pre-pandemic levels but online sales fell to lows not seen since the start of the pandemic, according to official statistics. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) […]

Public sector net borrowing was £18.8 billion in October Government borrowing continued to fall as the Treasury saw an increase in tax receipts and a fall in expenses, although the speed of the falls slowed by comparison to previous months, according to official figures. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said public sector net borrowing […]

The jets are operated by the renowned 617 Squadron, also known as the “Dambusters” squadron The Prince of Wales’ visit to a UK aircraft carrier has been cancelled just a few days after a jet from the warship crashed in the Mediterranean. Charles was due to tour HMS Queen Elizabeth during the final day of […]


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