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An NHS trust has won a Court of Appeal bid to overturn a landmark High Court ruling over the use of puberty-blocking treatments for children with gender dysphoria. Last year the High Court ruled that children under 16 with gender dysphoria can only consent to the use of hormone-blocking treatments if they can understand the […]

Vaccine passports will be needed to enter nightclubs and attend large events in Wales, the First Minister has announced. Mark Drakeford said people will have to show an NHS Covid Pass from next month as part of measures introduced to help control the spread of coronavirus. Rates of Covid-19 are currently very high in the […]

UK retail sales dropped in August for the fourth consecutive month as grocery sales were impacted by more people returning to restaurants and pubs, according to official figures. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said retail sales volumes dropped by 0.9% last month, following a 2.8% fall in July. However, retail sales volumes remain 4.6% […]

Ed Sheeran has announced his return to the live stage with a series of stadium concerts throughout 2022, dubbed the Mathematics Tour. Running from April to September, the chart-topping singer-songwriter will play shows across the UK, Ireland, central Europe and Scandinavia, including a three-night run at London’s Wembley Stadium. Sheeran last toured stadiums during his […]

New Zealand have abandoned their tour of Pakistan on the day of the opening fixture following a security alert issued by their Government. The Black Caps were due to play Pakistan later on Friday in the first of three one-day internationals in Rawalpindi before moving to Lahore for a five-match Twenty20 series. But in a […]

Australia’s prime minister Scott Morrison has rejected Chinese criticism of Australia’s new nuclear submarine alliance with the United States – and said he does not mind that US president Joe Biden might have forgotten his name. China reacted angrily when Mr Biden, Mr Morrison and Prime Minister Boris Johnson used a virtual news conference this […]

They say council tax and stamp duty should be scrapped Council tax and stamp duty should be scrapped and replaced with something based on the value of homes, a think tank is urging. IPPR said the current system is based on “outdated” property valuations which means council tax paid on expensive houses has lagged behind […]

They’ve been out of some rugby scenes due to covid Australia’s first tour to the UK in nearly three years is a step closer after the country’s governing rugby body confirmed Tests against England, Scotland and Wales. Rugby Australia said the Wallabies will play Japan in Oita before taking on Scotland at Murrayfield on November […]

They have evidence to US politicians about being sexually abused. Angelina Jolie said she was “honoured” to meet the gymnasts who gave evidence to US politicians about being sexually abused. Olympic gold medal-winning stars Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney and Aly Raisman were among those who told Congress that the FBI and gymnastics officials turned a […]

A new report finds significant failings. Preventing violence against women and girls should be considered as much of a priority as counter-terrorism, a police watchdog has said. It came as a root-and-branch examination by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) found “problems, unevenness and inconsistencies” in dealing with the “epidemic” […]

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