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Boris Johnson faces moves by Tory MPs to oust him from Downing Street in response to the row over lockdown-busting parties. The Prime Minister has come under severe pressure following revelations about gatherings held at 10 Downing Street and Whitehall during coronavirus restrictions. Here is an examination of the key issues: – What’s the row […]

Together Energy has become the 26th energy company in just five months to be buried under the weight of soaring gas prices. The business has exited the market, regulator Ofgem said, leaving its 176,000 household customers without an energy supplier. Ofgem has taken on the job to find them a new home with one of […]

Boris Johnson’s former chief aide is expected to give evidence to an inquiry into alleged rule-busting parties held across Whitehall during coronavirus restrictions. Dominic Cummings, who worked in Downing Street until November 2020, has alleged the Prime Minister knew about a “bring your own booze” gathering held in Downing Street in May 2020. And while […]

Eoin Morgan believes it is “laughable” that The Hundred is being blamed for England’s Ashes humiliation as he insisted Test cricket “has always been the priority”. A 4-0 defeat in Australia has prompted much soul-searching and England Test captain Joe Root reasoned that anyone coming into the set-up is doing so “in spite of county […]

A cold weather alert has been issued as freezing temperatures and widespread frosts are set to hit parts of the UK this week. The UK Health and Security Agency (UKHSA) urged Britons to stay warm and look out for those most at risk from the effects of colder conditions as it issued the warning on […]

The UK’s oldest working cinema is reopening under new ownership nearly two years after the pandemic forced its closure. The 112-year-old Electric Cinema in Birmingham is preparing to open doors to its two screens once again, after it closed in March 2020. It was built in 1897 as a music hall but became a cinema […]

Daniel Radcliffe is set to star in an upcoming biopic about US musical parody sensation Weird Al Yankovic. The film will follow the life and career of the comedian who rose to fame with comical spoof versions of classic songs. Yankovic said he was “thrilled” to be portrayed by the Harry Potter star. “When my […]

Boris Johnson has publicly apologised to the Queen and the country over events in Downing Street on the eve of the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral. Two parties were held in No 10 at a time of national mourning and with England under restrictions banning indoor mixing of households. The Prime Minister, who was at Chequers […]

York Racecourse is to rename the Duke of York Stakes in a bid to distance itself from the Queen’s controversial second son. Even though the prestigious six-furlong sprint was named in 1895 after another Duke of York – Prince George, Duke of York who became King George V – officials at the course are to […]

Police investigating the death of Ashling Murphy have arrested a man on suspicion of murder. The arrest comes hours after the 23-year-old’s funeral. Irish police said the man, in his 30s, is being questioned at Tullamore garda station in Co Offaly. The body of Ms Murphy, a talented musician and teacher, was found on the […]


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