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Investing in the next generation of teachers is “crucial” to the Government’s long-term recovery plans Gavin Williamson says more needs to be done to improve teacher training as the “single most important factor” in schooling is the quality of the teacher. In a speech to the NASUWT teaching union’s conference, Mr Williamson say that enabling […]

The 85-year-old victim suffered multiple injuries in the “horrific” incident on Friday afternoon on Boundary Avenue in Rowley Regis, West Midlands Police said. The owner of the two dogs, a 43-year-old man, who was arrested shortly after the incident, has been bailed pending further inquiries. Shortly after the arrival of police at the scene, the […]

There is no evidence uptake of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine is slowing in the UK despite some European countries pausing its rollout, a public health expert has said. Professor Linda Bauld of Edinburgh University said all studies indicated the jab was safe and effective, while the fact different countries were reviewing their position was a […]

Almost 190,000 retail jobs axed in high street turmoil since first lockdown In exclusive data for the PA news agency, the Centre for Retail Research has revealed that 188,685 retail jobs have vanished between the start of the first lockdown on March 23 2020 and March 31 this year. The figures come less than two […]

Joe Biden has said he is heartbroken after a police officer was killed when a man rammed a car into two officers at a barricade outside the US Capitol in Washington DC and then emerged wielding a knife. Video showed the driver of the crashed car emerging with a knife in his hand and starting […]

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Boris Johnson has urged against people meeting others from different households indoors over the Easter weekend, warning vaccines do not guarantee “100% protection” from coronavirus. Groups of up to six, or two households, are now able to meet up in parks and gardens after the stay-at-home order ended in England earlier this week, but socialising […]

The Ever Given was finally freed on Monday 29th March The traffic congestion caused by a cargo ship that blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week continued to ease on Friday, with the number of ships waiting to transit falling to 206, canal services firm Leth Agencies said, from more than 300 three days […]

Only 40% of pubs will have the outdoor space to reopen as some restrictions in England ease in April – and they will be “loss making”, a hospitality industry chief has said. There are around 37,500 pubs in England which could in theory open outdoors from April 12, but just 40% of those – 15,000 […]

Scotland is taking its next gradual steps out of Covid lockdown on Friday while Wales has set out fresh dates for its own easing of restrictions. It comes after the lifting of some measures in Northern Ireland and England earlier this week saw friends and family able to meet up again in small groups outside, […]


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