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Work has officially started on a £1.25 billion project to build the Royal Navy’s five new warships as Defence Secretary Ben Wallace cut steel for the first vessel. The ceremony for HMS Venturer on Thursday took place at Babcock’s facility at Rosyth in Fife, where the new Type 31 frigates are being built. The newest […]

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku feels there is a need for football to adopt “stronger positions” than just taking the knee – calling for a players’ summit with social media companies, governments and stakeholders to help combat online racism. Earlier this week, Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso explained his decision to stop taking the knee before matches, […]

The HGV driver shortage has hit oil giant BP with deliveries of petrol and diesel to forecourts across the UK set to be reduced to ensure supplies do not run out. BP told the Government in a meeting last Thursday that last the company’s ability to transport fuel from refineries to its network of forecourts […]

Women do not feel safe on the streets of London following the death of teacher Sabina Nessa, according to one of the organisers of a vigil in her memory. Anna Birley, 32, co-founder of Reclaim These Streets, has urged the Government to reform the education and criminal justice systems to stop misogyny and violence against […]

After more than a decade playing the world’s most famous secret agent, actor Daniel Craig now shares another thing with James Bond: the military rank of commander. The British actor’s tenure in the coveted role has seen him fight shadowy organisations around the globe, drive a motorbike on to a moving train and compete in […]

Lloyds Bank, Halifax and Bank of Scotland customers will be able to set their own contactless card limits when the new £100 transaction limit starts next month. They will have new card control tools in their app, allowing them to set their own limits. From October 15, the contactless limit for card payments will increase […]

Rugby World Cup winner Steve Thompson has become the first sportsman to pledge his brain to the Concussion Legacy Project. The 43-year-old was diagnosed with early onset dementia last year and cannot remember playing in England’s World Cup final win over Australia in 2003. Thompson said: “I’m pledging my brain so the children of the […]

A woman with Down’s syndrome has vowed to continue her legal battle against the Government over legislation which allows the abortion of babies with the condition up until birth. Heidi Crowter, 26, from Coventry, is one of the three claimants who brought legal action against the Department of Health and Social Care in the hope […]

As many as 1.5 million working people could be forced into hardship this winter by the “disastrous decision” to withdraw the £20 per week Universal Credit uplift, according to Citizens Advice. Research carried out by the independent advice provider suggested that two-thirds of working claimants are bracing themselves to face hardship when the uplift is […]

Teacher Sabina Nessa is thought to have been murdered during a five-minute walk to meet a friend at a pub, police said. Officers investigating the killing of the 28-year-old said she left her home on Astell Road and walked through Cator Park last Friday towards The Depot bar in Pegler Square, Kidbrooke Village, when she […]


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