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British MPs to return to Westminster after virtual proceedings dropped

MPs will return to Westminster on Tuesday after the British Government dropped virtual proceedings, despite concerns shielding politicians will be unable to attend. A hybrid...

Support for Scottish independence hits 50%, poll suggests

Support for Scottish independence has risen to 50%, according to a new poll. The Panelbase survey for The Sunday Times Scotland also found more respondents...

British MPs to be summoned to Westminster for Commons Brexit showdown

Ministers are preparing to summon MPs for a special Saturday sitting of Parliament following next week’s crucial EU summit. Government sources said MPs were expected...

Extinction Rebellion shuts down Westminster in call for environmental action

Extinction Rebellion protesters have brought Westminster to a halt as they demand the Government takes urgent action on climate change and wildlife losses. Groups of...

Extinction Rebellion plan to shut Westminster roads after spraying Treasury with fake blood

Extinction Rebellion spokesman Joel Scott-Halkes said: “We are going to the Government and specifically what we’re going to do is sit down peacefully in the roads.

Sexual harassment and bullying at Westminster exposed by new report

A probe into sexual intimidation and harassment at Westminster has found that MPs’ staff face an “unacceptable risk” of abuse. The hard-hitting independent investigation heard...

Alleged Westminster attacker ‘got lost in London’ and ‘panicked’, court told

An alleged terrorist accused of trying to kill police officers and cyclists outside the UK Houses of Parliament has told jurors he “panicked” after...

UKIP launches European election campaign with promise to ‘set Britain free’

UK Independence Party leader Gerard Batten has launched their EU election campaign saying they are the only political party with a clear policy on...

In Pictures: Drama outside Palace of Westminster as MPs make Brexit decision

Theresa May was braced for the outcome of Tuesday’s vote on her Withdrawal Agreement – but there was plenty of theatre outside the Palace...

Police to test facial recognition technology in Westminster

The Metropolitan Police is to test live facial recognition in Westminster on December 17 and 18 as part of an “ongoing trial” of the...

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A portable Covid-19 test which aims to diagnose the disease in 90 minutes could make a “huge difference” in hospitals ahead of the winter...

Trump ‘suggested Covid-19 might stop him shaking hands with disgusting people’

A former adviser to US vice president Mike Pence has said Donald Trump once suggested that Covid-19 might be a good thing because it...

BBC defends same-sex Strictly Come Dancing pairing following complaints

The BBC has defended introducing a same-sex pairing on Strictly Come Dancing after receiving complaints about the move. Olympic gold medal-winning boxer Nicola Adams will...

Barack Obama to release first volume of his memoir

The first volume of former US president Barack Obama’s memoir will be released on November 17, two weeks after the country’s election. It will...

Covid-19 virus analysis suggests low level of mutation

The virus that causes Covid-19 has so far shown a relatively low level of mutation compared to other RNA viruses, meaning it is unlikely...
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