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Thousands of Covid vaccinators take up permanent roles in NHS

Thousands of people who joined the Covid-19 vaccination programme have taken up permanent roles in the NHS. New figures from the health service show 11,483 people who helped deliver coronavirus jabs have started a career in the NHS. Amanda Pritchard, chief executive of the NHS, said: “Not only did these people help deliver the most successful NHS vaccination programme in history, protecting the public against the virus at speed, they […]

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Two people climb Marble Arch amid protests against fossil fuels

Two people have scaled a London landmark to hang a banner as protests against fossil fuels continued for a seventh day. A man and a woman climbed up two pillars on Marble Arch in central London to hoist a green banner, which was about 10 metres wide and read “End fossil fuels now”, shortly before 6pm on Saturday. The action was part of demonstrations carried out by campaign group Extinction […]

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Moscow bans Johnson and Cabinet ministers from Russia

Boris Johnson and other British Cabinet ministers have been placed on a Kremlin blacklist and banned from entering Russia in response to sanctions against the country, reports suggest. The Prime Minister, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace, Justice Secretary Dominic Raab, and former PM Theresa May are believed to be among those on the list, according to the Russian news agency Tass. Russia’s foreign ministry said in a […]

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Fundraiser 102 holds silence in support of Ukrainian refugees

A 102-year-old man who raised thousands of pounds for Covid-19 relief during the pandemic has held a minute’s silence at his home alongside refugees from Ukraine. Dabirul Islam Choudhury, who was made an OBE for raising £420,000 after Captain Sir Tom Moore inspired him to walk laps of his garden in Bow, east London while fasting for Ramadan, welcomed Ukrainian refugees to his home on Saturday. Mr Choudhury, who is […]

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Householders warned over energy rebate scam

The warning comes as scammers are calling requesting bank details Criminals are cold-calling householders asking for bank details to receive the Government’s £150 energy rebate, councils have warned. The Government announced the rebate support earlier this year in response to soaring energy bills, with payments administered by local authorities for all households in council tax bands A to D. Councils have urged residents to be alert to the scam, stressing […]

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Holidaymakers planning trip of a lifetime as currency sales surge

That's according to the Post Office Some holidaymakers appear to be planning the trip of a lifetime amid a surge in currency sales, according to the Post Office. The Post Office is seeing signs of “pent-up demand”, potentially reflecting people gearing up to travel abroad for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Its latest travel money holiday index showed sales growth in a range of currencies […]

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Cost of a UK home by the sea soars

That's according to new data from the Halifax The average price of a home by the sea has jumped by more than £22,000, with coastal property values boosted by the switch to home working during the pandemic, according to a report. Lending giant Halifax said the average value of a British seaside property rose to £287,087 last year, up 8% or £22,082 from 2020. Sandbanks in Dorset was the most […]

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Commonwealth Globe unveiled at Tower of London for Platinum Jubilee

A “Commonwealth of Nations Globe” featuring stones collected from the UK’s highest peaks has been unveiled at the Tower of London ahead of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. The blue globe, which sits inside a silver crown on a blue and gold cushion, will become a centrepiece in a beacon-lighting ceremony, a key event taking place over the long June weekend to mark the monarch’s 70-year reign. The globe was […]

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Scotland Wales and Ukraine learn rearranged World Cup play off dates

It's set to make June a very busy month of football Scotland’s World Cup play-off semi-final at home to Ukraine has been rescheduled for June 1. The match had been due to take place in March but was postponed due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. FIFA announced the new date on Thursday afternoon. The sport’s world governing body also confirmed that the winners of that match would face Wales […]

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