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Josh Warrington feels stars are all aligned for him to regain title in Leeds

Josh Warrington feels “the stars are all aligned” for him to regain his world featherweight crown on Saturday night in Leeds. The 31-year-old takes on IBF champion Kiko Martinez at the First Direct Arena after his career appeared to have been dealt a major setback with a surprise first defeat to Mauricio Lara in February last year. Spaniard Martinez was a shock winner when knocking out Sheffield’s Kid Galahad last […]

todayMarch 24, 2022 31


Scottish Government to publish bold and ambitious new plan to combat child poverty

Social Justice Secretary, Shona Robison, says the document would “deliver bold and ambitious actions” to reduce child poverty The Scottish Government will publish a fresh child poverty plan on Thursday. As part of the requirements of the Child Poverty (Scotland) Act 2017, the Scottish Government must publish a plan and provide a ministerial statement at regular intervals. Social Justice Secretary, Shona Robison, said the document would “deliver bold and ambitious […]

todayMarch 24, 2022 36


More than 80 of traditional orchards lost in England and Wales since 1900

That's according to the National Trust Four-fifths of traditional orchards in England and Wales have been lost in the past century, spelling bad news for wildlife that relies on them, the National Trust said. The total area of orchards – including more intensively managed sites – has halved since the early 1900s, analysis for the charity suggests, reducing the spectacle of blossom through the landscape. A study used artificial intelligence […]

todayMarch 24, 2022 36


Government did not adequately record decisions on Covid contracts

That's according to the National Audit Office The Government has been accused of playing “fast and loose” with public money after a report found it did not “adequately” document key decisions when procuring Covid-19 tests. When the pandemic hit, ministers were forced to act quickly to scale up testing capacity, working with the private sector to secure the necessary services and supplies, according to the National Audit Office (NAO). As […]

todayMarch 24, 2022 33


Boris Johnson pays tribute to Covid victims on national day of reflection

The Prime Minister has paid tribute to the “heroic efforts” of NHS staff and offered his sympathies to everyone bereaved by coronavirus on the second anniversary of the first national lockdown. Boris Johnson said those who died over the past two years “will never be out of our hearts and minds”, as the nation prepares to gather in reflection. The country will pause on Wednesday in remembrance of those who […]

todayMarch 23, 2022 21


Charles and Camilla enjoy musical spectacular by Co Tyrone superstars

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall were treated to a musical spectacular by a group of Co Tyrone superstars. Charles and Camilla warmly applauded trainees at the social enterprise Superstars Coffee Dock after their special performance of Greased Lightning from the film Grease. Superstars provides training opportunities for people with learning difficulties in a cafe and bakery as well as clubs and activities, an initiative which started off […]

todayMarch 22, 2022 20


Babies and young children carried to safety as migrant crossings continue

Babies wrapped in blankets were carried to safety as more people arrived in Kent after crossing the English Channel. Several children, including some who appeared to be only a few weeks or months old and others who were too young to walk, were among the large numbers of people seen being brought ashore in Dover on Tuesday. Crossings have continued this week amid warm weather and calm seas. The number […]

todayMarch 22, 2022 24


New facility to extract gold from electronics to open in Wales

The plant will be based at the Royal Mint’s headquarters in Llantrisant The Royal Mint is soon to start work on its own in-house recycling facility to extract gold from electronic waste. The plant will be based at the mint’s headquarters in Llantrisant, South Wales, with work on the site due to start this month. It is due to be fully operational by early 2023, the Royal Mint said, and […]

todayMarch 21, 2022 24


Ukrainian girl who sang Let It Go reunited with mother as she performs in Poland

She performed to a packed stadium in Poland, where she is now a refugee The mother of a Ukrainian girl who went viral for singing Disney hit Let It Go in a bomb shelter has said she is “proud” after her daughter sang onstage in front of thousands of people. Seven-year-old Amelia Anisovych was reunited with her mother days before she performed to a packed stadium in Poland, where she […]

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