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Delays continue at Dover despite additional overnight ferries

The port say they hope to finally clear the backlog by lunchtime Delays are continuing at the Port of Dover on Sunday morning, despite extra ferry services running overnight to try and ease the disruption. A spokesperson for the port says they hope to finally clear the backlog by lunchtime. The port has said the delays were “due to lengthy French border processes and sheer volume”. P&O Ferries updated passengers […]

todayApril 2, 2023 15


Labour united insists Starmer after Corbyn candidate exclusion

Sir Keir Starmer has insisted that he leads a “united” and “positive” Labour Party, as he joined campaigners in Kent ahead of the local elections. The Labour leader appeared in good spirits as he met with campaigners and candidates in Medway, but warned party members that the May poll was an “important step on the road to the next general election”. The campaign trail visit came days after the party’s […]

todayApril 1, 2023 25


Donations to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home pass 100000 after Paul OGrady death

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home has been “overwhelmed and touched” by donations from the public which have passed £100,000 after the death of the charity’s ambassador Paul O’Grady. The TV and radio presenter became an ambassador for Battersea in 2012 after the success of ITV’s multi-award-winning For The Love Of Dogs, 11 series of which were filmed at the home. After O’Grady’s death on Tuesday evening at the age of […]

todayApril 1, 2023 14


Max Verstappen threatens to quit Formula One if number of sprint races expanded

Max Verstappen has threatened to turn his back on Formula One if the sport’s bosses press ahead with plans to expand the number of sprint events. The shortened-race format was first introduced at three rounds in 2021, and has been doubled to six for this year, with the first of the season taking place in Azerbaijan at the end of the month. In its current guise, Friday qualifying determines the […]

todayApril 1, 2023 13


Age ratings considered for sex education in schools as part of review

New guidance for schools on relationships and sex education could include age ratings to prevent children being taught things they are considered too young to understand. Rishi Sunak announced a review into Relationships, Sex, Health and Education (RSHE) earlier this month after concerns that children are being exposed to “inappropriate” content. The Department for Education (DfE) said on Friday that it would be leading the review but that it will be informed by an independent panel which will […]

todayMarch 31, 2023 9


Donald Trump indicted and set to be first ex president to face criminal charge

A Manhattan grand jury has voted to indict Donald Trump on charges involving payments made during the 2016 presidential campaign to silence claims of an extramarital sexual encounter. It is the first ever criminal case against a former US president and a jolt to Mr Trump’s bid to retake the White House in 2024. Mr Trump, who has denied any wrongdoing and has repeatedly attacked the investigation, called the indictment “political persecution” and […]

todayMarch 31, 2023 9


Heathrow Airport security guards to strike over pay

Strikes by security guards at Heathrow Airport will go ahead on Friday after last-ditch talks failed to resolve a pay dispute, with action likely to disrupt school holiday travel. Around 1,400 members of Unite will walk out for 10 days, including most of the Easter weekend. The union said talks broke down because Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) failed to substantially improve its pay offer. Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: […]

todayMarch 31, 2023 7


Orlando Bloom tells President Zelensky stoicism of Ukraine is awe inspiring

Orlando Bloom has praised the strength of the Ukrainian people as he met the country’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky, and encouraged him to “go win” the war. The British actor, 46, who is a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador, travelled to Kyiv in his first visit back to Ukraine since 2016. In the meeting, Bloom told Mr Zelensky it is “remarkable to see how you are holding this country” and said it was […]

todayMarch 30, 2023 8


Ministers unveil plan to power up Britain with boost for offshore wind

It's being pitched as a plan to guarantee the UK's energy security Carbon capture technology and boosts for offshore wind will form a central plank of a plan to “power up Britain”, as the Government unveils the first step of its response to Joe Biden’s multibillion-dollar investment in green technology. Pitched as a plan to guarantee the UK’s energy security, while also avoiding the “distortive” impact of the US Inflation Reduction Act, […]

todayMarch 30, 2023 18