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DUP blocks attempt to appoint Northern Ireland assembly speaker | Northern Irish politics

The vice-president of Sinn Féin, Michelle O’Neill, has said that efforts to resurrect Northern Ireland’s assembly at Stormont will continue, after the Democratic Unionist party (DUP) blocked a second attempt to elect a new...

Fears census abstention could hit public services in Scotland’s poorest areas | Census

Public services in Scotland’s poorest areas could be harmed by widespread abstention from this year’s census in urban areas, experts fear. Public policy specialists and opposition parties are alarmed after it emerged that by...

Current pupils will have left school before tutoring scheme hits goal, says Labour | Secondary schools

Take-up of the government’s flagship tutoring programme is so slow that all current secondary pupils in England will have left school by the time the Conservatives finally deliver on their education catch-up promises, Labour...

Half-term travellers struggle as flights cancelled and road delays expected | easyJet

Travellers hoping to enjoy a half-term getaway have continued to be hit by cancelled flights as drivers were warned to expect long delays on major roads. Passengers stranded at Gatwick have expressed their anger...

Van Morrison takes legal action against Northern Ireland health department and minister over Covid article | Van Morrison

Van Morrison has issued legal proceedings against Northern Ireland’s Department of Health and its minister Robin Swann over an opinion piece written for Rolling Stone magazine. In September 2020, Morrison released three anti-lockdown songs,...

First hurricane of 2022 season makes landfall in Mexico | Environment

The first hurricane of 2022 for the eastern Pacific has made landfall in southern Mexico. Agatha has been slowly moving north towards the Mexican Pacific coast, strengthening before making landfall late on Monday. The...

G7 countries to stop funding fossil fuel development overseas | Fossil fuels

The world’s biggest economies are to stop funding any overseas fossil fuel development from the end of this year, in a move likely to choke off some of the investment in “carbon bombs” that...

Conservatives ‘in denial’ over difficulties party is facing, says former minister – UK politics live | Politics

Kalyeena Makortoff Rising costs have creating a “ticking timebomb” for UK small business owners, the chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has warned, with almost half a million firms at risk of...

Former co-worker saw Lynette Dawson with large black eye, court hears | Australia news

Lynette Dawson was seen with a large black eye and was scared of her husband finding out she had visitors, a former co-worker has told a Sydney court. Giving evidence in Chris Dawson’s murder...

Visa scheme for graduates from top 50 non-UK universities is launched | Universities

Graduates from the world’s top 50 non-UK universities can apply to come to Britain through a new visa scheme. Ministers hope the “high potential individual” route, which launches on Monday, will attract the “brightest...