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Attenborough: Pandemic could make nations realise climate issue depends on co-operation

National News May 25, 2020 at 4:04 am

Sir David Attenborough has said the coronavirus pandemic has pushed the climate change problem into “the distant future” – but hopes people will now see our survival depends on co-operation.

PM under pressure to sack Cummings by 15 Tory MPs, bishops and NHS staff

National News May 25, 2020 at 3:19 am

Boris Johnson is under increasing pressure to fire top aide Dominic Cummings as 15 Conservative MPs, bishops and NHS staff called for his resignation over revelations he had broken lockdown rules.

‘It’s a betrayal’: NHS doctor threatens to resign if Dominic Cummings does not

National News May 25, 2020 at 2:15 am

An NHS doctor working in a COVID-19 intensive care unit has said he will resign by the end of the week if Dominic Cummings has not done so by then – and said other NHS staff will most likely follow.

Lockdown turning Britons against fast fashion – but will it last?

National News May 25, 2020 at 12:46 am

Lockdown is causing customers to turn against “fast fashion”, with 35% of women saying they intend to buy fewer items in the future, according to a new report.

£200,000 Ferrari written-off after colliding with bus in London

National News May 24, 2020 at 9:13 pm

Despite central London’s uncharacteristically quiet roads during lockdown, one unlucky driver has written-off their £200,000 Ferrari after it collided with a bus.

Manhunt after one killed in shooting at North Ayrshire house

National News May 24, 2020 at 7:52 pm

Officers from Police Scotland are searching for the killer of a 42-year-old man who was shot dead in North Ayrshire.

‘Boris Johnson has trashed all the advice we have given’

National News May 24, 2020 at 7:44 pm

Scientists who have been advising the government during the coronavirus crisis have accused the prime minister of “trashing” the advice they have given to help curb the outbreak.

PM: Schools reopening will be tough but we can help

National News May 24, 2020 at 4:47 pm

The prime minister has admitted it will be “tough” to reopen schools at the start of next month but has pledged to work with English councils to ease the process.

Cummings acted ‘responsibly and legally’: PM backs his top aide

National News May 24, 2020 at 3:51 pm

Boris Johnson has stuck by his top aide Dominic Cummings, saying he “followed the instincts of every father and every parent” and “I do not mark him down for that”.

Man arrested after young child stabbed in northwest London

National News May 24, 2020 at 3:29 pm

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a young child was stabbed in northwest London.