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New MI5 chief named as spy who led Skripal poisoning response

National News March 30, 2020 at 12:19 pm

A spy who led the response to the poisoning of Russian double agent Sergei Skripal in Salisbury has been named as the new head of MI5.

4,500 jobs at risk as BrightHouse and Carluccio’s collapse

National News March 30, 2020 at 11:57 am

A total of 4,500 high street jobs are hanging by a thread after BrightHouse, the rent-to-own retailer, and restaurant chain Carluccio’s filed for administration.

Retailers fight to keep warehouses open as virus crisis deepens

National News March 30, 2020 at 11:32 am

Retailers are fighting a rearguard action to keep their logistics operations functioning after Next pulled the plug on its distribution centres, citing employees’ concerns about the risk of contracting coronavirus.

Questions over COVID-19 testing as govt claims UK is ‘right at the top of the league’

National News March 30, 2020 at 10:52 am

A government minister has defended the UK’s coronavirus testing regime following growing calls for the country to hugely expand its programme.

Coronavirus is coming to The Archers in May

National News March 30, 2020 at 10:39 am

Coronavirus will be coming to the fictional world of The Archers, months after the pandemic reached the UK.

Rapper Bugzy Malone ‘lucky to be alive’ after quad bike crash

National News March 30, 2020 at 10:29 am

Rapper Bugzy Malone has said he is “lucky to be alive” after suffering serious injuries in a quad bike crash.

Surge of ‘smishing’ scams as criminals exploit coronavirus crisis

National News March 30, 2020 at 10:13 am

The banking industry has warned of a surge in so-called “smishing” scams as criminals try to exploit the coronavirus pandemic.

PM adviser Dominic Cummings self isolates after showing coronavirus symptoms

National News March 30, 2020 at 9:22 am

The prime minister’s adviser Dominic Cummings is in self isolation after showing coronavirus symptoms.

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National News March 30, 2020 at 8:58 am

Homeless man charged after NHS worker punched in face

National News March 30, 2020 at 8:32 am

A homeless man has been charged after an NHS worker was punched in the face and left with a fractured cheekbone in Salford.