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Hundreds of British Gas staff laid off after refusing new contracts

National News April 14, 2021 at 12:21 pm

Hundreds of British Gas engineers lost their jobs on Wednesday as a bitter row between the company and its staff deepened.

PM shares ‘widespread concern’ over Greensill row – as Labour claim ‘return of Tory sleaze’

National News April 14, 2021 at 12:10 pm

Boris Johnson has told MPs he shares “widespread concern” about the Greensill controversy – and questioned whether “boundaries” between top civil servants and businesses had been “properly understood”.

Most European countries should be on ‘green’ travel list next month, says easyJet boss

National News April 14, 2021 at 11:25 am

Easyjet’s boss said he expected popular destinations such as Spain, Italy, Greece and Portugal to be on the government’s “green” list when foreign travel resumes next month.

DUP leader Arlene Foster tells court claims of affair with protection officer ‘very distressing’

National News April 14, 2021 at 11:18 am

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster has told a court that unfounded allegations of an extramarital affair with a close protection officer, tweeted by a celebrity doctor, have been “very distressing” for her and her family.

David Beckham to mentor young footballers in new Disney+ series

National News April 14, 2021 at 9:50 am

David Beckham will mentor young grassroots footballers in a new Disney+ factual series.

Queer Eye star Tan France reveals he and his husband are expecting

National News April 14, 2021 at 9:18 am

Queer Eye fashionista Tan France has revealed that he and his husband are expecting their first child via a surrogate.

Half UK population likely to have had coronavirus antibodies in March, data shows

National News April 14, 2021 at 9:13 am

About half the UK adult population would have likely tested positive for coronavirus antibodies by the end of March, data has shown.

Labour accuses Tories of return to ‘sleaze of the 90s’ in push for fuller Greensill inquiry

National News April 14, 2021 at 8:27 am

Labour has accused the Conservatives of a return to the “sleaze of the 1990s” ahead of a push for a fuller inquiry into the David Cameron lobbying controversy.

Most in-demand UK property hotspot revealed as housing market slows in cities

National News April 14, 2021 at 7:57 am

Newquay has the most in-demand property market in the UK right now, according to data from a property website.

Babyboo Instagram advert on Halloween fashion banned for objectifying women

National News April 14, 2021 at 6:29 am

A paid-for Instagram post by retailer Babyboo Fashion has been banned for being likely to cause serious offence by objectifying women.