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PM says ‘all guidance was followed’ as Starmer accuses him of breaking COVID rules with ‘boozy party’

National News December 1, 2021 at 12:25 pm

Boris Johnson has said “all guidance was followed completely” as the prime minister was accused by Sir Keir Starmer of hosting a “boozy party” in Downing Street last Christmas despite COVID rules that were in place at the time.

Cabinet ministerJacob Rees-Mogg and Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross investigated by sleaze watchdog

National News December 1, 2021 at 11:53 am

Cabinet minister Jacob Rees-Mogg and Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross are both being investigated by Westminster’s sleaze watchdog.

Energy crisis: Zog becomes 25th household supplier to crash and burn since September

National News December 1, 2021 at 11:16 am

Another household energy supplier has thrown in the towel as the industry grapples the unprecedented surge in wholesale costs.

Omicron could cause biggest wave of COVID infections yet and ‘may overwhelm NHS’, scientists warn

National News December 1, 2021 at 9:57 am

The Omicron variant could trigger a surge in COVID infections bigger than previous waves in the UK with a risk it may overwhelm the NHS, a key group of scientists have warned.

‘Very rare’ sea turtle washes up on Welsh beach after Storm Arwen – 5,000 miles away from home

National News December 1, 2021 at 9:24 am

One of the world’s rarest species of sea turtle washed up on a Welsh beach in the aftermath of Storm Arwen – almost 5,000 miles away from its usual habitat.

Police treating 16-year-old girl’s death as murder

National News December 1, 2021 at 8:15 am

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a teenage girl in Scotland.

Review date over new COVID rules could be brought forward to just two weeks, Sajid Javid says

National News December 1, 2021 at 7:23 am

Health Secretary Sajid Javid has suggested the possible impact of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 will be known in a fortnight’s time and ahead of the government’s three-week review of fresh restrictions.

Double-digit house price growth returns as ‘buoyant’ market keeps up pace

National News December 1, 2021 at 7:10 am

House prices unexpectedly returned to double digit growth last month as the property market kept up its “extremely buoyant” pace, new figures show.

Prejudice around HIV remains high as the government pledges millions to end infections in England by 2030

National News November 30, 2021 at 11:47 pm

The government has pledged more than £23 million to end HIV infections in England by 2030, as the armed forces begin removing long-standing barriers to people living with HIV from serving in the military.

Downing Street denies Boris Johnson broke COVID lockdown rules with No 10 parties at Christmas

National News November 30, 2021 at 10:59 pm

Downing Street has denied claims that Boris Johnson broke coronavirus rules with parties at No 10 last Christmas.