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‘Running out of options’: Baby girl may need lifetime of therapy as pandemic delays surgery

National News July 14, 2020 at 8:05 pm

The mother of a baby with a cleft palate says she has “sleepless nights” worrying about the long-term damage to her daughter’s speech because her operation has been cancelled.

Will the hospitality industry pass on VAT cuts to consumers?

National News July 14, 2020 at 5:20 pm

The hospitality and tourism sectors are set to benefit from a reduction in VAT from today – but there are concerns the savings might not be passed on to consumers.

Council announces new measures to avoid being next local lockdown area

National News July 14, 2020 at 4:46 pm

New emergency measures have been announced for residents in Blackburn and Darwen to prevent a coronavirus local lockdown.

Katie Price gives update on ‘brave and strong’ son in hospital

National News July 14, 2020 at 3:58 pm

Katie Price says her son Harvey is being “brave and strong” in intensive care and she has been able to FaceTime him after he was admitted to hospital on Sunday.

‘Monstrous’ masks will put me off shopping, Tory MP complains

National News July 14, 2020 at 3:23 pm

A Tory MP has criticised the “monstrous imposition” of shoppers being forced to wear masks to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Johnny Depp’s housekeeper ‘horrified’ after finding ‘faeces in bed’, court hears

National News July 14, 2020 at 3:17 pm

Johnny Depp’s housekeeper was “horrified and disgusted” after finding “human faeces” in a bed at the star’s penthouse in Los Angeles, the High Court has been told.

Sting operation sees 12 arrested after bike thieves target NHS staff

National News July 14, 2020 at 3:17 pm

Police have arrested 12 suspected bike thieves who are thought to have targeted hospital staff during the coronavirus crisis.

Banksy sprays London Tube with COVID-19 mask message

National News July 14, 2020 at 2:49 pm

Banksy has released a video of him spray painting masked rats on the London Underground in his latest commentary on the coronavirus pandemic.

Olympic gymnast ‘forced to quit’ after no response to formal complaint

National News July 14, 2020 at 2:16 pm

Olympic bronze medallist Amy Tinkler felt she had no option but to quit gymnastics due to her negative experiences in the sport.

Alleged sex assault victim of former Tory MP ‘distraught’, court told

National News July 14, 2020 at 2:13 pm

A young parliamentary worker told another woman who worked in Westminster that a former Conservative MP “groped” her and acted “inappropriately”, a court has heard.