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Police ‘increasingly concerned’ for missing boy, 12, who was ‘upset’ at time of disappearance

National News August 3, 2021 at 1:34 pm

Police are appealing for help in finding a missing 12-year-old boy who was described as being “upset” at the time of his disappearance.

Met fights decision to reinstate police officer convicted over child abuse video

National News August 3, 2021 at 12:16 pm

The Metropolitan Police has launched a legal battle after a senior police officer convicted of possessing a child abuse video was allowed to return to work.

Drug deaths hit record high in England and Wales after rising for eighth year in a row

National News August 3, 2021 at 11:10 am

Drug-related deaths in England and Wales have reached their highest levels since records began as they rose for the eighth year in a row, figures show.

Noel Clarke leaves production company after misconduct allegations

National News August 3, 2021 at 11:07 am

Noel Clarke has officially left his production company following allegations of sexual misconduct and bullying made earlier this year.

Super Tuesday for Team GB as sailing golds and new most decorated Olympian lead medals charge

National News August 3, 2021 at 10:32 am

Day 11 of the Tokyo Olympics has brought more success on water and land for Team GB, with seven medals – including two golds – and cyclist Jason Kenny crowned Britain’s most successful Olympian ever.

Weekly COVID deaths climb to three-month high in England and Wales

National News August 3, 2021 at 10:05 am

Coronavirus deaths have climbed to the highest level in three months in England and Wales, latest data from the Office for National Statistics shows.

Scotland to lift most legal COVID restrictions next week, Sturgeon confirms

National News August 3, 2021 at 9:33 am

Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that Scotland will lift most of its remaining coronavirus restrictions next Monday.

Britain’s star cycling couple Jason and Laura Kenny win silvers in first races at Tokyo Olympics

National News August 3, 2021 at 8:57 am

Team GB’s husband and wife cycling stars Jason and Laura Kenny have both won silver medals in their first races at the Tokyo Olympics.

Ministry of Defence makes first ever bounty payments to hackers

National News August 3, 2021 at 8:52 am

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has for the first time paid bounties to hackers for finding vulnerabilities in its computer networks before they could be exploited by the UK’s adversaries.

Will Team GB beat its record-breaking performance in Rio?

National News August 3, 2021 at 8:41 am

Team GB got off to a flying start at Tokyo 2020, winning five medals in the first five days.