National News

Consumer complaints about business reach record high

National News January 24, 2022 at 4:07 pm

Britons complained more about their treatment at the hands of businesses last year than any other on record, according to a long-running consumer survey.

Minister resigns over government’s ‘lamentable’ record on tackling COVID business loan fraud

National News January 24, 2022 at 3:37 pm

A minister has resigned at the despatch box after criticising the government’s record on tackling fraud in the coronavirus business schemes.

Lancashire mother admits killing her 24-year-old daughter

National News January 24, 2022 at 3:16 pm

A mother from Lancashire has admitted the manslaughter of her 24-year-old daughter.

British couple’s ‘nerve-racking’ wait in Kyiv for baby’s passport amid Ukraine-Russia tensions

National News January 24, 2022 at 2:49 pm

A British couple say they have a “nerve-racking” wait in Ukraine’s capital Kyiv for their surrogate-born baby to be issued with a passport, amid concerns the former Soviet state could be invaded by Russia.

Driver arrested on suspicion of murder after man killed by car during fatal knife attack

National News January 24, 2022 at 2:42 pm

A 26-year-old driver has been arrested on suspicion of murder after he allegedly ran over a knife attacker who had stabbed a woman in the street.

Woman stabbed to death and man killed by car in west London

National News January 24, 2022 at 2:42 pm

A woman has been stabbed to death and a man killed by a car after a struggle apparently ended up in the road.

At least 4,000 non-COVID excess deaths caused by pandemic in England, new report finds

National News January 24, 2022 at 2:15 pm

Pressure on the NHS created by COVID led to at least 4,000 excess deaths from other conditions and mean that 32,000 cancer patients who should have started treatment are still waiting, according to new analysis.

PM ‘committed’ to National Insurance tax hike despite calls to scrap move

National News January 24, 2022 at 2:05 pm

Boris Johnson remains “committed” to the proposed National Insurance hike, Downing Street has said, despite some senior Conservative MPs calling for April’s increase to be scrapped amid rising cost of living pressures.

Cummings says he’s only responded to Sue Gray in writing so PM does not have ‘more chances to lie’

National News January 24, 2022 at 12:56 pm

Dominic Cummings has revealed he has provided written evidence to the investigation into Downing Street parties during lockdown – and claims “other damaging stories” will emerge until Boris Johnson is out of office.

COVID tests for fully vaccinated travellers arriving in England to be scrapped, PM confirms

National News January 24, 2022 at 11:02 am

COVID tests for fully vaccinated travellers arriving in England are being scrapped, Boris Johnson has confirmed.