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Jihadist jailed for life for plotting knife and gun rampage

National News July 9, 2020 at 3:39 pm

A jihadist who plotted a knife and gun rampage at attractions including Madame Tussauds and the Pride event has been jailed for a minimum of 25 years.

Gyms, indoor pools and leisure centres in England to reopen from 25 July

National News July 9, 2020 at 3:28 pm

Gyms, swimming pools and other sports facilities are to be allowed to open their doors once again and this summer’s club cricket season is finally getting under way.

Mysterious ‘vampire-slaying kit’ including pistol and knife up for auction

National News July 9, 2020 at 3:20 pm

A “vampire-slaying kit” containing a pocket-sized pistol and a 19th century copy of the New Testament is going under the hammer.

Huawei ban could lead to mobile phone blackouts, MPs warned

National News July 9, 2020 at 3:06 pm

There could be mobile phone blackouts across the UK if the government forces phone companies to strip Huawei out of their networks, MPs have been told.

Government scraps target for 50% of young people to go to university

National News July 9, 2020 at 2:23 pm

The government is to tear up the target for 50% of young people in England to attend university.

Man who made £12,000 selling fake COVID-19 test kits is sentenced

National News July 9, 2020 at 1:37 pm

A man has been sentenced after he admitted to making and selling fake coronavirus test kits.

Pubs and restaurants allowed to open fully in Scotland next week

National News July 9, 2020 at 1:14 pm

Scotland’s pubs, restaurants and cinemas will be allowed to open fully next week, as the country moves to phase three in its easing of lockdown restrictions.

Sky given go-ahead for new TV and film studio at ‘British Hollywood’

National News July 9, 2020 at 1:01 pm

Sky – the owner of Sky News – has been given the green light to start building a new “state-of-the-art film and TV studio”, close to the famous Elstree Studios in Hertfordshire.

Man arrested over alleged £495,000 fraud of coronavirus furlough scheme

National News July 9, 2020 at 12:39 pm

A man in the West Midlands has become the first person to be arrested in connection with an alleged fraud of the government’s furlough scheme.

Ministers urged to ‘come clean’ after testing regime revelations

National News July 9, 2020 at 12:08 pm

Ministers have been urged to “come clean” after Sir Keir Starmer said a Sky News report revealing the confusion over coronavirus test numbers was “very concerning”.