Buckingham Palace has unveiled detailed celebration plans to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next June. There will be events including a pageant with more than 5,000 performers in a four-day Bank Holiday […]
Israeli opposition face deadline and other stories
Israeli opposition politicians have until today at midnight to hash out final negotiations to build a coalition government that would end Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year run as prime minister. The head of the […]
Sri Lanka environmental disaster and other stories
There are fears of an oil spill emergency as a cargo ship that’s burnt for 13 days off the coast of Sri Lanka is now sinking. The Singapore-registered X-Press Pearl and hundreds […]
EU agrees sanctions against Belarus and other stories
All flights over Belarus have been suspended in the fallout from the alleged hijacking of a Ryanair flight, which resulted in the arrest of journalist and activist Roman Protasevich by Belarusian authorities. […]
‘No local lockdown’ in Covid hotspots and other stories
Council leaders in parts of the country badly hit by the Indian coronavirus variant have asserted that there will be “no local lockdowns” and no restrictions on travel in and out of […]
Demi Lovato is non-binary
Photo: Demi Lovato on stage Source: Rich Fury / Staff /Getty Images North America The singer, Demi Lovato, has announced that they will now identify as non-binary and will use the pronouns they/them. The […]
India records world’s highest daily coronavirus deaths and other stories
India has recorded more deaths from Covid-19 in a single day than any other country during the coronavirus pandemic. The Health Ministry has released data pointing to 4,529 deaths and 267,334 new […]
EU ambassadors allow vaccinated UK holidaymakers and other stories
After talks, EU ambassadors have agreed to allow fully vaccinated tourists to travel without the need to quarantine. This comes after mixed messaged from the UK Government on whether Brits should holiday […]
New York Trump inquiry now criminal and other stories
The New York attorney-general’s office has began a criminal investigation into Donald Trump’s company. A spokesman for the state’s top prosecutor said it no longer considers an enquiry it started in 2019 a […]
TFL bailout extension and other stories
The most recent funding deal – announced 22 March – was due to expire today, however, the parties have agreed to a temporary extension to the existing agreement until 28 May to allow for discussions to […]
Covid-19 inquiry set for Spring 2022 and other stories
Boris Johnson has announced that the Government will set up an independent statutory inquiry in Spring 2022 to examine the handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking to the Commons, the PM confirmed […]
Pope Francis returns to audiences in person and other stories
Pope Francis has been able to return to audiences with the faithful in person as the Covid pandemic esaes in Europe. He greeted several hundred socially distanced and masked visitors inside the […]
Vaccine ‘queue jumping’ and other stories
Several vaccination centres in London have said that people are falsely supplying reasons they should be vaccinated and jumping the queue. Currently, people are allowed to book a Covid vaccine if they […]
Jewish Power courted by Israeli PM and other stories
Although votes are still being counted in Israel’s parliamentary election, it appears Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on course to partner with Jewish Power, a party referred to by pro-Israel lobbyists The […]
UK Health Security Agency to launch in April and other stories
The Government has announced that the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) will launch on 1 April to act as a “protective shield” over the country. The UKHSA will “plan for, prevent and […]
Manchester City suffer heavy Champions League loss and other stories
Manchester City face a major risk of being knocked out of the Women’s Champion League after a 3-0 loss to opponents Barcelona in the first leg of their quarter final tie. Asisat Oshoala scored Barcelona’s […]
Netanyahu short of majority and other stories
Almost 90% of votes have been counted so far in Israel’s parliamentary election and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on course to win 59 seats of the available 120 seats, leaving his […]
Outdoor sport set to return
On the 29th March, outdoor sport will be allowed to go ahead. This comes as great news to sport lovers who have been unable to play for three months since the country entered its third […]
Priti Patel defends new asylum strategy and other stories
The Home Secretary Priti Patel has defended the Government’s New Plan for Immigration policies on how to handle the method of asylums entering the UK, which has been widely criticised as “inhumane” and undermining Britain’s commitment to the 1951 Refugee Convention.
Suez Canal blocked by container ship
A 400m-long container ship has blocked the Suez Canal after running aground sideways due to strong winds. The container ship, Ever Given, was on its journey from China to Rotterdam, traversing the […]
Football’s child sex abuse scandal: review finds ‘institutional failings’
An independent review into sexual abuse in football has found that the Football Association (FA) “did not do enough to keep children safe” and had “significant institutional failings”. The independent review, commissioned […]
EU threatens to block Covid-19 vaccine exports to UK and other stories
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has suggested a potential block on the number of vaccines being shipped out of the EU to the UK and other countries with high vaccination rates.
FA Child sex abuse scandal and other stories
According to the findings of Sheldon review, Football Association had significant institutional failings, seeing that they “did not do enough to keep children safe”.
This independent review into historical child sexual abuse led to conclusions such as the FA not knowing of these issues until the summer of 1995 and not taking enough protection measures from that date until May 2000.
Football’s Child Abuse scandal and other stories
A four-year review report has concluded that the FA did not do enough to keep children safe between 1995-2000, however there was no evidence in the report to suggest that the FA […]
Row over London mayoral election system and other stories
The Home Secretary Priti Patel has today announced plans to change how the London mayor. She proposed a switch from the supplementary vote system currently in place to “first past the post” […]
Atlanta shootings leave eight dead and other stories
A series of shootings in US state Atlanta have resulted in eight people dead.
Covid vaccination: priority for over-50s and other stories
The final group on the priority list for the COVID-19 vaccination are now being contacted to book their vaccination.
In England, people aged over 50 are part of the priority list and the government aims for people in this age group to be vaccinated by May.
Suspect in custody following fatal shootings in Atlanta
Robert Aaron Long has been arrested following the fatal shootings of eight people in three different attacks across metropolitan Atlanta on Tuesday, with numerous others wounded and in hospital. Long has no […]
New Team GB women’s football coach and other stories
Hege Riise has been announced as the new head coach for Team GB’s women’s football team ahead of this summer’s Olympics in Tokyo. The Norwegian will begin this role alongside her job as interim England boss and will be assisted by Rhian Wilkinson, who works with the Lionesses, and an as-yet-unannounced second coach.
PM denies alleged UK ban on vaccine export and other stories
Boris Johnson has denied a claim made by the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, that the UK imposed an “outright” ban on coronavirus vaccine exports. The PM told MPs in the […]