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Arthur Labinjo Hughes Government confirms review into six year olds murder

The Government has announced a major review into the circumstances which led to the murder of six-year-old Arthur Labinjo-Hughes. It aims to determine what improvements are needed by the agencies that came into contact with Arthur in the months before he was murdered by stepmother Emma Tustin at their home in Solihull. The National Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel will lead the review and will provide additional support to Solihull […]

todayDecember 5, 2021

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William reveals Tina Turner hit brings back memories of mother Diana

The Duke of Cambridge has revealed a Tina Turner hit brings back treasured memories of his mother singing it at the “top of her voice” with her sons as she drove them to school. William shared the poignant “family moment” in an audio walking tour recorded for Apple, and described how Diana, Princess of Wales took him to a homeless shelter to teach him the important lesson – there is […]

todayDecember 5, 2021

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PM concerned as thousands still left without power a week after Storm Arwen

Thousands of households are still without power more than a week after Storm Arwen as the Prime Minister said he is “concerned” about the number still affected. Around 4,700 homes across northern England and Scotland were still without supply as of Saturday afternoon – more than a week after the storm hit on November 26, industry body the Energy Networks Association (ENA) said. On Saturday, Boris Johnson said he had […]

todayDecember 5, 2021

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Covid antiviral pill could be offered to patients before Christmas

The first at-home treatment for Covid-19 could reportedly be offered to patients before Christmas as an attempt to protect the most vulnerable from the Omicron variant. The Sunday Telegraph reported that Health Secretary Sajid Javid is set to launch a national pilot of the Molnupiravir antiviral pill – also known as Lagevrio . The newspaper said that under the plans, the NHS was expected to deliver courses of the tablet […]

todayDecember 5, 2021

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New Covid restrictions after stark advice from health officials

Ireland will reintroduce some Covid-19 restrictions for the Christmas period, following “very stark” advice from health officials, Taoiseach Micheal Martin has said. A range of restrictions will be in place from December 7 to January 9, including the shuttering of nightclubs and new limits on household gatherings. It comes amid concern about increased socialising at Christmas and the threat posed by the new Omicron variant of coronavirus. In a national […]

todayDecember 4, 2021 1

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Fresh appeal for information over murder of Jim Donegan in west Belfast

A fresh appeal for information has been made on the third anniversary of the murder of Jim Donegan. The 43-year-old was shot dead outside a school in west Belfast as he waited to collect his teenage son on December 4 2018. He was sitting in his red Porsche Panamera in Glen Road when he was attacked. A murder inquiry to find the lone gunman police believe carried out the killing […]

todayDecember 4, 2021

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Thousands of homes face second weekend without power as armed drafted in to help

Thousands of people are facing a second weekend without power as further cold weather is predicted to hit the UK. Homes across parts of Scotland and the North East and North West of England are still off supply a week after Storm Arwen hit on Friday November 26, with the army having been drafted in to assist. As of early Friday evening, just over 9,000 homes were without power, according […]

todayDecember 4, 2021

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Liverpool to stand together at vigil for Ava White

Liverpool will “stand together” in memory of 12-year-old Ava White as a vigil is held in her memory. Ava was fatally stabbed in the city centre on Thursday November 25 after a Christmas lights switch-on. On Saturday, family, friends and others are expected to gather in Church Street, close to where the incident happened, to pay tribute to her. The vigil, outside the city’s Primark store, will start at 6pm […]

todayDecember 4, 2021

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Cost of heating the average home could double

That's according to the fuel poverty charity National Energy Action An increase to the energy price cap in April could see the cost of heating the average home doubling since last April, a charity has warned. Fuel poverty charity National Energy Action (NEA) warned that average domestic dual fuel energy bills, which have already soared by more than £230 per customer compared with last winter, could increase by a further […]

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