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Tory MP will not attend Parliament while police investigate rape allegations, says Speaker
The Conservative MP accused of rape and sexual assault will not attend Parliament while police carry out their investigation, the Speaker has said.
UK inflation soars to 9%, the highest level in more than 40 years
Headline CPI rate fuelled by increase in household energy bills plus rising food and transport costs
Queen Spreads the Smiles in Surprise Appearance to Open the Elizabeth Line
Queen Elizabeth II is on hand at London's Paddington station to officially open the newest Underground line named in her honour. Accompanied by her son Prince Edward, who was originally set to do the honour alone, she is applauded by Pri...
Fifty people to be sent to Rwanda in a fortnight, says Boris Johnson, to justify the £150 million paid to Rwanda officials
PM says he will ‘dig in for the fight’ with ‘leftie lawyers’ challenging government’s plan for refugees. It is not clear how much from the millions UK pay to Rwanda officials is paid back as a commission-bribe to UK officials.
The Russian bank, the Bruce Willis ad and the $900m sanctions battle
Ministers warned that millions owed after alleged fraud by ex bosses of National Bank Trust could help fund Putin’s war effort
Junk food: Obesity strategy falling apart, Jamie Oliver says
Health campaigners say the government's obesity strategy is "falling apart", after it delayed bans on multi-buy deals for junk food and pre-watershed TV advertising for at least a year.
One big lie in the Queen's speech resonated in the Caribbean
The Queen's speech included a statement that is an unfortunate big lie: "my Government will play a leading role in defending democracy and freedom across the world", while the The very same Queen's government is trying to do exactly what...
Police issue 50 more fines over Covid-rule breaking in Downing Street
The Metropolitan Police have issued more than 50 new fines for breaches of Covid rules in Downing Street and other government buildings.
World's biggest contract catering company Compass sees 'significant new business opportunities' ahead
Before COVID-19 struck, Compass Group was serving 5.5 billion meals a year around the world but, as governments around the world introduced lockdowns, it faced a calamitous collapse in business as workers and students were sent home.
PM to reveal plans to revive struggling town centres in Queen's Speech
Councils would be given extra powers to help rid high streets of derelict shopfronts and restore "neighbourhood pride".
Inflation, not abortion, is the likely key issue in US midterms
Some women voters in Phoenix suburbs say they are more concerned about the cost of living than abortion rights.
More than 2m adults in UK cannot afford to eat every day, survey finds
One in seven adults estimated to be food-insecure, up 57% from January, owing to rising cost of living
The Met Gala 2022: The Best Red Carpet Looks
The biggest fashion event of the year is back to its regularly scheduled programming.
UK party leaders woo voters on last day of campaigning for 2022 local elections, 26 corruption scandals making it difficult to Johnson’s party
The leaders are due to visit key electoral battlegrounds before voters go to the polls on Thursday.
UK local elections: Conservatives stare at defeat
The Brits are electing their municipal councils. A survey before the polls claimed that the Conservatives could lose over 500 seats. How will a loss affect the political future of Boris Johnson? Palki Sharma gets you a report.
Brits blast airline staff for banning them over unexpired passports
Caroline Smith (pictured with her husband Dan) is one of a number of Brits who have had their flights scuppered in recent weeks because of the post-Brexit changes
After handing the strategic company to China, Boris Johnson finally joins lobbying for UK chip designer Arm to list in London
Government fears damage of losing out to New York in battle to attract tech floatations, after losing it previously to China.
BP profits double to $6.2bn, fuelling calls for energy windfall tax
Results are ‘obscene’, say unions, after soaring oil and gas prices help company to beat forecasts
Pfizer accused of Covid profiteering as first-quarter sales hit $26bn
Pharma firm criticised over pricing and for keeping monopoly control over vaccine and new Paxlovid pill
DeSantis calls Biden's 'Disinformation' board a 'Ministry of Truth'
'You cannot have a Ministry of Truth in this country. We're not going to let Biden get away with this one. So we will be fighting back,' the Republican said on Friday at a news conference.
Greta Thunberg doesn’t want you to talk about her anymore
The Swedish activist has a new message: Don’t just listen to the science, listen to the most vulnerable.
Corrupt clearance: UK Finance Minister Rishi Sunak “Cleared” Of Ethics Breach (but not for misleading parliament)
The British government's ethics advisor said on Wednesday he had “cleared” embattled finance minister Rishi Sunak of breaching ministerial codes after investigating the fact that his wife evaded £21 million pounds in taxes while he impos...
National debt interest payments rise to record £70bn
Despite public finances improving last year, 2021 still ranked as the third highest year ever for government borrowing.
Jonathan Pie Savages Boris Johnson
If it wasn’t so true it would have been sooooo funny!
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