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Dave Nelson A nine-year-old boy has died after apparently being struck by lightning during a football coaching session. The child was injured on a playing field in the Common Edge Road area of Blackpool shortly after 17:00 BST when a thunderstorm hit the Lancashire town. Lancashire Police said he was taken to hospital but did […]

Getty Images Social media firms will have to remove harmful content quickly or potentially face multi-billion-pound fines under new legislation. The government’s Online Safety Bill, announced in the Queen’s Speech, comes with a promise of protecting debate. It is “especially” geared at keeping children safe and says “democratically important” content should be preserved. But campaigners […]

PAcemaker Ten people killed in west Belfast almost 50 years ago in the wake of an Army operation were “entirely innocent”, an inquest has found. The inquest, which began in November 2018, examined the deaths in and around the Ballymurphy area of west Belfast in August 1971. The shootings happened after an operation in which […]

The government has set out a plan for “unleashing our nation’s full potential”, as the UK recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. The Queen unveiled the government’s programme for the coming year, in her first major public engagement since the death of the Duke of Edinburgh. Priorities include a boost for adult education, home ownership and […]

The suspect went on social media before the attack, posting that he planned to kill a “huge number” of people before shooting himself. Screenshots of his account, now blocked, show him wearing a black mask with the word “god” written across it in red. Go to Source Date: 11 May 2021 Author:

People in England will be allowed to hug loved ones and enjoy indoor hospitality from next Monday, the PM has said – whilst urging people to “exercise caution and common sense”. Boris Johnson said this was the “single biggest step” to unlocking society but that people should remain vigilant. Indoor mixing and overnight stays in […]

Getty Images Boris Johnson is promising a skills “revolution” for England, with loans for adults wanting to retrain and more powers to deal with failing colleges. The measures will be revealed in Tuesday’s Queen’s Speech, which sets out the government’s programme for the next year. It is also expected to include pledges to overhaul the […]

In April, Mr Johnson wrote to the Evangelical Alliance, which represents 3,500 churches, to reassure the group that adults will still be able to “receive appropriate pastoral support (including prayer)… in the exploration of their sexual orientation or gender identity”. Go to Source Date: 11 May 2021 Author: By Jessica Parker & Eleanor Lawrie

A statement from the chief medical officers for England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales as well as NHS England national medical director Stephen Powys said: “Thanks to the efforts of the UK public in social distancing, and the impact we are starting to see from the vaccination programme, case numbers, deaths and Covid hospital pressures […]

EPA Boris Johnson is being investigated by the MPs’ standards watchdog over the funding of his Caribbean holiday in late 2019. Commons standards commissioner Kathryn Stone has confirmed she is looking into whether the PM correctly declared how the trip was paid for. Mr Johnson has previously declared he received accommodation worth £15,000, covered by […]