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Reuters Captain Sir Tom Moore has begun his final journey as his funeral cortege arrives at his private funeral. The 100 year-old, who raised almost £33m for NHS charities by walking laps of his garden, died with coronavirus on 2 February. After leaving the family home, his hearse was driven towards Bedford, his coffin draped […]

Explaining the government’s economic response to the pandemic, Mr Sunak said: “We went big, we went early, but there is more to come and there will be more to come in the Budget. But there is a challenge (in the public finances) and I want to level with people about the challenge.” Go to Source […]

Getty Images Chancellor Rishi Sunak is set to announce a £126m boost for traineeships in England in his Budget on Wednesday. The scheme will include a new “flexi-job” apprenticeship that will enable apprentices to work with a number of different employers in one sector. Unemployment is at its highest level in almost five years, with […]

A mother in Istanbul was forced to drop her four children from their apartment window to save them from their burning building. The fire broke out at the entrance to the family’s flat, causing the parent to take drastic action before firefighters arrived. The children and their mother all survived. Go to Source Date: 27 […]

Alex Salmond has said he has “no doubt” that Nicola Sturgeon has breached the ministerial code. The former first minister was speaking as he made his long-awaited appearance at a Scottish Parliament inquiry. Mr Salmond gave an account to the committee of meetings he had with Ms Sturgeon that appeared to contradict her version of […]

Mr Hancock said: “Thankfully, teachers are no more likely to catch Covid than any other member of the population who goes to work, and so trying to come up with a scheme which prioritises one professional group over another would have been complicated to put in place and wouldn’t have done what we asked the […]

Alex Salmond has claimed that “Scotland’s leadership has failed” as he made his long-awaited appearance at a Scottish Parliament inquiry. The former first minister has previously accused people close to his successor Nicola Sturgeon of plotting against him. The inquiry is examining the Scottish government’s botched handling of sexual assault allegations against him. Mr Salmond […]

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), which has looked at the evidence on best how to reduce serious illness and death from Covid-19 in phase two of the UK’s vaccination programme, says prioritising certain jobs could leave some vulnerable people waiting longer for a first dose. Go to Source Date: 26 February 2021 […]

“It did not give the home secretary’s assessment the respect which it should have received, given that it is the home secretary who has been charged by Parliament with responsibility for making such assessments, and who is democratically accountable to Parliament for the discharge of that responsibility,” Lord Reed said. Go to Source Date: 26 […]

The group consists of four SNP MSPs – one of whom, Deputy Presiding Officer Linda Fabiani, acts as convener – as well as two from the Scottish Conservatives, one from each of Scottish Labour and the Lib Dems, and independent MSP Andy Wightman, formerly of the Greens. Go to Source Date: 26 February 2021 Author: