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Greater Manchester leaders to call for more funding after coronavirus ultimatum

Greater Manchester leaders to call for more funding after coronavirus ultimatum

Andy Burnham said he would recommend fellow civic leaders write to the Government ‘setting out what we think a fair figure is’ for financial… Read full article: Greater Manchester leaders to call for m...→

Dettol and Durex owner sees more cleaning and less sex

Dettol and Durex owner sees more cleaning and less sex

Consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser continues to see soaring sales in air fresheners and disinfectants but its Durex brand is struggling to grow. Read full article: Dettol and Durex owner sees more cleanin...→

Vaccine race: Test subjects could be exposed to Covid in January

Vaccine race: Test subjects could be exposed to Covid in January

Volunteers will receive a vaccine and then be purposefully exposed to the new coronavirus in laboratory settings. Read full article: Vaccine race: Test subjects could be exp...→

Aldi and Lidl middle aisles - what's available from Thursday, October 22?

Aldi and Lidl middle aisles - what's available from Thursday, October 22?

The latest items hitting the shelves in the middle of Aldi and Lidl on Thursday, October 22, 2020 have been revealed. Read full article: Aldi and Lidl middle aisles - what's ava...→

Labour to trigger vote on free school meals

Labour to trigger vote on free school meals

The Tuesday motion comes after the Government indicated a reluctance to extend the scheme through coming holidays. Read full article: Labour to trigger vote on free school me...→

Covid prompts surge in demand for bicycles (but don't count on getting one for Christmas)

Covid prompts surge in demand for bicycles (but don't count on getting one for Christmas)

BICYCLE shops have seen a huge increase in demand since the Covid crisis began – but the surge has left them struggling to get fresh stock. Read full article: Covid prompts surge in demand for bicycl...→

Pictures: Hands made of soap and a dog called Tikka - check out these crazy snaps from Studland Country Fair

Pictures: Hands made of soap and a dog called Tikka - check out these crazy snaps from Studland Country Fair

NOT many sets of pictures contain hands made of soap and a dog called Tikka. However, these photographs from the 11th Studland Country Fair do. Read full article: Pictures: Hands made of soap and a dog c...→

Ringwood annual Christmas event cancelled over social distancing concerns

Ringwood annual Christmas event cancelled over social distancing concerns

RINGWOOD Town Council have announced that due to Covid-19 restrictions, the town's popular, annual Christmas event has been cancelled. Read full article: Ringwood annual Christmas event cancelle...→

'Toughest period in business ever': Bank boss hears from Dorset businesswomen

'Toughest period in business ever': Bank boss hears from Dorset businesswomen

THE top finance boss at NatWest Group paid a “virtual visit” to hear from local women in business how they were faring amid coronavirus and… Read full article: 'Toughest period in business ever': Bank...→

Picture of the Day: Well and truly stumped

Picture of the Day: Well and truly stumped

Alan Roy Forder of the Echo Camera Club posted this wonderful image of a Buzzard landing on a stump in his garden pool Read full article: Picture of the Day: Well and truly stump...→

Letter to the Editor: Cruise ships will not be there for long

Letter to the Editor: Cruise ships will not be there for long

WHATEVER Jack Oakley believes (Letters, Oct 17) is the amount of pollution the cruise ships are producing, it does not alter the fact that they are… Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Cruise ships will ...→

More than half of parents admit to illegally downloading content for children

More than half of parents admit to illegally downloading content for children

Online safety group issues warning after new research finds 56 have illegally accessed content for their children, with numbers up during lockdown. Read full article: More than half of parents admit to illeg...→

Pre-departure Covid-19 testing facility launched at Heathrow Airport

Pre-departure Covid-19 testing facility launched at Heathrow Airport

The facilities in Terminals 2 and 5 will initially offer tests to passengers travelling to Hong Kong and Italy. Read full article: Pre-departure Covid-19 testing facility ...→

Link found between air pollution and neurological disorders – study

Link found between air pollution and neurological disorders – study

The study is the first nationwide analysis of the link between fine particulate pollution and neurodegenerative diseases in the US. Read full article: Link found between air pollution and neu...→

Government extends energy price cap until end of 2021

Government extends energy price cap until end of 2021

Households on standard variable and default energy tariffs will continue to save between £75 and £100 a year on dual fuel bills. Read full article: Government extends energy price cap unti...→

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Foreign secretary Dominic Raab condemned the actions of the Ru [...]

Tokyo Olympics... Foreign secretary Dominic Raab condemned the actions of the Ru [...]

Tokyo Olympics... Foreign secretary Dominic Raab condemned the actions of the Russian hackers carrying out the attacks. Read full article: Tokyo Olympics... Foreign secretary Domi...→

Ireland to be placed in second lockdown in bid to combat Covid-19

Ireland to be placed in second lockdown in bid to combat Covid-19

The Irish Government agreed on Monday evening to move the entire country to the highest level of restrictions until December. Read full article: Ireland to be placed in second lockdown ...→

‘We will get the cash’: Council at centre of tax row WILL now try to ‘force’ Cummings to pay

‘We will get the cash’: Council at centre of tax row WILL now try to ‘force’ Cummings to pay

A COUNCIL boss has instructed senior officers to find a way to force Dominic Cummings to pay at least £30,000 in backdated council tax. Read full article: ‘We will get the cash’: Council at centr...→

Players support Van Dijk, Lineker regrets mask error – Monday’s sporting social

Players support Van Dijk, Lineker regrets mask error – Monday’s sporting social

Virgil Van Dijk is facing a lengthy spell out injured, while Gary Lineker apologised after forgetting to wear a mask as he entered a store. Read full article: Players support Van Dijk, Lineker regret...→

Wasps to learn Premiership final fate on Wednesday after four more Covid cases

Wasps to learn Premiership final fate on Wednesday after four more Covid cases

The club’s involvement in the season climax is in doubt after seven players and four backroom staff tested positive for coronavirus. Read full article: Wasps to learn Premiership final fate on...→

Arlene Foster urges ministers to support each other over Covid decisions

Arlene Foster urges ministers to support each other over Covid decisions

DUP minister Edwin Poots has faced calls to apologise for claiming infection rates were higher in nationalist areas. Read full article: Arlene Foster urges ministers to support...→

Happy endings trip up the brain’s decision-making, study suggests

Happy endings trip up the brain’s decision-making, study suggests

People cannot always trust that choices made based on previous experience will serve their best interests in the future, researchers say. Read full article: Happy endings trip up the brain’s decisi...→

UK exposes Russian cyber attacks against Tokyo Olympics

UK exposes Russian cyber attacks against Tokyo Olympics

The Government and National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) say Russian military intelligence has targeted Games officials and organisers. Read full article: UK exposes Russian cyber attacks against...→

Jealous husband could die in prison after murdering love rival

Jealous husband could die in prison after murdering love rival

Andrew Jones, 53, will serve at least 30 years’ imprisonment for shooting dead his wife’s lover Michael O’Leary, 55, in a ‘clearly planned… Read full article: Jealous husband could die in prison afte...→

Drug dealer on the run after he was released under investigation by NCA

Drug dealer on the run after he was released under investigation by NCA

Khaliq Ur Rehman vanished after he was arrested for allegedly failing to tell law enforcement all his mobile phone numbers and email addresses Read full article: Drug dealer on the run after he was rele...→

Britain in race for technological advantage on battlefield, says Wallace

Britain in race for technological advantage on battlefield, says Wallace

Ben Wallace was speaking after a demonstration of the latest unmanned autonomous vehicles, drones and geolocation systems on Salisbury Plain. Read full article: Britain in race for technological advant...→

Ex-Blue Peter presenter John Leslie cleared of sexual assault at Christmas party

Ex-Blue Peter presenter John Leslie cleared of sexual assault at Christmas party

Leslie was found not guilty of groping a woman after shaking hands with her at a gathering in London’s West End more than a decade ago. Read full article: Ex-Blue Peter presenter John Leslie clea...→

England Women’s ‘big ambition’ is to win World Cup in 2023

England Women’s ‘big ambition’ is to win World Cup in 2023

Baroness Sue Campbell was speaking on Monday as the FA unveiled a new four-year strategy for the women’s game. Read full article: England Women’s ‘big ambition’ is to win...→

Parkstone Grammar School moved to remote learning after increase in coronavirus cases

Parkstone Grammar School moved to remote learning after increase in coronavirus cases

PARKSTONE Grammar School for Girls has moved to remote learning following an increase of coronavirus cases. Read full article: Parkstone Grammar School moved to remote...→

Be prepared: Flood alerts issued for Christchurch and Poole harbours

Be prepared: Flood alerts issued for Christchurch and Poole harbours

RESIDENTS have been urged to prepare for possible flooding in areas of Poole, Christchurch and Purbeck on Tuesday. Read full article: Be prepared: Flood alerts issued for Chr...→

Q&A: Two-week Welsh ‘firebreak’ lockdown

Q&A: Two-week Welsh ‘firebreak’ lockdown

The country will be under restrictions similar to those imposed when it first went into lockdown in March. Read full article: Q&A: Two-week Welsh ‘firebreak’ lockdown...→

Thousands more dying at home with dementia, cancer and heart conditions

Thousands more dying at home with dementia, cancer and heart conditions

Deaths from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in private homes in England rose 79 during the coronavirus pandemic, official figures show. Read full article: Thousands more dying at home with dement...→

Repeated calls to police about migrants two weeks before 39 deaths, court told

Repeated calls to police about migrants two weeks before 39 deaths, court told

The Vietnamese nationals suffocated in a trailer en route from Zeebrugge to Purfleet on October 23 last year. Read full article: Repeated calls to police about migrants ...→

113-year-old whale skeleton dismantled ahead of museum refurbishment

113-year-old whale skeleton dismantled ahead of museum refurbishment

The North Atlantic right whale is the largest item at the Hull Maritime Museum and has not been moved for 45 years. Read full article: 113-year-old whale skeleton dismantled a...→

Prison officer had fling with murderer inmate and gave birth to his child

Prison officer had fling with murderer inmate and gave birth to his child

Louis Tate, jailed for life in 2010 for mowing down Garry Frater, is believed to be the father of Kerianne Stephens’ young child, the court heard. Read full article: Prison officer had fling with murderer i...→

Man, 18 suffers fractured skull and bruising to his brain in brutal street attack

Man, 18 suffers fractured skull and bruising to his brain in brutal street attack

AN 18-YEAR-OLD man suffered a fractured skull and bruising to his brain in a brutal attack which left him unconscious. Read full article: Man, 18 suffers fractured skull and brui...→

Vulnerable woman safeguarded and man removed from property in 'cuckooing' incident

Vulnerable woman safeguarded and man removed from property in 'cuckooing' incident

A VULNERABLE woman was safeguarded and a man removed from an address after police checks were carried out. Read full article: Vulnerable woman safeguarded and man rem...→

LIVE: updates as police officer Timothy Brehmer's murder trial enters second week

LIVE: updates as police officer Timothy Brehmer's murder trial enters second week

The trial of police officer Timothy Brehmer, accused of murdering nurse lover in the Horns Inn car park on May 9, resumes today Read full article: LIVE: updates as police officer Timothy ...→

Football fans opt to give to charity instead of watching team on pay-per-view

Football fans opt to give to charity instead of watching team on pay-per-view

— LUFC Trust (@lufctrust) October 19, 2020... The Leeds supporters’ trust said on Monday morning that 100 fans had donated the price of the game in the 12 hour [...] Read full article: Football fans opt to give to charity ins...→

Body discovered in the sea off Old Harry Rocks is yet to be identified

Body discovered in the sea off Old Harry Rocks is yet to be identified

POLICE have confirmed there are no suspicious circumstances following the discovery of a body in the sea at Old Harry Rocks. Read full article: Body discovered in the sea off Old Harry...→

‘Decisive action’ needed in Greater Manchester, Jenrick says as talks continue

‘Decisive action’ needed in Greater Manchester, Jenrick says as talks continue

Cabinet minister Robert Jenrick said it was the final day for talks with Greater Manchester to see if a deal can be reached on coronavirus curbs. Read full article: ‘Decisive action’ needed in Greater Manc...→

Zero tolerance policy as pub staff are abused when imposing curfew or asking people to wear masks

BOSSES of a Bournemouth pub have declared a zero tolerance policy after staff suffered abuse when imposing coronavirus restrictions. Read full article: Zero tolerance policy as pub staff are a...→

Council leader issues forthright message over Tier 3 restrictions

Council leader issues forthright message over Tier 3 restrictions

Shane Moore, Hartlepool Borough Council leader, said anyone suggesting his town should face the strictest measures will be told to ‘sod off’. Read full article: Council leader issues forthright message...→

Speeding drivers issued with tickets in New Forest initiative

POLICE and Speed Watch members caught several motorists over the limit during checks in the New Forest. Read full article: Speeding drivers issued with tickets in ...→

On this day in 2007: England lose agonising World Cup final to South Africa

On this day in 2007: England lose agonising World Cup final to South Africa

England were 80-1 no-hopers after losing 36-0 to South Africa in the Rugby World Cup pool stages 36 days earlier. Read full article: On this day in 2007: England lose agonis...→

Christchurch FC manager predicts new era for town side

Christchurch FC manager predicts "new era" for town side

CHRISTCHURCH FC are appealing for supporters following the club’s recent run in the FA Cup to continue backing the club as the club pushes for… Read full article: Christchurch FC manager predicts "new er...→

'It’s a catch 22 because they won’t do anything until there is an accident'

RESIDENTS have complained and urged to council to build a pavement to stop speeding down a busy village road. Read full article: 'It’s a catch 22 because they won’t do a...→

In the Dock: nine more offenders sentenced by Poole magistrates

In the Dock: nine more offenders sentenced by Poole magistrates

In the Dock: nine more offenders sentenced by Poole magistrates... DUMITRU VASILE, aged 41, of Palmerston Road, Bournemouth, admits on June 5, this year, at St [...] Read full article: In the Dock: nine more offenders sentenc...→

Argentina surpasses 1 million coronavirus cases

Argentina surpasses 1 million coronavirus cases

Colombia, Mexico and Peru are expected to hit the same milestone in coming weeks. Read full article: Argentina surpasses 1 million coronaviru...→

Johnson in Covid ultimatum to Greater Manchester

Johnson in Covid ultimatum to Greater Manchester

Local leaders told they have until midday on Tuesday to agree to Tier 3 restrictions or face unilateral Government action. Read full article: Johnson in Covid ultimatum to Greater Ma...→

Just one in seven rape survivors confident of getting justice, survey suggests

Just one in seven rape survivors confident of getting justice, survey suggests

The study is unlikely to allay current fears over the path to justice for victims following a sharp fall in rape prosecutions and convictions. Read full article: Just one in seven rape survivors confide...→

Camilla urges country to stay active to keep bones healthy

Camilla urges country to stay active to keep bones healthy

The Duchess of Cornwall has been a campaigner on the issue of osteoporosis for more than two decades. Read full article: Camilla urges country to stay active to ...→

Medieval plague outbreaks picked up speed over 300 years, study suggests

Medieval plague outbreaks picked up speed over 300 years, study suggests

Researchers found an acceleration in transmission between the Black Death of 1348 and later epidemics, which culminated in the Great Plague of 1665. Read full article: Medieval plague outbreaks picked up spee...→

West Brom and Burnley battle out first goalless draw of Premier League season

West Brom and Burnley battle out first goalless draw of Premier League season

The pair had shipped 21 goals in their opening seven games but the 47th match of the top-flight campaign ended 0-0 at The Hawthorns. Read full article: West Brom and Burnley battle out first g...→

How dangerous are smart motorways?

How dangerous are smart motorways?

Concerns have been raised about incidents where vehicles stopped in traffic are hit from behind. Read full article: How dangerous are smart motorways?...→

Coronavirus: 74 new positive cases across Dorset in past 24 hour period

Coronavirus: 74 new positive cases across Dorset in past 24 hour period

THE number of new positive Covid-19 cases in Dorset has increased by 74 over the last 24 hours, figures show. Read full article: Coronavirus: 74 new positive cases acros...→

Two more schools ask pupils to self-isolate after confirmed coronavirus cases

Two more schools ask pupils to self-isolate after confirmed coronavirus cases

YEAR 10 pupils from Bournemouth School for Girls have been asked to work from home this week following a confirmed coronavirus case. Read full article: Two more schools ask pupils to self-isol...→

Michel Barnier says EU willing to intensify stalled UK trade talks

Michel Barnier says EU willing to intensify stalled UK trade talks

The EU negotiator’s comments came as UK Cabinet minister Michael Gove said further talks would be meaningless without a changed approach. Read full article: Michel Barnier says EU willing to intens...→

Astronomers say Milky Way has a clumpy halo

Astronomers say Milky Way has a clumpy halo

They suggest this heated halo was the incubator for our galaxy’s formation some 10 billion years ago. Read full article: Astronomers say Milky Way has a clumpy h...→

Dozens cross to Dover a day after body of migrant found on French coast

Dozens cross to Dover a day after body of migrant found on French coast

Among those successfully making the journey on Monday was a young child carried ashore by a Border Force official. Read full article: Dozens cross to Dover a day after body o...→

Housing Association to evacuate west London residents over fire safety issues

Housing Association to evacuate west London residents over fire safety issues

There are 700 students among the 1,000 people affected at the six-block Paragon estate in Brentford. Read full article: Housing Association to evacuate west Lon...→

Cecil Rhodes statue should be joined by sculpture of Nelson Mandela, peers told

Cecil Rhodes statue should be joined by sculpture of Nelson Mandela, peers told

An independent crossbencher argued the monument to the British imperialist ‘should not be sacrificed to current concerns’. Read full article: Cecil Rhodes statue should be joined by ...→

Covid-19 survivor expresses frustration over gatherings

Covid-19 survivor expresses frustration over gatherings

Geoffrey McKillop says he was astounded to see people gathering in Portballintrae across the weekend despite tough rules to control the virus. Read full article: Covid-19 survivor expresses frustration ...→

Wayne Rooney ‘angry and disappointed’ to self-isolate after negative test

Wayne Rooney ‘angry and disappointed’ to self-isolate after negative test

Rooney was visited by a friend who had been instructed to be tested for Covid-19 and was later found to have the disease. Read full article: Wayne Rooney ‘angry and disappointed’ to...→

Disabled man regains independence thanks to charity volunteers

Disabled man regains independence thanks to charity volunteers

Band Of Builders refurbished Chris Joy’s uneven driveway to help him access his home on his mobility scooter. Read full article: Disabled man regains independence thanks...→

Woman kicked off easyJet plane after ‘refusing to wear mask and ranting at crew’

Woman kicked off easyJet plane after ‘refusing to wear mask and ranting at crew’

A passenger was removed from the Belfast to Edinburgh flight after allegedly shouting ‘everybody dies’. Read full article: Woman kicked off easyJet plane after ‘re...→

Beasley bags twice as Hammers keep up sublime start

Beasley bags twice as Hammers keep up sublime start

JAMIE Beasley struck twice as high-flying Hamworthy United continued their impressive Wessex Premier start with a 4-2 victory at home to Alresford. Read full article: Beasley bags twice as Hammers keep up su...→

Pupils sitting autumn exams will have generosity of summer 2020 grades – Ofqual

Pupils sitting autumn exams will have generosity of summer 2020 grades – Ofqual

Exam boards will ‘rely much more heavily’ on the judgment of senior examiners due to lower entry numbers. Read full article: Pupils sitting autumn exams will have ge...→

'It’s a long, long season' – Cook keen to stay positive after QPR stalemate

'It’s a long, long season' – Cook keen to stay positive after QPR stalemate

DEFENDER Steve Cook was keen to take the positive from Cherries’ goalless stalemate with Queens Park Rangers and added: “We’re still… Read full article: 'It’s a long, long season' – Cook keen t...→

Thai authorities seek to censor coverage of student protests

Thai authorities seek to censor coverage of student protests

Embattled prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said there are no plans to extend a state of emergency outside the capital. Read full article: Thai authorities seek to censor coverage...→

Prosecutors given new guidance over myths and stereotypes in rape cases

Prosecutors given new guidance over myths and stereotypes in rape cases

The new advice includes challenging assumptions over victims sharing naked pictures or having met their attacker via a hook-up app. Read full article: Prosecutors given new guidance over myth...→

Trump and Biden target key battleground states

Trump and Biden target key battleground states

The US president and his Democratic challenger are trying to ‘flip’ states with just over a fortnight to go until the election. Read full article: Trump and Biden target key battleground ...→

Parole Board chief calls for public hearings in high-profile cases

Parole Board chief calls for public hearings in high-profile cases

Martin Jones said such hearings should be open to the public so ‘justice can be seen to be done’. Read full article: Parole Board chief calls for public hear...→

PM warns business to plan for end of Brexit transition amid EU talks stalemate

PM warns business to plan for end of Brexit transition amid EU talks stalemate

Downing Street says there is still no basis to resume trade talks without a ‘fundamental change of approach’ from Brussels. Read full article: PM warns business to plan for end of Bre...→

GCHQ ‘more open than any other British security or intelligence organisation’

GCHQ ‘more open than any other British security or intelligence organisation’

John Ferris was given unrivalled access to the security agency’s archives to write its first authorised history. Read full article: GCHQ ‘more open than any other British s...→

Argos, Lidl and River Island launch urgent recalls on a number of products

Argos, Lidl and River Island launch urgent recalls on a number of products

A number of leading retailers including Argos, Lidl and River Island have urgently recalled a number of products. Read full article: Argos, Lidl and River Island launch urge...→

Record number of entries received for lockdown writing competition

Record number of entries received for lockdown writing competition

A WRITING group based in the Hengistbury Head area have received a record number of entries to their annual writing competition. Read full article: Record number of entries received for lo...→

Lead members to oversee regeneration of Poole and Christchurch

"Lead members" to oversee regeneration of Poole and Christchurch

TWO non-Conservative councillors have been given leadership positions to oversee regeneration efforts in Poole and Christchurch. Read full article: "Lead members" to oversee regeneration o...→

Disrespectful and dangerous: Councillor Vikki Slade slams lack of response over coronavirus testing centre

"Disrespectful and dangerous": Councillor Vikki Slade slams lack of response over coronavirus testing centre

THE former leader of BCP Council has still yet to receive a response to concerns raised over the past five months about practises at the coronavirus… Read full article: "Disrespectful and dangerous": Councillo...→

Cafe and children's play area approved for New Forest tourist spot

Cafe and children's play area approved for New Forest tourist spot

PLANS to transform part of a tourist hot-spot in the New Forest have been given the go-ahead. Read full article: Cafe and children's play area approved f...→

Thousands call for fans to be allowed back into football stadiums

MORE than 2,000 people across east Dorset have signed a petition calling for the Government to let football fans back into stadiums. Read full article: Thousands call for fans to be allowed ba...→

Stalker who repeatedly breached restraining order given stark warning by judge

AN OBSESSIVE stalker who breached a restraining order on numerous occasions by contacting his former partner has been warned by a judge that he… Read full article: Stalker who repeatedly breached restrain...→

What the papers say – October 20

What the papers say – October 20

The continuing debate over anti-Covid measures in England features prominently on the nation’s newspapers. Read full article: What the papers say – October 20...→

Quarter of firms to implement changes made during pandemic permanently – survey

Quarter of firms to implement changes made during pandemic permanently – survey

New research shows 54 of businesses introduced remote working and 45 adopted social distancing measures. Read full article: Quarter of firms to implement changes ma...→

Greater Manchester faces coronavirus ultimatum

Greater Manchester faces coronavirus ultimatum

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick says local leaders have until midday Tuesday to agree to Tier 3 restrictions. Read full article: Greater Manchester faces coronavirus ult...→

MPs vote to remove child refugee protections from flagship immigration law

MPs vote to remove child refugee protections from flagship immigration law

The amendment to continue existing arrangements had been successfully moved in the House of Lords by refugee campaigner and Labour peer Lord Dubs. Read full article: MPs vote to remove child refugee protect...→

Thousands more people are dying at home from dementia, cancer and heart conditio [...]

Thousands more people are dying at home from dementia, cancer and heart conditio [...]

Thousands more people are dying at home from dementia, cancer and heart conditions as they struggle with isolation, fear of coronavirus and “disrupted” health [...] Read full article: Thousands more people are dying at home ...→

Gentler ventilation techniques helping boost Covid survival, doctors say

Gentler ventilation techniques helping boost Covid survival, doctors say

The invasive nature of mechanical ventilation can leave a patient dependent on the machine, potentially having a negative effect on outcomes. Read full article: Gentler ventilation techniques helping b...→

Palestinian official Saeb Erekat ‘in critical condition’

Palestinian official Saeb Erekat ‘in critical condition’

Mr Erekat has been one of the Palestinians’ most recognisable faces over the past 30 years, serving as their senior negotiator during peace talks. Read full article: Palestinian official Saeb Erekat ‘in cri...→

Witness tells inquiry he thought ‘suicide bomber’ when he saw Salman Abedi

Witness tells inquiry he thought ‘suicide bomber’ when he saw Salman Abedi

Neil Hatfield said there were alarm bells in his head when he saw the Manchester Arena attacker just before he struck. Read full article: Witness tells inquiry he thought ‘suicid...→

No 10: ‘No basis’ to resume trade talks with EU unless Brussels alters position

No 10: ‘No basis’ to resume trade talks with EU unless Brussels alters position

The EU’s Michel Barnier offered intensive talks but the UK said there had to be a ‘fundamental change of approach’. Read full article: No 10: ‘No basis’ to resume trade talks ...→

Murder accused Dorset Police officer claimed he never realised victim was in pain, trial hears

Murder accused Dorset Police officer claimed he "never realised victim was in pain", trial hears

THE married Dorset Police officer accused of murdering his lover in a pub car park told officers investigating the incident “the only person to… Read full article: Murder accused Dorset Police officer cla...→

Ander Herrera says Manchester United are heading in right direction

Ander Herrera says Manchester United are heading in right direction

The PSG midfielder left Old Trafford on a free transfer in 2019 and accused the club of having priorities other than football shortly after… Read full article: Ander Herrera says Manchester United are...→

Labour urges Government not to cut Universal Credit in April

Labour urges Government not to cut Universal Credit in April

Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey said a ‘very different’ approach is in place compared with the earlier stricter lockdown. Read full article: Labour urges Government not to cut Unive...→

Man suffers broken eye socket in town centre attack

A MAN needed hospital treatment for a fractured eye socket after a town centre attack in broad daylight. Read full article: Man suffers broken eye socket in town ce...→

Feeding bottles may release microplastics during preparation of formula – study

Feeding bottles may release microplastics during preparation of formula – study

Researchers cautioned that there is not enough data on the consequences of microplastics on infant health. Read full article: Feeding bottles may release microplastic...→

Man questioned by police after a man was seen on a bench in a churchyard with no clothes on

Man questioned by police after a man was seen on a bench in a churchyard with no clothes on

A MAN in his 60s has been questioned by police after a man was seen on a bench in a church yard with no clothes on. Read full article: Man questioned by police after a man was...→

Cuss praises Cherries' women after FA Cup heroics

Cuss praises Cherries' women after FA Cup heroics

BOSS Steve Cuss hailed Cherries women’s performance as they reached the third qualifying round of the Women’s FA Cup. Read full article: Cuss praises Cherries' women after FA Cu...→

Woman admits killing pensioner in Co-op store

Woman admits killing pensioner in Co-op store

Zara Anne Radcliffe, 30, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of John Rees and the attempted murder of three other people during a series of stabbings. Read full article: Woman admits killing pensioner in Co-op ...→

Pugh strikes again for five-star Cherries under-21s

Pugh strikes again for five-star Cherries under-21s

CHERRIES legend Marc Pugh was once again on target for the club’s under-21s as they thumped Eastleigh 5-1 at Silverlake Stadium. Read full article: Pugh strikes again for five-star Cherrie...→

Executive decision to close businesses a ‘shame and disgrace’ – DUP MLA

Executive decision to close businesses a ‘shame and disgrace’ – DUP MLA

Paul Frew’s criticism came as DUP minister Edwin Poots faced calls to apologise for claiming Covid-19 rates were higher in nationalist areas. Read full article: Executive decision to close businesses a...→

What are the latest coronavirus rules across the UK and Ireland?

What are the latest coronavirus rules across the UK and Ireland?

Wales is the latest nation to announce new measures in response to the second wave of Covid-19. Read full article: What are the latest coronavirus rules ac...→

Hospitality workers stage protest against ‘devastating’ Tier 2 restrictions

Hospitality workers stage protest against ‘devastating’ Tier 2 restrictions

Around 200 protesters from farmers to chefs gathered in Parliament Square to demand financial support as the furlough scheme comes to an end. Read full article: Hospitality workers stage protest agains...→

Wales to introduce a two week firebreak lockdown from Friday

Wales to introduce a two week "firebreak" lockdown from Friday

The Welsh Government will introduce a “firebreak” lockdown in Wales for two weeks from 6pm on Friday, First Minister Mark Drakeford has said. Read full article: Wales to introduce a two week "firebreak...→

Flybe could return to skies next year after rescue deal

Flybe could return to skies next year after rescue deal

Europe’s biggest regional airline entered administration in March after years of struggles. Read full article: Flybe could return to skies next year af...→

French police operations under way after beheading of teacher

French police operations under way after beheading of teacher

At least 80 cases of hate speech have been reported since Friday’s attack, according to French interior minister Gerald Darmanin. Read full article: French police operations under way after...→

Deaths from dementia and Alzheimer’s at home rise 79 during coronavirus – ONS

Deaths from dementia and Alzheimer’s at home rise 79 during coronavirus – ONS

There were 2,095 excess deaths from these conditions registered between March 14 and September 11, the Office for National Statistics said. Read full article: Deaths from dementia and Alzheimer’s at ...→

Robertson: losing English Open epic leaves me in best mindset after defeat

Robertson: losing English Open epic leaves me in best mindset after defeat

Neil Robertson reckons his deciding-frame defeat in an English Open classic against Judd Trump has left him in his best state of mind after losing a… Read full article: Robertson: losing English Open epic leav...→

New strategies target coronavirus hotspots across the world

New strategies target coronavirus hotspots across the world

Localised lockdowns – down to just a few square miles, or even individual buildings – are more prevalent as authorities tackle the virus. Read full article: New strategies target coronavirus hotspo...→

Greater Manchester leaders to call for more funding after coronavirus ultimatum

Greater Manchester leaders to call for more funding after coronavirus ultimatum

Andy Burnham said he would recommend fellow civic leaders write to the Government ‘setting out what we think a fair figure is’ for financial… Read full article: Greater Manchester leaders to call for m...→

Parole Board chief calls for public hearings in high-profile cases

Parole Board chief calls for public hearings in high-profile cases

Martin Jones said such hearings should be open to the public so ‘justice can be seen to be done’. Read full article: Parole Board chief calls for public hear...→

Vaccine race: Test subjects could be exposed to Covid in January

Vaccine race: Test subjects could be exposed to Covid in January

Volunteers will receive a vaccine and then be purposefully exposed to the new coronavirus in laboratory settings. Read full article: Vaccine race: Test subjects could be exp...→

GCHQ ‘more open than any other British security or intelligence organisation’

GCHQ ‘more open than any other British security or intelligence organisation’

John Ferris was given unrivalled access to the security agency’s archives to write its first authorised history. Read full article: GCHQ ‘more open than any other British s...→

Aldi and Lidl middle aisles - what's available from Thursday, October 22?

Aldi and Lidl middle aisles - what's available from Thursday, October 22?

The latest items hitting the shelves in the middle of Aldi and Lidl on Thursday, October 22, 2020 have been revealed. Read full article: Aldi and Lidl middle aisles - what's ava...→

On this day in 2007: England lose agonising World Cup final to South Africa

On this day in 2007: England lose agonising World Cup final to South Africa

England were 80-1 no-hopers after losing 36-0 to South Africa in the Rugby World Cup pool stages 36 days earlier. Read full article: On this day in 2007: England lose agonis...→

Covid prompts surge in demand for bicycles (but don't count on getting one for Christmas)

Covid prompts surge in demand for bicycles (but don't count on getting one for Christmas)

BICYCLE shops have seen a huge increase in demand since the Covid crisis began – but the surge has left them struggling to get fresh stock. Read full article: Covid prompts surge in demand for bicycl...→

Lead members to oversee regeneration of Poole and Christchurch

"Lead members" to oversee regeneration of Poole and Christchurch

TWO non-Conservative councillors have been given leadership positions to oversee regeneration efforts in Poole and Christchurch. Read full article: "Lead members" to oversee regeneration o...→

'It’s a catch 22 because they won’t do anything until there is an accident'

RESIDENTS have complained and urged to council to build a pavement to stop speeding down a busy village road. Read full article: 'It’s a catch 22 because they won’t do a...→

Ringwood annual Christmas event cancelled over social distancing concerns

Ringwood annual Christmas event cancelled over social distancing concerns

RINGWOOD Town Council have announced that due to Covid-19 restrictions, the town's popular, annual Christmas event has been cancelled. Read full article: Ringwood annual Christmas event cancelle...→

Cafe and children's play area approved for New Forest tourist spot

Cafe and children's play area approved for New Forest tourist spot

PLANS to transform part of a tourist hot-spot in the New Forest have been given the go-ahead. Read full article: Cafe and children's play area approved f...→

Picture of the Day: Well and truly stumped

Picture of the Day: Well and truly stumped

Alan Roy Forder of the Echo Camera Club posted this wonderful image of a Buzzard landing on a stump in his garden pool Read full article: Picture of the Day: Well and truly stump...→

Stalker who repeatedly breached restraining order given stark warning by judge

AN OBSESSIVE stalker who breached a restraining order on numerous occasions by contacting his former partner has been warned by a judge that he… Read full article: Stalker who repeatedly breached restrain...→

Johnson in Covid ultimatum to Greater Manchester

Johnson in Covid ultimatum to Greater Manchester

Local leaders told they have until midday on Tuesday to agree to Tier 3 restrictions or face unilateral Government action. Read full article: Johnson in Covid ultimatum to Greater Ma...→

More than half of parents admit to illegally downloading content for children

More than half of parents admit to illegally downloading content for children

Online safety group issues warning after new research finds 56 have illegally accessed content for their children, with numbers up during lockdown. Read full article: More than half of parents admit to illeg...→

Quarter of firms to implement changes made during pandemic permanently – survey

Quarter of firms to implement changes made during pandemic permanently – survey

New research shows 54 of businesses introduced remote working and 45 adopted social distancing measures. Read full article: Quarter of firms to implement changes ma...→

Just one in seven rape survivors confident of getting justice, survey suggests

Just one in seven rape survivors confident of getting justice, survey suggests

The study is unlikely to allay current fears over the path to justice for victims following a sharp fall in rape prosecutions and convictions. Read full article: Just one in seven rape survivors confide...→

Link found between air pollution and neurological disorders – study

Link found between air pollution and neurological disorders – study

The study is the first nationwide analysis of the link between fine particulate pollution and neurodegenerative diseases in the US. Read full article: Link found between air pollution and neu...→

Greater Manchester faces coronavirus ultimatum

Greater Manchester faces coronavirus ultimatum

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick says local leaders have until midday Tuesday to agree to Tier 3 restrictions. Read full article: Greater Manchester faces coronavirus ult...→

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Foreign secretary Dominic Raab condemned the actions of the Ru [...]

Tokyo Olympics... Foreign secretary Dominic Raab condemned the actions of the Ru [...]

Tokyo Olympics... Foreign secretary Dominic Raab condemned the actions of the Russian hackers carrying out the attacks. Read full article: Tokyo Olympics... Foreign secretary Domi...→

‘We will get the cash’: Council at centre of tax row WILL now try to ‘force’ Cummings to pay

‘We will get the cash’: Council at centre of tax row WILL now try to ‘force’ Cummings to pay

A COUNCIL boss has instructed senior officers to find a way to force Dominic Cummings to pay at least £30,000 in backdated council tax. Read full article: ‘We will get the cash’: Council at centr...→

Thousands more people are dying at home from dementia, cancer and heart conditio [...]

Thousands more people are dying at home from dementia, cancer and heart conditio [...]

Thousands more people are dying at home from dementia, cancer and heart conditions as they struggle with isolation, fear of coronavirus and “disrupted” health [...] Read full article: Thousands more people are dying at home ...→

West Brom and Burnley battle out first goalless draw of Premier League season

West Brom and Burnley battle out first goalless draw of Premier League season

The pair had shipped 21 goals in their opening seven games but the 47th match of the top-flight campaign ended 0-0 at The Hawthorns. Read full article: West Brom and Burnley battle out first g...→

Palestinian official Saeb Erekat ‘in critical condition’

Palestinian official Saeb Erekat ‘in critical condition’

Mr Erekat has been one of the Palestinians’ most recognisable faces over the past 30 years, serving as their senior negotiator during peace talks. Read full article: Palestinian official Saeb Erekat ‘in cri...→

Witness tells inquiry he thought ‘suicide bomber’ when he saw Salman Abedi

Witness tells inquiry he thought ‘suicide bomber’ when he saw Salman Abedi

Neil Hatfield said there were alarm bells in his head when he saw the Manchester Arena attacker just before he struck. Read full article: Witness tells inquiry he thought ‘suicid...→

Arlene Foster urges ministers to support each other over Covid decisions

Arlene Foster urges ministers to support each other over Covid decisions

DUP minister Edwin Poots has faced calls to apologise for claiming infection rates were higher in nationalist areas. Read full article: Arlene Foster urges ministers to support...→

Murder accused Dorset Police officer claimed he never realised victim was in pain, trial hears

Murder accused Dorset Police officer claimed he "never realised victim was in pain", trial hears

THE married Dorset Police officer accused of murdering his lover in a pub car park told officers investigating the incident “the only person to… Read full article: Murder accused Dorset Police officer cla...→

UK exposes Russian cyber attacks against Tokyo Olympics

UK exposes Russian cyber attacks against Tokyo Olympics

The Government and National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) say Russian military intelligence has targeted Games officials and organisers. Read full article: UK exposes Russian cyber attacks against...→

How dangerous are smart motorways?

How dangerous are smart motorways?

Concerns have been raised about incidents where vehicles stopped in traffic are hit from behind. Read full article: How dangerous are smart motorways?...→

Drug dealer on the run after he was released under investigation by NCA

Drug dealer on the run after he was released under investigation by NCA

Khaliq Ur Rehman vanished after he was arrested for allegedly failing to tell law enforcement all his mobile phone numbers and email addresses Read full article: Drug dealer on the run after he was rele...→

Labour urges Government not to cut Universal Credit in April

Labour urges Government not to cut Universal Credit in April

Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey said a ‘very different’ approach is in place compared with the earlier stricter lockdown. Read full article: Labour urges Government not to cut Unive...→

Two more schools ask pupils to self-isolate after confirmed coronavirus cases

Two more schools ask pupils to self-isolate after confirmed coronavirus cases

YEAR 10 pupils from Bournemouth School for Girls have been asked to work from home this week following a confirmed coronavirus case. Read full article: Two more schools ask pupils to self-isol...→

Man suffers broken eye socket in town centre attack

A MAN needed hospital treatment for a fractured eye socket after a town centre attack in broad daylight. Read full article: Man suffers broken eye socket in town ce...→

Michel Barnier says EU willing to intensify stalled UK trade talks

Michel Barnier says EU willing to intensify stalled UK trade talks

The EU negotiator’s comments came as UK Cabinet minister Michael Gove said further talks would be meaningless without a changed approach. Read full article: Michel Barnier says EU willing to intens...→

Dozens cross to Dover a day after body of migrant found on French coast

Dozens cross to Dover a day after body of migrant found on French coast

Among those successfully making the journey on Monday was a young child carried ashore by a Border Force official. Read full article: Dozens cross to Dover a day after body o...→

England Women’s ‘big ambition’ is to win World Cup in 2023

England Women’s ‘big ambition’ is to win World Cup in 2023

Baroness Sue Campbell was speaking on Monday as the FA unveiled a new four-year strategy for the women’s game. Read full article: England Women’s ‘big ambition’ is to win...→

Man questioned by police after a man was seen on a bench in a churchyard with no clothes on

Man questioned by police after a man was seen on a bench in a churchyard with no clothes on

A MAN in his 60s has been questioned by police after a man was seen on a bench in a church yard with no clothes on. Read full article: Man questioned by police after a man was...→

Cecil Rhodes statue should be joined by sculpture of Nelson Mandela, peers told

Cecil Rhodes statue should be joined by sculpture of Nelson Mandela, peers told

An independent crossbencher argued the monument to the British imperialist ‘should not be sacrificed to current concerns’. Read full article: Cecil Rhodes statue should be joined by ...→

Woman admits killing pensioner in Co-op store

Woman admits killing pensioner in Co-op store

Zara Anne Radcliffe, 30, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of John Rees and the attempted murder of three other people during a series of stabbings. Read full article: Woman admits killing pensioner in Co-op ...→