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Lockdown: Police officers fined £200 for cafe meeting

Wed, 20/01/2021 - 8:39am
Nine Met Police officers who broke lockdown rules have been asked to "reflect on their choices".

Covid-19: Government urged to keep £20 benefit increase, and heart patient numbers drop

Wed, 20/01/2021 - 7:49am
Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Wednesday morning.

Trump issues swathe of pardons in final hours, including for ex-aide Steve Bannon

Wed, 20/01/2021 - 7:36am
Donald Trump issues pardons and commutations for more than 140 people in his final hours as president.

Prada drops Chinese actress over alleged surrogacy row

Wed, 20/01/2021 - 7:25am
The actress has been accused of abandoning children she had through a surrogate.

Inflation jumps despite Covid Christmas curbs

Wed, 20/01/2021 - 7:13am
The UK inflation rate surges to 0.6% in December from 0.3% in November despite the closure of non-essential shops.

Biden inauguration: Democrat to be sworn in as Trump leaves office

Wed, 20/01/2021 - 6:35am
The new president will take the oath of office in a Washington DC fortified against any civil unrest.

Covid: Student fears she will be 'left with nothing' if no exams

Wed, 20/01/2021 - 6:18am
Private candidates are worried that if exams are cancelled they will not get a grade.

Don't scrap £20 benefits increase, urges Dame Louise Casey

Wed, 20/01/2021 - 6:03am
The ex-government adviser said the Tories would be seen as the "nasty party" by ending the top-up.

England 'strong and ready to compete' against All Stars

Wed, 20/01/2021 - 5:58am
Defender Fran Williams says England Netball will emerge from the coronavirus pandemic "really strong and ready to compete".

£80m for treatment services in drug crackdown

Wed, 20/01/2021 - 5:27am
The package will also see police target dealers and health services help people with addictions.

Covid: MPs criticise HMRC over gaps in support schemes

Wed, 20/01/2021 - 3:22am
Out-of-date tax systems mean people are falling through the cracks for help, MPs say.

Trapped Chinese miners say thanks for medicine, call for sausages

Wed, 20/01/2021 - 3:16am
Communication with 11 men trapped in Chinese gold mine sparks hope of rescue, but 11 are missing.

Musicians 'failed by government' over EU touring, stars say

Wed, 20/01/2021 - 2:34am
Some of the UK's biggest music stars sign an open letter demanding action over post-Brexit touring.

NHS child gender clinic rated 'inadequate' by inspectors

Wed, 20/01/2021 - 2:05am
Services and waiting times must improve at the NHS's child gender-identity service, inspectors say.

Natural wonder: Wing 'clap' solves mystery of butterfly flight

Wed, 20/01/2021 - 1:54am
The cupped clap of a butterfly's wings may be the key to their flying abilities and their survival.

Biden Inauguration: What will Joe Biden do first?

Wed, 20/01/2021 - 1:36am
The President-elect has a laundry list of priorities for his first 100 days in the White House.

Covid smear-test delays prompt calls for home HPV tests

Wed, 20/01/2021 - 1:25am
Delays to smear tests in lockdown prompt cervical cancer charities to call for home-testing kits.

£23m support fund for struggling fishing firms

Wed, 20/01/2021 - 12:39am
It comes as industry workers warn their livelihoods are at risk due to Brexit border problems.

Baby Done: Comedy film explores woman's reluctance at impending motherhood

Wed, 20/01/2021 - 12:31am
The film explores feeling mixed about being pregnant and social media pressure on expectant mums.

Biden inauguration: Americans' hopes and fears for next president

Wed, 20/01/2021 - 12:18am
Members of our voter panel all wish Joe Biden well, but they're divided over his chances of success.