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A police officer who died after being shot at Croydon station by a man who was being detained has been named as Sgt Matiu Ratana.  The 54-year-old was known as Matt, Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said on Friday night.  He was “big in stature, big in heart, friendly, capable, a lovely man and highly respected […]

The government has announced new local lockdown restrictions for Wigan, Stockport, Blackpool and Leeds amid a surge in Covid-19 cases.  From midnight on Friday, people in these areas will be banned from mixing with people from outside their household or bubble in their homes or gardens.  They are also advised against meeting up with people […]

The mood of the Brexit negotiations appears to be improving, with chatter about a path to a deal growing in Westminster. For what it’s worth, a well-placed source tells me that James Forsyth’s excellent Times column declaring a Brexit trade deal “within touching distance” was a “bit too positive” and that the “difficult stuff is […]

Care home residents and workers could be prioritised for the Covid-19 vaccine, according to interim guidance published on the UK government’s website. The advice has been developed to facilitate planning for the deployment of a safe and effective vaccine as soon as one is authorised for use in the UK. It’s become increasingly clear as […]

While some Britain’s Got Talent viewers felt the need to complain to Ofcom about Alesha Dixon’s necklace on last week’s show, her choice of jewellery initially flew under the radar for her fellow judge Amanda Holden. In an exclusive interview with HuffPost UK, Amanda admitted that despite being sat next to Alesha on the judging […]

The reproduction number, or R value, of coronavirus transmission across the UK still remains above 1 and is continuing to rise. Data released on Friday by the Government Office for Science and the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) shows the estimate for R for the whole of the UK is between 1.2 and 1.5. […]

The Court of Appeal has ruled against a challenge over government changes to abortion rules made during the coronavirus pandemic. Christian Concern pursued action against the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) over its change to the regulations, allowing women to have medical abortions at home following a phone or video consultation. The group […]

Paris police say a suspect believed to have wounded four people in a knife attack near the former offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo has been arrested. A police official said that while authorities initially thought two attackers were involved, they now believe it was only one person, who was detained near the Bastille plaza […]

London has been placed on the government’s coronavirus local lockdown watchlist. It means stricter restrictions could be imposed in the capital if cases continue to rise. In a statement on Friday announcing the move, London Councils said it was “a stark reminder” to Londoners about the threat from the virus. The body, which represents the […]




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