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Get the latest on coronavirus. Sign up to the Daily Brief for news, explainers, how-tos, opinion and more. The government is under pressure to ensure exam results in England “will not exacerbate existing inequalities” after students from poorer backgrounds in Scotland were hit hardest by downgrading. Eduction bosses across the UK are grappling with the […]

US president Donald Trump on Wednesday peddled disinformation about the origin of the Black Lives Matter movement, falsely claiming it began with a group of marchers chanting that police officers should “fry like bacon”. During an interview with “Fox & Friends”, Trump called athletes who kneel in support of Black Lives Matter during the national […]

Caroline Flack was “seriously let down by the authorities” and was “hounded” by the press over her forthcoming trial in the weeks before she died, her inquest heard. The 40-year-old Love Island presenter took her own life at her home in Stoke Newington, north-east London, in February this year. The presenter was on bail and […]

Following the tragedy in Beirut, which saw an explosion kill at least 100 people and injure thousands, people understandably want to know how to help. The blast occurred in the city’s port area. It’s thought it was caused by a fire igniting 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate which had been left in a warehouse. Up to […]

A man has been found guilty of the 2019 rape and murder of Keeley Bunker, who had “trusted” the killer to walk her home safe, in Tamworth, Staffordshire. Wesley Streete, 20, was arrested and charged with murder after the 20-year-old’s body was discovered in woodland in September last year. She was last seen at about 4am […]

Kimberley Walsh has dropped the biggest hint yet that Girls Aloud could be set to reunite.  The singer has admitted the band are “feeling pressure from the outside” to reform for their 20th anniversary in 2022.  The girl band were formed on Popstars: The Rivals in 2002, which saw them battle it out with boy […]

Spitting Image has unveiled puppets of Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings, ahead of the satirical series’ revival.  In March, it was announced the show was coming back, airing on BBC and ITV’s subscription streaming service BritBox.  At the time, fans got a glimpse of US president Donald Trump, Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Kanye West and […]

Reopening secondary schools could see the coronavirus reproduction rate increase “by as much as a half”, professor Neil Ferguson has warned. Ferguson – the Imperial College epidemiologist who devised the model of infection that persuaded the government to introduce a national lockdown – said to mitigate this there would likely need to be “some tightening […]

High street chain WH Smith could slash as many as 1,500 jobs in a bid to tackle the financial hit from the coronavirus pandemic.  The company said it would be reviewing roles across its high street and travel businesses.  Chief executive Carl Cowling said that while there had been a small uptick in business on […]

Many Black TV viewers have welcomed The Real McCoy’s return to BBC iPlayer, 24 years after it was axed.  The sitcom made history for being one of the first shows to have an entirely Black cast on national TV in a primetime slot when it aired between 1991 and 1996.  It was a show that […]

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