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Retail sales fall for fifth consecutive month

Retail sales fall for fifth consecutive month

Retail sales fall for fifth consecutive month

22 October 2021

Sales volumes fell 0.2% in September according to the ONS, with non-food sales particularly hit, although there was a surge in fuel sales.


Former London Philharmonic conductor Bernard Haitink dies

Former London Philharmonic conductor Bernard Haitink dies

Former London Philharmonic conductor Bernard Haitink dies

22 October 2021

He was principal conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra from 1967 to 1979.


Man accused of murdering MP Sir David Amess to appear at Old Bailey

Man accused of murdering MP Sir David Amess to appear at Old Bailey

Man accused of murdering MP Sir David Amess to appear at Old Bailey

22 October 2021

Ali Harbi Ali, 25, will make appear in a crown court dock for the first time on Friday.


What the papers say – October 22

What the papers say – October 22

What the papers say – October 22

22 October 2021

Covid vaccinations and a stay in hospital for the Queen figure prominently in the Friday papers.


Laura Kuenssberg to step down as BBC political editor – report

Laura Kuenssberg to step down as BBC political editor – report

Laura Kuenssberg to step down as BBC political editor – report

21 October 2021

Kuenssberg has been a contentious figure during her tenure as political editor.


Tim Cook hails power of education as Apple marks Europe Code Week

Tim Cook hails power of education as Apple marks Europe Code Week

Tim Cook hails power of education as Apple marks Europe Code Week

21 October 2021

The Apple boss held a virtual meeting with teachers from the UK and Ireland about their use of Apple’s coding curriculum tools.


Queen’s health over years after first overnight hospital stay since 2013

Queen’s health over years after first overnight hospital stay since 2013

Queen’s health over years after first overnight hospital stay since 2013

21 October 2021

The monarch was admitted to King Edward VII’s Hospital on Wednesday for preliminary investigations.


King Edward VII’s is the royal hospital of choice

King Edward VII’s is the royal hospital of choice

King Edward VII’s is the royal hospital of choice

21 October 2021

Many a royal has been cared for at the private King Edward VII’s Hospital, where the Queen spent the night on Wednesday.


Wait before booster ‘could be cut’ as part of effort to speed up jabs drive

Wait before booster ‘could be cut’ as part of effort to speed up jabs drive

Wait before booster ‘could be cut’ as part of effort to speed up jabs drive

21 October 2021

A media blitz is planned to increase take-up of booster shots as Boris Johnson admitted the problem was one of demand, not supply.


The Queen’s busy October schedule before a night in hospital

The Queen’s busy October schedule before a night in hospital

The Queen’s busy October schedule before a night in hospital

21 October 2021

The 95-year-old monarch has travelled to Wales among other engagements.


Queen spent night in hospital for ‘preliminary investigations’ after rest orders

Queen spent night in hospital for ‘preliminary investigations’ after rest orders

Queen spent night in hospital for ‘preliminary investigations’ after rest orders

21 October 2021

The monarch, 95, returned to Windsor at lunchtime on Thursday and her medical team have taken a ‘cautious approach’.


Health minister raises ‘police state’ fears over enforcement of mask wearing

Health minister raises ‘police state’ fears over enforcement of mask wearing

Health minister raises ‘police state’ fears over enforcement of mask wearing

21 October 2021

Lord Kamall highlighted unease over how to enforce a mandatory requirement for face coverings.


App to help people eat better and exercise more will launch next year

App to help people eat better and exercise more will launch next year

App to help people eat better and exercise more will launch next year

21 October 2021

A pilot will see users wearing wrist-worn devices giving them personalised health advice.


Garraway thanks Charles for support during her husband’s Covid battle

Garraway thanks Charles for support during her husband’s Covid battle

Garraway thanks Charles for support during her husband’s Covid battle

21 October 2021

The Prince of Wales chatted to the Good Morning Britain host during a Prince’s Trust award ceremony.


Unplanned pregnancies almost twice as likely during first UK lockdown, study finds

Unplanned pregnancies almost twice as likely during first UK lockdown, study finds

Unplanned pregnancies almost twice as likely during first UK lockdown, study finds

21 October 2021

Researchers say the increase was due to increased difficulty in accessing contraception.


Government suffers series of defeats in Lords to overhaul of post-16 training

Government suffers series of defeats in Lords to overhaul of post-16 training

Government suffers series of defeats in Lords to overhaul of post-16 training

21 October 2021

Amendments to the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill set the stage for a parliamentary tussle known as ping-pong.


Parents can book jabs online for children aged 12 to 15 from Friday

Parents can book jabs online for children aged 12 to 15 from Friday

Parents can book jabs online for children aged 12 to 15 from Friday

21 October 2021

People can go online and check the national booking system to see if their local site has appointments available as early as Saturday.


GPs threaten industrial action over Javid’s reform package

GPs threaten industrial action over Javid’s reform package

GPs threaten industrial action over Javid’s reform package

21 October 2021

The British Medical Association’s GP committee formally rejected the proposals for England and will ballot on industrial action.


Media campaign launched encouraging people to get Covid-19 booster jabs

Media campaign launched encouraging people to get Covid-19 booster jabs

Media campaign launched encouraging people to get Covid-19 booster jabs

21 October 2021

The nationwide advertising blitz will run on outdoor billboards, broadcast and community radio and TV to support the national vaccine drive.


UK avoids US retaliation over tax on internet giants

UK avoids US retaliation over tax on internet giants

UK avoids US retaliation over tax on internet giants

21 October 2021

The tax will be replaced in favour of a global agreement in 2023.


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