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Treasury and Bank to explore potential for digital pound

Treasury and Bank to explore potential for digital pound

Treasury and Bank to explore potential for digital pound

19 April 2021

China is already running trials of a digital central bank currency, with a potential digital euro being mooted in Europe.


NHS trust pleads guilty to care failures over death of baby Harry Richford

NHS trust pleads guilty to care failures over death of baby Harry Richford

NHS trust pleads guilty to care failures over death of baby Harry Richford

19 April 2021

An inquest found that Harry’s death at the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Margate in November 2017 was ‘wholly avoidable’.


Johnson hits out at plans for breakaway European football competition

Johnson hits out at plans for breakaway European football competition

Johnson hits out at plans for breakaway European football competition

19 April 2021

The Prime Minister said he will work to make sure the current proposals do not go ahead.


Johnson cancels India trip due to coronavirus situation

Johnson cancels India trip due to coronavirus situation

Johnson cancels India trip due to coronavirus situation

19 April 2021

The Prime Minister will speak to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi later in the month.


Dowden to make Commons statement on European Super League plan

Dowden to make Commons statement on European Super League plan

Dowden to make Commons statement on European Super League plan

19 April 2021

The Culture Secretary will update MPs on the plans drawn up by a breakaway group of clubs.


Nasa’s Ingenuity helicopter set for first ever controlled flight on Mars

Nasa’s Ingenuity helicopter set for first ever controlled flight on Mars

Nasa’s Ingenuity helicopter set for first ever controlled flight on Mars

19 April 2021

The Ingenuity helicopter is expected to take to the Martian skies on Monday morning.


Virus variant identified in India could ‘catch out’ the vulnerable – expert

Virus variant identified in India could ‘catch out’ the vulnerable – expert

Virus variant identified in India could ‘catch out’ the vulnerable – expert

19 April 2021

Professor Danny Altmann, of Imperial College London, warned variants ‘do pose a threat’ and ‘we still have a very large vulnerable population’.


MP leading lobbying probe confident ‘meaningful change’ can be achieved

MP leading lobbying probe confident ‘meaningful change’ can be achieved

MP leading lobbying probe confident ‘meaningful change’ can be achieved

19 April 2021

Environment Secretary George Eustice has argued there are already ‘some quite robust systems’ in place around the practice.


Public back ban on damaging fishing in protected areas amid carbon warning

Public back ban on damaging fishing in protected areas amid carbon warning

Public back ban on damaging fishing in protected areas amid carbon warning

19 April 2021

Polling for Greenpeace shows 69% of people back a ban on bottom trawling, which risks releasing carbon from the seabed in protected areas.


What the papers say – April 19

What the papers say – April 19

What the papers say – April 19

19 April 2021

The front pages on Monday carry a mix of stories including the royals’ support of the Queen and the continuing Greensill scandal.


Marcus Rashford launches book club for disadvantaged children

Marcus Rashford launches book club for disadvantaged children

Marcus Rashford launches book club for disadvantaged children

19 April 2021

The footballer has previously campaigned for free school meals.


Retired police officers and solicitor to stand trial over Hillsborough

Retired police officers and solicitor to stand trial over Hillsborough

Retired police officers and solicitor to stand trial over Hillsborough

19 April 2021

The charges relate to the amendment of police officers’ statements following the disaster on April 15 1989.


Foreign registration scheme to be unveiled as part of effort to tackle spies

Foreign registration scheme to be unveiled as part of effort to tackle spies

Foreign registration scheme to be unveiled as part of effort to tackle spies

19 April 2021

The Times said the Prime Minister plans to make it a criminal offence not to declare work for a foreign government in the UK.


Boris Johnson condemns ‘very damaging’ European Super League

Boris Johnson condemns ‘very damaging’ European Super League

Boris Johnson condemns ‘very damaging’ European Super League

18 April 2021

Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester City have signed up to the planned competition.


Mourning Queen to mark birthday without Philip for first time during reign

Mourning Queen to mark birthday without Philip for first time during reign

Mourning Queen to mark birthday without Philip for first time during reign

18 April 2021

The monarch will turn 95 on Wednesday, four days after Philip’s funeral.


Reducing poverty ‘best way’ to cut inner city crime, police chief says

Reducing poverty ‘best way’ to cut inner city crime, police chief says

Reducing poverty ‘best way’ to cut inner city crime, police chief says

18 April 2021

Andy Cooke, Chief Constable of Merseyside Police, said if he was given a £5bn budget to cut crime, most of it would be spent trying to tackle poverty.


‘Special’ former minister and Labour peer Frank Judd dies aged 86

‘Special’ former minister and Labour peer Frank Judd dies aged 86

‘Special’ former minister and Labour peer Frank Judd dies aged 86

18 April 2021

Party colleagues paid tribute to the ‘indefatigable’ ex-Oxfam chief.


Johnson condemns ‘very damaging’ European Super League proposal

Johnson condemns ‘very damaging’ European Super League proposal

Johnson condemns ‘very damaging’ European Super League proposal

18 April 2021

The PM said the rumoured breakaway clubs ‘must answer to their fans’ before pursuing the widely criticised idea.


Family pay tribute to ‘caring and kind’ teenager killed in stabbing

Family pay tribute to ‘caring and kind’ teenager killed in stabbing

Family pay tribute to ‘caring and kind’ teenager killed in stabbing

18 April 2021

Joshua Hall, 17, died in hospital following reports of a stabbing at a sports club in Gloucestershire.


Football fans speak of ‘surreal’ atmosphere at FA Cup semi-final

Football fans speak of ‘surreal’ atmosphere at FA Cup semi-final

Football fans speak of ‘surreal’ atmosphere at FA Cup semi-final

18 April 2021

An audience of 4,000 were present at the stadium in north-west London to witness the match between Leicester City and Southampton.


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