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Chicken nugget launched into space to celebrate Iceland’s 50th anniversary

Chicken nugget launched into space to celebrate Iceland’s 50th anniversary

Chicken nugget launched into space to celebrate Iceland’s 50th anniversary

13 October 2020

The breaded snack took just under two hours to reach 110,000ft (33,528m) above the Earth.


Major trial to assess whether vitamin D protects against Covid-19

Major trial to assess whether vitamin D protects against Covid-19

Major trial to assess whether vitamin D protects against Covid-19

13 October 2020

Scientists will examine whether the ‘sunshine vitamin’ could help protect against the new coronavirus.


Covid rates ‘will keep rising if schools and hospitality remain open’

Covid rates ‘will keep rising if schools and hospitality remain open’

Covid rates ‘will keep rising if schools and hospitality remain open’

13 October 2020

Health experts recommended the introduction of a country-wide lockdown lasting four to six weeks.


Police warn women to be vigilant after three stabbed

Police warn women to be vigilant after three stabbed

Police warn women to be vigilant after three stabbed

13 October 2020

They were attacked by a silent and hooded or masked assailant on a bicycle in Belfast city centre on Monday evening.


More than one in five state secondary schools not ‘fully open’ amid Covid-19

More than one in five state secondary schools not ‘fully open’ amid Covid-19

More than one in five state secondary schools not ‘fully open’ amid Covid-19

13 October 2020

Pupil attendance in primary schools has decreased slightly compared with the previous week, figures show.


Covid-19: Hospitals cancel routine operations to cope with second wave

Covid-19: Hospitals cancel routine operations to cope with second wave

Covid-19: Hospitals cancel routine operations to cope with second wave

13 October 2020

Several hospitals have said they must now strip back routine work to concentrate on coronavirus.


Woman ‘shocked’ after ex-TV host John Leslie grabbed her breasts, court told

Woman ‘shocked’ after ex-TV host John Leslie grabbed her breasts, court told

Woman ‘shocked’ after ex-TV host John Leslie grabbed her breasts, court told

13 October 2020

He denies sexual assault by intentionally touching a woman without her consent in December 2008.


Rare Harry Potter first edition sells for £75,000

Rare Harry Potter first edition sells for £75,000

Rare Harry Potter first edition sells for £75,000

13 October 2020

The book was subject to a bidding war during the online sale at Hansons Auctioneers.


PureGym eyes legal challenge over Liverpool gym closures

PureGym eyes legal challenge over Liverpool gym closures

PureGym eyes legal challenge over Liverpool gym closures

13 October 2020

The UK’s largest gym chain urged the Government for more evidence to justify closing gyms in areas with Tier 3 restrictions.


Three children and woman die in collision between people carrier and HGV

Three children and woman die in collision between people carrier and HGV

Three children and woman die in collision between people carrier and HGV

13 October 2020

Police said the road will remain closed in both directions for a ‘considerable’ period of time.


Pilot scheme will see relatives of care home residents treated as key workers

Pilot scheme will see relatives of care home residents treated as key workers

Pilot scheme will see relatives of care home residents treated as key workers

13 October 2020

Care minister Helen Whately told MPs she wants to enable visiting ‘but it must be safe’.


Pocket-sized coding computer micro:bit updated with speaker and microphone

Pocket-sized coding computer micro:bit updated with speaker and microphone

Pocket-sized coding computer micro:bit updated with speaker and microphone

13 October 2020

The new device will go on sale in mid-November, starting at £11.50.


‘Shocking’ near miss with cyclist at rail level crossing caught on video

‘Shocking’ near miss with cyclist at rail level crossing caught on video

‘Shocking’ near miss with cyclist at rail level crossing caught on video

13 October 2020

The Southeastern train was hurtling along at about 80mph as it approached the crossing near Canterbury in Kent, en route to St Pancras.


Hackney Council hit by cyber attack

Hackney Council hit by cyber attack

Hackney Council hit by cyber attack

13 October 2020

The council said some online services had been taken offline by the incident.


Extremist sent ‘Attack, attack’ video of London tourist spot, court told

Extremist sent ‘Attack, attack’ video of London tourist spot, court told

Extremist sent ‘Attack, attack’ video of London tourist spot, court told

13 October 2020

Shehroz Iqbal is on trial at the Old Bailey, accused of encouraging terrorism by posting the footage to a group of like-minded friends on WhatsApp.


New advice given to 2.2 million people who shielded from coronavirus

New advice given to 2.2 million people who shielded from coronavirus

New advice given to 2.2 million people who shielded from coronavirus

13 October 2020

Recommendations have been tailored depending on the risk level where people live.


Donald Trump could lose US election over pandemic handling, polls suggest

Donald Trump could lose US election over pandemic handling, polls suggest

Donald Trump could lose US election over pandemic handling, polls suggest

13 October 2020

With a 10-point lead, most Americans feel Democratic challenger Joe Biden has the best plan to help the country recover.


‘Unique’ picture of tigress hugging tree wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year

‘Unique’ picture of tigress hugging tree wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year

‘Unique’ picture of tigress hugging tree wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year

13 October 2020

The winning image by Sergey Gorshkov beat 49,000 entries from around the world to scoop the top prize in the prestigious contest.


Pandemic sees biggest rise in unemployment for over a decade

Pandemic sees biggest rise in unemployment for over a decade

Pandemic sees biggest rise in unemployment for over a decade

13 October 2020

The Office for National Statistics said UK unemployment rose by 138,000 quarter on quarter to 1.52 million in the three months to August.


Activists board supertrawler to prevent it from fishing in ‘protected waters’

Activists board supertrawler to prevent it from fishing in ‘protected waters’

Activists board supertrawler to prevent it from fishing in ‘protected waters’

13 October 2020

Greenpeace members targeted the Helen Mary vessel in the North Sea.


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