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Sports Direct owner confident on high street revival but plans remain sketchy

Sports Direct owner confident on high street revival but plans remain sketchy

Sports Direct owner confident on high street revival but plans remain sketchy

20 August 2020

Mike Ashley’s retail empire Frasers Group will also look to snap up empty space in shopping centres and proposes a 1% increase to corporation tax.


Flagship BBC TV news programmes could be axed as audiences move online

Flagship BBC TV news programmes could be axed as audiences move online

Flagship BBC TV news programmes could be axed as audiences move online

20 August 2020

The corporation’s head of news Fran Unsworth said news will be ‘in the digital space’ within a decade.


Wales experiences 66mph winds as Storm Ellen hits Ireland and UK

Wales experiences 66mph winds as Storm Ellen hits Ireland and UK

Wales experiences 66mph winds as Storm Ellen hits Ireland and UK

20 August 2020

A Met Office yellow weather warning for wind stretches from the north of Scotland down to the Cornish coast and remains in place until Friday.


What the papers say – August 20

What the papers say – August 20

What the papers say – August 20

20 August 2020

Education developments and the death of a young migrant in the Channel lead the papers.


Which? calls for seven popular car models to be recalled over fault claims

Which? calls for seven popular car models to be recalled over fault claims

Which? calls for seven popular car models to be recalled over fault claims

20 August 2020

Which? said the issues highlighted in the survey ‘indicate a weakness in the manufacturing process’.


NHS staff in Covid sniffer dog trial

NHS staff in Covid sniffer dog trial

NHS staff in Covid sniffer dog trial

20 August 2020

Scientists hope they will be able to train dogs to smell disease.


Nicola Sturgeon to give latest review of Scotland’s lockdown restrictions

Nicola Sturgeon to give latest review of Scotland’s lockdown restrictions

Nicola Sturgeon to give latest review of Scotland’s lockdown restrictions

19 August 2020

The First Minister is not expected to make any major changes to the current arrangements.


Lady Louise Windsor to get GCSE results

Lady Louise Windsor to get GCSE results

Lady Louise Windsor to get GCSE results

19 August 2020

The Queen’s granddaughter is among those who missed out on taking their exams due to the coronavirus outbreak.


Winds of more than 70mph expected as Storm Ellen chases away summer highs

Winds of more than 70mph expected as Storm Ellen chases away summer highs

Winds of more than 70mph expected as Storm Ellen chases away summer highs

19 August 2020

A week ago, the UK was enjoying scorching temperatures around 34C.


Manchester bomb plotter to learn fate as judge ponders minimum jail term

Manchester bomb plotter to learn fate as judge ponders minimum jail term

Manchester bomb plotter to learn fate as judge ponders minimum jail term

19 August 2020

Hashem Abedi, brother of suicide bomber Salman, is due to be sentenced at the Old Bailey on Thursday.


Students to receive GCSE results after major grading U-turn

Students to receive GCSE results after major grading U-turn

Students to receive GCSE results after major grading U-turn

19 August 2020

School leaders prepare for ‘challenging’ conversations with pupils over teachers’ estimated grades.


US drops death penalty option for so-called IS ‘Beatles’

US drops death penalty option for so-called IS ‘Beatles’

US drops death penalty option for so-called IS ‘Beatles’

19 August 2020

US Attorney General William Barr has written to Home Secretary Priti Patel to assure her that capital punishment will not be applied.


Man knocked unconscious at London railway station amid row over face masks

Man knocked unconscious at London railway station amid row over face masks

Man knocked unconscious at London railway station amid row over face masks

19 August 2020

The man was punched by a passer-by pushing a pram while he was arguing with rail staff.


BTEC students face results delay after new regrading U-turn

BTEC students face results delay after new regrading U-turn

BTEC students face results delay after new regrading U-turn

19 August 2020

The Labour party has called the last-minute decision from the exam board ‘utterly disgraceful’.


French politician blames UK for death of young Sudanese migrant

French politician blames UK for death of young Sudanese migrant

French politician blames UK for death of young Sudanese migrant

19 August 2020

Pierre-Henri Dumont said the death was caused by Britain’s refusal to allow asylum claims to be made outside the UK.


Threat of industrial action by Centrica workers increases after ballot result

Threat of industrial action by Centrica workers increases after ballot result

Threat of industrial action by Centrica workers increases after ballot result

19 August 2020

A formal strike ballot among GMB members is set to be held in the autumn.


Permanent secretary ‘may have breached civil service code at Salmond committee’

Permanent secretary ‘may have breached civil service code at Salmond committee’

Permanent secretary ‘may have breached civil service code at Salmond committee’

19 August 2020

Leslie Evans refused to answer a question from MSPs investigating the Scottish Government’s handling of complaints against the former first minister.


Children may carry more Covid-19 in systems than previously thought – study

Children may carry more Covid-19 in systems than previously thought – study

Children may carry more Covid-19 in systems than previously thought – study

19 August 2020

Although children are not as likely to become as seriously ill as adults, they can spread Covid-19 and bring it home, researchers suggest.


Asthma in childhood linked to air pollution

Asthma in childhood linked to air pollution

Asthma in childhood linked to air pollution

19 August 2020

Youngsters exposed to higher levels of air pollution were more likely to have asthma or a persistent wheeze.


Manchester Arena families share grief as bomber’s brother refuses to face them

Manchester Arena families share grief as bomber’s brother refuses to face them

Manchester Arena families share grief as bomber’s brother refuses to face them

19 August 2020

Hashem Abedi, the younger brother of suicide bomber Salman Abedi, will be sentenced on Thursday.


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