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Millions of children to share hopes for post-pandemic future in landmark survey

Millions of children to share hopes for post-pandemic future in landmark survey

Millions of children to share hopes for post-pandemic future in landmark survey

18 April 2021

The Big Ask, launched by Children’s Commissioner Rachel de Souza, will be the biggest ever consultation with children undertaken in England.


John Kerry: Failing to tackle climate change would be ‘beyond catastrophic’

John Kerry: Failing to tackle climate change would be ‘beyond catastrophic’

John Kerry: Failing to tackle climate change would be ‘beyond catastrophic’

18 April 2021

The US climate envoy said the need to tackle the issue is ‘extremely urgent’.


Learner drivers ‘rusty’ as tests resume

Learner drivers ‘rusty’ as tests resume

Learner drivers ‘rusty’ as tests resume

18 April 2021

No non-emergency tests have been permitted in the UK since early January due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Chris Packham edits special edition of The Big Issue

Chris Packham edits special edition of The Big Issue

Chris Packham edits special edition of The Big Issue

18 April 2021

Greta Thunberg and Professor Brian Cox are among those interviewed for the magazine.


Better jobs needed in northern England, N Ireland and Wales, report says

Better jobs needed in northern England, N Ireland and Wales, report says

Better jobs needed in northern England, N Ireland and Wales, report says

18 April 2021

The L&G Rebuilding Britain Index said that jobs and affordable homes are the two factors most likely to boost people’s quality of life.


Press focuses on lonely Queen beginning an uncertain new era

Press focuses on lonely Queen beginning an uncertain new era

Press focuses on lonely Queen beginning an uncertain new era

18 April 2021

British and foreign newspapers have saluted the monarch in their coverage of Prince Philip’s funeral.


Union starts Chivas Brothers strike ballot over ‘corporate greed’ pay freeze

Union starts Chivas Brothers strike ballot over ‘corporate greed’ pay freeze

Union starts Chivas Brothers strike ballot over ‘corporate greed’ pay freeze

18 April 2021

GMB Scotland said Chivas parent company Pernod Ricard had awarded pay rises to its workers in France earlier this year.


Lenders boosting supply of 5% deposit mortgages as UK Government scheme launches

Lenders boosting supply of 5% deposit mortgages as UK Government scheme launches

Lenders boosting supply of 5% deposit mortgages as UK Government scheme launches

18 April 2021

Lloyds, Santander, Barclays, HSBC UK and NatWest will be among the first to launch mortgages under the scheme, with Virgin Money following next month.


New study to deliberately re-expose volunteers to Covid-19 launched in the UK

New study to deliberately re-expose volunteers to Covid-19 launched in the UK

New study to deliberately re-expose volunteers to Covid-19 launched in the UK

18 April 2021

Researchers will investigate what kind of immune response can stop people from becoming re-infected as part of a new human challenge trial.


More children worried about air pollution near schools

More children worried about air pollution near schools

More children worried about air pollution near schools

18 April 2021

Nearly half of pupils aged six to 15 are concerned about the issue, according to a survey commissioned by charity Sustrans.


What the papers say – April 18

What the papers say – April 18

What the papers say – April 18

18 April 2021

Coverage of the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral dominates the papers, along with more news on the Government’s growing ‘sleaze’ scandal.


Fans welcomed back to live sport in lockdown easing test case

Fans welcomed back to live sport in lockdown easing test case

Fans welcomed back to live sport in lockdown easing test case

17 April 2021

The FA Cup semi-final between Leicester City and Southampton will serve as a test event with 4,000 fans attending.


Royal family continue to grieve Philip’s death as national mourning ends

Royal family continue to grieve Philip’s death as national mourning ends

Royal family continue to grieve Philip’s death as national mourning ends

17 April 2021

After almost 70 years as head of state, the Queen will reign without her husband by her side.


PM warned that lobbying scandal could risk ‘red wall’ gains

PM warned that lobbying scandal could risk ‘red wall’ gains

PM warned that lobbying scandal could risk ‘red wall’ gains

17 April 2021

A senior Tory said Boris Johnson needed to ensure his Government was ‘more transparent’ than previous administrations.


Royals ‘have never appeared quite so emotional than at Philip’s funeral’

Royals ‘have never appeared quite so emotional than at Philip’s funeral’

Royals ‘have never appeared quite so emotional than at Philip’s funeral’

17 April 2021

Judi James said the royals appeared ‘surprised at how hard Philip’s death had hit them’ during the service on Saturday.


Funeral ‘typically Philip and all the better for it’ – royal author

Funeral ‘typically Philip and all the better for it’ – royal author

Funeral ‘typically Philip and all the better for it’ – royal author

17 April 2021

The duke perfected the order of service and proceedings years in advance.


Unique televised moment of coffin being lowered into the Royal Vault

Unique televised moment of coffin being lowered into the Royal Vault

Unique televised moment of coffin being lowered into the Royal Vault

17 April 2021

Philip’s coffin was moved beneath the Quire of St George’s Chapel by an electric motor.


Second World War veteran who fought alongside Philip watches funeral in uniform

Second World War veteran who fought alongside Philip watches funeral in uniform

Second World War veteran who fought alongside Philip watches funeral in uniform

17 April 2021

Malcolm Clerc, 94, served in the Royal Navy with the Duke of Edinburgh.


Queen could ‘step back’ from duties following Philip’s funeral – royal historian

Queen could ‘step back’ from duties following Philip’s funeral – royal historian

Queen could ‘step back’ from duties following Philip’s funeral – royal historian

17 April 2021

The Duke of Edinburgh’s passing could mark a ‘turning point’ in the future of the monarchy, it has been said.


Key moments at the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral

Key moments at the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral

Key moments at the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral

17 April 2021

Philip was honoured with proceedings confined to Windsor Castle and its grounds.


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