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Lisa Dorrian’s family appeal to ‘small group’ to finally say where she is buried

Lisa Dorrian’s family appeal to ‘small group’ to finally say where she is buried

Lisa Dorrian’s family appeal to ‘small group’ to finally say where she is buried

25 February 2021

It is 16 years since the 25-year-old from Bangor, Co Down was last seen alive at a party in Ballyhalbert Caravan Park.


Number of black homicide victims at highest in nearly two decades

Number of black homicide victims at highest in nearly two decades

Number of black homicide victims at highest in nearly two decades

25 February 2021

Figures for England and Wales also show the average homicide rate is around five times higher for black victims than white people.


David Walliams and Martin Clunes among stars to settle phone hacking claims

David Walliams and Martin Clunes among stars to settle phone hacking claims

David Walliams and Martin Clunes among stars to settle phone hacking claims

25 February 2021

The pair received ‘substantial compensation’ and a public apology from Mirror Group Newspapers.


Drax abandons plans to build new gas plant

Drax abandons plans to build new gas plant

Drax abandons plans to build new gas plant

25 February 2021

The company plans to phase out coal burning at its site in North Yorkshire next month.


Two-week-old badger cub rescued after being dragged from home

Two-week-old badger cub rescued after being dragged from home

Two-week-old badger cub rescued after being dragged from home

25 February 2021

The cub weighed only 250g when it was picked up by an animal welfare charity.


Daily Mail owner accuses Facebook of ‘blackmail’ over Australia news ban

Daily Mail owner accuses Facebook of ‘blackmail’ over Australia news ban

Daily Mail owner accuses Facebook of ‘blackmail’ over Australia news ban

25 February 2021

Lord Rothermere said in a letter to the Financial Times that Australia had given in to Facebook and Google in a stand-off over news content.


Thousands of jobs threatened as Asda launches major restructuring

Thousands of jobs threatened as Asda launches major restructuring

Thousands of jobs threatened as Asda launches major restructuring

25 February 2021

Supermarket giant Asda says its restructuring has been driven by the ‘structural shift’ towards online grocery shopping.


Alex Salmond believes he was ‘stitched up’, MSP ally says

Alex Salmond believes he was ‘stitched up’, MSP ally says

Alex Salmond believes he was ‘stitched up’, MSP ally says

25 February 2021

Alex Neil said if anyone is proved to have conspired against the former first minister, they should be sacked.


Tory Eurosceptics demand Northern Ireland Protocol is ditched

Tory Eurosceptics demand Northern Ireland Protocol is ditched

Tory Eurosceptics demand Northern Ireland Protocol is ditched

25 February 2021

The European Research Group said the agreement should be replaced as it has had a ‘profound and negative effect’.


Kids Company founder demands apology from Gove and criticises ‘smear campaign’

Kids Company founder demands apology from Gove and criticises ‘smear campaign’

Kids Company founder demands apology from Gove and criticises ‘smear campaign’

25 February 2021

The charity’s founder, Camila Batmanghelidjh, hit out after winning a High Court disqualification battle.


Number sleeping rough on any night in autumn down 37%, data shows

Number sleeping rough on any night in autumn down 37%, data shows

Number sleeping rough on any night in autumn down 37%, data shows

25 February 2021

There were 2,688 people estimated to be sleeping rough on any single night in England over the autumn, Government figures show.


Announcement on future of Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant expected

Announcement on future of Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant expected

Announcement on future of Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant expected

25 February 2021

The jobs of 1,000 workers, and many more in the supply chain, depend on the factory.


Serco reveals £400m boost from Covid contracts and restarts dividend

Serco reveals £400m boost from Covid contracts and restarts dividend

Serco reveals £400m boost from Covid contracts and restarts dividend

25 February 2021

The outsourcing giant said the payments come after furlough cash was repaid and a £5 million bonus was shared with frontline workers.


Fears of nursing ‘exodus’ unless NHS workers get decent pay rise, RCN warns

Fears of nursing ‘exodus’ unless NHS workers get decent pay rise, RCN warns

Fears of nursing ‘exodus’ unless NHS workers get decent pay rise, RCN warns

25 February 2021

The Chancellor has been urged to use next week’s Budget to boost NHS budgets to increase staff pay levels.


Minister says ‘we trust judgment of teachers’ amid warnings of grade inflation

Minister says ‘we trust judgment of teachers’ amid warnings of grade inflation

Minister says ‘we trust judgment of teachers’ amid warnings of grade inflation

25 February 2021

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson is to set out further details of how schools will be tasked with determining the grades in the House of Commons.


Princess Latifa urges British police to reinvestigate sister’s ‘kidnap’

Princess Latifa urges British police to reinvestigate sister’s ‘kidnap’

Princess Latifa urges British police to reinvestigate sister’s ‘kidnap’

25 February 2021

Princess Shamsa was abducted from the streets of Cambridge on August 19 2000 and has not been seen in public since.


Primark set for £1.1bn hit but expects big spending after lockdowns

Primark set for £1.1bn hit but expects big spending after lockdowns

Primark set for £1.1bn hit but expects big spending after lockdowns

25 February 2021

Owner Associated British Foods will sell spring/summer collections left over from last year when the pandemic first hit.


Philip Hammond urges Boris Johnson to tell ‘difficult truths’ before Budget

Philip Hammond urges Boris Johnson to tell ‘difficult truths’ before Budget

Philip Hammond urges Boris Johnson to tell ‘difficult truths’ before Budget

25 February 2021

The intervention comes amid rumours the Eat Out to Help Out scheme could make a return.


Centrica says overhaul ‘only just started’ as British Gas profits hit new low

Centrica says overhaul ‘only just started’ as British Gas profits hit new low

Centrica says overhaul ‘only just started’ as British Gas profits hit new low

25 February 2021

The British Gas owner reported a 31% drop in underlying operating profits to £447 million for 2020.


What the papers say – February 25

What the papers say – February 25

What the papers say – February 25

25 February 2021

The Thursday papers lead with the machinations of Whitehall as hundreds of thousands of pupils prepare to hear how they will be graded.


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