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Ballet dancer who used ‘fame and prestige’ to sexually assault students jailed

Ballet dancer who used ‘fame and prestige’ to sexually assault students jailed

Ballet dancer who used ‘fame and prestige’ to sexually assault students jailed

20 October 2021

Yat-Seng Chang was jailed for a total of nine years at Isleworth Crown Court


UK Government an ‘active barrier’ to renewable energy opportunities – Blackford

UK Government an ‘active barrier’ to renewable energy opportunities – Blackford

UK Government an ‘active barrier’ to renewable energy opportunities – Blackford

20 October 2021

SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford claimed the UK Government is proving to be an ‘active barrier’ to renewable energy opportunities.


18,000 mobile SIMs sending scam texts blocked by EE since July

18,000 mobile SIMs sending scam texts blocked by EE since July

18,000 mobile SIMs sending scam texts blocked by EE since July

20 October 2021

The BT-owned network said the number of customers reporting scams has fallen by 85% since its new anti-spam filter was introduced.


Man swept away during dog rescue airlifted to hospital

Man swept away during dog rescue airlifted to hospital

Man swept away during dog rescue airlifted to hospital

20 October 2021

A rescue operation was launched in the Moray Firth.


Woman wins £1m after partner says ‘I’m not gullible enough to play lottery’

Woman wins £1m after partner says ‘I’m not gullible enough to play lottery’

Woman wins £1m after partner says ‘I’m not gullible enough to play lottery’

20 October 2021

Holly Saul scooped the prize in the EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker draw on October 1 after a reminder from her father-in-law on WhatsApp.


Majority likely to comply if mandatory mask-wearing reinstated, says expert

Majority likely to comply if mandatory mask-wearing reinstated, says expert

Majority likely to comply if mandatory mask-wearing reinstated, says expert

20 October 2021

Professor Linda Bauld said the main issue is communication, and that making something mandatory is a ‘big shift’.


Majority of parents show warning signs of burnout amid pandemic – poll

Majority of parents show warning signs of burnout amid pandemic – poll

Majority of parents show warning signs of burnout amid pandemic – poll

20 October 2021

The Government should urgently increase the support available for parents and carers before problems escalate, a children’s charity has said.


Climate change, not humans, caused extinction of woolly mammoths – study

Climate change, not humans, caused extinction of woolly mammoths – study

Climate change, not humans, caused extinction of woolly mammoths – study

20 October 2021

When the icebergs melted, it became too wet for the animals to survive because the vegetation they ate was practically wiped out, researchers say.


Last-minute changes to Queen’s diary ‘inevitable’ for 95-year-old head of state

Last-minute changes to Queen’s diary ‘inevitable’ for 95-year-old head of state

Last-minute changes to Queen’s diary ‘inevitable’ for 95-year-old head of state

20 October 2021

The Queen is on doctors’ orders to rest and she has pulled out of a two-day visit to Northern Ireland.


Vaccines are 90% effective at preventing deaths from Delta variant, study says

Vaccines are 90% effective at preventing deaths from Delta variant, study says

Vaccines are 90% effective at preventing deaths from Delta variant, study says

20 October 2021

Figures showed the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is 90% effective and the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine 91% effective in preventing deaths.


Fraud-accused fire chief’s depression ‘affected decision-making’, court told

Fraud-accused fire chief’s depression ‘affected decision-making’, court told

Fraud-accused fire chief’s depression ‘affected decision-making’, court told

20 October 2021

Former Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service boss Stewart Edgar denies fraudulently buying a Land Rover in 2018.


Drivers warned to expect ‘autumn rush’ on the roads

Drivers warned to expect ‘autumn rush’ on the roads

Drivers warned to expect ‘autumn rush’ on the roads

20 October 2021

Traffic is expected to increase due to the half-term break in England and Wales.


Scottish Secretary unveils former Labour minister as adviser

Scottish Secretary unveils former Labour minister as adviser

Scottish Secretary unveils former Labour minister as adviser

20 October 2021

Tom Harris has been made lead non-executive director to the Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland.


Half of Britons ask questions online first over fear of judgment – poll

Half of Britons ask questions online first over fear of judgment – poll

Half of Britons ask questions online first over fear of judgment – poll

20 October 2021

Sexuality, gender identity and disability are the topics people are most afraid to ask about, the study suggests.


Wife stabbed husband in row over birthday bubble and squeak, court hears

Wife stabbed husband in row over birthday bubble and squeak, court hears

Wife stabbed husband in row over birthday bubble and squeak, court hears

20 October 2021

Penelope Jackson denies the murder of her husband David but admits manslaughter.


NI ministers urged to close loopholes exploited by puppy farm industry

NI ministers urged to close loopholes exploited by puppy farm industry

NI ministers urged to close loopholes exploited by puppy farm industry

20 October 2021

A new report by animal charity the USPCA found trade had ‘rocketed’ over the last two years.


MPs pay tribute to ‘outstanding minister’ James Brokenshire

MPs pay tribute to ‘outstanding minister’ James Brokenshire

MPs pay tribute to ‘outstanding minister’ James Brokenshire

20 October 2021

There was a minute’s silence in the Commons following PMQs in memory of the MP for Old Bexley and Sidcup.


Javid to face questions as Government under pressure over rising Covid cases

Javid to face questions as Government under pressure over rising Covid cases

Javid to face questions as Government under pressure over rising Covid cases

20 October 2021

The head of the NHS Confederation has called for ‘Plan B’ to be implemented to avoid a winter crisis for the health service.


World leaders heading to Glasgow for Cop26 – but some key figures set to miss it

World leaders heading to Glasgow for Cop26 – but some key figures set to miss it

World leaders heading to Glasgow for Cop26 – but some key figures set to miss it

20 October 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to welcome around 120 world leaders to the crucial climate summit.


Written complaints to water firms increase for third successive year

Written complaints to water firms increase for third successive year

Written complaints to water firms increase for third successive year

20 October 2021

Billing problems accounted for 67% of disputes raised by customers in England and Wales.


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