Growing the economy will help to mitigate the pandemic fallout, says Economy Minister Diane Dodds.
Police say a man was attacked after masked men forced their way into a house in the city's Waterside.
All children are now back in the classroom after a staggered return that started in February.
Does a half-demolished eyesore shopping centre give a city a unique opportunity to turn back time?
Now that the top priority groups have been vaccinated, BBC Scotland speaks to those still waiting.
Charity Hospiscare's quite staggering disposal bill is enough to pay for a full-time nurse.
A union says a manufacturing firm is considering shutting a site in Wales because of Brexit
A lesser known fact about the Duke of Edinburgh is he was born on a dining table in Corfu. But why?
The health secretary is accused of cronyism but the government says he acted entirely properly.
What are the risks and benefits from using wide-scale lateral-flow tests?
Attacks are on the rise across the African continent; a consequence of poverty, domestic grievances new and old, and Africa’s resource “curse”.
A year after it was first introduced, the landmark violence against women and girls bill is back in the House of Commons, where the government has accepted the majority of suggestions made by the Lords.
We spoke to the Shadow Minister for Domestic Violence and Safeguarding, Jess Phillips.
It's more than 40 years since Blair Peach died after he was hit by police officers during an anti-racism protest in west London.
20 percent of the population have now been displaced by the series of volcanic eruptions, while thousands more are now at risk of food insecurity.
More than 100 of the children who were taken hostage in the town of Chibok have still never been found.
In Minneapolis, the two cases of black men who died at the hands of police take key turns.
Ms Sturgeon also told this programme that figures in the SNP's economic case for independence were now completely out of date.
The Labour MP is on the committee investigating lobbying and appointments.
Lord Robin Butler was cabinet secretary to three prime ministers - Margaret Thatcher, John Major and Tony Blair.
Paul Pogba has delivered a damning review of Jose Mourinho's man-management skills, explaining how the Tottenham manager exiles players without explanation and his predictable reaction to defeats.
A man has been charged with attempted murder after a women was allegedly attacked with an axe in east London.
Philip died in his sleep on Friday at the age of 99.
Senior government officials are said to have raised “urgent” concerns over the mass use of rapid Covid testing, with fears over accuracy prompting suggestions that the program could be scaled back.
Britons are set to be allowed to travel abroad for foreign holidays from May 17.
If Shaun Murphy won a tournament, the celebration would be food and drink. If he was commiserating a loss, it would be pizza.
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A clear majority of Londoners think Sadiq Khan is “too soft” on crime, a poll disclosed today as rival mayoral candidate Laurence Fox unveiled new plans to offer knife carriers an ultimatum of jail or rehabilitation.
Chicago’s police oversight group released footage Thursday of an officer fatally shooting a 13-year-old boy more than two weeks ago. Police pursued, shot and killed Adam Toledo early March 29 in the primarily Latinx neighborhood of Little Village on the southwest side of the city. Police said the shooting followed an “armed confrontation” and that the child had a gun. However, video footage shows no gun in Toledo’s hand and that he complied by putting his hands up. As a seventh-grader, Toledo is the youngest person in years to be killed by Chicago police. The Civilian Office of Police Accountability released materials on Thursday that include 17 body camera videos, four third-party videos, police incident reports, one officer radio transmission, two 911 calls and six recordings from the S…
Lawyers for Belly Mujinga, who died a year ago after contracting Covid-19, have raised questions about why a 57-year-old man escaped arrest despite allegedly spitting at the railway worker. Lawrence Davies, a lawyer for Mujinga’s family, told HuffPost UK a complaint had been made to the police watchdog over the British Transport Police’s (BTP) handling of the investigation as aspects of the case “don’t add up”. Concern has been raised over the weight placed on the alleged assailant’s negative test for Covid-19 at such an early stage of the pandemic, the CCTV footage, and the refusal to disclose his name to the family – who wish to consider suing him for harassment and assault. The railway worker, 47, died on April 5 last year – two weeks after the March 21 incident at London Victoria stat…
Gal Gadot channeled real-life royalty when she was getting ready to portray Diana “Wonder Woman” Prince. The Israeli actor, who has played the DC Comics superhero since 2016, revealed this week that her performance was largely inspired by another Diana ― namely, the late Princess Diana of Wales. “I remember watching a documentary about Princess Diana,” Gal said in a virtual chat with Vanity Fair for the publication’s Cocktail Hour Live! event. “There was a part where they say that she was full of compassion and she always cared for the people, and that was like, ‘Ding-ding-ding.’ That should be the Wonder Woman that we have.” “I wanted to portray a character that people will be inspired by, but also be able to relate to,” she continued. “I wanted to show her vulnerabilities and heart.” …
Justin Theroux is clearing the air about his breakup with Jennifer Aniston and even has some words of wisdom on relationships. The actor talked about the dissolution of his marriage to the Friends star in a new interview with Esquire, dispelling rumours about why the pair parted ways. Reports indicated the couple, who had been romantically linked since 2011, married in 2015, and separated and divorced in 2018, had disagreed over whether they’d live in New York or Los Angeles. “That’s a narrative that is not true, for the most part,” Justin told Esquire. “Look, people create narratives that make themselves feel better or simplify things for them. That whole ‘This person likes rock ’n’ roll, that person likes jazz. Of course!’ That’s just not the case. It’s an oversimplification,” he said,…
Fans for months have been delighted by Lady Gaga and Adam Driver’s throwback (and meme-worthy) fashions as seen on the set of House of Gucci, set to hit cinemas this autumn. The movie, however, has already received a less-than-enthusiastic response from members of the family it portrays. Directed by Ridley Scott, the crime drama follows Patrizia Reggiani (played by Gaga), who was convicted of plotting the 1995 murder of her ex-husband, fashion impresario Maurizio Gucci (Driver). An Italian socialite, Reggiani served 18 years before she was released from prison in 2016. Patrizia Gucci, Maurizio’s second cousin, told The Associated Press this week that she and her relatives are “truly disappointed” by Scott’s film ― at least based on what heavily circulated paparazzi photos have revealed t…
For many, the thought of having to confront another person fills us with fear, anxiety and a whole lot of dread — whether it’s talking to a roommate about their less-than-hygienic cleaning standards, approaching a co-worker who keeps taking credit for your ideas or telling a relative their off-colour “jokes” are actually offensive. Rather than deal with these issues head-on, we’d much rather put off the conversations to some later date or — better yet — avoid them altogether. “We often picture a confrontation to include many factors that are distasteful to a lot of us: anger or hostility, thinking on our feet, the possibility of getting railroaded, potential rejection, or the worry we won’t be able to control our emotions — that we’ll burst into tears or make a fool of ourselves,” said B…
Had a clear out during lockdown? You’re not the only one. Charity shops have been inundated with donations since reopening their doors, but sadly, not all items are suitable for the shop floor. Disposing of unsuitable items cost charities “up to hundreds of thousands of pounds a year,” so it’s a good idea to call your local shop first, before turning up with armfuls of goods. “With charity shops in such popular demand right now and storage space in shops limited, we are asking the public to be mindful of which items they donate,” the Charity Retail Association told HuffPost UK. “A general rule of thumb is to consider whether the items you are donating are something that you think somebody else would be happy to buy.” The UK has a wide variety of charity shops, including those focusing o…
Emily Garland has tiled the roof of the Palace of Versailles, constructed the iconic dome on top of Yorkshire’s Castle Howard, and secured the windows in London’s Somerset House. No, she’s not a construction worker with an eclectic CV. Not in the traditional sense, at least. The 38-year-old is a full-time ‘gingerbread architect’, who specialises in making biscuit versions of the world’s most famous buildings. As far as she’s aware, she’s the only baker of her kind. “I think to start with, friends and family thought I’d lost my mind a bit,” Garland says of her quirky career. “But now I think they really like it and they’re proud of me. Everyone likes knowing someone with an interesting job to talk about.” Garland isn’t a professionally trained architect or model maker, so she’s develope…
With no confirmation of how long the current Covid-19 vaccines provide immunity, and new vaccine escape variants circling, it’s looking likely that booster jabs will be needed later this year. Initial studies suggest we will have protection for at least six months after vaccination with the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines. We could get to 12 months and find that protection lasts beyond that, but for now, because the vaccines have only been in use for a short time, we simply don’t know. With that in mind, and worries over the Brazil and South Africa variants possibly evading the immune response from the existing vaccines on offer, vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi has said priority groups could begin to get booster shots as early as September this year. The shots would provide an immune…
You’re reading The Waugh Zone, our daily politics briefing. Sign up now to get it by email in the evening. “Vaccine nationalism” is one of those practices that every country disowns, but some secretly indulge. And when it comes to their handling of the pandemic more broadly, politicians are often happy to comment on other countries’ failures while bristling at any outsider verdict on their own. We had a flavour of that over the past 24 hours after Canada’s Justin Trudeau blurted out that the UK was ahead of the world on vaccinations “yet they maintain very strong restrictions and are facing a very serious third wave”. It was a (characteristically) hamfisted attempt to justify his own continued lockdown and sparked a wave of British indignation. There was a gentle rebuff on Thursday from B…
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Prince William and Prince Harry will be separated at the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral, with their cousin Peter Phillips standing between them, as the brothers' rift continues
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