news for the People

October 01, 2019

Covid: Millions of pupils going back to school in England

The big return to school is starting, with face masks and Covid tests for secondary pupils.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe must be released 'permanently', says PM

The British-Iranian's five-year sentence on spying charges has ended, but she faces a separate court case.

Pay-rise protest organiser fined £10,000

Forty people protested against the controversial plan in Manchester and an NHS worker was arrested.

Sarah Everard: Police confirm last sighting of missing woman

Sarah Everard has been missing from south London since Wednesday evening.

Rangers' Premiership win: Celebrating fans urged to go home

Police make a "small number" of arrests and issue fines after crowds gathered to celebrate Rangers Premiership win.

Review ordered into woman's lockdown death

Ruth Williams was strangled by her husband, whose five-year sentence for manslaughter sparked anger.

NHS 1% pay rise is 'as much as we can give' - Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson defends his pay rise proposals after a warning nurses may quit for feeling undervalued.

Covid: Gavin Williamson 'looking at' longer school day and shorter holidays

A range of measures are being looked at to help pupils in England catch up, the education secretary says.

Brexit: Lord Frost accuses EU of 'ill will' over UK exit

Lord Frost says the EU has "significantly undermined" post-Brexit arrangements for Northern Ireland.

Covid: UK must prepare for 'hard winter' of flu - expert

The population immunity to viruses other than Covid could be lower than usual, a top medic warns.

Scottish Conservatives plan John Swinney no confidence vote

The Scottish Conservatives are pushing for the vote over John Swinney's handling of the Alex Salmond case.

England's coronavirus vaccine rollout in maps

Data shows some areas have vaccinated half of residents, while in others fewer than 20% have had a first dose.

Covid lockdown: Why Magna Carta won’t exempt you from the rules

People are turning to tactics that misinterpret outdated law to avoid coronavirus regulations.

'I've been listening to 300 vinyl records to get me through lockdown'

Listening to all her records took Anna Doble back to her youth - releasing memories and emotions.

Coronavirus infection levels continue to drop in the UK

R remains below 1, and a survey of community infections suggest around 1-in-230 people has the virus.

Covid-19: English travellers face fines and losing flights without new permit

Anyone travelling overseas from England from Monday will have to prove they are allowed to travel.

Scottish rules around outdoor mixing set to ease

The first minister says it will be the first step out of lockdown, but urges people not to get carried away.

Covid: Sittingbourne man loses both parents to virus within six hours

Daryl Gilley says it is comforting childhood sweethearts Chris and Stella are "still together".

Covid-19: Cyprus and Portugal want to welcome vaccinated UK tourists from May

It is not yet clear how visitors will be required to prove they have received both doses of a jab.

What is going on with government Covid contracts?

What was Matt Hancock criticised for and how does government procurement work?

Covid: Aberfan doctor 'deeply affected' by virus fight

A senior doctor describes his battle with Covid - and says the UK's reaction was too slow.

Katy Sprague: The family piecing together an 'avoidable murder'

Katy Sprague's family believe if their concerns had been addressed she would still be alive today.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: The five years separated from her family

The day before Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is due for release, her husband talks of his hopes and fears.

Who's in the Royal Family and how does it work?

Here are some of the things you need to know about the British royals.

Why is Harry and Meghan's TV interview so controversial?

Harry and Meghan have given Oprah Winfrey an exclusive interview, which will be shown in the UK on Monday.

The mystery American woman wanted in the UK

Anne Sacoolas faces a US court battle following a road crash that killed British teen Harry Dunn.

'Hovering ship' photographed off Cornish coast by walker

An illusion called "superior mirage" caused the vessel to look like it was hovering above the sea.

Cladding rules: 'I would never have bought my flat if I knew'

Confusion over building safety rules has left many people unable to move home without hard-to-obtain checks.

The Father: Why Olivia Colman's new film will leave you disorientated

The Father puts you in the confused head of a dementia sufferer, played by Sir Anthony Hopkins.

England's Big Picture: 1 - 7 March

Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England.

Your pictures of Scotland 26 February - 5 March

A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 26 February and 5 March

When is the census and what is it for?

The once-a-decade survey gives a snapshot of UK life and helps find out what services are needed.

Data experts are becoming football's best signings

A growing number of clubs big and small are using more technology to help performances on the pitch.

Budget 2021: Four things missing from Rishi Sunak

Where was the help for the environment, social care, renters, and to cover the future costs of Covid?

Towns Fund: How were the winners chosen?

There has been controversy about the 45 towns sharing just over £1bn from the Towns Fund.

Brexit: Why Irish freight trade is avoiding Britain

Irish freight is being shipped directly to Europe to avoid Brexit bureaucracy.

Budget: 'I should be celebrating but it's hard'

There's more support for many in the Budget, but for some it still falls short.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe reaches end of five year Iran jail sentence

Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband, Richard, has been told a new court case is scheduled against her.

The Queen shares annual Commonwealth Day message

The Queen has praised the courage of those working on the frontline during the pandemic.

Losing a twin: 'With great love, comes great loss’

The sister of a girl who died following a school bus crash speaks about how she copes with her grief.

Covid-19: 'There are people too poor to die'

In January, the Covid mortality rate in Burnley was more than double the English average.

Stormont signer's children passing on their skills

Stormont signer Kristina Sinclair's children use sign language despite not having hearing difficulties.

Dog ear cropping: 'It's affected him in so many ways'

The practice, which the RSPCA says is on the rise, involves cutting off part of the animal's ear.

Newspaper headlines: 'Caution as pupils return' and 'Meghan speaks out'

Several of Monday's front pages lead with the return to the classroom for many pupils in England.

Great Yarmouth seafront closed as vigil breaches Covid rules

Arrests are made as dozens of people gather on two occasions in memory of a teenage motorcyclist.

Murder investigation over missing woman Bennylyn Burke and two-year-old daughter

Bennylyn Burke and two children had been missing from South Gloucestershire since 17 February.

NHS pay: Nurses 1% pay offer 'a massive slap in the face'

The RCN says nurses in NI could be balloted for strike action if a pay offer mirrors that in England.

Covid: Traffic on Welsh roads 60% higher than first lockdown

Traffic on Welsh roads has increased compared to previous lockdowns, government data shows.

Aston Martin's electric sports models to be made at Gaydon plant

The luxury car manufacturer says its battery-powered sports cars will be made in Warwickshire.

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