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As many as one-in-four UK households receive energy from providers that could face collapse as a consequence of soaring gas prices, industry sources have warned. A 250% increase in prices has exposed providers whose wholesale supplies are not “hedged” or insured against market fluctuations, meaning they can now only fulfil supply deals with customers at […]

The Only Way Is Essex star Lewis Bloor is on trial accused of being part of an alleged £3m diamond scam before he launched his television career. More than 200 victims, many of whom were elderly, were allegedly conned into buying the small, coloured stones as an investment after being “told lies” during cold calls, […]

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has cancelled a warm-up tour in Pakistan for both its men’s and women’s teams following last week’s security concerns expressed by New Zealand. The teams were each scheduled to play two T20 international matches on 13 and 14 October in Rawalpindi, with the women’s side due to stay […]

Wholesale prices for gas are soaring and there are fears many energy suppliers in the UK could go under. The cost of gas for suppliers has increased by 250% since the start of the year with a 50% rise just since August, data shows. Despite the spike in costs for the companies, consumers are protected […]

Women aged 18 to 25 are being urged to check themselves for breast cancer symptoms. The charity CoppaFeel! said young people often do not even realise they are at risk of breast cancer, even though early diagnosis can save lives. While the disease is much more common in older women, around 5,000 women under the […]

The number of under-18s who became pregnant in England and Wales fell by more than a quarter during the first coronavirus lockdown, official figures show. Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed teenage pregnancies were down by nearly 30% during the national shutdown in March 2020. There were 2,600 conceptions to under-18s between […]

Boris Johnson has criticised other world leaders over their efforts to tackle climate change, telling them he is growing “increasingly frustrated” that their commitments are “nowhere near enough”. Speaking during a meeting at the United Nations in New York, the prime minister said the gap between what has been promised by industrialised nations and what […]

A doctor who injected his partner with drugs during “exorcism” ceremonies and left her close to death has been sentenced to over 14 years in jail. Hossam Metwally, 61, made dozens of recordings of himself injecting fluids through a cannula to Kelly Wilson while chanting as part of a “dangerous perversion” of the Islamic Ruqya […]

A world-renowned British sailor died after falling nearly 33ft (10m) from a moving ski-lift while on holiday with his family, an inquest has heard. Jeffery Martin was in Meribel, France, in January 2019 when he suffered a medical emergency and fell out of the chair-lift. The 65-year-old was treated by the resort’s medical staff until […]

The UK has recorded 49 more coronavirus-related deaths and 36,100 new cases in the latest 24-hour period, with the number of COVID patients in hospital now at 7,847. It is the first time since 7 September that the number of patients has been below 8,000. On this day last year, there were 1,398 COVID patients […]