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Author: Sky News UK

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A “mini tornado” has left a trail of destruction on a housing estate after tearing through the Cheshire town of Widnes. Residents have been complaining of damaged buildings and uprooted trees in the area as extremely high winds battered the town after midday on Wednesday. CCTV footage from a house camera on the new build […]

Atalanta footballers staying at a Manchester hotel were reportedly disturbed as the fire alarm rang multiple times on the night before a big game. Players from Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio, a club based in Bergamo, Italy, were staying at The Edwardian Manchester hotel on Tuesday night, according to Sky Sports News. The team is due to […]

Health Secretary Sajid Javid has hailed two possible new additions to the UK’s “armoury of life-saving measures” to tackle COVID-19. The government’s antivirals taskforce has struck deals for two new coronavirus treatments, which – if they are approved by the medicines regulator – are expected to be given to those most vulnerable to COVID-19. The […]

The UK has recorded another 49,139 new COVID cases and 179 virus-related deaths, the latest figures show. A total of 320,594 cases have been recorded in the last week – an increase of 17.2%. The figures show there were another 42,902 first doses of a COVID vaccine administered in the latest 24-hour period – meaning […]

COVID cases could hit 100,000 a day, the health secretary has warned – but he confirmed England will not yet move to Plan B to deal with pressures on hospitals this winter. Speaking at a Downing Street news conference, Sajid Javid said: “This pandemic is not over. We must all remember that this virus will […]

Newcastle United have asked their fans to stop wearing “traditional Arabic clothing or Middle East-inspired head coverings” at matches after their Saudi Arabian backed takeover. As soon as the takeover was announced almost a fortnight ago fans turned tea towels into head coverings as they congregated in their thousands around St James’ Park. More supporters […]

A key part of the government’s counter-terror strategy has returned to the headlines in the wake of the killing of MP Sir David Amess. A Whitehall source has told Sky News that the suspect in Sir David‘s murder, Ali Harbi Ali, was previously referred to Prevent, something the Home Office has refused to confirm. Home […]

Changes are being made to how lone officers will prove their identity and purpose to lone women, the Metropolitan Police has said. From today, lone plain-clothed officers will provide verification of their identity and purpose to any lone woman they need to engage with by using a video call to a uniformed supervisor in one […]

Twenty seven schools in England are using a facial recognition system to take lunch payments from children, with 15 more due to start using the system shortly. Nine schools in North Ayrshire in Scotland began using the system this week, as the Financial Times reported, with 13 more schools soon to follow with the aim […]

Pre-pandemic exhibitions at Somerset House included sensitive explorations of urban life, identity and immigration, and the climate crisis. For its first major installation post-lockdown, this august building in central London celebrates something more garish – the antics of Dennis the Menace, Minnie the Minx, Roger the Dodger, Bananaman, Lord Snooty and Billy Whizz. A few […]