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The lack of social distancing and mask wearing is proof of “compassion fatigue”, according to a chronically ill woman forced to stay at home for 19 months. Kimmy Soko suffers from a number of serious conditions that leave her with a weakened immune system. It means she’s understandably terrified of catching COVID-19. Image: Kimmy Soko […]

A man screamed at a visually impaired woman after she asked him to stop petting her guide dog. Dr Amy Kavanagh, who has been visually impaired from birth, was paired with her guide dog Ava a year ago. Despite Ava’s training, Dr Kavanagh said they are regularly put in dangerous situations by passers-by wanting to […]

Documents have emerged that reveal the UK courts are assisting in the serving of US legal papers notifying Prince Andrew of a civil sexual assault case against him. Virginia Giuffre is seeking damages after alleging the ninth-in-line to the throne sexually assaulted her, claims he and his lawyers have strenuously denied. And a letter has […]

Weather warnings have been issued for parts of the UK as a French storm moves in. An amber warning covers parts of the South East and London, with the Met Office forecasting “very heavy rain” overnight. This is in effect until 2am on Thursday and could also bring transport disruption, difficult driving conditions, power cuts, […]

A House of Commons showdown between Labour and the Conservatives is looming over a move to clamp down on employers using “fire and rehire” to drive down wages and sack staff. Despite Boris Johnson and other ministers condemning the tactic, a bill promoted by Labour MP Barry Gardiner to end the practice is being opposed […]

MPs now face a “substantial” threat level – meaning an attack is “likely” – following the killing of Sir David Amess, Home Secretary Priti Patel has said. In a statement to the House of Commons, Ms Patel said there had been a “change in risk” following an independent review by the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre […]

Before this summer, Holly Bradshaw assumed that winning an Olympic medal would be the pinnacle of her career. She was the first ever Team GB athlete to step up onto the podium in the pole vault but has since decided she has a much higher bar to reach – pushing back against women’s sports simply […]

British sheep farmers could face increased competition from New Zealand lamb imports as a consequence of a free-trade deal which has been secured and hailed as “great” by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The deal, agreed in-principle by Mr Johnson and his counterpart Jacinda Ardern during a video call on Wednesday, will cut tariffs on British […]

NHS England has launched its annual recruitment drive, with the head of the health service saying “a fulfilling, rewarding and exciting career awaits”. Hundreds of NHS jobs have been offered, from nursing and radiography to podiatry. New starters will join 1.3 million people who currently work in the NHS, which has seen an increase of […]

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 […]