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Prince Harry has said job resignations accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic “aren’t all bad” – adding that those who prioritise their mental health should be “celebrated”. The 37-year-old father-of-two, who stepped back as a senior working royal for a new life in the US with wife Meghan, made the comments as chief impact officer for […]

Joey Barton has been cleared of pushing over a rival manager at the end of a match, leaving him bloodied and with a broken tooth. Barton, now in charge of Bristol Rovers, was Fleetwood Town manager at the time of the alleged incident at Barnsley’s Oakwell Stadium in April 2019. When the former Premier League […]

A private school in Bristol founded by slave trader Edward Colston in 1710 has decided to change its name. Colston’s School was established and named by the slave trader over 300 years ago and has retained the name ever since. In response to the toppling of the Edward Colston statue in Bristol last year, a […]

This week, the Nationality and Borders Bill returns to the Commons for two days of scrutiny. Ministers describe the legislation as “the cornerstone of the government’s New Plan for Immigration, delivering the most comprehensive reform in decades to fix the broken asylum system”. But the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) – headed up by […]

Another 90 cases of the new Omicron COVID variant have been reported in the UK, taking the total to 336. This compares with a total of 86 new cases reported on Sunday. The UK Health Security Agency said 64 of the latest cases were in England, 23 in Scotland and three were identified in Wales. […]

A minister has told Sky News he would be “surprised” if there were not any users of illegal drugs in the Houses of Parliament. Kit Malthouse’s comments to Kay Burley come after a newspaper investigation found traces of cocaine at a number of sites on the estate. Appearing on Sky News to talk about the […]

About 1,600 homes are still without power 10 days after Storm Arwen, with forecasters warning of more bad weather hitting the UK in the next 24 hours. In its most recent update, the Energy Networks Association said it had reconnected 99% of the properties which lost power due to damage caused by Storm Arwen but […]

Zero carbon emission flights could be on the horizon thanks to new plans for a liquid hydrogen-powered plane, the government has said. A midsize aircraft is being designed to carry 279 passengers at the same speed and comfort as today’s airliners and it is hoped it could fly from London to San Francisco without stopping, […]

Two police officers who took and shared photos on WhatsApp of the bodies of two murdered sisters have been jailed. PC Deniz Jaffer and PC Jamie Lewis had previously admitted sharing images of the bodies of Bibaa Henry, 46, and Nicole Smallman, 27 and were found guilty of gross misconduct at a tribunal last month. […]

The FDA union has lost a High Court challenge over Boris Johnson’s decision to back Priti Patel following accusations that she bullied staff. The prime minister decided last year that the home secretary did not breach the ministerial code by bullying members of her team. This was despite an investigation by the then independent adviser […]