Macron sends military boat racing towards Jersey for stand-off with Royal Navy warships

Macron sends military boat racing towards Jersey for stand-off with Royal Navy warships

Emmanuel Macron has sent a military boat racing at full speed towards Jersey for a stand-off with the Royal Navy as 100 French fishing vessels blockade the harbour. Athos was hurtling towards the British Crown dependency to confront HMS Severn and HMS Tamar – despite them being far superior in size and power – as they monitor the protest over post-Brexit fishing rights. The British boats are armed with cannon and machine guns and are roaming the Channel after Paris warned yesterday it could cut off electricity to the island…

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Elections 2021: Millions voting in bumper set of polls

Elections 2021: Millions voting in bumper set of polls

People across Britain are heading to the polls for the biggest set of votes since the 2019 general election. Millions are set to cast a ballot in elections for the Scottish Parliament, the Welsh Senedd, and 143 councils and 13 mayors in England. A Westminster by-election is also taking place in Hartlepool. Polling stations opened at 07:00 BST and will close at 22:00 BST, with the results expected over several days. Up to 48 million people across Britain are eligible to vote in the bumper set of elections, on what…

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Nicola Sturgeon facing demands she RESIGN as First Minister for ‘misleading the Scottish people’ over Alex Salmond sex abuse cases

Nicola Sturgeon facing demands she RESIGN as First Minister for ‘misleading the Scottish people’ over Alex Salmond sex abuse cases

Nicola Sturgeon facing demands she RESIGN as First Minister for ‘misleading the Scottish people’ over Alex Salmond sex abuse case as bombshell legal advice reveals her Government knew it would lose but went ahead anyway at a cost of more than £600,000 Nicola Sturgeon is tonight facing demands to resign as Scotland’s First Minister over her handling of the Alex Salmond sexual harassment case after bombshell legal advice appeared to blow holes in her defence. The Scottish Conservatives said they would table a confidence vote in the SNP leader after…

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Meghan Markle asks Mail on Sunday to publish front-page apology and pay up £750k costs

Meghan Markle asks Mail on Sunday to publish front-page apology and pay up £750k costs

Duchess of Sussex granted summary judgement in privacy case against Associated Newspapers Limited The Duchess of Sussex has demanded that the Mail on Sunday publish a front-page apology and pay up £750,000 of down-payment towards her legal costs, after her “comprehensive win” in legal action against newspaper’s publisher last month. Meghan Markle, 39, has also asked the High Court to order the Mail on Sunday to hand over any copies of a handwritten letter sent to her estranged father, Thomas Markle. She sued Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL), the publisher of…

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Budget 2021: Rishi Sunak to pledge more government firepower to save jobs and businesses

Budget 2021: Rishi Sunak to pledge more government firepower to save jobs and businesses

But chancellor will tell MPs that historic tax and spending support will end as soon as UK plc emerges from Covid crisis Rishi Sunak will use tomorrow’s budget to signal that the government’s unprecedented and continuing support for jobs and businesses must end once the economy has emerged from the Covid-19 pandemic. The chancellor will pledge to use all the tax and spending firepower at the government’s disposal to limit joblessness and business failures as the UK gradually lifts the restrictions that have left the economy almost 10% smaller than…

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 All Scottish pupils to return to school after Easter, Sturgeon says

 All Scottish pupils to return to school after Easter, Sturgeon says

Nicola Sturgeon has said it may be possible to accelerate Scotland’s exit from the coronavirus lockdown, as she confirmed that all school pupils would return to the classroom after the Easter break. Scotland’s first minister told the Holyrood chamber the next phase of school reopening would begin from 15 March, when all children in primary 4 to 7 will go back full time as well as secondary pupils preparing for exams, while all secondary school pupils should be back in class after Easter. She added that, while older pupils remained…

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Prince Philip ‘getting better’ after sixth night in hospital, Duke of Cambridge says

Prince Philip ‘getting better’ after sixth night in hospital, Duke of Cambridge says

The Duke of Edinburgh is “OK” after spending a sixth night in hospital, the Duke of Cambridge has said. Speaking on a visit in Norfolk, Prince William also told reporters that doctors were “keeping an eye” on his 99-year-old grandfather. Prince Philip was admitted to the King Edward VII’s hospital in London last week as a precaution. The exact reason for his admission has not been disclosed but his stay is not related to coronavirus. A Buckingham Palace source said on Friday that it was likely Prince Philip would stay…

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Covid-19: UK Prime sinister plans to reopen shops and gyms in England on 12 April

Covid-19: UK Prime sinister plans to reopen shops and gyms in England on 12 April

Shops, hairdressers, gyms and outdoor hospitality will reopen on 12 April in England if strict conditions are met, under plans being set out by the PM. Up to six people from separate households could be able to meet in beer gardens from that date. The new four-step plan to ease lockdown could see all legal limits on social contact lifted by 21 June. It requires four tests on vaccines, infection rates and new coronavirus variants to be met at each stage. Prime Minister Boris Johnson told MPs the plan aimed…

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Baby deaths probe at Telford Hospital Nhs Trust

Baby deaths probe at Telford Hospital Nhs Trust

Baby deaths probe at Telford hospital finds ‘immediate and essential’ action is needed to improve maternity care across whole of England – as health minister slams NHS trust’s ‘shocking failings’ A probe into the death of babies babies at Telford hospital has found ‘immediate and essential,’ action is needed to improve maternity care across the whole of England – as a health minister slammed an NHS trust’s ‘shocking failings’. The inquiry into deaths and allegations of poor care at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) was set up…

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Italy World Cup hero Paolo Rossi dies aged 64

Italy World Cup hero Paolo Rossi dies aged 64

Paolo Rossi, the Italian footballer who single-handedly demolished Socrates’s Brazil in the 1982 World Cup, has died Footballer Paolo Rossi, who was Italy’s World Cup hero in 1982 has died at the age of 64. Tis death was announced by Italian TV channel RAI for whom he worked as a sport pundit in recent years. His wife, Cappelletti Federica, posted a photo of herself and her husband to her Instagram account along with the words “per sempre” – “forever”. She did not disclose the cause of his death. Rossi’s name…

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