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Captain Sir Tom Moore’s funeral to be ‘spectacular’

Captain Sir Tom Moore’s private funeral, which begins shortly, will be “quite spectacular”, his daughter said. The 100-year-old, who raised almost £33m ...

Budget 2021: Mortgage guarantee to help buyers with 5% deposit

PA Media A new mortgage guarantee scheme to help people with small deposits get on the property ladder is set to be announced at next week’s Budget. The government ...

Budget 2021: Rishi Sunak to inject £126m to boost traineeship scheme

Getty Images Chancellor Rishi Sunak is set to announce a £126m boost for traineeships in England in his Budget on Wednesday. The scheme will include a new “flexi-job” ...

Alex Salmond says there is ‘no doubt’ Nicola Sturgeon broke ministerial code

Alex Salmond has said he has “no doubt” that Nicola Sturgeon has breached the ministerial code. The former first minister was speaking as he made his long-awaited ...

Covid: Vaccinating by age not job ‘will save the most lives’ – Hancock

Getty Images The UK’s decision not to prioritise key workers such as teachers or police officers for a Covid jab is “the moral thing to do” and will “save ...

Alex Salmond claims ‘Scotland’s leadership has failed’

Scottish Parliament Alex Salmond has claimed that “Scotland’s leadership has failed” as he made his long-awaited appearance at a Scottish Parliament inquiry. ...

Over-40s next in line to get a Covid vaccine

Getty Images Vaccinating people in order of age is the fastest way to cut Covid-19 deaths in the next phase of the roll-out, say experts advising the UK government. People ...

Shamima Begum cannot return to UK, Supreme Court rules

BBC News Shamima Begum, who left the UK for Syria to join the Islamic State group as a teenager, will not be allowed to return and fight her citizenship case, the Supreme Court ...

Alex Salmond to face Holyrood inquiry amid conspiracy claims

Getty Images Alex Salmond is to be questioned by MSPs over his claims of a “malicious and concerted” conspiracy against him. The former first minister is to ...

Biden approves US air strike on Iran-backed militias in Syria

EPA The US military has carried out an air strike targeting Iran-backed militias in Syria, the Pentagon says. The attack destroyed “multiple facilities located at ...