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Nurseries need funding boost to meet demand for places, charity says

Nurseries need funding boost to meet demand for places, charity says

Nurseries need funding boost to meet demand for places, charity says

26 February 2024

A National Day Nurseries Association survey found more than half of nurseries are unsure whether they can offer additional places to two-year-olds.


Cat killer jailed for life for murdering man

Cat killer jailed for life for murdering man

Cat killer jailed for life for murdering man

26 February 2024

Scarlet Blake, 26, was obsessed with violence and death and killed Jorge Martin Carreno, 30, after targeting him during a night out in Oxford in 2021.


Rivers among 27 new bathing spots proposed across England

Rivers among 27 new bathing spots proposed across England

Rivers among 27 new bathing spots proposed across England

26 February 2024

If designated, the sites would receive regular water monitoring from the Environment Agency which would investigate pollution, officials said.


Insurers announce action to tackle rising cost of motor cover

Insurers announce action to tackle rising cost of motor cover

Insurers announce action to tackle rising cost of motor cover

26 February 2024

The average price paid for motor insurance in the final quarter of 2023 was around £157 higher, compared with a year earlier.


Names of 13 veterans from 12 countries to be added to Normandy Memorial Wall

Names of 13 veterans from 12 countries to be added to Normandy Memorial Wall

Names of 13 veterans from 12 countries to be added to Normandy Memorial Wall

26 February 2024

The event at Southsea in Hampshire marks 100 days until the 80th anniversary of D-Day.


Plant-based cheeses almost 10% saltier than regular cheddar – survey

Plant-based cheeses almost 10% saltier than regular cheddar – survey

Plant-based cheeses almost 10% saltier than regular cheddar – survey

26 February 2024

Even a small 30g portion of standard cheddar contains more salt than a packet of crisps, Action on Salt found.


Ofsted inspections show ‘growing scourge’ of classroom misogyny, says Labour

Ofsted inspections show ‘growing scourge’ of classroom misogyny, says Labour

Ofsted inspections show ‘growing scourge’ of classroom misogyny, says Labour

26 February 2024

Labour has promised to tackle misogyny in UK classrooms as part of its pledge to halve violence against women and girls.


Code of practice for schools launched to protect children with allergies

Code of practice for schools launched to protect children with allergies

Code of practice for schools launched to protect children with allergies

26 February 2024

Benedict Blythe, who was allergic to dairy, eggs, peanuts, sesame and chickpeas, died when he was just five years old.


Family of man killed by schizophrenic knifeman will never recover, inquest hears

Family of man killed by schizophrenic knifeman will never recover, inquest hears

Family of man killed by schizophrenic knifeman will never recover, inquest hears

26 February 2024

Jacob Billington, 23, was fatally stabbed by Zephaniah McLeod as he enjoyed a night out with friends in Birmingham in September 2020.


Yousaf demands action from PM over Tory Party ‘riddled with Islamophobia’

Yousaf demands action from PM over Tory Party ‘riddled with Islamophobia’

Yousaf demands action from PM over Tory Party ‘riddled with Islamophobia’

26 February 2024

Humza Yousaf called on Rishi Sunak to instigate an external review of Islamophobia within the Conservative Party following MP Lee Anderson’s comments.


Just Stop Oil protesters in court charged with storming Wimbledon tennis matches

Just Stop Oil protesters in court charged with storming Wimbledon tennis matches

Just Stop Oil protesters in court charged with storming Wimbledon tennis matches

26 February 2024

Deborah Wilde, 69, Simon Milner-Edwards, 67, and William Ward, 66, allegedly threw orange confetti on the courts during The Championships.


Vote for ceasefire at UN and stop exporting arms to Israel, Yousaf tells UK

Vote for ceasefire at UN and stop exporting arms to Israel, Yousaf tells UK

Vote for ceasefire at UN and stop exporting arms to Israel, Yousaf tells UK

26 February 2024

The First Minister said there was ‘no justification’ to send arms to Israel.


Man pleads not guilty to three offences related to XL bully attack

Man pleads not guilty to three offences related to XL bully attack

Man pleads not guilty to three offences related to XL bully attack

26 February 2024

Farhat Ajaz was granted conditional bail ordering him not to be in control or possession of any dog.


National event announced to commemorate D-Day 80th anniversary

National event announced to commemorate D-Day 80th anniversary

National event announced to commemorate D-Day 80th anniversary

26 February 2024

The names of 13 veterans to also be added to the Normandy Memorial Wall at Portsmouth.


Blindness from some inherited eye diseases may be caused by gut bacteria – study

Blindness from some inherited eye diseases may be caused by gut bacteria – study

Blindness from some inherited eye diseases may be caused by gut bacteria – study

26 February 2024

Treating these bacteria with antimicrobials, such as antibiotics, may be able to prevent sight loss, researchers suggest.


Net zero economy grew 9% in 2023 to be worth £74 billion, report says

Net zero economy grew 9% in 2023 to be worth £74 billion, report says

Net zero economy grew 9% in 2023 to be worth £74 billion, report says

26 February 2024

Hotspots for green activity include electoral battleground constituencies, think tank says as it urges politicians to back the sector.


Lee Anderson refuses to apologise for Sadiq Khan remarks

Lee Anderson refuses to apologise for Sadiq Khan remarks

Lee Anderson refuses to apologise for Sadiq Khan remarks

26 February 2024

The ex-deputy Tory chair launched a fresh attack on the London Mayor after unleashing an Islamophobia row with earlier comments.


Celtic boss Rodgers urged to apologise over ‘demeaning’ good girl comment

Celtic boss Rodgers urged to apologise over ‘demeaning’ good girl comment

Celtic boss Rodgers urged to apologise over ‘demeaning’ good girl comment

26 February 2024

The football manager made the remark to BBC sports journalist Jane Lewis after Sunday’s 3-1 win against Motherwell.


Delay to Parliament’s restoration risks ‘life-threatening incident’, unions warn

Delay to Parliament’s restoration risks ‘life-threatening incident’, unions warn

Delay to Parliament’s restoration risks ‘life-threatening incident’, unions warn

26 February 2024

Parliamentary unions raised concerns over asbestos and legionella incidents, crashing glass panels and crumbling masonry.


Slippage in frigate programme may be ‘clawed back’ after pandemic, minister says

Slippage in frigate programme may be ‘clawed back’ after pandemic, minister says

Slippage in frigate programme may be ‘clawed back’ after pandemic, minister says

26 February 2024

The Earl of Minto visited HMS Cardiff, the second Type 26 frigate being built in Glasgow.


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