Boris Johnson visits school to launch Government education drive

Boris Johnson visits school to launch Government education drive

Boris Johnson visits ta Pimlico Primary school in South West London, to meet staff and students and launch an education drive which could see up to 30 new free schools established. The PM said: "We want to see more great schools across the count...
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Great-grandmother to celebrate her 25th birthday on Leap Day

Great-grandmother to celebrate her 25th birthday on Leap Day

A great-grandmother is celebrating her 25th actual birthday on Leap Day this weekend. Doris Cleife will turn 100 on Saturday February 29, but this year will only be her 25th opportunity to celebrate on her day of birth. Mrs Cleife, who was a hai...
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Quarantined Briton on life inside Tenerife hotel

Quarantined Briton on life inside Tenerife hotel

A British tourist quarantined in Tenerife because of the new coronavirus said on Thursday she had no idea how long she and other holidaymakers would be confined to their hotel. Liz Davies is one of the 160 British holidaymakers who were under loc...
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Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty gives coronavirus response update

Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty gives coronavirus response update

The UK's Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty summarises the key points in the country's response to the coronavirus issue and how the problem should be dealt with. Mr Whitty outlines the tactics his office will be using to improve understanding o...
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Rare Asian elephant has been born at Chester Zoo

Rare Asian elephant has been born at Chester Zoo

The healthy female calf arrived to 15-year-old mum Sundara Hi Way following a 22-month gestation, with the birth caught on the zoo's CCTV cameras. Elephant experts at the zoo - who monitored the birth remotely - say both mum and calf are doing "e...
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World Health Organisation: Coronavirus has pandemic potential

World Health Organisation: Coronavirus has pandemic potential

The World Health Organisation's director-general says that Covid-19 has the potential to become a pandemic and has called on countries to get prepared for inevitable infections. With Brazil on Wednesday confirming Latin America's first case, the ...
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Five great performance estates for under GBP80,000

Five great performance estates for under GBP80,000

Looking for a car that can swallow everything you need for a weekend but also get your heart beating faster upon pushing the throttle? Here are five of the best new performance estates for under GBP80,000.
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Storm Jorge to bring 70mph winds and heavy rain to UK

Storm Jorge to bring 70mph winds and heavy rain to UK

Flood-hit communities will face further heavy rain and strong winds as Storm Jorge makes its way across the UK over the weekend. Parts of Wales and northern England could see between 60 to 80mm of rain on Friday as the storm hits the UK, the Met ...
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McDonnell and Khan react to Heathrow court decision

McDonnell and Khan react to Heathrow court decision

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell and Mayor of London call for the Government to abandon its plans for Heathrow Airport's third runway. In a summary of the ruling, Lord Justice Lindblom told a packed court: "The Paris Agreement ought to have been ...
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