Government to launch study into extending HS2 to Leeds – Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson has insisted the Government will investigate ways of extending HS2 to Leeds amid anger over an expected scaling back of railway plans for the North.

‘We’ll be fine’: Royal Mail boss reassures customers over Christmas deliveries

The boss of Royal Mail has reassured customers that the ongoing HGV driver crisis and supply chain issues will not impact deliveries for Christmas. Simon Thompson...

MPs to vote on paid consultancy work ban

MPs will vote on new rules to curb their outside business interests amid a fresh row over alleged Tory “dirty tricks” and Westminster “sleaze”. In a...

Oil prices decrease over supply fears

Soaring energy costs put pressure on US Administration while country accelerates drilling activities, adding 6 more rigs last week. Oil prices continued the downward trend on...

London launches Christmas celebrations with world’s biggest light switch-on

London has kicked off its Christmas festivities with the world’s largest light switch-on. The capital’s most well-known hotspots including Mayfair, Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square have...

Britain records 42,408 new Covid cases and 195 deaths

The UK recorded 42,408 new Covid cases and 195 deaths on Thursday according to official figures. It marks a rise on Wednesday’s figure of 35,541 - and a...

Covid19 vaccines help AstraZeneca sales jump 50% in third quarter

AstraZeneca has revealed that revenues jumped by 50% in the latest quarter as it was buoyed by more than 1 billion dollars (£780 million) worth of Covid-19 vaccine sales.

British MPs have no business taking on second jobs

A salary of £82,000 a year, roughly three times the national average, plus generous expenses, should be more than enough to attract decent people into a career in politics...

Third of students say mental health has ‘worsened since start of term’

Nearly one in three university students say their mental health has worsened since the start of the autumn term, a report suggests. The average life satisfaction...

NHS and social care staff must have Covid vaccinations, says Javid

Frontline NHS workers and social care staff will need to have Covid-19 vaccinations in England to continue in their jobs, the Health Secretary has announced. In...
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