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Pregnant Charlotte Crosby 'dead set' on baby name

The star is sticking to her choice Former Geordie Shore star Charlotte Crosby has opened up about baby names and told fans she’s already decided what she’ll call her unborn child. Speaking in a YouTube Q&A last night, she explained: "I've got my girl name and I've got my boy name.

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Pregnant Charlotte Crosby 'dead set' on baby name

Charities claim UK ‘putting politics before poverty’ in new aid strategy

International charities have accused the Government’s new aid strategy of being “more concerned with tackling China than tackling poverty”. Under the new International Development Strategy published on Monday, the Government said it would spend more of its aid budget working directly with other countries and less on multinational bodies, such as the UN.

standard.co.uk ,  48 minutes ago 1
Charities claim UK ‘putting politics before poverty’ in new aid strategy

Starmer: ‘I’ve put everything on the line’ with Covid fine resignation promise

Sir Keir Starmer said he has “put everything on the line” by promising to step down if he is fined over alleged Covid rule breaking. The Labour leader was caught on camera drinking a beer in an MP’s office after a day of campaigning for the local elections in Durham in April 2021.

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Starmer: ‘I’ve put everything on the line’ with Covid fine resignation promise

Coleen Rooney accuses Rebekah Vardy and agent of stalking her as she reveals Wagatha Christie sleuthing

The wife of former England footballer Wayne Rooney described texts between Rebekah Vardy and her agent Caroline Watt as “just evil” Coleen Rooney has condemned texts about her sent between Rebekah Vardy and her agent as “evil”, and accused the pair of “stalking and monitoring” her, as she gave evidence today at the High Court.

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Coleen Rooney accuses Rebekah Vardy and agent of stalking her as she reveals Wagatha Christie sleuthing

Channel crossings exceed 8,000 for the year

More than 8,000 migrants have arrived in the UK after crossing the English Channel this year, figures show. Since the start of 2022, 8,393 people have reached the UK after navigating busy shipping lanes from France in small boats, according to analysis of government data by the PA news agency.

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Channel crossings exceed 8,000 for the year

Work more or get better paid jobs to afford rising prices, says minister

People struggling during the cost-of-living crisis should consider taking on more hours at work or moving to a better-paid job, a Government minister has said. Rachel Maclean, safeguarding minister in the Home Office, admitted the idea would not work for all households, but said the solution for some people could be to look for additional work.

standard.co.uk ,  1 hour ago 0
Work more or get better paid jobs to afford rising prices, says minister

Priti Patel at centre of stop and search ‘Section 60’ row

Thousands of knives have been taken off London’s streets in the past four years by methods including stop and search, the Met announced on Monday as a row broke out over a decision by Priti Patel to ease some curbs on the power. The force said its Violent Crime Task Force had seized 3,148 blades since its creation in April 2018 in a series of “great successes” which have also included the seizure of 698 firearms and the recovery of just over 2,000 other offensive weapons.

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Priti Patel at centre of stop and search ‘Section 60’ row

Scramble for extra invigilators as students sit first exams since pandemic began

Schools are struggling with a shortage of invigilators as students begin sitting their first exams since the start of the pandemic, headteachers have warned. A combination of Covid-related problems threatens to cause disruption in schools as pupils begin taking A-levels and GCSEs on Monday, according to the Association of School and College Leaders.

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Scramble for extra invigilators as students sit first exams since pandemic began

Met Police investigating video appearing to show officer hitting man

An investigation has been launched after footage emerged appearing to show a Met policeman punching a protester in the head after he had been arrested. The video appeared to show officers outside the Kingsland Shopping Centre on Saturday evening in Dalston, east London, striking a man who is on the ground.

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Met Police investigating video appearing to show officer hitting man

'Better than this' - Port Vale supporters look forward to Swindon second leg

Port Vale are 2-1 down to Swindon after the first leg of their play-off semi final at the County Ground Port Vale are preparing to host Swindon in Thursday's play-off semi-final second leg after a 2-1 defeat at the County Ground on Sunday. Supporters have their say..... Rob Rhead : "The Vale will have to be better than this on Thursday if they are book a trip to Wembley.

stokesentinel.co.uk ,  5 hours ago 0
'Better than this' - Port Vale supporters look forward to Swindon second leg

Ryanair boss warns on rising costs for summer beach flights

RYANAIR’S Covid-related losses soared past £1 billion today as it warned the cost of holiday flights will jump this summer as exhausted Brits seek out Europeanbeaches. The low cost airline made a loss of e355 million for the year to March. That £302 million hit comes atop £860 million lost last year, taking the total for the last two years to £1.16 billion.

standard.co.uk ,  5 hours ago 0
Ryanair boss warns on rising costs for summer beach flights

Ofgem proposes energy price cap review every three months

The energy price cap could be reviewed every three months instead of twice a year as bills continue to soar, the industry regulator announced on Monday. The cap, which outlines the maximum amount companies can charge for energy, has been credited with protecting households from the worst of the hikes after pandemic restrictions were eased and the war in Ukraine pushed up wholesale gas prices.

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Ofgem proposes energy price cap review every three months

Energy price cap could be reviewed every three months

The energy price cap, which determines gas and and electricity bills for UK households, could soon be reviewed every three months, Sky News reports. The shake-up would ‘reflect the most up to date and accurate energy prices.’ Most homes – around 22 million – currently sit on the energy price cap.

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Energy price cap could be reviewed every three months

One in four people with dementia ‘suffer symptoms for two years before diagnosis’

The Alzheimer’s Society has produced a new symptoms checklist with the Royal College of GPs. One in four people with dementia experience symptoms for more than two years before they are diagnosed, according to new research. A study for the Alzheimer’s Society suggests signs of dementia are too often dismissed by families or individuals as simply old age.

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One in four people with dementia ‘suffer symptoms for two years before diagnosis’

Bank of England should keep to inflation target, says Kwarteng

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has said it is clearly “an issue” that the Bank of England is failing to meet its inflation target. With the Government coming under intense pressure over the cost-of-living crisis, The Sunday Telegraph reported some Cabinet ministers were unhappy with the Bank’s performance and questioning its independence.

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Bank of England should keep to inflation target, says Kwarteng

'Lost everything' - BBC pundits back Leeds United for drop as they pinpoint Whites' lack of identity

Leeds currently sit in the bottom three BBC Sport pundits Mark Lawrenson and Fara Williams cannot see Leeds United escaping their battle against Premier League relegation. The Whites currently sit in the bottom three with just two matches remaining, with the two sides above them – Burnley and Everton – both having a game in hand.

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'Lost everything' - BBC pundits back Leeds United for drop as they pinpoint Whites' lack of identity

Margaret Thatcher statue to be unveiled despite 'egg-throwing' threats

A statue of the former British Prime Minister in her home town of Grantham was delayed due to the Covid pandemic A statue of Baroness Margaret Thatcher is finally set to be lowered into place in her home town despite past threats of “egg throwing”. In February 2019, a planning committee unanimously voted in favour of the £300,000 statue – which was originally intended for Parliament Square in Westminster.

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Margaret Thatcher statue to be unveiled despite 'egg-throwing' threats

Police Scotland spends almost £20m on fleet of electric cars in bid to become 'greenest force' in Britain

In the last three years it has bought 599 specially adapted Hyundai Kona models at a cost of £15.2million, figures released last week show. Police Scotland has spent almost £20million on electric cars in a bid to make it the greenest force in Britain, the Sunday Mail can reveal.

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Police Scotland spends almost £20m on fleet of electric cars in bid to become 'greenest force' in Britain

'Get back to work': Boris Johnson tells Northern Ireland politicians to form government and sort out Brexit trade deal

But the PM has been warned against his "reckless game of brinkmanship" and told to stop using Ireland as a pawn. Northern Ireland's politicians are being told to "get back to work" by Boris Johnson, keen to resolve the deadlock over post-Brexit trade.

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'Get back to work': Boris Johnson tells Northern Ireland politicians to form government and sort out Brexit trade deal