Unison says workers employed by private firms should not miss out on 3% pay rise given to NHS staff Cleaners, porters, catering assistants, security guards and other health staff employed by private companies should receive the same pay rise as NHS staff, union leaders have said.
Hundreds of people have gathered in south London to mark Emancipation Day and to call for reparations and restored citizenship for the Windrush generation and their descendants. The event, organised by a coalition of campaigning groups, was staged in Max Roach Park, Brixton, where the crowd listened to speeches backing solidarity with African people as they marked the end of slavery in the British Empire.
Doctors across England raise alarm as 170,000 Moderna doses at risk of expiry within fortnight The NHS is facing pressure to redistribute tens of thousands of vaccine doses nearing expiry as demand from younger adults drops. An internal email seen by the Guardian warned of 170,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine at risk of expiry within the next fortnight, as doctors across England have raised alarm at the unpredictability of vaccine take-up among young people meaning more doses will go to waste.
One woman believed to be in her 30s confirmed dead after blaze in West Midlands early on Saturday A woman has died after a severe house fire in the West Midlands in the early hours of Saturday morning. Four fire engines and 19 firefighters responded to reports of a fire at a two-storey house in Harvest Road, Smethwick, at 4.35am on Saturday.
Suspect arrested after police officers saw man on ground surrounded by group of males – who fled scene A murder investigation has been launched after a dying man was discovered surrounded by a group of males in High Wycombe. Thames Valley police said its officers were on patrol in the town, in Buckinghamshire, when they saw the man, in his 50s, on the ground in the early hours of Saturday.
A murder investigation has been launched after a man was found on the floor in High Wycombe in the early hours of this morning. Police officers were on patrol in the town when they saw a man in his 50s on the floor in Micklefield Road at the junction with Hicks Farm Rise at around 12.20am.
Detectives have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man found by police not breathing and surrounded by a group of males in High Wycombe. Thames Valley Police said officers were on patrol in the Buckinghamshire town, when they saw the victim, aged in his 50s, “on the floor” in Micklefield Road at about 12.20am on Saturday.
Most drivers want a lower motorway speed limit in wet weather, a new survey suggests. The RAC poll of 2,100 motorists indicated that 72% would like the standard 70mph limit cut in wet conditions to boost safety and encourage better driving habits. Some 78% of respondents who supported a reduced motorway speed limit in the wet felt it would encourage some drivers to slow down, while 72% believed it was worth trying as it might save lives.
Exclusive: chief of UN body warns ministers they must do more to protect Britain’s historic sites UK cultural landmarks such as Stonehenge could be stripped of their coveted world heritage status unless the government curbs “ill-advised development” and protects historic sites for future generations, a Unesco chief has warned.
Covid Scotland: Change to self-isolation rules for EU and US travellers 'should have been communicated jointly', says Humza Yousaf
Scotland’s health secretary has said the decision to change self-isolation requirements for people arriving from Europe and America should have been communicated jointly. The decision was announced on Wednesday, with reports appearing early in the day before an official announcement from Whitehall ahead of a similar announcement made by the Scottish Government in the afternoon.
Donations to the RNLI have rocketed after the charity’s chief executive this week described its role in rescuing people crossing the English Channel as “humanitarian work”. Figures provided to the PA news agency show online donations to the RNLI passed the £200,000 mark in the last 24 hours, up from around £7,000 on a typical day.
Here’s what’s involved in training to be a driver If being a lorry driver sounds like it is a job for you then it could earn you £50,000 a year. It is reported that around 80,000 drivers leaving the haulage sector due to the Covid-19 pandemic and following Brexit.
Ministers to discuss plans, with talks also to determine if they will apply to England only or all UK nations Plans to significantly open up international travel are expected to be announced on Wednesday, with UK ministers poised to let people who have been fully vaccinated in the US and EU avoid quarantine if arriving from amber list countries.
Jade Jones won gold in London and Rio. Great Britain’s run of medals in taekwondo at the Olympics continued on Tuesday as Bianca Walkden secured bronze. Here, the PA news agency takes a look at the medal success of Team GB in the sport during the last four Games.
Dujardin surpassed rower Dame Katherine Grainger and tennis player Kitty Godfree to become Britain’s most-decorated female Olympian on Wednesday. Charlotte Dujardin broke the record for most Olympic medals won by a British woman when she claimed bronze in the individual dressage on Wednesday. Dujardin surpassed rower Dame Katherine Grainger and tennis player Kitty Godfree with a podium finish at Tokyo Equestrian Park.
After days of glorious weather and heatwave sunshine, many parts of the UK are set to be battered by rain from today. Across the North West, there is a yellow weather warning in place for thunderstorms and heavy rain. The Met Office has warned that the wet weather could lead to flooding and transport disruption.
The latest review of the Government's travel lists is due next week and some popular destinations could be added to the controversial new category. France is currently the only country to be included on the new 'amber plus' list, but that could be set to change during the Government's review next week.
Our picture editors bring you the best images of the day Jimmy Nooks has a pint of Guinness in Slattery’s Bar on Capel Street in Dublin as indoor dining in pubs and restaurants have reopened across Ireland, marking a significant step for the hospitality sector. Damien Eagers/PA Wire