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Little Amal has travelled through much of Europe after setting off from the Turkish-Syrian border in July and will finish in Manchester. A giant puppet of a Syrian child refugee has landed in Kent and taken its first steps in the UK as it continues its 5,000-mile journey symbolising “millions of displaced children”. Little Amal […]

A shortage of hospitality staff returning after furlough has prompted pubs to increase wages to fill the estimated 134,000 vacancies across the sector Beer prices are reportedly set to rise by 30 pence a pint even before any duty increases announced in the Budget as rising costs are passed on to consumers. The Times says […]

A number of factors have been cited including crude oil prices and the introduction of E10 petrol Petrol prices have nearly reached the highest level recorded in the UK, according to Government figures. The average price of a litre of petrol on Monday was 139.46p, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said. That […]

The firm’s high street store trial, which it has called GetGo, is in High Holborn in London Tesco is launching its first checkout-free high street store where shoppers can pick up their groceries and leave without the need for a till. It is the latest retail giant to open a store where checkouts are replaced […]

That’s according to data from the ONS The number of lorry drivers in Britain has plunged by 53,000 over the past four years with the fall the largest among middle-aged hauliers, according to official figures. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said analysis of the annual population survey has revealed an estimated 17% plunge in […]

The Queen has agreed that Southend will be given city status after the death of campaigning local MP Sir David Amess. Here are some facts about the area: – It has the world’s longest pleasure pier In 1829 the foundation stone of the first section of the pier was laid and, by the following year, […]

It’s in an effort to produce clean energy New nuclear power stations will produce clean electricity and help protect the UK from global energy price spikes, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said. The Government’s new net zero strategy commits to increasing capacity and includes a £120 million “future nuclear enabling fund” for new technologies. The document […]

That’s 68 percent of players The Premier League has confirmed 68 per cent of players have now been fully vaccinated against Covid, with 19 per cent yet to receive their first dose. The uptake of the vaccine among professional footballers has been debated at length, with several England internationals opting not to discuss their status […]

The national booking service will be opened up to younger teenagers to book their Covid-19 vaccinations outside of school to “make the most of half-term” Children in England aged between 12 and 15 will be able to secure their Covid-19 jabs at existing vaccination centres following concerns about rollout delays. Health Secretary Sajid Javid told […]

They have autumn fixtures against Spain, Wales and Georgia Former Ireland captain Rory Best has been appointed as Fiji’s forwards coach for their autumn tour to Europe. Coronavirus-related travel restrictions mean that all players, coaches and management based in the southern hemisphere – including national boss Vern Cotter – will be prevented from taking part […]