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Lawsuits designed to intimidate and silence must be stopped, ministers to hear

Lawsuits designed to intimidate and silence must be stopped, ministers to hear

Lawsuits designed to intimidate and silence must be stopped, ministers to hear

22 February 2024

Wayne David said he hoped his reforms aimed at halting Slapps would make it into law before the general election.


Google ‘working to fix’ AI picture bot after inaccuracy row

Google ‘working to fix’ AI picture bot after inaccuracy row

Google ‘working to fix’ AI picture bot after inaccuracy row

22 February 2024

The tech giant apologised after it was suggested its AI image generation tool was over-correcting against the risk of being racist.


Tributes paid to teenage best friends who died after being attacked in Bristol

Tributes paid to teenage best friends who died after being attacked in Bristol

Tributes paid to teenage best friends who died after being attacked in Bristol

22 February 2024

Mason Rist, 15, and Max Dixon, 16, died after being stabbed in the Knowle West part of the city last month.


Partner of multimillion-pound tiara raid crook spared jail for ‘casing’ gallery

Partner of multimillion-pound tiara raid crook spared jail for ‘casing’ gallery

Partner of multimillion-pound tiara raid crook spared jail for ‘casing’ gallery

22 February 2024

Kelly Duong was given a suspended sentence after a judge accepted she had been ‘heavily influenced’ by dangerous career criminal Ashley Cumberpatch


Watchdog to investigate franchised provision at Leeds Trinity University

Watchdog to investigate franchised provision at Leeds Trinity University

Watchdog to investigate franchised provision at Leeds Trinity University

22 February 2024

Courses delivered by the university’s franchised partners will be looked at to check they are ‘high quality’, the Office for Students has said.


UK hits Russian military with 50 sanctions to mark Ukraine invasion anniversary

UK hits Russian military with 50 sanctions to mark Ukraine invasion anniversary

UK hits Russian military with 50 sanctions to mark Ukraine invasion anniversary

22 February 2024

The Foreign Office said the sanctions would crack down on those supplying Russia’s armed forces with munitions.


V&A looking to recruit Taylor Swift superfan as adviser to museum

V&A looking to recruit Taylor Swift superfan as adviser to museum

V&A looking to recruit Taylor Swift superfan as adviser to museum

22 February 2024

The museum is seeking Taylor Swift superfans in preparation for the European leg of the singer’s Eras tour.


Keir Starmer denies pressuring Commons Speaker Hoyle ahead of Gaza vote chaos

Keir Starmer denies pressuring Commons Speaker Hoyle ahead of Gaza vote chaos

Keir Starmer denies pressuring Commons Speaker Hoyle ahead of Gaza vote chaos

22 February 2024

Downing Street refused to say whether Rishi Sunak has confidence in Sir Lindsay Hoyle.


Nestle sales slow as shoppers put off by higher prices

Nestle sales slow as shoppers put off by higher prices

Nestle sales slow as shoppers put off by higher prices

22 February 2024

The company behind Nespresso and KitKat also revealed it has eased back on recent pricing inflation after reduced costs in its supply chain.


Blackpool Zoo collecting glittery female elephant poo to determine pregnancy

Blackpool Zoo collecting glittery female elephant poo to determine pregnancy

Blackpool Zoo collecting glittery female elephant poo to determine pregnancy

22 February 2024

The female elephants consumed coloured edible glitter to help zookeepers identify their faeces.


Family donates ‘lost’ manuscript of classic Scottish novel to university archive

Family donates ‘lost’ manuscript of classic Scottish novel to university archive

Family donates ‘lost’ manuscript of classic Scottish novel to university archive

22 February 2024

The Dear Green Place by Archie Hind was published in 1966.


Funding withdrawal for faith charity happening at ‘extraordinarily stupid’ time

Funding withdrawal for faith charity happening at ‘extraordinarily stupid’ time

Funding withdrawal for faith charity happening at ‘extraordinarily stupid’ time

22 February 2024

The Inter Faith Network was described as the ‘principal vehicle in the UK for Muslim-Jewish dialogue’.


Sir Elton John’s grand piano sold at auction for more than £150,000

Sir Elton John’s grand piano sold at auction for more than £150,000

Sir Elton John’s grand piano sold at auction for more than £150,000

22 February 2024

A Banksy, which had been acquired by the music artist, sold for more than 1.9 million dollars at the auction.


More than 3,000 people affected after Second World War explosive device found

More than 3,000 people affected after Second World War explosive device found

More than 3,000 people affected after Second World War explosive device found

22 February 2024

Plymouth City Council said 1,219 properties and an estimated 3,250 people were impacted by a 300-metre cordon imposed around the Keyham area.


SDLP leader Eastwood will not be prosecuted over Bloody Sunday walk

SDLP leader Eastwood will not be prosecuted over Bloody Sunday walk

SDLP leader Eastwood will not be prosecuted over Bloody Sunday walk

22 February 2024

The Public Prosecution Service in Northern Ireland has said that seven people who took part in the walk on August 25 will not be prosecuted.


Israel’s actions in Gaza are not ‘proportionate’, Ireland tells UN court

Israel’s actions in Gaza are not ‘proportionate’, Ireland tells UN court

Israel’s actions in Gaza are not ‘proportionate’, Ireland tells UN court

22 February 2024

The Irish attorney general was speaking at the International Court of Justice in The Hague.


Dentist given hospital order after making threat to kill MP Barry Gardiner

Dentist given hospital order after making threat to kill MP Barry Gardiner

Dentist given hospital order after making threat to kill MP Barry Gardiner

22 February 2024

Amit Kerai admitted making the threat in August 2022 against Labour’s Barry Gardiner, who is MP for Brent North in London.


Labour MP warns about lack of support for politicians who get death threats

Labour MP warns about lack of support for politicians who get death threats

Labour MP warns about lack of support for politicians who get death threats

22 February 2024

Barry Sheerman said he now ‘watches where he walks’ after being threatened by a man who told him he would come to London and kill him.


Researchers discover underlying cause of ‘brain fog’ linked with long Covid

Researchers discover underlying cause of ‘brain fog’ linked with long Covid

Researchers discover underlying cause of ‘brain fog’ linked with long Covid

22 February 2024

It is hoped the findings will help with the development of treatments in the future.


Scientists discover how bacteria pair up to boost their defence system

Scientists discover how bacteria pair up to boost their defence system

Scientists discover how bacteria pair up to boost their defence system

22 February 2024

The discovery could help lead to develop alternatives to antibiotics.


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