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Dua Lipa and Star Wars influence baby name choices, data shows

Dua Lipa and Star Wars influence baby name choices, data shows

Dua Lipa and Star Wars influence baby name choices, data shows

26 August 2020

The Office for National Statistics said the number of girls named Dua rose from 63 to 126 in 2019.


Rolls-Royce to shut factory amid major shake-up

Rolls-Royce to shut factory amid major shake-up

Rolls-Royce to shut factory amid major shake-up

26 August 2020

The engine maker announced plans in May to axe at least 9,000 jobs globally to cut costs in response to falling demand.


Gatwick announces plan to cut 600 jobs

Gatwick announces plan to cut 600 jobs

Gatwick announces plan to cut 600 jobs

26 August 2020

This represents nearly a quarter of its workforce and comes as August passenger numbers are down 80% compared with 2019.


Mexican chain Wahaca to close more than a third of restaurants

Mexican chain Wahaca to close more than a third of restaurants

Mexican chain Wahaca to close more than a third of restaurants

26 August 2020

The chain was founded by former Masterchef winner Thomasina Miers and Mark Selby.


Passengers face quarantine after being taken to Spain following flight delay

Passengers face quarantine after being taken to Spain following flight delay

Passengers face quarantine after being taken to Spain following flight delay

26 August 2020

The easyJet customers were due to travel from Gibraltar to Gatwick on Monday night but the flight was delayed by bad weather.


Johnson faces backlash after blaming ‘mutant’ algorithm for grades debacle

Johnson faces backlash after blaming ‘mutant’ algorithm for grades debacle

Johnson faces backlash after blaming ‘mutant’ algorithm for grades debacle

26 August 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson also effectively sacked the senior civil servant at the Department for Education.


Boris Johnson tells pupils singing Rule, Britannia! is politically acceptable

Boris Johnson tells pupils singing Rule, Britannia! is politically acceptable

Boris Johnson tells pupils singing Rule, Britannia! is politically acceptable

26 August 2020

The Prime Minister visited a school in Leicestershire as students returned following the coronavirus lockdown.


What are the rules on face coverings in UK schools?

What are the rules on face coverings in UK schools?

What are the rules on face coverings in UK schools?

26 August 2020

Westminster tweaked the guidance for face coverings in England’s schools on Tuesday evening.


Scientists reveal microscopic robots able to ‘walk’ by flashing lasers at them

Scientists reveal microscopic robots able to ‘walk’ by flashing lasers at them

Scientists reveal microscopic robots able to ‘walk’ by flashing lasers at them

26 August 2020

Laser lights are able to bend tiny legs to make make them move on surfaces, researchers claim.


‘Potential’ for face masks in Welsh schools, Mark Drakeford says

‘Potential’ for face masks in Welsh schools, Mark Drakeford says

‘Potential’ for face masks in Welsh schools, Mark Drakeford says

26 August 2020

The First Minister said the Welsh Government is in discussion with a number of bodies.


Schools’ Covid-19 measures ‘a balancing act’, says headteacher

Schools’ Covid-19 measures ‘a balancing act’, says headteacher

Schools’ Covid-19 measures ‘a balancing act’, says headteacher

26 August 2020

Pupils at Manor High School, Leicestershire, are among the first in England going back to class after the summer break.


Celebrity personal trainer spotted jogging with Prime Minister in London

Celebrity personal trainer spotted jogging with Prime Minister in London

Celebrity personal trainer spotted jogging with Prime Minister in London

26 August 2020

Fitness guru Harry Jameson was seen running alongside Boris Johnson.


Researcher stumbles over 166 million-year-old dinosaur bone

Researcher stumbles over 166 million-year-old dinosaur bone

Researcher stumbles over 166 million-year-old dinosaur bone

26 August 2020

The bone dates to the Middle Jurassic period and is just over half a metre long.


Sturgeon’s sadness at Mercy Baguma’s death, as UK minister deflects questions

Sturgeon’s sadness at Mercy Baguma’s death, as UK minister deflects questions

Sturgeon’s sadness at Mercy Baguma’s death, as UK minister deflects questions

26 August 2020

Nicola Sturgeon said the ‘deeply inhumane’ asylum system needs wholesale reform after Mercy Baguma was found dead next to her starving baby.


Where George, Meghan and Archie rank among popular baby names

Where George, Meghan and Archie rank among popular baby names

Where George, Meghan and Archie rank among popular baby names

26 August 2020

Figures from the Office for National Statistics were released on Wednesday.


Czech Republic nears threshold for triggering UK quarantine rules

Czech Republic nears threshold for triggering UK quarantine rules

Czech Republic nears threshold for triggering UK quarantine rules

26 August 2020

Switzerland is already over the threshold.


Rallying call to public to join large Covid-19 study

Rallying call to public to join large Covid-19 study

Rallying call to public to join large Covid-19 study

26 August 2020

Officials hope that new participants will join the study which tracks levels of the new coronavirus in the population.


‘Finger-sized’ red panda cub born at Whipsnade Zoo

‘Finger-sized’ red panda cub born at Whipsnade Zoo

‘Finger-sized’ red panda cub born at Whipsnade Zoo

26 August 2020

The youngster will be named once vets have determined its gender at its first health check.


‘Substantial’ number of people to change lifestyle after pandemic ends – study

‘Substantial’ number of people to change lifestyle after pandemic ends – study

‘Substantial’ number of people to change lifestyle after pandemic ends – study

26 August 2020

Research by UCL found only 10% of people plan to return to living exactly as they did before Covid-19.


Johnson acknowledges stress caused by ‘mutant’ exam results algorithm

Johnson acknowledges stress caused by ‘mutant’ exam results algorithm

Johnson acknowledges stress caused by ‘mutant’ exam results algorithm

26 August 2020

The Prime Minister said pupils’ results had almost been derailed before the Government was forced into a U-turn.


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