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Okapi gives birth to a ‘feisty young calf’ at London Zoo

Okapi gives birth to a ‘feisty young calf’ at London Zoo

Okapi gives birth to a ‘feisty young calf’ at London Zoo

30 September 2020

Oni the okapi has given birth to a healthy baby girl at ZSL London Zoo.


Third of UK population affected as more areas face restrictions

Third of UK population affected as more areas face restrictions

Third of UK population affected as more areas face restrictions

30 September 2020

Local lockdowns will be introduced in Denbighshire, Flintshire, Conwy and Wrexham from 6pm on Thursday.


Briton who swapped call centre job for astronomy now chasing the aurora

Briton who swapped call centre job for astronomy now chasing the aurora

Briton who swapped call centre job for astronomy now chasing the aurora

30 September 2020

Matt Robinson also offers stargazing advice to celebrities such as Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow.


Around 900 jobs to go as TSB closes 164 bank branches

Around 900 jobs to go as TSB closes 164 bank branches

Around 900 jobs to go as TSB closes 164 bank branches

30 September 2020

The Spanish-owned bank said a ‘significant shift in customer behaviour’ has driven the cuts.


Idea of sending asylum seekers to Ascension Island ‘logistical nightmare’

Idea of sending asylum seekers to Ascension Island ‘logistical nightmare’

Idea of sending asylum seekers to Ascension Island ‘logistical nightmare’

30 September 2020

The idea that asylum seekers could be transferred to the British overseas territory in the South Atlantic has been derided as ‘inhumane’ by critics.


Cabinet minister hints at concessions to calm growing revolt over Covid rules

Cabinet minister hints at concessions to calm growing revolt over Covid rules

Cabinet minister hints at concessions to calm growing revolt over Covid rules

30 September 2020

More than 50 Tory MPs have signalled their intent to rebel amid calls for a vote on future local and national lockdown measures.


Police told they can use Covid-19 app on personal phone amid guideline confusion

Police told they can use Covid-19 app on personal phone amid guideline confusion

Police told they can use Covid-19 app on personal phone amid guideline confusion

30 September 2020

Covert personnel or those in sensitive roles are to be given more detailed guidance from the National Police Chiefs’ Council in the coming days.


Cabinet minister Sharma criticises ‘gotcha’ questions about coronavirus rules

Cabinet minister Sharma criticises ‘gotcha’ questions about coronavirus rules

Cabinet minister Sharma criticises ‘gotcha’ questions about coronavirus rules

30 September 2020

Business Secretary Alok Sharma hit out at ‘quiz show’ questioning about the rules put in place by his Government.


Morrisons creates 1,000 new jobs to expand Amazon Prime service

Morrisons creates 1,000 new jobs to expand Amazon Prime service

Morrisons creates 1,000 new jobs to expand Amazon Prime service

30 September 2020

The supermarket said the roles will be to pick and pack for customers ordering food on the online giant’s platform.


People drank more and smoked less in lockdown, research finds

People drank more and smoked less in lockdown, research finds

People drank more and smoked less in lockdown, research finds

30 September 2020

The study also found that psychological distress increased in lockdown.


William Hill agrees £2.9bn takeover deal with casino giant Caesars

William Hill agrees £2.9bn takeover deal with casino giant Caesars

William Hill agrees £2.9bn takeover deal with casino giant Caesars

30 September 2020

The acquisition values William Hill at 272p per share, which it said represents a 25% premium on the company’s closing price on Thursday.


‘Loser’ fantasy football manager becomes human trophy in creative forfeit

‘Loser’ fantasy football manager becomes human trophy in creative forfeit

‘Loser’ fantasy football manager becomes human trophy in creative forfeit

30 September 2020

Chris Talbot stood for hours on a plinth which read ‘Loser Fantasy Football 2019/20’.


Shell to slash up to 9,000 jobs worldwide

Shell to slash up to 9,000 jobs worldwide

Shell to slash up to 9,000 jobs worldwide

30 September 2020

The oil giant said it will enforce the cuts by the end of 2022.


UK worst hit major economy despite less severe second-quarter contraction

UK worst hit major economy despite less severe second-quarter contraction

UK worst hit major economy despite less severe second-quarter contraction

30 September 2020

The ONS now estimates the UK economy contracted by 19.8% in the second quarter.


UK car makers ‘to face higher export tariffs as EC rejects components request’

UK car makers ‘to face higher export tariffs as EC rejects components request’

UK car makers ‘to face higher export tariffs as EC rejects components request’

30 September 2020

The European Commission reportedly rejected proposals for components from Japan and Turkey used on UK car production lines to be considered British.


Betting companies to monitor high-spending ‘VIP’ gamblers under new rules

Betting companies to monitor high-spending ‘VIP’ gamblers under new rules

Betting companies to monitor high-spending ‘VIP’ gamblers under new rules

30 September 2020

The Gambling Commission has introduced new guidance for companies.


NZ Rugby pays tribute to murdered police Sergeant Matt Ratana

NZ Rugby pays tribute to murdered police Sergeant Matt Ratana

NZ Rugby pays tribute to murdered police Sergeant Matt Ratana

30 September 2020

In a statement on Twitter, New Zealand Rugby said their thoughts were with Sgt Ratana’s family and friends.


What the papers say – September 30

What the papers say – September 30

What the papers say – September 30

30 September 2020

The PM’s apology over confusing lockdown rules leads today’s front pages.


Downing Street hits 100th coronavirus press conference

Downing Street hits 100th coronavirus press conference

Downing Street hits 100th coronavirus press conference

30 September 2020

The Prime Minister will be back at the podium later today.


Johnson’s Brexit bill clears Commons as Theresa May stays away

Johnson’s Brexit bill clears Commons as Theresa May stays away

Johnson’s Brexit bill clears Commons as Theresa May stays away

29 September 2020

The former prime minister is among 21 Conservative MPs who did not vote for the UK Internal Market Bill at third reading.


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