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Covid cases: Sage scientist accuses Government of letting coronavirus ‘rage’ as daily infections near 50,000


Sage scientist Professor Stephen Reicher said the current policy 'does nothing' to fight rising cases and hospitalisations after daily new infections reached 49,156

PIP back payments: Who’s eligible to claim up to £15,000 from the DWP after rule change and how to apply


Past PIP claimants who are affected by the rule change - dating back to April 2016 - are being sought by the DWP


When is the next full moon? October 2021 ‘Hunter’s Moon’ date, and lunar calendar in full


The lunar cycle means that the full moon tends to fall on slightly different date from month to month - here are all the key dates for 2021


Cold weather payment 2021: When DWP allowance is paid, who can get it and temperature rules explained


The cold weather payment is a DWP scheme that runs from 1 November to 31 March each year

What is COP26? When climate change summit starts in Glasgow and what the nations aim to achieve


World leaders will descend on Glasgow in a fortnight’s time but what does COP26 have to deliver to be judged a success? Madeleine Cuff asks faith leaders, business experts, campaigners and politicians...

COP26 road closures map: How climate change summit affects travel in Glasgow and which roads are closing


A series of road closures have been put in place to calm traffic in and around Glasgow while the summit takes place to calm traffic


North Korea launches submarine-launched ballistic missile into waters surrounding Japan


The latest missile launch is one of a string of weaponry tests conducted by North Korea in recent months - many in violation of international sanctions

Pakistan’s Taliban problem: By encouraging insurgency in Afghanistan has Pakistan stoked militancy at home?


In Pakistan’s rugged tribal regions along the Afghan border, a persistent warning is circulating: the “other” Taliban is returning.


University strikes: Students’ anger at planned lecturers’ walkout after ‘months of disruption’ from Covid


The student union at UCL - the biggest university in the UK - committed itself to a “targeted campaign, encouraging academics to boycott the UCU ballot”

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Facebook ‘failed to agree on importance of Honduran policitical manipulation’ says whistleblower Sophie Zhang


Sophie Zhang, a former data scientist at Facebook, says the company could not agree on the significance of a false political inflation campaign in Honduras

Ban anonymous social media accounts under ‘David’s Law’, murdered MP’s friend says


Tory backbencher Mark Francois said Facebook and Twitter chiefs should be 'dragged kicking and screaming' to the bar of the Commons to explain how they intend to crack down on online hate

Ayr explosion: Three hospitalised as huge blast on housing estate collapses house


Police Scotland have advised people to stay away from the scene after an explosion was reported to have "flattened" two houses in the residential area of Kincaidston


David Amess: The UK’s ‘deep’ ties with Qatar as police investigate MP’s links with Gulf state


Sir David was chairman of the all-party parliamentary group on Qatar and has made several trips to the Gulf state in recent years


Defiant MPs vow to keep up face-to-face meetings despite killing of Sir David Amess


Tory and Labour MPs say they want closer collaboration with police including weekly check-ins and the ability to request an officer's presence.

Covid-19 vaccines for children: Under-16s will be invited to walk-in centres in weeks after slow rollout


The original plan was for all children aged between 12 and 15 to be offered the Covid-19 jab through their school

Colin Powell: The general who rued the Iraq war, but retained some integrity after ditching the Republicans


Powell’s switch from soldier to statesman happened in 2000 when president George W Bush made him the first black US Secretary of State


US entry requirements explained: Travel restrictions, vaccine and Covid test rules for the UK when ban ends


Fully vaccinated UK tourists will be able to enter the US again from 8 November when the long-standing travel ban ends

Labour MP Margaret Hodge says she needed panic button for meetings after ‘worrying incidents’


The 77-year-old also revealed she was warned not to attend Labour’s conference alone last month

Parents say medics could have saved their son’s life had he seen GP face-to-face


The University of Leeds student made five 'shambolic' calls to NHS 111 after which he deteriorated dramatically


Squid Game: Growing list of UK primary schools warn children not to watch Netflix series over copycat fears


Schools have warned them that children 'may unintentionally put themselves in harm’s way' by trying to recreate a small portion of the games


La Palma volcano: Dogs trapped between rivers of red-hot lava after eruption have food delivered by drone


A drone company is poised to carry out an "unprecedented" airlift dog rescue after thousands demanded action

What are hypersonic missiles? China’s new weapons explained as nuclear-capable missile test alarms US


Hypersonic missiles travel at five times the speed of sound and can potentially evade early warning systems


Sir David Amess: The threats and abuse MPs have faced since 2016 as safety of politicians under review


Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab and Shadow Justice Secretary David Lammy are the latest MPs to speak about the abuse they have faced as figures show police recorded 678 crimes against MPs within four years

Sir David Amess: Southend to gain city status in tribute, Boris Johnson announces as MPs pay tribute


MPs from across the House speak out in the wake of Conservative MP's death

Kerala floods: Where flooding has hit in India and latest weather forecast as death toll rises to 28


Ferocious downpours have hit India's state of Kerala, with swollen rivers decimating bridges and sweeping vehicles and homes away


Sir David Amess: Family of Tory MP stabbed to death visit floral tributes left at the site of his killing


Sir David's wife visited the floral tributes left at the site of his killing with some of her children

Man arrested over death threat sent to Labour MP Chris Bryant, after Sir David Amess was killed


Mr Bryant said he received the threat after he had called for kindness following the killing of Sir David Amess


Colin Powell: George W Bush leads tributes as birst Black US secretary of state dies from Covid complications


Colin Powell, the first Black US secretary of state who helped shape foreign policy during the 20th century, has died from Covid complications.


Budget 2021 predictions: What to expect in Rishi Sunak’s autumn budget from minimum wage rise to tax changes


The Chancellor will reveal his autumn spending review on 27 October


Budget 2021: Rishi Sunak’s plans to ease cost of living crisis are set to be derailed by rising interest rates


The Bank of England is preparing to increase interest rates in order to head off persistently high inflation