Uber to test flying taxis in Melbourne

Uber to test flying taxis in Melbourne

Uber plans to take passengers to the sky in a bid to ease congested roads on the ground, for the same price as an UberX trip over the same distance. Melbourne has been chosen as one of the latest testbeds for Uber's helicopter-like flying ambition...
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Scottish school pupils to receive original exam marks estimated by teachers

Scottish school pupils to receive original exam marks estimated by teachers

Scotland's Education Secretary has announced exam results downgraded by a controversial moderation process will revert to the grades estimated by pupils' teachers. John Swinney apologised to pupils affected by the lowering of 124,564 results and ...
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New Bournemouth boss 'surprised' by Eddie Howe's departure

New Bournemouth boss 'surprised' by Eddie Howe's departure

New Bournemouth boss Jason Tindall admits he was surprised by the departure of predecessor Eddie Howe and has assurances the club will not conduct a "fire sale" following Premier League relegation. Long-serving manager Howe left by mutual consent...
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Cressida Dick: Matter of huge regret to not bring to justice all of Stephen Lawrence's killers

Cressida Dick: Matter of huge regret to not bring to justice all of Stephen Lawrence's killers

Dame Cressida Dick, the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, says "it is a matter of huge regret" that the murderers of Stephen Lawrence have not all been brought to justice. Detectives have decided to shelve the case that saw Stephen Lawre...
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Government promises new action plan to tackle migrant crossings

Government promises new action plan to tackle migrant crossings

The immigration minister has promised a "new, comprehensive action plan" to stem the latest surge in migrant Channel crossings after talks with French officials.
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FPL crowns new champion after controversy

FPL crowns new champion after controversy

The Fantasy Premier League has named a new winner for the 2019/20 season after the original was disqualified for a breach of the game's terms and conditions. Josh Bull, a researcher in mathematical oncology at Oxford University, has replaced Bulg...
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Stephen Lawrence murder investigation shelved

Stephen Lawrence murder investigation shelved

Detectives have no further lines of inquiry in the Stephen Lawrence murder investigation and it will be moved to an "inactive phase", Metropolitan Police chief Cressida Dick has announced.
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2020 could be a great year to start university despite coronavirus, says university vice-president

2020 could be a great year to start university despite coronavirus, says university vice-president

The University of Sheffield's deputy vice-president for education Mary Vincent says that 2020 could be "a very good year to come to university" despite the changes forced by coronavirus. Professor Vincent said that new arrivals at the University ...
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Anti-HS2 protesters in stand-off against power cable work

Anti-HS2 protesters in stand-off against power cable work

Anti-HS2 campaigners at a protest camp in Uxbridge have said it is wrong to cut down woodlands across Britain in the middle of an 'ecological emergency' to make way for the high-speed rail project. The group of non-affiliated demonstrators alongs...
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Nicola Sturgeon threatens withdrawal of Scottish football over Covid-19 breaches

Nicola Sturgeon threatens withdrawal of Scottish football over Covid-19 breaches

Celtic's next two matches have been postponed and Nicola Sturgeon has issued Scottish football with a final warning after Hoops defender Boli Bolingoli's secret trip to Spain.
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Europa League match preview: Wolves v Sevilla

Europa League match preview: Wolves v Sevilla

Nuno Espirito Santo's Wolves side face Sevilla for the chance to play Manchester United in the Europa League semi-final. The Andalusian team has won the competition a record five times.
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PM insists schools in England will be safe to reopen

PM insists schools in England will be safe to reopen

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has insisted that schools will be safe for England's schoolchildren to return to. Mr Johnson's assurance comes as reports cite a study that suggests children transmit Covid-19 like adults do.
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Migrants attempt dangerous crossing in the English Channel

Migrants attempt dangerous crossing in the English Channel

The UK and France are holding talks amid a series of migrant crossings over the English Channel. Boris Johnson has suggested the Government will seek to review the legal framework by which new arrivals are able to stay after making the journey.
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Debenhams to axe 2,500 jobs in bid to cut costs

Debenhams to axe 2,500 jobs in bid to cut costs

Debenhams is to axe 2,500 jobs across its stores and warehouses as the retailer looks to slash costs after sales were impacted by the coronavirus lockdown. The department store business is scrapping several roles as part of a management restructu...
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Students have mixed emotions about returning to school

Students have mixed emotions about returning to school

Pupils at Kelso High School have mixed emotions about returning to school in the Scottish Borders. Having been out of school since March, today was the first day back for the students. While some were pleased to be reunited with friends again, ot...
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Referee punched during amateur football match

Referee punched during amateur football match

An amateur football referee was punched in the head several times after sending off a player in a friendly match in London.
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Dolphin rescued in Cornwall after five-hour operation

Dolphin rescued in Cornwall after five-hour operation

A stranded dolphin has been saved after a five-hour rescue operation in Cornwall. The mammal was stuck in shallow water at Mawgan Creek in the Helford Estuary, near Helston. The area is well known as a strandings trap for dolphins with many tid...
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Donald Trump: 1917 pandemic probably ended Second World War

Donald Trump: 1917 pandemic probably ended Second World War

US president Donald Trump has erroneously claimed that a pandemic in 1917 ended the Second World War during a press briefing at the White House.
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Drone footage of Birmingham plastic factory fire

Drone footage of Birmingham plastic factory fire

Inquiries are continuing to establish the cause of a huge blaze which destroyed a plastics factory in Birmingham. West Midlands Ambulance Service said no patients had been treated during the fire in the Tyseley area and everyone from the building...
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US election: Biden stretches lead over Trump to eight points

US election: Biden stretches lead over Trump to eight points

A look at the seven-day rolling average of the approval rating of US Presidential candidates Joe Biden and Donald Trump, courtesy of RealClearPolitics.
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Brexit briefing: 142 days until the end of the transition period

Brexit briefing: 142 days until the end of the transition period

The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latest figures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process.
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Cricketers in Pakistan play on improvised hilly pitch

Cricketers in Pakistan play on improvised hilly pitch

Villagers in the remote Abbottabad region of Pakistan take part in an improvised cricket match on the steep site of an old landslide after digging out a makeshift pitch. Shakir Abbasi, the sports journalist who filmed the video, said he hopes the...
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Mums form strong friendship to fight children's lethal brain disease

Mums form strong friendship to fight children's lethal brain disease

Two devoted mothers have spoken movingly of the formidable friendship through which they have helped raise GBP75,000 to fund human trials of a cure for a cruel disease that is robbing their children - and just 200 other people worldwide - of a fut...
Harry and William blew hot and cold with Charles, claims new book

Harry and William blew hot and cold with Charles, claims new book

The Prince of Wales' official 70th birthday photograph with his family was a "nightmare" to plan because his sons blew "hot and cold" with their father, a new book has claimed. Finding Freedom chronicles the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's romance a...
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Global Covid-19 cases hit 20 million

Global Covid-19 cases hit 20 million

The global number of Covid-19 cases has reached 20 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Centre. The grim milestone was reached in the early hours of Tuesday morning, UK time. The total number of global coronavi...
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