Monday, May 23, 2022

MI5 agent used secret status to terrorise girlfriend

The security service runs agents in terrorist networks, informants who secretly work with their handlers, MI5 officers. Controversial powers authorise its agents to commit...

Met Police end Partygate inquiry

The force says it has closed its investigation into Covid breaches during lockdown parties in No 10.

Ukraine invasion could cause global food crisis, UN warns

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warns developing countries face disaster due to rising prices.

Cost of living: Calls to bring benefit and pension rises forward

Big increases are due next April but charities say soaring prices mean people need the money now.

Rishi Sunak warns of tough few months as inflation soars

"There are desperate stories behind these figures," said Dame Clare Moriarty, chief executive of Citizens Advice. "People washing in their kitchen sinks because they...

UK inflation hits highest for 40 years as energy bills soar

UK inflation, the rate at which prices rise, jumped to 9% in the year to April, up from 7% in March.

Northern Ireland: Liz Truss sets out new law on post-Brexit trade deal

"At the moment, wagons arriving in the Republic of Ireland have to carry 700 pages of documentation," he told the BBC. "It takes about...

Warning over shrinking school meals as prices rise

School caterers will have to shrink portions or use cheaper ingredients, a major food wholesaler warns.

Job vacancies outpace unemployment for first time

The unemployment rate falls to its lowest level for nearly 50 years between January and March.

Elizabeth line: Queen makes surprise visit to Paddington Station

Buckingham Palace says the visit, ahead of the line's opening on 24 May, is a "happy development".

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