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Ex-Tory leader wants China ‘called to account’ over treatment of Uighur Muslims

Protesters gathered in central London ahead of a House of Commons debate.
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Extinction Rebellion activists smash windows of HSBC’s London HQ

Nine women have been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage, police said.
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Philip enjoyed coming here, Princess Royal tells yacht club members

Anne visited the Royal Yacht Squadron on the Isle of Wight.
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Princess Royal reminisces at first in-person event since her father’s death

Princess Anne met the Royal Yacht Squadron, of which Prince Philip was once admiral, and spoke fondly of her ‘early memories of sailing’.
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Government-listed Covid test supplier criticised for ‘appalling’ service

Quarantined travellers who paid £175 for the tests have complained of delays in receiving the kits and results.
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Tribute’s paid to ‘inspiring’ public health expert Professor Sir Paul Cosford

Sir Paul served as PHE’s medical director and director for health protection from 2012 to 2019.
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Vaccine passports not needed for steps two and three of lockdown easing – PM

Boris Johnson said the Government was still ‘some way off finalising any plans’ for Covid status certification.
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Family of Belly Mujinga call for police to disclose spitting suspect’s name

Mrs Mujinga died on April 5 last year with coronavirus after she was reportedly coughed on and spat by a white customer at Victoria station.
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Bishop of Dover says Britain not yet a model for other white-majority countries

The Rt Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin said there were ‘serious issues’ with a landmark review.
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Emergency workers say mental health has worsened during pandemic – Mind

Only 26% of ambulance staff surveyed online rated their mental health as good or very good.
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UK provisionally records hottest March day in 53 years

Temperatures are forecast to hit 24C again on Wednesday.
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Temperatures rocket from minus 1.6C to 19C in less than four hours

The mercury is expected to hit 23C in parts of England on Tuesday.
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Highly pathogenic strain of bird flu detected at Staffordshire farm

Human cases of H5N8 infection were reported to the World Health Organisation for the first time in February this year, PHE said.
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The high-profile names who have breached Covid-19 restrictions

Dominic Cummings caused public outcry when details of his trip to County Durham emerged.
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New tests could halve time it takes to detect Covid-19 variants of concern

Health Secretary Matt Hancock described the technology as ‘groundbreaking’.
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Face coverings and social distancing may last for years to come, says expert

Dr Mary Ramsay said the return of mass events would also be monitored carefully as restrictions are eased in June.
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Prime Minister among record number of people to receive jab

NHS England said almost 2.8 million people received a Covid-19 dose in a record week.
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Overseas summer holidays ‘extremely unlikely’, scientist warns

A third wave of coronavirus infections was also likely to hit the UK, according to another expert.
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How Covid-19 restrictions vary across Europe and the United States

Some countries remain under curfew while others are tightening measures as cases rise.
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Almost four in 10 adults say they will avoid crowded areas post-pandemic – ONS

A further 23% of UK adults said they were more likely to keep away from public transport.
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Adults living with children slightly more at risk of Covid-19 infection – study

Researchers investigated whether the risk differed between adults living with and without school-age children during the first two waves last year.
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Charity responsible for Tower of London settles racial discrimination claims

Four of the Historic Royal Palaces’ trustees are appointed by the Queen.
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Vaccine rollout likened to football match in Van-Tam’s latest metaphor

Professor Jonathan Van-Tam has used everything from the Grand National to landing a plane to help put the process into layman’s terms.
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UK regulator sees ‘no reason’ to discontinue AstraZeneca jab – Boris Johnson

Germany has become the latest country to suspend use of the jab amid reports of blood clots in those who have received the vaccine.
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How lockdown measures are being lifted across the UK’s four nations

Primary school pupils in Wales and Scotland have returned to classrooms.
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Women ‘regard the streets as lawless when it comes to male behaviour’

Dame Vera Baird QC said it was critical that the Government takes steps to ‘redress confidence’ in the criminal justice system.
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Police cordon off flats in search for missing woman Sarah Everard

Two new images of the 33-year-old have also been issued.