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Plans to build world’s deepest pool in the UK to train astronauts

Plans have been submitted to build the world’s deepest artificial pool in Cornwall to train astronauts and help advance undersea robotics. The project would be 40 metres by 50 metres…

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Two men are charged over ‘racist’ social media video targeting Home Secretary

Two men are charged over ‘racist’ social media video targeting Home Secretary. Two men have been charged after a ‘grossly offensive’ and ‘racist’ video targeting Priti Patel was posted online.…

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Revamped design of charging points in hope they will become as ‘iconic’ as red telephone boxes

Ministers hope a revamped design of charging points can accelerate a shift in using greener alternatives to petrol and diesel cars. Electric vehicle charge points are to receive a makeover…

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Staff burnout within NHS and social care is an ’emergency’, MPs warn

Staff burnout within NHS and social care is an ’emergency’, MPs warn. The Health and Social Care Committee says immediate action is needed to reduce the “extraordinarily dangerous risk” that…

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Dating apps will show singles Covid-19 vaccination status

Dating apps will show singles Covid-19 vaccination status Dating apps including Tinder, Hinge and Bumble have agreed a deal with the government that ministers hope will encourage users to register…

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UK foreign aid cuts are immoral, says David Davis

UK foreign aid cuts are immoral, says David Davis. Former Brexit secretary denounces plan and says 42% budget cut risks killing thousands of people. The prime minister is facing a…

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Number of people in hospital with Covid-19 Indian variant not rising significantly, says NHS boss

Number of people in hospital with Covid-19 Indian variant not rising significantly, says NHS boss The number of people currently in hospital with the Covid-19 Indian variant, now known as…

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Priti Patel urges social media firms to remove posts of migrant crossings

Priti Patel urges social media firms to remove posts of migrant crossings. Posts on TikTok, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are being used by people smugglers to promote crossings to desperate…

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Decision on 21 June is ‘finely balanced’, says NHS Providers boss

The government is due to make a decision on whether to remove all limits on social contact on 21 June a week before on 14 June. Cases in England soar…

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Daniel Boulton appears in court charged with murder

Daniel Boulton appears in court charged with murder 29-year-old Daniel Boulton has appeared in court charged with the murder of a mother and her child. Bethany Vincent, 26, and her…

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