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Towns Fund: How were the winners chosen?

4 March 2021 - 5:42pm
There has been controversy about the 45 towns sharing just over £1bn from the Towns Fund.

Banksy confirms escaping prisoner artwork at Reading Prison

4 March 2021 - 5:20pm
The street art appeared on the side of Reading Prison, which is under threat of development.

Covid-19: Another new variant added to UK watch list

4 March 2021 - 5:17pm
It shares a worrying mutation with the South Africa and Brazil variants of concern.

Budget 2021: Funding for Tory-held towns 'looks fishy,' says Starmer

4 March 2021 - 5:12pm
But Prime Minister Boris Johnson defends allocations from the Towns Fund as "completely impartial".

Covid: Italy 'blocks' AstraZeneca vaccine shipment to Australia

4 March 2021 - 5:09pm
The bar on shipping 250,000 doses amid a row with the firm is backed by the EU.

Philip Rutnam: Ex-Home Office boss settles unfair dismissal case

4 March 2021 - 5:08pm
Home Office boss Philip Rutnam quit his job over what he claimed was "vicious" briefing against him.

Sutton Coldfield mum recalls being pregnant and stabbed

4 March 2021 - 5:00pm
Natalie Queiroz recalls her partner's attack five years ago in which her unborn child was feared dead.

BTS named world's best-selling artists of 2020

4 March 2021 - 3:56pm
The Korean boyband beat Taylor Swift and Drake to top the chart.

Covid-19: Three UK terror plots foiled during pandemic

4 March 2021 - 3:36pm
Police are warning that terrorists have not stopped planning attacks or radicalising people online.

When is the census and what is it for?

4 March 2021 - 3:27pm
The once-a-decade survey gives a snapshot of UK life and helps find out what services are needed.

Love Island to return this summer, ITV confirms

4 March 2021 - 3:23pm
The broadcaster announces the dating show will return this summer, but doesn't confirm the location.

Food waste: Amount thrown away totals 900 million tonnes

4 March 2021 - 3:14pm
Every year, 23 million truckloads of food go straight into the waste bin, according to the UN.

Covid: What is the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine?

4 March 2021 - 2:28pm
The Oxford University-AstraZeneca vaccines should save many lives, say experts.

Haas' Mazepin admits 'huge mistake' as team launch livery

4 March 2021 - 2:26pm
Russian driver Nikita Mazepin admits he made a "huge mistake" in an incident in which he was filmed inappropriately touching a woman.

Princess Diana Panorama interview: Police rule out probe

4 March 2021 - 2:16pm
Detectives assessed claims that false documents were used to win Diana's trust before her appearance.

US suspends tariffs on single malt Scotch whisky

4 March 2021 - 2:13pm
Tariffs on UK cheese and cashmere will also be lifted as the two countries try to resolve an old trade row.

Phone-hacking: Noel Fielding among latest celebrities to accept damages

4 March 2021 - 2:08pm
Noel Fielding, actress Roxanne Pallett and ex-footballer Ally McCoist are among those to settle claims.

Ian Brown steps down from festival over vaccine

4 March 2021 - 1:56pm
The Stone Roses man was supposed to headline the Neighbourhood Weekender in Warrington.

Tintern 'secret' medieval tunnel system found by accident

4 March 2021 - 1:55pm
A team of electrical technicians made the discovery while moving an electrical pole in Monmouthshire.

Stokes facing 'hardest conditions ever' as England struggle again with bat

4 March 2021 - 1:43pm
All-rounder Ben Stokes says these are the "hardest" batting conditions he has ever faced after England struggled again on day one of the final Test against India.


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