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Boris Johnson says windfall tax ‘not the right thing’ but refuses to rule out U-turn | Tax and spending

Boris Johnson has refused to rule out the introduction of a windfall tax which would help to relieve pressure on the cost of living crisis. Speaking to LBC’s Nick Ferrari, Johnson said that while he believed a disadvantage of windfall tax would be the impact it would have on investment, the prospect of such a …

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Levi Bellfield: prisons minister to review serial killer’s ‘appalling’ request to marry | Prisons and probation

The prisons minister has ordered an immediate review into the serial killer Levi Bellfield’s request to get married in prison, describing the proposal as “absolutely appalling”. Bellfield, who murdered Marsha McDonnell, Amelie Delagrange and Milly Dowler, is engaged and has requested a prison wedding, the Ministry of Justice has confirmed. It is understood that Bellfield’s …

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Partygate fines: At least 50 more fixed penalty notices have been issued as part of investigation of COVID law breaches | Politics News

At least 50 more fines have been issued as a result of the police investigation into lockdown-breaking parties in Downing Street and Whitehall during coronavirus restrictions. Goal Number 10 has confirmed Prime Minister Boris Johnson is not one of those who have received a fixed penalty notice (FPN). In the latest update on its investigation, …

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£40bn wiped off FTSE 100 as GDP figures spark recession fears

£40bn wiped off FTSE 100 as GDP figures spark recession fears

Ggood morning. There are more worrying signs that the UK could be headed for a recession after the economy shrank in March. GDP fell 0.1pc after February’s growth was revised down to zero, according to the ONS. The figures, which come even before April’s massive surge in energy bills, highlight the risk of an economic …

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Boris Johnson refuses to rule out U-turn to impose windfall tax on energy firms – UK politics live | Politics

Government does not agree with Tory MP who said there was no great need for food banks, says minister Victoria Atkins, the prisons minister, was the government’s representative on the airwaves this morning. She told Sky News that she thought her Tory MP colleague Lee Anderson was wrong when he told the Commons yesterday that …

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Cells found in the eye retina may hold the key to reversing death

Scientists discover that eyes from organ donors could be brought back to life

Is death actually reversible? Scientists discover that eyes from organ donors could be brought back to life in major breakthrough Eyes from donors responded to even dim light ‘the way they do in the living eye’ Cells in the retina reacted to light and even communicated 5 hours after death If findings extend to the …

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Man United's FA Youth Cup win proves the academy is finally gaining strength

Man United’s FA Youth Cup win proves the academy is finally gaining strength

Once Erik ten Hag has recovered from Ajax’s title celebrations, no doubt he will watch the tape of Manchester United’s Youth Cup final win. Someone as meticulous as the incoming manager will be eager to see the next generation at Old Trafford and how they’re coming along. Ten Hag has a very good track record …

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Everything we know about Huyton murder investigation after mum found dead

Everything we know about Huyton murder investigation after mum found dead

A ‘beautiful’ mum was found dead in her home by police and paramedics, launching a murder investigation. Merseyside Police and the North West Ambulance Service were called to Radway Road, Huyton, close to the junction with Lyme Cross Road at around 8.30am on Wednesday, May 11, following reports of a woman’s body being found. Officers …

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North Korea confirms first official COVID cases as leader Kim Jong Un orders strict lockdown | World News

North Korea has announced its first official COVID infections, with its leader Kim Jong Un ordering a strict lockdown in response. Although the size of the outbreak wasn’t immediately known, test samples collected on Sunday from an unspecified number of people in the capital, Pyongyang, confirmed they were infected with the Omicron variant, KNCA said. …

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Oxford and UCL tipped to win lion’s share of grants in UK research audit | REF

British universities are producing a greater depth of world-leading research than previously realised, the results of a large exercise examining the output and real-world impact of 76,000 academics in the UK suggests. The findings of the research excellence framework (REF), looking at work produced from 2014–2021, is based on rating nearly 186,000 pieces of academic …

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