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Andrew Bridgen criticises ‘failure’ of Leicester local authorities

The Tory MP condemned the Leicester's Labour led local authorities after allegations of modern day slavery in the city’s clothing factories.

Boris Johnson bans Huawei from Britain’s 5G network

The Prime Minister has banned the Chinese tech firm from involvement in the UK’s 5G network in the latest government U-turn.

Face masks to be mandatory in shops in England

People in England will be required to wear face coverings in shops as of next Friday in the latest move to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Priti Patel announces crackdown as migrant crossings peak

A record number of migrants reached the UK yesterday, as Priti Patel announced a “new operational approach” to tackling the issue.

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Leicester Mayor: Government ‘ignored’ pleas to tackle exploitation

Sir Peter Soulsby has claimed local authorities have been asking to the government to act on illegal factory working conditions for years.

BBC advises staff to sign off emails with gender pronouns

The BBC has advised staff to take up the "small, proactive step" in order to make transgender and non-binary colleagues feel more welcome.

Announcement on mandatory face masks due in coming days

Boris Johnson has urged the public to wear face masks in shops with an announcement due soon over whether it will be made compulsory.

Dame Vera Lynn honoured with flypast ahead of funeral

Hundreds of people lined the streets to pay their respects to the World War Two entertainer ahead of her private funeral this afternoon.

Boris Johnson thanks school leavers for celebration sacrifice

The PM said that by missing out on parties, festivals and presentations, young Brits had helped save hundreds of thousands of lives.

Boots and John Lewis to close stores putting 5,300 jobs at risk

The high street pharmacy chain expects to cut more than 4,000 roles while the homeware giant is set to permanently shut eight stores.

Rishi Sunak hopes discount will help Brits ‘rediscover’ eating out

The Chancellor said he hopes offering a 50 per cent discount to diners in restaurants will remind Brits that "we used to love going out".

Licence fee: Jacob Rees-Mogg tells BBC to ‘be nice’ to over-75s

The Commons Leader urged the BBC to reconsider after it confirmed it will scrap the free television licence fee for over-75s in August.

PMQs: Boris Johnson resists care home comment apology

The Prime Minister did not apologise but said he takes full responsibility for decisions made in care homes in response to coronavirus.

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talkRADIO marks Loneliness Awareness Week

talkRADIO is marking Loneliness Awareness Week with a range of guests contributing to live discussions every day from 15-19 June.

Coronavirus briefing: Non-essential retailers can open next week

Alok Sharma has confirmed that more retailers will be allowed to reopen on June 15  provided they comply with Covid-secure guidelines.

Who is in Keir Starmer’s shadow cabinet?

Sir Keir Starmer promised to select “talented, balanced” top team as he became the new leader of the Labour Party.

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