GCHQ tells businesses to bolster security over Russian cyberattack fears

UK firms are being urged to check their cyber defences by spy agency GCHQ amid concerns over potential Russian cyber attacks linked...

UN Security Council unanimously extends Cyprus peacekeeping mission

UN force has been on divided island since 1964 with its mandate extended every 6 months. The UN Security...

Unions say millions of frontline workers face ‘another year of wages gloom’

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has warned the staffing crisis in the care sector will worsen if the wages of health workers...

Retail sales drop in December as Omicron bites

Retail sales volumes fell last month as the spread of Omicron kept shoppers away from stores, although they remain around pre-pandemic levels,...

Children Nurseries in England hit by staff absences after soaring Covid cases

Nurseries in England have been forced to reduce their opening hours and even close entirely because of staff shortages after Covid-19 cases...

Finland and Sweden ‘closer than ever’ to joining Nato

Russian demands that the US ban Sweden and Finland from joining Nato have backfired with both countries pledging to build closer links...

New year parties given go-ahead in England as UK splits over Omicron controls

New Year’s Eve parties have been given the green light in England as ministers announced there will be no new coronavirus restrictions...

Oil prices down after US flight disruptions due to COVID-19

Several airlines cancel flights as omicron spreads among employees. Oil prices decreased on Monday as ongoing omicron variant has...

1 in 4 Britons ‘not confident NHS can care for them’, survey reveals

One in four Britons do not believe that the NHS can care for them properly, new research into the public’s attitude to...

Over 600,000 people in UK into Christmas Day isolation

More than 600,000 people will be forced to isolate with Covid across the UK on Christmas Day after a record 119,789 tested...

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Queen returns to Windsor after reaching Platinum Jubilee milestone

The Queen will begin her Platinum Jubilee year with a series of major events as the country gears up for celebrations to...

Police step in as Sir Keir Starmer targeted by mob near Parliament

Police had to bundle Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer into a car after a mob shouting “traitor” ambushed him near the Houses...

African Union summit reverses decision on Israel’s observer status

Decision to grant Israel an observer status drew protests from several countries, particularly Algeria, South Africa. The African Union...