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Monday, October 18, 2021

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The Irish president has said his decision to decline an invitation to a Northern Ireland’s centenary event alongside the Queen came after six months of consideration.Michael D Higgins said he had raised concerns about the title of next month’s proposed church service from March of this year.“That’s the beginning, so it isn’t a sudden decision,…
The Court of Appeal has overturned a landmark ruling over the use of puberty-blocking drugs for children with gender dysphoria, finding doctors should use their clinical judgment rather than needing a court’s approval to provide treatment.Last year the High Court ruled it was “highly unlikely” that a child aged 13 or under would be able…
Photographs apparently showing papers informing Prince Andrew about a sexual assault case in the US have been released by lawyers.Virginia Giuffre is seeking unspecified damages as she sues the Queen’s son for allegedly sexually assaulting her when she was a teenager in a civil case brought against the royal in the US.Prince Andrew has vehemently…
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps was delighted to tell holidaymakers the UK government were making “testing easier for travel”.UK travellers rejoiced as Mr Shapps announced the travel shake-up on Twitter on Friday in a series of tweets.Double-Jabbed holidaymakers will no longer need to take a pre-departure test before arrival into England from a non red list…
Here are all the rules for British travellers hoping to get some sunshine in the weeks to come. The traffic light system for international travel is to be scrapped and the number of countries from which returning travellers will be required to quarantine in a hotel is to be cut, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has…
Non-urgent patients in England and Wales should be able to get blood tests when required following reinforcements of much-needed tube supplies, NHS England has said.A shortage of the tubes from US supplier Becton Dickinson (BD) had forced the NHS in these nations to suspend all non-urgent blood testing last month.From August 26, only high-priority patients,…
Ministers have set out plans for the return of the crown stamp on pint glasses and pledged to review a ban on marking and selling products in imperial units.The move came as Brexit minister Lord Frost set out plans to ditch Brussels’ rules and claimed “gloom-mongers” have been proved wrong following the UK’s departure from…
It comes as the Italian government announced some of the strictest anti-COVID measures in the world, making it obligatory for all workers either to show proof of vaccination, a negative test or recent recovery from infection.The new rules will come into force on October 15 in the latest effort by Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s broad…
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside Parliament on Thursday to protest over issues faced by the nation’s leaseholders as the Mayor of London warned the system is “broken”.Building owners and landlords must share important building safety information with their residents, Sadiq Khan said, as he called for action to address safety concerns and rebuild trust with…
It was their first trip to the island since 2009 and they made the most of their return visit.Of course they were dressed for the occasion in traditional tartan.During their stay at the island, they tucked into fish and chips at the harbour from Portree fisherman Dan Corrgiall’s shop.They enjoyed their day at the Isle…