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A shortage of bus drivers in the UK is being caused by better pay being offered to drive HGVs, according to a union. It’s thought there are more than 4,000 vacancies for bus and coach drivers across the UK. Some companies have been forced to cancel services because not enough drivers are available. Image: Bus […]

A notorious Colombian drug kingpin has been arrested in what has been described as the biggest blow to the country’s trafficking network since the death of Pablo Escobar. Dairo Antonio Usuga, known as Otoniel, was captured by the armed forces during an operation in a rural area of the South American nation’s Uraba region. Both […]

The chancellor has announced a series of spending pledges ahead of the autumn budget this week, which include £5bn for health research and innovation and £3bn for education. Rishi Sunak has promised to do “whatever it takes” to support families with the cost of living, as he pre-empts Wednesday’s address in the House of Commons. […]

The removal of dangerous cladding from high-risk buildings is unlikely to be complete until seven-and-a-half years after the Grenfell Tower tragedy, government data suggests. The timeframe has been projected from analysis of the latest monthly figures released by the recently renamed Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLHC). If work continues at the current […]

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said 10 ambassadors, including those from the US and France, were “persona non grata” after they issued a statement in support of a jailed activist. Osman Kavala, 64, is a Turkish businessman, publisher and activist who has been detained for more than four years despite having never been convicted […]

The recording of a 911 call has revealed the chaos and panic on a film set after a cinematographer was fatally shot by actor Alec Baldwin. Script supervisor Naomi Mitchell tells the operator “we need help immediately” after Halyna Hutchins was struck in the chest on the set of the Western movie Rust in Santa […]