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Crossrail is running test trains in London as it ramps up plans for a 2022 opening. The new Elizabeth Line is operating four trains an hour as part of safety testing, which Crossrail is calling a “crucial milestone” in the £19bn rail link in the capital. The trial run will be followed by tests of […]

People in England should no longer be advised to work from home after 21 June provided the country remains “on track” in the fight against coronavirus, Boris Johnson has told MPs. The prime minister told the House of Commons on Wednesday it was his “intention” to end the work from home guidance in less than […]

The UK has recorded a further 2,284 coronavirus cases and 11 related deaths, according to the latest government data. The numbers are down slightly on the 2,474 daily cases and 20 deaths reported on Tuesday. Meanwhile, a total of 35,722,461 people have now received a first dose of a COVID vaccine – up from the […]

An independent public inquiry into the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic will begin in the spring of next year, the prime minister has announced. Boris Johnson revealed the news in a COVID-19 statement to MPs on Wednesday, telling the Commons it will be able to take oral evidence under oath and put “the state’s […]

A nine-year-old boy who died after apparently being struck by lightning on a football field in Blackpool has been named as Jordan Banks. Officers from Blackpool police were called shortly after 5pm on Tuesday to fields near to School Road after reports a child had been injured. Emergency services attended and the boy was taken […]

The family of a nine-year-old boy who died after apparently being struck by lightning have paid tribute to their “beautiful boy”, saying “he was our everything”. Jordan Banks is thought to have died after being struck by lightning on a football field in Blackpool. Police officers were called shortly after 5pm on Tuesday to fields […]