Doncaster and Milton Keynes among eight towns awarded city status | Cities

Doncaster and Milton Keynes among eight towns awarded city status |  Cities

Doncaster, Milton Keynes and Stanley in the Falkland Islands have been awarded city status, approved by the Queen, in a competition being held as part of the platinum jubilee celebrations, the Cabinet Office has announced. The eight winners of the 2022 Platinum Jubilee Civic Honors competition, also included Bangor in Northern IrelandColchester in England, Douglas … Read more

Stonehenge builders ate undercooked off, ancient faeces reveals | Stonehenge

Stonehenge builders ate undercooked off, ancient faeces reveals |  Stonehenge

Parasite eggs found in 4,500-year-old human faeces suggest the builders of Stonehenge took part in winter feasts that included the internal organs of animals, researchers have revealed. Stonehenge is thought to have been built around 2,500BC, with evidence suggesting the builders were housed at a settlement known as Durrington Walls, about 2 miles away. The … Read more

Boris Johnson latest news: PM escapes fresh Partygate fines; Sue Gray report expected soon

Boris Johnson latest news: PM escapes fresh Partygate fines;  Sue Gray report expected soon

Partygate: Johnson faces no further action as police investigation concludes Downing Street staff who received fines for attending the same lockdown parties as Boris Johnson have reacted with fury after the prime minister escaped further sanctions on Thursday. A leading expert on Covid laws has also questioned the “inconsistency” of the Metropolitan Police fines on … Read more

No more fines for Boris and Carrie Johnson as police conclude partygate investigation

No more fines for Boris and Carrie Johnson as police conclude partygate investigation

B oris Johnson and his wife Carrie will not receive more partygate fines, it emerged on Thursday as Scotland Yard completed its inquiry into covid law breaches across Government. The Met announced that 126 fixed penalty notices were being dished out for gatherings in Downing Street and Whitehall on eight dates. Mr Johnson and his … Read more

SNP MP says Scotrail ‘exemplar’ of how to run railways in the UK

SNP MP says Scotrail ‘exemplar’ of how to run railways in the UK

AN SNP MP has said Scotland’s train operator is an “exemplar” of how to run a railway system, despite mass cancellations and pay disputes. Gavin Newlands, the party’s transportation spokesman, made the comments in the Commons today during a debate on transport. They come as Scotrail, which was nationalized last month, announced yesterday that it … Read more

Fury among Downing Street staff as prime minister escapes further Partygate fines

Fury among Downing Street staff as prime minister escapes further Partygate fines

Downing Street staff who received fines for attending the same lockdown parties as Boris Johnson reacted with fury after the prime minister escaped further sanctions on Thursday. There was anger inside No 10 as the Metropolitan Police concluded its Partygate investigation, leaving the prime minister with just one fixed penalty notice (FPN) compared to some … Read more

Dad locked up in Croatia after flying out of Manchester Airport on his step-daughter’s passport

Dad locked up in Croatia after flying out of Manchester Airport on his step-daughter’s passport

A man found himself locked up in a Croatian cell for his entire holiday after border guards discovered he was trying to enter the country with someone else’s passport. An unlucky dad found out he had managed to leave Manchester using his stepdaughter’s passport to board his flight. David Chadwick, 57, was excited as he … Read more

Telford play park murderer was ‘usual user of violence’ as police praise victim’s family

Telford play park murderer was ‘usual user of violence’ as police praise victim’s family

The scene outside the Blue Elephant where Dawid Kurdziel collapsed They have also praised the response from Telford’s Polish community who provided vital evidence which helped them identify the man responsible for Dawid Kurdziel’s death on June 11, 2021 Robert Wieczorkowski was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Thursday after being found guilty by … Read more