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When does government energy rebate stop? Last £67 payment revealed

Find out if the scheme will be replaced by anything, as it comes to an end.

DAN HODGES: It doesn't matter if Harman dons her executioner's cap - it's over for Boris

DAN HODGES: The Parliamentary Conservative Party has had enough of Boris. They're tired of his self-serving dissembling. He should just go.

Suella Braverman could ban European court from grounding Rwanda deportations

Conservative rebels are attempting to toughen up new legislation to curb Channel crossings.

Michael Gove backtracks on Boris Johnson criticism insisting he’s ‘man of integrity’

Michael Gove backtracks on Boris Johnson criticism insisting he’s ‘man of integrity’ -

'Shocked' father demands answers after his wheelchair user son 'was turned away from restaurant'

Brian Kelly, 61, claims The Bombay Cottage in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, refused to seat the family because they had not informed them that his son, Declan, 30, is a wheelchair user.

‘Bored' asylum seekers say living in £6.8m taxpayer funded hotels is like ‘living in jail'

Nearly 400 hotels are now being used to accommodate more than 51,000 migrants hoping to claim asylum in the UK.

Sadiq Khan's cycling tsar is punched in the face by cyclist

Sadiq Khan's cycling tsar Seb Dance was punched in the face by a cyclist after he confronted them for for pedalling through an Amsterdam-style 'floating bus stop' without stopping at a zebra crossing.

How Poland uncovered a Russian spy ring planning sabotage

Ukraine LIVE: Putin risks catastrophe with plot to 'intimidate NATO' in new nuclear threat

Russia's bid to station nuclear weapons in Belarus will be the first time the Kremlin has deployed nukes outside the country since the mid-1990s.

Putin says he will move nuclear weapons into Belarus - and blames the UK

Putin says he will move nuclear weapons into Belarus - and blames the UK - Vladimir Putin has announced plans to station tactical nuclear weapons in neighboring ally Belarus

Thousands of dead fish in Australia, the sad phenomenon is also linked to climate change

A sad phenomenon has struck the Australian outback. Thousands of dead fish washed up on the shores of the lake in the town of Menindee.The phenomenon was caused by flooding in the area, but also by a heat wave. The death of the fish seems to be mainly related to low oxygen levels in the water as the floods receded.In addition, the water retains less oxygen because it is warmer, thus not allowing the fish - especially cod and perch - to breathe.

Capybara caught getting a new hair-do from his magpie friend at the zoo

A capybara has been caught on camera getting a new hair-do - from a magpie at a zoo. The eager bird was spotted by staff giving his furry friend a makeover at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm in Bristol on Saturday (March 18). The footage captured shows the magpie collecting some much-needed capybara fur as nest material, whilst the capybara enjoyed a good pampering and itching those hard-to-reach places. The farm posted the adorable video in a tweet that read: "Apparently, getting pampered by a magpie is our capybara's favourite Saturday activity. We've never seen such a happy Capy!" Rory Mizen, a spokesperson for Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, said: "Keepers at Noah’s Ark Zoo farm noticed an unlikely friendship form between a local Magpie and the zoo’s resident capybaras. "This footage captured shows the magpie collecting some much-needed capybara fur as nest material, whilst the capybara enjoyed a good pampering and itching those hard-to-reach places. "This video posted on the morning of Saturday 18th March 2023 has now gathered nearly 8 million views between the zoos social media channels. This has been the zoo’s biggest hit ever with people from all around the world commenting in multiple languages."

ULEZ cameras are covered over with bags in guerilla war

EXCLUSIVE: Opponents of London's ULEZ scheme are using shopping bags to cover the cameras that photograph cars - to save drivers from the controversial daily charge.

Firefighters rescue a dog at 2,400 meters altitude on the Gran Sasso mountain

Italian firefighters rescued a dog, which had slipped into a gully at an altitude of 2,400 metres, with the help of helicopter rescue workers from the Pescara flight department on the Gran Sasso, near the Duca d'Aosta refuge.In the pictures, made available by the Italian fire brigade itself, the stages of the dog's recovery can be seen. Two rescuers descended onto the snowy mantle and proceeded to recover the animal, bringing it to safety on the helicopter.The dog seems to be in good condition and will no doubt be happy to have been rescued.

Study reveals which booster offers 'better protection' against Covid infection and death

As of September 2022, 40.3 million people in the UK had received a booster or third dose of the Covid vaccine - roughly 59 percent of the population.

How significant are Russian nukes in Belarus?

Retired Air Vice-Marshal Sean Bell explains the significance of Russia's decision to station nuclear weapons in Belarus.

Russia’s mistakes in Ukraine have destroyed its military forces

29 of the worst things the Tories have done this year (so far)

2023 is still in its first quarter but the Tory government is already doing the most to mess it up. While their intentions are doubtless good, over the last few weeks we've seen silly policy suggestions, strikes, no sign of the cost of living crisis abating and behaviour from MPs that is enough to make you gasp. It's not ideal, to put it mildly, bu...

Lake Mead has reached critically low water levels - will more bodies be found?

Sir Lindsay Hoyle tells audience hilarious story of when Laura Kuenssberg tried to interview his parrot Boris

Speaker of the House of Commons Sir Lindsay Hoyle hosted an audience at Chorley Theatre where he told stories of his life as part of the What's Your Story Chorley Festival.

'Nazi scum off our streets!' Rival protests face off outside migrant hotel in angry scenes

Asylum seeker supporters included black-clad masked members of Antifa, chanting: "Nazi scum off our streets!"

Jonathan Majors arrested on suspicion of ‘assault and strangulation’ in New York

Jonathan Majors arrested on suspicion of ‘assault and strangulation’ in New York - Marvel star Majors was arrested Saturday on charges of strangulation, assault and harassment after a domestic dispute

Iran issues warning after US strikes on Syria left 19 dead

Strikes on Iranian-linked bases will be met with an "immediate counter-response" after the reported deaths of 19 people in US attacks on Syria, an Iranian security spokesperson has warned.

Russia tipped to use UN security council presidency to 'paralyse' Ukraine war opposition

EXCLUSIVE: Russia has used its veto almost twice as many times as any other nation since it joined the council after the break-up of the USSR, a Ukrainian diplomat said.

Boasting Taliban share images of repaired military vehicles left by the West

EXCLUSIVE: Photographs shared by the official Ministry of National Defence, Afghanistan, showed line upon line of military vehicles the regime said were now ready for use.

Man sentenced to death in Pakistan over ‘blasphemous’ WhatsApp post

Man sentenced to death in Pakistan over ‘blasphemous’ WhatsApp post - Earlier this year, Pakistan tightened its strict blasphemy laws

PR guru hired as Princess of Wales's new private secretary rejects job

Alison Corfield, 51, was offered the job with Princess Kate after impressing while working for the Jamie Oliver's campaigns for free school meals and a sugar tax but turned it down.

Blind elderly man regains sight: world's first autotransplantation is revolutionary

An exceptional surgery performed at the Molinette hospital in Turin, Italy, has partially restored sight to an 83-year-old patient who was suffering from total blindness due to two different diseases. This world's first surgery of its kind allowed one sighted eye to be reconstructed from two blind eyes. The doctors performed a corneal autotransplant, enlarged to include the sclera and conjunctiva. This innovative technique allowed the patient to partially recover his sight, using tissue from the other blind eye. The surgery was performed by Professor Michele Reibaldi, director of the University Eye Clinic Molinette, and Professor Vincenzo Sarnicola, among the world's leading experts in corneal surgery.

North Koreans volunteer in droves to fight "evil U.S. imperialists"

The Conservative Party After Brexit by Tim Bale review – why conservatism turned into chaos

Napoleon was history on a horse. Since the Brexit referendum, Britain has been history in a clown car. We are now on our fifth prime minister in the six tumultuous years since that fateful vote. Some describe this revolving door of chaos as the “Italianisation” of our politics. Many have marvelled at how a country that used to have an international reputation as boringly predictable has so often resembled a banana republic with crap weather. And...

When is the Boat Race? Start time, TV channel and how to watch Cambridge vs Oxford

When is the Boat Race? Start time, TV channel and how to watch Cambridge vs Oxford - Cambridge and Oxford go head to head in the men’s and women’s races

Birthright Israel's contract hasn't been extended by Israeli gov't

The Diaspora Affairs minister is typically in charge of Birthright on behalf of the government, but the current Minister, Amichai Chikli, hasn't received this mandate yet.

Xi Jinping 'sends cold chill down Putin's spine', experts claim

Russia's poor performance on the battlefield has led to new opportunities for a 'particularly assertive' China, which already enjoys substantial economic ties with the republics through its Belt and Road Initiative.

New Russian campaign tries to entice men to fight in Ukraine

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Advertisements promise cash bonuses and enticing benefits. Recruiters are making cold calls to eligible men. Enlistment offices are working with universities and social service agencies to lure students and the unemployed. A new campaign is underway this spring across Russia, seeking recruits to replenish its troops for the war in Ukraine. As fighting grinds on in Ukrainian battlegrounds like Bakhmut and both sides...

Woman accused of ‘making a scene’ at sister’s wedding over bride's ‘humiliating’ speech

A woman has shared how her sister who got married "humiliated" her when it was time for the bride to give a speech at the wedding reception. In a post to Reddit's "Am I the A**hole?" forum, the woman gave a backstory as to what led to the fall out with her sibling. She explained how her 24-year-old sister got married in a "very well planned out" we...

India summons Canada High Commissioner, concerned over Sikh protesters

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India summoned Canada's High Commissioner on Sunday to "convey strong concern" over Sikh protesters in Canada and how they were allowed to breach the security of India's diplomatic mission and consulates. According to Canadian media reports, hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the Indian consulate in Vancouver on Saturday over demands for an independent Sikh state, a

Dog gridlocks major road after running between traffic

National Highways are currently trying to track down the pet on the carriageway.

Labour ‘overconfident’ on election win as middle-class voters coming back to Tories, says poll guru

Labour ‘overconfident’ on election win as middle-class voters coming back to Tories, says poll guru - Signs of Rishi Sunak-inspired revival in Tory fortunes in affluent ‘blue wall’ territory, says Lord Hayward

The deadliest F-16 pilot in America is ready to fight for Ukraine

‘Economy 4% lower than if UK had remained in European Union’

OBR chairman Richard Hughes said the effect of Brexit on the economy is on the ‘magnitude’ of the coronavirus pandemic and rising energy prices.

M25 traffic chaos after multi-vehicle crash emergency and flooding halts Sunday drivers

At this point, it is unclear whether there are any injuries resulting from the incident.

China has been caught sending weapons and armor to Russia

Russian oligarch's £38m superyacht rocks up in Canary Wharf again a year after it was seized

The impressive boat is marred in controversy

Painful ten-second pause when Kuenssberg asks Gove for Sturgeon's 'greatest achievement'

The Cabinet minister appeared to struggle to answer the question on the SNP leader's biggest achievement.

Hundreds of protesters turned up to oppose the far-right in a small Welsh town

‘Llantwit Major: Refugees welcome, fascists not!’

Prince Harry must 'waive' drug use on US visa to avoid deportation, lawyers claims

The Duke of Sussex has faced criticism in recent weeks after detailing his repeated drug use in his controversial memoir, Spare.

"You can put us in jail!" Russians soldiers fed up with war filmed threatening rebellion

Russian ‘storm' troops say ‘blocking units' stopped them retreating from being slaughtered

In a video posted online by a group of Russian soldiers they call their orders ‘criminal' and complain of suffering ‘very, very substantial losses' on the frontline.

Ofsted inspectors ‘flagged concerns’ about head teacher who took own life

Nicola Sturgeon takes driving lessons at age 52 after relying on chauffeur as First Minister

Nicola Sturgeon is in the "early stages" of learning to drive as she prepares to stand aside as Scottish First Minister. The outgoing SNP leader described the move as being "part and parcel of the next phase of life". It comes as she prepares to leave office after more than eight years at the helm of the Scottish Government. Friend Ricky Bell said ...