Politics

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster has told a court that unfounded allegations of an extramarital affair with a close protection officer, tweeted by a celebrity doctor, have been “very distressing” for her and her family. The allegations were shared on Twitter by Dr Christian Jessen, best known for appearing on TV show Embarrassing Bodies.
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Boris Johnson has praised Prince Philip’s lifelong “ethic of service” as he led political tributes to the Duke of Edinburgh. After Buckingham Palace confirmed the death of the 99-year-old on Friday, politicians across the UK chose to suspend their campaigning ahead of next month’s local elections. Speaking outside 10 Downing Street, the prime minister said
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Education Secretary Gavin Williamson wants the use of mobile phones in schools to be banned as part of a crackdown on bad behaviour following children’s “lack of regular structure and discipline” during lockdown. Along with the launch of a £10m “Behaviour Hubs” programme, Mr Williamson has vowed to back headteachers who stop children from using
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Opposition parties are withholding their support for the government’s domestic COVID passports plan in a warning that Boris Johnson could struggle to get his proposals through the House of Commons. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said his party “do not support the government’s plans in their current form” and attacked ministers’ thinking as “a complete
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