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Peter Sutcliffe ‘wasn’t a very intelligent killer, he was just brutal’

A British chief constable has issued a “heartfelt” apology to relatives of the victims of serial killer Peter Sutcliffe – known as the Yorkshire Rippe(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson visiting a  hospital in Reading, west  London.  He is weighing up whether to scrap his three-tiered local lockdown approach. Photograph:   Jeremy Selwyn/pool/AFP via Getty Images

Downing Street came under pressure on Thursday to introduce a more stringent national lockdown across England, as growing scientific evidence indicate(...)

Workers at a drive-through Covid-19 test centre in Leicester. Photograph: Darren Staples/Bloomberg

Almost 10m people in the UK are now banned from mixing with other households after restrictions were imposed on a large part of northeast England beca(...)

A pupil returns to school at Holyrood secondary school in Glasgow on August 12th. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/AFP via Getty Images

Britain’s education secretary has insisted the government is following the “best scientific and medical advice” after announcing a U-turn on guidance (...)

People sit outside a pub in Rochdale, greater Manchester. Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham said Covid-19 cases were falling in Rochdale but still remained too high. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty Images

People from different households in Greater Manchester, parts of East Lancashire and West Yorkshire will be banned from meeting each other indoors fro(...)

Kober, an Asda-owned meat processing site in West Yorkshire,   has been confirmed as the location of a localised coronavirus outbreak. Photograph: Danny Lawon/PA Wire

More than 450 workers at four food factories across England and Wales have tested positive for coronavirus. Kirklees council confirmed on Thursday th(...)

Jane Aitchison, a former Socialist Party member who once called Tories ‘lower than vermin’, is the Labour Party’s candidate in the ultra-marginal constituency of Pudsey. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

There is a Porsche parked on a street in Pudsey outside the house that the local Labour Party shares with the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers’ Union. (...)

Jeff Wyatt, a businessman from Milton Keynes and a pro-Brexit protester at the Houses of Parliament in London. Photograph: Simon Carswell

“You don’t have to thump me!” shouted pro-Brexit supporter Hilary Roper-Newman at a female passerby outside the Houses of Parliament. “She has just t(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson making a speech during a visit to West Yorkshire. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire.

The Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police has said he was “disappointed” to see his officers used as a “backdrop” to a political speech by Boris Jo(...)

Ponden Hall: the B&B re-creates details from Wuthering Heights, right down to the Brontës’ family Bible

A slice of literary history is for sale in West Yorkshire, in England. Ponden Hall, a property that in part dates back to 1541 and is said to be the i(...)

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