Police raid Unite headquarters over fraud, bribery and money laundering claims

Police have raided the Unite headquarters as part of an investigation into bribery, fraud and money laundering, which is believed to be connected to the construction of a £98 million hotel complex. About 20 police officers in unmarked cars arrived at the building in Holborn, central London, on Wednesday and left with “files, documents and … Read more

Planning objections to be blocked in Boris Johnson’s green energy revolution

The time it takes to approve an offshore wind farm will also be reduced from four years to one year, including by setting up a fast-track consenting route. Listed buildings will be able to install heat pumps – a green alternative to gas boilers – and energy-saving double glazing more easily. National Policy Statements, which … Read more

‘Keep families out of it,’ says Boris Johnson after backlash over non-dom status of Rishi Sunak’s wife

Sir Keir Starmer, the Labor leader, has just commented on the tax arrangements of Rishi Sunak’s wife, Akshata Murthy. Told during an interview on Sky News that Ms Murthy is not doing anything wrong, Sir Keir replied: “The Chancellor has imposed tax rise after tax rise on working people and he has said time and … Read more

Intercepted radio messages ‘prove Russia planned Bucha atrocities’

The recordings also appear to indicate the “Wagner Group” paramilitary organization played a role in the killings, according to the report. No details are given but the Wagner Group has been active in Ukraine for many years. Ostensibly a private mercenary company, it has repeatedly been deployed alongside Russian forces. He has been accused of … Read more

How to spot the early signs and what to do if you get them

Nine new signs of infection have been added to the official list of symptoms of Covid-19 – two years into the pandemic and just days after the end of free testing in England. While the original signs of contracting Covid included having a new, persistent cough; having a fever or losing your sense of taste … Read more