Pope clears way for London teenager to become first millennial saint

Pope clears way for ‘God’s influencer’ to become a saint 51 minutes agoTom Gerken,Technology reporterGetty Images A London-born teenager – whose proficiency at spreading the teachings of the Catholic church online led to him being called “God’s influencer” – is set to become a saint. Carlo Acutis died in in 2006, at the age of […]

Vennells told not to make Post Office front page news

Vennells told not to make Post Office front page news 2 hours agoTom Espiner,BBC business reporterAFPEx-Post Office chief executive Paula Vennells arriving at the inquiry into the Horizon IT scandal The Post Office dropped a wide-ranging review into the convictions of sub-postmasters over fears it would make “front page news”. Paula Vennells, the former Post […]

How Rishi Sunak sprung election surprise on Tories

How Rishi Sunak sprung election surprise on Tories 42 minutes agoHenry Zeffman,Chief political correspondentReuters “Labour MPs are happy. We’re not. That tells a story,” one minister fumed in my general direction as he reeled off a list of legislation he had been involved in, now headed for the shredder. That’s just one illustration of the […]

Smoking ban bill set to be shelved due to election

40 minutes agoAbout sharing By Paul Seddon & Vicki Young BBC News Rishi Sunak’s flagship bill to eventually ban smoking looks set to be shelved after he called a surprise July general election. There is not enough time to pass the law before Parliament shuts down for the election on Friday. But Mr Sunak remains […]

Watch: Cabinet Secretary Simon Case in delayed Covid inquiry appearance

Simon Case is the head of the civil service, which makes him probably the most important unelected person in politics. The cabinet secretary’s role is to advise the prime minister, lead implementation of the government’s policies and manage other high-level civil servants. Born in Bristol in 1978, he first joined the civil service as a […]

Flood warnings forecast with more heavy rain to come

Flood warnings forecast with more heavy rain to come 35 minutes agoKathryn Armstrong,BBC NewsPAFurther rain is forecast for parts on England, Scotland and Wales on Thursday Further heavy rain could cause a danger to life and travel disruption, the Met Office has warned, a day after a person died in a mudslide in North Yorkshire. […]