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Boris Johnson urged to step up efforts to get agreement at climate summit
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But the spokesperson acknowledged: "There is more to do." 1
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And despite the prime minister's claims to have put Cop26 at the heart of his agenda for 2021, some 50 per cent of those surveyed by Savanta ComRes said they knew little or nothing about the summit or its goals. 1
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Regional dialects 'could be lost in 45 years' as southern pronunciations spread north
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This follows the decline of words to describe snail, such as "dod-man", "hodmedod", "hoddy-dod", "hoddy-doddy", which faded from English language during the past century. 1
Dr James Burridge, from the University of Portsmouth, said that the changes had been driven by migration as well as other factors such as teaching in schools or television. 1
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Boris Johnson urged to apologise for praising Thatcher coal mine closures
Labour is demanding an apology from Boris Johnson after he said Britain owed its escape from reliance on coal energy to Margaret Thatcher's closure of the mines in the 1980s.
Boris Johnson defends tests for travellers amid growing unease over cost
Boris Johnson has defended the imposition of costly PCR tests on Britons returning home from holidays, amid growing clamour amid his own Conservative MPs for them to be scrapped or switched for cheaper lateral flow tests.
Johnson urges 'patience' over travel but is told he needs to move quicker
Boris Johnson has been urged to "show global leadership" and open up travel "more quickly" as he defended the latest changes to the Government's traffic light system.
Not wearing a face mask on the Tube should be a criminal offence, says Sadiq Khan
London's mayor has said that not wearing a face mask on the Tube should become a criminal offence.
Numbers being 'pinged' to self-isolate by NHS Covid drops dramatically
The number of people being "pinged" and told to self-isolate by the NHS Covid app has dropped dramatically in the space of a week.
In total, 395,971 alerts were sent in the week up to 28 July.
Police release e-fit of suspect after girl, 15, was raped in sea off packed beach
Police have released an e-fit image of a teenager suspected of raping a 15-year-old girl near Bournemouth beach in July.
Outcry over plan to deport Jamaican nationals who came to UK as children
Preparations are being made for the deportation of a number of Jamaican nationals who came to the UK as children, in an apparent reversal of an earlier agreement not to deport people who arrived in this country as minors.
Boris Johnson signals he will not block North Sea oilfield despite warnings over carbon emissions
Boris Johnson today signalled he will not block the development of a controversial new oil field in the North Sea, despite insisting he is seeking an "ambitious" agreement to rein in climate change at a global summit he will host in Glasgow this autumn.