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'Wall of secrecy' in Pfizer contracts as company accused of profiteering
Ministers have agreed a secrecy clause in any dispute with the drugs manufacturer Pfizer over Britain's Covid vaccine supply.
Man dies in caravan park after waiting months to cross Queensland border
An elderly man who suffered a "medical episode" and died in November had been living in a caravan park near the Queensland border for several months, waiting for permission to enter.
Three parties claim 'massive' result at Old Bexley and Sidcup by-election
The Conservatives, Labour and Reform UK have all hailed their results at the Old Bexley and Sidcup by-election as a significant achevement.
GGBA Message from Leadership: Three Moments that Turned Me into an LGBTQ Ally - San Francisco Bay Times
By Pamela Schmitz-
As a straight woman, I may not be the most obvious choice to become the newest member of the Golden Gate Business Association board.
British veteran's virtual learning tool helps to educate girls in Afghanistan
A British Armed Forces veteran has created a virtual learning aid that is now helping to educate girls in Afghanistan
Labour presses Government to make energy bills VAT-free during 'tough winter'
Energy bills should be made VAT-free this winter to "help people through the tough winter months", ministers have heard.
Belarus border nations 'should be able to detain asylum seekers for 16 weeks'
Poland, Lithuania and Latvia should be allowed to hold people in special asylum processing centres at the border with Belarus for up to 16 weeks, the EU executive has said, in an emergency loosening of standards to help deal with what it calls a hybrid attack from Alexander Lukashenko's regime.
Last-minute bid to stop Shell's oil exploration in whale breeding grounds in South Africa
An 11th hour bid has been launched to try to halt plans by Royal Dutch Shell to explore for oil in vital whale breeding grounds along the Wild Coast of eastern South Africa.
France seeks EU deal with Britain on illegal immigration
He called for a "balanced" accord that would offer "a real solution" for dealing with highly organised trafficking networks often spread across France, Belgium, Germany and other countries.
Migrants say there is 'no food, no shower, no anything' in Dunkirk camp
A group from Iraq and Iran stand near a fire in a campsite in Dunkirk in near-freezing temperatures.
They do not want to be in France.