| 24/04/2009 2:50 pm

  • Covid: Travellers to be able to use cheaper Covid tests - Fully-jabbed people returning to England will be able to take lateral flow tests instead of PCR tests.
  • Colombia's most wanted drug lord Otoniel captured - The US had placed a $5m bounty on the head of Dairo Antonio Úsuga, better known as Otoniel.
  • Joel Souza, filmmaker wounded in Alec Baldwin gun incident, 'gutted' at friend's death - Joel Souza, wounded by a gun fired by actor Alec Baldwin, grieves for lost friend Halyna Hutchins.
  • Chancellor to announce 'skills revolution' funding - The government sets out its package for boosting skills and further education in England.
  • Brexit: UK says new Northern Ireland Protocol talks 'constructive' - A government source says the EU has offered "things that we can work with" but gaps remain.
  • A-level textbook withdrawn over 'shocking' Native American question - The exam board AQA apologises and says the textbook should never have been approved.
  • 'My student loan refund took six years' - Rebecca Gale says she was "shocked and then angry" the Student Loans Company took so long to repay her.
  • Turkey moves to throw out US envoy and nine others - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declares them "persona non grata" for urging an activist's release.
  • Greta Thunberg: 'We need public pressure, not just summits' - The climate activist speaks to the BBC about the COP26 conference, emissions targets and rickrolling.
  • Social care crisis: Woman, 92, waited four months to be discharged - Dementia patient Esme Hanson was left stranded in hospital because of a lack of home care.
  • England crush West Indies in T20 World Cup opener - England bowl West Indies out for 55 as they make a stunning start to their Men's T20 World Cup campaign with a six-wicket win in Dubai.
  • Covid: Dogs bought in lockdown being abandoned - A charity says animals that cannot be sold are disguised as strays so rescue centres take them.
  • Record-breaking ferris wheel opens in Dubai - The massive wheel was opened in Dubai with a lavish fireworks display to mark the occasion.
  • Newspaper headlines: Ministers consider Covid Plan B and 51 MPs report threats - Speculation over tougher Covid restrictions and the upcoming Budget feature on Sunday's front pages.
  • Kim Leadbeater: Serious conversations needed on safety for MPs - Kim Leadbeater says a "serious conversation" about the safety of people in public life is needed.
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