| 24/04/2009 2:50 pm

  • Covid: Top Chinese scientist says don’t rule out lab leak - The man who led China's pandemic response says inquiries into its origins should consider everything.
  • Free vape samples for children to be banned - PM Rishi Sunak says he is "deeply concerned" by the rising number of under-18s using vapes.
  • Intelligence agents die after boat capsizes in Italy - Two Italian intelligence agents and a former member of Israel's security forces are among four victims.
  • Adam Peaty: Three-time Olympic champion says winning gold medals will not solve problems - Great Britain's three-time Olympic champion Adam Peaty says he wants to be happy before he goes to Paris 2024 in search of another gold medal.
  • Beyoncé pays tribute to Tina Turner on tour - The star pays tribute to Tina Turner and dances with her daughter, as her world tour reaches London.
  • Coffee and chocolate help drive supermarket prices higher - Price rises hit a new high in the year to May due to coffee, chocolate and non-food goods.
  • Asda buys petrol station group EG for £2.3bn - The deal combines two businesses that are both already owned by the billionaire Issa brothers.
  • Boris Johnson: Deadline approaches to hand over WhatsApps to Covid inquiry - The government has until 16:00 BST to pass the unredacted material to the official Covid inquiry.
  • Amazon to offer parents term-time-only working - The online giant is offering a flexible contract but the GMB union says workers want higher pay.
  • Army's IRA spy Freddie Scappaticci admitted killing suspected informer - The detail is uncovered in a BBC Spotlight investigation into Freddie Scappaticci, who died in April.
  • Malaysia detains Chinese ship suspected of looting British WW2 wrecks - Malaysia says it has detained a Chinese vessel suspected of raiding two British maritime war graves.
  • Australian man prises croc's jaws from his head - The 51-year-old has a narrow escape from the animal while snorkelling off a luxury island.
  • The Gallows Pole: Shane Meadows does period drama - with an office worker and mechanic - A mechanic and a financial team leader are among the first-time actors in Shane Meadows' new series.
  • Newspaper headlines: Labour housing plan and banks 'ripping off' savers - Labour plans to let councils buy land cheaply and a call for action on interest rates lead the papers.
  • High Wycombe: Can people really fall in love with their local tip? - What is it about a Buckinghamshire waste centre that earned it a 100% satisfaction rating?
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