Wednesday evening news briefing: Labour will not win a super-majority, insists Sunak

2024-06-18     HaiPress

Sir Keir Starmer

Dominic Norrish,the chief executive of the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS),said that vast numbers of traditional junior schools,many in rural settings,would become unviable “overnight” if faced with demands for the 20 per cent tax.

Lucy Letby trial: Former nurse accused of attempting to murder baby girl

The 34-year-old from Hereford is accused of one count of attempting to murder a baby girl,known only as Baby K,in February 2016.

A jury of six men and six women were sworn in on Tuesday ahead of trial which is expected to last around four weeks.

Evening Briefing: Today’s essential headlines

Crime | Detectives are reviewing the deaths of the father and grandfather of a man who fatally poisoned a married couple with fentanyl.Business | How Jacinda Ardern left New Zealand on the brink of blackoutsRAF | Battle of Britain Flight to miss Trooping the Colour flypast after fatal Spitfire crashJK Rowling | Author hits out at BBC over sports editor’s trans commentsFrance | Macron’s ‘clique of sorcerers’ apprentices’ are leading his party to ruin,warn furious alliesMiddle East | Israel kills most senior Hezbollah commander since war began

Feature of the day

A glimpse of Greece’s new 15-minute city nicknamed ‘mini Dubai’

Four miles south of Athens,a new mega-resort is poised to 'seamlessly link the city to the sea'

An abandoned airport on the Athenian Riviera is being transformed into an ambitious new holiday resort and coastal park,which some have dubbed a “mini Dubai”.

Comment and analysis

Matthew Lesh | It’s boom time for the lazy public sector – and we’ll all pay the priceMadeline Grant | Remainers are about to discover the real face of EuropeTristram Fane Saunders | The BBC’s new disinformation podcast is less informed than it thinks it isHelena Morrissey | I’m a Tory peer,and I’m dismayed by the ConservativesKeith Alden | HMRC is using psychological warfare to beat taxpayers into submission

Editor’s choice

Money | ‘My brother-in-law moved in – then overstayed his welcome for five years’

Fashion | Max Mara’s latest show spices up minimalist style

Health | ‘My partner died the day our baby was born and it could have been prevented’

Pictured: Queen welcomed by Alan Titchmarsh at garden exhibition

Queen Camilla smells flowers alongside Alan Titchmarsh

Credit: REUTERS/Arthur Edwards

The Queen arrived at the Garden Museum today to view an exhibition about the links between the worlds of horticulture and literature.

Sport briefing: Today’s essential headlines

Football | How Erik ten Hag survived Manchester United trial

Max Verstappen | Three-time world champion hits out at ‘insane and ridiculous false allegations’ about girlfriend

Premier League | Guinness makes £52m first move into football with new deal

Watch | Controversial run-out sparks row

Golf | Jon Rahm withdraws from US Open

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