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September 11: The heroes of the forgotten maritime rescue mission

September 11: The heroes of the forgotten maritime rescue mission

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On 11 September 2001, mariners evacuated nearly 500,000 people by boat from southern Manhattan and took them to safety. Boat captains Richard Naruszewicz, Greg Freitas and Sean Kennedy talk to the BBC about their role in America's largest maritime evacuation. Video by Chloe Kim
Universal Credit reduction: ‘I feel overwhelmed’ at financial impact

Universal Credit reduction: ‘I feel overwhelmed’ at financial impact

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Image caption, The government says vulnerable households across the country "will be able to access a new £500m support fund to help them with essentials"A £20-a-week increase to universal credit (UC), brought in to help people on low incomes struggling through the Covid pandemic, is being withdrawn from Wednesday.The government has always said the extra…
Police must prioritise tackling violence on women

Police must prioritise tackling violence on women

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By Dominic CascianiHome and legal correspondentImage source, Getty ImagesImage caption, The murder of Sarah Everard in March prompted a public debate about women's safetyTackling violence against women and girls should be as much of a priority as countering terrorism, a police watchdog has said.It has identified major inconsistencies between police forces in how they tackle…
Holiday surge expected after travel rules change

Holiday surge expected after travel rules change

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By Alex Therrien & Mary O'ConnorBBC NewsHoliday bookings have surged since the government announced foreign travel rules were being simplified in England.Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the travel traffic light system was being replaced with a single red list.And fully vaccinated people will no longer need a pre-departure test before returning from non-red list areas.Travel…
Marks & Spencer blames Brexit as it closes 11 French stores

Marks & Spencer blames Brexit as it closes 11 French stores

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Marks & Spencer has said it is closing 11 of its French stores because of problems supplying them with fresh and chilled foods since Brexit.The UK retail giant said all 11 franchise stores it operated with partner SFH in France would shut by the end of this year.M&S said supply chain problems since Brexit had…
Petrol supply: Army put on standby to ease fuel crisis

Petrol supply: Army put on standby to ease fuel crisis

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By George Bowden & Becky MortonBBC NewsImage source, EPAImage caption, There were queues at many petrol stations on Monday, including in Friern Barnet, north LondonThe Army is ready to help ease fuel supply problems after a fourth day of long queues and pump closures.Up to 150 military tanker drivers will prepare to deliver to forecourts…
Newspaper headlines: ‘Shaming of the Met’ and ‘never let him out’

Newspaper headlines: ‘Shaming of the Met’ and ‘never let him out’

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By BBC NewsStaffThe head of Scotland Yard, Cressida Dick, is pictured on several front pages as she faces growing pressure to resign because of the Sarah Everard case. "Shaming of the Met," is the Guardian's take. It says a senior officer has accepted the force may have had enough information to identify Wayne Couzens as…
Covid: Cancelled physio sessions ‘could shorten my life’

Covid: Cancelled physio sessions ‘could shorten my life’

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Image source, Meg FozzardPhysiotherapy is often used to treat sports injuries or ease niggles, but for some disabled people it can be essential to maintain the quality and length of their life. Meg Fozzard explores the serious nature of what happened during lockdown when appointments regularly had to be cancelled."It will speed up the decline…
Coming off anti-depressants may not cause relapse

Coming off anti-depressants may not cause relapse

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By Philippa RoxbyHealth reporterImage source, Getty ImagesMany people who have taken anti-depressants for at least two years may be able to stop them without relapsing, but most will still need long-term treatment, a UK study suggests.Prescriptions for the drugs have more than doubled in the past 15 years because people are staying on them for…
Scotland to launch vaccine passports on 1 October

Scotland to launch vaccine passports on 1 October

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image source, Getty ImagesPeople in Scotland will need proof they have been fully vaccinated before they can enter nightclubs and many large events from 1 October.The vaccine passport plan was formally approved by Holyrood after the SNP and Greens voted in favour. Some businesses have complained of a lack of detail about how the scheme…