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Royal Navy recruits are no longer required to prove they can swim, in a move which critics have blasted as a 'desperate' relaxing of standards. Future applicants will be able to 'self-declare' if they can swim, according to an insider source. It comes after the Royal Navy were forced to turn to social media in January to recruit for a top commander role amid a serious drop in recruitment figures in the last year.
The U.K. is housing so many asylum seekers that more than half the foreign aid budget earmarked for poor countries is now being spent in Britain, new figures suggest.
Caroline Dove and Becky Ward, from Cambridgeshire, have been cooking and delivering hundreds of hot meals for people in need. They used to supply up to 40 meals twice a week when they started 18 months ago, but now it is about 90. “One of my elderly ladies was actually buying dog food because it was cheaper than human food,” said Ms Ward. “She said she’s gone through the war and the rations and all that sort of stuff and so dog food didn’t taste any different to her.”

Adult transgender clinics in England are facing a Cass-style inquiry into how they treat patients after whistleblowers raised concerns about the care they provide.

NHS England has announced that it is setting up a review of how the seven specialist services operate and deliver care after past and present staff shared misgivings privately during a previous investigation.

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A report produced by Oxford University and Imperial College London for the UK Government reveals that all airports will be ordered to close, eating beef and lamb will be made illegal, and construction of new buildings will not be permitted to meet the legal commitment of zero emissions by 2050.

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The furore over Scotland’s draconian new hate crime law rumbles on, as First Minister Humza Yousaf has now stated that the only people who reported his infamous ‘anti-white’ speech as a potential hate crime are “far right.”

A British energy company is to start drilling in the North Sea despite pressure on fossil fuel firms to cut back on oil and gas production. London-based EnQuest plans to bring two new oilfields onstream with the potential to extract 500 million barrels of crude in the coming decades.

It is expected plans for the sites neighbouring the Kraken oil and gas field will fuel the political battle over the future of the North Sea.