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United States Capitol Police say a man drove car into a barricade near the U.S. Capitol and began firing gun into the air before fatally shooting himself

Nationwide Building Society has announced it will pay more than 11,000 of its staff £1,200 to help them cope with the cost of living crisis For more on this and other news visit

First bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccine - which has been made by Moderna and targets two different COVID variants including the original virus from 2020 and Omicron - has been approved by the UK medicines regulator For more on this and other news visit

Kenya’s electoral commission chair has declared Deputy President William Ruto as the winner of the tightly-contested Kenyan presidential election with 50.49% of votes For more on this and other news visit

The Office for National Statistics says the number of UK workers on payrolls rose by 73,000 between June and July to 29.7 million For more on this and other news visit

Former Pop Idol contestant and theatre star Darius Campbell Danesh has been found dead in his U.S. apartment room at the age of 41, his family has announced For more on this and other news visit

The Joint Council for Qualifications says A-level grades received by UK students are down on the past two years but remain higher than pre-pandemic levels For more on this and other news visit

A drought has been officially declared in south-west Wales after an extended period of dry weather and low rainfall caused water levels to plummet For more on this and other news visit

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says he is "all in favour of well paid rail workers" and union bosses need to "get out the way" so that a deal can be reached with them For more on this and other news visit

The Wall Street Journal reports that the Cineworld Group - the second largest cinema business in the world - is preparing to file for bankruptcy For more on this and other news visit

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Scotland and Northern Ireland have recorded no new covid-19 related deaths

A Downing Street spokesman says children currently receiving free school meals will continue to do so following a campaign by Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford

The medicines and healthcare products regulatory agency has approved a breathing aid that can help keep covid-19 patients out of intensive care which has been developed by a team from University College London and the Mercedes Formula One team

U.S. president Donald Trump says a "breakthrough" has been achieved in trade talks with China and he expects a deal to be signed "very shortly"

Spanish health officials say they have recorded no new COVID-19 deaths in a 24-hour period for the first time since March

English Football League has agreed to suspend all games until at least 4 April due to the virus outbreak

EXIT POLL: Conservatives projected to win election as Labour suffer major losses #GE2019  CON: 368 LAB: 191 LIB DEM: 13 BREX: 0 SNP: 55 GREEN: 1 OTHER: 22

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