BBC licence fee: Nadine Dorries slams Beeb with two-year freeze – ‘Unacceptable pressure!’

Ongoing negotiations between the Government and the BBC over the cost of the annual fee until the end of 2027 have concluded with Nadine Dorries, 64, announcing the licence fee will stay static at £159 for the following two years. Ms Dorries intends to keep the fee flat at £159 for a colour licence until April 2024, which would … Read more

Boris Johnson ‘to cull inner circle’ as 6th Tory MP calls for him to go

Boris Johnson is under intense pressure over several parties and gatherings that happened in Downing Street during various Covid lockdowns Boris Johnson is clinging onto his premiership ( Image: POOL/AFP via Getty Images) The Prime Minister is reportedly preparing to oust members of his inner circle over the partygate affair as another Conservative MP – … Read more

Sixteen and 17-year-olds eligible for booster doses from Monday

S ixteen and 17-year-olds will able to get a Covid booster jab from Monday. About 40,000 teenagers will be eligible for their top-up dose when the national booking service opens at the start of the week in the latest phase of the vaccine programme. Previously, boosters were only recommended for clinically vulnerable 16 and 17-year-olds … Read more

Full list of Tories calling for Boris Johnson to resign – and those still backing the PM

Below is the full list of Tory MPs who have called on Mr Johnson to stand down so far:  1. Douglas Ross, Leader of the Scottish Tories “I said, yesterday, if the Prime Minister attended this gathering, event in Downing Street on May 20 2020, he could not continue as Prime Minister so, regretfully, I … Read more

The Barbican to host 24-hour orchestral concert

The London Contemporary Orchestra (LCO) will be performing a continuous 24-hour concert live at the Barbican Hall. embers of the audience will be encouraged to come and go during the overnight performance – which features a series of works from modern classical to electronic music. The Barbican Hall will be lit up with evolving projections … Read more

Emma Raducanu: ‘Pressure? No – I’m just happy to be at the Australian Open and to have a swing’

When Raducanu eventually returned to the match court, on Tuesday in Sydney, her lack of preparation was brutally exposed in a 6-0, 6-1 thrashing by Elena Rybakina. The result looks alarming on paper, but she had arrived with just six or seven hours of court time behind her this season. Asked whether Covid had left … Read more