Homes with paved driveways could face higher water bills

Higher water bills for homes with paved driveways should be considered to tackle rising flood risk, the Government’s infrastructure advisers have said.  More than 600,000 English properties could be in areas at high risk of surface flooding by 2055, according to a report from the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) on Tuesday. This includes 325,000 already … Read more

What time is England vs Wales? Time, date and how to watch the World Cup 2022 match on TV

Head-to-head record England and Wales have played each other 103 times – the first fixture taking place in 1879, and the most recent in 2020. England have won 68, drawn 21 and lost just 14. You have to go back to 1984 for Wales’s last victory against England. The Three Lions have won the last … Read more

Nicola Sturgeon under scrutiny for using public money and civil servants on independence plans

Mr Jack told MPs that Mr Marks was in close contact with Mr Case and Sue Gray, the second permanent secretary to the Cabinet Office, who leads on the Union and the constitution. The Scottish Secretary said there had been a previous review of the civil service in Scotland following the 2014 referendum. “Following this … Read more

Rishi Sunak is already battling his party on five fronts

Mr Davis has pointed out that countries with a reputation for being more liberal than Britain, such as Sweden, have similar policies in place, and he argues that almost all illegal arrivals from Albania, who now account for around a quarter of all cross-Channel migrants, could be sent straight home. Tory MPs in former Red … Read more

‘Gaslighting’ revealed as the word of the year

“Gaslighting”, the practice of manipulating a person to second guess themself, has been named American English dictionary Merriam-Webster’s word of the year. Searches for the word on increased 1,740 per cent in 2022. However, unlike previous words of the year, there wasn’t a single event that drove spikes in curiosity. “It’s a word that … Read more

NHS should consider robots to plug staffing gaps, says Steve Barclay

He urged the health service to do more to embrace new ways of working, in order to ensure the most efficient ways of working.  “Currently, I believe the NHS scores the risk of innovation too high when compared to the risk of the status quo,” he said, saying the sum “needs to be recalibrated”. “Take … Read more

Rainbow-flag carrying pitch invader stops game

The incident on Monday was the first instance of a pitch invasion at Qatar 2022. Fifa’s stadium code of conduct, included with all tickets bought for the World Cup, clearly states that “All persons must not enter the field of play.” The code also prohibits “any materials included but not limited to banners, flags, fliers … Read more

GP ‘working from home’ more than 250 miles away from her surgery

A GP has been working from home more than 250 miles away from her surgery after relocating to the Cornish seaside, The Telegraph can reveal. Dr Justine Hall is one of three doctors listed as working at Rudgwick Medical Centre in Horsham, West Sussex. Her name appears in bold lettering on the gold nameplate outside … Read more

US could send Ukraine new bombs with twice the range of Himars

With Western military inventories depleted due to the war in Ukraine, Boeing’s proposal is one of roughly half a dozen plans for getting new munitions into production for Ukraine and Washington’s other European allies. Doug Bush, the US Army’s chief weapons buyer, said last week that the Army was also looking at accelerating production of … Read more