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Dalian Atkinson: PC guilty of former footballer's manslaughter

Dalian Atkinson's family says "the whole country now knows the truth" about how he died.

HMS Defender: Russian jets and ships shadow British warship

More than 20 jets and two coastguard ships shadow HMS Defender as it sails near Crimea's coast.

Britney Spears speaks out against conservatorship at hearing

"I just want my life back," the US pop star says in a rare public testimony.

John McAfee: Anti-virus creator found dead in prison cell

The software mogul is found dead hours after a Spanish court allowed his extradition to the US on tax charges.

Covid: Push to close gap in vaccine uptake

More walk-in slots will be available as the UK reports 16,135 daily cases, a rise of nearly 5,000.

Queen describes Matt Hancock as 'poor man' at meeting with PM

The monarch made the remarks at her first in-person weekly meeting with the PM since lockdown began.

Germany 2-2 Hungary: Germany to face England in the last 16 at Euro 2020

Germany will face England in the last 16 of Euro 2020 after twice coming from behind to knock battling Hungary out of Euro 20202.

Biden unveils strategy to combat US crime wave

Mr Biden's plan comes as gun sales and homicides have spiked around the country this year.

BBC news for Staffordshire

Princess Anne marks 100 years of Wrens association

A stone is dedicated to mark the centenary of the Association of the Women's Royal Naval Service.

Two-year-old's button battery death sparks warning

Two-year-old Harper-Lee Fanthorpe died in hospital after swallowing batteries from a remote control.

'Always smiling' girl killed in Stoke-on-Trent crash named

Six-year-old Sharlotte Naglis and her father were struck by a car while walking.

Vaccine passports: How can I prove I've had both my Covid jabs?

People who've had both Covid jabs may soon be able to avoid quarantine after travel.

Euro 2020: Why are England players self-isolating?

Two England players are self-isolating after a Scotland player tested positive for Covid.

Covid-19 in the UK: How many coronavirus cases are there in my area?

Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area.

Covid: Ivermectin to be studied as possible treatment in UK

Scientists begin to give the drug to people at home with symptoms to see if it can keep them out of hospital.

Lucas Covolan: Port Vale sign goalkeeper who scored for Torquay in play-off final

Port Vale sign goalkeeper Lucas Covolan, who scored for Torquay in the National League promotion final.

AskTen - Nine things you may not have noticed last week!

1. How to handle tough conversations. Do you need to deliver negative feedback to a colleague, performance manage an employee or relay bad news to a client? The trick to it is all in the timing. READ MORE

2. Sunak plans pensions grab. The Treasury plans a pensions tax raid to help pay for public spending during the Covid pandemic. A trio of changes to how pension contributions are taxed is being considered, including reducing the pensions lifetime allowance from a little above £1m to £800,000 or £900,000, lowering the point above which extra tax charges are applied. “Our job is to keep people out of poverty, not to enrich the middle classes,” said a senior government source. The Daily Telegraph

3. UK traffic exceeds pre-Covid levels. Traffic on British roads is now heavier than before the Covid pandemic due to a reluctance to use public transport and a sharp rise in internet shopping. Weekday traffic has reached 104% of pre-pandemic levels. On weekends traffic is even busier - on Sunday June 6, it reached 113% of the pre-pandemic level. Transport Technology Forum said that vans and trucks account for a greater proportion of journeys than before the pandemic, reflecting the rise in the delivery of shopping. The Evening Standard

4. Thinktank says inflation will hit 4%. The Resolution Foundation says the government should prepare for a jump in inflation this year that will eat into household living standards and force more low-income families into poverty. The thinktank says inflation could rise above 4% in the next few months as the economy opens up and consumers begin to spend some of the savings they have built up. Figures released last week showed the CPI measure of inflation rose to 2.1%. The Guardian

5. Let’s lose sight of the dream job. Not to be a bubble-burster, but what if we told you your dream job doesn't exist? We need to let go of the expectation, or fantasy, that we will find fulfilment through our work. This can put undue pressure on young people, particularly recent graduates, who have grown increasingly "disillusioned" by the concept of a "dream job." There are other ways to establish our self-worth and it's good to give people space and flexibility so they can figure out what it is they want to do, both in and out of work. Your work does not have to define you, many other areas of your life can do that too. This piece of advice is taken from my weekly motivational talks to school year-groups. Editor


6. Exports to EU hit by Brexit. Food and drink exports to the EU almost halved in the first three months of the year, the Food and Drink Federation reports. The group’s data showed that EU sales dropped by 47% compared to the same period in 2020. Covid is likely to have had an impact but the trade body said the decline was largely due to changes in the UK’s trading relationships with the bloc. The government said it was “too early to draw any firm conclusions” on the long-term impact of Brexit. The Independent

7. 4-day week, meet 5-hour day. If we polled a large portion of the working populace on whether they preferred an 8-hour workday or a 5-hour workday, we're confident we could predict the results. But what if we told you a 5-hour workday had some benefits, including productivity? The five-hour days may be a better option to the four-day workweek. The time constraint of the shorter workday forces people to think creatively on how to get jobs done with more efficiency. Not only that, five hours is about the limit we can focus on one task, without our mind and focus waning. Editor

9. House prices hit record high. Asking prices for houses have hit record levels across every part of Great Britain, according to data from Rightmove, a property listings website. The average price of properties coming to market rose by 0.8% month-on-month in June, reaching a third consecutive record of £336,073. However, experts say much of the “pent-up” demand in the market has “now been met” and the “phasing out of stamp duty reliefs has also taken away some of the urgency to move”. The Daily Mail

8. Is working from home a legal right? Should employers be made to prove having staff in the office is essential, with the right to flexible working enshrined in law? Several UK publications reported that ministers were considering creating a legal right to work from home – and while the government has now denied it will legislate on the issue, the idea has grabbed our attention. Have your say in our poll. VOTE HERE

10. The bottom line. A poll by the European Council on Foreign Relations revels that 62% of French people believe the EU’s political system is broken, along with 55% of Germans, 57% of Italians and 52% of Spaniards. 36% of Germans believe it is working, down from more than 50% seven months ago. The Times

Covid Updates for Staffordshire

Click the the latest news on Covid within Wolverhampton https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51768274

The latest BBC Video News clips

Queen describes Health Secretary Matt Hancock as 'poor man'

The Queen made the comments about the health secretary during her first in-person meeting with the PM for more than a year.

Russian jets and ships shadow British warship

BBC defence correspondent Jonathan Beale reports from the deck of HMS Defender in the Black Sea as it was harassed by Russia's military.

Covid vaccine: 'Your vaccine is an evergreen offer'

Dr Nikki Kanani has encouraged everyone to come forward for their vaccine.

Vaccines minister: 'Vaccine hesitancy has halved amongst black and black British people'

Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi says the UK's vaccination programme has passed another key milestone, with more than 60% of the adult population now fully vaccinated.

Motorbike racer hopes to emulate gran and mum's track success

Jamie Hanks-Elliott's grandmother was the first woman on the podium at the Isle of Man TT event.

Wind turbines: How UK wants to become 'Saudi Arabia of wind'

With Britain's offshore wind power capacity growing at speed, we see how huge turbines are installed.

What is different about the new £50 banknote?

A behind-the-scenes look inside a high-security banknote printing plant.

Cricketer hits huge six through his own car window

Asif Ali smashed the boundary - and his car's back window - during a cup match.

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