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Friday
2nd December 2022

Around the world

Ukraine war: Zelensky aide reveals up to 13,000 war dead

Western casualty estimates suggest about 100,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed or wounded.

Review of Mar-a-Lago papers halted in blow to Trump

The ruling is a win for the US justice department, which is probing Mr Trump over classified documents.

In the UK

Labour hold City of Chester seat in Rishi Sunak's first electoral test

The by-election in the City of Chester was the first since Rishi Sunak took office as prime minister.

Doctors raise safety fears at Birmingham hospitals

Whistleblowers allege they were punished for raising concerns at one of England's worst performing trusts.

Politics

Labour hold City of Chester seat in Rishi Sunak's first electoral test

The by-election in the City of Chester was the first since Rishi Sunak took office as prime minister.

Suella Braverman reappointment sets dangerous precedent - MPs

A Commons committee says there should be "significant" punishments for ministers who break the rules.

Education

Scottish secondary schools to close again as teachers strike

Scottish pupils face more strikes next week as teachers' unions formally reject the latest pay offer.

GCSE pupils to have extra help with exams next year

In mathematics, physics and combined science, students will be provided with supporting material.

Health

Doctors raise safety fears at Birmingham hospitals

Whistleblowers allege they were punished for raising concerns at one of England's worst performing trusts.

Infectious Covid virus can stay on some groceries for days

Scientists did the study for the government to better understand possible exposure to shoppers.

Business

Christmas dinner basics see big price rises

Research for the BBC shows the cost of Christmas dinner staples has risen to more than £30.

BP 'stands to receive blood money’ from Ukraine war

A presidential adviser says the oil giant is could still receive profits from its stake in Russia's Rosneft.

Science

Nature-based farming-subsidies scheme given green light

A post-Brexit green subsidy scheme is going ahead - but there is no clarity on what farmers will be paid.

Batteries linked to hundreds of waste fires

Batteries thrown into household rubbish bins cause about 700 fires a year in waste facilities, a survey suggests.

Technology

Elon Musk's Starlink to help strengthen internet in remote UK places

World’s richest man’s company is involved in a trial to get isolated areas of the UK connected to the internet.

Ex-FTX boss Bankman-Fried: 'I didn't try to commit fraud'

Sam Bankman-Fried says he has almost no money left after the collapse of the crypto exchange.

Entertainment

Jeanne Dielman: Film directed by woman picked as best ever

Chantal Akerman's film Jeanne Dielman, released in 1975, is considered a seminal feminist work.

Stephen Sondheim: Live recording of Phinney's Rainbow found on bookshelf

A CD recording of live show which fell between shelves has been discovered during a tidy-up.