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Europe · London

Kevin Spacey facing four counts of sexual assault against three men

46% Center coverage: 227 sources
The actor Kevin Spacey is facing four counts of sexual assault against three men, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.See the Story
Europe · Kyiv

‘Relentless’: Russia squeezes Ukrainian strongholds in east

54% Center coverage: 39 sources
Ukrainian foreign minister: "We need heavy weapons. The only position where Russia is better than us, it's the amount of heavy weapons they have" Analysts say Russian forces have taken advantage of delays in Western arms shipments to step up their offensive. Russia brought in an additional 10-12 battalion tactical groups to the zone, military analyst says.See the Story
Europe · London

Boris Johnson changes ministerial code to remove need to resign over breaches

62% Left coverage: 13 sources
Boris Johnson removes instruction to ministers to "uphold the very highest standards of propriety" The updated foreword came alongside a minimally changed edition of the Ministerial Code. It is the first update since the first edition released under Johnson's premiership in August 2019. Johnson has also watered down the punishment for breaches of the code.See the Story
Europe · Cardiff

COVID-19: Wales set to lift final remaining coronavirus restrictions

34% Center coverage: 6 sources
Wales was the last part of the UK with Covid restrictions still in place. First Minister Mark Drakeford confirmed the ending of the last of Wales' Covid rules, which have been in place in some form since March 2020. Numbers testing positive for Covid have fallen in recent weeks, with the number of hospital patients also declining.See the Story
Europe · London

Rishi Sunak says he will give his £400 energy rebate to charity

80% Left coverage: 5 sources
Chancellor Rishi Sunak and his wife have a combined wealth of around £730m. They are among those who would be eligible for the funds to help with soaring energy bills. Around 772,000 second-home owners are in line for an �800 discount on their energy bills, with wealthy people who have three properties set to receive £1,200.See the Story
Europe

Partygate: Boris Johnson says he will survive as Priti Patel aide resigns over 'toxic culture'

67% Center coverage: 3 sources
PM says he has already given "vintage and exhaustive answers" on partygate. Tory MP Paul Holmes resigned as assistant to Home Secretary Priti Patel. He said he was "shocked and angered" by the revelations in the Sue Gray report. Four Tory MPs have added their voices to demands for Mr Johnson's resignation.See the Story
Europe

Wales to end all Covid regulations as country looks forward to ‘brighter future’

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
The last remaining coronavirus protections in law come to an end on May 30. The requirement to wear a face covering in health and care settings ends. Welsh Government will continue to recommend people take simple steps to protect their health. People encouraged to get vaccinated, use good hygiene, test and self-isolate when you have symptoms.See the Story
Europe · Ukraine

Boris Johnson warns Russia is ‘chewing through ground’ in eastern Ukraine

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
Boris Johnson says Russia is making 'palpable progress' in Donbas region. Warns of dangers of negotiating with 'crocodile' Vladimir Putin. Urges allies to send long-range multiple-launch rocket systems (MLRSs) U.S. reports suggest President Joe Biden is preparing to send MLRSs.See the Story
Telford · Telford

Two cars crash on major Telford road

West Mercia Police was called to Castlefields Way in Telford, where there has been a collision between two vehicles.See the Story

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