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Schoolchildren across England 'on strike' over climate

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Children across England have gone on strike as part of a global campaign calling for action over climate change.

Pupils walked out of school to call on the government to declare an emergency and to take active steps to tackle the problem.

Thousands of pupils gathered in more than 60 towns and cities, according to organisers Youth Strike 4 Climate.

A Downing Street spokeswoman said while it was important for young people to engage with issues such as climate change, the disruption to planned lesson time was damaging for pupils.

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Missing fishermen: £20k raised for families

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Candlelit vigils are held in Devon for two missing men after a fishing vessel sank off Sussex.

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Covid: Gyms and all shops to reopen after English lockdown

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The PM is due to unveil the latest Covid plans on Monday, including mass testing for all tier three areas.

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Free rail travel for domestic abuse victims extended

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Train companies in Britain will continue to offer tickets to those fleeing domestic abuse until March.

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