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Six O'Clock News

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28/08/2022 Pakistan flood appeal

August 28, 2022 17:37 - 15 minutes - 14.3 MB

Pakistan says floods which have hit millions are the result of "a climate catastrophe".

27/08/2022 Government says "not long to wait" for extra energy help

August 27, 2022 17:18 - 15 minutes - 14.3 MB

A senior minister insists options for further support will be "top" of next PM's intray

26/08/2022 Calls for Help as Household Bills Rise

August 26, 2022 17:48 - 29 minutes - 27.4 MB

The energy regulator announces a near-doubling of the price cap for energy bills

24/08/2022 Ukraine Marks Independence Day

August 24, 2022 17:41 - 31 minutes - 28.5 MB

Ukraine marks its Independence Day exactly six months after Russia's invasion began

23/08/2022 Police in Liverpool hunt the killers of a 9-year-old girl

August 23, 2022 17:40 - 30 minutes - 28 MB

Police in Liverpool hunt the killers of a 9-year-old girl, shot dead at her home.

22/08/2022 Predictions suggest inflation could rise again

August 22, 2022 17:44 - 30 minutes - 28.1 MB

New projections about the rate of inflation suggest it could hit 18% in the new year

06/08/2022 12-year-old boy dies after long legal battle

August 06, 2022 17:34 - 15 minutes - 14.3 MB

Doctors withdraw Archie Battersbee's life support, ending a legal battle over his welfare

05/08/2022 Tory Rivals Push Economic Plans

August 05, 2022 17:44 - 30 minutes - 28.2 MB

Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak both insist their rival plans for the economy are best

04/08/2022 Recession Warning as Interest Rates Jump

August 04, 2022 17:37 - 30 minutes - 28.1 MB

The Bank of England forecasts a lengthy recession for the UK as it raises interest rates

03/08/2022 Taiwan Visit Sparks Beijing's Fury

August 03, 2022 17:43 - 30 minutes - 28.3 MB

China warplanes enter Taiwan airspace, after Nancy Pelosi ends her visit to the island

02/08/2022 Truss U-Turns on Pay Plan

August 02, 2022 17:39 - 30 minutes - 28.2 MB

Liz Truss backtracks on her public sector pay plan after a Tory backlash

01/08/2022 Lionesses lift the European Championship trophy

August 01, 2022 17:48 - 30 minutes - 27.6 MB

The victorious England women's football team have lifted the European Championship trophy in front of thousands of fans at a huge celebration in Trafalgar Square.

31/07/2022 England play Germany in Women's Euro final

July 31, 2022 17:40 - 15 minutes - 14.4 MB

The tournament has seen interest in women's football increase, with hopes it'll have a wider impact beyond the competition.

30/07/2022 Three former health secretaries call for urgent blood scandal payments

July 30, 2022 17:26 - 15 minutes - 14.4 MB

Three former health secretaries have urged the government to compensate the victims of the infected blood scandal as soon as possible.

29/07/2022 Compensation for Infected Blood Victims

July 29, 2022 17:42 - 30 minutes - 28.3 MB

Inquiry recommends infected blood victims should get compensation of £100,000 each

28/07/2022 Commonwealth Games Begin in Birmingham

July 28, 2022 17:44 - 30 minutes - 28 MB

Birmingham welcomes thousands of athletes as the Commonwealth Games are set to begin

27/07/2022 More Train Strike Disruption

July 27, 2022 17:42 - 30 minutes - 28.2 MB

Rail passengers suffer another day of travel disruption as thousands of workers strike

26/07/2022 EU Agrees to Cut Gas Use

July 26, 2022 17:49 - 30 minutes - 28.1 MB

EU members agree to reduce gas use by 15 per cent in case Russia halts all supplies

25/07/2022 Report Finds Scottish Cricket Institutionally Racist

July 25, 2022 17:45 - 30 minutes - 28.1 MB

An independent review finds that the governing body of Scottish cricket is institutionally racist, after complaints by two former players

24/07/2022 Port Disruption Continues

July 24, 2022 17:42 - 15 minutes - 14.4 MB

Travellers and lorries have faced waits of up to 21 hours to reach the Eurotunnel in Kent

23/07/2022 WHO Declares Highest Alert Over Outbreak

July 23, 2022 17:35 - 15 minutes - 14.6 MB

The monkeypox outbreak has been declared a global health emergency by the WHO.

22/07/2022 Russia and Ukraine Sign Grain Deal

July 22, 2022 17:37 - 30 minutes - 28.1 MB

Russia and Ukraine sign a deal to unblock grain exports, which may ease the food crisis

21/07/2022 Truss Criticises Tory Economic Record

July 21, 2022 17:41 - 30 minutes - 28 MB

Liz Truss claims the economic policies of the past twenty years have not delivered growth

20/07/2022 Truss and Sunak Reach Final Two

July 20, 2022 17:38 - 30 minutes - 27.9 MB

Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak reach final two in the contest to become prime minister

19/07/2022 UK Temperatures Hit Record High

July 19, 2022 17:39 - 30 minutes - 28 MB

The UK records temperatures of over 40C for the first time

18/07/2022 Britain Swelters in Heatwave

July 18, 2022 17:40 - 30 minutes - 28.1 MB

Britain copes with an intense heatwave, as Wales records its hottest day ever

17/07/2022 Conservative leadership contenders go head-to-head in second TV debate

July 17, 2022 17:21 - 15 minutes - 14.5 MB

The five Conservative leadership contenders go head-to-head in the second TV debate.

16/07/2022 People are being urged not to travel on Monday or Tuesday due to the heatwave.

July 16, 2022 17:39 - 15 minutes - 14.2 MB

The Cabinet Minister who chaired the government's emergency Cobra committee this afternoon has urged people not to travel on Monday or Tuesday due to the heatwave.

15/07/2022 Met Office Issues Extreme Heat Alert

July 15, 2022 17:38 - 30 minutes - 28.1 MB

A national emergency is declared as the Met Office issues an extreme heat alert

14/07/2022 Five candidates remain in the race to become PM

July 14, 2022 17:38 - 30 minutes - 27.7 MB

Five candidates remain in the race to become the next PM. The Attorney General Suella Braverman is the latest to be eliminated from the contest.

13/07/2022 Zahawi, Hunt Out of Leadership Race

July 13, 2022 17:40 - 30 minutes - 28.1 MB

Nadhim Zahawi and Jeremy Hunt are eliminated from the Conservative leadership contest

12/07/2022 Eight Tories Still in Leadership Race

July 12, 2022 17:47 - 30 minutes - 28 MB

Eight Conservative MPs are through to the first round of voting in the party's leadership election as Sajid Javid withdraws

11/07/2022 Conservatives Setting Leadership Timetable

July 11, 2022 17:39 - 30 minutes - 28.2 MB

Backbench Conservative MPs are meeting to set the rules for the party leadership contest, with eleven candidates putting themselves forward so far

10/07/2022 More MPs Bid for Tory Leadership

July 10, 2022 17:23 - 15 minutes - 14.5 MB

More Conservative MPs have joined the race to succeed Boris Johnson as Prime Minister. And the defending Wimbledon champion, Novak Djokovic, has won the men's singles final.

09/07/2022 Downing Street Criticises Sunak

July 09, 2022 17:24 - 15 minutes - 14.3 MB

Number 10 has criticised Rishi Sunak for his bid to become Conservative party leader. And anti-government protestors in Sri Lanka have stormed the president's official residence.

08/07/2022 Police Clear Starmer of Breaking Covid Rules

July 08, 2022 17:50 - 30 minutes - 28.1 MB

The Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer is cleared by Durham police of breaking lockdown rules

07/07/2022 Boris Johnson Steps Down

July 07, 2022 17:58 - 31 minutes - 28.6 MB

Boris Johnson resigns as Conservative leader after losing the support of his party

06/07/2022 Johnson Says He Won't Step Down as Resignations Pile Up

July 06, 2022 17:43 - 30 minutes - 28.4 MB

Boris Johnson insists he will remain as Prime Minister despite a series of resignations

01/07/2022 Boris Johnson has suspended a Conservative MP who allegedly groped two men.

July 01, 2022 17:34 - 30 minutes - 27.8 MB

Boris Johnson has suspended a Conservative MP who allegedly groped two men.

30/06/2022 Mum, stepdad sentenced for boy's murder

June 30, 2022 17:58 - 30 minutes - 28.1 MB

A mother and stepfather must each serve nearly thirty years in prison for the murder of a five year old boy, Logan Mwangi

29/06/2022 US deploying thousands more troops to Europe

June 29, 2022 17:44 - 30 minutes - 28.1 MB

The US is deploying thousands more troops to Europe, as part of the biggest change to Nato strategy since the end of the Cold War

28/06/2022 Scotland Proposes Referendum Date

June 28, 2022 17:42 - 30 minutes - 28.3 MB

Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, names 19 October 2023 as the date for another referendum on independence

27/06/2022 Ukraine Says Shopping Centre Struck by Russia

June 27, 2022 17:42 - 30 minutes - 28 MB

Ukraine says a Russian missile has hit a crowded shopping centre. Ten people are known to have died but up to a thousand are reported to have been inside

26/06/2022 G7 stresses unity over Ukraine

June 26, 2022 17:19 - 15 minutes - 14.3 MB

Leaders of the G7 advanced economies have put on a united front in support of Ukraine, where Russia is launching a sustained barrage of missile attacks across the country.

25/06/2022 PM says leadership questions are settled

June 25, 2022 17:29 - 15 minutes - 14.3 MB

Boris Johnson has insisted that questions about his leadership are settled -- despite defeats in two by-elections this week.

24/06/2022 US Supreme Court ends right to abortion

June 24, 2022 17:48 - 30 minutes - 28 MB

The US Supreme Court overturns a ruling that gave women the constitutional right to an abortion

20/06/2022 Major train strikes to go ahead

June 20, 2022 17:46 - 30 minutes - 28.4 MB

The biggest train strikes in decades will start tomorrow after talks between rail bosses and unions failed to reach a resolution

19/06/2022 Minister refuses to step in over rail strike.

June 19, 2022 17:43 - 15 minutes - 14.3 MB

Transport Secretary dismisses calls to intervene ahead of Tuesday's rail walkout.

18/06/2022 Unions confirm rail and tube strikes

June 18, 2022 17:29 - 15 minutes - 14.2 MB

Walkouts to cause widespread disruption after talks failed to resolve disputes. Tens of thousands march in London to urge government to do more to tackle rising cost of living.

16/06/2022 PM's ethics adviser explains decision to quit

June 16, 2022 17:48 - 30 minutes - 28.1 MB

A resignation letter sent to the Prime Minister by his ethics adviser has described how he was put in "an impossible and odious position" shortly before he quit