Can I say this in UK English: just checking to know if you have any news for me?

This is for an email.
The uni people haven't sent me a reply about a specific question. They said that would get back to me as soon as possible but it has been 5 days already waiting.
Update: The lady said that she would ask her colleagues about my question. She hasn't replied in 5 days. Is that the correct way to say it? : Dear x. Just checking to know if you have any news for me about the
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