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Tesco posts festive sales surge as pandemic costs set to soar to £810m

Tesco posts festive sales surge as pandemic costs set to soar to £810m

Tesco posts festive sales surge as pandemic costs set to soar to £810m

14 January 2021

The supermarket giant is the latest grocer to report positive sales momentum over the Christmas period.


What the papers say – January 14

What the papers say – January 14

What the papers say – January 14

14 January 2021

Britain’s struggle against the rampaging coronavirus and Donald Trump’s impeachment dominate the front pages.


NHS battling against transplant centre closures during pandemic

NHS battling against transplant centre closures during pandemic

NHS battling against transplant centre closures during pandemic

14 January 2021

A number of facilities across the country have had to close while beds are taken up by Covid-19 patients.


New rules for travellers arriving in England delayed until next week

New rules for travellers arriving in England delayed until next week

New rules for travellers arriving in England delayed until next week

14 January 2021

Grant Shapps said the rules requiring travellers to have a negative coronavirus test would now come into effect at 4am on Monday.


High street pharmacies to start vaccines as UK records worst day of Covid deaths

High street pharmacies to start vaccines as UK records worst day of Covid deaths

High street pharmacies to start vaccines as UK records worst day of Covid deaths

14 January 2021

Boots and Superdrug branches are among the six stores across the country able to administer the jabs.


Scottish Government releases vaccination deployment plan

Scottish Government releases vaccination deployment plan

Scottish Government releases vaccination deployment plan

13 January 2021

People will begin to be invited for Covid-19 vaccines towards the end of January.


Weather warnings in place as parts of UK set to be hit with heavy snowfall

Weather warnings in place as parts of UK set to be hit with heavy snowfall

Weather warnings in place as parts of UK set to be hit with heavy snowfall

13 January 2021

Up to 30cm of snow could fall on Wednesday evening and Thursday in Scotland, while northern England could see around 20cm.


Jonathan Van-Tam adds Grand National to his pandemic metaphors

Jonathan Van-Tam adds Grand National to his pandemic metaphors

Jonathan Van-Tam adds Grand National to his pandemic metaphors

13 January 2021

The deputy chief medical officer, known as JVT, is renowned for his use of analogies when discussing the virus.


MPs told public health officials were ‘ready to close’ Parliament pre-Christmas

MPs told public health officials were ‘ready to close’ Parliament pre-Christmas

MPs told public health officials were ‘ready to close’ Parliament pre-Christmas

13 January 2021

Opening the debate, Jacob Rees-Mogg said he was bringing forward the motions to suspend business ‘reluctantly’.


Dodds: Disparity between how online firms and others are taxed must be addressed

Dodds: Disparity between how online firms and others are taxed must be addressed

Dodds: Disparity between how online firms and others are taxed must be addressed

13 January 2021

The shadow chancellor insisted Labour would allow independent financial watchdogs to make an annual assessment on its spending record in power.


Contact tracing app bug fixed, Google says

Contact tracing app bug fixed, Google says

Contact tracing app bug fixed, Google says

13 January 2021

The glitch had seen a ‘loading’ notification appear on Android devices with the app which could not be removed.


Vallance warns of ‘pretty grim period’ after Covid daily deaths record

Vallance warns of ‘pretty grim period’ after Covid daily deaths record

Vallance warns of ‘pretty grim period’ after Covid daily deaths record

13 January 2021

Chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance said ‘we’re in a period of high death numbers’.


Government plans to overhaul bail rules in bid to protect victims

Government plans to overhaul bail rules in bid to protect victims

Government plans to overhaul bail rules in bid to protect victims

13 January 2021

The Home Office has announced the decision after a public consultation.


Rolls-Royce factory workers reach deal after strike action over job cuts

Rolls-Royce factory workers reach deal after strike action over job cuts

Rolls-Royce factory workers reach deal after strike action over job cuts

13 January 2021

Unite said the deal will give the Lancashire plant a new lease of life as a core manufacturing facility.


Buy now, pay later firms facing action despite MPs rejecting regulation proposal

Buy now, pay later firms facing action despite MPs rejecting regulation proposal

Buy now, pay later firms facing action despite MPs rejecting regulation proposal

13 January 2021

Treasury minister John Glen said he ‘stands ready to take swift and proportionate action’.


Johnson insists Brexit ‘teething problems’ can be resolved

Johnson insists Brexit ‘teething problems’ can be resolved

Johnson insists Brexit ‘teething problems’ can be resolved

13 January 2021

The Prime Minister said trade was flowing smoothly between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.


Academic selection test called off in Northern Ireland

Academic selection test called off in Northern Ireland

Academic selection test called off in Northern Ireland

13 January 2021

The assessment run by a private company was due to be held on February 27.


In Video: Abseiling stonemason helps preserve North Yorkshire abbey

In Video: Abseiling stonemason helps preserve North Yorkshire abbey

In Video: Abseiling stonemason helps preserve North Yorkshire abbey

13 January 2021

Not a job for the faint-hearted…


Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

13 January 2021

Knowsley, Liverpool and Sefton – all in Merseyside – have recorded the biggest week-on-week increases.


Care home residents speak of ‘confidence in future’ after getting Covid vaccine

Care home residents speak of ‘confidence in future’ after getting Covid vaccine

Care home residents speak of ‘confidence in future’ after getting Covid vaccine

13 January 2021

Vaccinations of care home residents has been going on for four weeks in Birmingham and Solihull.


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