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UK debt hits £2.08 trillion after highest October borrowing on record

UK debt hits £2.08 trillion after highest October borrowing on record

UK debt hits £2.08 trillion after highest October borrowing on record

20 November 2020

The Office for National Statistics said borrowing, excluding state-owned banks, reached £22.3 billion in October.


Retail sales up by 1.2% in October despite local restrictions

Retail sales up by 1.2% in October despite local restrictions

Retail sales up by 1.2% in October despite local restrictions

20 November 2020

Figures show that sales grew for the sixth consecutive month.


Scientists take to TikTok to explain how vaccines work

Scientists take to TikTok to explain how vaccines work

Scientists take to TikTok to explain how vaccines work

20 November 2020

A group led by researchers and clinicians called Team Halo is using TikTok to help ‘reassure’ users of the safety of vaccines.


Man questioned over 1974 Birmingham pub bombings released

Man questioned over 1974 Birmingham pub bombings released

Man questioned over 1974 Birmingham pub bombings released

20 November 2020

West Midlands Police said he was interviewed under caution at a police station in Northern Ireland.


British Gas workers to vote on strikes in pay and conditions dispute

British Gas workers to vote on strikes in pay and conditions dispute

British Gas workers to vote on strikes in pay and conditions dispute

20 November 2020

The GMB union warned that industrial action could be held over Christmas if there is a yes vote.


Priti Patel’s torrid time in the spotlight

Priti Patel’s torrid time in the spotlight

Priti Patel’s torrid time in the spotlight

20 November 2020

Accusations of bullying and difficulties controlling Britain’s borders have dogged the Home Secretary.


What the papers say – November 20

What the papers say – November 20

What the papers say – November 20

20 November 2020

Good news about Covid-19 vaccines leads Friday’s national papers.


‘Outrageous’ year-long wait for Andrew to speak to US authorities, says lawyer

‘Outrageous’ year-long wait for Andrew to speak to US authorities, says lawyer

‘Outrageous’ year-long wait for Andrew to speak to US authorities, says lawyer

20 November 2020

The Duke of York stepped away from public life after his controversial Newsnight interview about his friendship with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.


Toughest coronavirus restrictions in Scotland to be imposed on 11 council areas

Toughest coronavirus restrictions in Scotland to be imposed on 11 council areas

Toughest coronavirus restrictions in Scotland to be imposed on 11 council areas

20 November 2020

Non-essential shops, hospitality, gyms and beauty salons will be among the businesses forced to close in these areas until December 11.


High Court to rule on meaning of Coleen Rooney’s posts about Rebekah Vardy

High Court to rule on meaning of Coleen Rooney’s posts about Rebekah Vardy

High Court to rule on meaning of Coleen Rooney’s posts about Rebekah Vardy

20 November 2020

Mrs Vardy has been accused of leaking ‘false stories’ about Mrs Rooney.


Commercial barges ‘should be part of PM’s green industrial revolution’

Commercial barges ‘should be part of PM’s green industrial revolution’

Commercial barges ‘should be part of PM’s green industrial revolution’

20 November 2020

Commercial barge deliveries from the Humber to Leeds have been restored.


Intruder smashes through London police station counter screen

Intruder smashes through London police station counter screen

Intruder smashes through London police station counter screen

20 November 2020

The building will remain closed overnight.


Sunak considers new public sector pay cap to shore up public finances

Sunak considers new public sector pay cap to shore up public finances

Sunak considers new public sector pay cap to shore up public finances

20 November 2020

Chancellor faces union fury amid reports awards to be held to at or below inflation for 5 million workers.


Covid rates plateauing but restrictions should remain after lockdown – expert

Covid rates plateauing but restrictions should remain after lockdown – expert

Covid rates plateauing but restrictions should remain after lockdown – expert

20 November 2020

Downing Street has suggested families should be able to meet up after a ‘difficult year’.


Labour demands release of full findings of Patel bullying inquiry

Labour demands release of full findings of Patel bullying inquiry

Labour demands release of full findings of Patel bullying inquiry

20 November 2020

Boris Johnson is set to reject demands to sack the Home Secretary even though she reportedly breached the ministerial code.


Free flu vaccine extended to over-50s as NHS battles ‘twin threats’ with Covid-19

Free flu vaccine extended to over-50s as NHS battles ‘twin threats’ with Covid-19

Free flu vaccine extended to over-50s as NHS battles ‘twin threats’ with Covid-19

19 November 2020

Professor Jonathan Van-Tam urged all those eligible, including the new group of 50 to 64-year-olds, to book their appointments as soon as they can.


British man blinded in India with snakebite and Covid

British man blinded in India with snakebite and Covid

British man blinded in India with snakebite and Covid

19 November 2020

Ian Jones was bitten by a black king cobra in an Indian village.


Northern Ireland shuts retail and hospitality for two weeks to curb virus spread

Northern Ireland shuts retail and hospitality for two weeks to curb virus spread

Northern Ireland shuts retail and hospitality for two weeks to curb virus spread

19 November 2020

The country was poised to emerge from a limited circuit-breaker lockdown until the number of infections rose to worrying levels.


Stormont ministers agree to extend hospitality restrictions

Stormont ministers agree to extend hospitality restrictions

Stormont ministers agree to extend hospitality restrictions

19 November 2020

Health Minister Robin Swann warned that more interventions were necessary before the end of this month to curb the spread of coronavirus.


Douglas Stuart: My Booker Prize win means a lot for working-class stories

Douglas Stuart: My Booker Prize win means a lot for working-class stories

Douglas Stuart: My Booker Prize win means a lot for working-class stories

19 November 2020

The Scottish author was announced as the winner of the award on Thursday.


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