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Coronavirus restrictions extended in Scotland for another week

Coronavirus restrictions extended in Scotland for another week

Coronavirus restrictions extended in Scotland for another week

21 October 2020

Nicola Sturgeon announced the move during the daily Scottish Government virus briefing.


‘People-powered’ events announced for Coventry as UK City of Culture

‘People-powered’ events announced for Coventry as UK City of Culture

‘People-powered’ events announced for Coventry as UK City of Culture

21 October 2020

Organisers said they were determined the showcase would not end up a ‘digital festival’ because of Covid-19.


It was ‘never appropriate’ to question Lord Janner on abuse claims, inquiry told

It was ‘never appropriate’ to question Lord Janner on abuse claims, inquiry told

It was ‘never appropriate’ to question Lord Janner on abuse claims, inquiry told

21 October 2020

Ex-detective James Wynne, who was part of Operation Magnolia, said police did not have enough evidence to arrest Lord Janner, despite the allegations.


One in 20 people with Covid-19 ‘still suffer symptoms eight weeks later’

One in 20 people with Covid-19 ‘still suffer symptoms eight weeks later’

One in 20 people with Covid-19 ‘still suffer symptoms eight weeks later’

21 October 2020

NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens told a conference of health professionals that long Covid was a ‘real thing’.


Lack of Scottish-UK government talks adding to ‘degree of mistrust’, MPs warn

Lack of Scottish-UK government talks adding to ‘degree of mistrust’, MPs warn

Lack of Scottish-UK government talks adding to ‘degree of mistrust’, MPs warn

21 October 2020

The committee said both administrations need to ‘learn the lessons’ of the pandemic.


Industry groups issue fresh warning over impact of no-deal Brexit

Industry groups issue fresh warning over impact of no-deal Brexit

Industry groups issue fresh warning over impact of no-deal Brexit

21 October 2020

The UK and EU were urged to resume negotiations to avoid the ‘disastrous’ impact on manufacturing.


Lego and lyrics among Ed Sheeran’s personal items donated to charity auction

Lego and lyrics among Ed Sheeran’s personal items donated to charity auction

Lego and lyrics among Ed Sheeran’s personal items donated to charity auction

21 October 2020

David Beckham, Kylie Minogue and Usain Bolt have also donated to the Legacy Auction, organised by children’s charity GeeWizz and the singer’s parents.


What financial support is on offer for Tier 3 regions?

What financial support is on offer for Tier 3 regions?

What financial support is on offer for Tier 3 regions?

21 October 2020

Greater Manchester, South Yorkshire, Lancashire and the Liverpool City Region will all be under Tier 3 restrictions.


Camilla visits Pepper Pot Centre to hear of coronavirus support

Camilla visits Pepper Pot Centre to hear of coronavirus support

Camilla visits Pepper Pot Centre to hear of coronavirus support

21 October 2020

The duchess also video-called pensioners from the day centre during her engagement in west London.


Police chief leading Covid response urged Government to ‘simplify the messaging’

Police chief leading Covid response urged Government to ‘simplify the messaging’

Police chief leading Covid response urged Government to ‘simplify the messaging’

21 October 2020

Assistant Chief Constable Owen Weatherill was giving evidence to MPs on the Home Affairs Select Committee.


Which areas are next in line to be moved up to Tier 3?

Which areas are next in line to be moved up to Tier 3?

Which areas are next in line to be moved up to Tier 3?

21 October 2020

Restrictions in Tier 3 include a ban on households mixing and the closure of pubs and bars which do not serve meals.


Vaccine could be available by end of winter – expert

Vaccine could be available by end of winter – expert

Vaccine could be available by end of winter – expert

21 October 2020

MPs were told that people are going to have to learn to live with the virus ‘forever more’.


Plans to bar EU criminals from UK after Brexit unveiled by ministers

Plans to bar EU criminals from UK after Brexit unveiled by ministers

Plans to bar EU criminals from UK after Brexit unveiled by ministers

21 October 2020

The Home Office said current EU laws mean some foreign criminals are permitted to enter the UK.


TikTok lays out plans to clamp down on hate speech

TikTok lays out plans to clamp down on hate speech

TikTok lays out plans to clamp down on hate speech

21 October 2020

The video-sharing app has revealed efforts to better spot coded language designed to boost hateful ideologies online.


Retailers and hospitality firms set for business rates ‘double whammy’

Retailers and hospitality firms set for business rates ‘double whammy’

Retailers and hospitality firms set for business rates ‘double whammy’

21 October 2020

September’s 0.5% inflation rise means business rates will surge by £159.42 million in England next April.


New stamps to celebrate 50 years of Star Trek

New stamps to celebrate 50 years of Star Trek

New stamps to celebrate 50 years of Star Trek

21 October 2020

Royal Mail boldly releasing set of 18 new stamps from next month.


Devastating impact of virus crisis on pay revealed

Devastating impact of virus crisis on pay revealed

Devastating impact of virus crisis on pay revealed

21 October 2020

The value of wage increases has ‘fallen to the floor’, say analysts.


Footballers fined for claiming to be from same household during pub visit

Footballers fined for claiming to be from same household during pub visit

Footballers fined for claiming to be from same household during pub visit

21 October 2020

Northumbria Police said the players had shown a ‘blatant disregard’ for the coronavirus regulations during their night out in South Tyneside.


Ministers under increased pressure to U-turn on free school meals

Ministers under increased pressure to U-turn on free school meals

Ministers under increased pressure to U-turn on free school meals

21 October 2020

Football star Marcus Rashford and Education Select Committee chairman Robert Halfon urged ministers to rethink.


Business leaders describe ‘pointless’ call with PM and Gove over Brexit

Business leaders describe ‘pointless’ call with PM and Gove over Brexit

Business leaders describe ‘pointless’ call with PM and Gove over Brexit

21 October 2020

The Government said it will support companies to get ready for January 1, when the transition period ends, but business leaders remain sceptical.


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