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Hancock declines to apologise after High Court ruling on coronavirus contracts

Hancock declines to apologise after High Court ruling on coronavirus contracts

Hancock declines to apologise after High Court ruling on coronavirus contracts

21 February 2021

The Health Secretary insisted that legal cases about transparency returns were ‘second order’ to saving lives.


Rail operator launches smartcard to boost sustainability and ease journeys

Rail operator launches smartcard to boost sustainability and ease journeys

Rail operator launches smartcard to boost sustainability and ease journeys

21 February 2021

Passengers travelling on Avanti West Coast services can purchase a ticket online and load it on to a smartcard.


Jo Whiley: Vulnerable sister offered jab after she was fighting for her life

Jo Whiley: Vulnerable sister offered jab after she was fighting for her life

Jo Whiley: Vulnerable sister offered jab after she was fighting for her life

21 February 2021

The broadcaster has expressed frustration that she was offered the vaccine before her sister.


Nearly £100bn in stimulus needed in Budget, says SNP

Nearly £100bn in stimulus needed in Budget, says SNP

Nearly £100bn in stimulus needed in Budget, says SNP

21 February 2021

Ian Blackford said Chancellor Rishi Sunak should avoid a ‘repeat of the Thatcher years’ in the forthcoming Budget.


Covid pandemic has stripped paper off cracks in society – Archbishop

Covid pandemic has stripped paper off cracks in society – Archbishop

Covid pandemic has stripped paper off cracks in society – Archbishop

21 February 2021

The Most Reverend Justin Welby said one of the most pressing issues was a ‘crisis’ in schools.


Brexit red tape on GB sausage imports to NI ramped up

Brexit red tape on GB sausage imports to NI ramped up

Brexit red tape on GB sausage imports to NI ramped up

21 February 2021

Sausages and other chilled meats produced in Great Britain are set to be banned in Northern Ireland from July 1.


Starmer: Labour movement is ‘very patriotic’

Starmer: Labour movement is ‘very patriotic’

Starmer: Labour movement is ‘very patriotic’

21 February 2021

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said he is a ‘values-led person’ but would not say whether he views himself as ‘woke’.


Major disruption in schools could continue until children are jabbed – expert

Major disruption in schools could continue until children are jabbed – expert

Major disruption in schools could continue until children are jabbed – expert

21 February 2021

Professor John Edmunds said the risk of a ‘significant’ resurgence of Covid-19 remains.


Black Lives Matter campaigner teaching Irish dance classes online

Black Lives Matter campaigner teaching Irish dance classes online

Black Lives Matter campaigner teaching Irish dance classes online

21 February 2021

Cuthbert Tura Arutura said there are similarities between the dance of Zimbabwe and sean nos, the oldest in Ireland.


Starmer calls for all pupils to be back in England’s schools on March 8

Starmer calls for all pupils to be back in England’s schools on March 8

Starmer calls for all pupils to be back in England’s schools on March 8

21 February 2021

The Labour leader said extra testing and temporary ‘Nightingale classrooms’ may be needed.


Hancock insists on cautious easing of lockdown restrictions ahead of road map

Hancock insists on cautious easing of lockdown restrictions ahead of road map

Hancock insists on cautious easing of lockdown restrictions ahead of road map

21 February 2021

The Health Secretary said that while ‘all of us understandably want to get back to normal’, it is ‘right to be cautious’.


PM should announce recovery plan for NHS workers – GMB

PM should announce recovery plan for NHS workers – GMB

PM should announce recovery plan for NHS workers – GMB

21 February 2021

A union study revealed the impact of the coronavirus crisis on workers’ mental health.


German Doner Kebab eyes 47 news sites in 2021 amid rapid growth plans

German Doner Kebab eyes 47 news sites in 2021 amid rapid growth plans

German Doner Kebab eyes 47 news sites in 2021 amid rapid growth plans

21 February 2021

The fast-casual chain said it plans to almost double its network of stores to nearly 100 sites, with the expansion plans set to create 1,800 jobs.


British surgeons in children’s heart transplant breakthrough – report

British surgeons in children’s heart transplant breakthrough – report

British surgeons in children’s heart transplant breakthrough – report

21 February 2021

Doctors at the Royal Papworth Hospital have been able to use a ground-breaking machine to make hearts start beating again after they had stopped.


Children put under more pressure due to ‘catch-up’ narrative, psychologists warn

Children put under more pressure due to ‘catch-up’ narrative, psychologists warn

Children put under more pressure due to ‘catch-up’ narrative, psychologists warn

21 February 2021

Pupils should be supported through play if Government decides to extend the amount of time they spend in school, British Psychological Society says.


Police federation calls for greater clarity in future Covid rules

Police federation calls for greater clarity in future Covid rules

Police federation calls for greater clarity in future Covid rules

21 February 2021

Boris Johnson is due to unveil his road map out of lockdown.


Homes in North West will be left behind in energy efficiency drive

Homes in North West will be left behind in energy efficiency drive

Homes in North West will be left behind in energy efficiency drive

21 February 2021

The Government wants the UK’s housing stock to reach better energy efficiency by 2030.


Report: Climate risk to farmers and UK favourites from chocolate to coffee

Report: Climate risk to farmers and UK favourites from chocolate to coffee

Report: Climate risk to farmers and UK favourites from chocolate to coffee

21 February 2021

Government and businesses are being urged to tackle emissions in supply chains.


Cancer death rates to fall, but pandemic ‘likely to affect early diagnosis’

Cancer death rates to fall, but pandemic ‘likely to affect early diagnosis’

Cancer death rates to fall, but pandemic ‘likely to affect early diagnosis’

21 February 2021

Researchers forecast that there will be some 176,000 deaths from 10 major cancers in the UK by the end of the year, with rates falling overall.


Ant and Dec to deliver virtual assembly to schoolchildren about Covid-19 worries

Ant and Dec to deliver virtual assembly to schoolchildren about Covid-19 worries

Ant and Dec to deliver virtual assembly to schoolchildren about Covid-19 worries

21 February 2021

It is part of NSPCC’s Speak Out Stay Safe programme of assemblies, which normally take place in primary schools.


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