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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

24 March 2021

More than one in three local areas (36%) have recorded a week-on-week rise in rates.


Boris Johnson warns vaccine trade dispute with EU could cause long-term damage

Boris Johnson warns vaccine trade dispute with EU could cause long-term damage

Boris Johnson warns vaccine trade dispute with EU could cause long-term damage

24 March 2021

The Prime Minister warned against ‘blockades’ as the European Union moved to tighten its vaccine export controls.


Doctors’ union urges Government to tackle ‘unacceptable’ social inequalities

Doctors’ union urges Government to tackle ‘unacceptable’ social inequalities

Doctors’ union urges Government to tackle ‘unacceptable’ social inequalities

24 March 2021

The British Medical Association has published a series of recommendations for ministers.


Government commissioners to oversee running of Liverpool

Government commissioners to oversee running of Liverpool

Government commissioners to oversee running of Liverpool

24 March 2021

A damning inspection report will see the Tory Government in London scrutinise the scandal-hit Labour-stronghold.


NFT: The latest digital investment boom explained

NFT: The latest digital investment boom explained

NFT: The latest digital investment boom explained

24 March 2021

We look at how artists are selling digital assets, including memes and GIFs.


Johnson: Tougher restrictions on cross-Channel travel may be needed ‘very soon’

Johnson: Tougher restrictions on cross-Channel travel may be needed ‘very soon’

Johnson: Tougher restrictions on cross-Channel travel may be needed ‘very soon’

24 March 2021

The Prime Minister said extra curbs on travel from France may be needed due to the prevalence of mutant strains of coronavirus.


Government consults on ‘continued appetite’ for recycling scheme post-Covid

Government consults on ‘continued appetite’ for recycling scheme post-Covid

Government consults on ‘continued appetite’ for recycling scheme post-Covid

24 March 2021

The long-planned deposit return scheme to pay people for recycling drinks bottles and cans has been delayed until late 2024 at the earliest.


Thousands of oysters to be placed in UK harbours to boost water quality

Thousands of oysters to be placed in UK harbours to boost water quality

Thousands of oysters to be placed in UK harbours to boost water quality

24 March 2021

Each ‘ocean superhero’ can filter more than 200 litres of water a day, but native species are close to extinction.


Union flag to be flown on UK Government buildings under new guidance

Union flag to be flown on UK Government buildings under new guidance

Union flag to be flown on UK Government buildings under new guidance

24 March 2021

Ministers said the changes would be a ‘proud reminder of our history and the ties that bind us’.


Government told to end ‘damaging speculation’ on TV licence fee evasion

Government told to end ‘damaging speculation’ on TV licence fee evasion

Government told to end ‘damaging speculation’ on TV licence fee evasion

24 March 2021

The comments came in a report from the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee on the future of public service broadcasting.


Appeal bid to release classified 1975 IRA file rejected, say lawyers

Appeal bid to release classified 1975 IRA file rejected, say lawyers

Appeal bid to release classified 1975 IRA file rejected, say lawyers

24 March 2021

Lawyers representing those bereaved by the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings had mounted a legal challenge.


Teletext Holidays told to pay up for cancelled holidays or face court action

Teletext Holidays told to pay up for cancelled holidays or face court action

Teletext Holidays told to pay up for cancelled holidays or face court action

24 March 2021

The Competition and Markets Authority has demanded customers be refunded for holidays cancelled due to the pandemic.


Patients should get Covid-19 jab before surgery to reduce risk of death – study

Patients should get Covid-19 jab before surgery to reduce risk of death – study

Patients should get Covid-19 jab before surgery to reduce risk of death – study

24 March 2021

Research suggests between 0.6% and 1.6% of patients develop Covid-19 infection after elective surgery.


Salmond to launch legal action against Scotland’s top civil servant

Salmond to launch legal action against Scotland’s top civil servant

Salmond to launch legal action against Scotland’s top civil servant

24 March 2021

The former first minister has also gone to the police over the leak of complaints against him to a Scottish national newspaper.


Dinner with MPs not a bid to ‘access political power’, boss tells Grenfell probe

Dinner with MPs not a bid to ‘access political power’, boss tells Grenfell probe

Dinner with MPs not a bid to ‘access political power’, boss tells Grenfell probe

24 March 2021

Senior staff at Kingspan dined with MPs in the House of Commons in January 2018.


We do not want UK run like a mini-EU, says Prime Minister

We do not want UK run like a mini-EU, says Prime Minister

We do not want UK run like a mini-EU, says Prime Minister

24 March 2021

Boris Johnson also used his appearance in front of senior MPs to criticise the SNP’s push for independence.


What are the plans to reform the asylum system?

What are the plans to reform the asylum system?

What are the plans to reform the asylum system?

24 March 2021

The Government insists the plan will be ‘fair but firm’.


Campaign urges people to get cancer symptoms checked

Campaign urges people to get cancer symptoms checked

Campaign urges people to get cancer symptoms checked

24 March 2021

Cancer Research Wales said the coronavirus pandemic had led to fewer people seeking treatment for the disease.


Babysitter found guilty of murdering ‘normal, happy’ toddler

Babysitter found guilty of murdering ‘normal, happy’ toddler

Babysitter found guilty of murdering ‘normal, happy’ toddler

24 March 2021

Lilly Hanrahan was in the sole care of Sean Sadler when she suffered a fatal collapse on the afternoon of November 19 2017.


Coronavirus vaccine hesitancy could lead to thousands of extra deaths – report

Coronavirus vaccine hesitancy could lead to thousands of extra deaths – report

Coronavirus vaccine hesitancy could lead to thousands of extra deaths – report

24 March 2021

Vaccine hesitancy has the potential to threaten the successful rollout of vaccines globally, according to modelling by Imperial College London.


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