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Britain to be lashed by rain and strong winds as storm moves in from France

Britain to be lashed by rain and strong winds as storm moves in from France

Britain to be lashed by rain and strong winds as storm moves in from France

30 September 2020

The south coast is expected to be hit with gusts of 60-65mph on Friday.


Switching to online university lectures a ‘sensible step’ – Sir Keir Starmer

Switching to online university lectures a ‘sensible step’ – Sir Keir Starmer

Switching to online university lectures a ‘sensible step’ – Sir Keir Starmer

30 September 2020

But the Labour leader has refused to say whether he would back calls for affected students to be given tuition fee refunds.


Home Office staff to have migration and race training after Windrush scandal

Home Office staff to have migration and race training after Windrush scandal

Home Office staff to have migration and race training after Windrush scandal

30 September 2020

Home Secretary Priti Patel said it was an ‘unprecedented programme of change’.


Tory MSP dismissed from chamber after calling Nicola Sturgeon a liar

Tory MSP dismissed from chamber after calling Nicola Sturgeon a liar

Tory MSP dismissed from chamber after calling Nicola Sturgeon a liar

30 September 2020

Oliver Mundell refused to withdraw the remark when asked to do so by the Presiding Officer.


Ban on plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds comes into force

Ban on plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds comes into force

Ban on plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds comes into force

30 September 2020

The ban on the plastic products was delayed due to the challenges coronavirus posed to businesses.


Untrue to say Scottish Government quit common frameworks talks, says minster

Untrue to say Scottish Government quit common frameworks talks, says minster

Untrue to say Scottish Government quit common frameworks talks, says minster

30 September 2020

Scottish Constitution Secretary Mike Russell hit back at a claim made by UK Government minister Paul Scully.


Countries lacking effective track and trace ‘losing sight of the enemy’ – WHO

Countries lacking effective track and trace ‘losing sight of the enemy’ – WHO

Countries lacking effective track and trace ‘losing sight of the enemy’ – WHO

30 September 2020

Dr Michael Ryan, executive director of the agency’s Health Emergencies Programme, made his comments during a webinar hosted by Chatham House.


Eight patients die following Covid-19 outbreak at hospital

Eight patients die following Covid-19 outbreak at hospital

Eight patients die following Covid-19 outbreak at hospital

30 September 2020

Royal Glamorgan Hospital is in Rhondda Cynon Taf – one of the areas of Wales currently subjected to local lockdown restrictions.


Top-earning footballers urged to donate week’s wages to support community clubs

Top-earning footballers urged to donate week’s wages to support community clubs

Top-earning footballers urged to donate week’s wages to support community clubs

30 September 2020

MP Chris Evans proposed the creation of a trust funded by high-earning footballers whose funds would be distributed among struggling clubs.


Pantomime dames lead protest calling for theatre industry support

Pantomime dames lead protest calling for theatre industry support

Pantomime dames lead protest calling for theatre industry support

30 September 2020

Demonstrators marched to Parliament Square in central London.


US contacts considered kidnapping or poisoning Assange, court told

US contacts considered kidnapping or poisoning Assange, court told

US contacts considered kidnapping or poisoning Assange, court told

30 September 2020

The WikiLeaks founder was also bugged in the toilet at the Ecuador embassy, his extradition hearing has heard.


Speaker condemns Johnson’s ‘unsatisfactory’ handling of coronavirus laws

Speaker condemns Johnson’s ‘unsatisfactory’ handling of coronavirus laws

Speaker condemns Johnson’s ‘unsatisfactory’ handling of coronavirus laws

30 September 2020

Boris Johnson will be spared the prospect of a damaging Tory revolt over the way coronavirus rules are introduced but was rebuked by the Speaker.


Checks on agri-food goods will take place between GB and NI, minister confirms

Checks on agri-food goods will take place between GB and NI, minister confirms

Checks on agri-food goods will take place between GB and NI, minister confirms

30 September 2020

Brandon Lewis committed to a ‘slimmed-down Finance Bill’ later this year.


Confusing law-making for North East Covid-19 rules ‘unacceptable’ – lawyer

Confusing law-making for North East Covid-19 rules ‘unacceptable’ – lawyer

Confusing law-making for North East Covid-19 rules ‘unacceptable’ – lawyer

30 September 2020

A Labour council leader and a police boss also expressed frustration at the way the restrictions were handled.


Dozens of birds of prey illegally killed in 2019, RSPB report says

Dozens of birds of prey illegally killed in 2019, RSPB report says

Dozens of birds of prey illegally killed in 2019, RSPB report says

30 September 2020

The charity said there were 85 confirmed incidents of bird of prey persecution last year.


Greenland ice loss ‘on pace to be greater than anything seen in 12,000 years’

Greenland ice loss ‘on pace to be greater than anything seen in 12,000 years’

Greenland ice loss ‘on pace to be greater than anything seen in 12,000 years’

30 September 2020

Researchers say their work highlights the ‘extreme and unusual’ projected Greenland ice sheet losses for the 21st century.


Quarter of jobs at risk at City Pub Group after coronavirus restrictions

Quarter of jobs at risk at City Pub Group after coronavirus restrictions

Quarter of jobs at risk at City Pub Group after coronavirus restrictions

30 September 2020

City Pub Group has 48 pubs and around 1,000 employees.


Delay in 5G rollout will cost UK economy billions, report says

Delay in 5G rollout will cost UK economy billions, report says

Delay in 5G rollout will cost UK economy billions, report says

30 September 2020

A study from the Centre for Policy Studies has called for reforms around planning rules to help speed up the rollout of 5G technology.


Prime Minister’s Covid-19 confusion ‘no surprise’, Starmer tells MPs

Prime Minister’s Covid-19 confusion ‘no surprise’, Starmer tells MPs

Prime Minister’s Covid-19 confusion ‘no surprise’, Starmer tells MPs

30 September 2020

The Labour leader mocked Boris Johnson’s mixed messages over the ban on households mixing in the North East of England during PMQs.


9% rise in number of older people killed on roads

9% rise in number of older people killed on roads

9% rise in number of older people killed on roads

30 September 2020

The number of fatalities of people aged 60 and over increased from 588 in 2018 to 638 in 2019.


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