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Patel rules out new lockdown restrictions ‘today or tomorrow’

Patel rules out new lockdown restrictions ‘today or tomorrow’

Patel rules out new lockdown restrictions ‘today or tomorrow’

14 January 2021

But the Home Secretary did not rule out further restrictions being introduced in the future.


Truss sidesteps Labour demands to release economic impact assessment of EU deal

Truss sidesteps Labour demands to release economic impact assessment of EU deal

Truss sidesteps Labour demands to release economic impact assessment of EU deal

14 January 2021

The International Trade Secretary said her department was not responsible for negotiating the deal.


Heavy snow batters parts of UK and patients urged to rebook Covid vaccinations

Heavy snow batters parts of UK and patients urged to rebook Covid vaccinations

Heavy snow batters parts of UK and patients urged to rebook Covid vaccinations

14 January 2021

Temperatures fell to as low as minus 6.4C (20F) in the Highlands on Thursday morning.


Speaker tells off ministers for ‘political games’ when answering questions

Speaker tells off ministers for ‘political games’ when answering questions

Speaker tells off ministers for ‘political games’ when answering questions

14 January 2021

Sir Lindsay Hoyle criticised all sides.


Patel says people should exercise alone despite rules permitting a companion

Patel says people should exercise alone despite rules permitting a companion

Patel says people should exercise alone despite rules permitting a companion

14 January 2021

The Home Secretary said exercise shouldn’t be used as an excuse for a social meeting.


NI hospitals and schools facing food shortages in ‘major crisis’ – minister

NI hospitals and schools facing food shortages in ‘major crisis’ – minister

NI hospitals and schools facing food shortages in ‘major crisis’ – minister

14 January 2021

Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots said the region was facing a ‘major crisis’ over supply chains.


Unions welcome moves to disqualify former Carillion directors

Unions welcome moves to disqualify former Carillion directors

Unions welcome moves to disqualify former Carillion directors

14 January 2021

Unite has called for legal action, ahead of the third anniversary of the engineering giant’s collapse.


2020 among top three hottest years on record, scientists say

2020 among top three hottest years on record, scientists say

2020 among top three hottest years on record, scientists say

14 January 2021

Data, including from UK-based academics, found temperatures globally were almost 1.3C above pre-industrial levels.


Record numbers waiting to start hospital treatment, new figures show

Record numbers waiting to start hospital treatment, new figures show

Record numbers waiting to start hospital treatment, new figures show

14 January 2021

Some 4.46 million people were waiting to start hospital treatment in England at the end of November 2020, the highest number since records began


Body temperature scanners ‘unreliable for detecting Covid-19’

Body temperature scanners ‘unreliable for detecting Covid-19’

Body temperature scanners ‘unreliable for detecting Covid-19’

14 January 2021

Scientists found that readings from a person’s fingertip and eye provide a more reliable reading to help identify those with a fever.


Pharmacies begin delivering their first vaccine doses

Pharmacies begin delivering their first vaccine doses

Pharmacies begin delivering their first vaccine doses

14 January 2021

Six pharmacies in England have been chosen to join the roll-out, with 200 set to be able to deliver jabs by the end of the month.


Construction staff call for pause in work amid soaring coronavirus cases

Construction staff call for pause in work amid soaring coronavirus cases

Construction staff call for pause in work amid soaring coronavirus cases

14 January 2021

‘Construction are rolling the dice every day they’re on site,’ said one sales worker.


Camilla picks final instalment of Mantel’s Wolf Hall trilogy for book club

Camilla picks final instalment of Mantel’s Wolf Hall trilogy for book club

Camilla picks final instalment of Mantel’s Wolf Hall trilogy for book club

14 January 2021

Mantel is one of Britain’s most famous living authors and the first woman to win the Booker Prize twice .


Boohoo sales soar in lockdown as it claims ‘progress’ after supply chain scandal

Boohoo sales soar in lockdown as it claims ‘progress’ after supply chain scandal

Boohoo sales soar in lockdown as it claims ‘progress’ after supply chain scandal

14 January 2021

The fashion retailer said revenues rose 40% to £660.8 million on the back of strong Christmas and Black Friday sales.


Tower of London mourns ruler of the roost ‘queen’ raven Merlina

Tower of London mourns ruler of the roost ‘queen’ raven Merlina

Tower of London mourns ruler of the roost ‘queen’ raven Merlina

14 January 2021

She has not been seen at the famous attraction for several weeks.


Some parts of England seeing plateau in cases – Neil Ferguson

Some parts of England seeing plateau in cases – Neil Ferguson

Some parts of England seeing plateau in cases – Neil Ferguson

14 January 2021

London in particular is seeing a drop in the number of positive coronavirus tests, alongside some parts of the South East and the east of England.


Norwegian cuts 1,100 jobs at Gatwick as it axes long-haul flights

Norwegian cuts 1,100 jobs at Gatwick as it axes long-haul flights

Norwegian cuts 1,100 jobs at Gatwick as it axes long-haul flights

14 January 2021

The airline said it will operate a ‘simplified business structure’ after being badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic.


Instagram project sharing stories of frontline workers hailed as ‘therapeutic’

Instagram project sharing stories of frontline workers hailed as ‘therapeutic’

Instagram project sharing stories of frontline workers hailed as ‘therapeutic’

14 January 2021

The Humans of Covid-19 project is aiming to document the experiences of frontline workers during the pandemic.


Flights from Brazil could be banned over new Covid strain

Flights from Brazil could be banned over new Covid strain

Flights from Brazil could be banned over new Covid strain

14 January 2021

The measure is expected to be considered at an afternoon meeting of the Government’s key ‘Covid-O’ committee which oversees restrictions.


Mother appeals for cash to fund fight for brain-damaged daughter’s treatment

Mother appeals for cash to fund fight for brain-damaged daughter’s treatment

Mother appeals for cash to fund fight for brain-damaged daughter’s treatment

14 January 2021

Paula Parfitt raises £4,000 in 18 hours after saying she needs £100 000 to challenge ruling that five-year-old Pippa Knight should be allowed to die


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