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Stormont Assembly set to be recalled to discuss Brexit trade deal

Stormont Assembly set to be recalled to discuss Brexit trade deal

Stormont Assembly set to be recalled to discuss Brexit trade deal

28 December 2020

The Executive agreed the move during a meeting on Monday afternoon.


Daily Covid-19 cases top 40,000 with hospitals ‘at their most vulnerable’

Daily Covid-19 cases top 40,000 with hospitals ‘at their most vulnerable’

Daily Covid-19 cases top 40,000 with hospitals ‘at their most vulnerable’

28 December 2020

The number of coronavirus patients receiving treatment is heading towards the April peak.


Heavy snow leads to travel and weather warnings

Heavy snow leads to travel and weather warnings

Heavy snow leads to travel and weather warnings

28 December 2020

A Met Office yellow warning of snow and ice for parts of England, Wales and Scotland is issued through to Tuesday morning.


Sir Simon Stevens: 2020 has shown best of NHS as workers back in ‘eye of storm’

Sir Simon Stevens: 2020 has shown best of NHS as workers back in ‘eye of storm’

Sir Simon Stevens: 2020 has shown best of NHS as workers back in ‘eye of storm’

28 December 2020

The chief executive of NHS England said that ‘sometimes the worst of circumstances bring out the best in people’.


Erasmus withdrawal described as ‘huge blow’ by Scottish Government

Erasmus withdrawal described as ‘huge blow’ by Scottish Government

Erasmus withdrawal described as ‘huge blow’ by Scottish Government

28 December 2020

Richard Lochhead lamented the decision to leave the student exchange programme which is to be replaced by a worldwide scheme named after Alan Turing.


In Pictures: Frolics in the snow as cold snap hits parts of UK

In Pictures: Frolics in the snow as cold snap hits parts of UK

In Pictures: Frolics in the snow as cold snap hits parts of UK

28 December 2020

There was snowfall is some areas of the country after day of stormy conditions.


Teaching union calls for delay to January school reopening

Teaching union calls for delay to January school reopening

Teaching union calls for delay to January school reopening

28 December 2020

Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove said the Government hopes the staggered approach will go ahead in the new year as planned.


Uplifting moments from the LGBTQ+ community in 2020

Uplifting moments from the LGBTQ+ community in 2020

Uplifting moments from the LGBTQ+ community in 2020

28 December 2020

From virtual Pride events to same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland, 2020 had many moments to celebrate for the LGBTQ+ community.


EU ambassadors give green light to post-Brexit trade deal

EU ambassadors give green light to post-Brexit trade deal

EU ambassadors give green light to post-Brexit trade deal

28 December 2020

Ambassadors unanimously approve the provisional implementation of the agreement from January 1.


St Thomas Becket: Archbishop hails ‘model’ saint 850 years after his murder

St Thomas Becket: Archbishop hails ‘model’ saint 850 years after his murder

St Thomas Becket: Archbishop hails ‘model’ saint 850 years after his murder

28 December 2020

The saint was cut down by knights loyal to King Henry II in an assassination that shook medieval England.


Jon Boutcher urges ‘extreme caution’ over closing down Troubles investigations

Jon Boutcher urges ‘extreme caution’ over closing down Troubles investigations

Jon Boutcher urges ‘extreme caution’ over closing down Troubles investigations

28 December 2020

The senior officer led an investigation into the activities of the army’s top agent within the IRA, codenamed Stakeknife.


Archives – Republican non-violence key ask for unionists ahead of new peace bid

Archives – Republican non-violence key ask for unionists ahead of new peace bid

Archives – Republican non-violence key ask for unionists ahead of new peace bid

28 December 2020

The IRA had called off its 17-month ceasefire in February 1996 with the London Docklands bombing which killed two and badly injured others.


Emergency lorry park agreed in case of Brexit disruption at Cairnryan

Emergency lorry park agreed in case of Brexit disruption at Cairnryan

Emergency lorry park agreed in case of Brexit disruption at Cairnryan

28 December 2020

The Scottish Government has signed a lease for Castle Kennedy airfield in Stranraer from January 1 as part of Operation Overflow.


Funding package for fishing coming very soon after Brexit deal agreed – Gove

Funding package for fishing coming very soon after Brexit deal agreed – Gove

Funding package for fishing coming very soon after Brexit deal agreed – Gove

28 December 2020

The Cabinet Office Minister said it would help the sector take ‘full advantage’ of the UK being out of the European Union.


Snow causes disruption across parts of UK

Snow causes disruption across parts of UK

Snow causes disruption across parts of UK

28 December 2020

A cold snap has arrived for parts of the country following days of stormy conditions.


No herd immunity through vaccine programme before summer, Sage scientist warns

No herd immunity through vaccine programme before summer, Sage scientist warns

No herd immunity through vaccine programme before summer, Sage scientist warns

28 December 2020

Hospitals in the South face a rise in pressure as the number of coronavirus patients receiving treatment heads towards the April peak.


Rules meant police officer was paid even after he admitted killing secret lover

Rules meant police officer was paid even after he admitted killing secret lover

Rules meant police officer was paid even after he admitted killing secret lover

28 December 2020

Timothy Brehmer was jailed for manslaughter.


More children and young people admitted to hospital for eating disorders

More children and young people admitted to hospital for eating disorders

More children and young people admitted to hospital for eating disorders

28 December 2020

Hospital admissions for anorexia rose 9% between 2018/19 and 2019/20 while bulimia rose 15%.


EU free trade deal is good for UK’s fishermen, Michael Gove claims

EU free trade deal is good for UK’s fishermen, Michael Gove claims

EU free trade deal is good for UK’s fishermen, Michael Gove claims

28 December 2020

The Cabinet Office minister rejected claims fishermen will be worse off as a result of the settlement with Brussels.


Gove hopes staggered school return will go ahead as planned

Gove hopes staggered school return will go ahead as planned

Gove hopes staggered school return will go ahead as planned

28 December 2020

Downing Street and the Department for Education are due to discuss the issue on Monday.


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