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What the papers say – December 27

What the papers say – December 27

What the papers say – December 27

27 December 2020

The Brexit deal and Covid-19 jab latest make headlines.


Oxford vaccine dubbed ‘winning formula’ as variant spreads across the globe

Oxford vaccine dubbed ‘winning formula’ as variant spreads across the globe

Oxford vaccine dubbed ‘winning formula’ as variant spreads across the globe

27 December 2020

Cases of the highly-infectious mutated strain of Covid-19 are said to have been found in UK travellers in Norway, Madeira and Jordan.


Boris Johnson touts ‘big’ changes as Tory Brexiteers scrutinise EU trade deal

Boris Johnson touts ‘big’ changes as Tory Brexiteers scrutinise EU trade deal

Boris Johnson touts ‘big’ changes as Tory Brexiteers scrutinise EU trade deal

26 December 2020

The agreement has been criticised by figures in the fishing industry.


Coastguards warn public to avoid touching dead whales after stranding

Coastguards warn public to avoid touching dead whales after stranding

Coastguards warn public to avoid touching dead whales after stranding

26 December 2020

A pod of 10 sperm whales died on Thursday after becoming stranded on a beach on the East Yorkshire coast.


Canada confirms first cases of infectious Covid-19 variant first found in UK

Canada confirms first cases of infectious Covid-19 variant first found in UK

Canada confirms first cases of infectious Covid-19 variant first found in UK

26 December 2020

It comes after cases were confirmed in countries across Europe.


Winds top 80mph as Storm Bella moves in

Winds top 80mph as Storm Bella moves in

Winds top 80mph as Storm Bella moves in

26 December 2020

Two ‘threat to life’ notices have been issued.


Empty streets on Boxing Day as tougher Covid-19 rules imposed across UK

Empty streets on Boxing Day as tougher Covid-19 rules imposed across UK

Empty streets on Boxing Day as tougher Covid-19 rules imposed across UK

26 December 2020

Orders to stay at home meant that sales figures were expected to show a stark decline.


Royal Mail’s first special stamps of 2021 celebrates UK’s National Parks

Royal Mail’s first special stamps of 2021 celebrates UK’s National Parks

Royal Mail’s first special stamps of 2021 celebrates UK’s National Parks

26 December 2020

The stamps mark 70 years since the first National Parks were founded.


Boxing Day sales plummet as city centres left bare on major trading day

Boxing Day sales plummet as city centres left bare on major trading day

Boxing Day sales plummet as city centres left bare on major trading day

26 December 2020

By midday, footfall was down 60% across the UK compared with last year, according to retail experts Springboard.


Post-Brexit Erasmus replacement will cost more than £100 million next year

Post-Brexit Erasmus replacement will cost more than £100 million next year

Post-Brexit Erasmus replacement will cost more than £100 million next year

26 December 2020

The UK will no longer participate in the European Union scheme but will now create the homegrown Turing scheme.


Former MI6 agent turned Soviet spy George Blake dies

Former MI6 agent turned Soviet spy George Blake dies

Former MI6 agent turned Soviet spy George Blake dies

26 December 2020

Russian media reported the former British agent’s death at the age of 98.


Government accused of ‘selling out’ fishing industry over Brexit deal

Government accused of ‘selling out’ fishing industry over Brexit deal

Government accused of ‘selling out’ fishing industry over Brexit deal

26 December 2020

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon criticised the agreement on fishing in the draft trade agreement.


Christmas Day ‘a write off’ for families forced to flee rising flood waters

Christmas Day ‘a write off’ for families forced to flee rising flood waters

Christmas Day ‘a write off’ for families forced to flee rising flood waters

26 December 2020

One family spent December 25 moving furniture, before evacuating to a nearby hotel for the night.


Tory Eurosceptics examine Brexit trade deal with EU after PM’s plea

Tory Eurosceptics examine Brexit trade deal with EU after PM’s plea

Tory Eurosceptics examine Brexit trade deal with EU after PM’s plea

26 December 2020

The 1,246-page agreement document was published on Boxing Day morning.


Brexit negotiator defends fishing stance after criticism

Brexit negotiator defends fishing stance after criticism

Brexit negotiator defends fishing stance after criticism

26 December 2020

The Prime Minister has been accused of ‘bottling it’ over fishing rights.


Charity thanks volunteers five years on from Boxing Day floods

Charity thanks volunteers five years on from Boxing Day floods

Charity thanks volunteers five years on from Boxing Day floods

26 December 2020

Slow The Flow has worked on a number of natural flood management projects in the Calder Valley after towns in the area were flooded in 2015.


Congestion eases at UK border but hauliers warn ‘it’s not over yet’

Congestion eases at UK border but hauliers warn ‘it’s not over yet’

Congestion eases at UK border but hauliers warn ‘it’s not over yet’

26 December 2020

Traffic flow is improving at the Port of Dover but more vehicles who held off leaving over Christmas are now expected to join the queue.


What does the Brexit deal mean for me?

What does the Brexit deal mean for me?

What does the Brexit deal mean for me?

26 December 2020

From shopping to travel.


Small-scale Boxing Day hunts go ahead despite coronavirus restrictions

Small-scale Boxing Day hunts go ahead despite coronavirus restrictions

Small-scale Boxing Day hunts go ahead despite coronavirus restrictions

26 December 2020

Labour hit out at the Government for allowing hunts to go ahead.


‘Is this ever going to end?’: Medic reflects on hectic year fighting pandemic

‘Is this ever going to end?’: Medic reflects on hectic year fighting pandemic

‘Is this ever going to end?’: Medic reflects on hectic year fighting pandemic

26 December 2020

Dr Zahid Chauhan said it was a ‘privilege’ to work on the Covid-19 response – but that it had been a tough year for his mental health.


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