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Nightingale hospitals in north of England asked to ‘mobilise’

Nightingale hospitals in north of England asked to ‘mobilise’

Nightingale hospitals in north of England asked to ‘mobilise’

12 October 2020

Seven Nightingale hospitals were built in locations in England to create surge capacity as a response to the coronavirus pandemic.


Experts say Covid-19 ‘thrives’ on people being in close contact in closed spaces

Experts say Covid-19 ‘thrives’ on people being in close contact in closed spaces

Experts say Covid-19 ‘thrives’ on people being in close contact in closed spaces

12 October 2020

Experts say the data on how the virus spreads is well known, as local leaders call for data on transmission in hospitality settings.


Retail sales jump as people start early Christmas shopping

Retail sales jump as people start early Christmas shopping

Retail sales jump as people start early Christmas shopping

12 October 2020

The latest BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor showed that total sales increased by 5.6% in September.


DUP MP questions need for NI-wide lockdown

DUP MP questions need for NI-wide lockdown

DUP MP questions need for NI-wide lockdown

12 October 2020

Executive ministers are set to bring forward their weekly meeting to discuss whether new restrictions are needed to stem rising infection rates.


Inquiry hears alleged Lord Janner victims felt they ‘would not be believed’

Inquiry hears alleged Lord Janner victims felt they ‘would not be believed’

Inquiry hears alleged Lord Janner victims felt they ‘would not be believed’

12 October 2020

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse is looking at historic allegations against the former Labour MP, who died awaiting trial in 2015.


Night-time industry launches legal challenge over local lockdown

Night-time industry launches legal challenge over local lockdown

Night-time industry launches legal challenge over local lockdown

12 October 2020

The Night Time Industries Association said the measures could have a ‘catastrophic impact’ on late-night businesses.


Bank of England asks lenders if they are ready for negative interest rates

Bank of England asks lenders if they are ready for negative interest rates

Bank of England asks lenders if they are ready for negative interest rates

12 October 2020

Deputy governor Sam Woods has written to banks asking for details on how they would cope, although no decision on rates has been made, he said.


Covid-19: Pressure is building on NHS hospitals, government experts warn

Covid-19: Pressure is building on NHS hospitals, government experts warn

Covid-19: Pressure is building on NHS hospitals, government experts warn

12 October 2020

England’s deputy chief medical officer, Professor Jonathan Van-tam , said the virus is passing from younger age groups to older age groups.


Businesswoman Amanda Staveley ‘cuts £1.6bn Barclays damages claim’

Businesswoman Amanda Staveley ‘cuts £1.6bn Barclays damages claim’

Businesswoman Amanda Staveley ‘cuts £1.6bn Barclays damages claim’

12 October 2020

A judge overseeing the fight has heard that the claim is now for a maximum of £771 million.


Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell settles High Court phone-hacking claim

Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell settles High Court phone-hacking claim

Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell settles High Court phone-hacking claim

12 October 2020

The 55-year-old, who plays mechanic Kevin Webster in the soap, took legal action against News of the World publisher News Group Newspapers.


Culture Secretary admits Government ballet dancer ad is ‘crass’

Culture Secretary admits Government ballet dancer ad is ‘crass’

Culture Secretary admits Government ballet dancer ad is ‘crass’

12 October 2020

The advert suggests a young ballet dancer could ‘reboot’ her career by moving in to cyber security, prompting complaints online.


Pay gap between ethnic minority and white employees ‘at lowest level since 2012’

Pay gap between ethnic minority and white employees ‘at lowest level since 2012’

Pay gap between ethnic minority and white employees ‘at lowest level since 2012’

12 October 2020

There was a 2.3% gap in earnings between white and ethnic minority employees in England and Wales in 2019, official figures show.


Margaret Ferrier: I was hung out to dry after scripted apology

Margaret Ferrier: I was hung out to dry after scripted apology

Margaret Ferrier: I was hung out to dry after scripted apology

12 October 2020

The Rutherglen and Hamilton West MP said she was suspended from the SNP when the situation ‘escalated’ after her public statement.


Ian Hislop ‘occasionally worries’ about sack from Have I Got News For You

Ian Hislop ‘occasionally worries’ about sack from Have I Got News For You

Ian Hislop ‘occasionally worries’ about sack from Have I Got News For You

12 October 2020

The Private Eye editor said he does not worry about critics of the BBC show who think they are ‘Momentum-inspired, lefty lunatics’.


North braced for tough new coronavirus controls as infections soar

North braced for tough new coronavirus controls as infections soar

North braced for tough new coronavirus controls as infections soar

12 October 2020

Boris Johnson will set out a three-tier system of restrictions for England in a statement to MPs.


Cambridge University releases online game to help people spot fake Covid-19 news

Cambridge University releases online game to help people spot fake Covid-19 news

Cambridge University releases online game to help people spot fake Covid-19 news

12 October 2020

Go Viral! aims to give people a taste of the techniques used to spread fake news on social media so they can better identify – and disregard – it.


Winter pressures and Covid surge ‘causing concern’ for NHS staff

Winter pressures and Covid surge ‘causing concern’ for NHS staff

Winter pressures and Covid surge ‘causing concern’ for NHS staff

12 October 2020

A spike of Covid-19 cases is predicted to hit the UK, with concerns that seasonal pressures could make this worse.


Tractor protest planned as MPs prepare to vote on food standards in trade deals

Tractor protest planned as MPs prepare to vote on food standards in trade deals

Tractor protest planned as MPs prepare to vote on food standards in trade deals

12 October 2020

Farmers want the Agriculture Bill to block the import of foodstuffs produced abroad in lower welfare conditions.


Probe launched into claims of blanket ‘Do not resuscitate’ orders

Probe launched into claims of blanket ‘Do not resuscitate’ orders

Probe launched into claims of blanket ‘Do not resuscitate’ orders

12 October 2020

The Care Quality Commission said it is proceeding with a review ‘at pace’.


Heathrow passenger numbers down 81% in September

Heathrow passenger numbers down 81% in September

Heathrow passenger numbers down 81% in September

12 October 2020

Just 1.2 million people travelled through the west London airport last month.


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