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Face masks at Edinburgh school ‘request, not obligation’, council says

Face masks at Edinburgh school ‘request, not obligation’, council says

Face masks at Edinburgh school ‘request, not obligation’, council says

24 August 2020

James Gillespie’s High School announced the move last week with Millburn Academy and Grantown Grammar School in the Highlands following suit.


Union urges investigators to release initial findings on fatal crane collapse

Union urges investigators to release initial findings on fatal crane collapse

Union urges investigators to release initial findings on fatal crane collapse

24 August 2020

June Harvey was killed and four others injured when the 20-metre crane collapsed on a building site.


Face masks may adversely impact attitudes to social distancing – study

Face masks may adversely impact attitudes to social distancing – study

Face masks may adversely impact attitudes to social distancing – study

24 August 2020

Research suggests people would keep a smaller distance from others who wore a mask.


Tesco creates 16,000 permanent jobs as online growth drives hiring spree

Tesco creates 16,000 permanent jobs as online growth drives hiring spree

Tesco creates 16,000 permanent jobs as online growth drives hiring spree

24 August 2020

It said the recruitment drive will include 10,000 roles for pickers, who select items for customer orders, and 3,000 delivery drivers.


Captain Sir Tom Moore to appear on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories

Captain Sir Tom Moore to appear on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories

Captain Sir Tom Moore to appear on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories

24 August 2020

He will discuss his journey from war hero to national inspiration.


Man jailed for life over murder of girlfriend’s ex-partner in ‘cruel’ attack

Man jailed for life over murder of girlfriend’s ex-partner in ‘cruel’ attack

Man jailed for life over murder of girlfriend’s ex-partner in ‘cruel’ attack

24 August 2020

Alex Fitzpatrick was knifed at least 17 times in the neck and chest by Robert Parkins in St Neots, Cambridgeshire.


Fashion designer’s message of joy unveiled on V&A Dundee

Fashion designer’s message of joy unveiled on V&A Dundee

Fashion designer’s message of joy unveiled on V&A Dundee

24 August 2020

The museum reopens on Thursday August 27.


BBC can carry Britain’s voice and values to the world, says outgoing chief

BBC can carry Britain’s voice and values to the world, says outgoing chief

BBC can carry Britain’s voice and values to the world, says outgoing chief

24 August 2020

Lord Tony Hall said the BBC will be a crucial asset to post-Brexit Britain.


Eurostar announces launch date for £40 London to Amsterdam rail service

Eurostar announces launch date for £40 London to Amsterdam rail service

Eurostar announces launch date for £40 London to Amsterdam rail service

24 August 2020

People returning to the UK from the Netherlands currently have to self-isolate for 14 days.


Latest Covid-19 rates in Oldham, Birmingham and other key areas

Latest Covid-19 rates in Oldham, Birmingham and other key areas

Latest Covid-19 rates in Oldham, Birmingham and other key areas

24 August 2020

Numbers are falling in most locations, though Stoke-on-Trent has recorded a rise.


Teachers more likely to get Covid on a coffee break – Harries

Teachers more likely to get Covid on a coffee break – Harries

Teachers more likely to get Covid on a coffee break – Harries

24 August 2020

England’s deputy chief medical officer said cases are more likely to come from staff to staff interactions.


Wetherspoon warns of annual loss as pandemic hits pub trade

Wetherspoon warns of annual loss as pandemic hits pub trade

Wetherspoon warns of annual loss as pandemic hits pub trade

24 August 2020

The pub chain told investors that like-for-like bar and food sales are down 16.9% for the 44 days to August 16.


Deputy chief medical officer calls for ‘fair distribution’ of a Covid-19 vaccine

Deputy chief medical officer calls for ‘fair distribution’ of a Covid-19 vaccine

Deputy chief medical officer calls for ‘fair distribution’ of a Covid-19 vaccine

24 August 2020

‘It is really important that everyone around the world has fair and safe access to vaccine development,’ said Dr Jenny Harries.


Fines ‘last resort’ to enforce return of pupils to schools, minister says

Fines ‘last resort’ to enforce return of pupils to schools, minister says

Fines ‘last resort’ to enforce return of pupils to schools, minister says

24 August 2020

There is a ‘moral imperative’ for children to return to classes, School Standards MInister Nick Gibb said.


Ireland’s housing minister calls for EU Trade Commissioner to quit

Ireland’s housing minister calls for EU Trade Commissioner to quit

Ireland’s housing minister calls for EU Trade Commissioner to quit

24 August 2020

Phil Hogan has been coming under increasing pressure after he attended a controversial golf event.


Husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe fears second court case

Husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe fears second court case

Husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe fears second court case

24 August 2020

The mother-of-one is being held to try and force the UK to settle a decades-old money dispute with Iran, according to a BBC Panorama investigation.


Mike Ashley’s Frasers promises to save jobs after £37m deal for DW Sports assets

Mike Ashley’s Frasers promises to save jobs after £37m deal for DW Sports assets

Mike Ashley’s Frasers promises to save jobs after £37m deal for DW Sports assets

24 August 2020

Around 1,700 jobs were put on the line when DW entered administration.


Last surviving D-Day tank landing craft arrives in Southsea ahead of museum move

Last surviving D-Day tank landing craft arrives in Southsea ahead of museum move

Last surviving D-Day tank landing craft arrives in Southsea ahead of museum move

24 August 2020

Restoration of the vessel was overseen by the National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) and Portsmouth City Council.


What the papers say – August 24

What the papers say – August 24

What the papers say – August 24

24 August 2020

An education plea from the Prime Minister leads many Monday front pages.


How does the Covid-19 vaccine work?

How does the Covid-19 vaccine work?

How does the Covid-19 vaccine work?

24 August 2020

Donald Trump’s administration is considering bypassing normal US regulatory standards, it is reported.


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