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Selfridges listed status upgraded as others protected for first time

Selfridges listed status upgraded as others protected for first time

15 December 2020

The iconic department store is among more than 420 buildings added or upgraded on the National Heritage List for England this year.


Vaccinating population to cost Government £12 billion – NAO

Vaccinating population to cost Government £12 billion – NAO

Vaccinating population to cost Government £12 billion – NAO

15 December 2020

The Government has signed deals for five vaccines providing up to 267 million doses.


Region by region: where Covid-19 rates are rising and falling

Region by region: where Covid-19 rates are rising and falling

Region by region: where Covid-19 rates are rising and falling

15 December 2020

Hastings, Gloucester and Northampton are among areas currently in Tier 2 where rates have jumped.


Man found guilty of weapons haul terrorism charge

Man found guilty of weapons haul terrorism charge

Man found guilty of weapons haul terrorism charge

15 December 2020

A jury found Gabrielle Friel, 22, possessed weapons including a crossbow and a machete.


Incel subculture: What is it and how did it develop?

Incel subculture: What is it and how did it develop?

Incel subculture: What is it and how did it develop?

15 December 2020

University of St Andrews academic Tim Wilson believes the Isla Vista killings by Elliot Rodger were the movement’s key moment.


More than a quarter of young women have possible eating disorder – study

More than a quarter of young women have possible eating disorder – study

More than a quarter of young women have possible eating disorder – study

15 December 2020

Deprivation, being obese or overweight, smoking or suffering mental health problems were linked to disordered eating.


Theatres decimated ahead of London’s Tier 3 move, playwright says

Theatres decimated ahead of London’s Tier 3 move, playwright says

Theatres decimated ahead of London’s Tier 3 move, playwright says

15 December 2020

London and parts of Essex and Hertfordshire will be placed under the toughest level of coronavirus restrictions from Wednesday.


Barclays fined £26m over poor treatment of customers in financial difficulty

Barclays fined £26m over poor treatment of customers in financial difficulty

Barclays fined £26m over poor treatment of customers in financial difficulty

15 December 2020

The Financial Conduct Authority imposed the fine and said Barclays has paid over £273 million to at least 1,530,000 customer accounts.


England’s Jack Grealish fined £82,000 after lockdown car crash

England’s Jack Grealish fined £82,000 after lockdown car crash

England’s Jack Grealish fined £82,000 after lockdown car crash

15 December 2020

The footballer, who admitted careless driving, smelled of ‘intoxicating liquor’ after the incident in March, one witness said.


Medical journals warn Christmas easing of Covid-19 rules will ‘cost many lives’

Medical journals warn Christmas easing of Covid-19 rules will ‘cost many lives’

Medical journals warn Christmas easing of Covid-19 rules will ‘cost many lives’

15 December 2020

London mayor Sadiq Khan has also called for a Government rethink.


Greenwich Council backs down on closing schools early after legal threats

Greenwich Council backs down on closing schools early after legal threats

Greenwich Council backs down on closing schools early after legal threats

15 December 2020

The south-east London borough has agreed to withdraw its advice to move to online learning for the end of term amid a surge in Covid-19 cases.


People should not lose sleep over new coronavirus variant – Government adviser

People should not lose sleep over new coronavirus variant – Government adviser

People should not lose sleep over new coronavirus variant – Government adviser

15 December 2020

Professor Calum Semple said he would expect the vaccine to still be effective against the virus.


Cancer survivor who lost her husband to the disease urges people to help charity

Cancer survivor who lost her husband to the disease urges people to help charity

Cancer survivor who lost her husband to the disease urges people to help charity

15 December 2020

Tracey Horsburgh was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 and has since recovered, but her husband, Matt, died of kidney cancer in died in 2018.


Drug deaths rate in Scotland a national disgrace, charity says

Drug deaths rate in Scotland a national disgrace, charity says

Drug deaths rate in Scotland a national disgrace, charity says

15 December 2020

Scotland recorded a drug-death rate more than three times higher than the UK as a whole in 2019.


Prioritise regional links over HS2 – Government advisers

Prioritise regional links over HS2 – Government advisers

Prioritise regional links over HS2 – Government advisers

15 December 2020

The National Infrastructure Commission has recommended that investment should be focused on boosting services across the North and the Midlands.


Watch presented by former US president stolen from antiques dealer

Watch presented by former US president stolen from antiques dealer

Watch presented by former US president stolen from antiques dealer

15 December 2020

The 14-carat gold timepiece was taken from Pierrepont Arcade in Islington, north London, on Saturday by a man who pretended he wanted to buy a vase.


Sheep farming faces ‘man-made’ EU tariff disaster with no-deal Brexit

Sheep farming faces ‘man-made’ EU tariff disaster with no-deal Brexit

Sheep farming faces ‘man-made’ EU tariff disaster with no-deal Brexit

15 December 2020

With a no-deal Brexit on January 1, British lamb would face tariffs of 48%, making it prohibitively expensive to customers in Europe.


Closing schools could see children ‘pay long-term price’, Ofsted chief warns

Closing schools could see children ‘pay long-term price’, Ofsted chief warns

Closing schools could see children ‘pay long-term price’, Ofsted chief warns

15 December 2020

Her comments came as Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has told Greenwich council it could face legal action if it does not keep schools open.


Ian Rankin archive ready for readers to explore at national library

Ian Rankin archive ready for readers to explore at national library

Ian Rankin archive ready for readers to explore at national library

15 December 2020

Mr Rankin donated his archive to the library in Edinburgh in 2019.


Weekly Covid deaths fall for the first time in three months – ONS

Weekly Covid deaths fall for the first time in three months – ONS

Weekly Covid deaths fall for the first time in three months – ONS

15 December 2020

There were 205 fewer deaths involving coronavirus in the week ending December 4 compared with the previous week, new figures show.


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