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LoveHolidays to refund 44,000 customers for cancelled trips

LoveHolidays to refund 44,000 customers for cancelled trips

LoveHolidays to refund 44,000 customers for cancelled trips

15 December 2020

The Competition and Markets Authority said LoveHolidays has agreed to give out-of-pocket customers their money back in full by next March.


Redundancies soared to record 370,000 in lead-up to second lockdown

Redundancies soared to record 370,000 in lead-up to second lockdown

Redundancies soared to record 370,000 in lead-up to second lockdown

15 December 2020

The number of UK workers on payrolls dropped slightly in November, and has fallen by 819,000 between February and November, official figures show.


David Peckham! Chickens given footballs during bird flu lockdown

David Peckham! Chickens given footballs during bird flu lockdown

David Peckham! Chickens given footballs during bird flu lockdown

15 December 2020

Farmer Phill Crawley said the enrichments help keep the chickens entertained.


Carrie Symonds named Peta’s ‘person of the year’

Carrie Symonds named Peta’s ‘person of the year’

Carrie Symonds named Peta’s ‘person of the year’

15 December 2020

The animal rights group described her as ‘a fearless force for good’ in terms of animal welfare.


Sturgeon to outline changes to coronavirus restrictions in Scotland

Sturgeon to outline changes to coronavirus restrictions in Scotland

Sturgeon to outline changes to coronavirus restrictions in Scotland

15 December 2020

The majority of the population are currently in Level 3 of measures.


England star Grealish due in court for sentencing after lockdown crash

England star Grealish due in court for sentencing after lockdown crash

England star Grealish due in court for sentencing after lockdown crash

15 December 2020

The footballer has admitted careless driving.


What the papers say – December 15

What the papers say – December 15

What the papers say – December 15

15 December 2020

The latest downturn in the fight against the pandemic leads most of the nation’s papers.


It could take a year to vaccinate UK population against Covid-19 – experts

It could take a year to vaccinate UK population against Covid-19 – experts

It could take a year to vaccinate UK population against Covid-19 – experts

15 December 2020

Authors say that if 80% of people have the jab ‘there would finally be the prospect of a degree of population (herd) immunity’.


UK-EU trade deal talks continue amid reports of progress

UK-EU trade deal talks continue amid reports of progress

UK-EU trade deal talks continue amid reports of progress

15 December 2020

Negotiations between the two sides were extended on Sunday after Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen agreed to continue the process.


Fears over easing of coronavirus rules at Christmas as London calls last orders

Fears over easing of coronavirus rules at Christmas as London calls last orders

Fears over easing of coronavirus rules at Christmas as London calls last orders

15 December 2020

Dr David Nabarro of the World Health Organisation said the price of a relaxation ‘could well be very high’.


Woman and girl found dead in Hounslow

Woman and girl found dead in Hounslow

Woman and girl found dead in Hounslow

14 December 2020

The 25-year-old woman and two-year-old girl were related to each other.


‘Left in the lurch’: Restaurant owner speaks about impact of Tier 3 in London

‘Left in the lurch’: Restaurant owner speaks about impact of Tier 3 in London

‘Left in the lurch’: Restaurant owner speaks about impact of Tier 3 in London

14 December 2020

Andy Jones, who owns Jones & Sons restaurant in east London, said a week’s worth of food will be ‘wasted’ due to new restrictions.


Greenwich council told to keep schools open to all pupils or face legal action

Greenwich council told to keep schools open to all pupils or face legal action

Greenwich council told to keep schools open to all pupils or face legal action

14 December 2020

Gavin Williamson issued a temporary continuity direction to the London Borough of Greenwich demanding it withdraw letters advising schools to close.


Rate of coronavirus cases increases across all new Tier 3 areas, data shows

Rate of coronavirus cases increases across all new Tier 3 areas, data shows

Rate of coronavirus cases increases across all new Tier 3 areas, data shows

14 December 2020

Figures also show that the number of Covid-19 hospital admissions in London has risen to the highest level since April.


Wetherspoon to slash beer prices in new Tier 3 areas

Wetherspoon to slash beer prices in new Tier 3 areas

Wetherspoon to slash beer prices in new Tier 3 areas

14 December 2020

Pubs in London and parts of Essex and Hertfordshire will sell real ale at 99p a pint.


Be careful now if you want to visit elderly at Christmas, warns Hancock

Be careful now if you want to visit elderly at Christmas, warns Hancock

Be careful now if you want to visit elderly at Christmas, warns Hancock

14 December 2020

The Health Secretary said it is not about doing the maximum the rules allow, but about taking personal responsibility.


More steps needed to protect young from self-harm on social media – psychiatrist

More steps needed to protect young from self-harm on social media – psychiatrist

More steps needed to protect young from self-harm on social media – psychiatrist

14 December 2020

Decision on Online Harms laws widely welcomed but concerns expressed about approach against self-harm material.


Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

14 December 2020

Of the 315 local areas in England, 222 have seen a rise in case rates.


Midwifery choir launches Christmas single to raise £500,000

Midwifery choir launches Christmas single to raise £500,000

Midwifery choir launches Christmas single to raise £500,000

14 December 2020

The single is raising money for parenting charity Best Beginnings and aims to raise £500,000 – £1 for each baby born since March.


Google outage due to internal technical fault, company says

Google outage due to internal technical fault, company says

Google outage due to internal technical fault, company says

14 December 2020

The tech giant said an ‘internal storage quota issue’ was the cause of the global outage.


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