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Extra measures could be placed on top of Tier 3 restrictions – Vallance

Extra measures could be placed on top of Tier 3 restrictions – Vallance

Extra measures could be placed on top of Tier 3 restrictions – Vallance

16 October 2020

The reproduction number, or R value, of coronavirus transmission across the UK still remains above one.


Key dates in coronavirus lockdown regulations

Key dates in coronavirus lockdown regulations

Key dates in coronavirus lockdown regulations

16 October 2020

The PA news agency looks at some of the key dates relating to coronavirus laws.


PM says UK developing millions of fast turnaround tests

PM says UK developing millions of fast turnaround tests

PM says UK developing millions of fast turnaround tests

16 October 2020

Downing Street has announced that pilots of new testing technologies will begin from next week, across some of the UK’s worst affected regions.


Police investigating Lord Janner went off the boil, child abuse inquiry told

Police investigating Lord Janner went off the boil, child abuse inquiry told

Police investigating Lord Janner went off the boil, child abuse inquiry told

16 October 2020

Allegations against the former Leicestershire MP first emerged publicly in the trial of disgraced care home boss Frank Beck in 1991.


NI leaders issue compliance plea after DUP minister criticises restrictions

NI leaders issue compliance plea after DUP minister criticises restrictions

NI leaders issue compliance plea after DUP minister criticises restrictions

16 October 2020

Agriculture minister Edwin Poots said he had ‘grave reservations’ about the four-week intensification of Covid-19 regulations.


Celtic and Rangers fans urged not to flout lockdown rules for derby clash

Celtic and Rangers fans urged not to flout lockdown rules for derby clash

Celtic and Rangers fans urged not to flout lockdown rules for derby clash

16 October 2020

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Lancashire Police made the plea ahead of the English county going into the highest tier of restrictions.


Man suing betting firm over refusal to pay £1.7m brings bid to resolve case

Man suing betting firm over refusal to pay £1.7m brings bid to resolve case

Man suing betting firm over refusal to pay £1.7m brings bid to resolve case

16 October 2020

Betfred’s lawyers say the bookmaker is not liable to pay because the game contained a ‘defect’.


Teaching union: Secondary schools should close for two-week circuit-breaker

Teaching union: Secondary schools should close for two-week circuit-breaker

Teaching union: Secondary schools should close for two-week circuit-breaker

16 October 2020

The National Education Union says a longer half-term closure could help the Government to ‘get in control of the test, track and trace system’.


West Midlands mayor would ‘not stand in the way’ of tougher Covid restrictions

West Midlands mayor would ‘not stand in the way’ of tougher Covid restrictions

West Midlands mayor would ‘not stand in the way’ of tougher Covid restrictions

16 October 2020

Andy Street said he would demand economic support in advance.


What will the UK-EU relationship be like if it follows the Australia model?

What will the UK-EU relationship be like if it follows the Australia model?

What will the UK-EU relationship be like if it follows the Australia model?

16 October 2020

Australia has been striving for a comprehensive free trade agreement with the EU since July 2018.


Boris Johnson appears to get his coronavirus rules wrong again

Boris Johnson appears to get his coronavirus rules wrong again

Boris Johnson appears to get his coronavirus rules wrong again

16 October 2020

The apparent error came during a televised Downing Street press conference.


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

16 October 2020

Nottingham continues to record the highest rate, followed by Knowsley, Liverpool and Burnley.


Boris Johnson says he will ‘intervene’ if necessary to save lives in North West

Boris Johnson says he will ‘intervene’ if necessary to save lives in North West

Boris Johnson says he will ‘intervene’ if necessary to save lives in North West

16 October 2020

The Prime Minister used a Downing Street press conference to call for Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham to accept Tier 3 regulations.


More than £76m from Culture Recovery Fund given to arts organisations

More than £76m from Culture Recovery Fund given to arts organisations

More than £76m from Culture Recovery Fund given to arts organisations

16 October 2020

The Military Wives Choir, Kneehigh Theatre in Cornwall and Birmingham’s Moseley Folk And Arts Festival will all receive funding.


Loophole over mobile phone use by drivers set to be closed

Loophole over mobile phone use by drivers set to be closed

Loophole over mobile phone use by drivers set to be closed

16 October 2020

The Department for Transport is consulting on updating laws so that phone calls and texting are not the only functions banned when behind the wheel.


Van driver jailed for causing deaths of ‘amazing parents’

Van driver jailed for causing deaths of ‘amazing parents’

Van driver jailed for causing deaths of ‘amazing parents’

16 October 2020

Robert Bateman and his wife Paula died when their Ford Focus crashed head-on into an Iveco Daily van on September 3.


Circuit-breaker needed now in England to halt spread of Covid-19, say experts

Circuit-breaker needed now in England to halt spread of Covid-19, say experts

Circuit-breaker needed now in England to halt spread of Covid-19, say experts

16 October 2020

Scientific research group Independent Sage has set out what it describes as a six-week emergency plan to bring Covid-19 cases down.


Internal Market Bill could ‘destabilise’ devolution, peers warn

Internal Market Bill could ‘destabilise’ devolution, peers warn

Internal Market Bill could ‘destabilise’ devolution, peers warn

16 October 2020

The House of Lords Select Committee has published a report on the proposed legislation.


New ‘Diversity built Britain’ 50p coins will enter circulation next week

New ‘Diversity built Britain’ 50p coins will enter circulation next week

New ‘Diversity built Britain’ 50p coins will enter circulation next week

16 October 2020

The new coins signal the intent to include a wider range of people on coins and notes in the future, according to the Treasury.


Migrating geese counted as they arrive in search of Strangford ‘superfood’

Migrating geese counted as they arrive in search of Strangford ‘superfood’

Migrating geese counted as they arrive in search of Strangford ‘superfood’

16 October 2020

Up to 90% of the world’s population of Canadian Brent geese refuel on the Co Down lough every autumn.


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