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Remdesivir has ‘little or no effect’ on Covid hospital patient mortality: WHO

Remdesivir has ‘little or no effect’ on Covid hospital patient mortality: WHO

Remdesivir has ‘little or no effect’ on Covid hospital patient mortality: WHO

15 October 2020

The drug is one of four being examined under the agency’s ongoing trials.


Twitter hit by widespread outage

Twitter hit by widespread outage

Twitter hit by widespread outage

15 October 2020

Thousands of people from the UK and across the world reported problems with the platform from around 10.30pm on Thursday.


Wedding venue owner faces £10,000 fine after allowing 100 guests at reception

Wedding venue owner faces £10,000 fine after allowing 100 guests at reception

Wedding venue owner faces £10,000 fine after allowing 100 guests at reception

15 October 2020

Bodyworn footage from the Met showed crowds of guests who were not social distancing or taking other steps to prevent transmission of the virus.


Commons to ban the sale of alcohol on site, Speaker announces

Commons to ban the sale of alcohol on site, Speaker announces

Commons to ban the sale of alcohol on site, Speaker announces

15 October 2020

Sir Lindsay Hoyle said the prohibition will apply if ‘food is served or not’.


Ignore politicians who have flouted virus rules, Khan urges Londoners

Ignore politicians who have flouted virus rules, Khan urges Londoners

Ignore politicians who have flouted virus rules, Khan urges Londoners

15 October 2020

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has asked Londoners to ‘do the right thing for our city’.


Pandemic has thrown spotlight on Welsh-UK relations, Mark Drakeford says

Pandemic has thrown spotlight on Welsh-UK relations, Mark Drakeford says

Pandemic has thrown spotlight on Welsh-UK relations, Mark Drakeford says

15 October 2020

Mr Drakeford had kinder words for UK Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, saying he had found it “very easy” to build a relationship with him.


Foster ‘respectfully disagrees’ with doctors’ criticism of new NI restrictions

Foster ‘respectfully disagrees’ with doctors’ criticism of new NI restrictions

Foster ‘respectfully disagrees’ with doctors’ criticism of new NI restrictions

15 October 2020

The First Minister’s comment came after the BMA NI described the measures as ‘too little, too late’.


UK disappointed over ‘unusual’ EU stance on breaking trade deal deadlock

UK disappointed over ‘unusual’ EU stance on breaking trade deal deadlock

UK disappointed over ‘unusual’ EU stance on breaking trade deal deadlock

15 October 2020

Brussels has called on Britain to make the ‘necessary moves’ to ensure an agreement can be reached.


Top US doctor expects ‘more than one’ coronavirus vaccine by end of 2020

Top US doctor expects ‘more than one’ coronavirus vaccine by end of 2020

Top US doctor expects ‘more than one’ coronavirus vaccine by end of 2020

15 October 2020

Dr Anthony Fauci told a virtual summit that the country had ‘not yet seen the worst’ of effects caused by colder winter temperatures.


What are the latest changes to the UK’s travel quarantine list?

What are the latest changes to the UK’s travel quarantine list?

What are the latest changes to the UK’s travel quarantine list?

15 October 2020

Italy, San Marino and Vatican City State are being taken off the Government’s travel corridor list.


Starmer hit by resignations after rebellion among Labour MPs over ‘spy cops’ law

Starmer hit by resignations after rebellion among Labour MPs over ‘spy cops’ law

Starmer hit by resignations after rebellion among Labour MPs over ‘spy cops’ law

15 October 2020

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer had ordered his MPs to abstain on the third reading of the Covert Human Intelligence Sources Bill.


Grenfell chief thought design adviser ‘would not bring anything to project’

Grenfell chief thought design adviser ‘would not bring anything to project’

Grenfell chief thought design adviser ‘would not bring anything to project’

15 October 2020

Ms Williams said the decision not to hire was ‘not at all’ as a result of the costs involved.


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

15 October 2020

Nottingham, Knowsley and Liverpool continue to record the highest rates.


MPs reject attempts to specify in law limits on undercover agents

MPs reject attempts to specify in law limits on undercover agents

MPs reject attempts to specify in law limits on undercover agents

15 October 2020

The limits would have included causing death or bodily harm and violating the ‘sexual integrity’ of a person.


Brexit deal in sight, says Ireland’s foreign affairs minister

Brexit deal in sight, says Ireland’s foreign affairs minister

Brexit deal in sight, says Ireland’s foreign affairs minister

15 October 2020

But Simon Coveney warned that if it took until November to reach agreement, time would be ‘really running out’.


Opioid prescriptions in the UK rose between 2006 and 2017, study suggests

Opioid prescriptions in the UK rose between 2006 and 2017, study suggests

Opioid prescriptions in the UK rose between 2006 and 2017, study suggests

15 October 2020

The research indicates that overall 14.6% of patients with new opioid prescriptions became long-term users starting in their first year.


Government accused of contempt over Covid restrictions for the North

Government accused of contempt over Covid restrictions for the North

Government accused of contempt over Covid restrictions for the North

15 October 2020

A key sticking point is the extra funding that would be made available to Greater Manchester if harsher lockdown measures are imposed.


Italy loses quarantine exemption status

Italy loses quarantine exemption status

Italy loses quarantine exemption status

15 October 2020

Italy, San Marino and Vatican City State have lost their exemptions from the UK’s quarantine requirements for international arrivals.


Macron warning to Johnson over fishing rights amid Brexit talks

Macron warning to Johnson over fishing rights amid Brexit talks

Macron warning to Johnson over fishing rights amid Brexit talks

15 October 2020

The French president says there will be no EU trade deal with the UK unless the ‘right terms’ are agreed.


New London lockdown rules cost restaurant ‘£25,000 in a day’

New London lockdown rules cost restaurant ‘£25,000 in a day’

New London lockdown rules cost restaurant ‘£25,000 in a day’

15 October 2020

Andy Jones, of Jones & Sons, said 540 people who had booked in for Saturday have now cancelled.


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