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Government faces Commons showdown as MPs set to vote on 10pm curfew restrictions

Government faces Commons showdown as MPs set to vote on 10pm curfew restrictions

Government faces Commons showdown as MPs set to vote on 10pm curfew restrictions

08 October 2020

MPs will debate the measures next Tuesday.


Dominic Chappell evaded tax on income from buying failed BHS, court told

Dominic Chappell evaded tax on income from buying failed BHS, court told

Dominic Chappell evaded tax on income from buying failed BHS, court told

08 October 2020

Chappell denies three charges of cheating the public revenue related to his bankrupt finance company Swiss Rock Limited.


Covid-19 killing more than flu and pneumonia combined

Covid-19 killing more than flu and pneumonia combined

Covid-19 killing more than flu and pneumonia combined

08 October 2020

More than 48,000 deaths were attributed to Covid-19 between January and August, according to the ONS.


Schools could be sent ‘over the edge’ after spending thousands on Covid costs

Schools could be sent ‘over the edge’ after spending thousands on Covid costs

Schools could be sent ‘over the edge’ after spending thousands on Covid costs

08 October 2020

The Government’s refusal to provide schools with financial support for safety measures this term has been described as ‘baffling’.


Human memory prioritises high-calorie foods, study finds

Human memory prioritises high-calorie foods, study finds

Human memory prioritises high-calorie foods, study finds

08 October 2020

The study found the memory was not affected by whether foods were sweet or savoury.


Boris Johnson tells Ukraine leader UK support for the country is ‘rock solid’

Boris Johnson tells Ukraine leader UK support for the country is ‘rock solid’

Boris Johnson tells Ukraine leader UK support for the country is ‘rock solid’

08 October 2020

Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked the PM for his backing against ‘aggression’ by Russia.


Grieving mother’s plea for BAME stem cell donors

Grieving mother’s plea for BAME stem cell donors

Grieving mother’s plea for BAME stem cell donors

08 October 2020

Blessing Olalemi said: ‘We’ve barely had a moment to grieve for our daughter and now we’re praying for our four-year-old to survive.’


Lorries ‘could back up in Scotland’ due to Brexit paperwork glitch

Lorries ‘could back up in Scotland’ due to Brexit paperwork glitch

Lorries ‘could back up in Scotland’ due to Brexit paperwork glitch

08 October 2020

Regulations around the movement of goods from Great Britain could be introduced following withdrawal from the EU.


NHS Test and Trace records worst week for contact tracing

NHS Test and Trace records worst week for contact tracing

NHS Test and Trace records worst week for contact tracing

08 October 2020

The system is handling more cases of Covid-19 week on week.


Caledonian Sleeper services axed due to further strike action

Caledonian Sleeper services axed due to further strike action

Caledonian Sleeper services axed due to further strike action

08 October 2020

The RMT union claims its efforts to engage with arbitration service Acas had been ‘stonewalled’ by train operator Serco.


Liz Truss claims guaranteeing all UK farming standards in law will disrupt trade

Liz Truss claims guaranteeing all UK farming standards in law will disrupt trade

Liz Truss claims guaranteeing all UK farming standards in law will disrupt trade

08 October 2020

The International Trade Secretary was challenged in the Commons to keep changes made by peers to the Agriculture Bill.


UK regulator requests jurisdiction from Brussels in £31bn O2 tie-up with Virgin

UK regulator requests jurisdiction from Brussels in £31bn O2 tie-up with Virgin

UK regulator requests jurisdiction from Brussels in £31bn O2 tie-up with Virgin

08 October 2020

The CMA wants the power to investigate the deal.


Harry and Meghan plan video call with Malala for International Day of the Girl

Harry and Meghan plan video call with Malala for International Day of the Girl

Harry and Meghan plan video call with Malala for International Day of the Girl

08 October 2020

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will discuss global education with the Nobel Peace Prize winner on Sunday.


Court unable to release all evidence to Alex Salmond inquiry without legal order

Court unable to release all evidence to Alex Salmond inquiry without legal order

Court unable to release all evidence to Alex Salmond inquiry without legal order

08 October 2020

The Holyrood committee probing the Scottish Government’s handling of complaints against the ex-first minister is trying to access documents.


Labour politicians angry about leaked plans to shut northern pubs

Labour politicians angry about leaked plans to shut northern pubs

Labour politicians angry about leaked plans to shut northern pubs

08 October 2020

The story appeared on several national front pages on Thursday, prompting MPs and mayors to ask why there had been no consultation.


In Pictures: Final flight – Heathrow waves goodbye to BA’s Boeing 747s

In Pictures: Final flight – Heathrow waves goodbye to BA’s Boeing 747s

In Pictures: Final flight – Heathrow waves goodbye to BA’s Boeing 747s

08 October 2020

The two double-deckers, also known as a jumbo jet or as the Queen of the Skies, left Heathrow Airport in BA livery for the last time.


Liam Fox loses out in race to become World Trade Organisation chief

Liam Fox loses out in race to become World Trade Organisation chief

Liam Fox loses out in race to become World Trade Organisation chief

08 October 2020

The former Cabinet minister had been the UK Government’s pick for the role.


Number of people waiting over a year for NHS treatment reaches 12-year high

Number of people waiting over a year for NHS treatment reaches 12-year high

Number of people waiting over a year for NHS treatment reaches 12-year high

08 October 2020

The number waiting more than 18 weeks to start hospital treatment also tripled in August compared to the same month last year, NHS England said.


Covid-19 outbreak led to 400m fewer train journeys over just three months

Covid-19 outbreak led to 400m fewer train journeys over just three months

Covid-19 outbreak led to 400m fewer train journeys over just three months

08 October 2020

Just 35 million journeys were made between April and June.


Applications to EU settlement scheme top four million

Applications to EU settlement scheme top four million

Applications to EU settlement scheme top four million

08 October 2020

More than two million people have been granted settled status, allowing them permanent leave to remain.


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