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Virgin Media reveals record 2020 data usage as nation stayed home amid pandemic

Virgin Media reveals record 2020 data usage as nation stayed home amid pandemic

Virgin Media reveals record 2020 data usage as nation stayed home amid pandemic

15 December 2020

The country also watched more TV and spent longer on the phone, according to the firm.


Queen hears about KPMG’s diversity work – despite video call vanishing act

Queen hears about KPMG’s diversity work – despite video call vanishing act

Queen hears about KPMG’s diversity work – despite video call vanishing act

15 December 2020

The connection at Windsor Castle went down for a few moments during a conversation with John McCalla-Leacy, the firm’s first black board member.


Warning over flood risk as wetter conditions forecast in new year

Warning over flood risk as wetter conditions forecast in new year

Warning over flood risk as wetter conditions forecast in new year

15 December 2020

The Environment Agency said it is prepared for dealing with flooding in a Covid-safe way.


Landlords give thumbs-up to Moss Bros restructuring plans

Landlords give thumbs-up to Moss Bros restructuring plans

Landlords give thumbs-up to Moss Bros restructuring plans

15 December 2020

The retailer said more than 80% of its creditors voted in favour of the deal, surpassing the 75% threshold required to pass the move.


Harry and Meghan sign Spotify deal to host and produce podcasts

Harry and Meghan sign Spotify deal to host and produce podcasts

Harry and Meghan sign Spotify deal to host and produce podcasts

15 December 2020

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s new audio production company Archewell Audio has gone into partnership with Spotify.


People from ethnic minority backgrounds ‘less likely to get coronavirus vaccine’

People from ethnic minority backgrounds ‘less likely to get coronavirus vaccine’

People from ethnic minority backgrounds ‘less likely to get coronavirus vaccine’

15 December 2020

Confidence was lowest among respondents of Asian ethnicity, with 55% likely to say yes to a jab.


Ofqual chair Roger Taylor to step down from role after ‘difficult summer’

Ofqual chair Roger Taylor to step down from role after ‘difficult summer’

Ofqual chair Roger Taylor to step down from role after ‘difficult summer’

15 December 2020

It comes after the fiasco around grading of GCSE and A-level students led to a U-turn by the exams regulator.


England star Jack Grealish accompanied by ‘Milk Tray man’ for court arrival

England star Jack Grealish accompanied by ‘Milk Tray man’ for court arrival

England star Jack Grealish accompanied by ‘Milk Tray man’ for court arrival

15 December 2020

The 4×4 he crashed during lockdown appeared to be used as a decoy to distract waiting camera crews.


Christmas virus restrictions under review after new variant cases confirmed

Christmas virus restrictions under review after new variant cases confirmed

Christmas virus restrictions under review after new variant cases confirmed

15 December 2020

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon made the announcement at the Scottish Parliament.


Other means of funding BBC will ‘eventually’ have to be looked at, MPs told

Other means of funding BBC will ‘eventually’ have to be looked at, MPs told

Other means of funding BBC will ‘eventually’ have to be looked at, MPs told

15 December 2020

John Whittingdale told MPs that the licence fee model is guaranteed until 2027.


Outlaw ‘medieval’ virginity testing in the UK, ministers told

Outlaw ‘medieval’ virginity testing in the UK, ministers told

Outlaw ‘medieval’ virginity testing in the UK, ministers told

15 December 2020

Richard Holden said 21 clinics have been identified in the UK and charge between £150 and £300 for the procedure.


Specialist says brain-damaged girl at centre of dispute will not recover

Specialist says brain-damaged girl at centre of dispute will not recover

Specialist says brain-damaged girl at centre of dispute will not recover

15 December 2020

Doctors treating Pippa Knight at the Evelina Children’s Hospital in London say life-support treatment should end. Her mother disagrees


London football ground turns into mass Covid-19 vaccine centre

London football ground turns into mass Covid-19 vaccine centre

London football ground turns into mass Covid-19 vaccine centre

15 December 2020

There are five vaccination stations currently, which will double to 10 from Thursday.


Kate to British America’s Cup crew: We will all be cheering you on

Kate to British America’s Cup crew: We will all be cheering you on

Kate to British America’s Cup crew: We will all be cheering you on

15 December 2020

The Duchess of Cambridge is patron of the sailing team’s official charity, the 1851 Trust.


Online Harms Bill will take decisive action against tech firms – Dowden

Online Harms Bill will take decisive action against tech firms – Dowden

Online Harms Bill will take decisive action against tech firms – Dowden

15 December 2020

The Culture Secretary said proposed new regulation on tech giants would ensure they ‘clean up their act’.


Special advisers earn almost £10m, with Cummings paid six figures

Special advisers earn almost £10m, with Cummings paid six figures

Special advisers earn almost £10m, with Cummings paid six figures

15 December 2020

Dominic Cummings, who is in the process of leaving his Government post, was paid the equivalent of £140,000-£144,999.


Amazon pocketed 40% of new online spend amid pandemic, says MP

Amazon pocketed 40% of new online spend amid pandemic, says MP

Amazon pocketed 40% of new online spend amid pandemic, says MP

15 December 2020

Shadow business minister Chi Onwurah called on the Government to give ‘firm commitments’ to support small businesses competing with retail giants.


Clinical trials for vaccine developed in West Lothian under way

Clinical trials for vaccine developed in West Lothian under way

Clinical trials for vaccine developed in West Lothian under way

15 December 2020

Valneva will potentially have the capacity to supply up to 250 million vaccine doses to the UK and internationally.


Gove holds talks as calls grow to scrap easing of Covid rules at Christmas

Gove holds talks as calls grow to scrap easing of Covid rules at Christmas

Gove holds talks as calls grow to scrap easing of Covid rules at Christmas

15 December 2020

The move comes after leading medical journals warned relaxing restrictions for the festive period would ‘cost many lives’.


Lost artefact from Great Pyramid found in cigar tin

Lost artefact from Great Pyramid found in cigar tin

Lost artefact from Great Pyramid found in cigar tin

15 December 2020

The fragment of cedar wood was one of only three objects ever recovered from inside the pyramid at Giza.


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