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Uefa and PL condemn breakaway plan
18/04/2021 | sport | football | 6,873
Uefa and the Premier League have strongly condemned 12 major European clubs, including the 'big six' from England, signing up to a breakaway European Super League.
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Sheff Utd relegated after loss to Wolves
17/04/2021 | sport | football | 677
Sheffield United's relegation to the Championship is confirmed with defeat at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
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Brain clots 'more likely' with Covid infection than vaccine
15/04/2021 | news | health | 1,396
A rapid review of US patients says people being vaccinated should be reassured by the findings.
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James Dyson says Brexit has given him 'freedom'
14/04/2021 | news | business | 3,836
Sir James Dyson defends moving his firm's headquarters to Singapore and says Dyson is a British firm.
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COP26: Delaying key climate meeting preferable to 'messing it up'
14/04/2021 | news | science | 792
Further postponement of the UK climate summit would be better than a failed event, says an expert.
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Covid: People 45 or over in England invited to book vaccine
13/04/2021 | news | uk | 4,228
It comes after all over-50s and those in high-risk groups in the UK have been offered a first dose.
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Covid: Travel ban in Scotland to be eased from Friday
13/04/2021 | news | uk | 1,970
People will be allowed to meet in larger groups outdoors and take day trips across Scotland from Friday.
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World's wealthiest 'at heart of climate problem'
13/04/2021 | news | science | 924
The so-called “polluter elite” must change their lifestyles to tackle climate change, a report says.
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Covid lockdown eases: Celebrations as pub gardens and shops reopen
12/04/2021 | news | uk | 5,057
Shoppers have been rushing back to the High Street, where queues were seen outside some retailers.
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Covid: Buses in England to return to pre-pandemic levels as lockdown eases, says industry group
08/04/2021 | news | uk | 378
Companies are expecting more people to travel as the lockdown eases further on Monday.
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Britain's electricity system 'greenest ever' over Easter
07/04/2021 | news | uk | 629
Sunny and windy weather led to a surge in renewable sources of energy, the operator says.
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Mobile phones should be banned in schools - Gavin Williamson
07/04/2021 | news | technology | 1,727
Phones should not be used or seen during the school day, the education secretary says.
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Schools 'a lifeline to many students' in past year'
07/04/2021 | news | education | 42
School staff helped families struggling financially during pandemic, says the National Education Union.
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City drivers 'should think twice' before buying SUVs
07/04/2021 | news | business | 1,852
The boss of the RAC Foundation says drivers in urban areas should consider which car is most appropriate.
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Covid passports: Certification is 'one option', vaccines minister says
06/04/2021 | news | uk | 6,540
Introducing Covid status certificates risks creating a "two-tier Britain", critics say.
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Test travel regime must be easy and cheap, says PM
06/04/2021 | news | business | 2,291
It comes after airlines criticised plans to make travellers pay for pre and post-travel testing.
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Unions criticise 'miserly' 50p rise in statutory sick pay
06/04/2021 | news | business | 924
SSP increases from £95.85 to £96.35 a week in April, but unions say it is too little to live on.
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Liverpool outclassed by Real Madrid in first leg
06/04/2021 | sport | football | 2,677
Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool made it "too easy" for Real Madrid to win the quarter-final first leg between the sides.
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'West Ham mixing it with top teams'
05/04/2021 | sport | football | 939
Jesse Lingard scores a brilliant solo goal before West Ham hold off a Wolves fightback to secure a victory that moves them into the Premier League top four.
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Covid: Europe's vaccine rollout 'unacceptably slow' - WHO
01/04/2021 | news | world | 2,625
The WHO says the situation in the wider Europe region is more worrying than it has been in several months.
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Pub vaccine passports not British - Sir Keir Starmer
01/04/2021 | news | politics | 2,892
The Labour leader says it would be "wrong in principle" to ask landlords to police a new scheme.
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Single-use plastic bag charge doubles to 10p in Scotland
01/04/2021 | news | uk | 797
The charge has been 5p since it was introduced in 2014, prompting a drastic decline in plastic bag usage.
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Climate change: Net zero targets are 'pie in the sky'
01/04/2021 | news | science | 472
Indian minister lashes out at plans to cut emissions dramatically over the next three decades.
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COP26: Government has 'no plans' to delay climate summit
31/03/2021 | news | politics | 118
Downing Street sources reject reports the COP26 meeting in Glasgow will be postponed until next year.
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PwC says start when you like, leave when you like
31/03/2021 | news | business | 902
Accountancy giant staff can choose the hours they work and mix home and office following pandemic.
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Councils filling potholes 'every 19 seconds'
31/03/2021 | news | politics | 1,140
The number of repairs has increased to 1.7 million in England and Wales in the past year, a survey says.
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Google Maps to start showing eco-friendly routes
31/03/2021 | news | business | 152
The driving app will highlight trips with lowest emissions based on factors such as traffic and slopes.
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Scotland election 2021: Leaders go head-to-head in first TV debate
30/03/2021 | news | uk | 3,407
The leaders of Scotland's five larger political parties will take part in the BBC Scotland debate.
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Suez Canal reopens after giant stranded ship is freed
29/03/2021 | news | world | 2,225
It took almost a week to dislodge a giant container ship blocking one the world's busiest trade routes.
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Climate change: Greener Wales 'must not hit poorer communities'
29/03/2021 | news | uk | 96
Call to hear voices of people from disadvantaged areas as efforts are made to fight climate change.
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FA Cup semi-final to have spectators
29/03/2021 | sport | other | 407
One of next month's FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley will be among the pilot events to trial the return of crowds to UK venues.
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'Spongy roads' to be Slough's new claim to fame
29/03/2021 | news | uk | 197
Move over David Brent, settle down John Betjeman, the town is going to be an environmental pioneer.
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Why are people not doing more about climate change?
29/03/2021 | news | uk | 475
Cost and confusion are the two main reasons people are not changing to greener options, the BBC finds.
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Coronavirus: Germany tightens borders amid alarm over pandemic
26/03/2021 | news | world | 3,176
France is to be classed a "high-risk" area as Germans are warned of a possible 100,000 infections a day.
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People may quit if forced to work from home, Rishi Sunak warns
26/03/2021 | news | business | 2,932
The chancellor urges firms not to scrap offices altogether, warning employees may leave if they do.
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Ford says farewell to 'Mondeo man' as car to be phased out
25/03/2021 | news | business | 1,188
The car, which became synonymous with a certain type of British motorist, will be phased out next year.
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Coronavirus: EU and UK try to end row with 'win-win' on vaccines
24/03/2021 | news | world | 8,052
After weeks of tension over Covid vaccine supplies, the two sides now say they are working together.
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Tesla cars can be bought in Bitcoin
24/03/2021 | news | technology | 494
Elon Musk announced his company would accept the virtual currency as payment for a new car.
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'Greed' and 'capitalism' helped UK's vaccines success, says PM
24/03/2021 | news | politics | 3,658
But Boris Johnson immediately retracts the comments made during a Zoom meeting with Tory MPs.
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UK seeks to drill more oil and gas from North Sea
24/03/2021 | news | science | 1,081
More oil and gas wells are to be drilled in the North Sea, the UK government announces.
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Covid: Deaths below average for first time since summer
23/03/2021 | news | health | 1,925
The decline suggests the winter wave of coronavirus deaths has ended, experts say.
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Coronavirus vaccines: PM to telephone EU leaders in bid to stop export ban being imposed
22/03/2021 | news | politics | 3,911
EU leaders will hold a virtual summit on Thursday to discuss the fate of vaccines made on the continent.
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Green plan to upgrade homes was 'botched', say MPs
22/03/2021 | news | science | 348
A scheme offering people up to £10,000 for insulation has only reached 10% of its target, MPs say.
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Covid: UK death rate 'no longer Europe's worst' by winter
19/03/2021 | news | health | 6,874
Six other countries were worse affected during the second wave of the pandemic, according to ONS figures.
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Gigabit broadband: First areas to benefit announced
19/03/2021 | news | technology | 1,086
The government announces first stages of plans to get superfast broadband to the majority of UK homes.
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Backlash grows against cut to electric car grants
19/03/2021 | news | business | 3,056
A government decision to reduce subsidies is criticised by the motor industry and UK businesses.
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Scotland's train operator ScotRail to be nationalised
18/03/2021 | news | uk | 2,095
The Scottish government says ScotRail will be taken into public ownership in March 2022.
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Covid: NHS warns of 'significant reduction' in vaccines
17/03/2021 | news | politics | 6,791
Local health organisations in England have been told to expect a reduced vaccine supply in April.
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Space projects scrubbed in UK overseas aid cut
17/03/2021 | news | science | 343
Ten international collaborations using space data to tackle developing-world problems lose funding.
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Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid jab safe, insists Hancock
17/03/2021 | news | uk | 1,160
People should "get the jab", the health secretary says, after some countries suspend its use.
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Government sets out £1bn plan to cut industrial carbon emissions
17/03/2021 | news | business | 289
The government wants firms to waste less energy and develop low-carbon technologies.
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Covid in Scotland: Hairdressers to reopen on 5 April as rules ease
16/03/2021 | news | uk | 2,547
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says garden centres can also reopen in the days after the stay at home lockdown order is lifted.
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School attendance back at high levels in England
16/03/2021 | news | education | 262
First official figures show school return has been "smooth" so far, with pupils back in the classroom.
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Green Brexit didn't happen, says environmental coalition
16/03/2021 | news | politics | 513
But the government says Brexit enables the UK to set its own rules to deliver better environmental outcomes.
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Miles of new bus lanes and more services promised
15/03/2021 | news | business | 1,773
Boris Johnson says a £3bn plan to upgrade England's bus networks will improve access and air quality.
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Cost of living: Hand gel in, white chocolate out
15/03/2021 | news | business | 846
Loungewear and smart watches are other commonly bought goods now used to measure changes in the cost of living.
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Cumbria coal mine: Public inquiry after government U-turn
12/03/2021 | news | politics | 2,074
Ministers say "increased" controversy over the Cumbria mine means a public inquiry is needed.
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Car insurance claims plunge as drivers stay at home
12/03/2021 | news | business | 292
The drop in claims is not mirrored in cheaper premiums, but insurers say motorists have been supported.
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All Scottish councils agree to tax freeze
11/03/2021 | news | uk | 1,822
Stirling and Glasgow were the last of the 32 authorities to consider a council tax freeze in meetings on Thursday.
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Covid-19 pandemic: France eases travel for UK and six other countries
11/03/2021 | news | world | 1,311
A "compelling reason" is no longer needed to travel to and from the non-EU countries, officials say.
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UK environmental protections 'being flouted'
10/03/2021 | news | science | 570
Campaigners say UK government protections on the environment are already being flouted.
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Covid: 'Stay-local' rules likely to differ across Wales
10/03/2021 | news | uk | 665
Minister admits Welsh holiday accommodation reopening over Easter not feasible if rule introduced.
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Covid-19: UK hasn't banned export of vaccines, says PM
10/03/2021 | news | politics | 4,953
Boris Johnson "corrects" the European Council president over claims about the government's stance.
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Covid-19: NHS Test and Trace 'no clear impact' despite £37bn budget
10/03/2021 | news | health | 1,623
It was set up to help prevent lockdowns but there have been two more since its launch, MPs say.
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Covid-19: UK rejects 'false' vaccine export ban claim by EU
10/03/2021 | news | politics | 2,449
An EU diplomat is summoned to the Foreign Office following comments by the bloc's top official.
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'Right to repair' law to come in this summer
10/03/2021 | news | business | 921
Manufacturers will be obliged to make spare parts for appliances available to consumers.
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Fulham win as Liverpool lose sixth straight home game
07/03/2021 | sport | football | 3,639
Liverpool's incredible slide continues with a sixth successive Premier League home defeat as Fulham earn a crucial win over the reigning champions.
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Covid-19: Is school mask and testing policy flawed?
06/03/2021 | news | health | 969
Will masks and mass testing actually help? Will infection rates go up - and would it matter?
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Southampton beat Blades to halt winless run
06/03/2021 | sport | football | 274
Southampton win for the first time in 10 Premier League matches as Che Adams' spectacular strike helps Ralph Hasenhuttl's side claim all three points at Sheffield United.
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National Trust maps out climate threats to historic places
05/03/2021 | news | science | 268
The map will help to plan interventions such as tree planting and peat bog restoration.
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Government has no climate change plan - MPs
05/03/2021 | news | politics | 652
Two reports from MPs cast doubt on the government's approach to meeting its climate change goals.
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'Right and just' for students to get Covid refunds
05/03/2021 | news | education | 84
University students should be given compensation for disrupted studies, says Sir Anthony Seldon.
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UK found guilty of dirty air breach by EU court
04/03/2021 | news | science | 1,192
The UK is found guilty of “systematically and persistently” breaching air pollution limits.
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Covid: Germany approves AstraZeneca vaccine for over-65s
04/03/2021 | news | world | 587
The decision comes after Chancellor Merkel said data showed the jab was effective for the elderly too.
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Amazon Fresh till-less grocery store opens in London
04/03/2021 | news | technology | 1,233
The shop will stock hundreds of new own-brand items including UK-sourced milk and desserts.
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Covid-19: Regular tests a 'game-changer' for schools, says science adviser
02/03/2021 | news | uk | 733
Rapid tests will give confidence that schools can open safely, a government science adviser says.
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Volvo Cars to go fully electric by 2030
02/03/2021 | news | business | 569
The Swedish firm is to phase out all models with internal combustion engines over the next few years.
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Covid vaccines cut risk of serious illness by 80% in over-80s
01/03/2021 | news | health | 2,804
The UK will soon be in a "very different world", government scientists promise after the success of the jabs.
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Budget 2021: PM has 'no doubt' about strong jobs recovery
01/03/2021 | news | politics | 553
Boris Johnson's comments come as Tory MPs lobby the Chancellor to cut rates for business in the budget
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Covid: Teachers' risk 'similar' to other under-65s
01/03/2021 | news | health | 1,313
The study measured infection rates in school staff and pupils in November and December.
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Smoking banned at hospitals and playgrounds in Wales
01/03/2021 | news | uk | 351
It is the first ban of its kind in the UK but a step too far say smokers' rights group.
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Covid-19: Brazil variant case in England hunted by officials
01/03/2021 | news | uk | 2,200
The whereabouts of one infected person is unknown, as they did not give their full contact details.
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Letter demands action over 'UK nature in freefall'
01/03/2021 | news | science | 476
Wildlife experts urge the prime minister to step up action on the loss of species in the UK.
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Cumbria coal mine plan 'damaging PM's reputation'
01/03/2021 | news | science | 489
Foreign ambassadors say Boris Johnson's tacit support for the mine prompts accusations of hypocrisy.
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Reds still in 'exciting places' after win
28/02/2021 | sport | football | 1,789
Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool are still in "exciting places" after beating Sheffield United to end a run of four successive Premier League defeats.
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Coronavirus levels 'burning quite hot' in some of UK
26/02/2021 | news | health | 2,344
Infection rates are declining overall, but some regions are seeing a rise in cases.
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Coronavirus spread slowed by vaccines, study suggests
26/02/2021 | news | health | 704
There was a 75% reduction in staff at Addenbrooke's Hospital testing positive after a vaccination.
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Age not job prioritised in second phase of Covid jab rollout
26/02/2021 | news | health | 3,392
Over-40s will be first in line from mid-April after the top nine priority groups receive one dose.
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MPs investigate ditching smart motorways
26/02/2021 | news | politics | 607
A coroner says the roads - where hard shoulders become lanes at busy times - create a death "risk".
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National Trust to plant blossom trees in cities
26/02/2021 | news | science | 596
The National Trust is planning to plant dozens of blossoming trees to create new green spaces.
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UK car production slumps by a quarter in January
26/02/2021 | news | business | 291
The UK produced 27% fewer cars than a year ago, the worst January figure for over a decade.
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Coronavirus: Public need 'home truths' on economy - Hammond
25/02/2021 | news | politics | 2,970
The ex-chancellor says Boris Johnson must "do the right thing", even if it means risking unpopularity.
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Get used to fewer trains, says rail body
25/02/2021 | news | business | 1,289
Around one in 10 rail services should be cut while passenger numbers remain low, says Network Rail.
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Vauxhall: Crunch talks to save Ellesmere Port plant continue
25/02/2021 | news | business | 238
Vauxhall's parent company has previously said its fate depends on the government's commitment to the car industry.
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Primark gears up for April reopening as sales slump
25/02/2021 | news | business | 505
The High Street-only retailer says it has lost £1.1bn in sales due to the recent lockdown.
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A-level and GCSE results to be decided by teachers
25/02/2021 | news | education | 919
A combination of mock exams, coursework and essays will be used to decide grades in England this year.
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Keir Starmer urges government to buy more food from British farmers
23/02/2021 | news | politics | 511
Sir Keir Starmer is the first Labour leader to address the farmers' union since 2008.
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Lockdown: Boris Johnson unveils plan to end England restrictions by 21 June
22/02/2021 | news | uk | 4,281
Shops, hairdressers, gyms and outdoor hospitality could reopen on 12 April, Boris Johnson says.
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Schools back 8 March in England with Covid tests taken at home
22/02/2021 | news | education | 1,017
Parents of secondary school pupils will carry out Covid tests and face masks will be worn in class.
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Everton earn first Anfield win since 1999
20/02/2021 | sport | football | 5,167
Everton secure a first Premier League win at Anfield in 22 years as goals from Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson deal a blow to Liverpool's top four hopes.
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Covid vaccines: Boris Johnson pledges surplus to poorer countries at G7
19/02/2021 | news | politics | 3,819
Boris Johnson is encouraging other rich countries to donate vaccine doses at a virtual G7 meeting.
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Covid-19: Johnson still working on 'roadmap' to ease lockdown
19/02/2021 | news | politics | 1,617
Ministers will "crunch the numbers" over the weekend, amid pressure to reduce Covid restrictions.
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Sir Keir Starmer: Savings scheme would boost UK's recovery post-Covid
18/02/2021 | news | politics | 6,966
The Labour leader says there can be "no return to business as usual" as he sets out post-Covid policies.
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Covid: Testing means 'staggered' school return, say heads
18/02/2021 | news | education | 395
The logistics of Covid testing all pupils will mean a phased return in secondary school, say heads.
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Covid: Make children priority after pandemic, Anne Longfield says
17/02/2021 | news | uk | 265
England's children's commissioner calls on Boris Johnson to put them "centre stage" of his plans.
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Ford to go all-electric in Europe by 2030
17/02/2021 | news | business | 434
By the middle of 2026, all its cars will be available as electric or hybrid models, it said.
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Climate change: Don't raid home insulation scheme, MPs urge ministers
17/02/2021 | news | politics | 362
The government hopes to claw back money from a £1.5bn fund to promote home insulation.
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'Spy pixels in emails have become endemic'
17/02/2021 | news | technology | 561
Email app Hey reveals that two-thirds of the messages it handles contain the hidden trackers.
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Plan for campus free speech post prompts autonomy warning
16/02/2021 | news | education | 744
Concerns are raised as ministers announce new free speech role to stop "silencing" in universities.
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UK to appeal to individual European countries over arts touring 'crisis'
16/02/2021 | news | entertainment | 1,446
The government says it hopes to open negotiations with individual European nations "very shortly".
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Covid: Why goal is to live with the virus - not fight it
16/02/2021 | news | health | 690
Ministers want to turn Covid-19 into a manageable illness like flu. Why? And is this possible?
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Jaguar car brand to be all-electric by 2025
15/02/2021 | news | business | 1,958
JLR will launch electric models of its entire Jaguar and Land Rover line-up by 2030.
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Coronavirus: Plan to exit lockdown 'cautious but irreversible', says Boris Johnson
15/02/2021 | news | politics | 6,171
Boris Johnson says the government will set out its plans on 22 February, which could include target dates.
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Covid-19: Schools not a 'major source' of transmission
15/02/2021 | news | uk | 347
A Public Health Agency presentation says school transmission "tends to be small scale".
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Wetherspoons calls for pubs to reopen 'to save jobs'
15/02/2021 | news | business | 2,677
The chairman of the chain is calling for pubs to reopen at the same time as non-essential shops.
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Climate Change: Government may review road-building policy
12/02/2021 | news | uk | 399
It follows a legal challenge from campaigners, who argue the policy does not fit with climate targets.
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Coca-Cola company trials first paper bottle
12/02/2021 | news | technology | 491
The test is first step towards all-paper bottle that can withstand pressure from fizzy drinks.
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Temperature of -23C in Braemar is UK's lowest in 25 years
11/02/2021 | news | uk | 1,163
The Met Office says Braemar in Aberdeenshire recorded the coldest night since December 1995.
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HS2: Next phase of controversial rail network gets green light
11/02/2021 | news | business | 823
Legislation needed to clear the next stage of the controversial project has passed through Parliament.
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Toxic air puts six million at risk of lung damage
11/02/2021 | news | science | 760
Six million people aged over 65 in England are at high risk of lung damage, a new report says.
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Covid: WHO backs Oxford vaccine 'even if variants present'
10/02/2021 | news | health | 2,949
Its use in people over 65 as well as in countries where variants are circulating is recommended.
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Covid: 'Encouraging signs' Welsh cases falling says NHS chief
10/02/2021 | news | uk | 853
The number of Covid patients in hospital has reduced by about a quarter since December.
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Tesco urged by investors to sell more healthy food
09/02/2021 | news | business | 184
The investors want the UK's largest supermarket chain to do more amid a growing obesity problem.
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Travel disruption as temperatures plunge to -16.7C
09/02/2021 | news | uk | 843
Parts of Scotland are affected by heavy snowfall as temperature hits 11-year low.
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Covid-19: Travellers face £1,750 cost for England quarantine hotels
09/02/2021 | news | uk | 5,265
People arriving in England from Covid hotspots also face £10,000 fines or jail if they break the rules.
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Heads warn against 'grinding out hours' in summer catch up
09/02/2021 | news | education | 1,656
School leaders say catch up plans should not be "gimmicks" or create long hours for tired children.
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Tesco tells chancellor to hit online rivals with sales tax
08/02/2021 | news | business | 669
Boss Ken Murphy has asked Chancellor Rishi Sunak for a "level playing field" when it comes to tax.
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UK weather: 'Beast from the East Two' to bring snow, ice and floods
06/02/2021 | news | uk | 3,139
The cold snap will not be as extreme as in 2018, forecasters say, but will cause disruption this weekend.
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Covid: Local elections to go ahead in England
05/02/2021 | news | politics | 1,827
Measures include asking voters to bring pens - but some councils fear it will be too difficult to organise.
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Covid: Don't ease lockdown restrictions too soon - Starmer
04/02/2021 | news | politics | 2,050
The Labour leader urges the PM not to repeat "the mistakes of last time," amid Tory calls for easing.
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Covid: 'Society might not return to normal until 2022'
04/02/2021 | news | uk | 647
Prof Helen Rees, of the World Health Organization, warns original vaccines may become less effective.
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Climate change: Boris Johnson 'risks humiliation' over coal mine
04/02/2021 | news | science | 1,032
A leading scientist warns Boris Johnson digging for coal undermines the UK's climate change efforts.
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Broadband switching should be less 'hassle', says Ofcom
03/02/2021 | news | technology | 494
The regulator wants people to change provider more easily, but feels many people are put off switching.
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Government 'painfully slow' on protecting environment
03/02/2021 | news | politics | 438
There are serious delays in tackling “critical” issues like air quality and wildlife loss, MPs say.
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EU shellfish import ban permanent, UK fishing industry told
02/02/2021 | news | politics | 1,361
The government promises to push Brussels to change its transport rules on scallops, clams and mussels.
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Scrap interest on student loans, say vice-chancellors
02/02/2021 | news | education | 709
Call to wipe interest on student loans in England for 15 months, as ministers offer £50m support fund.
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Electric cars: Rollout of charging points still too slow
02/02/2021 | news | business | 395
The charge-point infrastructure may not be ready for when new petrol and diesel cars are banned.
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Ryanair forecasts 'strong return' of beach holidays this summer
01/02/2021 | news | business | 780
Boss Michael O'Leary thinks travel restrictions will be dropped once high risk groups are vaccinated.
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Covid: EU-AstraZeneca disputed vaccine contract made public
29/01/2021 | news | world | 14,137
The European Commission argues the drug-maker is failing to fulfil its promises on the Covid jab.
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Covid-19: 'Less exercise and more TV' than first lockdown
29/01/2021 | news | health | 711
People are spending less time on hobbies and volunteering in the current lockdown, researchers say.
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Covid-hit pupils 'should be allowed to repeat a year'
29/01/2021 | news | education | 724
Education think-tank says pupils should have the right to repeat the school year after Covid disruption.
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Boris Johnson says independence debate 'irrelevant' to most Scots
28/01/2021 | news | uk | 14,052
Boris Johnson says most people in Scotland are focused on defeating Covid rather than another referendum.
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Covid: 'Crucial' tourism in Wales reopens by Easter
28/01/2021 | news | uk | 382
Many firms have "gone under," and others are "teetering on the edge of failure", a tourism boss says.
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Coronavirus: Vaccinate teachers at half-term - Starmer
27/01/2021 | news | politics | 1,153
Labour calls for key workers to be added to the first phase of the vaccination programme.
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Climate change: Biggest global poll supports 'global emergency'
27/01/2021 | news | science | 1,555
More than a million people in 50 countries take part in the biggest poll to date on climate change.
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Climate: Government postpones Environment Bill again
26/01/2021 | news | politics | 493
The Environment Bill has been postponed again because of a lack of time for scrutiny, the government says.
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Brexit: Scotland in talks over EU Erasmus scheme
26/01/2021 | news | uk | 2,301
The Scottish government wants to keep Scotland involved with the EU's education programme.
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Covid-19: Vaccine minister 'confident' of supplies amid production delays
26/01/2021 | news | uk | 3,759
Nadhim Zahawi says supply is tight, but he expects the UK to meet its February target of 15 million doses.
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UK Covid deaths: Why the 100,000 toll is so bad
26/01/2021 | news | health | 7,254
As the number of people who died reaches six figures, the factors that led to this terrible total.
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Coronavirus: Vaccine supply fears grow amid EU export threat
26/01/2021 | news | world | 5,858
The EU calls for "fair" distribution after vaccine companies cut back on pledged supplies.
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Beware fake Covid vaccination invites, NHS warns
26/01/2021 | news | technology | 359
The NHS says any invitation which asks for vaccine payment or bank account details is a scam.
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Covid: Shut schools 'like systematic neglect' to disadvantaged pupils
26/01/2021 | news | uk | 155
A Cardiff head teacher says keeping schools closed affects disadvantaged pupils most severely.
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Hammers still improving - Moyes
26/01/2021 | sport | football | 691
West Ham David Moyes feels his side are improving but have "not scratched the surface yet" as they beat Crystal Palace to continue their flawless start to 2021.
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Covid in Scotland: Over-70 vaccine letters start but blue envelope delay
25/01/2021 | news | uk | 1,280
Vaccination appointments for over-70s in Scotland will arrive on Monday as planned - but in white envelopes.
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Covid: James Bond film No Time To Die delayed for third time
22/01/2021 | news | entertainment | 620
The premiere of No Time To Die, Daniel Craig's final 007 outing, is pushed back again due to Covid.
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Covid: Early years staff safety 'cause for concern'
22/01/2021 | news | education | 244
Nurseries, pre-schools and childminders call for rapid testing and priority access to vaccines.
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Covid-19 vaccines: Health minister accused of 'misleading' over claim
21/01/2021 | news | uk | 1,724
Vaughan Gething says he made a "mistake" after claiming most over 80s had received their first dose.
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Musicians 'failed by government' over EU touring, stars say
20/01/2021 | news | entertainment | 924
Some of the UK's biggest music stars sign an open letter demanding action over post-Brexit touring.
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BBC faces 'financial risk' over licence fee income, watchdog says
20/01/2021 | news | entertainment | 2,861
A National Audit Office report calls on the corporation to produce "a long-term financial plan".
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Storm Christoph: Flood warnings in parts of England
20/01/2021 | news | uk | 1,405
Police in Greater Manchester and South Yorkshire say they are expecting flooding in their regions.
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Covid: UK records new daily high of 1,610 deaths
19/01/2021 | news | uk | 4,346
The total number of deaths within 28 days of a positive test during the pandemic is now above 90,000.
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Schools may reopen region by region, says medical adviser
19/01/2021 | news | education | 594
Top medical adviser suggests schools in England may reopen region by region after lockdown.
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School attendance in England higher than first lockdown
19/01/2021 | news | education | 63
The increase in pupil numbers is driven in part by children without laptops being allowed to go in.
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Coal mine go-ahead 'undermines climate summit'
19/01/2021 | news | politics | 1,184
The UK's push to secure a deal over fossil fuels is being undercut by a decision to allow a new coal mine, MPs warn.
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Covid vaccine: Health minister denies jabs being held back
18/01/2021 | news | uk | 3,795
Earlier the first minister said he did not want vaccinators "standing around with nothing to do".
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EasyJet Holidays sees summer bookings surge 250%
18/01/2021 | news | business | 62
'People want to go on holiday,' says the airline's boss, as bookings for this summer rise sharply.
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Chip-shortage 'crisis' halts car-company output
18/01/2021 | news | technology | 886
A shortage of computer chips is leading to car factories shutting down for days at a time.
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Stones nets twice as Man City go second
17/01/2021 | sport | football | 627
Kevin de Bruyne records his 100th assist for Manchester City as they beat Crystal Palace to move within two points of top spot.
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Covid: Wales' new shop rules 'follow evidence of spread'
15/01/2021 | news | uk | 1,495
First Minister Mark Drakeford says there is "no doubt at all" Covid-19 is spreading in shops.
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UK weather: Snow and ice warnings for England and Scotland
15/01/2021 | news | uk | 1,061
Some areas could see freezing temperatures and 5-10cm of snow on Saturday, the Met Office says.
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Footballers hugging - players have their say
15/01/2021 | sport | football | 1,001
With the authorities looking to clamp down on footballer celebrations as part of the effort to combat Covid-19, three players discuss whether the new guidelines are realistic.
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Covid-19: North-east England leads race to vaccinate over-80s
14/01/2021 | news | health | 861
More than 45% of this priority group has now been vaccinated, compared with about 30% in London.
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Covid: Infections levelling off in some areas - scientist
14/01/2021 | news | uk | 1,748
But the expert says the new Covid variant means any relaxation of rules will be a "gradual process".
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Covid-19: Surge leaves key hospital services 'in crisis'
14/01/2021 | news | health | 2,151
England's cancer, critical care, A&E and routine treatments all hit as hospitals accommodate virus patients.
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Growing food: Call to give vegetable growers public cash
14/01/2021 | news | uk | 350
An alliance of food experts want more public funds to go towards Wales-grown produce.
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Covid in Scotland: Tightening of lockdown rules announced
13/01/2021 | news | uk | 3,646
Restrictions around takeaway food and click-and-collect services in Scotland are to be toughened.
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GCSE and A-level pupils could sit mini exams to aid grading
13/01/2021 | news | education | 1,185
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said this would help teachers to decide "deserved grades".
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Clean air: Coal burning ban and wet wood restrictions planned
13/01/2021 | news | uk | 977
A new clean air law could see burning house coal banned in Wales, and stricter rules on using wood fires.
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Man City beat Brighton to extend unbeaten run
13/01/2021 | sport | football | 715
Manchester City extend their unbeaten run to 14 matches in all competitions with a win over struggling Brighton.
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Brexit: Supermarkets call for action on NI food supplies
12/01/2021 | news | uk | 587
Retailers have been grappling with problems importing some products from Great Britain
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Covid-19: Williamson promises 300,000 extra laptops
12/01/2021 | news | education | 477
The laptops and tablets will be delivered to schools in England to support disadvantaged pupils.
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Covid: 2020 saw most excess deaths since World War Two
12/01/2021 | news | uk | 3,159
Last year saw 697,000 deaths registered in the UK - 14% above what would be expected.
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Covid: All over-50s in Wales to be offered jab by spring
11/01/2021 | news | uk | 1,241
The new Welsh Government vaccine plan says all eligible adults will be offered a jab by the autumn.
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Moderna becomes third Covid vaccine approved in the UK
08/01/2021 | news | health | 3,791
Seventeen million doses have been ordered by the UK and are expected to arrive in spring.
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Pfizer vaccine 'works' against key variant mutation, study suggests
08/01/2021 | news | health | 159
The vaccine is able to attack one of the mutations found in new forms of the virus, lab studies show.
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Covid: Half of patients at some hospitals have virus
07/01/2021 | news | health | 2,650
More than half the patients at some hospitals have the virus, forcing other care to be cut back.
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Teachers' grades to replace A-levels and GCSEs in England
06/01/2021 | news | education | 1,305
Gavin Williamson will "trust in teachers rather than algorithms" in awarding this year's results.
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Shoppers told not to buy more than normal
06/01/2021 | news | business | 1,044
Stores seek to reassure shoppers that there is no need to bulk-buy in new lockdown.
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Lockdown: Clap for Carers to return as Clap for Heroes
06/01/2021 | news | uk | 3,602
Founder Annemarie Plas says the initiative will return on Thursday under the new name of Clap for Heroes.
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Greggs faces first loss for 36 years as lockdown bites
06/01/2021 | news | business | 778
The bakery chain says it does not expect profits to return to pre-Covid levels until 2022 at the earliest.
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UK new car registrations in 2020 sink to 30-year low
06/01/2021 | news | business | 414
New 2020 car registrations sink to a 30-year low and see biggest one-year drop since the Second World War
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Covid: Sir Keir Starmer calls for 'round the clock' vaccinations
05/01/2021 | news | politics | 4,448
In a TV address, Labour's leader says millions of doses need to be given each week by the end of January.
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BBC to put lessons on TV during lockdown
05/01/2021 | news | entertainment | 2,009
BBC Two and CBBC will show content for primary and secondary pupils to watch without the internet.
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1.3 million in UK have had their Covid vaccine
05/01/2021 | news | health | 1,826
That includes some of the most vulnerable patients who should soon have "significant" protection against the virus.
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Online schooling: Calls to cut data fees during Covid lockdowns
05/01/2021 | news | technology | 317
The children's commissioner for England and Labour's leader call on firms to help low-income families.
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Covid in Scotland: Scots ordered to stay at home in new lockdown
04/01/2021 | news | uk | 4,454
Mainland Scotland faces tougher restrictions from midnight, and schools will remain closed until February.
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EU firms refuse UK deliveries over Brexit tax changes
04/01/2021 | news | business | 8,377
Some EU specialist firms stop delivering to the UK because of tax changes that took effect on 1 January.
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Covid: Boris Johnson set to announce new England lockdown
04/01/2021 | news | uk | 4,874
Boris Johnson will make a televised address at 20:00 GMT to outline further steps as virus cases rise.
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Covid: 'No question' restrictions will be tightened, says Boris Johnson
04/01/2021 | news | politics | 4,597
Boris Johnson warns of "tough" weeks ahead, as coronavirus infection rates continue to surge.
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'Furlough mums and dads while schools are off' says TUC
04/01/2021 | news | business | 421
Trades unions urge bosses to support parents trying to balance work and childcare.
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Leaders Liverpool lose at Southampton
04/01/2021 | sport | football | 2,719
Liverpool's title defence suffers a setback as they fall to their second Premier League loss of the season at Southampton.
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Covid: Regional rules 'probably going to get tougher', says Boris Johnson
03/01/2021 | news | politics | 12,813
Boris Johnson says more areas may need tougher rules, as Labour urges England-wide curbs within 24 hours.
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Arsenal see off Baggies in ruthless display
02/01/2021 | sport | football | 1,160
Arsenal continue their Premier League resurgence with a ruthless victory over strugglers West Brom at The Hawthorns.
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Brexit: New EU trade arrangements to begin after Parliament vote
31/12/2020 | news | politics | 6,478
The UK's hard-fought agreement with the EU is set to come into force at 23:00 GMT on Thursday.
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Who needs what in January transfer window?
30/12/2020 | sport | football | 592
As the midway point of the season approaches, Phil McNulty looks at what each Premier League team might do in the transfer market.
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Next week crucial for Arsenal - Arteta
26/12/2020 | sport | football | 859
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says the next seven days will be crucial for the Gunners if they are to avoid a relegation battle.
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Brexit: Boris Johnson hails free trade deal with EU
24/12/2020 | news | politics | 11,428
The deal between the UK and EU ends months of arguments over business rules and fishing rights.
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Covid: Sharp rises in infection levels in England, says ONS
24/12/2020 | news | health | 2,417
London now has the highest percentage of people testing positive in the UK, ONS figures suggest.
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UK has two cases of variant linked to South Africa
23/12/2020 | news | uk | 2,703
Travel restrictions and quarantine rules have been introduced to limit the spread.
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Covid-19: More areas of England could be moved to tier 4 restrictions
23/12/2020 | news | uk | 2,959
Ministers meet to discuss how to stem the spread of a new fast-spreading variant of the coronavirus.
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Call to prioritise lorries with perishable goods as travel ban eases
23/12/2020 | news | uk | 118
Scottish ministers want drivers moving perishable goods such as seafood to be prioritised as France eases its travel ban.
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Tesco puts buying caps on several products
22/12/2020 | news | business | 2,636
The move by Britain's biggest supermarket comes amid shortage fears due to disruption at UK ports.
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Covid: New variant found ‘due to hard work of UK scientists’
22/12/2020 | news | health | 1,005
Similar new variants of the coronavirus may be circulating undetected around the world, scientists say.
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Covid in Scotland: Scottish level four rules 'may be strengthened'
22/12/2020 | news | uk | 2,108
Nicola Sturgeon warns that the current top level of restrictions may need to be tightened further.
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Coronavirus: Impact of new variant on children investigated
22/12/2020 | news | uk | 2,005
Experts urgently assess whether the mutation of coronavirus spreads more easily among the young.
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UK government 'likely to miss' broadband and 5G targets
22/12/2020 | news | technology | 490
More must be done if the UK is to be future-proofed rather than playing catch-up, say MPs.
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Covid-19: More than 40 countries ban UK arrivals
21/12/2020 | news | uk | 12,078
Spain and India are among the nations to suspend flights amid concern over spread of new variant.
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Covid in Scotland: Schools to remain open this week, says Swinney
21/12/2020 | news | uk | 368
The deputy first minister says the prevalence of the virus is much lower than other parts of the UK.
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Welsh budget: Tax hike on second homes announced
21/12/2020 | news | uk | 858
A tax hike on second homes to raise cash for social housing is part of the Welsh Government budget.
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Covid: Case for recalling MPs over emergency, says Sir Keir Starmer
21/12/2020 | news | politics | 1,120
The Labour leader also urges the PM to give daily updates, amid cross party calls for Parliament's return.
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Sir Keir Starmer promises to shift power from Westminster
21/12/2020 | news | uk | 1,145
In a key policy speech, the Labour leader set out plans for the "boldest devolution project in a generation".
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Covid-19: Christmas rules tightened for England, Scotland and Wales
20/12/2020 | news | uk | 9,170
Family mixing at Christmas will be much reduced and scrapped completely for parts of the South East.
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'Just a few hours' left to agree Brexit trade deal, says Michel Barnier
18/12/2020 | news | politics | 13,556
Michel Barnier says it is now "the moment of truth", while Boris Johnson warns of "difficult" talks.
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School staff 'broken' by England's late Covid test plan
18/12/2020 | news | education | 4,025
Last minute plans for mass testing in England's secondary schools to be run by teachers anger staff.
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Coronavirus: UK R number back above one
18/12/2020 | news | health | 4,148
Office for National Statistics figures suggest one in every 95 people in England has the virus.
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Electric cars will leave hole in tax revenues, says Treasury
18/12/2020 | news | uk | 549
The Treasury says taxes must rise or services cut to compensate for the loss of fuel tax income.
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Covid: Toughest rules extended in south of England
17/12/2020 | news | uk | 1,977
It means more than two-thirds of the nation's population will be in tier three from Saturday.
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Covid: 11,000 positive tests delayed in Welsh figures
17/12/2020 | news | uk | 1,021
Public Health Wales warns IT maintenance has led to "significant under-reporting" of cases.
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Staggered return for England's secondary schools next term
17/12/2020 | news | education | 1,428
Secondary school pupils could face a first week of term online as schools set up Covid testing.
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Covid Christmas rules: Boris Johnson calls for shorter, smaller celebrations
16/12/2020 | news | uk | 5,444
"Just because you can do something doesn't mean it's sensible in any way," Prof Chris Whitty warns.
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Covid: Boxing Day sales off in Wales ahead of lockdown on 28 December
16/12/2020 | news | uk | 1,925
Non-essential shops will have to close from Christmas Eve, with a level 4 lockdown from 28 December.
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'My season rail pass has risen £12,000 since 1997'
16/12/2020 | news | business | 674
Fares will rise more than expected next year, although the 2.6% increase will be delayed until March.
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Covid: Christmas rules change will not be taken 'lightly'
15/12/2020 | news | uk | 606
First minister says UK nations face grim choice as talks continue on whether to keep relaxed plans.
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'Game changer' Covid tests for secondary schools in January
15/12/2020 | news | education | 535
Secondary-school pupils in England who have been in contact with a positive case will have daily tests.
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Prioritise northern rail network over HS2, says report
15/12/2020 | news | business | 256
Linking close-by cities with an upgraded line will have a higher economic impact, a report says.
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Coronavirus: Greenwich Council told 'keep schools open'
15/12/2020 | news | uk | 783
Education secretary threatens legal action after classes move online due to a rise in infections.
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Covid: London to move into tier 3 as infections rise
14/12/2020 | news | uk | 2,384
Parts of Essex and Hertfordshire will also face the toughest restrictions, the health secretary says.
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Covid: Christmas coronavirus rules easing 'makes no sense'
14/12/2020 | news | uk | 1,444
Front-line staff warn relaxing rules for the festive period is not a "luxury" the NHS can afford.
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'New variant' of coronavirus identified in England
14/12/2020 | news | health | 2,914
The new strain may be growing faster in some parts of the country, Health Secretary tells MPs.
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Covid-19: London mayor calls for schools to close early
14/12/2020 | news | uk | 261
Sadiq Khan wants all secondary schools and colleges to close early ahead of Christmas across London.
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Sizewell C: Government in talks to fund £20bn nuclear plant
14/12/2020 | news | uk | 700
Officials will hold discussions with France's EDF about funding the Sizewell C project in Suffolk.
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Covid: Public must think carefully about Christmas risk, NHS bosses warn
13/12/2020 | news | health | 4,855
NHS bosses say they are worried about January, after the US saw a spike in cases after Thanksgiving.
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Brexit: No-deal navy threat 'irresponsible', says Tobias Ellwood
12/12/2020 | news | politics | 10,595
A senior Conservative says deploying gunboats to patrol UK waters after 31 December is "undignified".
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'Not enough' climate ambition shown by leaders
12/12/2020 | news | science | 1,904
UK minister Alok Sharma says world leaders are failing to show the necessary level of ambition.
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Covid: UK isolation period shortened to 10 days
11/12/2020 | news | health | 1,294
The change will apply to contacts of coronavirus cases and people quarantining after travel.
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Covid: Secondary school pupils in London, Kent and Essex hotspots urged to get tested
11/12/2020 | news | uk | 412
Secondary schools in the worst-affected parts of London, Kent and Essex will be offered tests.
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Brexit: 'Unacceptable risk' Wales' ports not ready
11/12/2020 | news | uk | 244
MPs are concerned that neither Holyhead nor Fishguard will be ready for new customs checks.
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Climate change: Covid drives record emissions drop in 2020
11/12/2020 | news | science | 425
The world has seen the biggest annual fall in CO2 emissions since World War Two, say researchers.
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Tesco and Morrisons defy call to shut on Boxing Day
10/12/2020 | news | business | 2,094
The supermarkets will open but Asda gives staff the day off for working during the pandemic.
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Rich countries hoarding Covid vaccines, says People's Vaccine Alliance
09/12/2020 | news | health | 934
Poorer nations will miss out despite steps to ensure access is fair, campaigners warn.
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'Price rises likely' due to UK shipping problems
09/12/2020 | news | business | 1,578
Businesses say importing goods to the UK is now so difficult, higher costs will be passed on to consumers.
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Act now to save 'precious UK', English mayors urge PM
09/12/2020 | news | politics | 359
Sadiq Khan and Andy Burnham lead calls for a review of how power is shared across the country.
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Covid: Deaths in Wales 'above worst case scenario'
08/12/2020 | news | uk | 920
Death rate in Wales exceeded 'reasonable worst case' estimate in recent weeks, according to report.
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England's children decline 'significantly' in science tests
08/12/2020 | news | education | 418
International school tests have Singapore at top, with England down in science but up in maths.
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Isle of Wight monolith: 'Magical' structure appears on beach
07/12/2020 | news | uk | 880
A similar structure found in the US last month caused wild speculation online and apparent copycats.
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Beer and crisps used to help tackle climate change
07/12/2020 | news | science | 348
Crisps firm Walkers will make fertiliser by mixing potato waste with CO2 from beer fermentation.
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Covid: First people to be vaccinated in Wales on Tuesday
04/12/2020 | news | uk | 475
Supplies of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine have already started to arrive in the UK.
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Virus levels falling across most of England, says ONS
04/12/2020 | news | health | 1,217
Infection levels are down among all age groups and all regions apart from one, data suggests.
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Covid: Wales 'must act now' insists health minister
04/12/2020 | news | uk | 638
Wales "could not suppress" Covid after its firebreak lockdown, the health minister says.
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Climate change: UK aim of 68% emissions cut a 'colossal challenge'
04/12/2020 | news | science | 830
The "ambitious" target for 2030 would see the UK move faster than any major economy, the PM says.
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Dune and Matrix 4 streaming plan prompts urgent talks from AMC cinemas
04/12/2020 | news | business | 441
Odeon owner AMC is alarmed by Warner Bros' plan to stream films in US as soon as they hit cinemas.
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Covid: Travel allowed between Wales and parts of the UK
03/12/2020 | news | uk | 1,234
Wales' Covid rules previously banned all but "essential" travel but now that has been eased.
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Climate change: PM aims for world-leading UK emissions cuts
03/12/2020 | news | science | 533
Boris Johnson is set to unveil plans for world-leading emissions UK cuts - but are they enough?
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Fans divided about stadium return
02/12/2020 | sport | football | 971
A BBC Sport poll suggests football fans are divided on whether they should be allowed to return to matches before a Covid-19 vaccine is available.
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Covid: Brains to close more than 100 pubs due to Wales' alcohol rules
01/12/2020 | news | uk | 650
Most of its 1,500 staff will be put on furlough while the measures are in force, Brains says.
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Covid: Boris Johnson urges MPs to back tough tiers for England
01/12/2020 | news | politics | 4,392
The prime minister said the NHS remained under pressure, despite a four-week national lockdown.
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Ofsted points to total school disruption in some areas
01/12/2020 | news | education | 435
Regional Ofsted bosses say schooling has been 'completely disrupted' by Covid-19 in some areas.
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Covid-19: No plans for 'vaccine passport' - Michael Gove
01/12/2020 | news | uk | 2,494
It follows suggestions pubs and restaurants may turn away people who don't get a coronavirus vaccine.
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Climate change: Temperature analysis shows UN goals 'within reach'
01/12/2020 | news | science | 483
Moves by China, along with the election of Joe Biden, make temperature targets more achievable.
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Covid: Alcohol ban for Welsh pubs and restaurants from Friday
30/11/2020 | news | uk | 4,254
Pubs and restaurants will have to shut at 6pm and will not be able to serve alcoholic drinks.
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Coronavirus: Government publishes data behind stricter tiers
30/11/2020 | news | politics | 1,337
Some Conservative backbenchers have threaten to vote against the plan for England on Tuesday.
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SNP conference: £500 'thank you' payment for healthcare staff
30/11/2020 | news | uk | 4,877
Nicola Sturgeon says the one-off cash payment is to thank health staff for their "extraordinary service".
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Covid-19: Drinkers in tier two 'could order Scotch egg' as substantial meal
30/11/2020 | news | uk | 1,638
They would count as a "substantial meal" under new rules for parts of England, a minister says.
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Covid infections in England fall by 30% over lockdown - React study
30/11/2020 | news | health | 2,177
There were an estimated 72,000 new cases of coronavirus a day in England between 13 and 24 November.
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Covid: Researchers fear cancer advances delay due to pandemic
30/11/2020 | news | health | 20
Scientists fear research has been pushed back due to the pandemic, a survey suggests.
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Coronavirus: Suspend peak rail fares over Christmas, says Labour
29/11/2020 | news | uk | 129
A surge in travel is expected when restrictions across the UK are eased between 23 and 27 December.
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M4 congestion: Spend £800m on public transport, report says
26/11/2020 | news | uk | 529
A "workplace parking levy" and cheap tickets to encourage public transport use are also suggested.
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Coronavirus infections levelling during England lockdown
26/11/2020 | news | health | 2,219
But in Scotland infection rates appear to be rising, according to Office for National Statistics data.
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Covid in Scotland: Eight-person limit for Christmas bubbles
26/11/2020 | news | uk | 4,039
Government guidance says the bubbles should contain a maximum of eight people over the age of 11.
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Spending Review: London's Crossrail 2 funding stopped
26/11/2020 | news | uk | 106
The £41bn rail line was scheduled to open in the 2030s and run north to south under London.
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Covid: Call for UK-wide rules after Christmas
25/11/2020 | news | uk | 1,110
Mark Drakeford says restrictions brought in after Christmas should be agreed by the four nations.
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Spending review 'undermines UK green vision'
25/11/2020 | news | science | 238
The UK chancellor's spending review is accused of undermining the prime minister’s “green” vision.
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Rishi Sunak warns 'economic emergency has only just begun'
25/11/2020 | news | business | 5,382
The pandemic will deal lasting damage to growth and jobs, the chancellor has warned.
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Low-paid public sector workers to get £250 pay rise
25/11/2020 | news | business | 1,263
Pay will be frozen for at least 1.3 million public sector staff, but low-paid and NHS workers will get raises.
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Covid-19: UK leaders reach deal on easing of Christmas rules
24/11/2020 | news | uk | 2,351
Three households will be allowed to meet indoors over a five-day period between 23-27 December.
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Covid-19: England arrivals to be able to cut quarantine with private test
24/11/2020 | news | uk | 1,068
People arriving in England can end their self-isolation with a negative test taken after five days.
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Return of fans 'something to celebrate'
24/11/2020 | sport | other | 493
The return of crowds to outdoor sporting events is "something to celebrate for fans", says English Football League chairman Rick Parry.
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Deaths in UK 'a fifth higher than normal levels'
24/11/2020 | news | health | 1,780
Nearly 14,000 deaths occurred in the week ending 13 November - with 3,000 linked to Covid.
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Covid fears prompt 38% rise in parents home educating
24/11/2020 | news | education | 159
A huge rise in home education is revealed amid parents' fears of Covid-19 in England's schools.
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Fans to be allowed at outdoor sports
23/11/2020 | sport | other | 1,634
Up to 4,000 fans will be allowed at outdoor events in the lowest-risk areas when the four-week national lockdown in England ends.
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Covid: Boris Johnson to unveil post-English lockdown plans
23/11/2020 | news | uk | 2,206
Boris Johnson will unveil the latest Covid plans, including lifting a ban on outdoor grassroots sport.
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