Norman Brooke

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Cummings 'might have broken lockdown rules' - police
28/05/2020 | news | politics | 2,579
But any breach - relating to his Barnard Castle trip - was "minor" and the police will not fine him.
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Charity shops fear deluge of donations
27/05/2020 | news | business | 527
Lockdown has inspired mass clear outs but charities ask customers to be selective with donation.
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Cummings: I don't regret what I did
25/05/2020 | news | politics | 15,297
The PM's top aide says he "behaved reasonably" as he explains why he drove to Co Durham during lockdown.
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Councils throw 1 June schools plan into doubt
21/05/2020 | news | education | 572
A snap-shot survey of councils in England reveals only a minority are advising schools to reopen on 1 June.
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Scottish lockdown easing to begin next week
20/05/2020 | news | uk | 4,311
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon unveils a four-phase "route map" aimed at relaxing the coronavirus restrictions.
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Government publishes 'approach' to EU trade deal
19/05/2020 | news | politics | 3,081
Michael Gove says the bloc held up talks with its "ideological approach" as the UK publishes its plans.
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Top 10 tips for combating climate change revealed
19/05/2020 | news | science | 1,401
A report lists some of the best ways people can tackle their own contribution to climate change.
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Scotland aims to ease lockdown on 28 May
18/05/2020 | news | uk | 2,273
The moves will allow some sports and outdoor activities, and meeting someone from another household.
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Watchdog seeks emergency powers to curb price rises
18/05/2020 | news | business | 216
The Competition and Markets Authority says hundreds of firms have pushed up prices during the pandemic.
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MPs give initial backing to immigration bill
18/05/2020 | news | politics | 5,114
The legislation paves the way for the UK to create a new post-Brexit immigration system.
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First hints virus vaccine trains immune system
15/05/2020 | news | health | 613
Larger trials now needed to see if the vaccine can protect against the coronavirus.
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Sturgeon: Scots 'need to get some normality back'
15/05/2020 | news | uk | 879
The first minister says people "can't live like this forever" as she hints that minor lockdown changes could come next week.
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UK warns of 'very little progress' in EU talks
15/05/2020 | news | politics | 3,738
Disagreements remain over fishing and competition as the EU's Michel Barnier warns of a stalemate.
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'One in 400' people in England has coronavirus
14/05/2020 | news | health | 2,497
The estimate is based on tests on 11,000 people from 5,000 households over the past two weeks.
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Chancellor says UK facing 'significant recession'
12/05/2020 | news | business | 7,223
The UK's economy shrank at the fastest pace since 2008 during the first three months of the year.
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MPs urge UK ban on chlorinated chicken
12/05/2020 | news | science | 1,389
Hormone-fed beef and chlorine-washed chicken should remain banned in England. the government is warned.
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Steve Parish: Crystal Palace chairman says Project Restart may fail
10/05/2020 | sport | football | 1,550
Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish says that unless Premier League clubs can find a way to stage matches soon, it may be a “very, very extended period” before it returns.
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'Catastrophic mistake' to change lockdown message
07/05/2020 | news | uk | 2,437
Nicola Sturgeon extends the coronavirus lockdown in Scotland and says the stay at home message should remain in place.
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Private renters need help to 'ride out crisis'
06/05/2020 | news | politics | 314
Almost half a million people are at "high risk" of homelessness, local councils warn government.
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UK first European country to pass 30,000 deaths
06/05/2020 | news | uk | 3,919
The UK records a further 649 deaths, taking the total number of coronavirus deaths to 30,076.
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PM 'bitterly regrets' care home crisis
06/05/2020 | news | politics | 4,336
The PM says government is "working hard" to tackle it - and sets 200,000 test aim by end of month.
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Scientists puzzle over impact of virus mutations
06/05/2020 | news | health | 1,253
A study has identified a mutation that its authors say could make the coronavirus more infectious.
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Sturgeon sets out options for easing lockdown
05/05/2020 | news | uk | 1,635
The moves could include a gradual reopening of schools and allowing people to spend more time outside.
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Reopening schools too early could 'overwhelm' NHS
05/05/2020 | news | uk | 414
The Scottish government sets out options for reopening schools, but warns that it is too early to take action now.
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UK 'set for deepest downturn in living memory'
05/05/2020 | news | business | 2,374
A closely watched survey confirms that the service sector contracted at a record pace last month.
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Government pays nearly quarter of worker wages
04/05/2020 | news | business | 1,775
Programme to help people put on leave due to coronavrius is now being used by 6.3 million people.
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'Huge gaps' in draft coronavirus workplace rules
04/05/2020 | news | uk | 2,041
The leader of the TUC says she cannot recommend the government's draft advice "in its current form".
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World leaders pledge billions for vaccine fight
04/05/2020 | news | world | 2,692
More than $8bn (£6.5bn) are pledged to help develop a vaccine and fund research into treatments.
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UK tests pass government's 100,000-a-day target
01/05/2020 | news | uk | 6,758
A third of the government's 122,300 tests in 24 hours were sent in the post but not necessarily completed.
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UK past the peak of coronavirus, says PM
30/04/2020 | news | uk | 3,304
Boris Johnson says he will set out a plan next week on the economy, schools and transport beyond lockdown.
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PM to update UK on 'steps to defeat' coronavirus
29/04/2020 | news | uk | 1,996
Boris Johnson will lead the Downing Street briefing for the first time since his return to work.
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EnQuest signals 500 North Sea redundancies
29/04/2020 | news | uk | 123
Oil and gas operator EnQuest says it expects to make about 530 redundancies in the North Sea.
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US economy shrinks at fastest rate since 2008
29/04/2020 | news | business | 1,114
The head of America's central bank warns the economy will need more support.
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'Project Restart': Premier League ramps up plans for resuming season
27/04/2020 | sport | football | 2,611
Plans to resume the Premier League season will step up this week in what has been labelled "Project Restart".
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Sturgeon urges Scots to 'stick with' lockdown
27/04/2020 | news | uk | 945
Nicola Sturgeon says "real progress" has been made, but warns it is "fragile" and must be protected.
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The weekly shop is back in fashion, says Tesco
27/04/2020 | news | business | 690
Supermarket boss Dave Lewis says shopping trips are less frequent but basket sizes have doubled.
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This is the moment of maximum risk, Johnson says
27/04/2020 | news | uk | 5,932
The PM returns as ministers pledge £60,000 for the families of NHS and care staff who die with Covid-19.
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Some High Street names won't be back, warns Timpson
27/04/2020 | news | business | 1,939
The repair company will reopen some of its outlets this week with strict safety measures in place.
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'Disappointing' progress in UK-EU trade talks
24/04/2020 | news | politics | 7,197
The EU's chief negotiator says the 'clock is ticking' as the UK calls for "constructive" talks.
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Shoppers swap clothes for drink as retail sales sink
24/04/2020 | news | business | 1,043
Shopping declines at the steepest pace since the Office for National Statistics started collecting data.
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Lifting of Scottish lockdown 'likely to be phased'
23/04/2020 | news | uk | 3,343
A Scottish government paper on plans to lift lockdown warns life will not return to normal for some time.
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Pressure to give businesses 'hope' in lockdown
23/04/2020 | news | uk | 1,584
A senior Tory MP says the government must discuss a return to normality or risk companies folding.
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UK borrowing in 'colossal increase' to fight virus
23/04/2020 | news | business | 2,361
The deficit will hit levels not seen in peacetime, says the head of the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
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B&Q reopens stores after coronavirus shutdown
23/04/2020 | news | business | 1,481
Some firms, including Aston Martin and Taylor Wimpey, are starting to reopen after the lockdown.
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2019 was Europe's warmest year on record
22/04/2020 | news | science | 738
Europe is heating faster than the global average as data shows last year was the warmest on record.
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RAF plane lands with PPE from Turkey
22/04/2020 | news | uk | 3,233
The delayed flight arrived with about half of the promised protective kit for NHS staff.
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UK inflation falls as lockdown begins to bite
22/04/2020 | news | business | 955
Clothing and fuel prices slide as economists warn of sharp falls in inflation ahead.
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Covid-19 has become an 'economic crisis'
21/04/2020 | news | uk | 637
The current lockdown restrictions are cutting output from the economy by a third.
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Norman Hunter: Leeds United legend dies after contracting coronavirus
17/04/2020 | sport | football | 1,316
Leeds United great Norman Hunter dies in hospital aged 76 after contracting coronavirus.
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IMF head: Recession forecasts may be too optimistic
17/04/2020 | news | business | 719
Covid-19's impact on global growth could be even worse than feared, says IMF boss Kristalina Georgieva.
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Social distancing needed 'until vaccine found'
16/04/2020 | news | uk | 3,249
Scientists say "significant" measures should stay for some time, with the UK lockdown set to continue.
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HS2 construction gets green light despite lockdown
15/04/2020 | news | business | 993
The government has given the high-speed rail project formal approval to start construction.
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Publish exit strategy this week - Labour
14/04/2020 | news | politics | 4,977
Labour urges clarity - but ministers say is too soon to talk about easing coronavirus restrictions.
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One in five deaths now linked to coronavirus
14/04/2020 | news | health | 4,641
Coronavirus prompts spike in mortality with data showing weekly deaths have hit a record high.
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New coronavirus helpline for vulnerable Scots
13/04/2020 | news | uk | 398
A new phone line is set up to provide help and advice for Scots who lack a support network at home.
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More than 9 million workers could be furloughed
07/04/2020 | news | business | 1,957
New analysis underlines a surge in demand for the government's Job Retention Scheme.
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Coronavirus: 'Pets no risk to owners' vets stress
07/04/2020 | news | science | 273
Vets stress that pets pose little to no risk to their owners but recommend keeping cats indoors to prevent spread among animals.
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How fast is the coronavirus growing in the UK?
26/03/2020 | news | health | 3,850
Comparing the UK’s epidemic to other countries after Friday saw the biggest rise in deaths so far.
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Tesco restricts online orders to 80 items each
26/03/2020 | news | business | 1,398
It is the latest in a series of measures to safeguard people and supplies during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Police to enforce virus lockdown with fines
26/03/2020 | news | uk | 727
New powers will allow Scottish police to hand out fines to anyone breaking social distancing rules.
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New Tube restrictions to stop non-essential trips
25/03/2020 | news | uk | 888
London mayor Sadiq Khan said the number of Tube passengers fell by a third on Wednesday.
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PM thanks 500,000 who have signed up to help NHS
25/03/2020 | news | uk | 2,948
The role of volunteers will be "absolutely crucial" in fighting coronavirus, says Boris Johnson.
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UK construction workers fear for their safety
24/03/2020 | news | business | 2,142
Pressure is growing on government to act to protect construction workers against the coronavirus risk.
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Emergency touches every part of UK life
23/03/2020 | news | politics | 206
The PM's announcement from Downing Street has no comparison in our recent history.
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Global economy will suffer for 'years to come'
23/03/2020 | news | business | 688
OECD boss Angel Gurría says the economic shock is already bigger than the financial crisis.
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Global stocks fall despite virus rescue efforts
23/03/2020 | news | business | 133
Shares slide again as more drastic action is taken by governments to stop the virus spreading.
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Greggs to close all stores to prevent virus spread
22/03/2020 | news | technology | 1,675
Restaurant chains including McDonald's and Nando's close, saying they want to protect staff and customers.
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Social distancing may be needed for ‘most of year’
20/03/2020 | news | uk | 2,545
The government's scientific advisers say this will help to limit the spread of coronavirus.
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When will the coronavirus outbreak end?
19/03/2020 | news | health | 2,128
The huge challenge the world faces to find an exit strategy to end the lockdowns and return to normal.
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Glastonbury festival axed due to virus concerns
18/03/2020 | news | entertainment | 597
Taylor Swift, Sir Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar had been due to headline the event in June.
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Online shopping website Ocado suspends service
18/03/2020 | news | business | 3,098
Online shopping website Ocado has suspended its service as supermarkets crack down on stockpiling.
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No insurance cover for most virus-hit businesses
17/03/2020 | news | business | 213
Most would not have been entitled to compensation, even if the government had ordered them to close.
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Sturgeon: 'I'm not keeping anything back'
17/03/2020 | news | uk | 757
The first minister says she is trying inform people without scaring them about the spread of the virus.
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Amazon staff told to work overtime as virus hits
17/03/2020 | news | business | 909
Unions say the retailer is putting "profit before safety" as it tells some warehouse staff to work overtime.
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Virus-hit tenants 'should get a rent break'
16/03/2020 | news | business | 352
Tenants whose income is cut should be given leeway to pay at a later date, a landlords' association says.
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BBC delays over-75 TV licence fee changes
16/03/2020 | news | entertainment | 1,093
Millions were due to lose free licences on 1 June, but coronavirus means it's "not the right time".
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Mass gatherings off for up to four months
15/03/2020 | news | uk | 877
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says Scotland faces an "unprecedented situation" as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Coronavirus: GPs prepare for NHS's 'biggest crisis'
13/03/2020 | news | uk | 1,022
Family doctors are gearing up for a major increase in coronavirus in the community. How will they cope?
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Mass events ban as coronavirus cases spike
12/03/2020 | news | uk | 702
Gatherings of more than 500 in Scotland will be cancelled from next week as the UK moves to the delay phase.
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'No apology' for borrowing, says chancellor
12/03/2020 | news | politics | 2,896
Rishi Sunak says low interest rates make the £30bn Budget package "the right economic thing to do".
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Budget 2020: What it means for you
10/03/2020 | news | business | 604
The Budget focused on coronavirus, but here is what it means for your financial health.
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Fear returns to stock markets over virus impact
06/03/2020 | news | business | 948
Wall Street joins global stock market slide as strong US jobs figures fail to ease coronavirus worries.
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Brexit preparations cost UK more than £4bn
05/03/2020 | news | politics | 3,074
In October last year, 22,000 civil servants were working on Brexit, the public spending watchdog said.
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Government delays Budget infrastructure plan
05/03/2020 | news | business | 307
The chancellor will refocus the National Infrastructure Strategy in line with "net zero" climate ambitions.
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Is the NHS ready for the surge in coronavirus cases?
04/03/2020 | news | health | 405
With a peak just weeks away, the health service has been busy making preparations. Will it be able to cope?
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Fifth of workers 'could be off sick at virus peak'
03/03/2020 | news | uk | 5,061
Non-urgent NHS care may be delayed if the coronavirus outbreak worsens, the government says, as the number of UK cases rises to 51.
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Coronavirus could spread 'significantly' - PM
02/03/2020 | news | uk | 2,680
Boris Johnson says expansion of the virus is "on the cards" in the UK, as the number of cases rises to 39.
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First confirmed case of coronavirus in Scotland
01/03/2020 | news | uk | 148
The patient from the Tayside area was diagnosed having recently travelled from Italy.
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No 'artificial deadlines' in EU talks, UK warned
28/02/2020 | news | politics | 4,083
France's Europe minister says the focus must be on substance, as details and timings of the talks emerge.
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Flooding worsens as residents evacuated from homes
28/02/2020 | news | uk | 734
Water is pouring off fields which are unable to hold it from the swollen River Aire in East Yorkshire.
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'Biggest explosion since Big Bang' detected
28/02/2020 | news | science | 512
The blast in the Ophiuchus galaxy cluster left a cavity 15 times bigger than our Milky Way galaxy.
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Shares drop in worst week since financial crisis
28/02/2020 | news | business | 562
US shares slide as fears over the impact of the coronavirus continue to grip investors.
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Climate campaigners win Heathrow expansion case
27/02/2020 | news | business | 3,589
Campaigners say plans for a third runway should be cancelled, but the airport says it will appeal.
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UK prepared to ditch EU trade talks in June
26/02/2020 | news | politics | 8,249
Michael Gove says the UK will not accept any alignment with EU laws, as he announces the UK's strategy.
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'No excuses for not cutting crime', police told
26/02/2020 | news | uk | 1,597
The home secretary signals the return of crime targets, saying "outcomes" in key areas will be measured.
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Coronavirus preparations stepped up in Scotland
25/02/2020 | news | uk | 205
Nicola Sturgeon chairs a government resilience meeting as ministers say they are "expecting an outbreak".
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UK 'would be insane' to let in chlorinated chicken
25/02/2020 | news | business | 3,073
Farmers say allowing food imports that would be illegal to produce in the UK would be "morally bankrupt".
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New coronavirus advice for Britons back from Italy
25/02/2020 | news | uk | 875
Several schools send pupils and staff home after they return from skiing trips in the country.
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Train lines closed as river flood levels rise
25/02/2020 | news | uk | 398
There are two "danger to life" warnings on the Severn and flood defences are likely to be breached.
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Pupils' exam performance falls by up to 10%
21/02/2020 | news | uk | 820
Official figures show the number of students achieving passes in core Higher subjects dropped significantly in 2019.
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Households in England 'to face council tax rises'
20/02/2020 | news | politics | 2,388
It will amount to an average rise of up to £69 per home, the County Councils Network says.
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UK immigration plans 'devastating' for Scotland
19/02/2020 | news | uk | 1,280
Nicola Sturgeon says proposals to stop giving visas to low-skilled workers is the wrong route to take.
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No visas for low-skilled workers, government says
18/02/2020 | news | politics | 7,269
Ministers urge firms to stop relying on "cheap labour", but critics warn of damage to the economy.
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Wages back above pre-economic crisis levels
18/02/2020 | news | business | 1,698
Average wages - when adjusted for inflation - exceed pre-crisis levels for the first time since 2008.
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Scotland's jobless total falls by 14,000
17/02/2020 | news | uk | 138
Official figures show the unemployment rate now stands at 3.5%, compared with 3.8% for the UK as a whole.
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Further flooding as Storm Dennis damage continues
17/02/2020 | news | uk | 1,409
Fresh "danger to life" flood warnings are issued as the UK reels from damage caused by Storm Dennis.
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Focus on delivering, PM tells cabinet
14/02/2020 | news | politics | 6,306
Boris Johnson sets priorities for his top team, following Sajid Javid's shock resignation.
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Sajid Javid quits as chancellor
13/02/2020 | news | politics | 6,939
Rishi Sunak takes over at the Treasury, as his predecessor says he had "no option but to resign".
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Carlaw wins Scottish Conservative leadership race
11/02/2020 | news | uk | 390
Jackson Carlaw had been the party's interim leader since Ruth Davidson quit the role in August.
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Border delays 'could cause fresh food problems'
10/02/2020 | news | business | 3,198
Warning comes after Michael Gove tells firms to prepare for post-Brexit border checks from January.
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Fianna Fáil largest party but Sinn Féin celebrate
10/02/2020 | news | world | 3,096
The final results of the Irish general election show Fianna Fáil on 38 seats, one ahead of Sinn Féin.
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Johnson rebuked over universal credit jobs claim
06/02/2020 | news | uk | 411
The UK Statistics Authority says a 200,000 jobs boost claimed by the PM was only a prediction.
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Poorer households may get help on energy bills
06/02/2020 | news | business | 123
The burden of paying for clean energy technology could be shifted to the tax payer.
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Raab in Australia on Brexit trade mission
06/02/2020 | news | politics | 3,027
The foreign secretary says the UK will be a "force for good in the world" as he begins his Asia-Pacific trip.
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Chancellor’s economic growth goal ‘unrealistic’
06/02/2020 | news | business | 963
There is a one-in-five chance of Sajid Javid hitting growth of about 2.8%, say economists at Niesr.
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Last UK flight for Britons in coronavirus-hit city
05/02/2020 | news | uk | 638
Government charter comes after expats were urged to leave China as the outbreak claims more lives.
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TV licence fee consultation opens
04/02/2020 | news | entertainment | 4,296
The culture secretary says the fee needs to remain "relevant" in a "changing media landscape".
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PM 'admitted he doesn't get climate change'
04/02/2020 | news | science | 2,049
Boris Johnson has failed to lead over the UK's hosting of a key climate summit, its former boss says.
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PM: 'No need' for UK to follow EU rules on trade
03/02/2020 | news | uk | 10,094
But the EU's Michel Barnier offers a contrasting vision of negotiations, calling for a "level playing field".
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Dry, hot summers could become 'common' in Scotland
02/02/2020 | news | uk | 324
Researchers say the country should prepare for more summers like 2018, with temperatures of about 30C.
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Nicola Sturgeon calls for patience over indyref2
30/01/2020 | news | uk | 3,037
Scotland's first minister says she still wants indyref2 this year - but acknowledges it may not come until at least 2021.
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UK set for Brexit, as PM promises 'new dawn'
30/01/2020 | news | politics | 9,970
After 47 years as a member of the European project, the UK will leave the EU at 23:00 GMT.
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Rail firm Northern to be nationalised
29/01/2020 | news | uk | 2,085
The government is to take control of the troubled train operator after two years of passenger chaos.
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Scotland's most and least deprived areas named
28/01/2020 | news | uk | 467
Research suggests parts of Greenock town centre are the areas with the greatest deprivation in the country.
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Migrant salary threshold fall recommended
28/01/2020 | news | politics | 2,505
Reducing the minimum by £4,400 would help recruit NHS staff and teachers, says an independent committee.
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Banks asked to explain 40% overdraft rates
28/01/2020 | news | business | 1,342
The City watchdog says most banks have set "very similar prices" under the new rules.
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Big Ben bongs fundraising appeal closes
27/01/2020 | news | politics | 1,487
Money was donated to get the bell ringing on Brexit day, but it will now go to a veterans' charity.
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Watchdog questions 'Get ready for Brexit' campaign
27/01/2020 | news | politics | 1,237
The £46m publicity blitz did not leave people "significantly better prepared", says the NAO.
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Call for powers to set up 'Scottish visa' system
27/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,282
Ministers want powers to be devolved for a "tailored" system that could boost immigration to Scotland.
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Five big decisions looming for Boris Johnson
27/01/2020 | news | politics | 840
The coming few weeks demand some big decisions from the PM and his cabinet. Find out more.
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Varadkar: EU will have stronger team in trade talks
27/01/2020 | news | politics | 6,272
The Irish PM says it will be "difficult" to reach a deal this year, but Boris Johnson is bullish.
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UK companies see post-election boost
24/01/2020 | news | business | 269
UK manufacturing and services saw their best month for more than a year in January, a survey suggests.
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Unite union backs Long-Bailey for Labour leader
24/01/2020 | news | politics | 3,414
Unite leader Len McCluskey said the shadow business secretary had the "brains and brilliance" for the job.
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Brexit: EU leaders sign UK withdrawal deal
24/01/2020 | news | world | 3,608
The deal formally ending UK membership is signed by EU leaders in Brussels.
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Incident team set up as five tested for coronavirus
23/01/2020 | news | uk | 101
The patients are being tested as a precaution in Scotland after returning from China with respiratory problems.
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UK has 'crossed Brexit finish line', says Johnson
22/01/2020 | news | politics | 3,125
The prime minister urges the UK to "move forwards as one" as legislation securing the EU exit passes.
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Trade tensions rise as US threatens car tariffs
22/01/2020 | news | business | 2,020
The US has warned it could start taxing UK car exports if UK's tech tax goes ahead.
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Give regions a 'voice' or UK may end, Brown warns
20/01/2020 | news | politics | 1,021
The former PM says the country is "not at ease with itself" and must change from "top to bottom".
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HS2: Give me the facts, says Shapps
20/01/2020 | news | business | 2,011
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps faces a "massive decision" as a leaked report suggests the rail link could cost £106bn.
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China virus cases triple as infection spreads
20/01/2020 | news | world | 228
This comes as China confirms that a new strain of coronavirus can pass from person to person.
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Ministers 'looking into' relocating House of Lords
19/01/2020 | news | politics | 408
Moving the upper chamber could "reconnect" politics with voters, the Tory party chairman says.
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Retail sales fall sharply in December
17/01/2020 | news | business | 879
A fifth straight month without growth adds to pressure on the Bank of England to cut interest rates.
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Don't just blame 2019 campaign - Starmer
16/01/2020 | news | politics | 303
The leadership hopeful tells the BBC's Laura Kuenssberg he can restore trust in Labour as a "force for good".
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Scottish FA poised to ban kids heading footballs
15/01/2020 | news | uk | 905
Rules could be in place within weeks after a study found ex-players are more likely to die of dementia.
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Backlash against Flybe's government rescue grows
15/01/2020 | news | business | 2,763
British Airways' owner IAG files a complaint to the EU arguing Flybe's rescue breaks state aid rules.
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Santander latest bank to set 40% overdraft rate
14/01/2020 | news | business | 897
The move comes as the bank cuts the interest rate it pays on its flagship current account.
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Johnson rejects Sturgeon's indyref2 demand
14/01/2020 | news | uk | 7,149
Boris Johnson confirms he will not agree to Nicola Sturgeon's request for a second independence referendum.
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Weak November weighs on UK growth
13/01/2020 | news | business | 741
Official statistics show the economy grew by just 0.1% in the three months to November.
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Stormont financial package 'falls way short'
12/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,769
Finance Minister Conor Murphy says government must live up to commitments made to Stormont parties.
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Full UK-EU trade deal 'impossible' by end of 2020
07/01/2020 | news | politics | 6,737
The EU Commission president says the sides must prioritise areas of agreement to meet talks deadline.
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MSPs vote to reject UK Brexit legislation
07/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,524
Holyrood votes by 92 to 29 to reject the Withdrawal Agreement Bill after MSPs hit out at Brexit.
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Energy customers hit with backdated bills
06/01/2020 | news | business | 326
Householders are getting billed extra for energy they used years ago, despite a ban on the practice.
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Top bosses 'earn average salary within three days'
05/01/2020 | news | business | 1,303
The average wage of a FTSE 100 boss equated to more than £900 an hour, research suggests.
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Northern could lose rail franchise, says Shapps
02/01/2020 | news | business | 874
The transport secretary says he is "not prepared" to tolerate the firm's "unacceptable" performance.
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MPs back Johnson's plan to leave EU on 31 January
20/12/2019 | news | politics | 8,400
The PM says Brexit is "one step closer" after MPs back his EU withdrawal bill by a majority of 124.
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MPs voting on Johnson's Brexit bill
19/12/2019 | news | politics | 3,091
The PM says the legislation, enabling Brexit to happen on 31 January, will allow the UK to "move forward".
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Johnson hails 'radical' Queen's Speech
18/12/2019 | news | politics | 6,537
Seven Brexit-focused bills and plans for extra NHS funding are unveiled in the Queen's Speech.
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Corbyn's 'comic indecision' on Brexit - Blair
17/12/2019 | news | politics | 2,496
Former prime minister Tony Blair says Labour "let our country down" at the general election.
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UK unemployment falls to lowest level since 1975
17/12/2019 | news | business | 877
Employment rises to all-time high, while wage growth slows less sharply from August to October.
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Brexit bill to rule out extension
17/12/2019 | news | politics | 9,844
The move comes as MPs gather for the first sitting of the new Parliament after the general election.
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Scottish independence: Will indyref2 still happen?
16/12/2019 | news | uk | 1,881
Nicola Sturgeon has urged independence supporters to be patient - but could indyref2 still happen in 2020?
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MPs' vote on Brexit bill planned for Friday
16/12/2019 | news | politics | 4,783
No 10 says the government wants to begin the legislation process before Christmas.
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Is Labour's position on independence changing?
16/12/2019 | news | uk | 765
As Scottish Labour seeks to regroup after its election loss, party members are publicly talking about their stance on indyref2.
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Let the healing begin, urges PM after poll win
13/12/2019 | news | politics | 5,831
Boris Johnson says he hopes his party's "extraordinary" election victory will bring "closure" to years of acrimony.
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Three key economic questions for Boris Johnson
13/12/2019 | news | business | 848
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tough decisions to make on who to align the UK more closely with.
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What does business want from Boris Johnson?
13/12/2019 | news | business | 309
Many firms will welcome an end to the Brexit stalemate but firms want action elsewhere too.
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Sturgeon: PM has 'no right' to block Indyref2
13/12/2019 | news | politics | 5,073
Scotland's first minister says the SNP election victory strengthens the mandate for another referendum.
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Johnson: I will repay the trust of voters
13/12/2019 | news | politics | 6,284
The PM meets the Queen to ask to form a new government, following the Conservatives' election victory.
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Pound and shares surge on election result
12/12/2019 | news | business | 1,666
The FTSE is higher while sterling hits its highest level against the dollar since June last year.
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