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Test and trace system will start on Thursday
27/05/2020 | news | health | 3,032
Anyone coming into close contact with infected people in England will be told to isolate.
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Johnson urges UK to 'move on' from Cummings row
26/05/2020 | news | politics | 15,744
The PM rules out an inquiry into the conduct of his top aide at the height of the coronavirus lockdown.
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Minister quits over Cummings' lockdown actions
26/05/2020 | news | politics | 14,545
Douglas Ross quits the government as more than 35 Conservative MPs call for Dominic Cummings to go.
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Ikea to begin reopening stores
22/05/2020 | news | business | 214
But the furniture giant will limit family groups to one adult and one child per household.
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Key evidence on opening schools revealed
22/05/2020 | news | health | 2,510
Sources say any risk to pupils is very small but any activity outside the home has risk.
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UK borrowing at record high as virus cost soars
22/05/2020 | news | business | 1,663
The government borrowed £62bn in April - the highest monthly figure since records began.
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Net migration from outside EU hits 'highest level'
21/05/2020 | news | politics | 2,399
Official figures show an estimated 282,000 more non-EU citizens came to the UK than left in 2019.
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Drugs firm prepares to supply vaccine in September
21/05/2020 | news | business | 194
AstraZeneca agrees deals to deliver at least 400 million doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, providing it works.
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Facebook defends actions on virus misinformation
21/05/2020 | news | business | 1,007
Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg tells the BBC it will remove content likely to result in "imminent harm".
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Track and trace system in place from June - PM
20/05/2020 | news | uk | 4,494
It comes as Labour accuses the government of leaving a "huge hole" in the UK's coronavirus defences.
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Coronavirus infection 'R' rate in UK creeps up
15/05/2020 | news | health | 4,837
The figure is now much closer to one - the point at which the virus starts spreading rapidly.
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Doctors 'told not to discuss PPE shortages'
15/05/2020 | news | uk | 1,527
One NHS doctor tells BBC Newsnight he was told by managers at his hospital to "stop causing a fuss".
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Reopening NHS services must be safe, unions say
14/05/2020 | news | uk | 611
Hospitals face another "crucial test" when outpatient clinics and operations resume, health unions say.
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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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Foreign holiday season 'likely to be cancelled'
12/05/2020 | news | business | 3,665
Health Secretary Matt Hancock says "big, lavish international holidays" are unlikely this summer.
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PM 'not expecting' flood of people back to work
11/05/2020 | news | uk | 465
Boris Johnson says people should only return to the workplace if it is secure against coronavirus.
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50,000 deaths in the UK’s coronavirus epidemic
11/05/2020 | news | health | 2,964
Official statistics show a large increase in the number of UK deaths above the expected level.
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Morrisons cuts petrol price to below £1 a litre
11/05/2020 | news | business | 438
It is the first time a national chain has sold petrol in the UK at this price since February 2016.
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'Stay away from beauty spots' bank holiday warning
07/05/2020 | news | uk | 1,075
Emergency services and other authorities say travel to beaches and national parks will "cost lives".
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Is it time to free the healthy from restrictions?
06/05/2020 | news | health | 2,328
Ministers are looking at how to ease the lockdown. How cautious should they be?
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Malaria 'completely stopped' by microbe
04/05/2020 | news | health | 397
Scientists say the microbe - found in the wild near Lake Victoria - has enormous potential.
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Thousands signal interest in Covid-19 plasma trial
01/05/2020 | news | health | 1,251
It is hoped the antibodies recovered patients have built up will help clear the virus in others.
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UK hospital trials new coronavirus treatment drug
01/05/2020 | news | health | 584
The new drug is based around a protein that is commonly used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis.
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First patients injected in UK Covid vaccine trial
23/04/2020 | news | health | 1,761
The first two people have been injected as part of a UK study of a Covid-19 vaccine.
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Councils 'on brink of financial failure'
17/04/2020 | news | politics | 1,723
Coronavirus has seen costs of supporting vulnerable people increase just as councils' incomes drop.
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Twenty suspected phone mast attacks over Easter
14/04/2020 | news | technology | 1,760
Vodafone says one of the "deluded" attacks was on a mast serving Birmingham's Nightingale hospital.
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Chancellor warns of 'tough times' for UK economy
14/04/2020 | news | business | 4,408
A forecast suggests coronavirus will have "serious implications" for the UK economy, Rishi Sunak says.
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Public urged to follow 'mission-critical' rules
05/04/2020 | news | uk | 8,300
The health secretary criticised "unbelievable" behaviour after people packed into sunny public parks.
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BBC offers biggest education push 'in its history'
03/04/2020 | news | entertainment | 898
Schoolchildren will be offered online videos, quizzes, podcasts and articles on core subjects.
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Sainsbury’s to ease shopping item restrictions
03/04/2020 | news | business | 649
The supermarket lifts limits on some products but asks households to send only one adult to do the shopping.
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Should more of us wear face masks?
01/04/2020 | news | science | 1,621
Experts are set to assess the value of face masks in helping slow the spread of coronavirus.
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Loss of smell and taste 'may be coronavirus'
31/03/2020 | news | health | 1,070
However, experts say a fever and a cough are still the main ones to look out for.
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British Airways suspends all Gatwick flights
31/03/2020 | news | business | 855
The airline says it is facing a challenging environment in "unprecedented circumstances".
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Supermarkets scrap some product restrictions
31/03/2020 | news | business | 2,699
Aldi, Morrisons, Waitrose and Asda ease limits on how many of some individual items people can buy.
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UK considers virus-tracing app to ease lockdown
30/03/2020 | news | technology | 1,769
Study describes how app would alert citizens if someone they came into contact with tests positive.
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Carluccio's collapses with 2,000 jobs under threat
30/03/2020 | news | business | 1,290
The future of some 2,000 of the restaurant's employees hang in the balance.
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University admissions could see emergency controls
29/03/2020 | news | education | 337
Universities are considering fixed limits on student numbers amid financial worries over admissions.
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Government cracks down on coronavirus fake news
29/03/2020 | news | technology | 1,889
A rapid response unit is working with social media firms to take down misleading or harmful content.
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Things to get worse before getting better, PM says
28/03/2020 | news | politics | 5,154
Measures to target coronavirus may get tougher, Boris Johnson says in letter sent to every UK home.
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UK wary of international market for ventilators
28/03/2020 | news | uk | 1,490
The UK is avoiding buying from middlemen as prices rocket amid feverish global trading conditions.
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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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Government orders 10,000 ventilators from Dyson
25/03/2020 | news | business | 919
The engineering firm developed a new type of ventilator in response to calls on behalf of the NHS.
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Construction firms divided as shutdown calls grow
25/03/2020 | news | business | 1,372
Confusion deepens as some firms decide to stay open, citing government guidelines for essential work.
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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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'Avoid using microwave to get faster internet'
24/03/2020 | news | business | 550
With millions of people working from home, media watchdog Ofcom issues tips to boost internet speed.
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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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Stay at home to stay safe, 1.5 million advised
21/03/2020 | news | uk | 6,986
They will be advised to stay at home for 12 weeks, as the UK's death total reaches 281.
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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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M&S invokes wartime spirit as virus impact hits
20/03/2020 | news | business | 916
In a gloomy trading update the retailer says it served customers during world wars will continue to do so.
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US stocks see worst fall since 1987 on virus fears
16/03/2020 | news | business | 4,540
Wall Street's Dow Jones slides 12.9% as Donald Trump says economy "may be" heading for recession.
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How wealthy is your local area?
04/03/2020 | news | uk | 836
New statistics highlight the wealthiest and poorest neighbourhoods in England and Wales.
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US makes emergency rate cut as coronavirus spreads
03/03/2020 | news | business | 422
America's central bank makes the biggest interest rate cut since the financial crisis.
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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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Greggs 'would pay staff who need to self-isolate'
03/03/2020 | news | business | 544
The sandwich chain had an "exceptional" 2019, but cautions that coronavirus could hurt this year's sales.
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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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Javid: I resigned to uphold 'sensible' government
26/02/2020 | news | politics | 1,965
The ex-chancellor tells MPs No 10's plan to remove his advisers was not in the "national interest".
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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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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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UK government 'well prepared' for coronavirus
24/02/2020 | news | uk | 1,618
The number of UK cases rose to 13 after cruise ship passengers returned to Britain on Saturday.
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World must prepare for pandemic, says WHO
24/02/2020 | news | world | 2,414
But the UN health body says the coronavirus outbreak does not yet meet the criteria for a pandemic.
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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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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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Ikea announces first big UK store closure
04/02/2020 | news | business | 1,475
The Swedish furniture giant's Coventry branch will close this summer, putting 352 jobs at risk.
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Wales to bring in smacking ban after assembly vote
27/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,008
Wales becomes the second part of the UK to ban parents from smacking their children.
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More people triggering emergency alarms on trains
21/01/2020 | news | uk | 339
Crowded carriages and lack of help for disabled people would make some rail users press the button.
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John Lewis warns it may not pay staff bonus
09/01/2020 | news | business | 374
The retail group warns on profits as John Lewis managing director Paula Nickolds steps down.
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New Labour leader to be announced on 4 April
05/01/2020 | news | politics | 4,287
The party's top body has agreed the timetable for the contest and who is eligible to vote.
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Jess Phillips joins Labour leadership race
03/01/2020 | news | politics | 4,016
The third MP to join the contest says Labour members are "ready to try something different".
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Last decade was UK's 'second hottest in 100 years'
02/01/2020 | news | science | 2,291
The year 2019 saw several high temperature records in the UK - concluding a record-breaking decade.
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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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Army urges young people lacking confidence to join
01/01/2020 | news | uk | 978
Social media addicts, gym junkies and binge-drinkers are all targets of the recruitment drive.
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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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Government to shut Brexit department on 31 January
19/12/2019 | news | politics | 306
The closing of the government department coincides with the deadline for the UK to leave the EU.
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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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Ofcom proposes locked-handset ban
17/12/2019 | news | technology | 417
Several mobile phone providers offer handsets that cannot easily be transferred to a new network.
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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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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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Water firms hit by toughest crackdown in 30 years
15/12/2019 | news | business | 347
The regulator announces a cap on investor returns as it cuts the average bill by £50 over five years.
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Johnson to welcome new MPs to Westminster
15/12/2019 | news | politics | 2,971
A priority will be a vote on the EU withdrawal bill that the PM wants to bring back before Christmas.
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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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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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Every major A&E misses wait target for first time
13/12/2019 | news | health | 539
Hospitals in England endure their worst-ever performance against waiting times.
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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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Parties focus on key messages as poll day nears
09/12/2019 | news | politics | 7,986
Pitches about the NHS and Brexit come to the fore, but both Labour and the Tories face criticism too.
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Johnson 'could look at' abolishing BBC licence fee
09/12/2019 | news | politics | 4,473
The prime minister questions whether funding the broadcaster out of general taxation "makes sense".
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Exercise calorie labels 'make food less tempting'
09/12/2019 | news | health | 802
Consumers should be told it takes four hours to walk off the calories in a pizza, researchers say.
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Tories target Labour Leave seats in final push
08/12/2019 | news | politics | 1,650
The prime minister tours Labour seats that voted for Brexit, three days before the election.
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Labour Budget to 'end austerity' in first 100 days
08/12/2019 | news | politics | 7,011
John McDonnell says Labour would "remake government" in a February Budget if it wins the election.
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PM 'misrepresenting' Brexit deal, says Corbyn
06/12/2019 | news | politics | 4,130
The Labour leader says he has "hard evidence" disproving claims there will be no border in the Irish Sea.
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