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Super League 'on standby' - Perez
22/04/2021 | sport | football | 1,562
The European Super League is on "standby" despite nine of the 12 founding teams withdrawing, says Real Madrid president Florentino Perez.
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Netflix shares plunge amid fears coronavirus boom is over
21/04/2021 | news | business | 369
Netflix said the pandemic disrupted its production pipeline and has forecast fewer new subscribers.
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Brexit: Lorry permit to enter Kent scrapped and M20 barrier removed
20/04/2021 | news | uk | 83
The government says permits were "instrumental in avoiding delays" but are no longer required.
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Under-35s bearing brunt of jobs crisis
20/04/2021 | news | business | 1,341
Some 635,000 people under 35 came off company payrolls in the year to March, official figures show.
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Climate change: UK to speed up target to cut carbon emissions
20/04/2021 | news | politics | 3,247
The PM says carbon emissions must fall by almost 80% by 2035 - 15 years earlier than previously planned.
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Covid: More than 10m people fully vaccinated in UK
19/04/2021 | news | uk | 1,701
The health secretary hails the "terrific milestone", urging those eligible to come forward for the jab.
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Brexit and Covid blamed as 200 jobs at risk in Ystrad Mynach
16/04/2021 | news | uk | 280
A manufacturing firm is considering shutting a Welsh site due to impact of Brexit and Covid.
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Charity shops tell donors: 'Think before giving'
15/04/2021 | news | business | 542
Charity retailers ask givers to book before just turning up with donations as people flock back.
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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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Heathrow says airport queues are becoming 'untenable'
14/04/2021 | news | business | 2,717
The airport says some travellers are facing waits of up to six hours.
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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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UK exports to EU rebound partially after January's slump
13/04/2021 | news | business | 3,525
Despite the improvement, exports still remain below 2020 levels, the UK statistics body says.
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Brexit prompts JD Sports to open Dublin warehouse
13/04/2021 | news | uk | 285
The firm's imports to GB now incur tariffs when they are distributed onward to its stores across Europe.
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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: More than enough vaccines for under-30s, says Hancock
08/04/2021 | news | uk | 3,741
The health secretary says the vaccine rollout remains on track to jab all adults by the end of July.
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Covid: Under-30s offered alternative to Oxford-AstraZeneca jab
07/04/2021 | news | health | 2,348
A review finds a "plausible" link to rare blood clots, but says the jab remains beneficial for most.
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Covid: Moderna vaccine UK rollout begins in Wales
07/04/2021 | news | uk | 1,601
The vaccine is the third to be used in the UK, with England's rollout due "in the next few days".
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Deliveroo shares rise on first full trading day as some riders go on strike
07/04/2021 | news | business | 474
Wednesday is the first day of trading for 70,000 retail investors, as 400 UK riders are expected to stage a strike.
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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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Coronavirus: Pfizer jab 'stopping 91% of cases in first six months'
01/04/2021 | news | health | 1,631
And another study shows even 96-year-olds are producing an impressive immune response.
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Liberty Steel boss: Plants won't shut on my watch
01/04/2021 | news | business | 607
Metal tycoon Sanjeev Gupta is racing to refinance his business after his financial backer collapsed.
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Covid-19: Few people with symptoms are self-isolating, study finds
01/04/2021 | news | health | 775
And fewer than one in five people request a test if they have symptoms, a report on test-and-trace says.
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Covid: Children 'well protected by Pfizer vaccine'
31/03/2021 | news | health | 1,284
Initial results from trials in 12- to 15-year-olds in the US will be handed to regulators.
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Deliveroo shares tumble on stock market debut
31/03/2021 | news | business | 1,062
Deliveroo shares close well below their expected price after big investors' attitude to company soured.
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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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Covid-19: World leaders call for international pandemic treaty
30/03/2021 | news | uk | 3,362
Boris Johnson and more than 20 other leaders say another health crisis is a matter of "not if, but when".
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Biden administration threatens tariffs on UK goods in 'tech tax' row
29/03/2021 | news | business | 3,837
Ceramics, make-up and furniture could be hit amid a row over a new UK tax on tech firms.
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Covid jab: One dose in care homes gives 'substantial' protection
29/03/2021 | news | health | 1,299
A study suggests 62% of residents are protected by a single dose of the vaccines used in the UK.
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Coronavirus: EU stops short of vaccine export ban
26/03/2021 | news | world | 1,403
The bloc tells AstraZeneca to honour its EU contracts but backs global supply chains.
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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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Covid: What might a third wave look like?
26/03/2021 | news | health | 1,163
Restrictions are easing, but with parts of Europe seeing rising infections, should the UK be worried?
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Covid: Jab passports possible 'after all offered vaccine'
25/03/2021 | news | uk | 3,807
A review on certificates showing jab status is ongoing but no decisions have been made, PM says.
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MPs agree to extend Covid powers until September
25/03/2021 | news | politics | 3,809
The health secretary said 'essential' government powers need to stay but other measures have been scrapped.
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Covid-19: More than 6,000 'lives saved by vaccine programme'
25/03/2021 | news | uk | 1,721
The estimate for England comes as the over-50s are urged to book a jab in the coming days.
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UK Government buildings to fly union flag every day
25/03/2021 | news | politics | 4,189
The culture secretary described the flag as "a proud reminder of our history and the ties that bind us".
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Covid vaccine: AstraZeneca updates US vaccine efficacy results
25/03/2021 | news | world | 911
The vaccine-maker slightly amends its efficacy rates as it awaits US regulatory approval.
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Brexit: Welsh ports under threat from post-Brexit trade
25/03/2021 | news | uk | 583
The Welsh government publishes plan to encourage the return of Irish freight to its ports.
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Sir Keir Starmer accuses Boris Johnson of 'breaking promise' on Army troop numbers
24/03/2021 | news | politics | 734
Boris Johnson says the government is increasing spending on defence "by the biggest amount since the Cold War".
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UK inflation rate falls as clothes prices drop
24/03/2021 | news | business | 977
A fall in the price of clothing and second-hand cars offset a rise in fuel costs last month.
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Cineworld to reopen with cinema-first movie deal
23/03/2021 | news | business | 453
US cinemas will reopen in April followed by the UK in May, with theatres getting exclusivity over streaming.
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UK launching four regional trade hubs to boost exports
23/03/2021 | news | business | 464
The hubs in Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast and Darlington will aim to provide local firms with advice.
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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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Wales denied Grand Slam in epic finale
20/03/2021 | sport | rugbyunion | 3,494
France inflict heartbreak on Wales as they seal a 32-30 victory in dramatic fashion to deny Wayne Pivac's side a Grand Slam in Paris.
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Impressive Ireland thump dismal England
20/03/2021 | sport | rugbyunion | 3,011
Ireland produce an outstanding display to overcome an ill-disciplined England 32-18 in the Six Nations despite Bundee Aki's red card.
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UK government borrowing hits February record as virus impact continues
19/03/2021 | news | business | 1,866
The government borrowed £19.1bn last month, the highest figure for February since records began.
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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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BBC to move key jobs and programmes out of London
18/03/2021 | news | entertainment | 3,589
The corporation is expanding out of the capital to "ensure every household gets value from the BBC".
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Economic outlook 'unusually uncertain' despite 'rapid' vaccine rollout
18/03/2021 | news | business | 917
Bank of England says a rebound is likely in 2021, but it still depends on the "evolution of the pandemic".
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Covid vaccine: UK supply hit by India delivery delay
18/03/2021 | news | uk | 2,405
It is understood a shipment of five million AstraZeneca doses to the UK has been held up by four weeks.
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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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Covid: EU plans rollout of travel certificate before summer
17/03/2021 | news | world | 2,081
It will permit travel by those vaccinated, or who have tested negative or recently recovered.
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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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Democracy is in retreat, warns Dominic Raab
17/03/2021 | news | politics | 1,906
Dominic Raab says the UK should use its "clout" to be "a force for good in the world".
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Vaccine side effects: My experience of them and what they mean
17/03/2021 | news | health | 3,353
Why do some people get side effects - and do they mean you have greater protection?
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Integrated review: UK to lift cap on nuclear stockpile
16/03/2021 | news | uk | 6,832
The UK will also shift focus towards Indo-Pacific countries, following a year-long foreign policy review.
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Ministers frustrated with PM's 'mistakes' ahead of Covid second wave
15/03/2021 | news | politics | 5,852
Senior figures tell the BBC Boris Johnson should have been tougher in the autumn to prevent more deaths.
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Covid: UK vaccination surge expected in coming days
15/03/2021 | news | health | 3,382
All over 50s could be vaccinated ahead of schedule, thanks to good supplies, say experts.
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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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Bank of England governor defends self over scandal
15/03/2021 | news | business | 880
Andrew Bailey has been criticised for evidence he gave over a scandal in which 11,000 savers lost money.
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Foreign Office to move 500 jobs to East Kilbride
15/03/2021 | news | uk | 1,795
The UK government has said more than 1,000 civil service roles in total are to be relocated to Scotland
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Johnson: Defence reforms 'will help make UK match-fit'
15/03/2021 | news | politics | 582
Boris Johnson promises more investment and jobs ahead of his long-awaited update on the military.
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Covid vaccinations: No reason to stop using AstraZeneca jab, says WHO
12/03/2021 | news | world | 1,416
The body reassures states after some halted their rollouts over unproven fears the jab causes clots.
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UK exports to European Union drop 40% in January
12/03/2021 | news | business | 8,104
Official figures show a sharp drop in trade in goods with the EU as the Brexit transition period ended.
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Brexit: UK delays border checks on EU goods into Great Britain
11/03/2021 | news | politics | 4,819
Ministers say the move will help firms after Covid - but Labour says it "smacks of ill-preparedness".
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Covid-19: NHS waits at record high as second wave hits care
11/03/2021 | news | health | 2,299
Scale of cancelled treatments is revealed with hospitals facing 'dire' backlog after Covid surge.
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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-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: 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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First day back at school has 'gone well', say heads
08/03/2021 | news | education | 2,396
Millions have returned to school in England, with face masks and Covid tests for secondary pupils.
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Isle of Wight drone NHS-supply trials resume
08/03/2021 | news | uk | 48
Drone flights to test the delivery of medical supplies to the Isle of Wight will resume next month.
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Brexit: Lord Frost accuses EU of 'ill will' over UK exit
08/03/2021 | news | politics | 3,948
Lord Frost says the EU has "significantly undermined" post-Brexit arrangements for Northern Ireland.
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Brexit: Further trade rules relaxed between GB and NI
05/03/2021 | news | uk | 5,144
The UK government is taking the step to ease the movement of plants without the agreement of the EU.
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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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Budget 2021: Four things missing from Rishi Sunak
05/03/2021 | news | business | 713
Where was the help for the environment, social care, renters, and to cover the future costs of Covid?
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Budget 2021: Funding for Tory-held towns 'looks fishy,' says Starmer
04/03/2021 | news | politics | 1,919
But Prime Minister Boris Johnson defends allocations from the Towns Fund as "completely impartial".
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Budget 2021: Rishi Sunak insists Covid-recovery tax rises fair
04/03/2021 | news | politics | 2,526
Chancellor Rishi Sunak is accused of hitting the poorest hardest in his Budget plan to balance the books.
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US suspends tariffs on single malt Scotch whisky
04/03/2021 | news | business | 1,818
Tariffs on UK cheese and cashmere will also be lifted as the countries try to resolve an old trade row.
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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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Budget 2021: 10 ways Rishi Sunak's speech affects you
04/03/2021 | news | business | 1,163
Chancellor Rishi Sunak's Budget is packed with policies that will affect your finances. Here is a guide.
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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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Brexit: EU says UK grace period extension breaches international law
03/03/2021 | news | uk | 4,582
The latest Brexit flare up is over checks on goods to NI, which remains in the EU's single market.
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Budget 2021: Million more set to pay income tax by 2026
03/03/2021 | news | business | 1,756
People who get a pay rise between this April and 2026 may find themselves paying a higher rate of tax.
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Budget 2021: Rishi Sunak warns tax rises to follow spending spree
03/03/2021 | news | business | 2,439
The UK economy is expected to recover six months faster than expected from the pandemic, the chancellor says.
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Budget 2021: Rishi Sunak to extend furlough scheme until September
03/03/2021 | news | business | 2,428
The move will help millions of people, Rishi Sunak says, ahead of setting out his tax and spending plans.
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Budget 2021: Contactless card limit will rise to £100
03/03/2021 | news | business | 1,745
The move, taking effect later this year, will more than double the current limit of £45.
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Brazilian variant: Hancock denies quarantine delays put lives at risk
01/03/2021 | news | uk | 2,725
It comes as the search continues for a person in England infected with the Brazilian variant.
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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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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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Budget 2021: Extra £1.6bn for UK's Covid vaccination rollout
01/03/2021 | news | uk | 408
The chancellor is to provide more funding for the programme, which has now given 20m first doses.
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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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Covid: Thousands sign petition against vaccine passports
26/02/2021 | news | politics | 2,407
More than 200,000 people are urging the government not to introduce documents offering proof of vaccination.
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Brexit: Welsh exports to Irish Republic 'hindered by wrong ink'
26/02/2021 | news | uk | 353
CBI Wales says authorities in the Irish Republic are "zealous" when checking goods coming in.
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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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Post-Brexit trade: Boris Johnson calls for eat British fish campaign
25/02/2021 | news | politics | 2,437
The PM promises action to boost the industry - but Labour says his Brexit deal threatens jobs.
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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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Brexit: NI leaders at odds on Irish sea border meeting
24/02/2021 | news | uk | 3,543
Arlene Foster says the EU was 'tone-deaf' but Michelle O'Neill says the meeting was "constructive".
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Summer catch-up schools planned for pupils in England
24/02/2021 | news | education | 2,510
A total of £700m will help ensure "no child is left behind" due to the pandemic, Boris Johnson says.
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Feeble England crumble to 112 all out
24/02/2021 | sport | cricket | 1,964
England are bowled out for 112 before India reach 99-3 on the first day of the third Test in Ahmedabad.
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Covid-19: PM promises review on issues of vaccine passports
23/02/2021 | news | uk | 7,050
Having to show a certificate to go to a pub raises "deep and complex issues", Boris Johnson says.
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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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Under-25s hit worst as unemployment rises again
23/02/2021 | news | business | 1,107
UK unemployment has risen to 5.1% - its highest level in almost five years, official figures show.
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Brexit: DUP says NI Protocol could cause political instability
22/02/2021 | news | uk | 2,353
The DUP urges No 10 to scrap the mechanism, but a government minister says issues can be resolved.
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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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Live music 'at the back of queue to reopen'
22/02/2021 | news | entertainment | 706
Music and live events bosses have had their say on the PM's new roadmap out of Covid restrictions.
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Covid vaccines - 'spectacular' impact on serious illness
22/02/2021 | news | health | 966
First evidence jabs are having major impact on serious illness as well as cutting transmission.
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Covid-19: Boris Johnson to unveil 'cautious' plan to lift England's lockdown
22/02/2021 | news | uk | 2,520
All schools are expected to reopen on 8 March, with some outdoor socialising allowed from 29 March.
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John Lewis considers closing more stores
22/02/2021 | news | business | 731
The department store giant may close another eight stores in a further blow for the High Street.
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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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UK sees further drop in coronavirus numbers
19/02/2021 | news | health | 2,967
The number of new infections in the community has decreased in all regions, latest data shows.
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UK to launch 'high risk' science agency
19/02/2021 | news | business | 1,117
The new agency will help "cement the UK's position as a science superpower", the government says.
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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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Coronavirus: 'No jab, no job' policies may be legal for new staff
18/02/2021 | news | business | 3,406
It may be legal to insist on vaccinations in new staff contracts, the justice secretary says.
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National Theatre shelves European touring after Brexit
17/02/2021 | news | entertainment | 1,247
The venue says a "lack of clarity" about visas and permits makes such tours "not financially viable".
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Covid-19: World's first human challenge trials to start in UK
17/02/2021 | news | health | 1,895
Healthy, young volunteers will be deliberately infected with a low dose of coronavirus.
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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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'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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Brexit: NI Protocol is 'only solution' despite challenges
16/02/2021 | news | uk | 2,219
EC vice president Maros Sefcovic says the NI deal is "administratively extremely challenging".
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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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Covid-19: First travellers arrive in UK for hotel quarantine stay
15/02/2021 | news | uk | 2,615
Arrivals from "red list" countries must pay £1,750 to spend 10 days in government-sanctioned hotels.
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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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Pound hits three-year high on vaccination hopes
15/02/2021 | news | business | 739
Sterling rises above $1.39 as the vaccine programme raises hopes that lockdown can be eased.
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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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England crumble in second India Test
14/02/2021 | sport | cricket | 2,212
England are bowled out for 134 as India open up a lead of 249 to seize control of the second Test in Chennai.
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Scotch whisky exports slump to 'lowest in a decade'
12/02/2021 | news | uk | 160
Industry figures suggest exports fell by £1.1bn last year as Covid and a 25% tariff in the US hit distillers hard.
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Why Sunak says he will be “open and honest” over the Budget
12/02/2021 | news | business | 643
The government's plan is to provide a roadmap out of restrictions in a fortnight.
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UK economy suffered record annual slump in 2020
12/02/2021 | news | business | 4,395
The size of the economy shrank by 9.9% in 2020 as coronavirus restrictions hit output, figures show.
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Brexit: Trade friction 'not teething problems'
12/02/2021 | news | uk | 1,034
Jeremy Miles MS says it is irresponsible for UK officials to claim trade changes were "unexpected".
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UK and EU hold 'frank but constructive' talks on NI trade rules
12/02/2021 | news | politics | 3,791
The two sides vow to implement the Northern Ireland Protocol and "address all outstanding issues".
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Covid-19: 'Too early' to decide on summer holidays, says Hancock
11/02/2021 | news | uk | 2,228
The health secretary's comments prompted criticism from Labour who said people wanted clarity.
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Brexit: London loses out as Europe's top share trading hub
11/02/2021 | news | business | 5,678
Amsterdam ousts London in the wake of Brexit changes, as the Bank of England warns over EU financial rules.
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NHS reform: 'No better time than now' for changes, says Matt Hancock
11/02/2021 | news | health | 2,326
The aim is for health and social care to join up more, but Labour questions the timing of the move.
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Brexit: DUP boycott Brexit discussion with Irish TDs
10/02/2021 | news | uk | 1,059
It comes as NI businesses tell MPs they need longer "grace periods" for Irish Sea border checks.
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Brexit worse than feared, says JD Sports boss
09/02/2021 | news | business | 4,918
Chairman Peter Cowgill says the new EU trade deal has meant "double-digit millions" in extra costs.
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Brexit: 'Under-loved' fish renamed for British tastes
09/02/2021 | news | uk | 2,354
The spider crab and megrim sole are to be rebranded to get rid of "negative connotations".
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Covid: Boris Johnson 'very confident' in vaccines being used in UK
08/02/2021 | news | uk | 4,621
A small study suggests the AstraZeneca vaccine may be less effective against the South African variant.
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Coronavirus: Motorists 'turned back' at Irish border
08/02/2021 | news | world | 2,310
People crossing the Irish border without "a reasonable excuse" can be fined €100 (£88) from Monday.
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Music stars raise pressure over EU touring
08/02/2021 | news | entertainment | 273
Radiohead, Ronan Keating and Sir Elton John call for the government to "renegotiate" Brexit terms.
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Brexit: NI firms' increased costs 'linked to red tape'
08/02/2021 | news | uk | 98
Northern Ireland firms saw costs rise at the highest rate in the UK due to higher shipping costs.
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Scots end 38-year wait for Twickenham win
06/02/2021 | sport | rugbyunion | 4,000
Scotland claim a first win at Twickenham since 1983 as fly-half Finn Russell orchestrates a shock Six Nations victory against England.
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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: Virus cases show clear signs of fall in most of UK
05/02/2021 | news | health | 1,881
The virus's reproduction, or R, number is estimated to be between 0.7 and 1.
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Covid vaccines extremely safe, finds UK regulator
05/02/2021 | news | health | 1,935
Almost all the side-effects of the two vaccines being used in the UK are mild and expected, says MHRA.
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House price rises 'could be running out of steam’
05/02/2021 | news | business | 722
The Halifax says prices fell last month and are likely to come under pressure in the months ahead.
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How will 'chipageddon' affect you?
05/02/2021 | news | technology | 217
Carmakers and consumer-gadget companies are struggling to source enough computer chips.
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Barclays urges UK to focus on US and Asia post Brexit
05/02/2021 | news | business | 1,745
Brexit gives one of the UK's most important sectors the chance to define its own agenda, he said.
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Brexit: Arlene Foster says unionism coming together to oppose Protocol
04/02/2021 | news | uk | 4,653
DUP leader Arlene Foster accuses the British government of "sleepwalking" into NI's Brexit arrangements.
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PM urges EU action to ease Brexit tensions in NI
03/02/2021 | news | politics | 5,194
The UK wrote to the bloc calling for lighter enforcement of rules as port staff face threats over checks.
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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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Brexit: Animal-based food checks at ports suspended
02/02/2021 | news | uk | 936
Arlene Foster denounces "threats" against staff checking on animal and food products at Larne and Belfast.
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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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Covid: Boris Johnson 'optimistic' about summer holiday prospects
01/02/2021 | news | uk | 3,928
The PM says it relies on factors such as the vaccine rollout going well and Covid cases coming down.
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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 vaccine: Single-dose Johnson & Johnson jab is 66% effective
29/01/2021 | news | health | 3,713
An international trial shows the jab gives complete protection against hospitalisation and death.
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Covid infections remain high but stable
29/01/2021 | news | health | 1,572
The Office for National Statistics found infections had hardly shifted compared with the previous week.
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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: English schools could return 8 March 'at the earliest' - PM
27/01/2021 | news | uk | 4,042
The PM sets the date he hopes England's lockdown will begin to ease, but warns of a "perilous situation".
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Boris Johnson promises plan next month for 'phased' easing of lockdown
27/01/2021 | news | politics | 4,999
The “phased” lifting of restrictions will depend on data on hospitalisations, deaths and vaccinations.
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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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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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Covid: UK virus deaths exceed 100,000 since pandemic began
26/01/2021 | news | health | 2,612
Another 7,700 registered with coronavirus on the death certificate brings the total to nearly 104,000.
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Big rise in redundancies among young people
26/01/2021 | news | business | 1,514
People aged 25 to 34 face the highest risk of redundancy as Covid pushes up the jobless rate to 5%.
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Covid: Schools will be told of reopening plans 'as soon as we can'
25/01/2021 | news | uk | 6,101
Boris Johnson says he understands parents' frustrations but the infection rate is "still very high".
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Gordon Brown: Trust has broken down in way UK is run
25/01/2021 | news | politics | 4,134
The UK's nations and regions are being treated as if they were "invisible", the former PM warns.
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Mastercard to push up fees for UK purchases from EU
25/01/2021 | news | business | 3,320
The move sparks concerns that customers could see prices rise if merchants pass on the higher cost.
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TommyAtkins3114 59 4 0 4
McGregor v Poirier II: All you need to know
22/01/2021 | sport | other | 322
Everything you need to know about Conor McGregor's return to the octagon in a rematch against Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 this weekend.
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Google threatens to withdraw search engine from Australia
22/01/2021 | news | world | 883
The tech giant says it will remove its main search function from Australia if it passes a new law.
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Brexit: Retailers warn they could burn goods stuck in EU
22/01/2021 | news | business | 2,921
UK retailers may abandon goods EU customers want to return because it is cheaper than bringing them home.
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Brexit: Nissan commits to keep making cars in Sunderland
22/01/2021 | news | business | 5,149
The Japanese car maker has told the BBC its Sunderland plant is secure for the long term.
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Covid: 'Too early' to say if lockdown will end in spring - Boris Johnson
21/01/2021 | news | uk | 5,496
Boris Johnson says England's measures will be reviewed once the priority groups have had the vaccine.
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Glastonbury 2021: Festival axed 'with great regret'
21/01/2021 | news | entertainment | 1,159
The Worthy Farm event has been scrapped for a second year running due to the global pandemic.
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Brexit: Movement Assistance Scheme costs £330,000 in 20 days
21/01/2021 | news | uk | 174
The Movement Assistance Scheme helps businesses with the cost of moving food and plant products.
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Covid: Nearly 2m UK people got first Covid vaccine in last week
21/01/2021 | news | uk | 1,890
Around 200 vaccines are being given every minute, the health secretary tells the Commons.
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Marmite maker Unilever to insist suppliers pay 'living wage'
21/01/2021 | news | business | 502
Unilever says that by 2030 suppliers must pay staff enough to cover a family's basic needs.
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Brexit: Lamb exporter to EU 'making virtually nothing'
21/01/2021 | news | uk | 1,056
Powys meat processing plant warns the extra cost of selling into the EU could mean major job losses.
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Coronavirus: Priti Patel says UK should have closed borders in March 2020
20/01/2021 | news | politics | 5,020
The home secretary has been recorded telling supporters she was an "advocate" of closures last year.
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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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Inflation: Cost of living up despite Covid Christmas curbs
20/01/2021 | news | business | 812
The UK inflation rate jumps to 0.6% in December from 0.3% in November, led by higher transport costs.
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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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Scrapping £20 benefit could see Tories called 'nasty party' - Casey
20/01/2021 | news | politics | 1,122
The ex-government adviser said the Tories would be seen as the "nasty party" by ending the top-up.
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Brexit: Government considers scrapping some EU labour laws
20/01/2021 | news | business | 929
Labour accuses Kwasi Kwarteng of "unpicking" workers' rights, as minister confirms he will review rules.
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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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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: Cash refusal 'creeping into UK economy'
19/01/2021 | news | business | 2,698
A survey by consumer group Which? raises concerns over coronavirus leading to more cashless stores.
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Universal credit: MPs urge PM to keep £20 benefit 'lifeline'
18/01/2021 | news | politics | 4,720
Pressure grows on PM after non-binding motion on universal credit top-up is passed by 278 votes.
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Brexit: Fishing firms hold London protest over disruption
18/01/2021 | news | politics | 8,431
Boris Johnson promises £23m in compensation for exporters which have lost orders due to delays.
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Australia remain on top in decisive Test
16/01/2021 | sport | cricket | 252
Australia hold the advantage after a rain-affected second day in the decisive fourth Test against India in Brisbane.
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Covid-19: Early signs of lockdown restrictions working
15/01/2021 | news | health | 1,947
The R number in the UK is officially estimated at 1.2-1.3 as a further 1,280 deaths are reported.
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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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UK economy shrank by 2.6% in November as services suffered
15/01/2021 | news | business | 2,004
Coronavirus restrictions in England affected services, with pubs and hairdressers badly hit.
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Brexit: 'Most difficult week I've had in this job in 20 years'
15/01/2021 | news | business | 2,663
Some hauliers say they have faced long delays and fear things will get worse before they get better.
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BBC licence fee is 'least worst' option, says new chairman Richard Sharp
14/01/2021 | news | entertainment | 2,335
Richard Sharp says the BBC represents good value, but how it is funded "may be worth reassessing".
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EU blames UK after outcry over end to visa-free touring for musicians
14/01/2021 | news | entertainment | 2,839
Brussels points the finger at the British government for problems facing musicians and crews.
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Tesco: Brexit disruption 'is a challenge not a crisis'
14/01/2021 | news | business | 1,577
New Brexit trade rules mean Britain's biggest supermarket faces problems importing some fruit, meat and ready meals.
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Brexit: Supply problems for NI supermarkets being 'overcome'
13/01/2021 | news | uk | 250
The issues are an "inevitable consequence" of the lateness of the Brexit trade deal, says an industry body.
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Brexit will increase food supply chain costs, warn business groups
13/01/2021 | news | business | 1,774
More red tape after the EU trade deal will raise food and manufacturing costs, business groups tell MPs.
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Covid-19: Lockdown measures 'starting to show signs of some effect' - PM
13/01/2021 | news | uk | 2,577
But Boris Johnson does not rule out tougher restrictions in England, saying they are kept under review.
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Covid-19: We can make this the peak by following rules, says Hancock
13/01/2021 | news | uk | 2,131
The health secretary urges people to follow rules, saying "individual decisions" make a difference.
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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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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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Irish Sea Border: Mixed food loads pose problems for traders
12/01/2021 | news | uk | 133
One NI business has had nine haulage firms refuse to collect groupage loads of meat from GB suppliers.
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Brexit: UK driver has ham sandwiches confiscated at Dutch border
11/01/2021 | news | world | 5,522
Dutch TV films officials confiscating ham sandwiches from UK drivers under new food import rules.
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Covid: UK at 'worst point' of pandemic, says Hancock
11/01/2021 | news | uk | 6,486
Health Secretary Matt Hancock says 2.3 million people in the UK have now had a Covid-19 vaccine dose.
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Covid: Morrisons and Sainsbury's ban maskless shoppers
11/01/2021 | news | business | 5,785
People refusing to wear face coverings who are not medically exempt will not be allowed to shop inside.
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Covid: Protect family incomes, Starmer urges ministers
11/01/2021 | news | politics | 3,629
The Labour leader calls for tougher coronavirus restrictions and says help for low earners must continue.
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BBC Bitesize to be free for BT and EE customers
11/01/2021 | news | education | 704
The content will not count in a mobile data allowance to help keep costs of online learning down.
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Online retailer Ocado warns of shortages as suppliers cut choice
10/01/2021 | news | business | 243
It said there may be "an increase of missing items and substitutions over the next few weeks".
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Brexit: M&S temporarily cuts hundreds of products in NI
08/01/2021 | news | business | 11,810
Criticism of new Brexit trade rules is growing as firms warn of more bureaucracy, higher costs and delays.
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Brexit: New NI fishing boat rules 'create hard border'
08/01/2021 | news | uk | 198
The number of Irish ports at which NI-registered boats can land their catch has been reduced to two.
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Covid-19: Travellers to UK will need to show negative test result
08/01/2021 | news | uk | 1,428
International travellers will have to take a Covid test up to 72 hours before departing.
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Covid-19: Oxford vaccine rolled out to hundreds of GP sites in England
07/01/2021 | news | health | 823
It comes amid concerns of hospitals being overwhelmed and delays in vaccine delivery.
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Covid-19: Johnson warns England's lockdown won't end 'with a bang'
06/01/2021 | news | uk | 3,061
There will be a "gradual unwrapping" of England's lockdown, Boris Johnson tells MPs ahead of a vote later.
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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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Government offers firms new grants to survive lockdown
06/01/2021 | news | business | 2,322
Business groups welcomed the new help as a good start but said more aid and a clear plan would be needed.
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FTSE 100 chief executives 'earn average salary within 3 days'
06/01/2021 | news | business | 1,645
FTSE 100 chiefs will by Wednesday have earned more this year than the average worker's annual wage.
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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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Paperchase on the brink of administration
05/01/2021 | news | business | 513
The stationery chain which has 127 stores and around 1,500 employees says shop closures hit it hard.
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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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Supermarket websites struggle amid new lockdown
05/01/2021 | news | business | 708
Demand surges as shoppers rush to secure online delivery slots following news of another lockdown.
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Covid: Can we really jab our way out of lockdown?
05/01/2021 | news | health | 3,064
A shortage of glass vials, an overload of bureaucracy and lengthy safety checks could slow the UK down.
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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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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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Brexit: Johnson hails UK's 'freedom' moment as EU era draws to close
31/12/2020 | news | politics | 3,342
The government insists borders systems will cope when changes to trade and travel kick in at 11pm.
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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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Coronavirus: Government urged to use pharmacies to give vaccine
30/12/2020 | news | business | 933
Pharmacies ask government to employ its high street network to accelerate delivery of newly approved vaccine.
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Brexit: Boris Johnson set to unveil trade deal with EU
24/12/2020 | news | politics | 5,448
Officials on both sides are hammering out the final details ahead of an expected announcement.
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Brexit: EU-UK trade deal expected, as cabinet briefed
24/12/2020 | news | politics | 12,629
Officials continue to thrash out final details, after weeks of argument over fishing and business rules.
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Covid-19: Truckers who tested negative board ferries for France
23/12/2020 | news | uk | 1,781
Those with a negative test result can now leave the UK, but it could take days to clear the backlog.
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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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Coronavirus: EU urges countries to lift UK travel bans
22/12/2020 | news | world | 3,766
Dozens of countries, alarmed by a new coronavirus variant, have suspended travel links with the UK.
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EU and UK in 'final push' for post-Brexit trade deal
22/12/2020 | news | politics | 3,496
Talks are continuing in Brussels, with less than 10 days to go until the UK leaves EU trading rules.
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Covid-19: Almost 3,000 lorries stuck in Kent as UK and France aim to restart freight
22/12/2020 | news | uk | 4,373
Politicians are in talks to resume freight, after France closed the border because of the new variant.
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Brexit: Johnson resists calls to extend transition into 2021
22/12/2020 | news | politics | 8,878
Boris Johnson says his position is "unchanged", as time for the UK and EU to reach a deal runs short.
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Christmas star: Jupiter and Saturn align in the night sky
22/12/2020 | news | science | 828
Jupiter and Saturn - the Solar System's largest planets - have crossed paths in the night sky.
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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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Shares fall as new Covid strain spooks investors
21/12/2020 | news | business | 1,524
Wall Street slips after Europe markets fall over the UK's new Covid-19 variant.
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Brexit: No trade deal unless 'substantial shift' from EU, UK says
20/12/2020 | news | politics | 11,732
With a decision expected before Christmas, UK sources say it is increasingly likely there will be no deal.
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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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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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Brexit: Trade talks in 'a serious situation' says Boris Johnson
17/12/2020 | news | politics | 9,148
The PM and the EU Commission head speak again by phone, and acknowledge differences remain.
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Brexit: Invest NI to be hit by loss of EU grants
17/12/2020 | news | uk | 105
A substantial part of Invest NI's budget was from two EU funds - the ERDF and the ESF.
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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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Brexit: 'Narrow path' in view for trade deal - EU chief
16/12/2020 | news | politics | 5,963
The president of the EU Commission says the "next few days" will be decisive for trade negotiations.
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Brexit: Garden centres and nurseries to benefit from 'grace period'
16/12/2020 | news | uk | 4
New controls and processes for moving plants from GB to NI will not be introduced until April
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Covid-19: Ambulance queues 'at all NI emergency departments'
15/12/2020 | news | uk | 362
There were long queues at Antrim Hospital but the situation has now improved.
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Brexit: UK wants EU trade deal but not 'at any cost' - Boris Johnson
15/12/2020 | news | politics | 2,937
UK and EU negotiators are trying to agree a post-Brexit trade deal by 31 December.
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Covid: Chaotic start for travellers' Covid testing system
15/12/2020 | news | business | 468
The Test to Release programme is supposed to cut quarantine times for people arriving in England.
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EU reveals plan to regulate Big Tech
15/12/2020 | news | technology | 943
Facebook, Google and others face yearly checks and limits on what they can do with users' data.
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Brexit: UK and EU restart trade talks after leaders' call
14/12/2020 | news | politics | 9,840
A final decision on a deal was expected on Sunday, but the two sides sent negotiators back to the table.
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Britons told not to stockpile food ahead of January
13/12/2020 | news | business | 1,113
Retailers tell shoppers they have enough supplies as uncertainty remains over the terms of Brexit.
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Brexit trade talks: UK and EU to 'go the extra mile' in effort to agree deal
13/12/2020 | news | politics | 12,651
Ursula von der Leyen says talks were "constructive", but Boris Johnson warns no deal is "most likely".
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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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Brexit: PM and EU say trade deal unlikely by Sunday
11/12/2020 | news | politics | 18,053
Boris Johnson urges Brussels to make a "big change" as the deadline set by the two sides approaches.
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Brexit: 'Strong possibility' of no trade deal with EU - PM
11/12/2020 | news | politics | 11,024
Boris Johnson says negotiations with the EU will continue, but are "not yet there at all".
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Brexit: EU sets out plans in case trade talks with UK fail
10/12/2020 | news | world | 7,009
The EU's contingency plans for "no deal" include measures to ensure smooth air and road travel.
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Brexit: 'Large gaps' remain after trade talks with Ursula von der Leyen
10/12/2020 | news | politics | 11,332
Sunday becomes the new deadline for a decision on trade talks, after the PM and EU chief meet in Brussels.
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Tesco: Brexit 'could see people choose cheddar over brie'
09/12/2020 | news | business | 5,874
The chairman of Tesco says price rises related to Brexit could change what people choose to eat.
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Brexit: PM says deal 'still there to be done' ahead of crunch trip
09/12/2020 | news | politics | 5,396
Boris Johnson says the UK must be able to follow its own rules, as he arrives in Brussels for talks.
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Honda pauses production after UK port woes
08/12/2020 | news | business | 1,304
The Japanese carmaker temporarily stops production at its Swindon plant after UK ports congestion.
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Brexit: Johnson heads to Brussels on Wednesday for last ditch trade talks
08/12/2020 | news | politics | 2,689
Boris Johnson seeks a last minute breakthrough in stalled talks over a UK-EU trade agreement.
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Brexit: PM to meet EU chief in bid to save trade deal
08/12/2020 | news | politics | 5,864
The UK and EU say "significant differences" still remain as the leaders prepare to talk face-to-face.
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Brexit: MPs reinsert controversial sections of Internal Market Bill
07/12/2020 | news | politics | 2,450
But in a possible compromise, ministers said they could remove the measures if trade talks succeed.
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Brexit: Trade talks 'have reached critical stage'
07/12/2020 | news | politics | 9,859
The UK says it is still working for a deal, but the EU's mood is described as "gloomy".
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Brexit: UK-EU trade talks continue as 'sticking points' remain
07/12/2020 | news | politics | 9,302
EU sources say the two sides are nearing an agreement on access to UK waters by EU fishing fleets.
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Brexit: UK-EU trade talks to resume over 'critical issues'
05/12/2020 | news | politics | 2,291
Negotiators will talk on Sunday, but "significant differences" between the two sides in post-Brexit trade talks remain.
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Brexit stalemate: Boris Johnson and Ursula Von Der Leyen seek to break trade deal deadlock
05/12/2020 | news | politics | 8,914
EU and UK negotiators call in leaders in last ditch effort to secure a trade deal.
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Post-Brexit trade talks paused amid 'significant divergences'
04/12/2020 | news | politics | 8,163
Boris Johnson and European Commission chief Ursula Von Der Leyen will seek to break deadlock on Saturday.
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Coronavirus: UK got vaccine first because it's 'a better country', says Gavin Williamson
04/12/2020 | news | politics | 4,358
The EU says vaccines are not a "football competition" after Education Secretary Gavin Williamson's comment.
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Brexit: 'Prospect of breakthrough receding' in UK-EU talks
03/12/2020 | news | politics | 7,540
Talks continue, as a source tells the BBC that Brussels are "bringing new elements into the negotiation".
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Brexit: It's nearly now or never for UK-EU trade deal
03/12/2020 | news | politics | 1,995
As pizza-fuelled talks continue into the night, there appears to be stuff worth chewing over.
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Covid-19: Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine judged safe for use in UK
02/12/2020 | news | health | 5,840
The UK is the first country to approve the Pfizer vaccine - with 800,000 doses due to arrive soon.
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Brexit: HMRC to take 'sympathetic' customs approach from 1 January
02/12/2020 | news | uk | 47
HMRC is "aware" many businesses are not yet clear about forthcoming Brexit rules on Irish Sea trade.
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Brexit trade: 'Serious disruption' risk at Channel post-transition period
02/12/2020 | news | politics | 2,709
Ministers are "taking limited responsibility" for readiness ahead of the transition period ending, MPs say.
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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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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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Brexit: UK in 'last leg' of trade talks with EU, says Raab
29/11/2020 | news | politics | 5,951
The foreign secretary said a deal was possible if the EU side showed "pragmatism" in the coming days.
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Brexit: Barnier arrives in UK for face-to-face talks
27/11/2020 | news | politics | 6,943
The EU's Michel Barnier arrived in London on Friday evening, as the two sides try to agree a deal.
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Rishi Sunak faces state pension conundrum
27/11/2020 | news | business | 1,482
Official forecasts suggest the state pension will rise by 4.1% in April 2022 when unemployment is high.
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Spending Review: Council tax likely to rise, says think-tank
26/11/2020 | news | business | 3,370
The IFS says the Spending Review means council tax could rise an average £70 per household.
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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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Union backlash over public sector pay freeze
26/11/2020 | news | business | 363
Leaders of Britain's biggest unions vow to resist chancellor's freeze on workers who "risked everything".
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Britons 'misunderstand and distrust economics data'
26/11/2020 | news | business | 307
Groups such as the media and politicians need to explain economics data better, a study suggests.
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Over-55s growing less satisfied with the BBC, Ofcom says
25/11/2020 | news | entertainment | 2,752
Satisfaction with the BBC among its most loyal audiences is showing "signs of waning", Ofcom says.
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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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Spending Review: Millions face cut in value of workplace pensions
25/11/2020 | news | business | 1,324
Women and new retirees likely to be hit hardest by the planned change - but not before 2030.
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UK car industry warns of £55bn no-deal Brexit hit
24/11/2020 | news | other | 441
Big losses will be seen in the next five years if the UK fails to strike a deal with the EU, the sector warns.
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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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EU ultimatum to UK over Brexit talks
10/09/2020 | news | politics | 11,728
Drop plans to rewrite withdrawal agreement by end of month or risk scuppering trade deal, UK is told.
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