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Infantino 'strongly disapproves' of ESL
20/04/2021 | sport | football | 2,916
Gianni Infantino "strongly disapproves" of the European Super League and says the 12 clubs will have to live with the consequences of their actions.
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European Super League: 'No action off the table' over breakaway group - No 10
20/04/2021 | news | politics | 3,863
FA and Premier League officials are told they have the UK government's support to stop the plans.
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Covid in Scotland: Hospitality, gyms and shops to open from Monday
20/04/2021 | news | uk | 2,346
The first minister confirms that the most significant stage in lockdown easing will go ahead as planned.
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Uefa and PL condemn breakaway plan
18/04/2021 | sport | football | 10,778
Uefa and the Premier League have strongly condemned 12 major European clubs, including the 'big six' from England, signing up to a breakaway European Super League.
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Covid: Travel ban in Scotland to be eased from Friday
13/04/2021 | news | uk | 1,970
People will be allowed to meet in larger groups outdoors and take day trips across Scotland from Friday.
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Covid in Scotland: Secondary schools to return full time after Easter
06/04/2021 | news | uk | 1,504
Pupils will no longer have to follow strict two metre physical distancing rules when they return.
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Baggies thump five past 10-man Chelsea
03/04/2021 | sport | football | 1,391
Matheus Pereira and Callum Robinson score twice as struggling West Brom overwhelm 10-man Chelsea and end the 14-match unbeaten start to Thomas Tuchel's tenure.
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Single-use plastic bag charge doubles to 10p in Scotland
01/04/2021 | news | uk | 797
The charge has been 5p since it was introduced in 2014, prompting a drastic decline in plastic bag usage.
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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 in Scotland: 'Stay at home' rule to end on Friday
30/03/2021 | news | uk | 1,947
People are being told to "stay local" and remain within their local council area for the following three weeks.
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Scottish economy 'could regain lost ground in two years'
29/03/2021 | news | uk | 1,619
KPMG analysis suggests Scottish GDP could be boosted by a successful vaccine rollout and "consumer bounce".
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Why are people not doing more about climate change?
29/03/2021 | news | uk | 475
Cost and confusion are the two main reasons people are not changing to greener options, the BBC finds.
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Coronavirus: Germany tightens borders amid alarm over pandemic
26/03/2021 | news | world | 3,176
France is to be classed a "high-risk" area as Germans are warned of a possible 100,000 infections a day.
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People may quit if forced to work from home, Rishi Sunak warns
26/03/2021 | news | business | 2,932
The chancellor urges firms not to scrap offices altogether, warning employees may leave if they do.
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NHS staff in Scotland to be offered 4% pay rise
25/03/2021 | news | uk | 3,301
The Scottish government praised staff for their "service and dedication" during the Covid pandemic.
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UK seeks to drill more oil and gas from North Sea
24/03/2021 | news | science | 1,081
More oil and gas wells are to be drilled in the North Sea, the UK government announces.
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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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Scotland to get 500,000 fewer Covid vaccine doses
18/03/2021 | news | uk | 2,912
Despite the supply issues, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says the government expects to meet its mid-April targets.
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Scotland's train operator ScotRail to be nationalised
18/03/2021 | news | uk | 2,095
The Scottish government says ScotRail will be taken into public ownership in March 2022.
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Sorry Spurs stunned by Dinamo Zagreb
18/03/2021 | sport | football | 2,736
Tottenham let slip a two-goal first-leg lead as they are knocked out of the Europa League by Mislav Orsic's hat-trick for Dinamo Zagreb.
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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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Covid in Scotland: Hairdressers to reopen on 5 April as rules ease
16/03/2021 | news | uk | 2,547
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says garden centres can also reopen in the days after the stay at home lockdown order is lifted.
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Sturgeon to set out dates for easing Scotland's lockdown rules
16/03/2021 | news | uk | 1,633
The Scottish first minister is to set out proposed dates for the easing of Covid-19 restrictions at Holyrood.
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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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Covid vaccine lowers cases in Scotland's healthcare worker families
12/03/2021 | news | uk | 1,161
Vaccination of Scotland's healthcare workers has lowered the rate of infection for people they live with.
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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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Royal Mail to pilot Sunday parcel delivery
12/03/2021 | news | business | 168
The postal service will make deliveries for major retailers as online shopping continues to grow.
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Car insurance claims plunge as drivers stay at home
12/03/2021 | news | business | 292
The drop in claims is not mirrored in cheaper premiums, but insurers say motorists have been supported.
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All Scottish councils agree to tax freeze
11/03/2021 | news | uk | 1,822
Stirling and Glasgow were the last of the 32 authorities to consider a council tax freeze in meetings on Thursday.
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Heathrow says airport border queues at 'unacceptable level'
10/03/2021 | news | business | 1,593
The airport regularly sees queuing times of three hours and on occasion six hours, an executive says.
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Teachers say return to school for S1-3 'counterproductive'
10/03/2021 | news | uk | 1,956
Younger secondary pupils will return from Monday but some have less than two hours in school per week.
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Covid in Scotland: Rules around outdoor mixing set to ease next week
05/03/2021 | news | uk | 3,473
The first minister says it will be the first step out of lockdown, but urges people not to get carried away.
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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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Covid: 'All secondary pupils' should wear masks in class
04/03/2021 | news | uk | 1,293
The recommendation comes from the Scottish government's Covid advisory group on education.
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Covid in Scotland: Tighter rules will be used to decide on levels
02/03/2021 | news | uk | 1,598
Under new guidance local areas will have to have a lower number of positive cases before restrictions are eased.
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Volvo Cars to go fully electric by 2030
02/03/2021 | news | business | 569
The Swedish firm is to phase out all models with internal combustion engines over the next few years.
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Covid in Scotland: Contact tracing after Brazilian strain detected
01/03/2021 | news | uk | 1,757
Three Scottish oil workers tested positive while in isolation after flying to Aberdeen from Brazil.
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British Airways owner IAG calls for digital health passes
26/02/2021 | news | business | 552
IAG, which owns British Airways and Iberia, makes a record loss after the pandemic grounds flights.
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Covid in Scotland: What's the state of the epidemic?
25/02/2021 | news | uk | 2,000
Using World Health Organization measures, it is possible to chart Scotland's progress in tackling Covid-19.
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Covid in Scotland: People with health issues to be offered vaccine
22/02/2021 | news | uk | 573
People with mild or moderate learning disabilities will now also be offered the jab in the next priority group.
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Covid in Scotland: Youngest pupils return as schools reopen
22/02/2021 | news | uk | 1,029
Schools across the country have been closed to the vast majority of pupils since December.
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Covid vaccines - 'spectacular' impact on serious illness
22/02/2021 | news | health | 2,955
First evidence from the UK's vaccine programme shows a reduction in hospital admissions in Scotland.
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West Ham up to fourth but 'yet to hit top gear'
21/02/2021 | sport | football | 2,143
West Ham move into the top four of the Premier League with a narrow victory over Tottenham that increases the pressure on Spurs manager Jose Mourinho.
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Covid in Scotland: Is vaccination cutting the death rate?
18/02/2021 | news | uk | 1,302
Deaths among the oldest age group are falling, but is this "hard evidence" the vaccine is working?
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Covid in Scotland: Virus elimination would 'come at cost'
18/02/2021 | news | uk | 2,543
Scotland's national clinical director says a Covid elimination strategy would stop international travel.
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Covid in Scotland: Inadequate preparations for Covid, says watchdog
17/02/2021 | news | uk | 1,989
Audit Scotland say preparations for the pandemic could have been better but the NHS was not overwhelmed.
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Covid in Scotland: Youngest pupils to return to classrooms
16/02/2021 | news | uk | 2,450
Pupils in P1 to P3 and pre-school children will go back from 22 February, it has been confirmed.
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Covid in Scotland: FM 'satisfied' target for over-70s vaccines has been met
15/02/2021 | news | uk | 2,349
Nicola Sturgeon says the latest milestone has been reached - but that progress will slow in the coming days.
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Covid in Scotland: Hancock 'happy to discuss' quarantine loophole
15/02/2021 | news | uk | 2,378
Concerns have been raised about the virus spreading if Scotland-bound travellers in England use public transport.
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Parents urged not to miss out on new Scottish Child Payment
15/02/2021 | news | uk | 217
The Scottish government says it has received 77,000 applications so far, but 173,000 children are believed eligible.
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Man City go seven points clear after Spurs win
13/02/2021 | sport | football | 1,782
Manchester City strengthen their grip at the top of the Premier League table after beating Tottenham to open up a seven-point lead.
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Covid: Virus cases are going down across the UK
12/02/2021 | news | health | 4,579
Data suggests lockdown is working, but the health secretary says there is "still a long way to go".
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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 in Scotland: Vaccination programme 'may need to slow down'
11/02/2021 | news | uk | 3,536
The country has received lower Pfizer vaccine stocks than expected due to a reduction in manufacturing capacity.
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Shell: Europe's biggest oil firm sets out carbon neutral plans
11/02/2021 | news | business | 78
Royal Dutch Shell sets out plan to be net zero by 2050, with big investments in hydrogen and biofuels.
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Covid in Scotland: Quarantine hotel plan to cover all overseas flights
10/02/2021 | news | uk | 2,926
Everyone arriving on an overseas flight will have to quarantine in a hotel for 10 days at a cost of at least £1,750.
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Covid in Scotland: UK's enforced quarantine rules 'inadequate'
10/02/2021 | news | uk | 2,084
Scotland's transport secretary says he is pressing the UK government to close a potential loophole.
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Travel disruption as temperatures plunge to -16.7C
09/02/2021 | news | uk | 843
Parts of Scotland are affected by heavy snowfall as temperature hits 11-year low.
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Covid-19: Travellers face £1,750 cost for England quarantine hotels
09/02/2021 | news | uk | 5,265
People arriving in England from Covid hotspots also face £10,000 fines or jail if they break the rules.
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Grocery shopping has changed for good, says Ocado
09/02/2021 | news | business | 709
The online supermarket says the Covid pandemic has permanently changed the grocery landscape worldwide.
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Climate change: New targets to eliminate Wales' gases
09/02/2021 | news | uk | 405
Changes could mean replacing gas boilers in homes and finding new ways to make steel without coal.
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Elon Musk's Tesla buys $1.5bn of Bitcoin causing currency to spike
08/02/2021 | news | business | 1,681
The cryptocurrency surges 17% as Tesla also said it could start accepting Bitcoin as payment.
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Covid in Scotland: Business confidence 'soars despite downturn'
08/02/2021 | news | uk | 655
A survey suggests firms are hopeful of a solid economic recovery once Covid restrictions are lifted.
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Oil prices climb back to pre-pandemic levels
08/02/2021 | news | business | 352
Having hit an all-time low last year, oil has recovered on the hopes of a quicker economic turnaround.
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'Spurs devoid of ambition & lacking ideas'
04/02/2021 | sport | football | 1,424
After an "eyesore" of a performance against Chelsea, Phil McNulty says Jose Mourinho finds himself in trouble at Tottenham.
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UK government 'in denial' over EU seafood and fish exports
04/02/2021 | news | uk | 888
Seafood and fishing industry bodies highlight post-Brexit export problems to MPs on the Scottish Affairs Committee.
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Covid in Scotland: How much longer will lockdown last?
02/02/2021 | news | uk | 2,137
Multiple factors will determine when an easing of restrictions comes, from vaccine effectiveness to hospital admissions rates.
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Covid in Scotland: FM to announce outcome of lockdown review
02/02/2021 | news | uk | 2,125
Nicola Sturgeon is expected to give details on the opening of schools to "some" children.
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Covid in Scotland: Jab given to 98% of older care home residents
01/02/2021 | news | uk | 3,887
Nicola Sturgeon says the NHS is "ahead of schedule" in rolling out vaccines to the over-80s by Friday's deadline.
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Anger as trading in GameStop shares is restricted
28/01/2021 | news | business | 1,469
Shares in the games firm dive as major trading platforms try to control frenzied buying.
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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: Scotland 'could go further' on quarantine rules
27/01/2021 | news | uk | 3,212
Nicola Sturgeon says she is concerned the UK's travel restrictions will not go far enough.
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Covid in Scotland: Train services cut as passenger numbers plunge
27/01/2021 | news | uk | 462
The boss of Scotland's Railways says "difficult decisions" have to be made to save taxpayer money.
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Brexit: Scotland in talks over EU Erasmus scheme
26/01/2021 | news | uk | 2,301
The Scottish government wants to keep Scotland involved with the EU's education programme.
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Covid-19: Vaccine minister 'confident' of supplies amid production delays
26/01/2021 | news | uk | 3,759
Nadhim Zahawi says supply is tight, but he expects the UK to meet its February target of 15 million doses.
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Covid in Scotland: Unemployment in Scotland fell slightly in autumn
26/01/2021 | news | uk | 397
The number people looking for work decreased by about 1,000 between September and November.
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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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Covid in Scotland: Ways to 'accelerate' vaccine plans being examined
25/01/2021 | news | uk | 2,891
A pilot programme for 24/7 vaccinations is among options being considered by the Scottish government.
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Saints knock holders Arsenal out of cup
23/01/2021 | sport | football | 1,224
A strong Southampton side knock holders Arsenal out of the FA Cup at the fourth-round stage thanks to a first-half own goal.
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Spread of Covid-19 in Scotland 'decelerating' as R number falls
21/01/2021 | news | uk | 2,775
Modelling suggests that lockdown has "stabilised" the spread of new cases in Scotland.
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Covid in Scotland: Phased return 'likely' for Scottish schools
20/01/2021 | news | uk | 2,613
The youngest and oldest pupils, plus those with additional support needs will be among the first to return to classrooms.
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£23m support fund for struggling fishing firms
20/01/2021 | news | business | 472
It comes as industry workers warn their livelihoods are at risk due to Brexit border problems.
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Covid in Scotland: Concerns about vaccine supply amid GP frustration
19/01/2021 | news | uk | 228
Opposition parties say vaccine rollout is "slow" but the FM insists mid-February targets will be met.
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Covid in Scotland: Schools to stay closed as lockdown extended
19/01/2021 | news | uk | 1,986
Mainland Scotland and some islands to remain under toughest coronavirus rules until at least mid-February.
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Covid in Scotland: Sturgeon to announce outcome of lockdown review
19/01/2021 | news | uk | 1,438
The first minister says her statement to MSPs will concern the duration of Scotland's restrictions.
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Covid in Scotland: Army helping set up 80 new vaccine centres
18/01/2021 | news | uk | 2,805
Soldiers from the Royal Army Medical Corps and Royal Scots Dragoon Guards are involved in the effort.
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Covid in Scotland: February school return 'tall order' warns Swinney
15/01/2021 | news | uk | 2,006
Scotland's education secretary says it will be a challenge for schools to reopen as normal by 1st February.
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Covid in Scotland: Freeman targets 400,000 vaccinations every week
13/01/2021 | news | uk | 915
Scotland's health secretary says 400,000 jabs could be administered every week by the end of February.
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Covid in Scotland: Tightening of lockdown rules announced
13/01/2021 | news | uk | 3,646
Restrictions around takeaway food and click-and-collect services in Scotland are to be toughened.
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Covid in Scotland: NHS staff shortages 'major problem'
12/01/2021 | news | uk | 485
The increasing number of staff off work could prevent the NHS Louisa Jordan opening to Covid patients.
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Covid in Scotland: Lockdown lifting 'unlikely' as deaths pass 5,000
12/01/2021 | news | uk | 1,873
Scotland's first minister says the current restrictions are "very unlikely" to be lifted at the end of the month.
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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 in Scotland: All over-80s to be vaccinated by February
11/01/2021 | news | uk | 1,912
About 560,000 people will have been vaccinated by the beginning of next month, the health secretary says.
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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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Covid in Scotland: Shop footfall 'falls like a stone'
08/01/2021 | news | uk | 330
Research indicates that footfall fell last month by more than 50% as lockdown restrictions took hold.
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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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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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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 in Scotland: 'Stay at home' order comes into force
05/01/2021 | news | uk | 1,183
Strict new Covid-19 restrictions come into force in Scotland, prohibiting people from leaving their homes.
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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 in Scotland: First doses of Oxford vaccine administered
04/01/2021 | news | uk | 1,428
The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine programme is being rolled out less than a week after it became the second approved in the UK.
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EU to allow post-Brexit UK farm produce exports
24/12/2020 | news | business | 752
While this is a "critical step forward", seed potatoes are not included because of EU regulatory fears.
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Covid in Scotland: Scottish level four rules 'may be strengthened'
22/12/2020 | news | uk | 2,108
Nicola Sturgeon warns that the current top level of restrictions may need to be tightened further.
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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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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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Covid in Scotland: Schools to remain open this week, says Swinney
21/12/2020 | news | uk | 368
The deputy first minister says the prevalence of the virus is much lower than other parts of the UK.
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Covid in Scotland: Police will investigate 'flagrant' breaches of travel ban
21/12/2020 | news | uk | 2,176
Officers in Scotland "will act" if they believe there is a "flagrant" breach of travel restrictions.
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Sir Keir Starmer promises to shift power from Westminster
21/12/2020 | news | uk | 1,145
In a key policy speech, the Labour leader set out plans for the "boldest devolution project in a generation".
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'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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Covid in Scotland: 'All options on table' for post-Christmas rules
18/12/2020 | news | uk | 3,149
The health secretary was speaking as three council areas prepare to move to a tougher level of restrictions.
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Rishi Sunak extends furlough scheme for another month
17/12/2020 | news | business | 896
Chancellor Rishi Sunak extends the furlough scheme for one month until the end of April 2021.
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UK and US in talks over mini trade deal
17/12/2020 | news | business | 1,221
US trade chief Robert Lighthizer says he is working with Liz Truss on a deal to reduce trade tariffs.
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Heathrow wins court battle to build third runway
16/12/2020 | news | business | 990
In a blow to campaigners, judges say ministers' decision to approve the runway was legitimate.
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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 in Scotland: Tougher virus restrictions for three council areas
15/12/2020 | news | uk | 2,619
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and East Lothian will all move up to level three of the country's tiered system.
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Covid in Scotland: First care home resident receives vaccine
14/12/2020 | news | uk | 685
Annie Innes, 90, from South Lanarkshire, is the first person to be be vaccinated in a care home.
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People in Scotland told to 'cut down contacts' before Christmas
14/12/2020 | news | uk | 1,904
Nicola Sturgeon says Scots planning to meet up at Christmas should cut down on "unnecessary contacts" now.
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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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Covid in Scotland: Shops reopen as toughest restrictions eased
11/12/2020 | news | uk | 1,826
Non-essential shops across much of western Scotland have reopened for the first time in three weeks.
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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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Covid in Scotland: Second wave reignited by summer holidays
09/12/2020 | news | uk | 1,519
A new report identifies that UK and foreign travel was the trigger for the second wave of the pandemic.
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Covid in Scotland: New support grants for taxis, tourism and weddings
09/12/2020 | news | uk | 1,733
Details of a further £185m of support for Scottish firms hit by Covid-19 restrictions are announced.
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Brexit: UK and EU reach deal on Northern Ireland border checks
08/12/2020 | news | politics | 3,425
The UK will drop plans to override the Brexit divorce deal, removing a potential obstacle to a trade deal.
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Scotland's toughest Covid restrictions to be eased
08/12/2020 | news | uk | 1,973
All 11 council areas currently under level four restrictions are to be downgraded to level three on Friday.
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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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Covid in Scotland: Sturgeon confirms level 4 restrictions will end on Friday
07/12/2020 | news | uk | 1,393
Nicola Sturgeon says 11 councils in west and central Scotland will come out of the highest tier of restrictions.
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Scotland's health chiefs warn of no-deal Brexit risk
07/12/2020 | news | uk | 857
Patient care could be put at risk if an agreement is not made before the 31 December departure date.
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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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'We're entering our prime' - Kane
06/12/2020 | sport | football | 1,875
Harry Kane believes both he and Son Heung-min are entering the prime of their careers after their goals help Tottenham defeat Arsenal.
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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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Covid in Scotland: Vaccine will reach care homes from 14 December
03/12/2020 | news | uk | 3,047
The first batches of the vaccine, which arrive in Scotland on Tuesday, will be given to health staff.
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Covid in Scotland: First vaccinations to start next week
02/12/2020 | news | uk | 2,819
People in Scotland could start receiving the Covid-19 vaccine from next Tuesday, Nicola Sturgeon says.
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Covid in Scotland: No change to virus alert levels
01/12/2020 | news | uk | 2,589
Ministers will continue to "look carefully" at Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, but both will remain in level two.
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SNP conference: £500 'thank you' payment for healthcare staff
30/11/2020 | news | uk | 4,877
Nicola Sturgeon says the one-off cash payment is to thank health staff for their "extraordinary service".
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Covid in Scotland: Students and 'hotspot' areas targeted in testing
30/11/2020 | news | uk | 474
Two new mass testing programmes are under way in a bid to drive down infection rates before Christmas.
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Spurs back on top after Chelsea stalemate
29/11/2020 | sport | football | 912
Tottenham return to the top of the Premier League despite being held by Chelsea in a highly-competitive yet goalless London stalemate.
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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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Covid in Scotland: Eight-person limit for Christmas bubbles
26/11/2020 | news | uk | 4,039
Government guidance says the bubbles should contain a maximum of eight people over the age of 11.
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Covid crisis could 'cut pay by £1,200 a year by 2025'
26/11/2020 | news | business | 425
The virus is one of three "once in a lifetime" recent economic shocks says the Resolution Foundation.
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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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What the spending review means for Scotland
25/11/2020 | news | uk | 1,177
An increase in the money coming to Scotland but uncertainty about costs and pay awards.
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Covid in Scotland: Oil and gas sector in economic turmoil, says report
25/11/2020 | news | uk | 42
Reduced activity sees confidence "slashed" and more redundancies expected in 2021, a survey reveals.
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Covid in Scotland: No changes to local levels after review
24/11/2020 | news | uk | 1,882
Nicola Sturgeon says the existing restrictions in place across Scotland are "having an impact" on the virus.
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Rishi Sunak's Spending Review: Four things to look out for
24/11/2020 | news | business | 904
The Spending Review marks the start of the chancellor's economic recovery strategy. Here's what to watch for.
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Fans to be allowed at outdoor sports
23/11/2020 | sport | other | 1,634
Up to 4,000 fans will be allowed at outdoor events in the lowest-risk areas when the four-week national lockdown in England ends.
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