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Brexit: Time for trade deal getting short, PM warns
12/10/2020 | news | politics | 3,205
The UK and EU say they are making progress, but remain at loggerheads on fishing and help for firms.
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PM challenged to publish 10pm pub closure evidence
07/10/2020 | news | politics | 3,211
Labour's Sir Keir Starmer says the early closing time in England must be reviewed if it isn't justified.
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Johnson lays out vision of post-Covid UK
06/10/2020 | news | politics | 5,653
The prime minister says he wants to build a "new Jerusalem" but warns the UK cannot return to "normal".
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Coaching and advice for jobseekers in £238m scheme
05/10/2020 | news | politics | 499
Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey says it will give unemployed people a "helping hand".
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Johnson: Post-Brexit trade deal 'up to EU'
02/10/2020 | news | uk | 4,251
The PM calls for Brussels to be "commonsensical" ahead of crucial talks with the EU Commission president.
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Thousands of UK firms may need an EU office
02/10/2020 | news | business | 933
The complexity of exporting to European markets mean firms may have no option but to set up an EU presence.
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01/10/2020 | news | politics | 5,669
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30/09/2020 | news | business | 2,607
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UK beef served up in the US after a 20-year ban
30/09/2020 | news | business | 483
The US banned British beef exports in the wake of the Mad Cow Disease scandal in the 1990s.
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Government's Brexit plan gets MPs' final backing
29/09/2020 | news | politics | 1,852
A bill giving the UK the power to override parts of the EU deal passes with a majority of 84.
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North East households mixing ban 'confusing'
29/09/2020 | news | uk | 1,350
People face a maximum £6,400 fine for mixing indoors, but council bosses say more detail is needed.
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Brexit: Lorries will need a permit to enter Kent
23/09/2020 | news | uk | 2,168
The government plans to create an internal border to prevent gridlock on the county's motorways.
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Biden says US trade deal hinges on UK 'respect' for Good Friday Agreement
17/09/2020 | news | politics | 4,211
The presidential candidate says peace in Northern Ireland cannot become a "casualty of Brexit".
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People waiting longer for virus test results
17/09/2020 | news | health | 985
Only one in three tests carried out in community testing centres in England are processed within 24 hours.
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PM in compromise with Tory critics over Brexit bill
17/09/2020 | news | politics | 4,577
No 10 agrees MPs will get a vote before the government can use powers that would break international law.
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Johnson says bill protects UK's economic borders
14/09/2020 | news | politics | 2,724
But Labour accuses PM of "trashing" the UK's international reputation as MPs debate post-Brexit bill.
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Fifth ex-PM speaks out against post-Brexit bill
14/09/2020 | news | politics | 6,113
David Cameron says he has "misgivings" about the proposed law to override the withdrawal agreement.
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Unemployment: Planned redundancies twice the rate of last recession
14/09/2020 | news | business | 183
Employers are notifying the government of job cuts at twice the level seen in 2009.
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Back me over Brexit bill, Johnson tells Tory MPs
11/09/2020 | news | politics | 5,738
The PM calls for no return to "squabbling", but the EU ramps up opposition to UK government plans.
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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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PM defends planned Brexit deal changes
09/09/2020 | news | politics | 4,888
The government publishes a bill which overwrites key parts of the Withdrawal Agreement with the EU.
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Bill to change Brexit deal to be published
09/09/2020 | news | politics | 1,082
The government faces a backlash from senior Tories after admitting the bill breaks international law.
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Minister: New bill will 'break international law'
08/09/2020 | news | politics | 5,919
Brandon Lewis says a new post-Brexit law will go against agreements in a "specific and limited way".
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07/09/2020 | news | politics | 3,766
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Brexit: UK 'sleepwalking into disaster' over border plans, hauliers warn
04/09/2020 | news | uk | 6,575
Haulage companies warn supply chains could be "severely disrupted" when the Brexit transition period ends.
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Brexit: UK-EU trade deal 'seems unlikely' says Michel Barnier
21/08/2020 | news | politics | 8,923
The bloc's negotiator says talks are "going backwards" as the UK says "little progress" has been made.
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UK 'not considering' compulsory workplace masks
19/08/2020 | news | uk | 1,550
The government is not looking at following France in enforcing office coverings, Matt Hancock says.
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UK-EU trade deal possible next month, says No 10
19/08/2020 | news | politics | 5,634
UK negotiators will "continue to plug the gaps", the PM's spokesman says, as talks get under way.
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U-turn on A-levels and GCSEs as teacher grades used
17/08/2020 | news | uk | 1,944
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson apologises to students and parents for the "distress" caused.
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Coronavirus cases stable across most of England
14/08/2020 | news | health | 1,699
A survey by the Office for National Statistics suggests fewer than 0.05% of the population has the virus.
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UK in recession for first time in 11 years
12/08/2020 | news | business | 3,789
The UK suffers its biggest slump on record, while the chancellor says conditions are "unprecedented".
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DW Sports chain collapse threatens 1,700 jobs
03/08/2020 | news | business | 1,445
The firm, founded by former Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan, ran 73 gyms and 75 stores across the UK
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Coronavirus infections rising in England
31/07/2020 | news | health | 4,288
A study that involves swabbing a randomly select group of households found positive tests were increasing.
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'Fix your bike' website crashes as scheme launches
29/07/2020 | news | uk | 641
A website offering £50 bike repair vouchers from the government did not work for several hours.
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Closing furlough 'could lead to 10% unemployment'
28/07/2020 | news | business | 482
An economic research group says there is a risk the scheme is coming to an end prematurely.
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UK economy 'might not recover until 2024'
27/07/2020 | news | business | 3,432
Analysts say it will take longer than expected for the economy to return to its pre-coronavirus size.
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UK-EU trade deal some way off, both sides say
23/07/2020 | news | politics | 5,717
UK and EU negotiators say progress has not been made in difficult areas, such as fishing and competition rules.
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UK passport backlog reaches 400,000 due to virus
22/07/2020 | news | uk | 110
Reduced staffing to allow social distancing is one reason for the mounting backlog, a minister says.
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Pay rise for almost 900,000 public sector workers
21/07/2020 | news | business | 802
Doctors, teachers and police officers are among those who will get a salary increase of up to 3.1%.
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Coronavirus: EU leaders reach recovery deal after marathon summit
21/07/2020 | news | world | 2,542
After four days of fractious talks, leaders approve €750bn ($859bn) in aid to hard-hit member states.
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17/07/2020 | news | health | 4,946
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16/07/2020 | news | uk | 466
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16/07/2020 | news | business | 288
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PM promises an independent coronavirus inquiry
15/07/2020 | news | politics | 4,588
But a bereaved families group says an inquiry is needed now to learn lessons if there is a second spike.
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14/07/2020 | news | politics | 9,714
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14/07/2020 | news | business | 769
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13/07/2020 | news | politics | 5,470
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Brexit: Ads highlight changes for UK holidaymakers
13/07/2020 | news | uk | 2,085
Government campaign will also carry advice for UK and EU firms before the transition period ends.
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Brexit: Get ready because this time it’s for real
13/07/2020 | news | business | 804
A new government document on preparing for Brexit presents a daunting checklist for business.
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UK opts out of EU Covid-19 vaccine scheme
10/07/2020 | news | politics | 1,926
The UK's ambassador to the EU confirms the move, saying the UK would not have a say on decisions.
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Leicester lockdown: No plans for extra Covid cash, minister says
09/07/2020 | news | uk | 464
Local businesses and politicians say they were expecting more financial support from the government.
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09/07/2020 | news | entertainment | 4,900
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Facebook civil-rights record hammered in own review
08/07/2020 | news | technology | 385
The audit highlights Facebook's failures on hate speech, voter protection, and more.
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06/07/2020 | news | world | 99
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Pret A Manger to shut 30 shops and cut 1,000 jobs
06/07/2020 | news | business | 947
The sandwich chain said the coronavirus downturn in trading meant it had to take a "difficult decision".
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PM urges people to be sensible as lockdown eased
03/07/2020 | news | politics | 1,895
Boris Johnson says "we're not out of the woods yet" as English pubs and restaurants ready to reopen.
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03/07/2020 | news | politics | 4,295
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UK businesses cut more than 12,000 jobs in two days
01/07/2020 | news | business | 3,147
Businesses including Topshop owner Arcadia, Harrods, John Lewis, Airbus and EasyJet are cutting back.
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This is the moment to be ambitious – PM
30/06/2020 | news | politics | 5,830
Boris Johnson vows a "new deal" for UK after coronavirus - but Labour says saving jobs is top priority.
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25/06/2020 | news | uk | 1,388
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Decline in global growth worse than feared - IMF
24/06/2020 | news | business | 184
The International Monetary Fund lowers its economic forecast for this year and next, with Europe facing a big hit.
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UK must prepare for second wave - health leaders
24/06/2020 | news | uk | 2,016
The warning comes as the prime minister announced sweeping relaxations to lockdown rules in England.
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Starmer presses Johnson on test and trace
24/06/2020 | news | politics | 3,437
The PM dismisses the Labour leader's claim there was a "big problem" in contacting all cases in England.
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PM to announce on Tuesday if pubs can reopen
22/06/2020 | news | politics | 4,470
Boris Johnson is also expected to announce a relaxation of the 2m distancing rule in England.
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DIY spending splurge helps May sales recover
19/06/2020 | news | business | 172
The reopening of DIY shops and garden centres lifted sales, but they still remain far below normal levels.
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UK debt now larger than size of whole economy
19/06/2020 | news | business | 2,346
May's record borrowing as income drops and spending balloons sees country's debt outstrips its economy.
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UK virus-tracing app switches to Apple-Google model
18/06/2020 | news | technology | 4,344
Government now intends to launch an app in the autumn but it may still lack contact-tracing tech.
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Bank pumps £100bn into UK economy to aid recovery
18/06/2020 | news | uk | 1,937
Bank of England announces huge stimulus to aid recovery from the "unprecedented" coronavirus downturn.
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HSBC to press on with 35,000 job cuts
17/06/2020 | news | business | 154
The bank announced the plan in February but put it on hold amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Two-metre review to be completed in 'coming weeks'
15/06/2020 | news | uk | 1,352
No 10 declines to say if it will be done by the time hospitality venues in England are due to reopen.
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War of the deadlines at Brexit summit
15/06/2020 | news | world | 391
What compromises might the UK government make on its Brexit pledges in order to reach a trade deal?
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12/06/2020 | news | business | 4,160
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10/06/2020 | news | business | 3,672
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More than one in four UK workers now furloughed
09/06/2020 | news | business | 1,344
The scheme to pay wages of workers on leave because of coronavirus has now cost £19.6bn.
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UK to start post-Brexit trade talks with Japan
09/06/2020 | news | business | 1,159
Britain is embarking on negotiations over trade deals with countries around the world including the US.
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UK post-Brexit drug stockpiles at risk amid virus
08/06/2020 | news | business | 1,725
UK is warned by the pharmaceutical sector to build up and pay for a broader stockpile of medicines.
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