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Cummings 'might have broken lockdown rules' - police
28/05/2020 | news | politics | 2,080
But any breach - relating to his Barnard Castle trip - was "minor" and the police will not fine him.
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Scottish lockdown easing to begin on Friday
27/05/2020 | news | uk | 746
People from two different households will be able to meet outdoors in small groups of up to eight.
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Minister quits over Cummings' lockdown actions
26/05/2020 | news | politics | 14,545
Douglas Ross quits the government as more than 35 Conservative MPs call for Dominic Cummings to go.
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Cummings: I don't regret what I did
25/05/2020 | news | politics | 15,297
The PM's top aide says he "behaved reasonably" as he explains why he drove to Co Durham during lockdown.
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Johnson to face grilling by senior MPs next week
22/05/2020 | news | politics | 3,126
The PM will be questioned by the Commons' Liaison Committee for the first time since taking office.
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Cap on care costs considered before outbreak
20/05/2020 | news | politics | 234
A social care tax was among options discussed to cover the costs, it is understood.
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Contest to become Labour's top official heats up
20/05/2020 | news | politics | 203
There could be a tense stand-off in the race to replace Jennie Formby as the party's general secretary.
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Rees-Mogg sticks by plan to bring MPs back
19/05/2020 | news | politics | 961
MPs are set to return to Westminster in two weeks' time, despite opposition concerns over safety.
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Government publishes 'approach' to EU trade deal
19/05/2020 | news | politics | 3,081
Michael Gove says the bloc held up talks with its "ideological approach" as the UK publishes its plans.
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Universal credit claims hit record during lockdown
19/05/2020 | news | business | 241
The number of claims has jumped to six times more than a year earlier as incomes are hit.
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UK urges EU to uphold rights of British expats
14/05/2020 | news | politics | 460
The UK says there is a "serious risk" to the Brexit agreement if its citizens are not treated fairly.
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Lockdown in Wales could be relaxed in two weeks
14/05/2020 | news | uk | 1,468
Wales' first minister announces a cautious plan for easing restrictions on daily life.
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Chancellor says UK facing 'significant recession'
12/05/2020 | news | business | 7,223
The UK's economy shrank at the fastest pace since 2008 during the first three months of the year.
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MPs urge UK ban on chlorinated chicken
12/05/2020 | news | science | 1,389
Hormone-fed beef and chlorine-washed chicken should remain banned in England. the government is warned.
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Non-essential trips to Scotland 'could break law'
11/05/2020 | news | uk | 1,779
Nicola Sturgeon says people in Scotland should only be out of their homes for "essential reasons".
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UK-EU trade talks resume ahead of June summit
11/05/2020 | news | politics | 2,025
Both sides are due to decide next month whether a 31 December deadline should be extended.
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Workers 'should not return to unsafe workplaces'
10/05/2020 | news | business | 2,459
Union boss Len McCluskey says workers should not be "pressured" as lockdown measures start to ease.
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'Catastrophic mistake' to change lockdown message
07/05/2020 | news | uk | 2,437
Nicola Sturgeon extends the coronavirus lockdown in Scotland and says the stay at home message should remain in place.
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Theresa May criticises global virus response
05/05/2020 | news | politics | 435
Countries have "gone their own way" rather than working together, the ex-prime minister says.
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Sturgeon sets out options for easing lockdown
05/05/2020 | news | uk | 1,635
The moves could include a gradual reopening of schools and allowing people to spend more time outside.
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Government pays nearly quarter of worker wages
04/05/2020 | news | business | 1,775
Programme to help people put on leave due to coronavrius is now being used by 6.3 million people.
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UK banks get 100,000 loan applications on first day
03/05/2020 | news | business | 307
Banks see stampede for bounce-back loans within hours of the new government scheme going live.
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Coronavirus: Is R the crucial number?
29/04/2020 | news | health | 2,001
The number at the heart of the decision whether to lift lockdown.
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Scottish government suggests covering face in shops
28/04/2020 | news | uk | 2,712
Nicola Sturgeon says there may be "some benefit" in wearing a cloth face covering in enclosed areas.
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Sturgeon urges Scots to 'stick with' lockdown
27/04/2020 | news | uk | 945
Nicola Sturgeon says "real progress" has been made, but warns it is "fragile" and must be protected.
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This is the moment of maximum risk, Johnson says
27/04/2020 | news | uk | 5,932
The PM returns as ministers pledge £60,000 for the families of NHS and care staff who die with Covid-19.
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UK spies need artificial intelligence, report says
24/04/2020 | news | technology | 339
Enemies will "undoubtedly" use AI to attack the UK, says intelligence analysis by think tank.
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'Traffic light' system to lift lockdown in Wales
23/04/2020 | news | uk | 885
First minister says some restrictions could be eased at end of current three-week lockdown period.
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Lifting of Scottish lockdown 'likely to be phased'
23/04/2020 | news | uk | 3,343
A Scottish government paper on plans to lift lockdown warns life will not return to normal for some time.
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Warning over misleading 2019 election campaigns
21/04/2020 | news | politics | 434
The Electoral Commission says parties must make ads more trustworthy before the next election.
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Oil plunges for a second day on gloomy outlook
21/04/2020 | news | business | 900
Plunging demand, oversupply and dwindling storage space trigger another global oil selloff.
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UK employment rate at record high before lockdown
21/04/2020 | news | business | 401
Unemployment stayed roughly the same and pay continued to outstrip inflation, official figures show.
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MPs approve new way of working as Commons returns
20/04/2020 | news | politics | 1,231
Questions via video link and a restriction on the number of MPs in the chamber are among the new measures.
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Fears raised over fall in cancer case referrals
20/04/2020 | news | uk | 117
The number of urgent suspected cancer referrals in the Scottish health system has dropped by 72%.
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PM fears second peak from relaxing lockdown
20/04/2020 | news | politics | 5,953
Government sources say measures are likely to be modified rather than eased in three weeks.
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RAF plane en route to Turkey amid NHS kit row
20/04/2020 | news | uk | 4,564
The government says it is working "around the clock" to end the shortage of protective gear.
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Virus tests expanded to more public service staff
17/04/2020 | news | uk | 2,589
Capacity is rising "sharply" but fewer NHS staff than expected are coming forward, Matt Hancock says.
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UK lockdown extended for 'at least' three weeks
16/04/2020 | news | uk | 531
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab says relaxing measures too early would harm public health and the economy.
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Ministers to back three-week lockdown extension
16/04/2020 | news | uk | 325
Labour says it will support an extension but calls for details on how and when the lockdown will end.
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IMF head warns on Brexit trade deal failure
15/04/2020 | news | business | 2,158
Failure to get a Brexit trade deal would make a coronavirus recession 'even tougher' says IMF chief.
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'Virtual' Parliament plans approved
15/04/2020 | news | politics | 1,039
MPs and peers plan to take part in some parliamentary business via video link.
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Publish exit strategy this week - Labour
14/04/2020 | news | politics | 4,977
Labour urges clarity - but ministers say is too soon to talk about easing coronavirus restrictions.
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Chancellor warns of 'tough times' for UK economy
14/04/2020 | news | business | 4,408
A forecast suggests coronavirus will have "serious implications" for the UK economy, Rishi Sunak says.
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New coronavirus helpline for vulnerable Scots
13/04/2020 | news | uk | 398
A new phone line is set up to provide help and advice for Scots who lack a support network at home.
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Government agrees emergency funding deal with Bank
09/04/2020 | news | business | 2,103
The government is set to borrow billions of pounds from its emergency Bank of England overdraft.
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Virus could push half a billion people into poverty
09/04/2020 | news | business | 132
Research warns the coronavirus pandemic could put a further 8% of world's population in poverty.
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More than 9 million workers could be furloughed
07/04/2020 | news | business | 1,957
New analysis underlines a surge in demand for the government's Job Retention Scheme.
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Coronavirus medics have 'grave concerns' over PPE
07/04/2020 | news | uk | 600
More than 100 Scottish health professionals warn that some front-line staff lack suitable protection.
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Closing open spaces should be 'last resort'
06/04/2020 | news | uk | 3,230
The communities secretary warns councils to be "judicious" over locking up green spaces.
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Essential deliveries begin for most vulnerable
03/04/2020 | news | uk | 278
Deliveries of food and medicine start for those most at risk of being severely ill if they contract coronavirus.
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Labour leadership ballot closes
02/04/2020 | news | politics | 808
Rebecca Long-Bailey, Lisa Nandy or Sir Keir Starmer will be announced as leader on Saturday.
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Will coronavirus go away in the summer?
01/04/2020 | news | health | 788
Other coronaviruses are sensitive to the seasons.
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Delay Brexit deadline amid coronavirus, say MEPs
30/03/2020 | news | politics | 2,494
The UK is due to stop following EU rules by the end of 2020 but a group of MEPs say the date should be pushed back.
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'Mix-up' over EU ventilator scheme
26/03/2020 | news | politics | 4,482
Labour demands an "urgent explanation" from ministers over why they did not join EU equipment plan.
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Virus crisis 'has paused Whitehall backbiting'
26/03/2020 | news | politics | 908
But a union boss questions whether ministers will value civil servants more "over the long term".
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PM urged to face MPs during parliamentary break
26/03/2020 | news | politics | 693
Parliament has closed down for a month, meaning Boris Johnson will not be scrutinised by MPs.
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NHS staff to get free parking amid virus outbreak
26/03/2020 | news | politics | 863
A petition signed by 400,000 called on the government to thank NHS staff by axing the fees.
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Plan to cut MP numbers axed over 'Brexit workload'
25/03/2020 | news | politics | 319
David Cameron's proposal to shrink the size of the Commons by 50 MPs is dropped by the government.
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PM thanks 500,000 who have signed up to help NHS
25/03/2020 | news | uk | 2,948
The role of volunteers will be "absolutely crucial" in fighting coronavirus, says Boris Johnson.
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No extra help for airlines, chancellor says
24/03/2020 | news | business | 404
Rishi Sunak says bailing out airlines would be a "last resort" as the sector braces for a $252bn loss.
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UK coronavirus app 'must respect privacy rights'
23/03/2020 | news | technology | 106
Health chiefs are asked to be more open about plans for an app to tackle the spread of coronavirus.
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Hancock admits ‘challenges’ over NHS equipment
23/03/2020 | news | uk | 2,092
It comes after some NHS staff complained of shortages and said they were being treated as "cannon fodder".
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Greggs to close all stores to prevent virus spread
22/03/2020 | news | technology | 1,675
Restaurant chains including McDonald's and Nando's close, saying they want to protect staff and customers.
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PM: We can 'turn the tide' on coronavirus crisis
19/03/2020 | news | uk | 429
Boris Johnson says he believes the UK can "send it packing" if people follow government advice.
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North Sea oil and gas hit by Covid-19 'storm'
18/03/2020 | news | uk | 190
Coronavirus and increased supply of oil have led to a "perfect storm" of tumbling prices and cash flow issues.
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Sweeping emergency virus powers announced
17/03/2020 | news | politics | 1,372
Airports could be ordered to close and people detained on public health grounds under government plans.
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'Highly possible' schools could shut within days
17/03/2020 | news | uk | 121
Nicola Sturgeon said we could see a more "blanket approach" to school closures as teacher absences increase.
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No insurance cover for most virus-hit businesses
17/03/2020 | news | business | 213
Most would not have been entitled to compensation, even if the government had ordered them to close.
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Sturgeon: 'I'm not keeping anything back'
17/03/2020 | news | uk | 757
The first minister says she is trying inform people without scaring them about the spread of the virus.
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Legislation to pass without vote amid coronavirus
16/03/2020 | news | politics | 417
Emergency laws to tackle the outbreak and the Budget will get "nodded through" the Commons.
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Many schools 'will not be able to open past Friday'
16/03/2020 | news | education | 3,273
Many schools will not be able to stay open past the end of the week, says a head teachers' leader.
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BBC delays over-75 TV licence fee changes
16/03/2020 | news | entertainment | 1,093
Millions were due to lose free licences on 1 June, but coronavirus means it's "not the right time".
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Mass gatherings off for up to four months
15/03/2020 | news | uk | 877
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says Scotland faces an "unprecedented situation" as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
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EU drafts post-Brexit trade deal ahead of talks
13/03/2020 | news | politics | 2,344
The legal text has been sent to the 27 member states, but the UK is expected to reject most of it.
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Budget virus plan 'substantial' but 'limited'
12/03/2020 | news | business | 191
The Institute for Fiscal Studies says Chancellor Rishi Sunak should "come back with more if necessary".
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Smart motorways plan aims to boost safety
12/03/2020 | news | politics | 126
Between 2015 and 2018 11 people a year have died on average on smart motorways in England.
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'No apology' for borrowing, says chancellor
12/03/2020 | news | politics | 2,896
Rishi Sunak says low interest rates make the £30bn Budget package "the right economic thing to do".
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Pavement parking could be banned in England
11/03/2020 | news | uk | 1,030
Ministers consult on a ban to help pedestrians, but the AA warns it could lead to "parking chaos".
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Sunak pumps billions into economy to combat virus
11/03/2020 | news | politics | 3,936
The chancellor warns the outbreak is likely to cause a temporary but significant disruption to the UK economy, in his first Budget.
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Government wins vote after Huawei rebellion
09/03/2020 | news | politics | 1,984
Rebel Tory MPs fail to pass their amendment blocking the company's involvement in the UK's 5G network.
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Seagrass planted to help climate change fight
09/03/2020 | news | uk | 137
The "wonder plant" absorbs carbon dioxide faster than trees and supports wildlife, scientists say.
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Von der Leyen: UK 'must consider deal trade-offs'
09/03/2020 | news | politics | 2,815
She says the closer the UK's access to the single market, the more it has to adhere to EU rules.
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Mobile firms sign up to £1bn rural coverage plan
09/03/2020 | news | technology | 196
The new deal aims to get rid of rural "not-spots", where there is no service at all.
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Brexit preparations cost UK more than £4bn
05/03/2020 | news | politics | 3,074
In October last year, 22,000 civil servants were working on Brexit, the public spending watchdog said.
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Government delays Budget infrastructure plan
05/03/2020 | news | business | 307
The chancellor will refocus the National Infrastructure Strategy in line with "net zero" climate ambitions.
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Barnier: Serious issues remain over trade deal
05/03/2020 | news | politics | 2,915
The EU's negotiator said the first round of trade talks had revealed "very difficult" areas to resolve.
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BBC 'must reflect nation' says culture secretary
05/03/2020 | news | entertainment | 3,252
Oliver Dowden says the corporation needs to do more to reflect the UK's "genuine diversity".
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Don't forget county councils, government told
04/03/2020 | news | politics | 166
English county councils say they are lagging behind big cities, ahead of next week's Budget.
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Scotland seeks clarity over Irish Sea border
04/03/2020 | news | uk | 293
The Irish Sea border refers to new controls on GB to NI trade at the end of the Brexit transition period.
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Parliament's petition website re-opened
03/03/2020 | news | politics | 120
The popular site allows people to raise awareness of issues and secure debates in Parliament.
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Labour 'braced for losses' in council elections
02/03/2020 | news | politics | 1,988
The party faces "one of its worst" performances in recent history in May, internal research suggests.
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Leaders scale back US trip amid coronavirus crisis
02/03/2020 | news | uk | 220
The first and deputy first ministers intend to cancel plans for the New York leg of their itinerary.
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Coronavirus could spread 'significantly' - PM
02/03/2020 | news | uk | 2,680
Boris Johnson says expansion of the virus is "on the cards" in the UK, as the number of cases rises to 39.
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UK expects 0.16% economic boost from US trade deal
02/03/2020 | news | politics | 3,154
The UK sets out its strategy for trade talks with US - as separate talks with the EU get under way.
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Council tax now 'number one debt issue'
01/03/2020 | news | uk | 258
Citizens Advice Scotland launches a campaign to help people who are struggling with bills.
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No 'artificial deadlines' in EU talks, UK warned
28/02/2020 | news | politics | 4,083
France's Europe minister says the focus must be on substance, as details and timings of the talks emerge.
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Labour leadership: Can Corbyn secure a legacy?
28/02/2020 | news | politics | 953
Allies of the Labour leader are worried about how the contest to replace him is shaping up, writes Iain Watson.
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UK prepared to ditch EU trade talks in June
26/02/2020 | news | politics | 8,249
Michael Gove says the UK will not accept any alignment with EU laws, as he announces the UK's strategy.
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Chancellor must raise taxes in first Budget - IFS
26/02/2020 | news | politics | 1,980
A think tank says Rishi Sunak risks breaking Treasury rules on borrowing if he is to boost public spending.
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PM launches review to 'overhaul' foreign policy
25/02/2020 | news | politics | 495
Policy experts will offer "constructive challenge to traditional Whitehall assumptions", says No 10.
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EU ministers agree UK trade talks mandate
25/02/2020 | news | politics | 5,419
The EU will follow this blueprint in talks, as UK ministers also agree their stance.
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We'll find out about EU talks, TUC boss warns PM
24/02/2020 | news | politics | 1,382
Frances O'Grady says "sister unions" in Europe will make sure she's "plugged in" on workers' rights.
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Whitehall HR boss sought amid Number 10 'tensions'
24/02/2020 | news | politics | 1,828
The £60,000-a-year role involves overseeing the recruitment and treatment of special advisers.
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Voting opens in three-way Labour leadership race
23/02/2020 | news | politics | 1,083
Sir Keir Starmer, Lisa Nandy and Rebecca Long-Bailey remain in the race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn.
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Brexit complicates EU budget plans
19/02/2020 | news | business | 2,697
Leaders are meeting this week to discuss budget plans in challenging discussions.
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Barnier: UK can't have Canada trade deal with EU
18/02/2020 | news | politics | 7,686
The chief negotiator says the UK's "particular proximity" to the bloc rules out a similar agreement.
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Wages back above pre-economic crisis levels
18/02/2020 | news | business | 1,698
Average wages - when adjusted for inflation - exceed pre-crisis levels for the first time since 2008.
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Brexit negotiator: UK must be able to set own laws
17/02/2020 | news | politics | 1,285
David Frost's remarks come amid warnings the UK and EU will "rip each other apart" in trade talks.
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Tory MPs warn No 10 against conflict with BBC
17/02/2020 | news | politics | 3,349
No 10 is urged not to pick fight with broadcaster amid reports it wants it "massively pruned back".
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France warns UK of bitter post-Brexit trade talks
17/02/2020 | news | politics | 4,914
The UK and EU will "rip each other apart" as they vie for advantage, France's foreign minister says.
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Minimum alcohol pricing awareness campaign starts
13/02/2020 | news | uk | 116
In two weeks' time retailers will have to charge at least 50p per unit of alcohol.
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Sajid Javid quits as chancellor
13/02/2020 | news | politics | 6,939
Rishi Sunak takes over at the Treasury, as his predecessor says he had "no option but to resign".
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Cost of repairing Big Ben's tower rises by £18.6m
12/02/2020 | news | politics | 238
A survey of London's famous 177-year-old landmark revealed bomb damage, pollution and asbestos.
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Big names sacked in cabinet clear-out
12/02/2020 | news | politics | 1,039
Geoffrey Cox, Andrea Leadsom and Julian Smith are out as Boris Johnson begins cabinet reshuffle.
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Sturgeon and Gove make climate summit pledge
11/02/2020 | news | uk | 764
The politicians insist the Glasgow COP26 conference will not be derailed by "squabbles" between their governments.
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Flood defences get 1% of infrastructure spending
11/02/2020 | news | uk | 188
Nearly £5bn is due to be spent on flood defences in England up until 2026, government figures show.
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Border delays 'could cause fresh food problems'
10/02/2020 | news | business | 3,198
Warning comes after Michael Gove tells firms to prepare for post-Brexit border checks from January.
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Fianna Fáil largest party but Sinn Féin celebrate
10/02/2020 | news | world | 3,096
The final results of the Irish general election show Fianna Fáil on 38 seats, one ahead of Sinn Féin.
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Salmon producers warn of 'huge' Brexit burden
09/02/2020 | news | uk | 724
The industry says the UK government has told it to prepare for trade barriers with the European Union.
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Energy bills to fall for millions of households
07/02/2020 | news | business | 590
The energy regulator cuts the price cap by £17, a move that will affect about 15 million households.
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Raab in Australia on Brexit trade mission
06/02/2020 | news | politics | 3,027
The foreign secretary says the UK will be a "force for good in the world" as he begins his Asia-Pacific trip.
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TV licence fee consultation opens
04/02/2020 | news | entertainment | 4,296
The culture secretary says the fee needs to remain "relevant" in a "changing media landscape".
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Mobile operators clash on 'notspots' costs
04/02/2020 | news | technology | 128
A key meeting will be held on Wednesday to hammer out the details of sharing rural networks.
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Ikea announces first big UK store closure
04/02/2020 | news | business | 1,475
The Swedish furniture giant's Coventry branch will close this summer, putting 352 jobs at risk.
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Minister unveils £23m welfare scheme extension
03/02/2020 | news | uk | 169
Payments to lessen the impact of the so-called bedroom tax in Northern Ireland were due to run out on 31 March.
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PM: 'No need' for UK to follow EU rules on trade
03/02/2020 | news | uk | 10,094
But the EU's Michel Barnier offers a contrasting vision of negotiations, calling for a "level playing field".
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Nicola Sturgeon calls for patience over indyref2
30/01/2020 | news | uk | 3,037
Scotland's first minister says she still wants indyref2 this year - but acknowledges it may not come until at least 2021.
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UK set for Brexit, as PM promises 'new dawn'
30/01/2020 | news | politics | 9,970
After 47 years as a member of the European project, the UK will leave the EU at 23:00 GMT.
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Javid backs HS2 ahead of crunch meeting
29/01/2020 | news | politics | 1,688
The chancellor is expected to tell Boris Johnson he supports the London to Birmingham rail link.
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Long-Bailey makes Labour leadership final ballot
29/01/2020 | news | politics | 633
She joins Sir Keir Starmer and Lisa Nandy after receiving the backing of the Fire Brigades Union.
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Ian Murray gets backing of ex-PMs for Labour bid
29/01/2020 | news | politics | 338
Gordon Brown and Tony Blair throw their weight behind Ian Murray's deputy leadership campaign.
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Football banter at work 'excludes women'
27/01/2020 | news | business | 3,721
A management body says sports chat in the office can be a "gateway" to more laddish behaviour.
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Varadkar: EU will have stronger team in trade talks
27/01/2020 | news | politics | 6,272
The Irish PM says it will be "difficult" to reach a deal this year, but Boris Johnson is bullish.
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PM unveils fast-track science visas after Brexit
26/01/2020 | news | science | 706
Boris Johnson hails the UK as "open to the most talented minds" with quicker route in for scientists.
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Unite union backs Long-Bailey for Labour leader
24/01/2020 | news | politics | 3,414
Unite leader Len McCluskey said the shadow business secretary had the "brains and brilliance" for the job.
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UK has 'crossed Brexit finish line', says Johnson
22/01/2020 | news | politics | 3,125
The prime minister urges the UK to "move forwards as one" as legislation securing the EU exit passes.
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Brexit bill clears final parliamentary hurdle
22/01/2020 | news | politics | 2,366
The legislation, which paves the way for the UK to leave the EU with a deal, now awaits royal assent.
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Nandy joins Starmer on Labour leadership ballot
22/01/2020 | news | politics | 1,428
The Wigan MP receives backing from Chinese for Labour, meaning she joins Sir Keir in the final round.
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Labour leadership hopefuls bid for union backing
21/01/2020 | news | politics | 208
The GMB will announce its favoured candidate amid speculation Jess Phillips could quit the contest.
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How will we heat our homes without gas?
20/01/2020 | news | uk | 166
We have the answers to a selection of questions about climate change sent in by readers.
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Devolution politicians reject PM's Brexit bill
20/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,339
Welsh politicians refuse consent to Brexit bill after politicians in Scotland and NI did the same.
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Give regions a 'voice' or UK may end, Brown warns
20/01/2020 | news | politics | 1,021
The former PM says the country is "not at ease with itself" and must change from "top to bottom".
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HS2: Give me the facts, says Shapps
20/01/2020 | news | business | 2,011
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps faces a "massive decision" as a leaked report suggests the rail link could cost £106bn.
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Ministers 'looking into' relocating House of Lords
19/01/2020 | news | politics | 408
Moving the upper chamber could "reconnect" politics with voters, the Tory party chairman says.
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EU reveals clues ahead of post-Brexit talks with UK
16/01/2020 | news | world | 3,056
Presentation slides published online give an insight into how the future relationship might pan out.
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Health secretary hints at end to A&E target
15/01/2020 | news | politics | 677
Matt Hancock tells BBC Radio 5 Live the government should be judged on "the right target".
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Next phase of Labour leadership contest under way
15/01/2020 | news | politics | 423
Lisa Nandy wins the NUM's backing as the candidates seek endorsements from unions and local parties.
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Citizens' assembly aims to tackle climate change
14/01/2020 | news | science | 639
UK panel will tackle some of the dilemmas around global warming.
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PM: Public can fund Big Ben bongs for Brexit day
14/01/2020 | news | politics | 1,727
Boris Johnson said it would cost £500,000 for the famous bell to chime, but crowdfunding is an option.
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Johnson rejects Sturgeon's indyref2 demand
14/01/2020 | news | uk | 7,149
Boris Johnson confirms he will not agree to Nicola Sturgeon's request for a second independence referendum.
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UK nuclear weapons programme £1.3bn over budget
09/01/2020 | news | uk | 377
The MoD's "poor management" of the programme has resulted in growing costs and delays, a watchdog finds.
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Parents urged to apply for new free childcare plan
09/01/2020 | news | uk | 505
Previously families could receive 600 hours of free childcare a year - it rises to 1,140 hours in August.
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MPs resume scrutiny of PM's Brexit bill
06/01/2020 | news | politics | 3,120
Legislation implementing Boris Johnson's agreement to leave on 31 January returns to the Commons.
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'Infrastructure revolution' in March Budget
06/01/2020 | news | business | 678
Chancellor Sajid Javid sets 11 March as the date for his first Budget - the first since the general election.
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Five crucial decisions facing Boris Johnson
06/01/2020 | news | politics | 732
The fate of HS2, Scotland and social care are some of the issues that could define the PM's tenure.
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New Labour leader to be announced on 4 April
05/01/2020 | news | politics | 4,287
The party's top body has agreed the timetable for the contest and who is eligible to vote.
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HS2 costs out of control, says review deputy chair
04/01/2020 | news | business | 426
Lord Berkeley says MPs were "misled" about the line's costs, which he says will be more than £108bn.
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Government to shut Brexit department on 31 January
19/12/2019 | news | politics | 306
The closing of the government department coincides with the deadline for the UK to leave the EU.
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Nicola Sturgeon calls for powers to hold indyref2
18/12/2019 | news | uk | 6,002
Scotland's first minister calls on UK government to negotiate the transfer of power to allow another independence referendum.
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Thornberry enters Labour leadership race
18/12/2019 | news | politics | 6,259
The shadow foreign secretary tells the BBC she can win the contest "from the heart of the party".
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Corbyn's 'comic indecision' on Brexit - Blair
17/12/2019 | news | politics | 2,496
Former prime minister Tony Blair says Labour "let our country down" at the general election.
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Thornberry 'warned Labour over Brexit neutrality'
16/12/2019 | news | politics | 1,652
The shadow foreign secretary told the BBC in September a pro-Remain stance would help its election chances.
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MPs' vote on Brexit bill planned for Friday
16/12/2019 | news | politics | 4,783
No 10 says the government wants to begin the legislation process before Christmas.
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Sturgeon: Scotland 'cannot be imprisoned' in UK
15/12/2019 | news | politics | 960
The Scottish first minister tells the BBC that if the union is to continue, "it can only be by consent".
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Businesses urge Johnson to secure trade deals
13/12/2019 | news | business | 260
Bosses have called on the prime minister to secure the future terms of trade with the EU.
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Johnson: I will repay the trust of voters
13/12/2019 | news | politics | 6,284
The PM meets the Queen to ask to form a new government, following the Conservatives' election victory.
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Pound and shares surge on election result
12/12/2019 | news | business | 1,666
The FTSE is higher while sterling hits its highest level against the dollar since June last year.
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Leaders in final push for votes ahead of election
10/12/2019 | news | politics | 5,749
The party leaders focus on key messages in the critical final hours before polls open on Thursday.
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Parties focus on key messages as poll day nears
09/12/2019 | news | politics | 7,986
Pitches about the NHS and Brexit come to the fore, but both Labour and the Tories face criticism too.
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Sturgeon: Treatment of Scotland justifies indyref2
09/12/2019 | news | politics | 1,766
The first minister says an independence poll should be held even if the UK does not leave the EU.
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Johnson's Brexit plan 'presents major challenge'
09/12/2019 | news | politics | 2,844
A leaked government document says customs plans for Northern Ireland may not be ready in time.
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Labour Budget to 'end austerity' in first 100 days
08/12/2019 | news | politics | 7,011
John McDonnell says Labour would "remake government" in a February Budget if it wins the election.
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