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'Disappointing' progress in UK-EU trade talks
24/04/2020 | news | politics | 7,197
The EU's chief negotiator says the 'clock is ticking' as the UK calls for "constructive" talks.
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Is social distancing on trains here to stay?
23/04/2020 | news | business | 115
Plans are already being made for how an uptick in passenger numbers on the railways can be managed.
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B&Q reopens stores after coronavirus shutdown
23/04/2020 | news | business | 1,481
Some firms, including Aston Martin and Taylor Wimpey, are starting to reopen after the lockdown.
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Experts: Does UK's isolation advice go far enough?
21/04/2020 | news | health | 1,425
Public health experts fear the current UK advice may not be enough to stop the spread of the disease.
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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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Banning cars made easier to aid social distancing
20/04/2020 | news | science | 1,043
Councils in England can now ban cars from streets more easily to allow space for social distancing.
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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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IMF head: Recession forecasts may be too optimistic
17/04/2020 | news | business | 719
Covid-19's impact on global growth could be even worse than feared, says IMF boss Kristalina Georgieva.
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Airports 'at risk' of closure as flights grounded
17/04/2020 | news | uk | 593
Most remaining services are for freight, supplies and repatriation of people from overseas.
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EasyJet to leave middle plane seats empty
16/04/2020 | news | business | 1,649
The airline plans to introduce social distancing on flights after the Covid-19 lockdown is lifted.
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HS2 construction gets green light despite lockdown
15/04/2020 | news | business | 993
The government has given the high-speed rail project formal approval to start construction.
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Twenty suspected phone mast attacks over Easter
14/04/2020 | news | technology | 1,760
Vodafone says one of the "deluded" attacks was on a mast serving Birmingham's Nightingale hospital.
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Chancellor warns of 'tough times' for UK economy
14/04/2020 | news | business | 4,408
A forecast suggests coronavirus will have "serious implications" for the UK economy, Rishi Sunak says.
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One in five deaths now linked to coronavirus
14/04/2020 | news | health | 4,641
Coronavirus prompts spike in mortality with data showing weekly deaths have hit a record high.
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Police warning after 660 illegal parties shut down
08/04/2020 | news | uk | 4,512
Greater Manchester Police says some house parties even featured bouncy castles, DJs or fireworks.
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Coronavirus lockdown in Wales to be extended
08/04/2020 | news | uk | 587
The lockdown will not be lifted next week, Wales' first minister confirms.
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Coronavirus: Six sectors still crying out for help
07/04/2020 | news | business | 332
With the UK economy in crisis, many sectors are still demanding further help from the government.
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Petrol prices head towards £1 in the UK
06/04/2020 | news | business | 649
An oil price war and Covid-19 travel restrictions are cutting fuel costs but it is not good news for everyone.
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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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Public urged to follow 'mission-critical' rules
05/04/2020 | news | uk | 8,300
The health secretary criticised "unbelievable" behaviour after people packed into sunny public parks.
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First coronavirus field hospital opens in London
03/04/2020 | news | uk | 3,001
It comes as the Queen will address the nation on Sunday, as the number of deaths rises to 3,602.
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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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Plea for company to cut hospital call charges
01/04/2020 | news | uk | 120
Families and politicians are calling on Hospedia to cut their charges during the coronavirus crisis.
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Should more of us wear face masks?
01/04/2020 | news | science | 1,621
Experts are set to assess the value of face masks in helping slow the spread of coronavirus.
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Loss of smell and taste 'may be coronavirus'
31/03/2020 | news | health | 1,070
However, experts say a fever and a cough are still the main ones to look out for.
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Supermarkets scrap some product restrictions
31/03/2020 | news | business | 2,699
Aldi, Morrisons, Waitrose and Asda ease limits on how many of some individual items people can buy.
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Shoppers confused over what 'essential items' are
30/03/2020 | news | uk | 683
The government says you should only shop for "basic necessities" - but what does that actually mean?
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UK considers virus-tracing app to ease lockdown
30/03/2020 | news | technology | 1,769
Study describes how app would alert citizens if someone they came into contact with tests positive.
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Carluccio's collapses with 2,000 jobs under threat
30/03/2020 | news | business | 1,290
The future of some 2,000 of the restaurant's employees hang in the balance.
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F1 team helps to create coronavirus breathing aid
29/03/2020 | news | health | 1,123
Thousands of the devices, which deliver oxygen to the lungs without needing a ventilator, could be made.
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EasyJet grounds entire fleet of planes due to virus
29/03/2020 | news | business | 873
The budget airline says it cannot currently give a date for when it will restart commercial flights.
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Things to get worse before getting better, PM says
28/03/2020 | news | politics | 5,154
Measures to target coronavirus may get tougher, Boris Johnson says in letter sent to every UK home.
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UK wary of international market for ventilators
28/03/2020 | news | uk | 1,490
The UK is avoiding buying from middlemen as prices rocket amid feverish global trading conditions.
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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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Off-licences added to list of 'essential' shops
25/03/2020 | news | business | 2,020
Government updates list of shops allowed to open during the pandemic to include those selling alcohol.
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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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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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Stay at home to stay safe, 1.5 million advised
21/03/2020 | news | uk | 6,986
They will be advised to stay at home for 12 weeks, as the UK's death total reaches 281.
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Supermarkets go on hiring spree amid virus crisis
20/03/2020 | news | business | 2,713
Supermarket chains to take on thousands of staff, but Topshop owner Arcadia closes all its stores.
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Social distancing may be needed for ‘most of year’
20/03/2020 | news | uk | 2,545
The government's scientific advisers say this will help to limit the spread of coronavirus.
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Jaguar Land Rover halts production over virus fear
20/03/2020 | news | uk | 149
The firm said it was responding to "rapidly-changing circumstances" amid the spread of coronavirus.
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Train cancellations due to coronavirus
19/03/2020 | news | uk | 114
A decrease in travel and an increase in staff absence has affected several routes.
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Energy bill help for vulnerable amid outbreak
19/03/2020 | news | business | 270
Prepayment meter customers may get credit through the post or funds automatically added to their meter.
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Online shopping website Ocado suspends service
18/03/2020 | news | business | 3,098
Online shopping website Ocado has suspended its service as supermarkets crack down on stockpiling.
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Schools in Scotland and Wales to close from Friday
17/03/2020 | news | uk | 456
Schools in England are expected to follow suit as the UK coronavirus death toll jumps by 32 to 104.
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Carphone store closures to cost 2,900 jobs
17/03/2020 | news | business | 306
The move, which is not related to the coronavirus outbreak, will lead to 531 shops being shut.
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Analysis: UK changes course amid death toll fears
16/03/2020 | news | health | 1,889
Ministers were warned hundreds of thousands of people in the UK would die without stronger measures.
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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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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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Coronavirus: UK supermarket delivery hours extended
09/03/2020 | news | business | 330
Temporary measures have been brought in after a meeting between supermarkets and the government.
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John Lewis warns stores could close as bonuses cut
05/03/2020 | news | business | 1,055
The partnership, which also owns Waitrose, is reviewing the business after its annual profits dive.
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How do I get a food parcel?
04/03/2020 | news | business | 1,360
At least 50,000 free weekly food parcels are to be sent out to clinically vulnerable people in England.
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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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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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How close to developing a vaccine are we?
27/02/2020 | news | health | 352
We answer some of the big questions about vaccines and how long one for coronavirus could take.
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New roads face Heathrow-style court action threat
27/02/2020 | news | business | 569
Environmentalists could try to block new road plans if they fail to take climate targets into account.
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One million homes get access to ultrafast broadband
27/02/2020 | news | technology | 136
The West Midlands gigabit switch-on is the largest in the UK, says Virgin Media, but comes at a price.
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Climate campaigners win Heathrow expansion case
27/02/2020 | news | business | 3,589
Campaigners say plans for a third runway should be cancelled, but the airport says it will appeal.
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Tesco bakeries overhaul puts 1,800 jobs at risk
25/02/2020 | news | business | 599
The supermarket chain says it will need fewer members of staff as it makes changes to its larger stores.
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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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Jaguar Land Rover 'shipping parts in suitcases'
18/02/2020 | news | business | 119
The UK's largest carmaker has said it could run out of some parts in two weeks over supply chain issues.
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No visas for low-skilled workers, government says
18/02/2020 | news | politics | 7,269
Ministers urge firms to stop relying on "cheap labour", but critics warn of damage to the economy.
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Fears for Severn towns amid fresh flood warnings
18/02/2020 | news | uk | 1,523
Residents in communities on the river are being evacuated as water threatens to top flood defences.
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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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Focus on delivering, PM tells cabinet
14/02/2020 | news | politics | 6,306
Boris Johnson sets priorities for his top team, following Sajid Javid's shock resignation.
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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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Petrol and diesel car ban 'could start in 12 years'
12/02/2020 | news | business | 3,335
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps tells the BBC a sales ban could be brought forward again.
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BBC chairman warns over subscription fee
12/02/2020 | news | entertainment | 2,034
Sir David Clementi says putting the broadcaster's services behind a paywall would have a big impact.
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HS2 go-ahead 'controversial and difficult'
11/02/2020 | news | business | 2,848
The prime minister says he will appoint a full-time minister to oversee the project and "restore discipline".
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Government to give High Speed 2 the go-ahead
10/02/2020 | news | business | 1,091
The rising cost of the project and accusations of mismanagement have provoked anger from critics.
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Man dies as tree falls on car during storm
10/02/2020 | news | uk | 114
Some areas across England saw a month-and-a-half's worth of rainfall on Sunday and gusts of 97mph.
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New Northern trains less reliable than Pacers
07/02/2020 | news | uk | 189
Figures show the new £500m trains have a higher breakdown rate than the ageing Pacers.
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Crimes unreported as public lose faith in police
06/02/2020 | news | uk | 948
A new report reveals that a suspect is charged in under 8% of recorded crimes in England and Wales.
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BBC licence fee to rise by £3 in April
03/02/2020 | news | entertainment | 1,633
The cost of a television licence will increase from £154.50 to £157.50, from 1 April 2020.
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It could be hard cheese for Stilton in name row
03/02/2020 | news | uk | 60
The Cambridgeshire village of Stilton's hopes to make the product following Brexit may be dashed.
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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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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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Morrisons axes 3,000 managers in shake-up
23/01/2020 | news | business | 858
But the supermarket says it will create 7,000 hourly-paid roles as part of a major restructuring.
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Tesco to ditch plastic-wrap for multipack tins
23/01/2020 | news | business | 309
Supermarket giant says the change will remove 350 tonnes of plastic from the environment.
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'Failing' rail firm faces public ownership
22/01/2020 | news | uk | 294
The government reveals South Western Railway's franchise is "not sustainable in the long term".
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More people triggering emergency alarms on trains
21/01/2020 | news | uk | 339
Crowded carriages and lack of help for disabled people would make some rail users press the button.
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'Illegal' plastic waste returned to UK by Malaysia
20/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,078
Malaysia will not become "the garbage dump of the world", says the country's environment minister.
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UK pub numbers rise for the first time in a decade
16/01/2020 | news | business | 1,058
More venues opened in 2019 as more customers opted for food instead of just drinking alcohol.
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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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Fundraising appeal launched for Big Ben Brexit chimes
16/01/2020 | news | politics | 3,369
A crowdfunding project aims to raise £500,000 by the weekend to pay for the bell to ring on 31 January.
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Asda trials refills at 'sustainability store'
16/01/2020 | news | business | 657
Shoppers can fill their own containers at the store, as the supermarket tries to reduce plastic waste.
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Backlash against Flybe's government rescue grows
15/01/2020 | news | business | 2,763
British Airways' owner IAG files a complaint to the EU arguing Flybe's rescue breaks state aid rules.
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Last decade confirmed as warmest on record
14/01/2020 | news | science | 2,347
Global data from three agencies also shows that 2019 was the second warmest year since 1850.
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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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Five Labour leadership hopefuls reach next round
13/01/2020 | news | politics | 4,105
Emily Thornberry gains enough support just before nominations close, but Clive Lewis withdraws.
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Plastic packaging ban 'could harm environment'
08/01/2020 | news | science | 1,124
Stopping plastic packaging could lead to higher carbon alternatives, a Parliamentary report says.
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Burger King's plant-based Whopper 'not for vegans'
06/01/2020 | news | business | 1,468
Vegans and vegetarians may find the fast food chain's new meat-free burger an acquired taste.
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'Exhausted' London bus drivers could strike
06/01/2020 | news | uk | 166
A union says drivers are so tired they are at risk of putting passengers and road users in danger.
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New Labour leader to be announced on 4 April
05/01/2020 | news | politics | 4,287
The party's top body has agreed the timetable for the contest and who is eligible to vote.
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Jess Phillips joins Labour leadership race
03/01/2020 | news | politics | 4,016
The third MP to join the contest says Labour members are "ready to try something different".
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Northern could lose rail franchise, says Shapps
02/01/2020 | news | business | 874
The transport secretary says he is "not prepared" to tolerate the firm's "unacceptable" performance.
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Commuters hit by 2.7% rail fare rise
01/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,722
Many passengers are facing an increase of more than £100 for annual season tickets.
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MPs back Johnson's plan to leave EU on 31 January
20/12/2019 | news | politics | 8,400
The PM says Brexit is "one step closer" after MPs back his EU withdrawal bill by a majority of 124.
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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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Let the healing begin, urges PM after poll win
13/12/2019 | news | politics | 5,831
Boris Johnson says he hopes his party's "extraordinary" election victory will bring "closure" to years of acrimony.
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Every major A&E misses wait target for first time
13/12/2019 | news | health | 539
Hospitals in England endure their worst-ever performance against waiting times.
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Johnson: I will repay the trust of voters
13/12/2019 | news | politics | 6,284
The PM meets the Queen to ask to form a new government, following the Conservatives' election victory.
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British power plant promises to go carbon negative
09/12/2019 | news | business | 122
Drax, which generates 5% of UK power, says it will capture more carbon than it produces by 2030.
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Johnson 'could look at' abolishing BBC licence fee
09/12/2019 | news | politics | 4,473
The prime minister questions whether funding the broadcaster out of general taxation "makes sense".
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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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