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Rishi Sunak's Spending Review: Four things to look out for
24/11/2020 | news | business | 619
The Spending Review marks the start of the chancellor's economic recovery strategy. Here's what to watch for.
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Rishi Sunak says Spending Review will not spell austerity
23/11/2020 | news | business | 1,190
The chancellor says he will uphold pre-Covid funding pledges on police, nurses and schools.
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Brexit: Progress made in tough areas, says EU chief
20/11/2020 | news | politics | 4,017
The president of the EU Commission says there has been recent "movement" in important areas.
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UK borrowing hits highest October level on record
20/11/2020 | news | business | 2,085
The government borrowed £22.3bn in October - its highest for the month since records began.
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Coronavirus: Christmas socialising poses 'substantial risks' - scientist
19/11/2020 | news | uk | 3,573
Proposals to ease restrictions over Christmas will be set out next week, a No 10 spokesman said.
Defence funding boost 'extends British influence', says PM
19/11/2020 | news | uk | 5,192
Boris Johnson says "the safety of the British people must come first" as he outlines a new package.
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Brexit: NI businesses 'not ready for Irish Sea border'
18/11/2020 | news | uk | 731
Meanwhile, Naomi Long warns of potential crime "bonanza" on Irish border if there is no Brexit deal.
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Nissan warns on its UK future without a Brexit deal
18/11/2020 | news | business | 1,049
The carmaker, which runs Britain's biggest car plant, said the factory 'will not be sustainable'.
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Brexit: PM confident UK 'will prosper' without EU trade deal
16/11/2020 | news | politics | 7,165
Boris Johnson's comments come ahead of another week of negotiations for a post-Brexit trade deal.
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Brexit: EU's 'penny is dropping' on UK sovereignty, says Gove
12/11/2020 | news | politics | 4,331
Brussels is starting to accept UKs independent status as trade talks deadline looms, says minister.
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Brexit: UK has to 'knuckle down' and get a trade deal with EU - Irish PM
12/11/2020 | news | politics | 2,168
Irish Taoiseach Micheál Martin warns that failing to reach an agreement would be "very damaging".
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Capital gains tax: Rate should double, says government review
12/11/2020 | news | business | 2,141
The chancellor commissioned the report in July as part of efforts to cover Covid-19 costs.
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Post-Brexit trade talks to continue next week
11/11/2020 | news | politics | 2,393
The UK government does not expect to reach a deal with the EU in this week's talks.
Covid vaccine: No guarantees on Pfizer roll-out but NHS ready - Hancock
10/11/2020 | news | uk | 4,280
The health secretary also announces that, from Tuesday, NHS staff will be tested twice a week.
Brexit: Government's bill suffers heavy House of Lords defeat
10/11/2020 | news | politics | 3,269
Peers vote overwhelmingly to remove a section that would allow ministers to break international law.
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Brexit: EU and UK negotiators resume trade talks in London
09/11/2020 | news | politics | 5,732
Negotiators are meeting again after Boris Johnson insists a post-Brexit deal is "there to be done".
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Brexit: 'Significant differences remain' over trade deal
07/11/2020 | news | politics | 10,796
The PM and EU Commission president agree to "work hard" to reach a deal when talks resume on Monday.
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Covid: Johnson says Covid statistics 'irrefutable' amid new row
06/11/2020 | news | politics | 1,460
The PM insists the "upward curve" in deaths is "unmistakeable" after government charts had to be revised.
Covid-19: Will the pandemic shift the power balance in England for good?
06/11/2020 | news | politics | 308
The pandemic has boosted the profile of local leaders - but will it lead to something bigger?
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Brexit: Watchdog warns of 'significant' border disruption
06/11/2020 | news | politics | 1,653
The National Audit Office says traders are unlikely to be ready for changes due from next January.
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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson stresses 'stay at home' message for England
05/11/2020 | news | uk | 1,706
Boris Johnson says four weeks of the new measures will be enough to make "a real impact".
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Covid: Regulator criticises data used to justify lockdown
05/11/2020 | news | health | 2,381
Government used out-of-date model predicting 4,000 deaths a day in TV briefing.
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Bank of England boss pledges to do 'everything we can'
05/11/2020 | news | business | 1,813
Policymakers vote to pump an extra £150bn into the economy as a second lockdown in England begins.
Covid-19: Northern Tory MPs demand England lockdown exit plan
05/11/2020 | news | politics | 222
The PM is urged not to leave large parts of England "locked into" restrictions after 2 December.
Covid: MPs vote to back four-week England lockdown
05/11/2020 | news | politics | 3,387
Boris Johnson sees off a rebellion by 34 Tory MPs over restrictions which came into force at midnight.
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Covid-19: NHS in England moves to highest alert level
04/11/2020 | news | health | 1,132
Health bosses are 'seriously concerned' about winter, with free beds expected to be used up in weeks.
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Takeaway beer sales 'will make a significant difference'
04/11/2020 | news | business | 825
A last-minute U-turn allowing pubs to sell takeaway beer is welcomed - but may not be enough to survive, publicans fear.
Coronavirus: Extremely vulnerable advised not to go to work from Thursday
04/11/2020 | news | health | 647
The advice for people at higher risk from Covid-19 is to stay at home as much as possible for a month.
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Mass exodus of students is expected as lockdown starts
04/11/2020 | news | education | 894
The NUS warns students are preparing for a mass exodus before England's lockdown starts on Thursday.
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John Lewis and Currys PC World extend hours ahead of lockdown
03/11/2020 | news | business | 1,439
John Lewis and Currys PC World among those opening later as demand surges ahead of lockdown.
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Covid: Destructive rules only current option, says Chris Whitty
03/11/2020 | news | politics | 1,060
England's chief medical officer defends lockdowns as a further 397 coronavirus deaths are recorded.
Rishi Sunak 'must come up with six-month economy plan'
03/11/2020 | news | politics | 1,893
Labour accuses the chancellor of "panicked" decision-making after he extended furlough.
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Covid-19: Liverpool to pilot city-wide coronavirus testing
03/11/2020 | news | health | 1,875
It will use rapid results tests that could be offered to "millions" by Christmas, the PM says.
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Primark sees pyjamas in and suits out in Covid shift
03/11/2020 | news | business | 386
The retailer's owner, Associated British Foods, says the change reflects how "we live our lives".
Coronavirus lockdown: PM warns UK faces 'medical disaster' without action
02/11/2020 | news | uk | 5,160
Boris Johnson says lockdown rules will expire on 2 December - with MPs to vote on what happens next.
Nigel Farage: Brexit Party to focus on fighting lockdown
02/11/2020 | news | politics | 5,227
The party leader applies to change its name to Reform UK, calling the PM's Covid response "woeful".
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Covid-19: Nottinghamshire tier 3 to feature 9pm alcohol rule
28/10/2020 | news | uk | 1,337
Alcohol cannot be sold after 9pm in shops under tier three rules, and various businesses must shut.
Covid-19: 'Too early to say' what Christmas rules will be says minister
28/10/2020 | news | politics | 5,312
Environment Secretary George Eustice says people "may not be able to get together in larger groups".
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Fears over 'weakening' of UK green watchdog
27/10/2020 | news | science | 349
Campaigners fear that a body designed to protect the environment is being undermined.
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Covid: Don't let north get 'left behind' Tory MPs warn PM
27/10/2020 | news | uk | 3,025
More than 50 Tory MPs call for a "clear road map" out of lockdown restrictions for northern England.
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Wales lockdown: Tesco 'wrong' to say period products 'not essential'
26/10/2020 | news | uk | 4,380
It had cordoned off the aisle after a break-in, but told a customer it was due to lockdown rules.
Prue Leith: NHS can serve 'delicious' food on a budget
26/10/2020 | news | uk | 672
Prue Leith leads a review into hospital meals, suggesting digital menus and 24-hour food service.
Post Office says a third of its cash machines will close
26/10/2020 | news | business | 666
The move raises concerns that rural and deprived communities face being cut off from access to cash.
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Post-Brexit trade talks extended
25/10/2020 | news | politics | 2,518
The EU's Michel Barnier will stay in London, rather than returning to Brussels later.
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Brexit: Trade talks continue as negotiators meet in London
23/10/2020 | news | politics | 5,938
The EU's Michel Barnier has warned "every day counts" ahead of December's deadline to reach a deal.
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Britain and Japan sign post-Brexit trade deal
23/10/2020 | news | business | 2,557
The countries formally sign a deal described by the UK's international trade secretary as "ground-breaking".
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Tory MPs attack celebrity free school meal campaigners
21/10/2020 | news | education | 2,149
MPs voted against a proposal to extend free school meals over the school holidays until Easter 2021.
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Boris Johnson blames London mayor for TfL 'bankruptcy' before Covid-19
21/10/2020 | news | uk | 960
Sadiq Khan has responded to Boris Johnson's allegation by calling the prime minister "a liar".
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Brexit: UK 'ready to welcome EU' to continue trade talks
21/10/2020 | news | politics | 2,369
The two chief negotiators for a post-Brexit trade deal spoke on the phone earlier on Wednesday.
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Covid: Starmer attacks 'miserly' Johnson in Covid cash row
21/10/2020 | news | politics | 1,065
The Labour leader accuses the PM of "grubby" deals with struggling regions after Manchester stand-off.
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'We didn't have exact measures' in place for Covid says ex-civil service head
21/10/2020 | news | politics | 2,091
Lord Sedwill, former civil service head, talks to the BBC about coronavirus, Dominic Cummings and Donald Trump.
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Brexit: Standoff continues in trade talks after negotiators' call
20/10/2020 | news | politics | 2,028
Both sides are calling on one another to compromise over a deal, as a December deadline looms.
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Pupils sent home in half of England's secondary schools
20/10/2020 | news | education | 940
Attendance figures show 46% of secondary schools had pupils isolating because of Covid outbreaks.
Brexit: UK calls for change as EU makes trade talks pledge
19/10/2020 | news | politics | 3,653
No 10 says there is "no basis to resume talks" without changes, after the EU offers to "intensify" talks.
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Brexit: Trade talks with the EU are over, says No 10
17/10/2020 | news | politics | 17,913
"No point" in further discussions with the EU unless it changes course, Downing Street says.
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Covid: Lancashire to move to highest alert level
16/10/2020 | news | uk | 2,392
The move to tier three, after intensive talks, sees pubs and car boot sales closed but gyms stay open.
Brexit: EU leaders call for UK trade talks to continue
15/10/2020 | news | politics | 3,391
The UK's negotiator accused the EU of expecting the UK to make "all future moves" towards a deal.
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Covid alert level: London, Essex, York and other areas moving to Tier 2
15/10/2020 | news | uk | 3,335
Millions of people face more restrictions from Saturday, including a ban on households mixing indoors.
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Covid-19: Boris Johnson defends regional curbs but 'rules nothing out'
14/10/2020 | news | uk | 4,499
England's new three-tier system can both control the virus and prevent economic harm, Boris Johnson says.
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HS2 costs rise again weeks after work begins
14/10/2020 | news | business | 1,537
Ministers admit an extra £800m is needed due to more asbestos discoveries and complexities at London Euston.
Covid-19: Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer calls for circuit breaker
13/10/2020 | news | uk | 592
Sir Keir Starmer says the government has lost control of coronavirus, as daily deaths rise to 143.
Covid: Health secretary defends three-tier strategy
13/10/2020 | news | uk | 1,582
Another 143 deaths are reported as ministers defend rules after criticism expert advice was ignored.
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Firms have 'head in sand' over post-Brexit trade, says minister
13/10/2020 | news | politics | 862
Treasury minister Lord Agnew says businesses "must engage in a more energetic way" to prepare.
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Unemployment rate hits highest level in three years
13/10/2020 | news | business | 1,453
Unemployment and redundancies hit high levels, official figures show.
Tax rises of more than £40bn a year 'all but inevitable'
13/10/2020 | news | business | 732
Rises of more than £40bn a year will be needed to stop government debt getting out of control, warns think tank.
Agriculture bill: Bid to protect post-Brexit food standards rejected
12/10/2020 | news | politics | 910
MPs overturn a Lords amendment requiring trade deals to meet post-Brexit UK food standards.
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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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Brexit: Trade negotiators meet, as deadline looms
09/10/2020 | news | politics | 3,062
The EU and UK still disagree on important issues, but Downing Street calls talks in London "useful".
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UK economic growth slows despite restaurant boost
09/10/2020 | news | business | 1,268
The economy grew 2.1% in August, below expectations, despite a lift from Eat Out to Help Out.
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Covid: MPs call for more clarity on local lockdowns
08/10/2020 | news | uk | 1,977
Pubs and restaurants in worst-hit areas could close next week in an effort to stall rising infection rates.
Coronavirus: Nottingham has highest Covid infection rate in UK
08/10/2020 | news | uk | 881
Data shows the infection rate is 689.1 per 100,000, with restrictions yet to be imposed in the city.
Covid deaths three times higher than flu and pneumonia
08/10/2020 | news | health | 1,943
Office for National Statistics data looked at the underlying cause of death in England and Wales.
Theresa May attacks 'ill-conceived' planning reforms
08/10/2020 | news | politics | 1,077
The former PM says the government must "think again" about using a formula to assess housing need.
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Asda launches 'first of its kind' flu jab service
08/10/2020 | news | business | 320
The supermarket is offering free jabs to eligible people and an £8 charge for everyone else,
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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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Councils warning on plan to relax developer rules
07/10/2020 | news | politics | 217
A local government group says exempting small sites from affordable housing rules is a "huge concern".
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Coronavirus: 'Rule of six' doesn't make sense, say rebel Tory MPs
06/10/2020 | news | politics | 173
The government wins a vote to keep the restriction in England despite rebels clashing with a minister.
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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Sunak vows to 'balance books' despite pandemic
05/10/2020 | news | politics | 2,505
The chancellor told party members the Conservatives had a "sacred duty" to spend responsibly.
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Things 'bumpy to Christmas and beyond' - PM
04/10/2020 | news | politics | 623
Boris Johnson says there is "hope" in fighting the virus, but it could be "a very tough winter".
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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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01/10/2020 | news | politics | 5,669
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30/09/2020 | news | politics | 955
PM defends 'strong local' Covid measures
30/09/2020 | news | uk | 1,874
Labour asks how people can be expected to understand and follow rules if the PM himself does not.
30/09/2020 | news | business | 2,607
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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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I 'misspoke' over North East Covid rules, says PM
29/09/2020 | news | uk | 2,784
Boris Johnson apologises after failing to clarify the detail of new tighter coronavirus restrictions.
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Flu jab delays amid high demand
29/09/2020 | news | health | 428
Officials in England say there will be enough stock to protect the vulnerable, but some will have to wait.
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Lib Dems: Ed Davey promises 'to be the voice of carers'
28/09/2020 | news | politics | 845
Sir Ed Davey draws on his personal experiences in his first leader's speech at party conference.
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Gove stands by Brexit bill after EU concerns
28/09/2020 | news | politics | 3,605
The EU wants to see parts of the Internal Market Bill removed, but the UK says the disputed clauses are a "safety net".
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Tesco joins Morrisons to limit sales of some items
25/09/2020 | news | business | 1,431
Limits on loo roll and flour are back as supermarkets act to prevent a repeat of March's panic buying.
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Three more areas of Wales to go into lockdown
25/09/2020 | news | uk | 584
Two of Wales' biggest cities are included, with 1.5 million people in total now affected.
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Coronavirus R number increases as cases rise
25/09/2020 | news | other | 2,286
Every case is estimated to result in between 1.2 and 1.5 further infections, government estimates find.
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Tory MPs in bid to increase scrutiny over Covid rules
25/09/2020 | news | politics | 247
Backbenchers raise concerns that measures are being brought in without Parliament having a say.
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UK 'lacking leadership' during coronavirus crisis
24/09/2020 | news | politics | 870
Ministers have "over-promised and under-delivered", former civil service head Lord O'Donnell says.
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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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Sunak to announce new job protection plans
23/09/2020 | news | business | 2,874
The chancellor will give an update on Thursday about "protecting jobs" as the furlough scheme winds down.
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Get serious about winning, Starmer tells Labour
22/09/2020 | news | politics | 2,840
The Labour leader also attacks Boris Johnson's "serial incompetence" in his first conference speech.
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No 10 'ruling by decree' on virus, says senior MP
21/09/2020 | news | politics | 1,725
Sir Graham Brady suggests the public are being "treated like children" and MPs must have more say.
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Rail franchises axed as help for train firms grows
21/09/2020 | news | business | 1,085
The rail franchising system has been scrapped and a £3.5bn survival scheme for train firms extended.
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Coronavirus: Test demand 'significantly outstripping' capacity
17/09/2020 | news | uk | 1,393
The number of under-17s seeking Covid-19 tests has doubled, the head of NHS Test and Trace tells MPs.
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PM's Brexit compromise is 'not enough', says Lord Howard
17/09/2020 | news | politics | 3,471
The ex-Tory leader said government plans to amend a controversial legislation do not go far enough.
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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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Brexit freight system 'won't be ready on time'
16/09/2020 | news | business | 403
Logistics trade body says the smart freight system is 'unlikely to be ready' by year end.
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Don't give PMs power to choose election date - MPs
15/09/2020 | news | politics | 498
Boris Johnson wants to scrap the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act, which sets the date of the next election.
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PM's Brexit bill clears first hurdle in Commons
15/09/2020 | news | politics | 6,008
MPs back the Internal Market Bill by 77 votes despite criticism it risks breaching 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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Coronavirus: Nicola Sturgeon seeks 'urgent' talks over testing backlog
14/09/2020 | news | uk | 1,182
Scotland's first minister says she has "very serious concerns" about an apparent delay in processing tests.
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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R number above 1 as coronavirus cases rise
11/09/2020 | news | health | 4,115
There are now worrying signs of infections in older as well as younger people, officials say.
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UK economy continues recovery in July
11/09/2020 | news | business | 752
The economy expanded by 6.6%, but the country's growth remains far below pre-pandemic levels.
UK and Japan in first major post-Brexit trade deal
11/09/2020 | news | business | 2,672
Symbolic trade deal will cover 99% of UK exports to Japan but boost economy by just 0.07%.
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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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Concerns over PM's mass virus testing plans
10/09/2020 | news | uk | 1,946
Medical experts raise doubts about plans to have "millions" of coronavirus tests processed every day.
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'We must act' to prevent second lockdown - PM
09/09/2020 | news | uk | 2,901
Boris Johnson outlines a new "rule of six" on gatherings and details a "moonshot" testing plan.
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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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Post-Brexit festival 'can help heal the UK'
09/09/2020 | news | entertainment | 628
The man behind the "Festival of Brexit" issues a call for "big ideas" to bring the UK together.
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08/09/2020 | news | uk | 1,533
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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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Ministers' concern over 'sharp rise' in Covid cases
08/09/2020 | news | uk | 1,961
The health secretary is among those warning the virus is on the increase, especially amongst the young.
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07/09/2020 | news | politics | 3,856
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07/09/2020 | news | other | 3,154
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Coronavirus: Leeds becomes 'area of concern'
04/09/2020 | news | uk | 259
A rise in infection rates sees the city added to Public Heath England's coronavirus watchlist.
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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Government 'overseeing the demise of UK aviation'
03/09/2020 | news | business | 1,123
Leading UK aviation figures say the government must show "leadership" on airport coronavirus testing.
Greater Manchester lockdown easing U-turn after cases rise
02/09/2020 | news | uk | 2,741
Plans to ease restrictions in Bolton and Trafford are scrapped following a spike in Covid-19 cases.
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No tax rise 'horror show', Sunak tells Tory MPs
02/09/2020 | news | politics | 1,985
The chancellor seeks to calm Tory MPs' nerves over the cost of coronavirus, ahead of his autumn budget.
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School return 'massive milestone', says Williamson
01/09/2020 | news | education | 1,517
But Labour attacks a summer of "chaos, incompetence and confusion" for England's schools.
What tasks lie ahead on the return to Westminster?
01/09/2020 | news | politics | 1,696
As Parliament returns, what's in the government's in-tray?
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Campaign to encourage workers back to offices
28/08/2020 | news | uk | 5,083
It follows warnings that city centres could become "ghost towns" if more staff do not return.
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Army of health workers to deliver Covid vaccine
28/08/2020 | news | health | 796
They would include midwives, physiotherapists and possibly even dentists, the government says.
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Proposal to scrap 213 councils 'could save £3bn'
28/08/2020 | news | politics | 1,481
It comes as the government prepares to publish plans on overhauling the local government system.
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27/08/2020 | news | politics | 1,761
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27/08/2020 | news | uk | 806
26/08/2020 | news | uk | 572
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26/08/2020 | news | education | 4,795
Scotland's public spending deficit rises to £15.1bn
26/08/2020 | news | uk | 1,111
The Scottish government figures do not reflect the full economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
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26/08/2020 | news | business | 437
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'Vitally important' children return to class - PM
24/08/2020 | news | uk | 3,401
Boris Johnson tries to reassure parents that schools are Covid-secure, ahead of term starting.
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24/08/2020 | news | politics | 1,715
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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PM's call to move Lords to York rejected
19/08/2020 | news | politics | 2,354
The government will continue making the case for a temporary move outside London during repairs.
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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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Public Health England 'to be replaced'
17/08/2020 | news | health | 1,776
Health Secretary Matt Hancock is to announce a new body this week, according to the Sunday Telegraph.
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Thousands in final rush to beat France quarantine
15/08/2020 | news | uk | 3,728
Holidaymakers had just hours to return to the UK to avoid the 14-day self-isolation requirement.
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Labour call for urgent U-turn over 'exams fiasco'
14/08/2020 | news | education | 4,060
Give pupils their teacher grades, says Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer.
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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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O'Sullivan clings on as Selby eyes final
14/08/2020 | sport | snooker | 2,379
Five-time champion Ronnie O'Sullivan trails Mark Selby 13-11 going into Friday's concluding session of their World Championship semi-final.
Just Eat to stop using gig economy workers
14/08/2020 | news | business | 257
Boss Jitse Groen says he would rather have staff who get benefits and more workplace protection.
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UK signs deals for 90 million virus vaccine doses
14/08/2020 | news | health | 696
The vaccines are being developed by the pharmaceutical company Janssen and US biotech firm Novavax.
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Thunderstorms and flash floods after hot weather
14/08/2020 | news | uk | 1,606
Flash floods spark travel disruption, after yellow storm warnings are issued for swathes of the UK.
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NI centenary should be handled 'sensitively' - PM
13/08/2020 | news | uk | 850
Boris Johnson says a forum will be set up to discuss how to mark 100 years since NI's foundation.
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Figures reveal long waits for routine ops in England
13/08/2020 | news | health | 394
The coronavirus pandemic has caused backlogs in many areas of the NHS, including cancer and A&E.
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Tui sees surge in holiday bookings for next year
13/08/2020 | news | business | 795
The travel giant makes a £1bn loss in three months - but says summer bookings for 2021 are up 145%.
Students warn mock grades 'make mockery' of exams
12/08/2020 | news | education | 1,023
Last-minute changes have been made to the way A-level and GCSE results in England are to be decided.
More Sussex homes without water as heatwave continues
12/08/2020 | news | uk | 738
About 300 properties had been without water since Friday, with more now affected by a burst pipe.
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Recession is unprecedented, says chancellor
12/08/2020 | news | business | 3,023
Rishi Sunak says it is a "difficult and uncertain time" as the UK suffers its biggest slump on record.
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'We've been waiting months for a flight refund'
12/08/2020 | news | business | 485
David Hanson's dream holiday was cancelled, but like many Brits he's been waiting months for a refund.
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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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Stilton drives wedge between UK-Japan Brexit deal
11/08/2020 | news | business | 3,065
Stil-tons to do as talks over blue cheese become an unlikely obstacle to a post-Brexit trade agreement.
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10/08/2020 | news | business | 1,803
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UK 'won't hesitate' to add to quarantine list
07/08/2020 | news | uk | 1,663
Chancellor warns there is "always the risk" holidays may be disrupted, as virus cases climb in France.
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UK weather: Hottest August day for 17 years as temperatures top 36C
07/08/2020 | news | uk | 1,270
Beachgoers are urged to avoid busy areas, as temperatures in parts of the UK reached 36.4C (97.52F).
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Virus cases 'may be levelling off' in England
07/08/2020 | news | health | 2,450
After a low in cases at the end of June, the ONS estimated infections had been rising slightly in July.
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Mini house-buying boom leads to highest prices ever
07/08/2020 | news | business | 784
The housing market is showing a 'surprising spike' as people return to buying property after the lockdown.
Millions set to see 'big savings' on energy bills
07/08/2020 | news | business | 358
The price cap for gas and electricity bills is lowered by energy watchdog Ofgem as wholesale costs fall.
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Coronavirus: Chancellor rules out extending furlough
07/08/2020 | news | uk | 938
Rishi Sunak says it's wrong to "keep people trapped" in the government's job support scheme.
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Bank of England boss backs end of furlough scheme
06/08/2020 | news | business | 3,735
UK economy is still set for worst performance in 100 years according to the UK's central bank.
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Aberdeen lockdown begins as Covid cluster grows
05/08/2020 | news | uk | 2,664
Travel restrictions are in force, households cannot meet inside and bars and restaurants have been ordered to close.
UK 'made serious mistake' over virus border policy
05/08/2020 | news | politics | 3,836
A Commons committee says ministers were slow to recognise the risk of importing Covid-19 from Europe.
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Man Utd complete emphatic win over LASK
05/08/2020 | sport | football | 491
Manchester United come from behind to beat Austrian side LASK at Old Trafford, advancing to the quarter-finals of the Europa League 7-1 on aggregate.
Pizza Express may close 67 sites and cut 1,100 jobs
04/08/2020 | news | business | 1,362
High Street chain the latest to look to restructure and refinance as virus deals extra blow to trade.
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Dixons Carphone to cut 800 store management jobs
04/08/2020 | news | business | 204
The Currys PC World owner said it was "not an easy decision" but it must respond to rising online sales.
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EasyJet increases flights to cope with demand
04/08/2020 | news | business | 1,781
The airline adds more flights to cope with increasing demand from holidaymakers.
Government urges post-Brexit drug stockpiles
03/08/2020 | news | business | 1,440
Firms should have six weeks' worth of post-Brexit drug stockpiles by the end of 2020, the government says.
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: Major incident declared in Greater Manchester
03/08/2020 | news | uk | 929
People "should not be alarmed" by the announcement as it is "standard practice", authorities say.
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Schools will be ready for September - minister
02/08/2020 | news | uk | 537
Reopening schools is a priority for the government and it will be safe, a cabinet minister says.
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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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Return of indoor shows delayed due to coronavirus
31/07/2020 | news | entertainment | 222
Face coverings must also be worn in museums, galleries and cinemas in England from 8 August.
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House prices 'bounced back in July'
31/07/2020 | news | business | 247
Pent-up demand and the stamp duty holiday boosted prices, but Nationwide warns it could be a false dawn.
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England highest level of excess deaths in Europe
30/07/2020 | news | health | 4,632
Office for National Statistics analysis shows how countries compared in the first six months of the year
Redundancy pay to be protected by new law
30/07/2020 | news | business | 512
Furloughed workers losing their jobs will be eligible for redundancy pay based on their normal wages.
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Can 'yellow halo' lead Lib Dems out of wilderness?
30/07/2020 | news | politics | 815
As voting gets under way in their latest leadership contest, new research offers hope to the Lib Dems.
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Travel bosses demand end to blanket quarantine
29/07/2020 | news | business | 3,486
Regional travel corridors would allow quarantine-free visits to some areas of Spain, they tell the PM.
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Barclays: We want our people back in the office
29/07/2020 | news | business | 1,105
The bank's boss, who has said big offices might be outdated, now wants staff back in the workplace.
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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.
Discharging of untested patients 'reckless' - MPs
29/07/2020 | news | politics | 833
A committee says moving NHS patients into care homes without Covid tests was an "appalling error".
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Greggs on a roll as customers rush back
28/07/2020 | news | business | 905
The bakery chain saw losses in the first half of 2020 but says sales are now 72% of last year's level.
Amazon takes on supermarkets with free food delivery
28/07/2020 | news | business | 876
Same or next-day delivery will now be free for Prime subscribers in London on orders above £40.
Unhealthy food deals targeted to tackle obesity
27/07/2020 | news | politics | 1,509
Ministers will also legislate for calories to appear on menus as part of a strategy to tackle obesity.
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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Ryanair still flying to Spain despite quarantine
27/07/2020 | news | business | 875
The airline says it will continue flights to Spain as normal, despite the UK's 14-day quarantine.
Virus response shows 'might of UK union' - PM
23/07/2020 | news | uk | 4,593
Boris Johnson visits Scotland as the SNP says he is worried about support for independence.
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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's pandemic planning an 'astonishing' failure
23/07/2020 | news | politics | 1,745
A committee says the economic reaction to Covid-19 was rushed and the impact could be long-term.
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Coronavirus: London police to enforce face masks 'as last resort'
22/07/2020 | news | uk | 714
Dame Cressida Dick hopes shoppers who refuse to wear masks will be "shamed" into compliance.
Home-schooling: 'Most British children struggling'
22/07/2020 | news | education | 894
An official report reveals how children have struggled to continue learning at home during lockdown.
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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UK quarterly borrowing hits record high
21/07/2020 | news | business | 1,361
The government borrowed £127.9bn between April and June, the peak of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Dangerous parking at beauty spots 'risking lives'
20/07/2020 | news | uk | 1,025
Hundreds of cars parked illegally on Snowdonia roads, while a lifeboat station was blocked by motorbikes.
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17/07/2020 | news | health | 4,946
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17/07/2020 | news | business | 1,221
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Emergency loans for universities about to go bust
16/07/2020 | news | education | 910
Universities at financial risk will have to change subjects and bosses' pay to qualify for rescue package.
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KFC, Nando's and Pret lower prices after VAT cut
15/07/2020 | news | business | 783
Starbucks and McDonald's also say they will cut prices after the chancellor's VAT reduction.
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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Credit card spending fell 50% at start of lockdown
15/07/2020 | news | business | 250
The use of credit cards dropped by nearly half in April as people shunned big purchases.
Clothing and games push up UK shop prices
15/07/2020 | news | business | 302
Consumer price inflation rises slightly to 0.6% in June, although food prices fell.
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'Unfettered' NI to GB trade promise questioned
14/07/2020 | news | uk | 977
A group of MPs said the promise will need a concession from the EU that it has not yet granted.
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Patel sets out post-Brexit immigration plans
13/07/2020 | news | politics | 3,968
The new points-based system has a visa for health staff but most care home workers will be excluded.
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10/07/2020 | news | politics | 3,033
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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'Significant divergences' in UK-EU talks - Barnier
09/07/2020 | news | politics | 1,271
The EU's chief negotiator made the remarks after the latest trade deal talks in London.
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Plans to cut energy bills face backlash from firms
09/07/2020 | news | business | 475
Households could see their energy bills cut by £20 a year under proposals from the regulator.
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Tax boss questions value of Sunak job schemes
09/07/2020 | news | politics | 1,306
Chancellor Rishi Sunak rejected fears job retention bonus and meal discount are not value for taxpayers.
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09/07/2020 | news | entertainment | 4,900
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09/07/2020 | news | business | 1,903
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08/07/2020 | news | business | 3,679
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08/07/2020 | news | health | 317
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Robust plan for PPE 'must be in place for winter'
07/07/2020 | news | health | 321
There must be no shortages in protective gear if the UK faces a second wave of coronavirus, say MPs.
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07/07/2020 | news | health | 2,541
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Sunak to give firms £1,000 'bonus' to hire trainees
06/07/2020 | news | business | 452
The government pledges £111m for schemes in England to get young people into work.
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06/07/2020 | news | politics | 197
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Ministers pledge to double job centre staff
05/07/2020 | news | politics | 149
The chancellor is expected to announce plans to recruit 13,500 extra staff at job centres.
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Sturgeon attacks 'shambolic' air bridges decision
03/07/2020 | news | uk | 3,945
Scotland's first minister criticises the UK government over a plan to relax quarantine restrictions for many overseas visitors.
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PM plans daily White House-style press briefings
03/07/2020 | news | politics | 1,386
Boris Johnson says the televised format will give the public "direct engagement" with decision-makers.
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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.
02/07/2020 | news | education | 1,776
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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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01/07/2020 | news | politics | 329
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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29/06/2020 | news | education | 862
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Maguire sends Man Utd into FA Cup semis
27/06/2020 | sport | football | 1,148
Harry Maguire scores deep into extra-time as Manchester United overcome valiant 10-man Norwich to reach the FA Cup semi-finals.
Johnson warns over virus rules after beach crowds
26/06/2020 | news | uk | 6,388
The PM says other countries have had virus spikes after people took "liberties" with distancing rules.
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Bournemouth beach: 'Major incident' as thousands flock to coast
25/06/2020 | news | uk | 4,196
A major incident is declared in Bournemouth as thousands hit the coast in soaring heat.
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Over 100,000 asked to stay at home to curb virus
25/06/2020 | news | health | 923
The close contacts of people who test positive are being traced by new NHS service in England.
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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Daily coronavirus press conference scrapped
23/06/2020 | news | politics | 1,499
The Downing Street briefings began in March, when the UK's coronavirus death toll stood at 55.
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Ex-chancellor warns against return to austerity
23/06/2020 | news | business | 654
Sajid Javid calls for lower taxes on businesses to aid the UK's economic recovery.
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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.
UK's Covid-19 alert level reduced
19/06/2020 | news | uk | 4,466
The virus is now "in general circulation" with a "gradual relaxation of restrictions" possible.
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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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US says a UK trade deal 'unlikely' before November
17/06/2020 | news | business | 936
America and the UK are at odds on a range of issues from agriculture to to taxes on tech firms.
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Record fuel price slump pushes down UK inflation
17/06/2020 | news | business | 1,431
Fuel costs fell sharply in May, pushing the inflation rate down to a fresh four-year low of 0.5%.
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Job cuts warning as 600,000 roles go in lockdown
16/06/2020 | news | business | 1,382
Economists say the full impact on employment will not be felt until wage support schemes end in October.
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New momentum needed in trade talks, say UK and EU
15/06/2020 | news | politics | 2,081
The PM says the talks need "a bit of oomph" and sees no reason why a deal cannot be "done in July".
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A million miss out on virus support schemes - MPs
15/06/2020 | news | business | 425
Report tells ministers to plug gaps in aid schemes to fulfil a promise to "do whatever it takes".
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Coronavirus 'wreaks havoc' on cancer services
11/06/2020 | news | health | 1,079
Charities concerned as number of patients seen following an urgent referral by a GP drop in England.
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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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Small shops in NI can reopen from Friday
08/06/2020 | news | uk | 367
Large retailers and shops in retail parks in Northern Ireland opened from today.
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