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Age not job prioritised in second phase of Covid jab rollout
26/02/2021 | news | health | 3,176
Over-40s will be first in line from mid-April after the top nine priority groups receive one dose.
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UK car production slumps by a quarter in January
26/02/2021 | news | business | 202
The UK produced 27% fewer cars than a year ago, the worst January figure for over a decade.
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UK Covid alert level drops as NHS threat 'recedes'
25/02/2021 | news | uk | 2,122
The move to the second-highest level means the NHS is no longer at imminent risk of being overwhelmed.
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Brexit: NI leaders at odds on Irish sea border meeting
24/02/2021 | news | uk | 3,543
Arlene Foster says the EU was 'tone-deaf' but Michelle O'Neill says the meeting was "constructive".
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Heathrow passenger numbers fall to 1970s' levels
24/02/2021 | news | business | 1,068
Covid "devastated" air travel in 2020, the UK's largest airport says, as it sinks to a £2bn loss.
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Covid: Airline industry travel pass ready 'within weeks'
23/02/2021 | news | business | 222
Industry body IATA says it sees its pass as essential for reopening quarantine-free travel.
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Roadmap: Can we avoid an economic long Covid?
23/02/2021 | news | business | 734
The cautious lifting of restrictions will also push back the economic rebound further into spring.
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Lockdown: Boris Johnson unveils plan to end England restrictions by 21 June
22/02/2021 | news | uk | 4,281
Shops, hairdressers, gyms and outdoor hospitality could reopen on 12 April, Boris Johnson says.
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Covid vaccines: Boris Johnson pledges surplus to poorer countries at G7
19/02/2021 | news | politics | 3,819
Boris Johnson is encouraging other rich countries to donate vaccine doses at a virtual G7 meeting.
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UK sees further drop in coronavirus numbers
19/02/2021 | news | health | 2,967
The number of new infections in the community has decreased in all regions, latest data shows.
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Sir Keir Starmer: Savings scheme would boost UK's recovery post-Covid
18/02/2021 | news | politics | 6,966
The Labour leader says there can be "no return to business as usual" as he sets out post-Covid policies.
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Strong decline in coronavirus across England since January, React study shows
18/02/2021 | news | health | 3,885
Study finds infections fell by two-thirds - and more in London - but warns virus levels remain high.
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Coronavirus: Barclays says loans worth £4.8bn may never be repaid
18/02/2021 | news | business | 686
Barclays sees profits dive after setting aside billions for loans expected to turn sour due to Covid.
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Covid: Boris Johnson to focus on 'data, not dates' for lockdown easing
17/02/2021 | news | uk | 3,947
The lifting of England's restrictions must be "cautious and prudent", Boris Johnson says.
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UK to appeal to individual European countries over arts touring 'crisis'
16/02/2021 | news | entertainment | 1,446
The government says it hopes to open negotiations with individual European nations "very shortly".
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Covid-19: First travellers arrive in UK for hotel quarantine stay
15/02/2021 | news | uk | 2,615
Arrivals from "red list" countries must pay £1,750 to spend 10 days in government-sanctioned hotels.
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Covid: Third of social care staff still not vaccinated, Matt Hancock says
15/02/2021 | news | uk | 788
The health secretary confirms a jab has been offered to everyone in the UK's top four priority groups.
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Coronavirus: Plan to exit lockdown 'cautious but irreversible', says Boris Johnson
15/02/2021 | news | politics | 6,171
Boris Johnson says the government will set out its plans on 22 February, which could include target dates.
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Wetherspoons calls for pubs to reopen 'to save jobs'
15/02/2021 | news | business | 2,677
The chairman of the chain is calling for pubs to reopen at the same time as non-essential shops.
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Covid: Virus cases are going down across the UK
12/02/2021 | news | health | 4,579
Data suggests lockdown is working, but the health secretary says there is "still a long way to go".
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Covid hotel quarantine less strict than Australia's
12/02/2021 | news | uk | 987
There are key differences in rules between England’s system and elsewhere, a BBC analysis shows.
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Why Sunak says he will be “open and honest” over the Budget
12/02/2021 | news | business | 643
The government's plan is to provide a roadmap out of restrictions in a fortnight.
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UK economy suffered record annual slump in 2020
12/02/2021 | news | business | 4,395
The size of the economy shrank by 9.9% in 2020 as coronavirus restrictions hit output, figures show.
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Brexit trade deal leaves Welsh fishermen 'devastated'
12/02/2021 | news | uk | 325
New rules could create a "perfect storm" for the £39m sector, says Welsh Fishermen's Association.
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UK and EU hold 'frank but constructive' talks on NI trade rules
12/02/2021 | news | politics | 3,791
The two sides vow to implement the Northern Ireland Protocol and "address all outstanding issues".
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Covid-19: 'Too early' to decide on summer holidays, says Hancock
11/02/2021 | news | uk | 2,228
The health secretary's comments prompted criticism from Labour who said people wanted clarity.
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Holiday bookings jump despite 'confusion over rules'
11/02/2021 | news | business | 464
Official calls for people to pause summer holiday plans have made no difference, UK holiday providers say.
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Brexit: London loses out as Europe's top share trading hub
11/02/2021 | news | business | 5,678
Amsterdam ousts London in the wake of Brexit changes, as the Bank of England warns over EU financial rules.
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Brexit: EU has 'head in sand' over checks at NI ports, says Foster
11/02/2021 | news | uk | 923
European Commission's Maros Sefcovic and Michael Gove will discuss post-Brexit trading rules later.
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Covid-19: Kent virus variant 'on course to sweep world'
11/02/2021 | news | uk | 1,790
The expert heading the UK's genetic surveillance says research into strains will go into the 2030s.
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Covid: Don't book holiday yet, government warns
10/02/2021 | news | politics | 4,934
Boris Johnson urges people to "be patient", after the transport secretary says summer breaks are in doubt.
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Beer and pub leaders plead for reopening date after sales halve in 2020
10/02/2021 | news | business | 832
The industry shows the government a "roadmap to recovery" as it waits for a reopening date.
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EU vaccine export row: Irish government 'in talks' with European Commission
09/02/2021 | news | world | 401
Officials are trying to work out ways of avoiding more controversies involving Northern Ireland.
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Covid-19: Travellers face £1,750 cost for England quarantine hotels
09/02/2021 | news | uk | 5,265
People arriving in England from Covid hotspots also face £10,000 fines or jail if they break the rules.
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Covid: Two tests for all UK arrivals during quarantine
09/02/2021 | news | business | 850
Details of the new system, aimed at tracking cases and detecting new variants, will be set out later today.
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Covid: Boris Johnson 'very confident' in vaccines being used in UK
08/02/2021 | news | uk | 4,621
A small study suggests the AstraZeneca vaccine may be less effective against the South African variant.
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Coronavirus: Motorists 'turned back' at Irish border
08/02/2021 | news | world | 2,310
People crossing the Irish border without "a reasonable excuse" can be fined €100 (£88) from Monday.
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Tesco tells chancellor to hit online rivals with sales tax
08/02/2021 | news | business | 669
Boss Ken Murphy has asked Chancellor Rishi Sunak for a "level playing field" when it comes to tax.
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UK weather: 'Beast from the East Two' to bring snow, ice and floods
06/02/2021 | news | uk | 3,139
The cold snap will not be as extreme as in 2018, forecasters say, but will cause disruption this weekend.
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Covid-19: Avoid 'setting dates' for lifting lockdown, scientist warns
06/02/2021 | news | uk | 1,952
Leaders should not be "driven by a calendar", says a scientist advising the government.
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Covid: All over-50s in UK to be offered vaccine by May
05/02/2021 | news | uk | 3,840
Nearly 11 million people have already received a first jab against coronavirus.
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Covid: Local elections to go ahead in England
05/02/2021 | news | politics | 1,827
Measures include asking voters to bring pens - but some councils fear it will be too difficult to organise.
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Covid: Virus cases show clear signs of fall in most of UK
05/02/2021 | news | health | 1,881
The virus's reproduction, or R, number is estimated to be between 0.7 and 1.
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Covid-19: Pub closures 'will waste 87 million pints of beer'
05/02/2021 | news | politics | 717
That's enough liquid to fill 20 Olympic swimming pools - or many, many thousands of baths.
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Barclays urges UK to focus on US and Asia post Brexit
05/02/2021 | news | business | 1,745
Brexit gives one of the UK's most important sectors the chance to define its own agenda, he said.
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Brexit: Arlene Foster says unionism coming together to oppose Protocol
04/02/2021 | news | uk | 4,653
DUP leader Arlene Foster accuses the British government of "sleepwalking" into NI's Brexit arrangements.
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Bank of England: Economy to rebound strongly due to vaccine
04/02/2021 | news | business | 4,038
High Street banks are also told to prepare for the possibility that interest rates could fall below zero.
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Covid: 'Not practical' to close UK borders, says Boris Johnson
03/02/2021 | news | uk | 3,058
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer wants tougher restrictions to prevent new coronavirus variants coming in.
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Covid: New Oxford vaccine 'ready by the autumn' to tackle mutations
03/02/2021 | news | health | 2,382
An improved jab that will be more effective against variants can be made quickly, says Oxford-AstraZeneca.
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PM urges EU action to ease Brexit tensions in NI
03/02/2021 | news | politics | 5,194
The UK wrote to the bloc calling for lighter enforcement of rules as port staff face threats over checks.
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How do you recover from a 9-0 loss... twice?
03/02/2021 | sport | football | 865
Southampton suffer two 9-0 defeats in 16 months - they recovered once, how do they do it again?
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EU shellfish import ban permanent, UK fishing industry told
02/02/2021 | news | politics | 1,361
The government promises to push Brussels to change its transport rules on scallops, clams and mussels.
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UK variant has mutated again, scientists say
02/02/2021 | news | health | 2,932
The Kent variant now dominant in the UK appears to be undergoing some "worrying" new changes.
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Brexit: Animal-based food checks at ports suspended
02/02/2021 | news | uk | 936
Arlene Foster denounces "threats" against staff checking on animal and food products at Larne and Belfast.
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South Africa variant: Urgent Covid testing after community cases found
01/02/2021 | news | health | 860
Testing will start in Surrey - but London, Kent, Hertfordshire and Walsall are also being targeted.
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Covid: Boris Johnson 'optimistic' about summer holiday prospects
01/02/2021 | news | uk | 3,928
The PM says it relies on factors such as the vaccine rollout going well and Covid cases coming down.
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Covid-19: UK orders extra 40m doses of Valneva vaccine
01/02/2021 | news | health | 2,018
Deliveries will come towards next winter when people may need to be revaccinated.
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Ryanair forecasts 'strong return' of beach holidays this summer
01/02/2021 | news | business | 780
Boss Michael O'Leary thinks travel restrictions will be dropped once high risk groups are vaccinated.
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Covid: EU-AstraZeneca disputed vaccine contract made public
29/01/2021 | news | world | 14,137
The European Commission argues the drug-maker is failing to fulfil its promises on the Covid jab.
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Coronavirus: Germany set to limit AstraZeneca jab to under-65s
28/01/2021 | news | world | 5,216
German vaccine officials say there is not enough data about the jab, which is widely used in the UK.
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Boris Johnson says independence debate 'irrelevant' to most Scots
28/01/2021 | news | uk | 14,052
Boris Johnson says most people in Scotland are focused on defeating Covid rather than another referendum.
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UK holiday boom: Bookings 'coming in thick and fast'
28/01/2021 | news | business | 1,846
With new hotel quarantine rules for arrivals from abroad, many people are seeking UK holidays instead.
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Covid: English schools could return 8 March 'at the earliest' - PM
27/01/2021 | news | uk | 4,042
The PM sets the date he hopes England's lockdown will begin to ease, but warns of a "perilous situation".
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Boris Johnson promises plan next month for 'phased' easing of lockdown
27/01/2021 | news | politics | 4,999
The “phased” lifting of restrictions will depend on data on hospitalisations, deaths and vaccinations.
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UK Covid deaths: Why the 100,000 toll is so bad
26/01/2021 | news | health | 7,254
As the number of people who died reaches six figures, the factors that led to this terrible total.
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Coronavirus: Vaccine supply fears grow amid EU export threat
26/01/2021 | news | world | 5,858
The EU calls for "fair" distribution after vaccine companies cut back on pledged supplies.
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Covid: Quarantine hotel plan to be discussed by ministers
25/01/2021 | news | politics | 1,489
The requirement would apply to British nationals arriving in the UK from high-risk countries.
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Covid: Schools will be told of reopening plans 'as soon as we can'
25/01/2021 | news | uk | 6,101
Boris Johnson says he understands parents' frustrations but the infection rate is "still very high".
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Moderna vaccine appears to work against variants
25/01/2021 | news | health | 1,652
Laboratory tests suggest antibodies can recognise and fight the UK and South Africa variants.
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Coronavirus: UK R number 'between 0.8 and 1'
22/01/2021 | news | health | 4,946
The UK's chief medical adviser warns that "a very small change and it could start taking off again".
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Brexit: Retailers warn they could burn goods stuck in EU
22/01/2021 | news | business | 2,921
UK retailers may abandon goods EU customers want to return because it is cheaper than bringing them home.
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Covid: Why won't vaccinating the vulnerable end lockdown?
22/01/2021 | news | health | 1,364
Doubts have been raised about lifting Covid restrictions in the spring. What are the hurdles in the way?
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Covid: 'Too early' to say if lockdown will end in spring - Boris Johnson
21/01/2021 | news | uk | 5,496
Boris Johnson says England's measures will be reviewed once the priority groups have had the vaccine.
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Coronavirus: Priti Patel says UK should have closed borders in March 2020
20/01/2021 | news | politics | 5,020
The home secretary has been recorded telling supporters she was an "advocate" of closures last year.
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Covid: Positive antibody tests doubled since autumn
19/01/2021 | news | health | 2,367
Some 10% of the UK population is showing signs of recent infection, a doubling since October, says ONS.
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BBC licence fee is 'least worst' option, says new chairman Richard Sharp
14/01/2021 | news | entertainment | 2,335
Richard Sharp says the BBC represents good value, but how it is funded "may be worth reassessing".
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Covid: Infections levelling off in some areas - scientist
14/01/2021 | news | uk | 1,748
But the expert says the new Covid variant means any relaxation of rules will be a "gradual process".
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Covid-19: Lockdown measures 'starting to show signs of some effect' - PM
13/01/2021 | news | uk | 2,577
But Boris Johnson does not rule out tougher restrictions in England, saying they are kept under review.
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Covid-19: We can make this the peak by following rules, says Hancock
13/01/2021 | news | uk | 2,131
The health secretary urges people to follow rules, saying "individual decisions" make a difference.
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Covid: 2020 saw most excess deaths since World War Two
12/01/2021 | news | uk | 3,159
Last year saw 697,000 deaths registered in the UK - 14% above what would be expected.
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Brexit: UK driver has ham sandwiches confiscated at Dutch border
11/01/2021 | news | world | 5,522
Dutch TV films officials confiscating ham sandwiches from UK drivers under new food import rules.
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Covid: UK at 'worst point' of pandemic, says Hancock
11/01/2021 | news | uk | 6,486
Health Secretary Matt Hancock says 2.3 million people in the UK have now had a Covid-19 vaccine dose.
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Brexit: M&S temporarily cuts hundreds of products in NI
08/01/2021 | news | business | 11,810
Criticism of new Brexit trade rules is growing as firms warn of more bureaucracy, higher costs and delays.
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Moderna becomes third Covid vaccine approved in the UK
08/01/2021 | news | health | 3,791
Seventeen million doses have been ordered by the UK and are expected to arrive in spring.
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Renters: Eviction bans in England and Wales are extended
08/01/2021 | news | business | 289
Councils will also be given extra funding to accommodate rough sleepers, ministers announce.
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Covid-19: Travellers to UK will need to show negative test result
08/01/2021 | news | uk | 1,428
International travellers will have to take a Covid test up to 72 hours before departing.
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Covid-19: Vaccine rollout widens as hospital pressure rises
07/01/2021 | news | uk | 1,054
GPs in England receive doses of the Oxford Covid jab as medics warn of "stretched" wards.
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Covid: Half of patients at some hospitals have virus
07/01/2021 | news | health | 2,650
More than half the patients at some hospitals have the virus, forcing other care to be cut back.
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Covid-19: Johnson warns England's lockdown won't end 'with a bang'
06/01/2021 | news | uk | 3,061
There will be a "gradual unwrapping" of England's lockdown, Boris Johnson tells MPs ahead of a vote later.
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Government offers firms new grants to survive lockdown
06/01/2021 | news | business | 2,322
Business groups welcomed the new help as a good start but said more aid and a clear plan would be needed.
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Virgin joins Tui and Thomas Cook in cancelling holiday bookings
05/01/2021 | news | business | 1,388
Virgin Holidays joins Tui and Thomas Cook in cancelling holidays after latest coronavirus restrictions.
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UK 'cannot duck' post-Covid inequalities, report warns
05/01/2021 | news | business | 698
A growing divide over education, jobs, and ethnicity threaten the fabric of society, says Nobel laureate's study.
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EU firms refuse UK deliveries over Brexit tax changes
04/01/2021 | news | business | 8,377
Some EU specialist firms stop delivering to the UK because of tax changes that took effect on 1 January.
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Covid: Boris Johnson set to announce new England lockdown
04/01/2021 | news | uk | 4,874
Boris Johnson will make a televised address at 20:00 GMT to outline further steps as virus cases rise.
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Covid: Brian Pinker, 82, first to get Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
04/01/2021 | news | uk | 1,552
The PM says the number of vaccine doses will amount to "tens of millions" by the end of March.
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Covid: 'No question' restrictions will be tightened, says Boris Johnson
04/01/2021 | news | politics | 4,597
Boris Johnson warns of "tough" weeks ahead, as coronavirus infection rates continue to surge.
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Covid: Regional rules 'probably going to get tougher', says Boris Johnson
03/01/2021 | news | politics | 12,813
Boris Johnson says more areas may need tougher rules, as Labour urges England-wide curbs within 24 hours.
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Brexit: New EU trade arrangements to begin after Parliament vote
31/12/2020 | news | politics | 6,478
The UK's hard-fought agreement with the EU is set to come into force at 23:00 GMT on Thursday.
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Coronavirus: Government urged to use pharmacies to give vaccine
30/12/2020 | news | business | 933
Pharmacies ask government to employ its high street network to accelerate delivery of newly approved vaccine.
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Brexit: Boris Johnson hails free trade deal with EU
24/12/2020 | news | politics | 11,428
The deal between the UK and EU ends months of arguments over business rules and fishing rights.
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Covid: Sharp rises in infection levels in England, says ONS
24/12/2020 | news | health | 2,417
London now has the highest percentage of people testing positive in the UK, ONS figures suggest.
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Brexit: Boris Johnson set to unveil trade deal with EU
24/12/2020 | news | politics | 5,448
Officials on both sides are hammering out the final details ahead of an expected announcement.
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Brexit: EU-UK trade deal expected, as cabinet briefed
24/12/2020 | news | politics | 12,629
Officials continue to thrash out final details, after weeks of argument over fishing and business rules.
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Covid-19: Truckers who tested negative board ferries for France
23/12/2020 | news | uk | 1,781
Those with a negative test result can now leave the UK, but it could take days to clear the backlog.
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UK has two cases of variant linked to South Africa
23/12/2020 | news | uk | 2,703
Travel restrictions and quarantine rules have been introduced to limit the spread.
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Covid-19: More areas of England could be moved to tier 4 restrictions
23/12/2020 | news | uk | 2,959
Ministers meet to discuss how to stem the spread of a new fast-spreading variant of the coronavirus.
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Lufthansa airlifts food to the UK amid lorry chaos
23/12/2020 | news | business | 543
The German airline is flying in fresh fruit and vegetables for shops such as Tesco and Sainsbury's.
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Coronavirus: EU urges countries to lift UK travel bans
22/12/2020 | news | world | 3,766
Dozens of countries, alarmed by a new coronavirus variant, have suspended travel links with the UK.
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EU and UK in 'final push' for post-Brexit trade deal
22/12/2020 | news | politics | 3,496
Talks are continuing in Brussels, with less than 10 days to go until the UK leaves EU trading rules.
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Covid-19: Almost 3,000 lorries stuck in Kent as UK and France aim to restart freight
22/12/2020 | news | uk | 4,373
Politicians are in talks to resume freight, after France closed the border because of the new variant.
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Covid: New variant found ‘due to hard work of UK scientists’
22/12/2020 | news | health | 1,005
Similar new variants of the coronavirus may be circulating undetected around the world, scientists say.
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Covid-19: UK sees over 80,000 excess deaths during pandemic
22/12/2020 | news | health | 1,836
The UK is continuing to see more deaths than expected for this time of year, ONS data shows.
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Brexit: Johnson resists calls to extend transition into 2021
22/12/2020 | news | politics | 8,878
Boris Johnson says his position is "unchanged", as time for the UK and EU to reach a deal runs short.
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Covid-19: More than 40 countries ban UK arrivals
21/12/2020 | news | uk | 12,078
Spain and India are among the nations to suspend flights amid concern over spread of new variant.
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Covid-19: 'Serious disruption' feared as Dover halts traffic to France
21/12/2020 | news | business | 2,845
France will stop lorries arriving from the UK for 48 hours amid concerns about a new coronavirus variant.
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Brexit: No trade deal unless 'substantial shift' from EU, UK says
20/12/2020 | news | politics | 11,732
With a decision expected before Christmas, UK sources say it is increasingly likely there will be no deal.
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'Stop-start' Covid rules cost shops £2bn a week, says industry
20/12/2020 | news | business | 1,343
Retailers warn more jobs and businesses are at risk as non-essential shops are forced to close.
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Covid-19: Christmas rules tightened for England, Scotland and Wales
20/12/2020 | news | uk | 9,170
Family mixing at Christmas will be much reduced and scrapped completely for parts of the South East.
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'Just a few hours' left to agree Brexit trade deal, says Michel Barnier
18/12/2020 | news | politics | 13,556
Michel Barnier says it is now "the moment of truth", while Boris Johnson warns of "difficult" talks.
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Coronavirus: UK R number back above one
18/12/2020 | news | health | 4,148
Office for National Statistics figures suggest one in every 95 people in England has the virus.
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Electric cars will leave hole in tax revenues, says Treasury
18/12/2020 | news | uk | 549
The Treasury says taxes must rise or services cut to compensate for the loss of fuel tax income.
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Brexit: Trade talks in 'a serious situation' says Boris Johnson
17/12/2020 | news | politics | 9,148
The PM and the EU Commission head speak again by phone, and acknowledge differences remain.
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Rishi Sunak extends furlough scheme for another month
17/12/2020 | news | business | 896
Chancellor Rishi Sunak extends the furlough scheme for one month until the end of April 2021.
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Covid: 11,000 positive tests delayed in Welsh figures
17/12/2020 | news | uk | 1,021
Public Health Wales warns IT maintenance has led to "significant under-reporting" of cases.
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Chancellor Rishi Sunak reveals date of next Budget
17/12/2020 | news | politics | 466
The Budget had been set to happen in Autumn 2020 but was ditched due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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UK and US in talks over mini trade deal
17/12/2020 | news | business | 1,221
US trade chief Robert Lighthizer says he is working with Liz Truss on a deal to reduce trade tariffs.
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Covid Christmas rules: Boris Johnson calls for shorter, smaller celebrations
16/12/2020 | news | uk | 5,444
"Just because you can do something doesn't mean it's sensible in any way," Prof Chris Whitty warns.
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Brexit: 'Narrow path' in view for trade deal - EU chief
16/12/2020 | news | politics | 5,963
The president of the EU Commission says the "next few days" will be decisive for trade negotiations.
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Brexit: UK wants EU trade deal but not 'at any cost' - Boris Johnson
15/12/2020 | news | politics | 2,937
UK and EU negotiators are trying to agree a post-Brexit trade deal by 31 December.
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Covid: Chaotic start for travellers' Covid testing system
15/12/2020 | news | business | 468
The Test to Release programme is supposed to cut quarantine times for people arriving in England.
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Prioritise northern rail network over HS2, says report
15/12/2020 | news | business | 256
Linking close-by cities with an upgraded line will have a higher economic impact, a report says.
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Covid: London to move into tier 3 as infections rise
14/12/2020 | news | uk | 2,384
Parts of Essex and Hertfordshire will also face the toughest restrictions, the health secretary says.
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Brexit: UK and EU restart trade talks after leaders' call
14/12/2020 | news | politics | 9,840
A final decision on a deal was expected on Sunday, but the two sides sent negotiators back to the table.
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'New variant' of coronavirus identified in England
14/12/2020 | news | health | 2,914
The new strain may be growing faster in some parts of the country, Health Secretary tells MPs.
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Brexit trade talks: UK and EU to 'go the extra mile' in effort to agree deal
13/12/2020 | news | politics | 12,651
Ursula von der Leyen says talks were "constructive", but Boris Johnson warns no deal is "most likely".
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Brexit: No-deal navy threat 'irresponsible', says Tobias Ellwood
12/12/2020 | news | politics | 10,595
A senior Conservative says deploying gunboats to patrol UK waters after 31 December is "undignified".
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Brexit: UK-EU talks continue as Navy boats put on standby
12/12/2020 | news | politics | 5,580
Four Navy boats get ready to patrol UK fishing waters in event of no deal, as negotiations resume.
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Brexit: PM and EU say trade deal unlikely by Sunday
11/12/2020 | news | politics | 18,053
Boris Johnson urges Brussels to make a "big change" as the deadline set by the two sides approaches.
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Covid: UK isolation period shortened to 10 days
11/12/2020 | news | health | 1,294
The change will apply to contacts of coronavirus cases and people quarantining after travel.
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Brexit: 'Strong possibility' of no trade deal with EU - PM
11/12/2020 | news | politics | 11,024
Boris Johnson says negotiations with the EU will continue, but are "not yet there at all".
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Brexit: EU sets out plans in case trade talks with UK fail
10/12/2020 | news | world | 7,009
The EU's contingency plans for "no deal" include measures to ensure smooth air and road travel.
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Brexit: Trade talks 'unlikely' to go beyond Sunday, says Dominic Raab
10/12/2020 | news | politics | 2,574
The EU has set out the measures it would take if no trade deal is agreed with the UK.
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Britons could be barred from EU entry on 1 January
10/12/2020 | news | business | 1,289
EU pandemic rules and Brexit may restrict travellers from entering the European Union.
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Brexit: 'Large gaps' remain after trade talks with Ursula von der Leyen
10/12/2020 | news | politics | 11,332
Sunday becomes the new deadline for a decision on trade talks, after the PM and EU chief meet in Brussels.
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Brexit: Supermarkets will get 'grace period' for NI food
09/12/2020 | news | uk | 850
The deal agreed by the UK and EU will give supermarkets time to adapt to deal with new Brexit checks.
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Tesco: Brexit 'could see people choose cheddar over brie'
09/12/2020 | news | business | 5,874
The chairman of Tesco says price rises related to Brexit could change what people choose to eat.
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Brexit: PM says deal 'still there to be done' ahead of crunch trip
09/12/2020 | news | politics | 5,396
Boris Johnson says the UK must be able to follow its own rules, as he arrives in Brussels for talks.
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Rich countries hoarding Covid vaccines, says People's Vaccine Alliance
09/12/2020 | news | health | 934
Poorer nations will miss out despite steps to ensure access is fair, campaigners warn.
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Brexit: Boris Johnson to meet Ursula von der Leyen for trade deal talks
09/12/2020 | news | politics | 1,555
Boris Johnson will meet Ursula von der Leyen for talks over dinner, as time runs out to reach a trade deal.
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'Price rises likely' due to UK shipping problems
09/12/2020 | news | business | 1,578
Businesses say importing goods to the UK is now so difficult, higher costs will be passed on to consumers.
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Honda pauses production after UK port woes
08/12/2020 | news | business | 1,304
The Japanese carmaker temporarily stops production at its Swindon plant after UK ports congestion.
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Brexit: Johnson heads to Brussels on Wednesday for last ditch trade talks
08/12/2020 | news | politics | 2,689
Boris Johnson seeks a last minute breakthrough in stalled talks over a UK-EU trade agreement.
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Brexit: UK and EU reach deal on Northern Ireland border checks
08/12/2020 | news | politics | 3,425
The UK will drop plans to override the Brexit divorce deal, removing a potential obstacle to a trade deal.
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Brexit: PM says 'sweet reason' can get UK and EU to trade deal
08/12/2020 | news | politics | 4,967
Boris Johnson says "hope springs eternal" ahead of a meeting with the European Commission president.
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Brexit: PM to meet EU chief in bid to save trade deal
08/12/2020 | news | politics | 5,864
The UK and EU say "significant differences" still remain as the leaders prepare to talk face-to-face.
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Brexit: MPs reinsert controversial sections of Internal Market Bill
07/12/2020 | news | politics | 2,450
But in a possible compromise, ministers said they could remove the measures if trade talks succeed.
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Brexit: Trade talks 'have reached critical stage'
07/12/2020 | news | politics | 9,859
The UK says it is still working for a deal, but the EU's mood is described as "gloomy".
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Brexit: UK-EU trade talks continue as 'sticking points' remain
07/12/2020 | news | politics | 9,302
EU sources say the two sides are nearing an agreement on access to UK waters by EU fishing fleets.
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Brexit: UK-EU trade talks to resume over 'critical issues'
05/12/2020 | news | politics | 2,291
Negotiators will talk on Sunday, but "significant differences" between the two sides in post-Brexit trade talks remain.
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Brexit stalemate: Boris Johnson and Ursula Von Der Leyen seek to break trade deal deadlock
05/12/2020 | news | politics | 8,914
EU and UK negotiators call in leaders in last ditch effort to secure a trade deal.
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Post-Brexit trade talks paused amid 'significant divergences'
04/12/2020 | news | politics | 8,163
Boris Johnson and European Commission chief Ursula Von Der Leyen will seek to break deadlock on Saturday.
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Virus levels falling across most of England, says ONS
04/12/2020 | news | health | 1,217
Infection levels are down among all age groups and all regions apart from one, data suggests.
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Brexit: Time running out as Brexit trade talks restart
04/12/2020 | news | politics | 4,655
The UK warns chances of a breakthrough are "receding", as it negotiates with the EU over business rules.
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Coronavirus: UK got vaccine first because it's 'a better country', says Gavin Williamson
04/12/2020 | news | politics | 4,358
The EU says vaccines are not a "football competition" after Education Secretary Gavin Williamson's comment.
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Brexit: 'Prospect of breakthrough receding' in UK-EU talks
03/12/2020 | news | politics | 7,540
Talks continue, as a source tells the BBC that Brussels are "bringing new elements into the negotiation".
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Covid-19: UK surpasses 60,000 deaths
03/12/2020 | news | uk | 2,251
Only the US, Brazil, India and Mexico have recorded more coronavirus deaths than the UK.
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Asda joins rivals to pay back Covid rates relief
03/12/2020 | news | business | 500
The UK's biggest supermarkets will return £1.7bn after facing criticism for taking state support.
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Covid-19 vaccine: First jabs 'could cut 99% of deaths' - Jonathan Van-Tam
03/12/2020 | news | health | 1,540
It is key to deploy the vaccine "as fast" as possible, England's deputy chief medical officer says.
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Brexit: It's nearly now or never for UK-EU trade deal
03/12/2020 | news | politics | 1,995
As pizza-fuelled talks continue into the night, there appears to be stuff worth chewing over.
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Covid-19: Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine judged safe for use in UK
02/12/2020 | news | health | 5,840
The UK is the first country to approve the Pfizer vaccine - with 800,000 doses due to arrive soon.
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Bonmarché collapses into administration
02/12/2020 | news | business | 535
More than 1,500 jobs are at risk following the collapse of the women's fashion chain.
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Brexit trade: 'Serious disruption' risk at Channel post-transition period
02/12/2020 | news | politics | 2,709
Ministers are "taking limited responsibility" for readiness ahead of the transition period ending, MPs say.
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Covid-19: No plans for 'vaccine passport' - Michael Gove
01/12/2020 | news | uk | 2,494
It follows suggestions pubs and restaurants may turn away people who don't get a coronavirus vaccine.
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Covid: Alcohol ban for Welsh pubs and restaurants from Friday
30/11/2020 | news | uk | 4,254
Pubs and restaurants will have to shut at 6pm and will not be able to serve alcoholic drinks.
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Coronavirus: Government publishes data behind stricter tiers
30/11/2020 | news | politics | 1,337
Some Conservative backbenchers have threaten to vote against the plan for England on Tuesday.
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Covid: PM calls for 'unity' as he agrees to publish data behind new tiers
30/11/2020 | news | uk | 658
Boris Johnson will publish data behind England's new tiers later in a bid to win over Tory rebels.
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Covid vaccine: Moderna seeks approval in US and Europe
30/11/2020 | news | health | 751
Regulators will decide if it is safe and effective enough to recommend for widespread use.
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Covid infections in England fall by 30% over lockdown - React study
30/11/2020 | news | health | 2,177
There were an estimated 72,000 new cases of coronavirus a day in England between 13 and 24 November.
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Brexit: UK in 'last leg' of trade talks with EU, says Raab
29/11/2020 | news | politics | 5,951
The foreign secretary said a deal was possible if the EU side showed "pragmatism" in the coming days.
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Topshop owner Arcadia on brink of collapse
27/11/2020 | news | business | 583
The company could make an announcement as soon as Monday - putting 13,000 jobs at risk.
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Brexit: Barnier arrives in UK for face-to-face talks
27/11/2020 | news | politics | 6,943
The EU's Michel Barnier arrived in London on Friday evening, as the two sides try to agree a deal.
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R number for UK below 1 for first time since August
27/11/2020 | news | health | 3,211
Scientific advisers to the government estimate the coronavirus epidemic is no longer growing.
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Covid tiers 'a mortal blow' to hospitality
26/11/2020 | news | business | 2,780
One bar owner says 'it simply isn't viable' to operate under restrictions as English tiers are revealed.
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Rishi Sunak warns 'economic emergency has only just begun'
25/11/2020 | news | business | 5,382
The pandemic will deal lasting damage to growth and jobs, the chancellor has warned.
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Spending Review: Chancellor outlines government spending plans
25/11/2020 | news | politics | 1,670
Rishi Sunak's spending review comes amid a difficult economic backdrop caused by the pandemic.
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Covid-19: Three households can mix over Christmas in UK
25/11/2020 | news | uk | 3,371
People can form a "Christmas bubble" and mix in homes and outdoors between 23 and 27 December.
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Covid-19: England arrivals to be able to cut quarantine with private test
24/11/2020 | news | uk | 1,068
People arriving in England can end their self-isolation with a negative test taken after five days.
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Covid-19: PM sets out 'tougher' post-lockdown tiers for England
23/11/2020 | news | uk | 3,128
England will return to a regional approach from 2 December but the tiers will be "tougher", the PM says.
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Fans to be allowed at outdoor sports
23/11/2020 | sport | other | 1,634
Up to 4,000 fans will be allowed at outdoor events in the lowest-risk areas when the four-week national lockdown in England ends.
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Covid-19: Daily coronavirus test plan to cut contacts' 14-day self-isolation
23/11/2020 | news | uk | 617
Contacts of people with the virus will not need to quarantine if they test negative, the government says.
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Covid: Boris Johnson to unveil post-English lockdown plans
23/11/2020 | news | uk | 2,206
Boris Johnson will unveil the latest Covid plans, including lifting a ban on outdoor grassroots sport.
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Covid: Infection rates levelling off in England and Scotland
20/11/2020 | news | health | 2,863
But the government data suggests coronavirus rates in school-age children are still rising.
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Covid: Christmas restrictions warning if Wales' cases rise
20/11/2020 | news | uk | 1,675
Wales' First Minister Mark Drakeford tells people not to "fritter away" the "success" of lockdown.
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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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Covid-19: Flu jab push as Covid vaccine roll-out planned
20/11/2020 | news | uk | 1,061
Matt Hancock said the NHS was preparing to roll out a Covid-19 vaccine if one is approved for use.
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Early Christmas shopping helps boost retail sales
20/11/2020 | news | business | 171
Sales rose for the sixth consecutive month in October, official statistics show.
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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: UK 'will be less safe without EU security deal' - police chief
19/11/2020 | news | uk | 2,464
The UK's counter-terrorism head says a deal is "incredibly important" for the country's security.
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Covid-19: Family Christmas get-togethers being considered
18/11/2020 | news | uk | 6,554
Rules could be relaxed for a few days, with people urged to travel by car and not hold big gatherings.
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Ban on new petrol and diesel cars in UK from 2030 under PM's green plan
18/11/2020 | news | science | 6,946
The PM confirms he is bringing the ban forward as he sets out his "green industrial revolution".
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More than 70,000 excess deaths during the pandemic
17/11/2020 | news | health | 1,640
Rising Covid-19 deaths push the total number of UK deaths further above expected levels
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Travel rules changed for Christmas turkey farm workers
17/11/2020 | news | business | 1,120
Seasonal workers are now able to work during quarantine to ensure demand for Christmas is met.
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Covid-19: Boris Johnson and six Tory MPs self-isolating after No 10 meeting
16/11/2020 | news | uk | 5,202
Boris Johnson, six Tory MPs and two aides have been told to self-isolate after a breakfast meeting in No 10.
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Moderna: Covid vaccine shows nearly 95% protection
16/11/2020 | news | health | 3,057
The results add to growing confidence that vaccination can end the pandemic.
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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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Covid-19: New 'mega labs' in early 2021 to speed up testing
16/11/2020 | news | uk | 592
The labs will use technology to speed up the process so results come faster, the government says.
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Brexit: Trade deal sticking points 'can be resolved', says UK minister
15/11/2020 | news | politics | 2,397
The UK's environment secretary says "agreement exists" with the EU, but time is "very, very short".
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EU-UK talks: 'Make or break' moment approaching, say both sides
14/11/2020 | news | politics | 6,422
The two sides say big gaps remain between them as the "moment of truth" is nearing for an agreement.
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Covid: Children more likely to be infected in second wave
13/11/2020 | news | health | 1,212
Evidence presented to government confirmed rising infections as schools reopened.
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R number for UK has fallen to between 1 and 1.2
13/11/2020 | news | health | 2,121
ONS data also says the number of people infected with coronavirus is slowing down.
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Covid: UK daily cases reach new high of 33,470
12/11/2020 | news | uk | 2,800
The jump in cases comes a day after the UK became the first European country to pass 50,000 deaths.
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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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UK out of recession but growth slows in September
12/11/2020 | news | business | 1,869
The economy grows by a record 15.5% in July to September, but is still smaller than before the pandemic.
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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.
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Covid: Tory MPs form group to oppose future lockdowns
11/11/2020 | news | politics | 958
The group of around 50 MPs says a repeat of current restrictions would "devastate" the economy and "cost lives".
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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.
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Covid: Mass testing for 67 local areas in England
10/11/2020 | news | uk | 642
Areas including Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire and parts of the West Midlands will receive new rapid tests.
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Covid-19: Nottinghamshire to get mass testing
10/11/2020 | news | uk | 73
The county is among 67 areas due to be given tests that can deliver results within an hour.
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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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Covid: Hope for quarantine-free air travel - minister
09/11/2020 | news | uk | 827
A new testing regime could also reduce the 14-day self-isolation period, the transport secretary says.
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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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Covid vaccine: First 'milestone' vaccine offers 90% protection
09/11/2020 | news | health | 5,815
The vaccine is a "significant step" forward for getting life back to normal, but challenges remain.
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Covid-19: Global coronavirus cases pass 50 million
09/11/2020 | news | world | 352
More than 1.25 million coronavirus-related deaths have been reported, Johns Hopkins university says.
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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.
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Poor diet: Children 20cm shorter as a result, analysis says
06/11/2020 | news | health | 704
A global analysis suggests that on average the world's tallest teenagers live in the Netherlands.
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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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Covid: Can mass testing save us from another lockdown?
06/11/2020 | news | health | 1,005
Cheap and rapid tests are now available, but what can they realistically achieve?
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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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Covid-19: Warning over tough fines as new lockdown begins
05/11/2020 | news | uk | 1,178
People who seriously flout the new rules in England will face fines, the justice secretary says.
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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.
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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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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.
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Covid: MPs to vote on England's four-week lockdown
04/11/2020 | news | politics | 1,359
It comes as the head of NHS England says nearly 11,000 patients with Covid are now in hospital.
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M&S suffers first loss in 94 years as clothing slumps
04/11/2020 | news | business | 553
The High Street stalwart saw clothing and home sales fall due to the impact of lockdown.
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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.
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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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Third of staff 'fear catching Covid at work'
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The poorest paid are particularly worried - but are also the least likely to speak up, research finds.
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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.
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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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Business borrowing from banks 'up fivefold' amid coronavirus
02/11/2020 | news | business | 96
Firms have been adding to their borrowing in order to survive the pandemic as many have seen sales slump.
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Mortgage holidays extended for up to six months
01/11/2020 | news | business | 1,399
The scheme to help borrowers facing financial difficulty had been due to end on 31 October.
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Covid spreading faster in England than 'worst-case scenario', documents show
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Infection levels in England are about four times higher than the government's worst-case winter plan.
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Covid-19: Ministers striving to avoid blanket rules - Raab
30/10/2020 | news | uk | 1,563
It comes amid calls from some scientists to introduce a strict national lockdown in England.
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Glimmer of hope even as Covid cases rise
30/10/2020 | news | health | 1,194
Cases are levelling off in the north east of England, even as they rise overall.
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House prices climb to record high, says Nationwide
30/10/2020 | news | business | 319
House prices rise at their fastest rate for five years as buyers race to avoid paying stamp duty.
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Covid: Are we heading back into a full lockdown?
30/10/2020 | news | health | 893
Infection rates are rising and European countries are going into lockdown. Could the UK be next?
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Covid-19: 'Chatting indoors behind cases spike before new lockdown'
30/10/2020 | news | uk | 200
Most cases had nothing to do with pubs and restaurants making mistakes, Public Health Wales says.
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Covid: Merkel warns of 'long, hard winter' as lockdowns return
29/10/2020 | news | world | 949
Germany and France reintroduce strict measures amid dire warnings over rising Covid-19 cases.
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Covid-19: Nearly 100,000 catching virus every day - study
29/10/2020 | news | health | 3,475
England is at a "critical stage" with infections doubling every nine days, a major analysis estimates.
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Covid rules: Confusion as social clubs serve alcohol in tier 3 areas
28/10/2020 | news | uk | 1,255
But government says social clubs cannot sell alcohol on site unless served with a substantial meal.
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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.
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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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Heathrow overtaken as Europe's busiest airport amid pandemic
28/10/2020 | news | business | 409
Paris Charles de Gaulle is now busier as passenger numbers at Heathrow dive 84% because of Covid.
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Covid-19: Scotland to ease pub and restaurant restrictions
27/10/2020 | news | uk | 4,062
Licensed premises in many areas of Scotland will be able to serve alcohol indoors again from next week.
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Red tape is back post-Brexit, but will it be ready?
27/10/2020 | news | business | 958
There is no guarantee that firms will have the customs software they need on 1 January.
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Covid: Antibodies 'fall rapidly after infection'
27/10/2020 | news | health | 2,287
This is likely to mean immunity levels decline and raises the risk of reinfection, researchers say.
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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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Home working reduces creative thought, says Bank economist
27/10/2020 | news | business | 258
The Bank of England's Andy Haldane says people are less exposed to new experiences when working at home.
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Why Transport for London's finances are far from healthy
27/10/2020 | news | uk | 96
The prime minister and London's mayor have clashed over TfL's finances. What is the bigger picture?
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Boots to offer 12-minute turnaround on Covid nasal swab test
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The £120 nasal swab test will be available to people not showing any symptoms.
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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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Wales lockdown: Supermarkets covering up non-essential items
23/10/2020 | news | uk | 2,757
Some shops are blocking off clothing and decorations after being told to stop selling them.
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Coronavirus infections continue to rise across UK
23/10/2020 | news | health | 2,629
The highest levels continue to be in the north of England, says the Office for National Statistics.
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Covid: Scotland to enter new five-level alert system
23/10/2020 | news | uk | 4,785
The new system for setting Covid restrictions in Scotland adds two levels to the three tiers used in England.
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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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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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Covid: Greater Manchester to move to tier 3 restrictions from Friday
20/10/2020 | news | uk | 2,663
Boris Johnson says he "regrets" a deal over financial support could not be reached with local leaders.
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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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Covid: Greater Manchester facing 'winter of hardship' without support - Burnham
20/10/2020 | news | uk | 2,781
Greater Manchester's mayor says more financial help is needed as the region is set to enter tier three rules.
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Visa and Mastercard accused of charging 'excessive' fees
20/10/2020 | news | business | 503
Retail groups say the fees charged by credit card firms have almost doubled in two years.
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UK plan to be first to run human challenge Covid trials
20/10/2020 | news | health | 1,511
Volunteers will be deliberately exposed to the virus in trials due to start in January.
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Covid-19: First UK airport coronavirus testing begins
20/10/2020 | news | business | 553
The aim is to help people travelling to destinations where a negative result is required on arrival.
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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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Covid: Wales to go into 'firebreak' lockdown from Friday
19/10/2020 | news | uk | 5,113
People in Wales told to stay home from Friday, with pubs and restaurants ordered to close.
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Coronavirus: Belgium facing 'tsunami' of new infections
19/10/2020 | news | world | 782
The country is close to being overwhelmed as the number of cases soars, the health minister warns.
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Covid lockdown: Wales poised for decision on circuit-breaker
19/10/2020 | news | uk | 1,134
The Welsh Government is expected to announce its decision on a "firebreak" lockdown later.
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Bank boss: UK facing 'unprecedented economic uncertainty'
19/10/2020 | news | business | 1,415
Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey warns there is significant risk of lower economic growth.
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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: Andy Burnham holding the government 'over a barrel', says Raab
16/10/2020 | news | uk | 2,458
Do "the right thing" and accept tougher rules, the foreign secretary urges Greater Manchester's mayor.
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Brexit: EU leaders call for UK trade talks to continue
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The UK's negotiator accused the EU of expecting the UK to make "all future moves" towards a deal.
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Covid: Circuit-breaker lockdown 'likely for Wales'
15/10/2020 | news | uk | 1,031
Restaurateurs, food businesses and unions call for urgent clarity on the Welsh Government's plans.
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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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Brexit: PM 'disappointed' with progress ahead of EU summit
15/10/2020 | news | politics | 2,336
Boris Johnson has previously set Thursday's EU meeting as the deadline for a post-Brexit deal.
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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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Covid: Two-week circuit breaker 'may halve deaths', report says
14/10/2020 | news | health | 1,668
A circuit breaker could change the course of the epidemic and buy more time, a report says.
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EU to reject UK plea for Brexit electric car deal
14/10/2020 | news | business | 1,797
The European Union is about to formally reject a UK plea for special allowances for exports of electric cars.
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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.
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London's bridges 'are the capital's embarrassment'
14/10/2020 | news | uk | 127
Hammersmith, Vauxhall and London Bridge have all been shut lately for repairs.
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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.
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Lockdown: 'I've got women working for me who are sobbing'
13/10/2020 | news | business | 458
Hospitality businesses warn of hardship and confusion as they battle with the latest restrictions.
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Covid: Sage scientists called for short lockdown weeks ago
13/10/2020 | news | uk | 2,515
The government took "robust action" at the time, such as the rule of six, a cabinet minister says.
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Tax rises of more than £40bn a year 'all but inevitable'
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Rises of more than £40bn a year will be needed to stop government debt getting out of control, warns think tank.
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Covid reinfection: Man gets Covid twice and second hit 'more severe'
13/10/2020 | news | health | 878
The report raises questions about how much immunity can be built up to the virus and how long it may last.
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Covid: Nightingale hospitals in northern England told to get ready
12/10/2020 | news | health | 3,214
Advisers say the situation is "hotting up", and hospitals in England must prepare for more Covid patients.
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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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Hospitality firms threaten legal action over lockdown
12/10/2020 | news | business | 1,272
Industry leaders will challenge new local restrictions that could force pubs and other venues to close.
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Two-thirds pay at firms told to shut over Covid
09/10/2020 | news | uk | 2,320
The chancellor says his Job Support Scheme "expansion" comes ahead of "what may be a difficult winter".
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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 cases increase rapidly as next steps planned
09/10/2020 | news | health | 2,905
There has been a marked increase in cases over recent weeks in England, especially in the north.
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Health experts join global anti-lockdown movement
07/10/2020 | news | health | 1,622
Scientists warn of the "devastating" effect of Covid-19 policies, calling for a return to normal for healthy people.
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Cinema crisis: Dune and The Batman delayed
06/10/2020 | news | entertainment | 205
The sci-fi epic is now delayed until 2021, while The Batman is pushed back to 2022.
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Johnson lays out vision of post-Covid UK
06/10/2020 | news | politics | 5,653
The prime minister says he wants to build a "new Jerusalem" but warns the UK cannot return to "normal".
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Wind farms could power every home by 2030 - PM
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Boris Johnson is promising to "build back greener in his leader's speech to the Conservative conference.
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State pension age hits 66 and set to rise further
06/10/2020 | news | business | 887
Men and women now receive their state pension at 66, as the chancellor vows the triple lock is safe.
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'Long Covid': Why are some people not recovering?
06/10/2020 | news | health | 633
Why is coronavirus leaving some people with long-term health problems including fatigue?
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Arsenal complete £45m Partey signing
05/10/2020 | sport | football | 500
Arsenal complete the signing of Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid for 50m euros (£45.3m).
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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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Odeon to open weekends-only at some cinemas
05/10/2020 | news | business | 373
The firm will open a quarter of its theatres from Friday to Sunday, but declined to comment on jobs.
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Worst September for UK car sales this century
05/10/2020 | news | business | 641
New UK car registrations fell 4.4% last month from a year earlier, the motor industry says.
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Home working here to stay, say businesses
05/10/2020 | news | business | 557
A survey of nearly 1,000 firms shows that 74% plan on maintaining the increase in home working.
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Tottenham hit 10-man Man Utd for six
04/10/2020 | sport | football | 3,186
Tottenham come from behind in remarkable fashion to inflict an embarrassing home defeat on a shambolic Manchester United.
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Coronavirus: London transport 'will shut without second bailout'
02/10/2020 | news | uk | 274
Transport for London warns Tube and bus services will shut in a "doomsday scenario".
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Johnson: Post-Brexit trade deal 'up to EU'
02/10/2020 | news | uk | 4,251
The PM calls for Brussels to be "commonsensical" ahead of crucial talks with the EU Commission president.
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Thousands of UK firms may need an EU office
02/10/2020 | news | business | 933
The complexity of exporting to European markets mean firms may have no option but to set up an EU presence.
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Brexit: EU starts legal action against UK over deal breach plan
01/10/2020 | news | politics | 5,669
It comes after an EU deadline for the UK to ditch powers to override its Brexit divorce deal expired.
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Growth in Covid cases may be slowing
01/10/2020 | news | health | 768
But case numbers remain high and we are still at "a very critical period", a study suggests.
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Coronavirus: What is the R number and how is it calculated?
01/10/2020 | news | health | 2,001
The simple but crucial number at the heart of lockdown decisions across the UK.
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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.
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Fuller's pub chain says home working could cost one in 10 jobs
30/09/2020 | news | business | 37
The government's decision to encourage people to work from home will hit its city-centre pubs.
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Brexit: Blow to UK car industry in search for EU deal
30/09/2020 | news | business | 2,607
Documents seen by the BBC suggest key priorities for the car sector have been rebuffed by Brussels.
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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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North East households mixing ban 'confusing'
29/09/2020 | news | uk | 1,350
People face a maximum £6,400 fine for mixing indoors, but council bosses say more detail is needed.
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B&M discount chain to open up to 45 stores
29/09/2020 | news | business | 42
The discount chain says sales soared during the coronavirus lockdown.
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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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Covid: Parliament stops alcohol sales after 10pm
29/09/2020 | news | politics | 877
But food can still be served after it emerged Parliament's bars are exempt from early closing times.
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Covid: Manchester mayor calls for 'urgent review' of 10pm closures
28/09/2020 | news | uk | 3,730
Greater Manchester mayor says the curfew is doing "more harm than good", but ministers defend it.
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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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'Struggling' students told they can return home
28/09/2020 | news | uk | 1,162
Nicola Sturgeon says allowing students to go home for Christmas is a "priority" after new guidance was published.
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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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Covid-19: Leeds household mixing ban confirmed by government
25/09/2020 | news | uk | 469
The ban comes in at midnight after a rise in Covid-19 cases, Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirms.
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Shoppers could pay more after no-deal Brexit
25/09/2020 | news | business | 744
Tariffs could add £3bn to the cost of importing food and drink from the EU, a leading retail body warns.
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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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