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Uefa and PL condemn breakaway plan
18/04/2021 | sport | football | 5,324
Uefa and the Premier League have strongly condemned 12 major European clubs, including the 'big six' from England, signing up to a breakaway European Super League.
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Hammerson: Shopping centre giant slashes rents in revival bid
16/04/2021 | news | business | 366
Hammerson, whose centres include the Bullring and Brent Cross, is "resetting rents to more affordable levels".
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TUI says summer holiday season can be saved
16/04/2021 | news | business | 807
The boss of Europe's biggest holiday company thinks successful vaccine programmes can prevent another washout.
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Deliveroo apologises to riders for bonus overpayments
15/04/2021 | news | business | 185
The food delivery firm suffered a technical glitch, but says it has resolved the situation.
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Charity shops tell donors: 'Think before giving'
15/04/2021 | news | business | 542
Charity retailers ask givers to book before just turning up with donations as people flock back.
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Covid test firm cuts price amid criticism over cost
14/04/2021 | news | business | 970
Travel trade group Abta warns that the cost of testing is still a "significant restriction" for people.
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World's wealthiest 'at heart of climate problem'
13/04/2021 | news | science | 924
The so-called “polluter elite” must change their lifestyles to tackle climate change, a report says.
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Covid lockdown eases: Celebrations as pub gardens and shops reopen
12/04/2021 | news | uk | 5,057
Shoppers have been rushing back to the High Street, where queues were seen outside some retailers.
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Covid: Deaths in England and Wales fall 92% since January peak
08/04/2021 | news | uk | 1,848
The drop in England and Wales comes amid efforts to reassure the public about vaccine safety.
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High Street sales tipped to surge 50% on 12 April
08/04/2021 | news | business | 165
Analysts say rise in visitors to retail parks shows shoppers keen to return to physical shopping.
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Covid: Shed and garage offices pose insurance risk
08/04/2021 | news | business | 337
Plans to convert sheds, garages and extensions in order to work from home can leave some uninsured.
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Where are Britain's loneliest places in lockdown?
07/04/2021 | news | education | 515
Loneliness in the pandemic has been more intense for young people in poor, urban areas.
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Britain's electricity system 'greenest ever' over Easter
07/04/2021 | news | uk | 629
Sunny and windy weather led to a surge in renewable sources of energy, the operator says.
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Deliveroo shares rise on first full trading day as some riders go on strike
07/04/2021 | news | business | 474
Wednesday is the first day of trading for 70,000 retail investors, as 400 UK riders are expected to stage a strike.
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Covid passports: Certification is 'one option', vaccines minister says
06/04/2021 | news | uk | 6,540
Introducing Covid status certificates risks creating a "two-tier Britain", critics say.
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Test travel regime must be easy and cheap, says PM
06/04/2021 | news | business | 2,291
It comes after airlines criticised plans to make travellers pay for pre and post-travel testing.
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IMF forecasts stronger recovery for world economy
06/04/2021 | news | business | 739
The IMF has upgraded both its UK and global forecasts compared with what it projected in January.
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Peacocks stores back in business but only half will reopen
06/04/2021 | news | business | 346
Half the fashion chain's 400 stores will reopen, saving 2,000 jobs, but the rest are left behind.
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Every customer must sign in when pubs reopen
01/04/2021 | news | business | 4,651
New rules to help venues reopen outdoors safely this month have sparked anger from industry groups.
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Covid: Europe's vaccine rollout 'unacceptably slow' - WHO
01/04/2021 | news | world | 2,625
The WHO says the situation in the wider Europe region is more worrying than it has been in several months.
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Coronavirus: Pfizer jab 'stopping 91% of cases in first six months'
01/04/2021 | news | health | 1,631
And another study shows even 96-year-olds are producing an impressive immune response.
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Liberty Steel boss: Plants won't shut on my watch
01/04/2021 | news | business | 607
Metal tycoon Sanjeev Gupta is racing to refinance his business after his financial backer collapsed.
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Million students 'forgotten' in lack of uni return date
01/04/2021 | news | education | 642
Million students still waiting for a university return date, with calls for it to be April not May.
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Covid: Children 'well protected by Pfizer vaccine'
31/03/2021 | news | health | 1,284
Initial results from trials in 12- to 15-year-olds in the US will be handed to regulators.
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Deliveroo shares tumble on stock market debut
31/03/2021 | news | business | 1,062
Deliveroo shares close well below their expected price after big investors' attitude to company soured.
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Facebook tweaks its news feed with new controls
31/03/2021 | news | technology | 87
Permission to comment and an easier way to see a chronological feed are both in the works.
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Easter egg sales 'soar by almost 50%'
30/03/2021 | news | business | 589
M&S, Asda and Thorntons are among those seeing a big rise in eggs sales ahead of the Easter weekend.
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Liberty Steel nationalisation 'an option' to save jobs
30/03/2021 | news | business | 403
Business secretary concerned about "opaque" nature of ownership but won't rule out public purchase.
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Covid-19: World leaders call for international pandemic treaty
30/03/2021 | news | uk | 3,362
Boris Johnson and more than 20 other leaders say another health crisis is a matter of "not if, but when".
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Covid: Half of UK has antibodies from vaccination or infection
30/03/2021 | news | health | 1,891
In the oldest people, roughly 90% had signs of protection against the virus in their blood.
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Biden administration threatens tariffs on UK goods in 'tech tax' row
29/03/2021 | news | business | 3,837
Ceramics, make-up and furniture could be hit amid a row over a new UK tax on tech firms.
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Coronavirus: Germany tightens borders amid alarm over pandemic
26/03/2021 | news | world | 3,176
France is to be classed a "high-risk" area as Germans are warned of a possible 100,000 infections a day.
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Coronavirus: EU stops short of vaccine export ban
26/03/2021 | news | world | 1,403
The bloc tells AstraZeneca to honour its EU contracts but backs global supply chains.
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Covid: Jab passports possible 'after all offered vaccine'
25/03/2021 | news | uk | 3,807
A review on certificates showing jab status is ongoing but no decisions have been made, PM says.
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MPs agree to extend Covid powers until September
25/03/2021 | news | politics | 3,809
The health secretary said 'essential' government powers need to stay but other measures have been scrapped.
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Santander to close more than 100 branches
25/03/2021 | news | business | 893
The bank says 840 staff will be affected by the decision although it will try to offer them roles elsewhere.
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Coronavirus: EU and UK try to end row with 'win-win' on vaccines
24/03/2021 | news | world | 8,052
After weeks of tension over Covid vaccine supplies, the two sides now say they are working together.
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'Greed' and 'capitalism' helped UK's vaccines success, says PM
24/03/2021 | news | politics | 3,658
But Boris Johnson immediately retracts the comments made during a Zoom meeting with Tory MPs.
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Covid: UK marks one year since the first lockdown
23/03/2021 | news | uk | 3,391
The Queen reflects on the "grief and loss felt by so many" as the country holds a minute's silence.
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Covid: Deaths below average for first time since summer
23/03/2021 | news | health | 1,925
The decline suggests the winter wave of coronavirus deaths has ended, experts say.
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Jobless crisis shows signs of easing but under-25s hit hard
23/03/2021 | news | business | 1,048
The number of workers on UK company payrolls climbed by 200,000 in the three months to February.
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Coronavirus: Third wave will 'wash up on our shores', warns Johnson
22/03/2021 | news | politics | 8,222
Boris Johnson says the UK will "feel effects" of growing case numbers in Europe amid a row over vaccines.
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Covid: UK death rate 'no longer Europe's worst' by winter
19/03/2021 | news | health | 6,874
Six other countries were worse affected during the second wave of the pandemic, according to ONS figures.
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Gigabit broadband: First areas to benefit announced
19/03/2021 | news | technology | 1,086
The government announces first stages of plans to get superfast broadband to the majority of UK homes.
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Backlash grows against cut to electric car grants
19/03/2021 | news | business | 3,056
A government decision to reduce subsidies is criticised by the motor industry and UK businesses.
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Economic outlook 'unusually uncertain' despite 'rapid' vaccine rollout
18/03/2021 | news | business | 917
Bank of England says a rebound is likely in 2021, but it still depends on the "evolution of the pandemic".
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Covid vaccine: UK supply hit by India delivery delay
18/03/2021 | news | uk | 2,405
It is understood a shipment of five million AstraZeneca doses to the UK has been held up by four weeks.
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Covid: NHS warns of 'significant reduction' in vaccines
17/03/2021 | news | politics | 6,791
Local health organisations in England have been told to expect a reduced vaccine supply in April.
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Vaccine side effects: My experience of them and what they mean
17/03/2021 | news | health | 3,353
Why do some people get side effects - and do they mean you have greater protection?
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Ministers frustrated with PM's 'mistakes' ahead of Covid second wave
15/03/2021 | news | politics | 5,852
Senior figures tell the BBC Boris Johnson should have been tougher in the autumn to prevent more deaths.
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Covid: UK vaccination surge expected in coming days
15/03/2021 | news | health | 3,382
All over 50s could be vaccinated ahead of schedule, thanks to good supplies, say experts.
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Covid-19: British Airways plans app-based travel pass
14/03/2021 | news | business | 2,896
People who have had both jabs will be able to register their status on BA's smartphone app.
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'Pointy-elbow' parents emailing teachers to boost exam grades
11/03/2021 | news | education | 1,096
Head teachers warn of pushy parents lobbying for higher GCSE and A-level grades in cancelled exams.
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Covid: UK Biobank scans aim to reveal health legacy
11/03/2021 | news | health | 256
A major study by biomedical database UK Biobank will examine the long-term impacts of coronavirus.
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HSBC plans to phase out coal financing by 2040
11/03/2021 | news | business | 118
The bank will ask investors to back the plan following pressure from a shareholder campaign group.
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Covid-19 pandemic: France eases travel for UK and six other countries
11/03/2021 | news | world | 1,311
A "compelling reason" is no longer needed to travel to and from the non-EU countries, officials say.
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Heathrow says airport border queues at 'unacceptable level'
10/03/2021 | news | business | 1,593
The airport regularly sees queuing times of three hours and on occasion six hours, an executive says.
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CL reforms 'devastating' for English football
10/03/2021 | sport | football | 1,323
Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish says the proposed Champions League reforms would have "a devastating effect" on English football.
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Holidays: UK domestic cruises 'could restart in May'
09/03/2021 | news | business | 183
Cruise lines will be able to restart domestic trips as early as 17 May, according to the maritime minister.
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Brexit: Further trade rules relaxed between GB and NI
05/03/2021 | news | uk | 5,144
The UK government is taking the step to ease the movement of plants without the agreement of the EU.
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Budget 2021: Rishi Sunak insists Covid-recovery tax rises fair
04/03/2021 | news | politics | 2,526
Chancellor Rishi Sunak is accused of hitting the poorest hardest in his Budget plan to balance the books.
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US suspends tariffs on single malt Scotch whisky
04/03/2021 | news | business | 1,818
Tariffs on UK cheese and cashmere will also be lifted as the countries try to resolve an old trade row.
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Deliveroo unveils plans for '$7bn' London listing
04/03/2021 | news | business | 101
The food delivery firm hopes to list its shares on the London Stock Exchange this year.
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Brexit: EU says UK grace period extension breaches international law
03/03/2021 | news | uk | 4,582
The latest Brexit flare up is over checks on goods to NI, which remains in the EU's single market.
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Budget 2021: Rishi Sunak warns tax rises to follow spending spree
03/03/2021 | news | business | 2,439
The UK economy is expected to recover six months faster than expected from the pandemic, the chancellor says.
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Budget 2021: Furlough set to be extended - Kwasi Kwarteng
02/03/2021 | news | politics | 1,868
Kwasi Kwarteng says help for firms and workers will continue, as Chancellor Rishi Sunak prepares to unveil the Budget.
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Letter demands action over 'UK nature in freefall'
01/03/2021 | news | science | 476
Wildlife experts urge the prime minister to step up action on the loss of species in the UK.
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Waste food: What do you do with 86 tonnes of celeriac?
01/03/2021 | news | business | 183
With hospitality closed during lockdown, charities and apps are stepping in to help cut food waste.
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Wales beat England to take Triple Crown
27/02/2021 | sport | rugbyunion | 4,482
Wales take the Triple Crown with a bonus-point win against England after early controversy in their Six Nations match in Cardiff.
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Coronavirus levels 'burning quite hot' in some of UK
26/02/2021 | news | health | 2,344
Infection rates are declining overall, but some regions are seeing a rise in cases.
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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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Asda says 5,000 jobs at risk in new business plan
25/02/2021 | news | business | 1,534
The supermarket says it has begun consulting with workers over a major restructuring of its business.
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Primark gears up for April reopening as sales slump
25/02/2021 | news | business | 505
The High Street-only retailer says it has lost £1.1bn in sales due to the recent lockdown.
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Reading and Leeds boss 'very confident' festivals will happen
24/02/2021 | news | entertainment | 1,561
Organisers are "very confident" the events will happen this summer, as lockdown is due to be eased.
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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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Apple buys a company every three to four weeks
24/02/2021 | news | business | 603
The technology giant has bought around 100 companies in six years, chief executive Tim Cook has revealed.
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Lockdown: Secondary school pupils could go back after Easter
22/02/2021 | news | uk | 480
The announcement comes as the youngest pupils in Wales go back to class in a phased return.
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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: 'No jab, no job' policies may be legal for new staff
18/02/2021 | news | business | 3,406
It may be legal to insist on vaccinations in new staff contracts, the justice secretary says.
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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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Covid-19: World's first human challenge trials to start in UK
17/02/2021 | news | health | 1,895
Healthy, young volunteers will be deliberately infected with a low dose of coronavirus.
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House prices up 8.5% in 2020 amid tax holiday
17/02/2021 | news | business | 1,004
Prices climbed at their fastest annual rate since October 2014, official figures show.
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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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Jaguar car brand to be all-electric by 2025
15/02/2021 | news | business | 1,958
JLR will launch electric models of its entire Jaguar and Land Rover line-up by 2030.
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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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Covid: 'No evidence' schools spread lots of coronavirus
15/02/2021 | news | health | 1,386
Researchers looked at teacher and pupil Covid "sick days" in England in the autumn term up to Christmas.
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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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Man City go seven points clear after Spurs win
13/02/2021 | sport | football | 1,782
Manchester City strengthen their grip at the top of the Premier League table after beating Tottenham to open up a seven-point lead.
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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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Temperature of -23C in Braemar is UK's lowest in 25 years
11/02/2021 | news | uk | 1,163
The Met Office says Braemar in Aberdeenshire recorded the coldest night since December 1995.
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Four English councils get emergency government funding
11/02/2021 | news | politics | 222
Eastbourne, Bexley, Luton and Peterborough will be able to borrow more to fund day-to-day costs.
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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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Covid: WHO backs Oxford vaccine 'even if variants present'
10/02/2021 | news | health | 2,949
Its use in people over 65 as well as in countries where variants are circulating is recommended.
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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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Brexit worse than feared, says JD Sports boss
09/02/2021 | news | business | 4,918
Chairman Peter Cowgill says the new EU trade deal has meant "double-digit millions" in extra costs.
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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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Elon Musk's Tesla buys $1.5bn of Bitcoin causing currency to spike
08/02/2021 | news | business | 1,681
The cryptocurrency surges 17% as Tesla also said it could start accepting Bitcoin as payment.
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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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Late Calvert-Lewin goal denies Man Utd
06/02/2021 | sport | football | 2,476
Dominic Calvert-Lewin secures a dramatic point for Everton in stoppage time as they twice come from behind to hold Manchester United.
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House price rises 'could be running out of steam’
05/02/2021 | news | business | 722
The Halifax says prices fell last month and are likely to come under pressure in the months ahead.
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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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Broadband switching should be less 'hassle', says Ofcom
03/02/2021 | news | technology | 494
The regulator wants people to change provider more easily, but feels many people are put off switching.
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Lost school time 'could cost pupils £40,000 in earnings'
01/02/2021 | news | education | 1,030
Institute for Fiscal Studies warns the "long-run costs" of the pandemic will hit children disproportionately.
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GameStop: Global watchdogs sound alarm as shares frenzy grows
29/01/2021 | news | business | 1,130
Financial regulators in the US and UK say they are monitoring share trading and potential market abuse.
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Anger as trading in GameStop shares is restricted
28/01/2021 | news | business | 1,469
Shares in the games firm dive as major trading platforms try to control frenzied buying.
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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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Covid-19: Vaccine minister 'confident' of supplies amid production delays
26/01/2021 | news | uk | 3,759
Nadhim Zahawi says supply is tight, but he expects the UK to meet its February target of 15 million doses.
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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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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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Mastercard to push up fees for UK purchases from EU
25/01/2021 | news | business | 3,320
The move sparks concerns that customers could see prices rise if merchants pass on the higher cost.
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Brexit: Nissan commits to keep making cars in Sunderland
22/01/2021 | news | business | 5,149
The Japanese car maker has told the BBC its Sunderland plant is secure for the long term.
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University tuition fees frozen at £9,250 for a year
21/01/2021 | news | education | 780
Tuition fees in England are being frozen for another year and ministers outline plans to reform post-16 education.
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Covid: House hunters travelling 'hundreds of miles' to view homes
21/01/2021 | news | uk | 1,045
Estate agents call for tougher measures - as buyers race to beat the end of the stamp duty holiday.
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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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Low-deposit mortgages return after Covid slump
20/01/2021 | news | business | 776
There has been a fourfold increase in mortgage products for those offering a 10% deposit.
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Covid: Wales' new shop rules 'follow evidence of spread'
15/01/2021 | news | uk | 1,495
First Minister Mark Drakeford says there is "no doubt at all" Covid-19 is spreading in shops.
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Insurers must pay many small firms for Covid lockdown losses
15/01/2021 | news | business | 1,424
A Supreme Court ruling provides a lifeline for many firms that had business interruption insurance.
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Over-50s rush to book holidays as vaccine boosts confidence
14/01/2021 | news | business | 964
Tui, the UK's largest tour operator, says 50% of bookings on their website are currently by over-50s.
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Steve Gee 15 4 0 1
Tesco, Asda and Waitrose ban shoppers without face masks
12/01/2021 | news | business | 3,369
It follows similar moves by Morrisons and Sainsbury's, but those with medical reasons will be exempt.
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Steve Gee 9 5 1 5
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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Covid: Morrisons and Sainsbury's ban maskless shoppers
11/01/2021 | news | business | 5,785
People refusing to wear face coverings who are not medically exempt will not be allowed to shop inside.
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Steve Gee 14 3 0 2
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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Steve Gee 18 33 0 5
Soaring house prices in 2020 likely to slow this year, says Halifax
08/01/2021 | news | business | 998
The lender says it expects "downward pressure on house prices" in 2021 following annual rise of 6% last year.
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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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Steve Gee 5 1 0 1
Greggs faces first loss for 36 years as lockdown bites
06/01/2021 | news | business | 778
The bakery chain says it does not expect profits to return to pre-Covid levels until 2022 at the earliest.
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Covid: Sir Keir Starmer calls for 'round the clock' vaccinations
05/01/2021 | news | politics | 4,448
In a TV address, Labour's leader says millions of doses need to be given each week by the end of January.
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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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Steve Gee 27 17 0 1
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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Man Utd move level with Liverpool at top
01/01/2021 | sport | football | 4,275
Manchester United move level on points with Premier League leaders Liverpool as a Bruno Fernandes penalty seals victory over Aston Villa.
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Steve Gee 15 6 2 4
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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Steve Gee 19 2 2 6
Klopp says table 'doesn't mean anything'
30/12/2020 | sport | football | 2,677
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says the league table is "the last thing" he is thinking about after Newcastle frustrate the champions.
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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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Steve Gee 45 46 3 14
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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Steve Gee 73 21 1 5
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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Steve Gee 3 8 0 4
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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Steve Gee 11 7 2 8
Tesco puts buying caps on several products
22/12/2020 | news | business | 2,636
The move by Britain's biggest supermarket comes amid shortage fears due to disruption at UK ports.
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Steve Gee 3 2 1 2
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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Ports chaos 'bad for trust and post-Brexit trade'
22/12/2020 | news | business | 1,699
The food industry says port disruption makes it hard for foreign firms to trust UK exporters post-Brexit.
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Steve Gee 9 10 0 3
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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Steve Gee 6 1 0 2
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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Steve Gee 48 57 7 27
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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Steve Gee 19 23 3 9
New coronavirus variant: What do we know?
20/12/2020 | news | health | 341
How has a new coronavirus variant become the most common form of the virus in parts of England?
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Steve Gee 74 34 2 8
'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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Steve Gee 35 20 2 14
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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School staff 'broken' by England's late Covid test plan
18/12/2020 | news | education | 4,025
Last minute plans for mass testing in England's secondary schools to be run by teachers anger staff.
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Steve Gee 13 4 0 2
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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Steve Gee 11 7 0 4
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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Steve Gee 21 26 0 6
Covid: Toughest rules extended in south of England
17/12/2020 | news | uk | 1,977
It means more than two-thirds of the nation's population will be in tier three from Saturday.
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Steve Gee 5 3 0 1
BA drops 15 long-haul routes including Seoul and Seychelles
17/12/2020 | news | business | 536
The news comes as many airlines cut staff and drop routes as passengers cut travel amid the pandemic.
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Steve Gee 5 4 0 1
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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Steve Gee 5 1 0 2
'My season rail pass has risen £12,000 since 1997'
16/12/2020 | news | business | 674
Fares will rise more than expected next year, although the 2.6% increase will be delayed until March.
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Steve Gee 10 1 0 5
EU reveals plan to regulate Big Tech
15/12/2020 | news | technology | 943
Facebook, Google and others face yearly checks and limits on what they can do with users' data.
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Steve Gee 10 9 1 10
'Game changer' Covid tests for secondary schools in January
15/12/2020 | news | education | 535
Secondary-school pupils in England who have been in contact with a positive case will have daily tests.
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Steve Gee 9 5 1 6
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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Steve Gee 9 8 0 3
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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Steve Gee 8 0 0 1
'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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Steve Gee 6 3 0 4
Sizewell C: Government in talks to fund £20bn nuclear plant
14/12/2020 | news | uk | 700
Officials will hold discussions with France's EDF about funding the Sizewell C project in Suffolk.
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Covid: Public must think carefully about Christmas risk, NHS bosses warn
13/12/2020 | news | health | 4,855
NHS bosses say they are worried about January, after the US saw a spike in cases after Thanksgiving.
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Steve Gee 29 26 0 5
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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Energy bills: Automatic switching plan for fairer tariffs
13/12/2020 | news | business | 743
Consumers could be automatically switched to cheaper deals when their contracts end.
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Steve Gee 17 0 0 6
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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Steve Gee 7 15 2 5
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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Steve Gee 3 0 0 1
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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Steve Gee 3 15 0 2
UK banks can weather pandemic, says Bank of England
11/12/2020 | news | business | 384
Most risks to financial stability posed by Covid and a no-deal Brexit have been mitigated, the Bank says.
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Steve Gee 11 2 1 7
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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Tesco and Morrisons defy call to shut on Boxing Day
10/12/2020 | news | business | 2,094
The supermarkets will open but Asda gives staff the day off for working during the pandemic.
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Steve Gee 7 3 0 7
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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Steve Gee 7 4 0 2
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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Steve Gee 4 14 0 1
'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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Steve Gee 14 6 1 5
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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Steve Gee 24 21 1 6
Under-18s banned from lottery scratchcards in crackdown
08/12/2020 | news | business | 635
The ban from next October is part of "a major review" of laws to protect children and vulnerable people.
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Steve Gee 8 3 0 5
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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Steve Gee 27 22 2 10
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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Steve Gee 35 53 0 11
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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Steve Gee 158 144 1 38
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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Steve Gee 9 13 0 2
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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Steve Gee 22 10 0 2
Lidl joins shops in repaying Covid rates relief
04/12/2020 | news | business | 273
Retailers have so far committed to handing back £1.9bn after some faced criticism from MPs.
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Steve Gee 11 9 0 4
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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Steve Gee 7 0 0 2
Dune and Matrix 4 streaming plan prompts urgent talks from AMC cinemas
04/12/2020 | news | business | 441
Odeon owner AMC is alarmed by Warner Bros' plan to stream films in US as soon as they hit cinemas.
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Steve Gee 8 3 0 1
Primark predicts rising sales despite Covid hit
04/12/2020 | news | business | 171
The chain says recent lockdowns cost it £430m in sales, but trading since reopening has been strong.
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Steve Gee 8 1 0 1
Government to cut £1bn from rail budget
04/12/2020 | news | business | 281
The cut comes at a time when the industry is suffering from low passenger numbers due to the pandemic.
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Steve Gee 1 1 0 1
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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Steve Gee 4 17 0 5
How do fans feel about a European Super League?
03/12/2020 | sport | football | 1,871
A BBC poll shows younger fans are happier about the prospect of a European Super League than older fans.
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Supermarkets repay rates relief after backlash
02/12/2020 | news | business | 734
Morrisons follows Tesco's lead, with both supermarkets announcing plans to hand back a total £850m.
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Steve Gee 28 4 0 7
EasyJet to charge for overhead luggage lockers
02/12/2020 | news | business | 1,995
Customers who want to use overhead storage must buy more expensive tickets, the airline says.
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Steve Gee 8 3 3 9
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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SNP conference: £500 'thank you' payment for healthcare staff
30/11/2020 | news | uk | 4,877
Nicola Sturgeon says the one-off cash payment is to thank health staff for their "extraordinary service".
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Covid: Shops in England can open 24 hours a day over Christmas
30/11/2020 | news | business | 1,419
Local authorities in England will be allowed to temporarily waive rules restricting retail opening hours.
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Steve Gee 137 13 0 5
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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Steve Gee 43 42 3 13
Wales 13-24 England
28/11/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 1,964
England will face France in the Autumn Nations Cup final following a 24-13 win over an improved Wales in Llanelli.
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Steve Gee 6 4 1 3
Covid Christmas: 'Avoid board games and sleepovers'
27/11/2020 | news | health | 1,608
Scientists spell out measures to minimise coronavirus infection risk when rules are relaxed at Christmas.
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Steve Gee 19 3 3 10
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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Steve Gee 24 22 1 8
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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Steve Gee 10 4 0 5
Covid in Scotland: Eight-person limit for Christmas bubbles
26/11/2020 | news | uk | 4,039
Government guidance says the bubbles should contain a maximum of eight people over the age of 11.
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Steve Gee 6 1 0 1
Over-55s growing less satisfied with the BBC, Ofcom says
25/11/2020 | news | entertainment | 2,752
Satisfaction with the BBC among its most loyal audiences is showing "signs of waning", Ofcom says.
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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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Steve Gee 9 3 0 4
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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Steve Gee 7 3 0 1
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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Steve Gee 27 4 0 2
Don't go to work when sick, 'peculiar' Brits told
24/11/2020 | news | health | 1,089
People have tendency to soldier on, potentially making colleagues sick, health secretary says.
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Pets at Home says pets have been 'a lifesaver' during lockdown
24/11/2020 | news | business | 298
Pets at Home reports soaring sales as people increasingly turned to animals for solace amid the pandemic.
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Steve Gee 5 1 1 4
Brexit: Hauliers fear 'mayhem' at Holyhead port
24/11/2020 | news | uk | 525
There are claims Holyhead port will not be ready for the end of the Brexit transition period.
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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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Steve Gee 6 10 0 2
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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Steve Gee 8 3 0 1
Depleted Liverpool ease to victory
22/11/2020 | sport | football | 1,383
Liverpool produce an assured win over Leicester at Anfield to move level on points with Premier League leaders Tottenham.
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