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Furlough scheme extension: How will it work and what will it cost?

Furlough scheme extension: How will it work and what will it cost?

Furlough scheme extension: How will it work and what will it cost?

05 November 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced the scheme will now run until the March 31 2021.


Sturgeon argues releasing Salmond legal advice would breach ministerial code

Sturgeon argues releasing Salmond legal advice would breach ministerial code

Sturgeon argues releasing Salmond legal advice would breach ministerial code

05 November 2020

The First Minister told MSPs the matter will be considered after Holyrood voted for the information to be made public.


Policing protests in Dover over migrant crossings cost £185,000

Policing protests in Dover over migrant crossings cost £185,000

Policing protests in Dover over migrant crossings cost £185,000

05 November 2020

Protesters brought a busy dual carriageway to a standstill for more than an hour on September 5 while they marched and sang Rule, Britannia!


Joe Biden win would reshape US-UK special relationship

Joe Biden win would reshape US-UK special relationship

Joe Biden win would reshape US-UK special relationship

05 November 2020

The likely next president is far more sceptical on Brexit than his predecessor but would also engage more with international allies.


Female geladas hurry up and mature when new male joins the group – study

Female geladas hurry up and mature when new male joins the group – study

Female geladas hurry up and mature when new male joins the group – study

05 November 2020

Researchers say the animals can both speed up and slow down their maturity to avoid inbreeding with their fathers.


Illegal fireworks warning as lockdown fuels boom in pyrotechnic sales

Illegal fireworks warning as lockdown fuels boom in pyrotechnic sales

Illegal fireworks warning as lockdown fuels boom in pyrotechnic sales

05 November 2020

With curbs on big displays, people have turned to buying fireworks for their own back-garden Bonfire Night celebrations.


Banks halt £1.1bn in bounce-back loan fraud

Banks halt £1.1bn in bounce-back loan fraud

Banks halt £1.1bn in bounce-back loan fraud

05 November 2020

British Business Bank said lenders had rejected 26,933 loans under the scheme.


Up to 700 manufacturing jobs to go in Northern Ireland

Up to 700 manufacturing jobs to go in Northern Ireland

Up to 700 manufacturing jobs to go in Northern Ireland

05 November 2020

A senior trade unionist suggested some of the roles at Caterpillar in the Co Antrim town of Larne may be outsourced to India.


Do your duty and follow coronavirus restrictions, urges D-Day veteran

Do your duty and follow coronavirus restrictions, urges D-Day veteran

Do your duty and follow coronavirus restrictions, urges D-Day veteran

05 November 2020

Major Ted Hunt, 100, commanded landing craft on to Gold Beach in Normandy in June 1944.


Boohoo, Nike and H&M deny Uighur forced labour in supply chains

Boohoo, Nike and H&M deny Uighur forced labour in supply chains

Boohoo, Nike and H&M deny Uighur forced labour in supply chains

05 November 2020

Brands and retailers were appearing before MPs at the Business, Energy and Industry Strategy select committee.


Dredger sprays tonnes of gravel on to Portsmouth foreshore for sea defence work

Dredger sprays tonnes of gravel on to Portsmouth foreshore for sea defence work

Dredger sprays tonnes of gravel on to Portsmouth foreshore for sea defence work

05 November 2020

The defences will stretch from Old Portsmouth to Eastney, and are aimed at reducing the risk of flooding to more than 10,000 homes and 700 businesses.


Gym boss refusing to close ‘is standing up for what he believes is right’

Gym boss refusing to close ‘is standing up for what he believes is right’

Gym boss refusing to close ‘is standing up for what he believes is right’

05 November 2020

Kevin Harper, director of Majestic Martial Arts gym in Wigan, said he had been asked by members to remain open.


MPs calls on public to ‘download a poppy’ and donate online during lockdown

MPs calls on public to ‘download a poppy’ and donate online during lockdown

MPs calls on public to ‘download a poppy’ and donate online during lockdown

05 November 2020

The traditional sale of poppies is being impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.


Businesses welcome furlough extension but urge Treasury to help self-employed

Businesses welcome furlough extension but urge Treasury to help self-employed

Businesses welcome furlough extension but urge Treasury to help self-employed

05 November 2020

The Chancellor extended self-employment grants until January but those paid in dividends will continue to miss out.


Babies may be at risk as Covid-19 increases family tension, Ofsted chief to warn

Babies may be at risk as Covid-19 increases family tension, Ofsted chief to warn

Babies may be at risk as Covid-19 increases family tension, Ofsted chief to warn

05 November 2020

The watchdog has seen more than 300 serious incident notifications about harm to children since April.


Watchdog: UK will face ‘significant disruption’ when Brexit transition ends

Watchdog: UK will face ‘significant disruption’ when Brexit transition ends

Watchdog: UK will face ‘significant disruption’ when Brexit transition ends

05 November 2020

The National Audit Office says border preparations have been hampered by the Covid-19 pandemic.


Urgent safety warning issued after South Wales freight train fire

Urgent safety warning issued after South Wales freight train fire

Urgent safety warning issued after South Wales freight train fire

05 November 2020

The derailment near Llanelli on August 26 saw 330,000 litres of fuel spilled.


Inquests open into deaths of mother and three children in Oxford crash

Inquests open into deaths of mother and three children in Oxford crash

Inquests open into deaths of mother and three children in Oxford crash

05 November 2020

Zoe Powell and children Phoebe, Simeon and Amelia were killed on the A40 last month.


Young child one of first migrants to arrive in Dover since sinking tragedy

Young child one of first migrants to arrive in Dover since sinking tragedy

Young child one of first migrants to arrive in Dover since sinking tragedy

05 November 2020

Thursday’s crossings are believed to be the first since four members of a Kurdish-Iranian family died when their overcrowded boat sank.


Traffic levels plummet as England enters second lockdown

Traffic levels plummet as England enters second lockdown

Traffic levels plummet as England enters second lockdown

05 November 2020

London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Bristol all saw a fall in congestion on Thursday.


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