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Officers doused in petrol while attempting to arrest suspect

Officers doused in petrol while attempting to arrest suspect

Officers doused in petrol while attempting to arrest suspect

12 December 2020

Greater Manchester Police said a 51-year-old man had been arrested.


Appeal after body of newborn baby found in Weston-super-Mare

Appeal after body of newborn baby found in Weston-super-Mare

Appeal after body of newborn baby found in Weston-super-Mare

12 December 2020

The force said it was treating the baby’s death as unexplained at this time.


What were the ‘cod wars’ between the UK and Iceland?

What were the ‘cod wars’ between the UK and Iceland?

What were the ‘cod wars’ between the UK and Iceland?

12 December 2020

The fishing rights disputes raged between the two countries from the 1950s until the 1970s.


Vaccine developer AstraZeneca buys US drug company for 39 billion dollars

Vaccine developer AstraZeneca buys US drug company for 39 billion dollars

Vaccine developer AstraZeneca buys US drug company for 39 billion dollars

12 December 2020

AstraZeneca’s acquisition of Alexion is expected to be completed in the third quarter of next year.


Lottery winners knit Christmas angels for children at hospice

Lottery winners knit Christmas angels for children at hospice

Lottery winners knit Christmas angels for children at hospice

12 December 2020

The jackpot winners teamed up to support Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice in Middlesbrough.


Banksy artwork house owner says property sale still going ahead

Banksy artwork house owner says property sale still going ahead

Banksy artwork house owner says property sale still going ahead

12 December 2020

Nicholas Makin said the sale had been put ‘on hold’ for 48 hours after the piece was discovered on an outside wall.


Stop assault on planet and increase ambition on climate change, leaders urged

Stop assault on planet and increase ambition on climate change, leaders urged

Stop assault on planet and increase ambition on climate change, leaders urged

12 December 2020

UN secretary general Antonio Guterres and PM Boris Johnson among those speaking at online climate ambition summit.


Man arrested after 15-year-old stabbed to death

Man arrested after 15-year-old stabbed to death

Man arrested after 15-year-old stabbed to death

12 December 2020

The teenager died following the incident on Newham, east London, on Friday evening.


Only 16 extra staff added to HMRC ranks in run-up to Brexit day, says Labour

Only 16 extra staff added to HMRC ranks in run-up to Brexit day, says Labour

Only 16 extra staff added to HMRC ranks in run-up to Brexit day, says Labour

12 December 2020

The UK is set to leave the EU’s single market on January 31 with or without a trade deal in place.


Brexit an ‘unforgivable act of economic sabotage to Scotland’ as no-deal looms

Brexit an ‘unforgivable act of economic sabotage to Scotland’ as no-deal looms

Brexit an ‘unforgivable act of economic sabotage to Scotland’ as no-deal looms

12 December 2020

The talks are expected to conclude on Sunday.


English schools could face legal action if they plan to shut early for Christmas

English schools could face legal action if they plan to shut early for Christmas

English schools could face legal action if they plan to shut early for Christmas

12 December 2020

One Hertfordshire school planning to switch to online learning received a warning letter from the DfE.


In Pictures: PM’s election triumph eclipsed by personal and political trials

In Pictures: PM’s election triumph eclipsed by personal and political trials

In Pictures: PM’s election triumph eclipsed by personal and political trials

12 December 2020

Boris Johnson was left with little time to rest on his laurels after his resounding general election win last December.


Tory anger over Navy no-deal threat as trade negotiations enter crunch stage

Tory anger over Navy no-deal threat as trade negotiations enter crunch stage

Tory anger over Navy no-deal threat as trade negotiations enter crunch stage

12 December 2020

Former defence minister Tobias Ellwood branded the gunboat plans ‘irresponsible’.


‘Signs of green shoots’ in 2021 inbound tourism forecast

‘Signs of green shoots’ in 2021 inbound tourism forecast

‘Signs of green shoots’ in 2021 inbound tourism forecast

12 December 2020

Inbound tourism is not expected to be back to, or even close to, normal levels, according to VisitBritain.


Christmas easing of restrictions a ‘mistake which will have consequences’

Christmas easing of restrictions a ‘mistake which will have consequences’

Christmas easing of restrictions a ‘mistake which will have consequences’

12 December 2020

The four UK nations agreed to relax social distancing rules for five days over the festive period.


What the papers say – December 12

What the papers say – December 12

What the papers say – December 12

12 December 2020

The national front pages are occupied with Brexit and the coronavirus as the weekend begins.


Climate Ambition Summit: What is it and what will it achieve?

Climate Ambition Summit: What is it and what will it achieve?

Climate Ambition Summit: What is it and what will it achieve?

12 December 2020

This weekend’s summit aims to force countries across the world to lay out their plans to cut carbon to try to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.


Fears over effects of no-deal Brexit on student exchanges and research funding

Fears over effects of no-deal Brexit on student exchanges and research funding

Fears over effects of no-deal Brexit on student exchanges and research funding

12 December 2020

University leaders are calling on the Government to prioritise full participation in Erasmus+ and Horizon Europe.


London banks braced for no-deal Brexit

London banks braced for no-deal Brexit

London banks braced for no-deal Brexit

12 December 2020

No massive jobs exodus is expected if Britain crashes out of the EU without a deal.


Brexit could cut volume of goods shipped to Ireland by retailers, hauliers warn

Brexit could cut volume of goods shipped to Ireland by retailers, hauliers warn

Brexit could cut volume of goods shipped to Ireland by retailers, hauliers warn

12 December 2020

The Road Haulage Association said it is ‘crazy’ the situation around customs checks remains unclear.


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