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Swinney pleads for Scots to ‘stick with us on these measures’

Swinney pleads for Scots to ‘stick with us on these measures’

Swinney pleads for Scots to ‘stick with us on these measures’

07 October 2020

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced ‘difficult but important temporary measures’ aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus across Scotland.


Pubs face prospect of closure under new Covid controls in northern England

Pubs face prospect of closure under new Covid controls in northern England

Pubs face prospect of closure under new Covid controls in northern England

07 October 2020

Ministers are said to be considering tough new measures across northern England as infection rates soar.


What are the latest coronavirus rules across the four nations of the UK?

What are the latest coronavirus rules across the four nations of the UK?

What are the latest coronavirus rules across the four nations of the UK?

07 October 2020

The four nations of the UK have each imposed their own rules aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus.


Who are the four Britons allegedly in the ‘Beatles’ terror cell?

Who are the four Britons allegedly in the ‘Beatles’ terror cell?

Who are the four Britons allegedly in the ‘Beatles’ terror cell?

07 October 2020

Four Britons were alleged to make up the group, nicknamed after the famous band because of their accents.


Investigation into racist message dropped after Twitter refused to assist – MP

Investigation into racist message dropped after Twitter refused to assist – MP

Investigation into racist message dropped after Twitter refused to assist – MP

07 October 2020

The social media platform has been accused of ‘shielding’ racists.


Charles Michel visits Dublin to discuss Brexit

Charles Michel visits Dublin to discuss Brexit

Charles Michel visits Dublin to discuss Brexit

07 October 2020

He meets Irish Taoiseach Micheal Martin in Dublin ahead of next week’s summit of EU leaders in Brussels.


What are the new restrictions for Scotland and where is affected?

What are the new restrictions for Scotland and where is affected?

What are the new restrictions for Scotland and where is affected?

07 October 2020

Nicola Sturgeon warned Scotland risks returning to the coronavirus peak without the new ‘difficult but important temporary measures’ in place.


Specialist clinics to help long Covid patients in England

Specialist clinics to help long Covid patients in England

Specialist clinics to help long Covid patients in England

07 October 2020

Sir Simon Stevens also announced that £10 million will be invested this year in additional local funding.


Holyrood overwhelmingly votes against UK Internal Market Bill

Holyrood overwhelmingly votes against UK Internal Market Bill

Holyrood overwhelmingly votes against UK Internal Market Bill

07 October 2020

The UK Government is facing calls to abandon the post-Brexit legislation.


Public baffled by career suggestions from Government’s job skills tool

Public baffled by career suggestions from Government’s job skills tool

Public baffled by career suggestions from Government’s job skills tool

07 October 2020

Some were advised to look into fields they are already in.


Shutting schools increases Covid-19 deaths – study

Shutting schools increases Covid-19 deaths – study

Shutting schools increases Covid-19 deaths – study

07 October 2020

In the absence of an effective vaccine for Covid-19, school closures would result in more overall deaths than no school closures, researchers said.


Narrowing your eyes can help build a bond with your cat, study suggests

Narrowing your eyes can help build a bond with your cat, study suggests

Narrowing your eyes can help build a bond with your cat, study suggests

07 October 2020

Scientists find the technique mimics the feline ‘slow blink’.


MP: Show plans for removing ‘manacles of state control’ and controlling Covid-19

MP: Show plans for removing ‘manacles of state control’ and controlling Covid-19

MP: Show plans for removing ‘manacles of state control’ and controlling Covid-19

07 October 2020

Jake Berry’s plea came as the Commons debated local lockdown restrictions in Merseyside, Halton, Warrington, Hartlepool and Middlesbrough.


British ‘Beatles’ terror suspects face US court over deaths of Western hostages

British ‘Beatles’ terror suspects face US court over deaths of Western hostages

British ‘Beatles’ terror suspects face US court over deaths of Western hostages

07 October 2020

Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh are said to have been part of a cell of executioners known as The Beatles because of their British accents.


EU tells UK to ‘put its cards on the table’ in post-Brexit trade talks

EU tells UK to ‘put its cards on the table’ in post-Brexit trade talks

EU tells UK to ‘put its cards on the table’ in post-Brexit trade talks

07 October 2020

The plea came from European Council President Charles Michel.


Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

07 October 2020

Knowsley now has the highest rate in England, followed by Liverpool and Manchester.


UK economic recovery ‘on hold for a while’, says OBR

UK economic recovery ‘on hold for a while’, says OBR

UK economic recovery ‘on hold for a while’, says OBR

07 October 2020

The fiscal watchdog also said that some signs of growth from after the lockdown was first eased had now ‘flattened off’.


National 5 exams cancelled in Scotland due to Covid-19

National 5 exams cancelled in Scotland due to Covid-19

National 5 exams cancelled in Scotland due to Covid-19

07 October 2020

Contingency plans will be worked up in case Higher and Advanced Higher exams also need to be cancelled.


Task force launched to develop coronavirus testing system for travellers

Task force launched to develop coronavirus testing system for travellers

Task force launched to develop coronavirus testing system for travellers

07 October 2020

Anyone arriving in the UK from overseas must self-isolate for 14 days unless they have travelled from an exempt destination.


New restrictions deemed ‘death sentence’ for hospitality sector

New restrictions deemed ‘death sentence’ for hospitality sector

New restrictions deemed ‘death sentence’ for hospitality sector

07 October 2020

The measures will be in place for two weeks across Scotland, with some regional variations.


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