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EE turns on 5G network in 12 new UK towns and cities

EE turns on 5G network in 12 new UK towns and cities

EE turns on 5G network in 12 new UK towns and cities

13 October 2020

Aberdeen, Blackpool and Oxford are among the locations to have EE 5G networks switched on for the first time.


‘Circuit break’ would have prevented need for longer lockdown – Sage member

‘Circuit break’ would have prevented need for longer lockdown – Sage member

‘Circuit break’ would have prevented need for longer lockdown – Sage member

13 October 2020

It comes as senior Tory MP Sir Bernard Jenkin backed a ‘short, sharp, shock’ lockdown to get control of the virus before Christmas.


Hate crime reports to police hit record high

Hate crime reports to police hit record high

Hate crime reports to police hit record high

13 October 2020

Official figures show 105,090 hate crimes were recorded in 2019/20.


Covid-19 registered deaths in England and Wales highest since early July

Covid-19 registered deaths in England and Wales highest since early July

Covid-19 registered deaths in England and Wales highest since early July

13 October 2020

Just over 58,500 deaths involving Covid-19 have now been registered in the UK.


Covid-19: Hospitals move to cancel routine operations

Covid-19: Hospitals move to cancel routine operations

Covid-19: Hospitals move to cancel routine operations

13 October 2020

Hospitals are saying they need to divert resources to care for Covid patients, and work to keep these patients away from others.


UK Space Agency and Nasa sign ‘historic agreement’ ahead of Moon missions

UK Space Agency and Nasa sign ‘historic agreement’ ahead of Moon missions

UK Space Agency and Nasa sign ‘historic agreement’ ahead of Moon missions

13 October 2020

Businesses across the UK will be involved in designing and building the Lunar Gateway.


Ferry firms awarded new post-Brexit freight contracts worth £77.6m

Ferry firms awarded new post-Brexit freight contracts worth £77.6m

Ferry firms awarded new post-Brexit freight contracts worth £77.6m

13 October 2020

The contracts will be in place for up to six months after the Brexit transition period ends on December 31.


All Bar One owner Mitchells & Butlers launches consultation on job cuts

All Bar One owner Mitchells & Butlers launches consultation on job cuts

All Bar One owner Mitchells & Butlers launches consultation on job cuts

13 October 2020

The development could see yet more jobs lost in the pub trade.


EU prepared for worst-case scenario of no deal with UK – German minister

EU prepared for worst-case scenario of no deal with UK – German minister

EU prepared for worst-case scenario of no deal with UK – German minister

13 October 2020

The EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier was updating ministers from across the bloc about progress in talks with the UK.


Eighty years on from the Queen’s first public address as a young princess

Eighty years on from the Queen’s first public address as a young princess

Eighty years on from the Queen’s first public address as a young princess

13 October 2020

Princess Elizabeth was 14 when she spoke to children via the radio during the Second World War.


UK’s food standards will not be lowered for US trade talks, Minister insists

UK’s food standards will not be lowered for US trade talks, Minister insists

UK’s food standards will not be lowered for US trade talks, Minister insists

13 October 2020

Environment Secretary George Eustice insisted food standards will not be lowered despite overturning a bid to enshrine protections in law.


Welsh First Minister offers PM ‘one final opportunity’ to issue travel ban

Welsh First Minister offers PM ‘one final opportunity’ to issue travel ban

Welsh First Minister offers PM ‘one final opportunity’ to issue travel ban

13 October 2020

Mark Drakeford said the Welsh Government was prepared to use its own powers to ban travel into Wales.


Pasties could be ‘a proper meal’ if served with chips on a plate – Jenrick

Pasties could be ‘a proper meal’ if served with chips on a plate – Jenrick

Pasties could be ‘a proper meal’ if served with chips on a plate – Jenrick

13 October 2020

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick said patrons must eat ‘a substantial meal’ if they are to be served alcohol in pubs – and crisps do not count.


MPs to vote on tiered coronavirus plan amid fallout over ‘ignored’ Sage advice

MPs to vote on tiered coronavirus plan amid fallout over ‘ignored’ Sage advice

MPs to vote on tiered coronavirus plan amid fallout over ‘ignored’ Sage advice

13 October 2020

Boris Johnson’s three-tier system of coronavirus restrictions is due to come into force in England on Wednesday.


Supermarket sales surge but minimal signs of panic-buying

Supermarket sales surge but minimal signs of panic-buying

Supermarket sales surge but minimal signs of panic-buying

13 October 2020

The end of Eat Out To Help Out and a 10pm pubs curfew helped sales, including £261m in alcohol sales in four weeks, according to Kantar.


Watching nature on TV can boost wellbeing, says study

Watching nature on TV can boost wellbeing, says study

Watching nature on TV can boost wellbeing, says study

13 October 2020

The research also showed that experiencing nature in virtual reality could have even larger benefits.


Unemployment surges to three-year high as job losses soar in pandemic

Unemployment surges to three-year high as job losses soar in pandemic

Unemployment surges to three-year high as job losses soar in pandemic

13 October 2020

The Office for National Statistics said UK unemployment rose by 138,000 quarter on quarter to 1.52 million in the three months to August.


Captain Sir Tom Moore presented with first veterans railcard

Captain Sir Tom Moore presented with first veterans railcard

Captain Sir Tom Moore presented with first veterans railcard

13 October 2020

Veterans will be able to get up to a third off all rail fares.


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?

13 October 2020

The new tier system for England is expected to come in on Wednesday.


Lack of interpreter at Covid briefings leaves deaf ‘isolated and misinformed’

Lack of interpreter at Covid briefings leaves deaf ‘isolated and misinformed’

Lack of interpreter at Covid briefings leaves deaf ‘isolated and misinformed’

13 October 2020

Deaf people have said the issue is leaving many misinformed and ‘disempowered’.


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