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‘Lost education’ could be addressed in grading for 2021 exams, minister suggests

‘Lost education’ could be addressed in grading for 2021 exams, minister suggests

‘Lost education’ could be addressed in grading for 2021 exams, minister suggests

20 October 2020

Nick Gibb is concerned about ‘unfairness and unevenness’ between pupils who have missed out on different amounts of schooling amid lockdowns.


Extremist who made Festival Hall ‘attack’ video found guilty of terrorism

Extremist who made Festival Hall ‘attack’ video found guilty of terrorism

Extremist who made Festival Hall ‘attack’ video found guilty of terrorism

20 October 2020

Shehroz Iqbal posted the mobile phone footage to a group of like-minded friends on WhatsApp in March.


Michel Barnier says ‘door remains open’ to resume stalled UK-EU trade talks

Michel Barnier says ‘door remains open’ to resume stalled UK-EU trade talks

Michel Barnier says ‘door remains open’ to resume stalled UK-EU trade talks

20 October 2020

The EU’s negotiator and the UK’s Lord Frost spoke on Tuesday but formal negotiations are yet to resume.


Up to 1,809 pubs hit by new Greater Manchester lockdown measures

Up to 1,809 pubs hit by new Greater Manchester lockdown measures

Up to 1,809 pubs hit by new Greater Manchester lockdown measures

20 October 2020

Tier 3 status in the Liverpool City region and Lancashire means nearly 4,000 pubs must adapt to the new rules.


Prison problems need urgent attention after coronavirus pandemic – report

Prison problems need urgent attention after coronavirus pandemic – report

Prison problems need urgent attention after coronavirus pandemic – report

20 October 2020

The claim was made in Peter Clarke’s last report as chief inspector of prisons.


Concern over ‘debilitating’ work stress for NHS staff

Concern over ‘debilitating’ work stress for NHS staff

Concern over ‘debilitating’ work stress for NHS staff

20 October 2020

Staff were experiencing high levels of stress even before the pandemic struck, one expert said.


Peers fire opening salvo in battle over ‘law-breaking’ Brexit legislation

Peers fire opening salvo in battle over ‘law-breaking’ Brexit legislation

Peers fire opening salvo in battle over ‘law-breaking’ Brexit legislation

20 October 2020

The House of Lords vowing to reject the disputed parts of the UK Internal Market Bill sets the scene for a legislative showdown.


Ex-Royal Navy officer stripped of MBE by Queen for defrauding stepson

Ex-Royal Navy officer stripped of MBE by Queen for defrauding stepson

Ex-Royal Navy officer stripped of MBE by Queen for defrauding stepson

20 October 2020

Iain Shepherd was sent to prison after siphoning £58,895 from his stepson’s inheritance.


Widower pays tribute to wife and children killed in A40 crash

Widower pays tribute to wife and children killed in A40 crash

Widower pays tribute to wife and children killed in A40 crash

20 October 2020

Josh Powell, 30, was a passenger in the people carrier when his wife, Zoe, and children, Phoebe, Simeon and Amelia, died in the road crash last week.


Greater Manchester to face stringent restrictions as leaders fail to agree deal

Greater Manchester to face stringent restrictions as leaders fail to agree deal

Greater Manchester to face stringent restrictions as leaders fail to agree deal

20 October 2020

Pubs and bars will be closed, unless they are serving substantial meals, for a 28-day period.


Kate praises photo of health workers that captured hospital life in lockdown

Kate praises photo of health workers that captured hospital life in lockdown

Kate praises photo of health workers that captured hospital life in lockdown

20 October 2020

All 100 portraits from the Hold Still project will be featured at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire from Friday.


Minister unable to say whether 2025 gigabit broadband target will be met

Minister unable to say whether 2025 gigabit broadband target will be met

Minister unable to say whether 2025 gigabit broadband target will be met

20 October 2020

Conservatives made an ambitious broadband pledge in their 2019 general election manifesto.


Nearly half of secondary schools in England have pupils at home self-isolating

Nearly half of secondary schools in England have pupils at home self-isolating

Nearly half of secondary schools in England have pupils at home self-isolating

20 October 2020

Around one in seven secondary school students were absent from class last week, figures suggest.


Covid-19 case rates for areas that could move into Tier 3

Covid-19 case rates for areas that could move into Tier 3

Covid-19 case rates for areas that could move into Tier 3

20 October 2020

Snapshots of the latest numbers in Greater Manchester, South and West Yorkshire and elsewhere.


Grandmother appeals for witnesses to find man who shot two-year-old boy

Grandmother appeals for witnesses to find man who shot two-year-old boy

Grandmother appeals for witnesses to find man who shot two-year-old boy

20 October 2020

Lillian Serunkuma’s daughter and toddler grandson survived the shooting in Harlesden on June 3, but the gunman is still at large.


From notepad idea to feeding thousands during lockdown – award for food venture

From notepad idea to feeding thousands during lockdown – award for food venture

From notepad idea to feeding thousands during lockdown – award for food venture

20 October 2020

Born on a notepad in a car park in 2015, Dom’s Food Mission in Hastings now delivers 8,000 food parcels a week during lockdown.


Women need ‘right to know’ male colleagues’ salaries to tackle pay gap, MP says

Women need ‘right to know’ male colleagues’ salaries to tackle pay gap, MP says

Women need ‘right to know’ male colleagues’ salaries to tackle pay gap, MP says

20 October 2020

Labour’s Stella Creasy said greater pay transparency would help to reduce pay discrimination.


Tiered lockdown expected to begin in Scotland on November 2

Tiered lockdown expected to begin in Scotland on November 2

Tiered lockdown expected to begin in Scotland on November 2

20 October 2020

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the new framework for living with the virus will start on that date if approved by MSPs.


Chancellor warns of lockdown ‘economic damage’ when pressed over circuit-breaker

Chancellor warns of lockdown ‘economic damage’ when pressed over circuit-breaker

Chancellor warns of lockdown ‘economic damage’ when pressed over circuit-breaker

20 October 2020

But Rishi Sunak said he agreed with Boris Johnson in ruling nothing out.


Wales seeks Treasury help to solve ‘admin issue’

Wales seeks Treasury help to solve ‘admin issue’

Wales seeks Treasury help to solve ‘admin issue’

20 October 2020

Wales is due to enter a two-week firebreak lockdown on Friday and all but essential retail will be closed.


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