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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’.


Apple prepares to unveil the iPhone 12

Apple prepares to unveil the iPhone 12

Apple prepares to unveil the iPhone 12

13 October 2020

The new smartphone could reportedly come in four different variations.


What the papers say – October 13

What the papers say – October 13

What the papers say – October 13

13 October 2020

Tighter lockdown measures make a clean sweep of the front pages.


First coronavirus reinfection in US confirmed by researchers

First coronavirus reinfection in US confirmed by researchers

First coronavirus reinfection in US confirmed by researchers

12 October 2020

A 25-year-old man with no known immune disorders or underlying conditions was infected with Covid-19 on two separate occasions.


The three-tier Covid restrictions: Key questions answered

The three-tier Covid restrictions: Key questions answered

The three-tier Covid restrictions: Key questions answered

12 October 2020

The system will replace legislation on local lockdowns.


Government ‘ignored scientists’ advice’ on lockdown last month

Government ‘ignored scientists’ advice’ on lockdown last month

Government ‘ignored scientists’ advice’ on lockdown last month

12 October 2020

The experts also advised that all university teaching should be online unless face-to-face teaching is ‘absolutely essential’.


Boris Johnson defends restrictions on hospitality sector

Boris Johnson defends restrictions on hospitality sector

Boris Johnson defends restrictions on hospitality sector

12 October 2020

The British Beer and Pub Association said new local lockdown restrictions will result in permanent closures.


Test and trace is having a ‘marginal impact’ in Covid-19 fight, Sage experts say

Test and trace is having a ‘marginal impact’ in Covid-19 fight, Sage experts say

Test and trace is having a ‘marginal impact’ in Covid-19 fight, Sage experts say

12 October 2020

Boris Johnson had said the system would be ‘world beating’.


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