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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’.


Government overturns measures aiming to guarantee UK food standards in new law

Government overturns measures aiming to guarantee UK food standards in new law

Government overturns measures aiming to guarantee UK food standards in new law

12 October 2020

Peers had made the change to block the import of foodstuffs produced abroad with lower animal welfare standards.


Circuit-breaker at top of Sage shortlist three weeks ago

Circuit-breaker at top of Sage shortlist three weeks ago

Circuit-breaker at top of Sage shortlist three weeks ago

12 October 2020

The short period of lockdown is intended to ‘return (Covid-19) incidence to low levels’.


Tier 3 areas could see ‘significantly more’ restrictions

Tier 3 areas could see ‘significantly more’ restrictions

Tier 3 areas could see ‘significantly more’ restrictions

12 October 2020

England’s chief medical officer said that flexibility in the new system could mean stricter curbs in some areas.


Normal Christmas ‘depends on our success’ getting virus under control, says PM

Normal Christmas ‘depends on our success’ getting virus under control, says PM

Normal Christmas ‘depends on our success’ getting virus under control, says PM

12 October 2020

He urged people to follow ‘the basic stuff’ such as social distancing and testing.


Tory MPs signal intention to rebel to guarantee UK food standards in new law

Tory MPs signal intention to rebel to guarantee UK food standards in new law

Tory MPs signal intention to rebel to guarantee UK food standards in new law

12 October 2020

The Government is seeking to overturn changes made by peers to the Agriculture Bill.


Two further suspects arrested over death of ‘big softie’ shot as he walked home

Two further suspects arrested over death of ‘big softie’ shot as he walked home

Two further suspects arrested over death of ‘big softie’ shot as he walked home

12 October 2020

Dean Edwards, 43, was a father-of-four who was gunned down in what police believe was a case of mistaken identity.


Nottingham avoids toughest restrictions despite having highest infection rate

Nottingham avoids toughest restrictions despite having highest infection rate

Nottingham avoids toughest restrictions despite having highest infection rate

12 October 2020

The city’s high infection rate coincides with a total of 1,530 cases at the University of Nottingham.


Government ‘disingenuous’ to suggest local leaders behind lockdown plan – mayor

Government ‘disingenuous’ to suggest local leaders behind lockdown plan – mayor

Government ‘disingenuous’ to suggest local leaders behind lockdown plan – mayor

12 October 2020

The Government has said about 40% of all coronavirus cases in England are in the north-west of the country.


Boris Johnson says three-tier system necessary to stem rising Covid-19 cases

Boris Johnson says three-tier system necessary to stem rising Covid-19 cases

Boris Johnson says three-tier system necessary to stem rising Covid-19 cases

12 October 2020

The Prime Minister launched the new system of alerts for England, with the Liverpool city region placed in the most serious category.


In Video: Christmas comes early to Selfridges

In Video: Christmas comes early to Selfridges

In Video: Christmas comes early to Selfridges

12 October 2020

Even Santa was sporting a face covering at the launch.


West Midlands mayor urges review of Government’s new Covid-19 restrictions

West Midlands mayor urges review of Government’s new Covid-19 restrictions

West Midlands mayor urges review of Government’s new Covid-19 restrictions

12 October 2020

Andy Street, a Conservative, was reacting after Birmingham, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall, and Wolverhampton were placed in Tier 2.


Sadiq Khan warns London may need new Covid restrictions as early as this week

Sadiq Khan warns London may need new Covid restrictions as early as this week

Sadiq Khan warns London may need new Covid restrictions as early as this week

12 October 2020

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Drinkers fear Liverpool will return to the 1980s with new restrictions

Drinkers fear Liverpool will return to the 1980s with new restrictions

Drinkers fear Liverpool will return to the 1980s with new restrictions

12 October 2020

Pub managers described their heartbreak and anger.


Which local authorities have been categorised as ‘high’ and ‘very high’ risk?

Which local authorities have been categorised as ‘high’ and ‘very high’ risk?

Which local authorities have been categorised as ‘high’ and ‘very high’ risk?

12 October 2020

The Prime Minister has announced a three-tier approach to coronavirus restrictions in England.


We cannot let Covid-19 ‘rip’, Boris Johnson says

We cannot let Covid-19 ‘rip’, Boris Johnson says

We cannot let Covid-19 ‘rip’, Boris Johnson says

12 October 2020

It comes as global health leaders said the concept of herd immunity is ‘unethical’.


Prime Minister rejects claim self-employed are not being supported

Prime Minister rejects claim self-employed are not being supported

Prime Minister rejects claim self-employed are not being supported

12 October 2020

Campaigners believe as many as three million freelance and self-employed workers have been unable to claim on the Government’s support schemes.


MSP pushes for investigation into ‘false statements’ from FM on Salmond probe

MSP pushes for investigation into ‘false statements’ from FM on Salmond probe

MSP pushes for investigation into ‘false statements’ from FM on Salmond probe

12 October 2020

Alex Cole-Hamilton, of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, wants the remit of the investigation to be extended.


Johnson under pressure as he announces new coronavirus crackdown

Johnson under pressure as he announces new coronavirus crackdown

Johnson under pressure as he announces new coronavirus crackdown

12 October 2020

With more Covid-19 patients in hospital than when the lockdown was declared, Boris Johnson’s handling of the crisis is under intense scrutiny.


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