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Medical drone delivery service receives UK Space Agency backing

Medical drone delivery service receives UK Space Agency backing

Medical drone delivery service receives UK Space Agency backing

16 October 2020

Using the drones to help in the Covid-19 response will avoid courier call-out waiting times, free up NHS staff and cut unnecessary physical contact.


Fifth of working parents report unfair treatment during pandemic, charity warns

Fifth of working parents report unfair treatment during pandemic, charity warns

Fifth of working parents report unfair treatment during pandemic, charity warns

16 October 2020

Working Families says its poll underpins its call for caring responsibilities to be covered in the Equality Act.


Covid-19 cases continue to increase rapidly – ONS

Covid-19 cases continue to increase rapidly – ONS

Covid-19 cases continue to increase rapidly – ONS

16 October 2020

The Office for National Statistics said there was an estimated average of 27,900 new cases per day of Covid-19 between October 2 and 8.


Boris Johnson: Britain should prepare for final no-deal break with Brussels

Boris Johnson: Britain should prepare for final no-deal break with Brussels

Boris Johnson: Britain should prepare for final no-deal break with Brussels

16 October 2020

The Prime Minister said unless there is a ‘fundamental change of approach’ from the EU, the UK will move to an Australia-style relationship.


EU ‘very much up for a deal’ with the UK – Taoiseach

EU ‘very much up for a deal’ with the UK – Taoiseach

EU ‘very much up for a deal’ with the UK – Taoiseach

16 October 2020

Micheal Martin said comments by Boris Johnson relating to the possibility of a no-deal scenario were ‘not his read of the situation’.


Wales brings in travel ban for UK virus hotspots

Wales brings in travel ban for UK virus hotspots

Wales brings in travel ban for UK virus hotspots

16 October 2020

It will immediately prevent travel from areas in England in tiers two and three, the central belt of Scotland, and the whole of Northern Ireland.


Pret a Manger to axe 400 more jobs and shut six shops

Pret a Manger to axe 400 more jobs and shut six shops

Pret a Manger to axe 400 more jobs and shut six shops

16 October 2020

It comes just two months after the coffee and sandwich chain cut 2,800 roles as part of a restructuring in which it closed 30 sites.


Toughest coronavirus restrictions to be introduced in Lancashire

Toughest coronavirus restrictions to be introduced in Lancashire

Toughest coronavirus restrictions to be introduced in Lancashire

16 October 2020

Casinos, bingo halls, bookmakers, betting shops, soft play areas and adult gaming centres will be forced to close, and car boot sales will be banned.


Study finds technique for calculating impact of rain on mountains

Study finds technique for calculating impact of rain on mountains

Study finds technique for calculating impact of rain on mountains

16 October 2020

Researchers say the findings pave the way for forecasting the possible impact of climate change on landscapes and, in turn, human life.


Ban children from getting Botox and cosmetic fillers, MP urges

Ban children from getting Botox and cosmetic fillers, MP urges

Ban children from getting Botox and cosmetic fillers, MP urges

16 October 2020

Tory Laura Trott wants to bring the procedures in line with other body modification techniques like tattooing by banning them for under-18s.


Six-year-old boy to walk 30 miles for charity wearing RAF flying suit

Six-year-old boy to walk 30 miles for charity wearing RAF flying suit

Six-year-old boy to walk 30 miles for charity wearing RAF flying suit

16 October 2020

Jacob Newson from Leeds has so far raised more than £17,000 for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.


British Airways fined £20m over data hack

British Airways fined £20m over data hack

British Airways fined £20m over data hack

16 October 2020

Investigators found that the airline should have identified the security weaknesses which enabled the attack to take place.


Burnham trying to hold Government ‘over a barrel’ by resisting Tier 3 – Raab

Burnham trying to hold Government ‘over a barrel’ by resisting Tier 3 – Raab

Burnham trying to hold Government ‘over a barrel’ by resisting Tier 3 – Raab

16 October 2020

A furious political row between local politicians and Westminster has so far prevented Greater Manchester being moved into Tier 3.


Raab accuses Russia of ‘shabby’ disinformation over coronavirus vaccine

Raab accuses Russia of ‘shabby’ disinformation over coronavirus vaccine

Raab accuses Russia of ‘shabby’ disinformation over coronavirus vaccine

16 October 2020

The Foreign Secretary said a reported attempt by Moscow to discredit a vaccine being developed in the UK is ‘utterly deplorable’.


Grandmother performs TikTok dance to send social distancing message to teenagers

Grandmother performs TikTok dance to send social distancing message to teenagers

Grandmother performs TikTok dance to send social distancing message to teenagers

16 October 2020

Margaret Hansard, 78, said she is staging a “nantervention” to keep her grandchildren and other youngsters safe.


More cost-cutting at John Lewis as company eyes £300m annual savings

More cost-cutting at John Lewis as company eyes £300m annual savings

More cost-cutting at John Lewis as company eyes £300m annual savings

16 October 2020

The John Lewis Partnership said it has set a target for its profits to reach £200m in the next two years and £400m by 2025.


Instagram to tackle ‘hidden advertising’ after competition watchdog probe

Instagram to tackle ‘hidden advertising’ after competition watchdog probe

Instagram to tackle ‘hidden advertising’ after competition watchdog probe

16 October 2020

The social media site will launch a crackdown on influencer posts promoting products and services which are not properly labelled as advertising.


Thousands call for new Brexit ‘lorry park’ to be named after Nigel Farage

Thousands call for new Brexit ‘lorry park’ to be named after Nigel Farage

Thousands call for new Brexit ‘lorry park’ to be named after Nigel Farage

16 October 2020

The Government refers to it as an ‘inland border facility’, while the online campaign prefers to describe it as a ‘diesel-soaked Valhalla’.


Serco says profits set to soar after Test and Trace contract extension

Serco says profits set to soar after Test and Trace contract extension

Serco says profits set to soar after Test and Trace contract extension

16 October 2020

The outsourcing giant said it is considering whether to hand out the extra profits to shareholders.


Daily coronavirus deaths could hit 240-690 in just over a week, scientists warn

Daily coronavirus deaths could hit 240-690 in just over a week, scientists warn

Daily coronavirus deaths could hit 240-690 in just over a week, scientists warn

16 October 2020

The Medical Research Council biostatistics unit at Cambridge University has published modelling which is fed to Government scientific advisers.


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