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Which areas are the latest to face stricter Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions?

Which areas are the latest to face stricter Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions?

Which areas are the latest to face stricter Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions?

15 October 2020

Here is a list of the boroughs being moved into Tier 2 restrictions.


‘Well-behaved’ baby okapi explores paddock at London Zoo for first time

‘Well-behaved’ baby okapi explores paddock at London Zoo for first time

‘Well-behaved’ baby okapi explores paddock at London Zoo for first time

15 October 2020

A three-week-old okapi at London Zoo has taken her first steps out of the private stable where she was born.


Half of population now in highest risk categories of England Covid alert system

Half of population now in highest risk categories of England Covid alert system

Half of population now in highest risk categories of England Covid alert system

15 October 2020

But what is the difference between Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3?


Queen without mask for first public engagement outside residence since March

Queen without mask for first public engagement outside residence since March

Queen without mask for first public engagement outside residence since March

15 October 2020

The monarch was joined by her grandson the Duke of Cambridge at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory near Salisbury.


Chinese Covid-19 vaccine candidate safe, early results suggest

Chinese Covid-19 vaccine candidate safe, early results suggest

Chinese Covid-19 vaccine candidate safe, early results suggest

15 October 2020

Researchers said those aged 60 and over were slower to respond to the BBIBP-CorV vaccine.


Motorists back tougher sentences for killer drivers

Motorists back tougher sentences for killer drivers

Motorists back tougher sentences for killer drivers

15 October 2020

An RAC poll of 2,800 drivers indicated that 40% believe courts should be able to hand down life sentences for causing death by dangerous driving.


Public told to avoid this year’s Cenotaph Remembrance service due to Covid fears

Public told to avoid this year’s Cenotaph Remembrance service due to Covid fears

Public told to avoid this year’s Cenotaph Remembrance service due to Covid fears

15 October 2020

A limited number of people – including armed forces veterans and royals – will be permitted to attend.


Hancock confirms tougher restrictions for London and other parts of England

Hancock confirms tougher restrictions for London and other parts of England

Hancock confirms tougher restrictions for London and other parts of England

15 October 2020

But a row between local leaders and Whitehall means Greater Manchester has not yet seen the harshest level of restrictions imposed.


NHS Test and Trace records worst weekly performance

NHS Test and Trace records worst weekly performance

NHS Test and Trace records worst weekly performance

15 October 2020

Some 89,874 new people tested positive for Covid-19 in England in the week to October 7.


Scientists develop test for Covid-19 that can identify virus in five minutes

Scientists develop test for Covid-19 that can identify virus in five minutes

Scientists develop test for Covid-19 that can identify virus in five minutes

15 October 2020

The test can differentiate Sars-CoV-2, the virus responsible for Covid-19, from negative clinical samples.


Labour MP offers to resign from front bench over ‘spy cops’ Bill

Labour MP offers to resign from front bench over ‘spy cops’ Bill

Labour MP offers to resign from front bench over ‘spy cops’ Bill

15 October 2020

Dan Carden said the legislation sets ‘dangerous new precedents’ on the rule of law and civil liberties.


HMS Queen Elizabeth returns to port after leading carrier strike group exercises

HMS Queen Elizabeth returns to port after leading carrier strike group exercises

HMS Queen Elizabeth returns to port after leading carrier strike group exercises

15 October 2020

Hundreds of well-wishers lined the harbour walls as the warship arrived back at Portsmouth Naval Base.


Jacob Rees-Mogg faces backlash over insistence MPs must attend Parliament

Jacob Rees-Mogg faces backlash over insistence MPs must attend Parliament

Jacob Rees-Mogg faces backlash over insistence MPs must attend Parliament

15 October 2020

The Commons Leader insisted the parliamentary estate has been made ‘Covid-safe’.


Jacob Rees-Mogg condemns Welsh First Minister’s ‘unconstitutional’ border plan

Jacob Rees-Mogg condemns Welsh First Minister’s ‘unconstitutional’ border plan

Jacob Rees-Mogg condemns Welsh First Minister’s ‘unconstitutional’ border plan

15 October 2020

Labour’s Mark Drakeford is calling for measures at the border between England and Wales to help reduce the spread of Covid-19.


Millions of isolated older people facing ‘potential public health emergency’

Millions of isolated older people facing ‘potential public health emergency’

Millions of isolated older people facing ‘potential public health emergency’

15 October 2020

Older people have been left frightened, depressed and alone as they struggle to cope during the coronavirus pandemic, Age UK said.


Police can use number plate recognition to enforce Welsh travel ban – Drakeford

Police can use number plate recognition to enforce Welsh travel ban – Drakeford

Police can use number plate recognition to enforce Welsh travel ban – Drakeford

15 October 2020

The First Minister added that issuing fines to people who breach the rules will be ‘the last resort, not the first resort’.


Keyless car technology fuels rise in car theft

Keyless car technology fuels rise in car theft

Keyless car technology fuels rise in car theft

15 October 2020

Recent data shows that theft claims have increased by 20% in each of the last four years.


London to move into Tier 2 as political row engulfs Manchester restriction talks

London to move into Tier 2 as political row engulfs Manchester restriction talks

London to move into Tier 2 as political row engulfs Manchester restriction talks

15 October 2020

Ministers are holding a series of talks with MPs from the regions affected by the changes ahead of Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s statement to MPs.


Ofcom opens probe into BT’s compliance with universal service obligations

Ofcom opens probe into BT’s compliance with universal service obligations

Ofcom opens probe into BT’s compliance with universal service obligations

15 October 2020

The regulator said it is concerned that the operator may provide higher connection quotes than necessary to some customers.


Queen visits Porton Down on first public engagement outside of royal residence

Queen visits Porton Down on first public engagement outside of royal residence

Queen visits Porton Down on first public engagement outside of royal residence

15 October 2020

The head of state – joined by her grandson the Duke of Cambridge – visited the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory near Salisbury.


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