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Performing arts sector ‘shaken’ by new Covid rules

Performing arts sector ‘shaken’ by new Covid rules

Performing arts sector ‘shaken’ by new Covid rules

23 November 2020

Venues will have to close in the top tier of restrictions.


Prime Minister warns families to make ‘careful judgment’ over Christmas plans

Prime Minister warns families to make ‘careful judgment’ over Christmas plans

Prime Minister warns families to make ‘careful judgment’ over Christmas plans

23 November 2020

Boris Johnson said the devolved administrations are working on a ‘special time-limited Christmas dispensation’.


Key points from Boris Johnson’s coronavirus winter plan

Key points from Boris Johnson’s coronavirus winter plan

Key points from Boris Johnson’s coronavirus winter plan

23 November 2020

Here’s what the new restrictions mean for gyms, shops, weddings and live sport.


Concerns over pupils being repeatedly sent home for Covid-related reasons

Concerns over pupils being repeatedly sent home for Covid-related reasons

Concerns over pupils being repeatedly sent home for Covid-related reasons

23 November 2020

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson acknowledged ‘some inconsistencies’ exist in how schools approach the issue.


‘Have you pressed the button?’ – audio of PM lost in virtual Commons statement

‘Have you pressed the button?’ – audio of PM lost in virtual Commons statement

‘Have you pressed the button?’ – audio of PM lost in virtual Commons statement

23 November 2020

Health Secretary Matt Hancock had to fill in after contact between the Commons and Downing Street failed.


Trial to ‘test close contacts every day for a week’

Trial to ‘test close contacts every day for a week’

Trial to ‘test close contacts every day for a week’

23 November 2020

If the pilot is successful then it could see an end to the concept of automatic self-isolation.


Husband’s fight over care home visits could affect thousands, judge told

Husband’s fight over care home visits could affect thousands, judge told

Husband’s fight over care home visits could affect thousands, judge told

23 November 2020

John Davies says his wife Michelle should not be subject to a blanket visiting policy.


Pioneering Scottish mountaineer Hamish MacInnes dies, aged 90

Pioneering Scottish mountaineer Hamish MacInnes dies, aged 90

Pioneering Scottish mountaineer Hamish MacInnes dies, aged 90

23 November 2020

The climber created new routes along Glencoe, is credited with developing modern mountain rescue and featured in a film of his life last year.


Santa Claus decorates Stirling safari park Christmas tree with help of a crane

Santa Claus decorates Stirling safari park Christmas tree with help of a crane

Santa Claus decorates Stirling safari park Christmas tree with help of a crane

23 November 2020

One of the largest Christmas trees in Scotland has been decorated ahead of the festive season.


Target Covid spending waste not public sector pay, Dodds urges Chancellor

Target Covid spending waste not public sector pay, Dodds urges Chancellor

Target Covid spending waste not public sector pay, Dodds urges Chancellor

23 November 2020

Rishi Sunak is due to announce the details of his spending review on Wednesday amid suggestions he could freeze public sector wages.


Passengers will be able to end quarantine with negative test after five days

Passengers will be able to end quarantine with negative test after five days

Passengers will be able to end quarantine with negative test after five days

23 November 2020

The travel industry welcomed the announcement but described it as ‘long overdue’.


Johnson sets out details of tougher tiers to replace England’s lockdown

Johnson sets out details of tougher tiers to replace England’s lockdown

Johnson sets out details of tougher tiers to replace England’s lockdown

23 November 2020

Boris Johnson’s new plan came as the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine showed promising results.


Countryfile launches initiative to plant 750,000 trees

Countryfile launches initiative to plant 750,000 trees

Countryfile launches initiative to plant 750,000 trees

23 November 2020

The projected has been named Plant Britain.


Huawei ban from UK networks to be cemented with new Bill

Huawei ban from UK networks to be cemented with new Bill

Huawei ban from UK networks to be cemented with new Bill

23 November 2020

The Telecommunications (Security) Bill would enshrine the Government’s ban on Huawei and other high-risk vendors in UK telecoms into law.


UK dependence on foreign satellites ‘risks threat of economic blackout’

UK dependence on foreign satellites ‘risks threat of economic blackout’

UK dependence on foreign satellites ‘risks threat of economic blackout’

23 November 2020

A report by UKspace to be published next week will express fears over civilian dependency on foreign satellite assets.


Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in Wales

Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in Wales

Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in Wales

23 November 2020

Rates have risen in 14 of the 22 local authority areas.


Johnson voices opposition to pay rise for MPs

Johnson voices opposition to pay rise for MPs

Johnson voices opposition to pay rise for MPs

23 November 2020

The Prime Minister’s official spokesman says he does not believe the increase should go ahead ‘in the current circumstances’.


Outline of a Brexit deal can be done this week, Irish premier says

Outline of a Brexit deal can be done this week, Irish premier says

Outline of a Brexit deal can be done this week, Irish premier says

23 November 2020

Micheal Martin talked up the prospect of securing a deal after a positive briefing from European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.


UK to receive 19 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine ‘by end of the year’

UK to receive 19 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine ‘by end of the year’

UK to receive 19 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine ‘by end of the year’

23 November 2020

Tom Keith-Roach, president of AstraZeneca UK, said he was ‘thrilled beyond words’ by the new vaccine trial data.


How does the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine compare with others?

How does the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine compare with others?

How does the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine compare with others?

23 November 2020

The vaccine being developed by the University of Oxford is up to 90% effective in preventing coronavirus, according to early data.


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