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No-deal Brexit would wipe 2% off coronavirus-hit UK economy in 2021 – OBR

No-deal Brexit would wipe 2% off coronavirus-hit UK economy in 2021 – OBR

No-deal Brexit would wipe 2% off coronavirus-hit UK economy in 2021 – OBR

25 November 2020

The Office for Budget Responsibility has published its forecasts to coincide with the Spending Review.


Boris Johnson faces Tory backlash over plans to slash foreign aid budget

Boris Johnson faces Tory backlash over plans to slash foreign aid budget

Boris Johnson faces Tory backlash over plans to slash foreign aid budget

25 November 2020

The 0.7% target is written into law and the Prime Minister’s 2019 election manifesto promised to keep it.


Candle-lit vigil to be held for fishermen lost in sea tragedy

Candle-lit vigil to be held for fishermen lost in sea tragedy

Candle-lit vigil to be held for fishermen lost in sea tragedy

25 November 2020

The body of one fisherman was pulled from the water on Monday night while another man is still missing.


Sunak cuts aid and squeezes public sector wages in face of ‘economic emergency’

Sunak cuts aid and squeezes public sector wages in face of ‘economic emergency’

Sunak cuts aid and squeezes public sector wages in face of ‘economic emergency’

25 November 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak laid bare the damage done to the nation’s finances by the coronavirus crisis.


Extra funding for NHS to help tackle backlog welcomed

Extra funding for NHS to help tackle backlog welcomed

Extra funding for NHS to help tackle backlog welcomed

25 November 2020

However some campaigners said more cash is needed to boost the contact tracing system.


Lottery winners team up to deliver Christmas hampers to carers

Lottery winners team up to deliver Christmas hampers to carers

Lottery winners team up to deliver Christmas hampers to carers

25 November 2020

The group created more than 100 luxury hampers for carers at Age Concern Central Lancashire.


Illegal rave organiser faces £10,000 fine as police halt party ‘in full swing’

Illegal rave organiser faces £10,000 fine as police halt party ‘in full swing’

Illegal rave organiser faces £10,000 fine as police halt party ‘in full swing’

25 November 2020

Police said it was the ‘most brazen breach’ of restrictions seen in the area.


‘It’s PMQs not leader of the opposition questions’- Speaker tells off Johnson

‘It’s PMQs not leader of the opposition questions’- Speaker tells off Johnson

‘It’s PMQs not leader of the opposition questions’- Speaker tells off Johnson

25 November 2020

Sir Lindsay Hoyle took issue with the Prime Minister after he asked the Labour leader about Jeremy Corbyn’s membership of the party.


Inflation shake-up ‘kicked down the road’ to 2030

Inflation shake-up ‘kicked down the road’ to 2030

Inflation shake-up ‘kicked down the road’ to 2030

25 November 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak told the UK Statistics Authority he did not give his consent to proposals before the final index-linked gilt matures in 2030.


Extra £2.1bn to keep train services running

Extra £2.1bn to keep train services running

Extra £2.1bn to keep train services running

25 November 2020

The Government took over rail franchise agreements from private train companies in March, following the collapse in demand for travel.


Charity urges support for ‘forgotten party’ of dads and partners in miscarriages

Charity urges support for ‘forgotten party’ of dads and partners in miscarriages

Charity urges support for ‘forgotten party’ of dads and partners in miscarriages

25 November 2020

The Duchess of Sussex described watching her husband’s ‘heart break as he tried to hold the shattered pieces of mine’.


‘Shameful and wrong’ to cut foreign aid budget, says Archbishop

‘Shameful and wrong’ to cut foreign aid budget, says Archbishop

‘Shameful and wrong’ to cut foreign aid budget, says Archbishop

25 November 2020

The Government is facing intense criticism of the decision to cut foreign aid spending to 0.5% of gross national income.


Extra £254 million to tackle scourge of rough sleeping

Extra £254 million to tackle scourge of rough sleeping

Extra £254 million to tackle scourge of rough sleeping

25 November 2020

Homeless Link welcomed the measures but said they did not go far enough.


Duchess of Sussex tells of ‘shattered’ heart after miscarriage

Duchess of Sussex tells of ‘shattered’ heart after miscarriage

Duchess of Sussex tells of ‘shattered’ heart after miscarriage

25 November 2020

The charity Tommy’s has paid tribute to Meghan for speaking publicly about the issue.


New research will have implications for global wheat production – experts

New research will have implications for global wheat production – experts

New research will have implications for global wheat production – experts

25 November 2020

UK researchers worked with an international team to create a most comprehensive atlas of wheat genome sequences.


Politicians and spiritual leader among Elphicke character referees, court told

Politicians and spiritual leader among Elphicke character referees, court told

Politicians and spiritual leader among Elphicke character referees, court told

25 November 2020

Former MP Charlie Elphicke was jailed for two years for sexually assaulting two women.


Researchers will use zebrafish to help identify genes that cause scarring

Researchers will use zebrafish to help identify genes that cause scarring

Researchers will use zebrafish to help identify genes that cause scarring

25 November 2020

It is estimated that 20 million people in the UK have a scar.


How can I see my family safely this Christmas?

How can I see my family safely this Christmas?

How can I see my family safely this Christmas?

25 November 2020

While people have been warned that Covid-19 will not disappear at Christmas, there are steps people can take to reduce their risk.


Councils will have access to extra £1bn for social care next year

Councils will have access to extra £1bn for social care next year

Councils will have access to extra £1bn for social care next year

25 November 2020

Authorities will be able to access a £300 million social care grant and have the option to levy a 3% adult social care precept.


Apology and reparation needed after abuse report, Archbishop Justin Welby says

Apology and reparation needed after abuse report, Archbishop Justin Welby says

Apology and reparation needed after abuse report, Archbishop Justin Welby says

25 November 2020

A report by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse said the Church put its own reputation above the safety of children and young people.


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