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Ministers ‘still have questions to answer despite Ofqual chief’s resignation’

Ministers ‘still have questions to answer despite Ofqual chief’s resignation’

Ministers ‘still have questions to answer despite Ofqual chief’s resignation’

25 August 2020

Sally Collier will be replaced by her predecessor Dame Glenys Stacey, the exams regulator said.


Woman in Nottingham was first to contract coronavirus in UK, researchers believe

Woman in Nottingham was first to contract coronavirus in UK, researchers believe

Woman in Nottingham was first to contract coronavirus in UK, researchers believe

25 August 2020

The 75-year-old, who died after falling ill, provided a sample on February 21 which later tested positive.


Potential ‘surge’ in asthma attacks when schools return – charity

Potential ‘surge’ in asthma attacks when schools return – charity

Potential ‘surge’ in asthma attacks when schools return – charity

25 August 2020

Asthma UK has called on parents to prepare children with asthma for the school return.


Johnson dismisses rumours he will quit due to ill health as absolute nonsense

Johnson dismisses rumours he will quit due to ill health as absolute nonsense

Johnson dismisses rumours he will quit due to ill health as absolute nonsense

25 August 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was seriously ill with coronavirus in April, said he was feeling better.


What are the rules on face coverings in UK schools?

What are the rules on face coverings in UK schools?

What are the rules on face coverings in UK schools?

25 August 2020

The Department for Education has announced that pupils in some English secondary schools will be required to wear masks.


Highest ever gusts of wind recorded in August as Storm Francis lashes UK

Highest ever gusts of wind recorded in August as Storm Francis lashes UK

Highest ever gusts of wind recorded in August as Storm Francis lashes UK

25 August 2020

An amber weather warning is in place until Tuesday night.


Virgin Atlantic reaches ‘significant milestone’ in securing future

Virgin Atlantic reaches ‘significant milestone’ in securing future

Virgin Atlantic reaches ‘significant milestone’ in securing future

25 August 2020

A vote by creditors was a key part of a court-sanctioned process being used by the airline to implement the deal.


If he can’t wear one he’s not going back: Parents join row over masks at schools

If he can’t wear one he’s not going back: Parents join row over masks at schools

If he can’t wear one he’s not going back: Parents join row over masks at schools

25 August 2020

Debra Kidd says her son Sam, 13, has been told he will have to remove his mask at school.


Rail services to be increased from September 7

Rail services to be increased from September 7

Rail services to be increased from September 7

25 August 2020

Services across Britain will be increased to around 90% of pre-coronavirus pandemic levels, the Rail Delivery Group said.


Advisory groups set up to help inform UK post-Brexit trade talks

Advisory groups set up to help inform UK post-Brexit trade talks

Advisory groups set up to help inform UK post-Brexit trade talks

25 August 2020

International Development Secretary Liz Truss said it is about bringing business closer to the negotiating table.


Five patients on NI cancer ward test positive for Covid-19

Five patients on NI cancer ward test positive for Covid-19

Five patients on NI cancer ward test positive for Covid-19

25 August 2020

It is the second cluster of infections at Craigavon Area Hospital in Co Armagh.


EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan publishes report on Ireland trip

EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan publishes report on Ireland trip

EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan publishes report on Ireland trip

25 August 2020

He provided the details to European Commission boss Ursula von der Leyen.


Town ‘like a disaster zone’ after river bursts its banks in NI

Town ‘like a disaster zone’ after river bursts its banks in NI

Town ‘like a disaster zone’ after river bursts its banks in NI

25 August 2020

A resident said the sea looked ‘angry’ as public representatives said the area in Co Down looked like a disaster zone.


More than 64 million meals claimed through Eat Out to Help Out scheme

More than 64 million meals claimed through Eat Out to Help Out scheme

More than 64 million meals claimed through Eat Out to Help Out scheme

25 August 2020

The Treasury said this represents a continued ‘upward trend’ in dining, after 10.5 million meals were claimed in the scheme’s first week.


Network Rail launches two task forces after Stonehaven crash

Network Rail launches two task forces after Stonehaven crash

Network Rail launches two task forces after Stonehaven crash

25 August 2020

They will consider the impact of heavy rainfall on the railway and the management of cuttings and embankments.


Johnson hints at U-turn amid reports of change in school face covering advice

Johnson hints at U-turn amid reports of change in school face covering advice

Johnson hints at U-turn amid reports of change in school face covering advice

25 August 2020

It follows growing pressure on ministers to review the guidance from teaching unions.


Ofqual chief Sally Collier quits after exam results U-turn

Ofqual chief Sally Collier quits after exam results U-turn

Ofqual chief Sally Collier quits after exam results U-turn

25 August 2020

Her predecessor Dame Glenys Stacey will be acting chief regulator until December.


Job losses: Major cuts since the start of the pandemic

Job losses: Major cuts since the start of the pandemic

Job losses: Major cuts since the start of the pandemic

25 August 2020

Tens of thousands of redundancies have been announced at big UK employers.


Inactivity grows among Britons – study

Inactivity grows among Britons – study

Inactivity grows among Britons – study

25 August 2020

Sedentary behaviours are on the rise, especially for men, figures show.


Cambridge coronavirus vaccine candidate trials could begin in the autumn

Cambridge coronavirus vaccine candidate trials could begin in the autumn

Cambridge coronavirus vaccine candidate trials could begin in the autumn

25 August 2020

The research has been given a £1.9 million funding boost from Innovate UK.


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