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Historic coins found by teenage metal detectorists to be sold at auction

Historic coins found by teenage metal detectorists to be sold at auction

Historic coins found by teenage metal detectorists to be sold at auction

20 October 2020

Reece Pickering found a Harold II silver penny in Norfolk and Walter Taylor discovered a Henry I silver penny in Essex.


Covid-19 registered deaths rise a third in a week – ONS

Covid-19 registered deaths rise a third in a week – ONS

Covid-19 registered deaths rise a third in a week – ONS

20 October 2020

Some 438 deaths mentioning ‘novel coronavirus’ were registered in England and Wales in the week ending October 9.


104-year-old charity fundraiser inspired by Sir Tom Moore, is ‘very competitive’

104-year-old charity fundraiser inspired by Sir Tom Moore, is ‘very competitive’

104-year-old charity fundraiser inspired by Sir Tom Moore, is ‘very competitive’

20 October 2020

Ruth Saunders has raised £8,000 so far in her marathon distance walk.


Dying woman ‘unable to choose’ which child should visit her due to pandemic

Dying woman ‘unable to choose’ which child should visit her due to pandemic

Dying woman ‘unable to choose’ which child should visit her due to pandemic

20 October 2020

Nurses said families and dying people were faced with difficult choices about end of life care.


Minister: Parents like to pay ‘modest’ sum to avoid ‘label’ of free school meals

Minister: Parents like to pay ‘modest’ sum to avoid ‘label’ of free school meals

Minister: Parents like to pay ‘modest’ sum to avoid ‘label’ of free school meals

20 October 2020

Business Minister Nadhim Zahawi said billions of pounds are being put into Universal Credit to support struggling households.


Greater Manchester leaders to call for more funding after coronavirus ultimatum

Greater Manchester leaders to call for more funding after coronavirus ultimatum

Greater Manchester leaders to call for more funding after coronavirus ultimatum

20 October 2020

Andy Burnham said he would recommend fellow civic leaders write to the Government ‘setting out what we think a fair figure is’ for financial support.


Council leader issues forthright message over Tier 3 restrictions

Council leader issues forthright message over Tier 3 restrictions

Council leader issues forthright message over Tier 3 restrictions

20 October 2020

Shane Moore, Hartlepool Borough Council leader, said anyone suggesting his town should face the strictest measures will be told to ‘sod off’.


Dettol and Durex owner sees more cleaning and less sex

Dettol and Durex owner sees more cleaning and less sex

Dettol and Durex owner sees more cleaning and less sex

20 October 2020

Consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser continues to see soaring sales in air fresheners and disinfectants but its Durex brand is struggling to grow.


Vaccine race: Test subjects could be exposed to Covid in January

Vaccine race: Test subjects could be exposed to Covid in January

Vaccine race: Test subjects could be exposed to Covid in January

20 October 2020

Volunteers could be purposefully exposed to the new coronavirus in laboratory settings.


Asthma steroids increase risk of osteoporosis – researchers

Asthma steroids increase risk of osteoporosis – researchers

Asthma steroids increase risk of osteoporosis – researchers

20 October 2020

Asthma UK said people with poorly controlled asthma may need to be referred to a specialist.


Parole Board chief calls for public hearings in high-profile cases

Parole Board chief calls for public hearings in high-profile cases

Parole Board chief calls for public hearings in high-profile cases

20 October 2020

Martin Jones said such hearings should be open to the public so ‘justice can be seen to be done’.


Labour to trigger vote on free school meals

Labour to trigger vote on free school meals

Labour to trigger vote on free school meals

20 October 2020

The motion comes after the Government indicated a reluctance to extend the scheme through coming holidays.


Johnson in Covid ultimatum to Greater Manchester

Johnson in Covid ultimatum to Greater Manchester

Johnson in Covid ultimatum to Greater Manchester

19 October 2020

Local leaders told they have until midday on Tuesday to agree to Tier 3 restrictions or face unilateral Government action.


What the papers say – October 20

What the papers say – October 20

What the papers say – October 20

19 October 2020

The continuing debate over anti-Covid measures in England features prominently on the nation’s newspapers.


PM warns business to plan for end of Brexit transition amid EU talks stalemate

PM warns business to plan for end of Brexit transition amid EU talks stalemate

PM warns business to plan for end of Brexit transition amid EU talks stalemate

19 October 2020

Downing Street says there is still no basis to resume trade talks without a ‘fundamental change of approach’ from Brussels.


Greater Manchester faces coronavirus ultimatum

Greater Manchester faces coronavirus ultimatum

Greater Manchester faces coronavirus ultimatum

19 October 2020

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick says local leaders have until midday Tuesday to agree to Tier 3 restrictions.


MPs vote to remove child refugee protections from flagship immigration law

MPs vote to remove child refugee protections from flagship immigration law

MPs vote to remove child refugee protections from flagship immigration law

19 October 2020

The amendment to continue existing arrangements had been successfully moved in the House of Lords by refugee campaigner and Labour peer Lord Dubs.


Quarter of firms to implement changes made during pandemic permanently – survey

Quarter of firms to implement changes made during pandemic permanently – survey

Quarter of firms to implement changes made during pandemic permanently – survey

19 October 2020

New research shows 54% of businesses introduced remote working and 45% adopted social distancing measures.


Ireland to be placed in second lockdown in bid to combat Covid-19

Ireland to be placed in second lockdown in bid to combat Covid-19

Ireland to be placed in second lockdown in bid to combat Covid-19

19 October 2020

The Irish Government agreed on Monday evening to move the entire country to the highest level of restrictions until December.


Family reunited with paramedics who saved their baby after roadside birth

Family reunited with paramedics who saved their baby after roadside birth

Family reunited with paramedics who saved their baby after roadside birth

19 October 2020

Gemma Greensmith said she was ‘relieved beyond belief’ when the ambulance arrived.


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