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Plans to speed up delivery of infrastructure projects announced by Government

Plans to speed up delivery of infrastructure projects announced by Government

Plans to speed up delivery of infrastructure projects announced by Government

20 August 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the £360 million investment in transport projects ‘will help drive our economic recovery from coronavirus’.


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

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

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

20 August 2020

Oldham and Northampton are currently recording the highest seven-day rates for new cases.


Croatia, Austria and Trinidad and Tobago added to UK quarantine list

Croatia, Austria and Trinidad and Tobago added to UK quarantine list

Croatia, Austria and Trinidad and Tobago added to UK quarantine list

20 August 2020

The additions to the UK quarantine list were announced by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.


Number meeting indoors and outdoors in NI slashed to halt spread of coronavirus

Number meeting indoors and outdoors in NI slashed to halt spread of coronavirus

Number meeting indoors and outdoors in NI slashed to halt spread of coronavirus

20 August 2020

Northern Ireland has one of the highest rates of spread in the UK and the most recent reproductive estimate is 1.3.


Co Antrim meat processing plant to close after workers test positive for virus

Co Antrim meat processing plant to close after workers test positive for virus

Co Antrim meat processing plant to close after workers test positive for virus

20 August 2020

Cranswick Country Foods in Cullybackey is set to close temporarily on Saturday evening for a deep clean and to allow more staff members to be tested.


Robotic surgery may improve mouth and throat cancer outcomes – study

Robotic surgery may improve mouth and throat cancer outcomes – study

Robotic surgery may improve mouth and throat cancer outcomes – study

20 August 2020

Researchers say the method is associated with better long-term survival.


Man arrested in probe into threats made against Stormont health minister

Man arrested in probe into threats made against Stormont health minister

Man arrested in probe into threats made against Stormont health minister

20 August 2020

It is understood the arrest comes amid an investigation into comments made on social media.


Pupils will not be allowed to appeal GCSE grades based on teachers’ estimates

Pupils will not be allowed to appeal GCSE grades based on teachers’ estimates

Pupils will not be allowed to appeal GCSE grades based on teachers’ estimates

20 August 2020

School and college heads face ‘anger’ from students and parents over results, education leader says.


Prevalence of depression in England has risen, latest figures show

Prevalence of depression in England has risen, latest figures show

Prevalence of depression in England has risen, latest figures show

20 August 2020

NHS Digital compiled the data from general practices.


Thousands of jobs will vanish without rates reform, says Frasers finance boss

Thousands of jobs will vanish without rates reform, says Frasers finance boss

Thousands of jobs will vanish without rates reform, says Frasers finance boss

20 August 2020

Chris Wootton, chief finance officer of Mike Ashley’s retail vehicle, called on the Government to revalue the property tax to aid the UK high street.


Police given new powers to break up house parties as virus cases soar

Police given new powers to break up house parties as virus cases soar

Police given new powers to break up house parties as virus cases soar

20 August 2020

Councils will also be allowed to shut down firms that fail to comply with coronavirus regulations, Nicola Sturgeon said.


Sturgeon not aware if civil servants ‘told not to be alone with Alex Salmond’

Sturgeon not aware if civil servants ‘told not to be alone with Alex Salmond’

Sturgeon not aware if civil servants ‘told not to be alone with Alex Salmond’

20 August 2020

The First Minister said a committee investigating the handling of complaints against Mr Salmond was ‘entitled’ to take this up.


Thousands of renters ‘at risk of eviction around Christmas’

Thousands of renters ‘at risk of eviction around Christmas’

Thousands of renters ‘at risk of eviction around Christmas’

20 August 2020

The Government’s ban on evictions is due to end on Monday.


Record GCSE grades ‘likely to prompt more students than ever to attend college’

Record GCSE grades ‘likely to prompt more students than ever to attend college’

Record GCSE grades ‘likely to prompt more students than ever to attend college’

20 August 2020

David Hughes, chief executive of the Association of Colleges, said Government support is needed to ensure they can meet demand.


Treasured post-war gardens and other sites listed for protection

Treasured post-war gardens and other sites listed for protection

Treasured post-war gardens and other sites listed for protection

20 August 2020

A London housing estate, the slide in a children’s playground and a memorial to US president John F Kennedy are among the wide-ranging listings.


eBay sellers list iPhones with Fortnite for thousands amid developer row

eBay sellers list iPhones with Fortnite for thousands amid developer row

eBay sellers list iPhones with Fortnite for thousands amid developer row

20 August 2020

The game was pulled from Apple and Google’s app stores last week due to a dispute about developer fees.


2019 saw record levels of annual loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet – study

2019 saw record levels of annual loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet – study

2019 saw record levels of annual loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet – study

20 August 2020

Researchers detected unusually low melt in 2017 and 2018, followed by record-high melt in 2019.


‘Adorable’ dwarf kitten gets new home

‘Adorable’ dwarf kitten gets new home

‘Adorable’ dwarf kitten gets new home

20 August 2020

Mowzer was born to a feral cat on a farm near Penzance and has a rare condition causing dwarfism in her legs.


HMS Westminster returns home after 110-day pandemic mission

HMS Westminster returns home after 110-day pandemic mission

HMS Westminster returns home after 110-day pandemic mission

20 August 2020

HMS Westminster clocked up 17,500 nautical miles on operations in and around UK waters as they ‘jealously guarded’ their infection-free status.


Man jailed for life for murder of young athlete over ‘funny look’

Man jailed for life for murder of young athlete over ‘funny look’

Man jailed for life for murder of young athlete over ‘funny look’

20 August 2020

Tashan Daniel, 20, had been on his way to watch Arsenal at the Emirates when he was killed last September.


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