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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.


Duchess of Sussex discusses how internet can ‘propel’ trolling

Duchess of Sussex discusses how internet can ‘propel’ trolling

Duchess of Sussex discusses how internet can ‘propel’ trolling

20 August 2020

Meghan spoke with young people online to discuss how internet communities can be used for good.


Sport stadiums and music venues to return in Scotland from September – Sturgeon

Sport stadiums and music venues to return in Scotland from September – Sturgeon

Sport stadiums and music venues to return in Scotland from September – Sturgeon

20 August 2020

The First Minister gave the three-week review of lockdown restrictions to MSPs in the Scottish Parliament on Thursday.


Raab ‘deeply concerned’ about reports Putin critic has been poisoned

Raab ‘deeply concerned’ about reports Putin critic has been poisoned

Raab ‘deeply concerned’ about reports Putin critic has been poisoned

20 August 2020

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said his thoughts were with the family and friends of Alexei Navalny.


Councils urged to provide care for lone migrant children

Councils urged to provide care for lone migrant children

Councils urged to provide care for lone migrant children

20 August 2020

The Government has issued the plea to local authorities after a surge in the numbers of people crossing the Channel to Britain.


Protests held over easyJet base closures

Protests held over easyJet base closures

Protests held over easyJet base closures

20 August 2020

Unite has urged the Government to support workers in civil air transport.


Travellers urged to ‘keep tabs’ on quarantine list amid speculation over Croatia

Travellers urged to ‘keep tabs’ on quarantine list amid speculation over Croatia

Travellers urged to ‘keep tabs’ on quarantine list amid speculation over Croatia

20 August 2020

The Department for Transport said changes to the safe travel corridors list could be announced this week.


Probe into death of woman trapped under boat on river

Probe into death of woman trapped under boat on river

Probe into death of woman trapped under boat on river

20 August 2020

Norfolk Police said a woman in her 30s from London was pronounced dead in Great Yarmouth on Wednesday.


Arena bomber ‘should never see outside of a jail cell again’

Arena bomber ‘should never see outside of a jail cell again’

Arena bomber ‘should never see outside of a jail cell again’

20 August 2020

Hashem Abedi could not be given a whole life jail sentence because he was aged under 21 at the time of the atrocity in May 2017.


Wetherspoons customer uses Eat Out To Help Out scheme to help feed homeless

Wetherspoons customer uses Eat Out To Help Out scheme to help feed homeless

Wetherspoons customer uses Eat Out To Help Out scheme to help feed homeless

20 August 2020

Dominic Dietrich used the current discounts available from the scheme to feed several homeless people in Manchester.


Bomb plotter ‘may never be freed’ as judge hands him record 55-year jail term

Bomb plotter ‘may never be freed’ as judge hands him record 55-year jail term

Bomb plotter ‘may never be freed’ as judge hands him record 55-year jail term

20 August 2020

The judge was prevented from sentencing Hashem Abedi to a whole-life tariff – meaning he will die in prison – because he was under 21 at the time.


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