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Scottish Finance Secretary seeks clarity on £700m extra funding for Holyrood

Scottish Finance Secretary seeks clarity on £700m extra funding for Holyrood

Scottish Finance Secretary seeks clarity on £700m extra funding for Holyrood

09 October 2020

Kate Forbes also welcomed an extension of the furlough scheme.


Queen recognises work of senior aide

Queen recognises work of senior aide

Queen recognises work of senior aide

09 October 2020

Awards under the Royal Victorian Order are in the Queen’s gift and are bestowed independently of Downing Street.


Police restraint of mentally ill man contributed to death, inquest jury finds

Police restraint of mentally ill man contributed to death, inquest jury finds

Police restraint of mentally ill man contributed to death, inquest jury finds

09 October 2020

Kevin Clarke told officers ‘I’m going to die’ as he was placed in handcuffs.


UK’s Covid-19 case rate is third highest of major European nations

UK’s Covid-19 case rate is third highest of major European nations

UK’s Covid-19 case rate is third highest of major European nations

09 October 2020

Some 153 coronavirus cases per 100,000 people have been recorded in the UK over the past seven days.


Head teachers call on Government to cancel Sats exams in 2021 amid Covid-19

Head teachers call on Government to cancel Sats exams in 2021 amid Covid-19

Head teachers call on Government to cancel Sats exams in 2021 amid Covid-19

09 October 2020

Holding statutory tests during this academic year would be ‘nonsensical’, school leaders heard.


Herd immunity letter signed by fake experts including ‘Dr Johnny Bananas’

Herd immunity letter signed by fake experts including ‘Dr Johnny Bananas’

Herd immunity letter signed by fake experts including ‘Dr Johnny Bananas’

09 October 2020

The Great Barrington declaration hit headlines this week calling for an easing of lockdown.


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

09 October 2020

The rate in Nottingham has now climbed above 750 cases per 100,000 people.


Jobs Support Scheme expansion: How will it affect me?

Jobs Support Scheme expansion: How will it affect me?

Jobs Support Scheme expansion: How will it affect me?

09 October 2020

The Government has announced measures to bolster the Jobs Support Scheme.


Woman, 90, honoured for fundraising ‘mountain climb’ on stairs

Woman, 90, honoured for fundraising ‘mountain climb’ on stairs

Woman, 90, honoured for fundraising ‘mountain climb’ on stairs

09 October 2020

Margaret Payne has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charities by climbing the equivalent of a 2,398ft mountain at home.


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

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

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

09 October 2020

Glasgow continues to record the highest rate, followed by South and North Lanarkshire.


Coronavirus crisis ‘becoming graver by the hour’

Coronavirus crisis ‘becoming graver by the hour’

Coronavirus crisis ‘becoming graver by the hour’

09 October 2020

Some 1,080 cases were notified by Northern Ireland’s Department of Health in its daily update on Friday.


Honours system branded ‘elitist’ over lack of diversity

Honours system branded ‘elitist’ over lack of diversity

Honours system branded ‘elitist’ over lack of diversity

09 October 2020

Campaigners are also calling for the word ’empire’ to be dropped from the honours.


RNLI ‘fundraising phenomenon’ given royal honour

RNLI ‘fundraising phenomenon’ given royal honour

RNLI ‘fundraising phenomenon’ given royal honour

09 October 2020

Audrey Wood has raised more than £235,000 for lifeboat stations across the north east of Scotland following the death of her son in 2009.


Council worker honoured for helping homeless people into safe accommodation

Council worker honoured for helping homeless people into safe accommodation

Council worker honoured for helping homeless people into safe accommodation

09 October 2020

Ajitha Sajeev, street population manager at Newham Council, said she is proud and deeply humbled to be recognised.


Injured woman receives £800,000 compensation to buy suitable home

Injured woman receives £800,000 compensation to buy suitable home

Injured woman receives £800,000 compensation to buy suitable home

09 October 2020

Charlotte Swift lost part of her leg after a motorway crash in 2013.


Welsh First Minister responds after Trump retweets criticism of lockdown plans

Welsh First Minister responds after Trump retweets criticism of lockdown plans

Welsh First Minister responds after Trump retweets criticism of lockdown plans

09 October 2020

First Minister Mark Drakeford was asked to comment on Donald Trump’s retweet of a post by a Fox News presenter regarding lockdowns in Wales.


Stained glass artist’s ‘surprise’ at MBE honour

Stained glass artist’s ‘surprise’ at MBE honour

Stained glass artist’s ‘surprise’ at MBE honour

09 October 2020

Stephen Clare, from Wells, Somerset, is regarded as one of the world’s leading stained glass craftsmen.


Second pub lockdown leaves staff ‘absolutely broken’

Second pub lockdown leaves staff ‘absolutely broken’

Second pub lockdown leaves staff ‘absolutely broken’

09 October 2020

Karina Bowlby, who owns The Fat Pheasant near Edinburgh, says the hospitality industry has been ‘made a bit of a scapegoat’.


Scientists at Public Health Wales honoured for efforts during Covid-19 crisis

Scientists at Public Health Wales honoured for efforts during Covid-19 crisis

Scientists at Public Health Wales honoured for efforts during Covid-19 crisis

09 October 2020

The laboratory in Cardiff was the second in the UK to be able to test for coronavirus.


Headteacher of ‘strictest school in country’ made CBE

Headteacher of ‘strictest school in country’ made CBE

Headteacher of ‘strictest school in country’ made CBE

09 October 2020

Katharine Birbalsingh, founder and head of Michaela Community School, said the honour is a tribute to all her staff.


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