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Government resists demands to sack NHS Test and Trace chief

Government resists demands to sack NHS Test and Trace chief

Government resists demands to sack NHS Test and Trace chief

25 October 2020

Labour said the position of Baroness Harding is ‘untenable’ as a senior Tory called for a military commander to be put in charge.


Effectiveness of coronavirus vaccine could be known before end of year – Fauci

Effectiveness of coronavirus vaccine could be known before end of year – Fauci

Effectiveness of coronavirus vaccine could be known before end of year – Fauci

25 October 2020

The US’s top infectious disease specialist said such knowledge could arrive by the end of November or beginning of December.


Second firebreak lockdown could take place in Wales next year – minister

Second firebreak lockdown could take place in Wales next year – minister

Second firebreak lockdown could take place in Wales next year – minister

25 October 2020

Lee Waters said worst-case scenario projections showed it was ‘likely’ another firebreak would be needed.


Senior Tory: Government ‘misunderstood’ public mood on free school meals

Senior Tory: Government ‘misunderstood’ public mood on free school meals

Senior Tory: Government ‘misunderstood’ public mood on free school meals

25 October 2020

The Prime Minister is coming under continued pressure as footballer Marcus Rashford’s campaign continues to gain public support.


Ministers to review ‘clarity’ of ban on supermarkets selling non-essentials

Ministers to review ‘clarity’ of ban on supermarkets selling non-essentials

Ministers to review ‘clarity’ of ban on supermarkets selling non-essentials

25 October 2020

The restriction has seen aisles cordoned off and plastic sheeting placed over products in supermarkets in Wales.


Instagram updates nudity policy after model’s ‘racial bias’ campaign

Instagram updates nudity policy after model’s ‘racial bias’ campaign

Instagram updates nudity policy after model’s ‘racial bias’ campaign

25 October 2020

The move follows a campaign by activist Nyome Nicholas-Williams.


‘Major Mick’ reaches halfway point in Tintanic rowing challenge

‘Major Mick’ reaches halfway point in Tintanic rowing challenge

‘Major Mick’ reaches halfway point in Tintanic rowing challenge

25 October 2020

Michael Stanley is rowing 100 miles in his home-made boat along the Chichester canal.


Raheem Sterling to launch foundation for deprived children

Raheem Sterling to launch foundation for deprived children

Raheem Sterling to launch foundation for deprived children

25 October 2020

The player is still working on the finer details of the foundation, but his contribution is likely to be seven figures.


Paediatricians: Childhood hunger is an issue that should transcend politics

Paediatricians: Childhood hunger is an issue that should transcend politics

Paediatricians: Childhood hunger is an issue that should transcend politics

25 October 2020

Pressure is growing on Boris Johnson to change course after MPs rejected a bid to extend free school meals over the holidays.


Marcus Rashford: How the striker made ending food poverty his goal

Marcus Rashford: How the striker made ending food poverty his goal

Marcus Rashford: How the striker made ending food poverty his goal

25 October 2020

United’s number 10 has continued to pressure Number 10 on child food poverty.


Third of doctors ‘believe tier system will have no impact on coronavirus spread’

Third of doctors ‘believe tier system will have no impact on coronavirus spread’

Third of doctors ‘believe tier system will have no impact on coronavirus spread’

25 October 2020

The BMA research also raised concerns about future staffing levels.


What the papers say – October 25

What the papers say – October 25

What the papers say – October 25

25 October 2020

Stories on the NHS and coronavirus pandemic lead many of Sunday’s papers.


Self-isolation for Covid-19 contacts may be cut to seven days

Self-isolation for Covid-19 contacts may be cut to seven days

Self-isolation for Covid-19 contacts may be cut to seven days

24 October 2020

Officials are considering halving the isolation period amid concerns over public compliance with the Test and Trace system.


Welsh Government to ‘review’ how non-essential item ban is going in supermarkets

Welsh Government to ‘review’ how non-essential item ban is going in supermarkets

Welsh Government to ‘review’ how non-essential item ban is going in supermarkets

24 October 2020

First Minister Mark Drakeford said they would make sure that ‘common sense is applied’.


Police make arrests at anti-lockdown protest in central London

Police make arrests at anti-lockdown protest in central London

Police make arrests at anti-lockdown protest in central London

24 October 2020

The demonstration failed to comply with the terms of their risk assessment and people were not maintaining social distancing, the force said.


Labour turns up the heat over free school meals

Labour turns up the heat over free school meals

Labour turns up the heat over free school meals

24 October 2020

The opposition party says it will bring the issue back to the Commons if ministers do not relent in time for Christmas.


Petition challenges ban on supermarkets selling non-essential items in Wales

Petition challenges ban on supermarkets selling non-essential items in Wales

Petition challenges ban on supermarkets selling non-essential items in Wales

24 October 2020

Guidance published by the Welsh Government says certain sections of supermarkets must be ‘cordoned off or emptied, and closed to the public’.


Cost of household items could soar in event of no-deal Brexit – business group

Cost of household items could soar in event of no-deal Brexit – business group

Cost of household items could soar in event of no-deal Brexit – business group

24 October 2020

A rise in tariffs could also see the cost of moving goods increase, Logistics UK said.


Organiser hit with £10,000 fine after 50-person party breaches Covid rules

Organiser hit with £10,000 fine after 50-person party breaches Covid rules

Organiser hit with £10,000 fine after 50-person party breaches Covid rules

24 October 2020

Police were called to a a flat in Angel Meadows, Manchester.


Activists condemn ‘toxic’ Trump in protest against trade deal with US

Activists condemn ‘toxic’ Trump in protest against trade deal with US

Activists condemn ‘toxic’ Trump in protest against trade deal with US

24 October 2020

Organisers say any negotiated deal would be a serious threat to the NHS, UK food standards and democracy.


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