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Chancellor offers £4.6bn lifeline for high street firms

Chancellor offers £4.6bn lifeline for high street firms

Chancellor offers £4.6bn lifeline for high street firms

05 January 2021

However, business leaders have warned it is ‘only a sticking plaster’ for immediate problems, and more financial measures will be needed.


Independent food banks at risk of closure due to new coronavirus strain

Independent food banks at risk of closure due to new coronavirus strain

Independent food banks at risk of closure due to new coronavirus strain

05 January 2021

The Independent Food Aid Network said emergency food parcels cannot address worsening poverty and distribution could aid the spread of the virus.


Royal garden parties cancelled for 2021

Royal garden parties cancelled for 2021

Royal garden parties cancelled for 2021

05 January 2021

The social events are attended by tens of thousands of guests each year.


Covid: How can the country come out of lockdown?

Covid: How can the country come out of lockdown?

Covid: How can the country come out of lockdown?

05 January 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said hospitals were under more pressure than at any time since the start of the pandemic.


Trump not allowed Scottish golf trip to avoid inauguration, Sturgeon warns

Trump not allowed Scottish golf trip to avoid inauguration, Sturgeon warns

Trump not allowed Scottish golf trip to avoid inauguration, Sturgeon warns

05 January 2021

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Scotland’s travel ban applies to Donald Trump amid speculation he is planning a golf trip during the inauguration.


Keep Christmas decorations up till February like in the Middle Ages, experts say

Keep Christmas decorations up till February like in the Middle Ages, experts say

Keep Christmas decorations up till February like in the Middle Ages, experts say

05 January 2021

English Heritage has appealed to the public to keep decorations up until Candlemas.


World’s most threatened ape species ‘in more trouble than previously thought’

World’s most threatened ape species ‘in more trouble than previously thought’

World’s most threatened ape species ‘in more trouble than previously thought’

05 January 2021

The rare primate was already critically endangered from the moment it was first identified in 2017.


Pre-Raphaelite paintings welcomed back to art gallery

Pre-Raphaelite paintings welcomed back to art gallery

Pre-Raphaelite paintings welcomed back to art gallery

05 January 2021

The works had been on loan to other galleries.


Lockdown 3.0 set to plunge UK back into recession, warn experts

Lockdown 3.0 set to plunge UK back into recession, warn experts

Lockdown 3.0 set to plunge UK back into recession, warn experts

05 January 2021

JP Morgan predicts the economy will fall by 2.5% between January and March.


Step up to the challenge in aid of the Prince’s Trust – say Steps

Step up to the challenge in aid of the Prince’s Trust – say Steps

Step up to the challenge in aid of the Prince’s Trust – say Steps

05 January 2021

The Prince’s Trust is asking people to take up its Future Steps challenge to help improve their fitness and raise money for the charity.


Health minister warns of effect of ‘subcontinental eating habits’ on Covid fight

Health minister warns of effect of ‘subcontinental eating habits’ on Covid fight

Health minister warns of effect of ‘subcontinental eating habits’ on Covid fight

05 January 2021

Lord Bethell was responding to independent crossbencher Lord Singh of Wimbledon in a question about tackling obesity.


Tech firms pledge to help with data and device access for students in lockdown

Tech firms pledge to help with data and device access for students in lockdown

Tech firms pledge to help with data and device access for students in lockdown

05 January 2021

Subsidised mobile data is already being issued to some pupils.


Many long Covid patients unable to work half a year later – study

Many long Covid patients unable to work half a year later – study

Many long Covid patients unable to work half a year later – study

05 January 2021

Researchers are still finding out about the long-lasting effects seen in some patients.


England to gain 10 more MPs in boundary shake-up before 2024 election

England to gain 10 more MPs in boundary shake-up before 2024 election

England to gain 10 more MPs in boundary shake-up before 2024 election

05 January 2021

Population statistics published on Tuesday mean that England is to be given more representation, while Wales and Scotland lose out.


Sturgeon urges people to stay at home as mainland Scotland returns to lockdown

Sturgeon urges people to stay at home as mainland Scotland returns to lockdown

Sturgeon urges people to stay at home as mainland Scotland returns to lockdown

05 January 2021

The First Minister was speaking at the Scottish Government’s coronavirus briefing.


Dame Esther Rantzen ‘so glad’ her second vaccine shot will go to someone else

Dame Esther Rantzen ‘so glad’ her second vaccine shot will go to someone else

Dame Esther Rantzen ‘so glad’ her second vaccine shot will go to someone else

05 January 2021

Dame Esther said she felt ‘privileged’ to have had an initial shot of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine just before Christmas.


Numbers in court should be ‘kept to a minimum’ – top judge

Numbers in court should be ‘kept to a minimum’ – top judge

Numbers in court should be ‘kept to a minimum’ – top judge

05 January 2021

The most senior judge in England and Wales made the comments after the third lockdown for England was announced.


Paperchase on brink of collapse into administration

Paperchase on brink of collapse into administration

Paperchase on brink of collapse into administration

05 January 2021

It is understood the retailer’s decision to move towards administration was particularly driven by poor sales in November and December.


In Pictures: Streets go quiet again for latest lockdown

In Pictures: Streets go quiet again for latest lockdown

In Pictures: Streets go quiet again for latest lockdown

05 January 2021

Fresh lockdown measures have been announced to tackle the rapid spread of coronavirus.


Labour MP ‘improving’ in hospital while being treated for Covid-19

Labour MP ‘improving’ in hospital while being treated for Covid-19

Labour MP ‘improving’ in hospital while being treated for Covid-19

05 January 2021

Jo Stevens was said on December 31 to have been ‘laid low with Covid for a while’.


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