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Chancellor Rishi Sunak offers £4.6bn lifeline for high streets

Chancellor Rishi Sunak offers £4.6bn lifeline for high streets

Chancellor Rishi Sunak offers £4.6bn lifeline for high streets

05 January 2021

The payments are available to around 600,000 retail, hospitality and leisure sites on top of an extra £594m to councils and devolved administrations.


Morrisons to host Covid vaccine sites

Morrisons to host Covid vaccine sites

Morrisons to host Covid vaccine sites

05 January 2021

The news came as the supermarket revealed that sales in the past three weeks jumped 9.3% compared with a year earlier.


Next sees better-than-expected festive sales but reveals £58m lockdown hit

Next sees better-than-expected festive sales but reveals £58m lockdown hit

Next sees better-than-expected festive sales but reveals £58m lockdown hit

05 January 2021

The group said full-price sales over the nine weeks to December 26 fell 1.1%.


Australia urged to act to end Julian Assange extradition saga

Australia urged to act to end Julian Assange extradition saga

Australia urged to act to end Julian Assange extradition saga

05 January 2021

A judge ruled Assange could not be extradited from the UK.


How lockdown will impact education: Key questions answered

How lockdown will impact education: Key questions answered

How lockdown will impact education: Key questions answered

05 January 2021

Mr Johnson announced the biggest changes to schooling since the first lockdown.


What the papers say – January 5

What the papers say – January 5

What the papers say – January 5

05 January 2021

Monday evening’s address from Boris Johnson makes headlines on Tuesday.


Lockdown enforcement will place ‘pressure’ on reduced police capacity

Lockdown enforcement will place ‘pressure’ on reduced police capacity

Lockdown enforcement will place ‘pressure’ on reduced police capacity

05 January 2021

The Government has been urged to place police officers on a priority list to receive coronavirus vaccine.


Schools shut in England’s third national lockdown to halt coronavirus surge

Schools shut in England’s third national lockdown to halt coronavirus surge

Schools shut in England’s third national lockdown to halt coronavirus surge

05 January 2021

Boris Johnson pinned hopes on the rollout of vaccines to ease the restrictions in mid-February.


Mainland Scotland back in lockdown in bid to tackle new coronavirus strain

Mainland Scotland back in lockdown in bid to tackle new coronavirus strain

Mainland Scotland back in lockdown in bid to tackle new coronavirus strain

05 January 2021

The latest restrictions came into effect from midnight on Tuesday in all Level 4 areas of the Scottish Government’s five-tier system.


Lockdown Three: how does it compare to previous restrictions?

Lockdown Three: how does it compare to previous restrictions?

Lockdown Three: how does it compare to previous restrictions?

04 January 2021

It is the third time the whole country has faced harsh restrictions in almost a year.


Hospitals compared to ‘warzones’ as PM orders lockdown

Hospitals compared to ‘warzones’ as PM orders lockdown

Hospitals compared to ‘warzones’ as PM orders lockdown

04 January 2021

The Prime Minister said that hospitals are 40% busier than they were during the peak.


Toughest national lockdown since March as Johnson orders schools to close

Toughest national lockdown since March as Johnson orders schools to close

Toughest national lockdown since March as Johnson orders schools to close

04 January 2021

The Prime Minister warned that the measures, being introduced immediately, are expected to last until mid-February.


Aim for 14 million to be offered Covid jab by mid February under PM’s plans

Aim for 14 million to be offered Covid jab by mid February under PM’s plans

Aim for 14 million to be offered Covid jab by mid February under PM’s plans

04 January 2021

Top of the priority list are people who live and work in care homes, followed by people over the age of 80 and frontline health and social care staff.


Remote learning for schoolchildren to be extended as coronavirus cases soar

Remote learning for schoolchildren to be extended as coronavirus cases soar

Remote learning for schoolchildren to be extended as coronavirus cases soar

04 January 2021

First Minister Arlene Foster said the decision was reached after Ministers had ‘reflected on the seriousness of the situation here’.


Johnson: Pushing ahead with summer exams ‘as normal’ would not be fair

Johnson: Pushing ahead with summer exams ‘as normal’ would not be fair

Johnson: Pushing ahead with summer exams ‘as normal’ would not be fair

04 January 2021

His comments came as secondary and primary school pupils were told they will learn remotely until February half-term.


Hospitals 40% busier than first peak – PM

Hospitals 40% busier than first peak – PM

Hospitals 40% busier than first peak – PM

04 January 2021

Hospitals are under more pressure than ever, the Prime Minister said.


Business leaders call for more Government help amid despair over fresh lockdown

Business leaders call for more Government help amid despair over fresh lockdown

Business leaders call for more Government help amid despair over fresh lockdown

04 January 2021

TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said the current financial support package ‘isn’t good enough’.


Boris Johnson’s lockdown announcement in full

Boris Johnson’s lockdown announcement in full

Boris Johnson’s lockdown announcement in full

04 January 2021

The Prime Minister said the nation must “pull together” and follow the new rules to defeat coronavirus.


What are the restrictions across the UK’s four nations?

What are the restrictions across the UK’s four nations?

What are the restrictions across the UK’s four nations?

04 January 2021

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced a lockdown there ahead of Boris Johnson’s televised address.


Timeline: The row over school closures in England

Timeline: The row over school closures in England

Timeline: The row over school closures in England

04 January 2021

The Government has reversed a number of key decisions on schools over the past few weeks.


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