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Former MI6 agent turned Soviet spy George Blake dies

Former MI6 agent turned Soviet spy George Blake dies

Former MI6 agent turned Soviet spy George Blake dies

26 December 2020

Russian media reported the former British agent’s death at the age of 98.


Government accused of ‘selling out’ fishing industry over Brexit deal

Government accused of ‘selling out’ fishing industry over Brexit deal

Government accused of ‘selling out’ fishing industry over Brexit deal

26 December 2020

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon criticised the agreement on fishing in the draft trade agreement.


Christmas Day ‘a write off’ for families forced to flee rising flood waters

Christmas Day ‘a write off’ for families forced to flee rising flood waters

Christmas Day ‘a write off’ for families forced to flee rising flood waters

26 December 2020

One family spent December 25 moving furniture, before evacuating to a nearby hotel for the night.


Tory Eurosceptics examine Brexit trade deal with EU after PM’s plea

Tory Eurosceptics examine Brexit trade deal with EU after PM’s plea

Tory Eurosceptics examine Brexit trade deal with EU after PM’s plea

26 December 2020

The 1,246-page agreement document was published on Boxing Day morning.


Brexit negotiator defends fishing stance after criticism

Brexit negotiator defends fishing stance after criticism

Brexit negotiator defends fishing stance after criticism

26 December 2020

The Prime Minister has been accused of ‘bottling it’ over fishing rights.


Charity thanks volunteers five years on from Boxing Day floods

Charity thanks volunteers five years on from Boxing Day floods

Charity thanks volunteers five years on from Boxing Day floods

26 December 2020

Slow The Flow has worked on a number of natural flood management projects in the Calder Valley after towns in the area were flooded in 2015.


Congestion eases at UK border but hauliers warn ‘it’s not over yet’

Congestion eases at UK border but hauliers warn ‘it’s not over yet’

Congestion eases at UK border but hauliers warn ‘it’s not over yet’

26 December 2020

Traffic flow is improving at the Port of Dover but more vehicles who held off leaving over Christmas are now expected to join the queue.


What does the Brexit deal mean for me?

What does the Brexit deal mean for me?

What does the Brexit deal mean for me?

26 December 2020

From shopping to travel.


Small-scale Boxing Day hunts go ahead despite coronavirus restrictions

Small-scale Boxing Day hunts go ahead despite coronavirus restrictions

Small-scale Boxing Day hunts go ahead despite coronavirus restrictions

26 December 2020

Labour hit out at the Government for allowing hunts to go ahead.


‘Is this ever going to end?’: Medic reflects on hectic year fighting pandemic

‘Is this ever going to end?’: Medic reflects on hectic year fighting pandemic

‘Is this ever going to end?’: Medic reflects on hectic year fighting pandemic

26 December 2020

Dr Zahid Chauhan said it was a ‘privilege’ to work on the Covid-19 response – but that it had been a tough year for his mental health.


Nicola Sturgeon says Brexit is ‘forcing Scotland in wrong direction’

Nicola Sturgeon says Brexit is ‘forcing Scotland in wrong direction’

Nicola Sturgeon says Brexit is ‘forcing Scotland in wrong direction’

26 December 2020

But Scottish Secretary Alister Jack insisted the UK Government had struck a ‘fantastic deal’ with the European Union.


Lack of data on ethnic minorities and Covid ‘dangerous’

Lack of data on ethnic minorities and Covid ‘dangerous’

Lack of data on ethnic minorities and Covid ‘dangerous’

26 December 2020

Although some data has been collected, one GP said this ‘barely scratched the surface’.


In Pictures: Boxing Day shoppers grab a bargain – where tiers allow

In Pictures: Boxing Day shoppers grab a bargain – where tiers allow

In Pictures: Boxing Day shoppers grab a bargain – where tiers allow

26 December 2020

Many bargain-hunters made an early start.


Former British agent and Soviet spy George Blake dies in Russia

Former British agent and Soviet spy George Blake dies in Russia

Former British agent and Soviet spy George Blake dies in Russia

26 December 2020

Russian media has reported his death at the age of 98.


Watch: Three-legged dog reunited with family after being stolen in March

Watch: Three-legged dog reunited with family after being stolen in March

Watch: Three-legged dog reunited with family after being stolen in March

26 December 2020

Minnie, a French bulldog, was reunited with her owners after she was found dumped 170 miles away from her Gloucestershire home.


What we know so far about the Brexit trade agreement

What we know so far about the Brexit trade agreement

What we know so far about the Brexit trade agreement

26 December 2020

The UK gave ground on fisheries, Boris Johnson has admitted.


How the Brexit saga unfolded

How the Brexit saga unfolded

How the Brexit saga unfolded

26 December 2020

The full text of the agreement has now been published.


Brexit deal scrutiny begins as trade document published

Brexit deal scrutiny begins as trade document published

Brexit deal scrutiny begins as trade document published

26 December 2020

MPs and peers will be called back to Westminster on December 30 to vote on the deal.


Irish ministers regarded John Major becoming PM as an ‘important opportunity’

Irish ministers regarded John Major becoming PM as an ‘important opportunity’

Irish ministers regarded John Major becoming PM as an ‘important opportunity’

26 December 2020

This was noted against a backdrop of shock within the Conservative Party following the murder of MP Ian Gow, according to archive papers from Dublin.


Delors’ plans for single currency ‘a rush of blood to the head’ – Thatcher

Delors’ plans for single currency ‘a rush of blood to the head’ – Thatcher

Delors’ plans for single currency ‘a rush of blood to the head’ – Thatcher

26 December 2020

The Tory Eurosceptic likened giving away powers of taxation to gifting sovereignty to Europe, Dublin archives from 1990 showed.


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