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Internal Market Bill a ‘step too far’ and Lords may reject it, Labour peer warns

Internal Market Bill a ‘step too far’ and Lords may reject it, Labour peer warns

Internal Market Bill a ‘step too far’ and Lords may reject it, Labour peer warns

01 October 2020

Baroness Helena Kennedy said the legislation represents a ‘flagrant breach of international law’.


Golden eagle flew to England during lockdown in first for conservation project

Golden eagle flew to England during lockdown in first for conservation project

Golden eagle flew to England during lockdown in first for conservation project

01 October 2020

One of four of the raptors moved from the Highlands to southern Scotland ventured 90 miles south to the Pennine Hills.


National Trust warns over loss of trees and woodlands as ash dieback surges

National Trust warns over loss of trees and woodlands as ash dieback surges

National Trust warns over loss of trees and woodlands as ash dieback surges

01 October 2020

A dry spring and lockdown which hampered ranger teams mean the charity is now facing a huge felling operation.


‘Everything on the table’ for processing asylum seekers, says top civil servant

‘Everything on the table’ for processing asylum seekers, says top civil servant

‘Everything on the table’ for processing asylum seekers, says top civil servant

01 October 2020

It follows reports the Government has looked at processing asylum seeker claims on Ascension Island, some 4,000 miles from the UK.


More people get Covid-19 results back within 24 hours

More people get Covid-19 results back within 24 hours

More people get Covid-19 results back within 24 hours

01 October 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson had pledged that, by the end of June, the results of all in-person tests would be back within 24 hours.


‘More complex’ Covid-19 rules would need an opera to explain, minister suggests

‘More complex’ Covid-19 rules would need an opera to explain, minister suggests

‘More complex’ Covid-19 rules would need an opera to explain, minister suggests

01 October 2020

Penny Mordaunt admitted the rules have got more complex, saying if Matt Lucas were recreating the Baked Potato song, he would have to write an opera.


Commuter numbers fall across UK after second wave warnings

Commuter numbers fall across UK after second wave warnings

Commuter numbers fall across UK after second wave warnings

01 October 2020

The Office for National Statistics said 59% of UK adults travelled to their workplace last week, down from 64% the previous week.


Tougher measures in Liverpool but hope of progress in curbing coronavirus

Tougher measures in Liverpool but hope of progress in curbing coronavirus

Tougher measures in Liverpool but hope of progress in curbing coronavirus

01 October 2020

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said there were ‘early signs’ that restrictions were having an impact.


Two men found shot dead in car on industrial estate

Two men found shot dead in car on industrial estate

Two men found shot dead in car on industrial estate

01 October 2020

The victims were discovered at the site in Brierley Hill, Dudley, on Wednesday afternoon.


Brussels begins legal proceedings over Johnson’s Brexit Bill

Brussels begins legal proceedings over Johnson’s Brexit Bill

Brussels begins legal proceedings over Johnson’s Brexit Bill

01 October 2020

Commission president Ursula von der Leyen says the ‘first step’ was taken after the UK refused to withdraw ‘problematic’ provisions.


Manufacturing sector continues recovery in September but growth eases

Manufacturing sector continues recovery in September but growth eases

Manufacturing sector continues recovery in September but growth eases

01 October 2020

The closely-followed IHS Markit/CIPS manufacturing purchasing managers’ index recorded a score of 54.1 for September.


New Zealand’s UK diplomat visits scene of Sgt Matt Ratana death ahead of inquest

New Zealand’s UK diplomat visits scene of Sgt Matt Ratana death ahead of inquest

New Zealand’s UK diplomat visits scene of Sgt Matt Ratana death ahead of inquest

01 October 2020

Bede Corry joined Met Police Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick to pay his respects at a makeshift shrine in the grounds of Croydon Custody Centre.


MPs call for ‘transparency’ in top broadcasting appointments

MPs call for ‘transparency’ in top broadcasting appointments

MPs call for ‘transparency’ in top broadcasting appointments

01 October 2020

Ex-Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre and former Daily Telegraph editor Charles Moore are said to be in line for positions at Ofcom and the BBC.


Labour MP welcomes Leave.EU apology over ‘horrendous’ social media post

Labour MP welcomes Leave.EU apology over ‘horrendous’ social media post

Labour MP welcomes Leave.EU apology over ‘horrendous’ social media post

01 October 2020

Naz Shah said the libellous post led to abuse and death threats.


Caledonian Sleeper services cancelled as staff take strike action

Caledonian Sleeper services cancelled as staff take strike action

Caledonian Sleeper services cancelled as staff take strike action

01 October 2020

The RMT union has claimed operator Serco ‘refused to engage in serious talks’ in a dispute over safety issues.


Microsoft Outlook fault leaves users unable to access emails

Microsoft Outlook fault leaves users unable to access emails

Microsoft Outlook fault leaves users unable to access emails

01 October 2020

The technology giant has said it is investigating the cause of the outage.


H&M to close 250 stores globally as shoppers move online

H&M to close 250 stores globally as shoppers move online

H&M to close 250 stores globally as shoppers move online

01 October 2020

The world’s second largest clothing retailer said that around a quarter of its 5,000 stores are able to renegotiate or exit contracts next year.


Merseyside set for new restrictions as study suggests measures are working

Merseyside set for new restrictions as study suggests measures are working

Merseyside set for new restrictions as study suggests measures are working

01 October 2020

Research shows controls imposed in the North East of England may be slowing the spread of coronavirus.


Jeremy Corbyn ‘broke coronavirus rule of six at dinner party’

Jeremy Corbyn ‘broke coronavirus rule of six at dinner party’

Jeremy Corbyn ‘broke coronavirus rule of six at dinner party’

01 October 2020

New laws prohibiting social gatherings of more than six people came into effect on September 14.


UK’s first all-electric emergency ambulance launched to cut carbon emissions

UK’s first all-electric emergency ambulance launched to cut carbon emissions

UK’s first all-electric emergency ambulance launched to cut carbon emissions

01 October 2020

The ambulance has a top speed of 75mph and a range of 105-110 miles.


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