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Armed fighter jets intercept Russian bombers near UK airspace

Armed fighter jets intercept Russian bombers near UK airspace

Armed fighter jets intercept Russian bombers near UK airspace

15 October 2020

Fighters from the Royal Norwegian Air Force initially identified the two Russian Tu-160 Blackjacks on Wednesday morning before they headed south.


Franco Manca owner eyes expansion as rents fall and sites empty

Franco Manca owner eyes expansion as rents fall and sites empty

Franco Manca owner eyes expansion as rents fall and sites empty

15 October 2020

The Fulham Shore, which also runs The Real Greek chain, told investors it is ‘well positioned’ to benefit from structural changes to the sector.


Tougher restrictions expected in Manchester with London to move into Tier 2

Tougher restrictions expected in Manchester with London to move into Tier 2

Tougher restrictions expected in Manchester with London to move into Tier 2

15 October 2020

MPs are being briefed on the changes that will affect their areas in response to rising coronavirus cases.


Greater Manchester and Lancashire braced for Tier 3 as talks continue

Greater Manchester and Lancashire braced for Tier 3 as talks continue

Greater Manchester and Lancashire braced for Tier 3 as talks continue

15 October 2020

The areas are under pressure to accept the controls set out for ‘very high’ risk areas, which would see bars, gyms and betting shops forced to close.


Crowdfunding page raises thousands for crash tragedy family

Crowdfunding page raises thousands for crash tragedy family

Crowdfunding page raises thousands for crash tragedy family

15 October 2020

The JustGiving page, set up in the wake of the A40 collision on Monday, will donate money to Josh Powell and his infant daughter.


Migrant landing forces soldiers to halt live firing exercise at military range

Migrant landing forces soldiers to halt live firing exercise at military range

Migrant landing forces soldiers to halt live firing exercise at military range

15 October 2020

Soldiers using live rounds were ordered to pause shooting after a small boat was seen heading towards a ‘danger area’.


Dunelm hands back £14.5m in furlough money after sales soar

Dunelm hands back £14.5m in furlough money after sales soar

Dunelm hands back £14.5m in furlough money after sales soar

15 October 2020

The homewares chain said it has benefited from customers wanting to improve their homes during the pandemic.


Universities could face pre-Christmas lockdown to allow festive getaway – report

Universities could face pre-Christmas lockdown to allow festive getaway – report

Universities could face pre-Christmas lockdown to allow festive getaway – report

15 October 2020

The shutdown is said to be planned for December 8 to 22.


Pub group Marston’s to cut 2,150 jobs due to coronavirus restrictions

Pub group Marston’s to cut 2,150 jobs due to coronavirus restrictions

Pub group Marston’s to cut 2,150 jobs due to coronavirus restrictions

15 October 2020

The group is also launching a further cost cutting plan by the end of the year.


Heineken’s Star Pubs fined £2m for ‘serious and repeated breaches’ of code

Heineken’s Star Pubs fined £2m for ‘serious and repeated breaches’ of code

Heineken’s Star Pubs fined £2m for ‘serious and repeated breaches’ of code

15 October 2020

The regulator found that tenants who wanted to be tie-free were forced to sell Heineken products.


Ryanair to cut third of routes and close Cork and Shannon bases

Ryanair to cut third of routes and close Cork and Shannon bases

Ryanair to cut third of routes and close Cork and Shannon bases

15 October 2020

The budget airline announced it will only maintain up to 65% of its route network between November and March.


Toilets planned for lorry drivers along Kent roads ahead of post-Brexit queues

Toilets planned for lorry drivers along Kent roads ahead of post-Brexit queues

Toilets planned for lorry drivers along Kent roads ahead of post-Brexit queues

15 October 2020

Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove has previously warned that queues of up to 7,000 trucks could form in Kent unless businesses do more to prepare.


Best-selling author Bill Bryson ‘to retire from writing’

Best-selling author Bill Bryson ‘to retire from writing’

Best-selling author Bill Bryson ‘to retire from writing’

15 October 2020

Bryson is perhaps best known for a travel book on his adopted homeland.


Marcus Rashford launches petition urging Government to end child poverty

Marcus Rashford launches petition urging Government to end child poverty

Marcus Rashford launches petition urging Government to end child poverty

15 October 2020

Plea comes as data suggests 1.4m children experienced food insecurity in summer break.


What the papers say – October 15

What the papers say – October 15

What the papers say – October 15

15 October 2020

Further measures to tackle Covid-19 lead the Thursday papers.


What are the latest coronavirus rules across the four nations of the UK?

What are the latest coronavirus rules across the four nations of the UK?

What are the latest coronavirus rules across the four nations of the UK?

14 October 2020

London is due to covered by Tier 2 restrictions, while Liverpool City Region is currently in Tier 3.


EU leaders take stock as Johnson vents frustration at slow pace of talks

EU leaders take stock as Johnson vents frustration at slow pace of talks

EU leaders take stock as Johnson vents frustration at slow pace of talks

14 October 2020

PM says he will ‘reflect’ on the outcome of Brussels summit before deciding whether to continue with talks on post-Brexit trade deal.


Greater Manchester braced for tough new coronavirus controls

Greater Manchester braced for tough new coronavirus controls

Greater Manchester braced for tough new coronavirus controls

14 October 2020

Mayor Andy Burnham is to hold talks with No 10 following a briefing for deputy chief medical officer.


Sadiq Khan calls for support package for London’s businesses and authorities

Sadiq Khan calls for support package for London’s businesses and authorities

Sadiq Khan calls for support package for London’s businesses and authorities

14 October 2020

The mayor said that the rate of infections in London was ‘fast approaching’ 100 cases per 100,000.


Test and trace consultants ‘paid £7,000 day rates by Government’

Test and trace consultants ‘paid £7,000 day rates by Government’

Test and trace consultants ‘paid £7,000 day rates by Government’

14 October 2020

It comes amid ongoing criticism of the £12 billion test and trace system.


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