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What the papers say – October 22

What the papers say – October 22

The complex battle against the pandemic and movements on Brexit feature prominently in Thursday’s papers.

Chancellor expected to announce more business support for Tier 2

Chancellor expected to announce more business support for Tier 2

Rishi Sunak will make a statement to the Commons on Thursday morning and is expected to reveal details on a new financial support package.

‘Intensive’ Brexit trade talks to resume in London as deal deadline looms

‘Intensive’ Brexit trade talks to resume in London as deal deadline looms

EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier says he will ‘seek the necessary compromises on both sides’ in the talks.

Government talks on Tier 3 in North East ‘paused’

Government talks on Tier 3 in North East ‘paused’

Infection rates in the region are continuing to rise in some parts.

Oxford vaccine trial to continue in Brazil after ‘death of volunteer’

Oxford vaccine trial to continue in Brazil after ‘death of volunteer’

The university is in advanced stages of testing a Covid-19 immunisation being developed with AstraZeneca.

Sheffield council leader says negotiations were a ‘charade’

Sheffield council leader says negotiations were a ‘charade’

The region is moving into High Risk status.

Commons setback fails to deter Marcus Rashford in free school meals campaign

Commons setback fails to deter Marcus Rashford in free school meals campaign

Labour’s motion, which called for the scheme to be extended over school holidays until Easter 2021, was defeated in the Commons.

Rayner apologises after verbal bust-up in Commons on Covid-19 response

Rayner apologises after verbal bust-up in Commons on Covid-19 response

Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans said language used in the debate had made him ‘wince’.

February flooding review finds warnings not issued to public

February flooding review finds warnings not issued to public

Storms Ciara, Dennis, and Jorge devastated parts of the country.

Highest daily increase in Covid-19 cases since outbreak began

Highest daily increase in Covid-19 cases since outbreak began

On Wednesday, the Government announced a further 26,688 lab-confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the UK.

Coventry moved into Tier 2 amid rising Covid rates

Coventry moved into Tier 2 amid rising Covid rates

Households will be banned from mixing indoors.

MPs vote against move to support Marcus Rashford’s free school meals campaign

MPs vote against move to support Marcus Rashford’s free school meals campaign

The Manchester United player vowed to continue campaigning.

New report on health disparities among ethnic minority groups caused by Covid-19

New report on health disparities among ethnic minority groups caused by Covid-19

The Government is to set out new measures to tackle the disproportionate impact the virus has on non-white communities.

Thousands to take to the streets as clocks go back to raise suicide awareness

Thousands to take to the streets as clocks go back to raise suicide awareness

The Lost Hours Walk, organised by charity Campaign Against Living Miserably encourages people to deal with their grief ‘differently and defiantly’.

Lockheed Martin to transfer satellite launch operations to Shetland Space Centre

Lockheed Martin to transfer satellite launch operations to Shetland Space Centre

Officials say the spaceport site could support a total of 605 jobs in Scotland by 2024.

Irish Sea checks will be ‘operationally effective’ even if facilities are unfinished

Irish Sea checks will be ‘operationally effective’ even if facilities are unfinished

A senior Stormont official expressed hope the ‘staff and systems’ would be in place for the start of January.

Football fan dies five years after he was attacked by opposition thugs

Football fan dies five years after he was attacked by opposition thugs

Simon Dobbin was on his way back from an away fixture.

Harry and Meghan launch Archewell charity website

Harry and Meghan launch Archewell charity website

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have set up a home page and invited interested people to subscribe for updates.

Parents’ tribute to ‘full-of-life’ daughter and grandchildren killed in crash

Parents’ tribute to ‘full-of-life’ daughter and grandchildren killed in crash

The family were speaking following the deaths of daughter Zoe Powell, and three of her four children, in a car crash near Oxford last week.

Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

Knowsley and Nottingham have the highest rates, but their numbers continue to fall.

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