Home   News   National   Archive

National news

First new trials to start at Crown Courts

First new trials to start at Crown Courts

Jury trials had been on hold during the lockdown, with preliminary, plea and sentencing hearings being held virtually.

Trade talks with EU see very little progress, says UK chief negotiator

Trade talks with EU see very little progress, says UK chief negotiator

Brussels insists UK cannot have the ‘best of both worlds’.

Book festival moves online for 2020 in pandemic precaution

Book festival moves online for 2020 in pandemic precaution

The full programme for the Wigtown Book Festival will be announced in August.

Public warned to heed social distancing measures ahead of sunny weekend

Public warned to heed social distancing measures ahead of sunny weekend

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency has also warned people to take extra care in the sea as the majority of beaches will not have lifeguards.

Monkey thieves and giraffe picnics recalled on safari park’s 50th birthday

Monkey thieves and giraffe picnics recalled on safari park’s 50th birthday

Blair Drummond Safari Park near Stirling was the first in Scotland when it opened on May 15, 1970.

Coronavirus: What have we got to feel optimistic about?

Coronavirus: What have we got to feel optimistic about?

As the world continues to grapple with the Covid-19 outbreak, there are daily developments to feel positive about.

Vast majority support Scottish Government’s lockdown strategy – Nicola Sturgeon

Vast majority support Scottish Government’s lockdown strategy – Nicola Sturgeon

The First Minister said polling shows 84% back her decision to retain the ‘stay at home’ message.

Very little progress in latest Brexit talks, says UK negotiator

Very little progress in latest Brexit talks, says UK negotiator

David Frost accused the EU of taking an ‘ideological’ approach.

Contact-tracing app risks widening digital and social divide, MPs told

Contact-tracing app risks widening digital and social divide, MPs told

Experts have warned that millions without essential digital skills or access to technology be left isolated by the app rollout.

How many lockdown fines have been issued in your area?

How many lockdown fines have been issued in your area?

Met Police recorded the highest number of fines, followed by Thames Valley Police and North Yorkshire.

Dozens wrongly charged under new coronavirus laws

Dozens wrongly charged under new coronavirus laws

All 44 charges brought under the Coronavirus Act were incorrect, the Crown Prosecution Service said.

UK motorists to embark on 15 million leisure trips this weekend – survey

UK motorists to embark on 15 million leisure trips this weekend – survey

Nearly half of the journeys will be no more than 10 miles, the RAC poll suggests.

Covid survivor meets grandson born as he battled virus

Covid survivor meets grandson born as he battled virus

Geoffrey McKillop had been on a ventilator at the Causeway Hospital in Coleraine and at one stage was given just hours to live.

Tributes paid to ‘inspiring’ midwife and much-loved nurse

Tributes paid to ‘inspiring’ midwife and much-loved nurse

The women both worked for Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

Low-paid workers more likely to have lost jobs since crisis began – study

Low-paid workers more likely to have lost jobs since crisis began – study

The jobs crisis is far from over despite the Government’s ‘bold’ measures, said the Resolution Foundation.

Government falls short of contact-tracing target as testing labelled ‘shambles’

Government falls short of contact-tracing target as testing labelled ‘shambles’

Meanwhile education unions are meeting the chief medical officer and other experts on Friday over the Government’s push to reopen schools in England.

Most care home residents with Covid-19 die in their care home, new data shows

Most care home residents with Covid-19 die in their care home, new data shows

The Office for National Statistics published new data showing how the elderly have been affected by Covid-19.

Contact tracing: What does it do, why is it crucial, and can I be recruited?

Contact tracing: What does it do, why is it crucial, and can I be recruited?

The Government has set a target to appoint 18,000 contact tracers by mid-May.

Test, track and isolate strategy key to living with Covid-19 – WHO special envoy

Test, track and isolate strategy key to living with Covid-19 – WHO special envoy

Dr David Nabarro said a comprehensive testing, tracking and isolating system must be in place.

Congestion charge to be increased to £15 a day next month

Congestion charge to be increased to £15 a day next month

Rise has come following the government’s bailout for London’s transport system.

Close This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.Learn More