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UK gin industry ‘under threat’ from invasive plant disease

UK gin industry ‘under threat’ from invasive plant disease

Researchers have found the Phytophthora austrocedri pathogen spreading through juniper trees across Scotland.

How to use the coronavirus contact tracing app

How to use the coronavirus contact tracing app

The app is being rolled out across England and Wales after months of delay.

‘Desperation’ led Grenfell victims to believe in helicopter rescue, report says

‘Desperation’ led Grenfell victims to believe in helicopter rescue, report says

The Independent Office for Police Conduct has published a report into the tragedy.

Ministers disagree on commitment to consult devolved administrations on trade

Ministers disagree on commitment to consult devolved administrations on trade

The Scottish Government wants to see this pledge written into the UK Government’s Trade Bill – but UK ministers are opposed to this.

New rules will cost thousands and put local pubs at risk, say landlords

New rules will cost thousands and put local pubs at risk, say landlords

Many bemoaned the 10pm curfew and the short time they have to reshape business to table service.

Stealth jet shown soaring off from HMS Queen Elizabeth in stunning footage

Stealth jet shown soaring off from HMS Queen Elizabeth in stunning footage

The 65,000-tonne carrier left Portsmouth earlier this week and is sailing for exercises in the North Sea.

TikTok tightens restrictions on weight loss advertising

TikTok tightens restrictions on weight loss advertising

The video app said it would ban fasting apps and weight loss supplements.

Nicola Sturgeon seeks more powers from PM to fund Covid-19 decisions

Nicola Sturgeon seeks more powers from PM to fund Covid-19 decisions

The First Minister was speaking at the coronavirus briefing in Edinburgh.

Beatrice reunited with wedding dress ahead of exhibition

Beatrice reunited with wedding dress ahead of exhibition

Princess Beatrice married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on July 17 after a delay caused by the lockdown.

Bishop ‘felt presence of slaves’ at Harry and Meghan’s wedding

Bishop ‘felt presence of slaves’ at Harry and Meghan’s wedding

US Bishop Michael Curry gave an impassioned address on the power of love at St George’s Chapel in 2018.

Sex offender convictions to be rescinded due to law change gaffe

Sex offender convictions to be rescinded due to law change gaffe

Prosecutors have apologised to 17 victims, 11 of whom were children at the time of the offences.

TV viewing figures for Boris Johnson’s coronavirus address revealed

TV viewing figures for Boris Johnson’s coronavirus address revealed

Channel 4 enjoyed better figures for Bake Off – with Matt Lucas impersonating the Prime Minister – than it did for Boris Johnson’s speech.

Mainland Greece at risk of losing quarantine exemption

Mainland Greece at risk of losing quarantine exemption

The country is currently recording a seven-day rate of 20.5 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people.

UK facing winter of discontent over Covid-19 and no-deal Brexit, warns SNP

UK facing winter of discontent over Covid-19 and no-deal Brexit, warns SNP

SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford pressed the Westminster Government to extend the furlough scheme

Man killed and woman injured in ‘unprovoked’ fire attacks

Man killed and woman injured in ‘unprovoked’ fire attacks

Police suspect the four incidents in Greenock, Inverclyde, may be linked.

EU not contemplating blocking Northern Ireland food supplies, says retail group

EU not contemplating blocking Northern Ireland food supplies, says retail group

Aodhan Connolly of the Northern Ireland Retail Consortium said he wanted to focus on the facts following the Prime Minister’s intervention.

Universities reduce face-to-face lessons on campus amid Covid-19 concerns

Universities reduce face-to-face lessons on campus amid Covid-19 concerns

Two institutions in Liverpool have decided to increase the number of online seminars and tutorials.

YouTube adds fact-check panels to search results in the UK

YouTube adds fact-check panels to search results in the UK

The video platform will display the panels about search results.

Johnson under pressure over economic impact of new coronavirus restrictions

Johnson under pressure over economic impact of new coronavirus restrictions

With the prospect of another six months of curbs, the Prime Minister faced calls to provide more assistance for firms and workers.

Diagnoses of common conditions in general practice fell during lockdown – study

Diagnoses of common conditions in general practice fell during lockdown – study

Researchers found the biggest reductions were for mental health conditions and type 2 diabetes.

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