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Science is key to hopes of tackling Covid-19, Boris Johnson says

Science is key to hopes of tackling Covid-19, Boris Johnson says

The Prime Minister said the UK needs to take action to help combat the virus.

Sturgeon: restrictions may feel like step backwards

Sturgeon: restrictions may feel like step backwards

The Scottish First Minister addressed the nation after she announced a ban on indoor household visits and a curfew for pubs and restaurants.

Johnson calls for ‘spirit of togetherness’ to survive tough coronavirus winter

Johnson calls for ‘spirit of togetherness’ to survive tough coronavirus winter

New curbs on freedoms announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to limit the spread of the virus could last for six months.

New Covid measures do not go far enough, British Medical Association says

New Covid measures do not go far enough, British Medical Association says

The union criticised ministers for sending workers back to offices as infection rates were rising.

MPs back Government compromise on controversial powers to override Brexit deal

MPs back Government compromise on controversial powers to override Brexit deal

The United Kingdom Internal Market Bill did not originally contain a parliamentary ‘lock’ on the use of the powers, prompting uproar.

Further backing over call for life terms for killers of emergency workers

Further backing over call for life terms for killers of emergency workers

Lissie Harper, the widow of Pc Andrew Harper who was killed on duty last year, has been campaigning for Harper’s Law.

Two new tremors in a day take Leighton Buzzard earthquake total to four

Two new tremors in a day take Leighton Buzzard earthquake total to four

The events are aftershocks from first quake, which took place on September 8.

Resuming sexual activity after heart attack linked to improved survival – study

Resuming sexual activity after heart attack linked to improved survival – study

Researchers say sexuality and sexual activity are markers of wellbeing.

Northern Ireland protocol makes NI Europe’s pawn – DUP

Northern Ireland protocol makes NI Europe’s pawn – DUP

The party said extra paperwork and EU customs declarations are consequences which will cost the community and business dear.

Boris Johnson ‘trashing’ UK reputation on global stage – Nandy

Boris Johnson ‘trashing’ UK reputation on global stage – Nandy

Labour’s shadow foreign secretary said the Prime Minister had failed to show international leadership during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Rise in number of women and girls treated in hospital for abuse

Rise in number of women and girls treated in hospital for abuse

End Violence Against Women Coalition said the figures are evidence doctors, nurses and paramedics are seeing victims of domestic violence routinely.

Assault victims admitted to hospital 79 times every day in England last year

Assault victims admitted to hospital 79 times every day in England last year

Assault by bodily force was the most common cause of victims’ injuries.

Household visits banned and hospitality curfew introduced in Scotland

Household visits banned and hospitality curfew introduced in Scotland

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the new restrictions are ‘absolutely essential’ amid a rise in coronavirus cases.

Durham University reassures residents as 17,000 students set to arrive

Durham University reassures residents as 17,000 students set to arrive

It says plans are in place to keep the local community safe, amid fears students will have house parties as Covid-19 regulations have shut clubs.

Man caught with knives at Gatwick said he was planning ‘massacre’

Man caught with knives at Gatwick said he was planning ‘massacre’

Adam Russell, who suffers with schizophrenia, told a neighbour he was ‘going to kill them all’, a court heard.

Theatres and cinemas not included in 10pm closing time rule – Culture Secretary

Theatres and cinemas not included in 10pm closing time rule – Culture Secretary

Oliver Dowden has said performances can run past 10pm.

Cancer charity Macmillan plans to axe 310 jobs after pandemic hit funding

Cancer charity Macmillan plans to axe 310 jobs after pandemic hit funding

The charity warned it expects a £175 million fall in fundraising income by the end of 2022.

Ben Wallace says new law will protect against vexatious claims despite criticism

Ben Wallace says new law will protect against vexatious claims despite criticism

Campaigners and some senior military figures have warned that the legislation will create a presumption against prosecution of torture.

Workman ‘who compromised health and safety’ allowed to stay on at Grenfell

Workman ‘who compromised health and safety’ allowed to stay on at Grenfell

A blaze at the building in June 2017 cost the lives of 72 people.

Warning over emerging nursing ‘crisis’ amid high vacancy rates

Warning over emerging nursing ‘crisis’ amid high vacancy rates

The Public Accounts Committee highlighted large shortages of staff and low morale.

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