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Lockdown measures reimposed on Glasgow and western Scotland

Lockdown measures reimposed on Glasgow and western Scotland

The measures will stop people from visiting other households unless under exceptional circumstances.

Apple and Google reveal contact tracing notification system built into phones

Apple and Google reveal contact tracing notification system built into phones

The tech giants will continue to support coronavirus apps built by the NHS and other health authorities if they choose not to adopt new system.

Changes recommended to UK’s ‘outdated’ spying laws

Changes recommended to UK’s ‘outdated’ spying laws

The proposals include a defence for anyone who leaks information deemed to be in the public interest.

UK saw below average summer sunshine despite ‘major’ heatwave, Met Office says

UK saw below average summer sunshine despite ‘major’ heatwave, Met Office says

The data also showed that the summer months were wetter than average for the UK with 321mm of rainfall for the three months – 134% of the average.

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

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

Bolton, Corby and Trafford are among the areas where the rate has risen sharply.

Search continues for missing North Shields teenager Seesha Dack

Search continues for missing North Shields teenager Seesha Dack

The teenager was last seen with friends at the Fish Quay in North Shields around 7pm on Sunday where she had spent several hours with friends.

William criticised by charity after taking son George on grouse shoot

William criticised by charity after taking son George on grouse shoot

The Duke of Cambridge reportedly took his son to the event near the Queen’s Balmoral estate.

Hancock: We will do everything in our power to prevent second wave of Covid-19

Hancock: We will do everything in our power to prevent second wave of Covid-19

The Health Secretary updated MPs on efforts to control the pandemic.

Average motor insurance payouts soar during lockdown

Average motor insurance payouts soar during lockdown

The Association of British Insurers said the value of typical claims paid between April and June in the UK was £4,600.

Raab insists aid budget is ‘absolutely’ safe as new department is launched

Raab insists aid budget is ‘absolutely’ safe as new department is launched

He dismissed as ‘tittle tattle’ reports that the 0.7% target will be ditched.

Sturgeon announces ‘ambitious’ Bill to enshrine UN convention in Scots law

Sturgeon announces ‘ambitious’ Bill to enshrine UN convention in Scots law

The Bill has been welcomed by UN children’s charity Unicef and Scotland’s Children’s Commissioner.

Young people will be guaranteed education, training or work, Sturgeon says

Young people will be guaranteed education, training or work, Sturgeon says

The First Minister set out her Youth Guarantee policy as part of the Programme for Government announcement.

Coronavirus cases rise at Norfolk chicken factory

Coronavirus cases rise at Norfolk chicken factory

Banham Poultry was forced to partially close last week and mobile testing units are being brought in to offer tests to anyone connected to the site.

Sturgeon promises draft bill on Indyref2 ahead of next year’s Holyrood election

Sturgeon promises draft bill on Indyref2 ahead of next year’s Holyrood election

The announcement came in the First Minister’s programme for government statement.

Speaker urges MPs not to name Tory ex-minister facing rape accusation

Speaker urges MPs not to name Tory ex-minister facing rape accusation

Sir Lindsay Hoyle confirmed the Conservative MP has ‘voluntarily agreed’ not to attend the House of Commons for the period of his bail.

Neighbour who bludgeoned pensioner to death ‘may never be released’

Neighbour who bludgeoned pensioner to death ‘may never be released’

Michael Bryant murdered his frail downstairs neighbour Alan Wyatt in a ‘merciless’ killing and then tried to set fire to his body.

No 10 deny ‘stitch-up’ claim after poaching Duke of Cambridge’s man for top job

No 10 deny ‘stitch-up’ claim after poaching Duke of Cambridge’s man for top job

Simon Case has been made head of the civil service after being seconded to assist Downing Street with the coronavirus response.

Government launches £2 billion Kickstart work scheme for young people

Government launches £2 billion Kickstart work scheme for young people

Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the programme will help youngsters who could be “left behind” following the crisis.

Highly commended images from Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest revealed

Highly commended images from Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest revealed

The pictures have been chosen from almost 50,000 entries to the The Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020.

Marcus Rashford’s plan to help hungry children reaches Number 10

Marcus Rashford’s plan to help hungry children reaches Number 10

Boris Johnson’s official spokesman said the Government will ‘carefully consider’ a taskforce headed by the campaigning Manchester United striker.

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