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Testing and tracing must become a new way of life – Government TV advert

Testing and tracing must become a new way of life – Government TV advert

NHS Test and Trace launched on Thursday and the first advert aired on Tuesday evening.

Tens of millions join Blackout Tuesday in solidarity with George Floyd protests

Tens of millions join Blackout Tuesday in solidarity with George Floyd protests

Film and sporting stars including Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Lionel Messi and Lewis Hamilton joined the initiative.

Freeze UK sales of riot gear to US police amid protest violence, says Thornberry

Freeze UK sales of riot gear to US police amid protest violence, says Thornberry

British businesses wanting to export arms need a Government licence.

Commons voting procedure ‘potentially put MPs at risk’

Commons voting procedure ‘potentially put MPs at risk’

Experts have said that queuing and stepping forward after one another could have been risky.

‘Just 1,749 people contacted’ in first four days of NHS Test and Trace

‘Just 1,749 people contacted’ in first four days of NHS Test and Trace

The Government has yet to publish figures, but Channel 4 News has seen the data from Thursday to Sunday.

Britons asked to ‘take the knee’ on their doorsteps for George Floyd

Britons asked to ‘take the knee’ on their doorsteps for George Floyd

Stand Up to Racism wants the UK to kneel at 6pm on Wednesday following the death of the 46-year-old in Minneapolis.

Huawei, 5G and the UK: The key issues

Huawei, 5G and the UK: The key issues

Questions remain over the Chinese telecoms giant’s place in 5G networks, amid ongoing concerns over security raised by the United States.

Weekend crowds at Durdle Door showed ‘shocking’ disregard for area, charity says

Weekend crowds at Durdle Door showed ‘shocking’ disregard for area, charity says

A charity said it had received hundreds of messages about litter and waste left at the site.

Sinn Fein warns over implications of abortion for cases such as Down’s Syndrome

Sinn Fein warns over implications of abortion for cases such as Down’s Syndrome

The party has tabled an amendment to a DUP motion on terminations which is being debated at Stormont’s Assembly.

Child given plasma in coronavirus treatment trial

Child given plasma in coronavirus treatment trial

If the trial is successful, being treated with convalescent plasma could become a widespread practice in hospitals.

Hancock defends Government testing figures after stats watchdog rebuke

Hancock defends Government testing figures after stats watchdog rebuke

The Health Secretary was criticised over the way Covid-19 testing figures are presented at daily briefings.

China using Huawei as ‘hi-tech wedge’ to drive US and UK apart, senator warns

China using Huawei as ‘hi-tech wedge’ to drive US and UK apart, senator warns

Republican Tom Cotton said allowing use of Huawei equipment will create ‘some tensions’ in intelligence sharing.

Bishop Michael Curry criticises Donald Trump over church visit

Bishop Michael Curry criticises Donald Trump over church visit

Bishop Michael Curry said the US president had used a church and a bible for ‘partisan political purposes’.

Emergency food parcels for children double in a year – food banks

Emergency food parcels for children double in a year – food banks

The Trussell Trust said the soaring demand during the coronavirus pandemic is “completely unprecedented”.

Welfare officer left ‘speechless’ after parrot abandoned outside restaurant

Welfare officer left ‘speechless’ after parrot abandoned outside restaurant

The African grey parrot was found sitting in a large cage which had been left on the pavement.

Scottish Parliament could continue sitting through ‘very unusual summer’

Scottish Parliament could continue sitting through ‘very unusual summer’

Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh said the Parliamentary Bureau agreed members should have the opportunity to meet each Thursday through the summer.

Pilot, 77, dies after motorised paraglider crashes in field

Pilot, 77, dies after motorised paraglider crashes in field

The man was pronounced dead at the scene in Kilmacolm, Inverclyde.

Antibody tests to be rolled out across the country, says Hancock

Antibody tests to be rolled out across the country, says Hancock

The Health Secretary said about 40,000 tests are being conducted a day across the health and social care sector.

Charles praises benefits of gardens in lockdown

Charles praises benefits of gardens in lockdown

The Prince of Wales is patron of the National Garden Scheme which opens up more than 3,700 private gardens in England and Wales to visitors.

Octogenarian ‘livid’ at social distancing breaches

Octogenarian ‘livid’ at social distancing breaches

From Monday June 8 the most vulnerable people are set to be able to venture outside for the first time in 10 weeks.

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