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Brexit checks must be minimised to avoid economic damage, insists Arlene Foster

Brexit checks must be minimised to avoid economic damage, insists Arlene Foster

The DUP leader said controls on goods travelling from Great Britain to Northern Ireland should not have a major impact.

Durdle Door closed to public after three injured jumping into sea

Durdle Door closed to public after three injured jumping into sea

People were evacuated from the Dorset beauty spot on Saturday afternoon following the incidents.

Government making it up as it goes along on reopening schools – teaching union

Government making it up as it goes along on reopening schools – teaching union

Mary Bousted, of the National Education Union, said schools should not be reopening on Monday.

Tributes paid to ‘tremendous’ Thomas And Friends narrator Michael Angelis

Tributes paid to ‘tremendous’ Thomas And Friends narrator Michael Angelis

The 76-year-old died suddenly on Saturday.

Drop plan for full reopening of primary schools, ministers urged

Drop plan for full reopening of primary schools, ministers urged

The Government plans to have all pupils back in class in England four weeks before the summer break.

Extent of virus tracing capabilities revealed

Extent of virus tracing capabilities revealed

Contact tracing appeared to have been paused as a strategy in March.

Neighbourly ties strengthening amid pandemic as ‘Big Lunch’ goes virtual

Neighbourly ties strengthening amid pandemic as ‘Big Lunch’ goes virtual

Six in 10 people are chatting with their neighbours, while one in three have helped them during the coronavirus outbreak, a study found.

Schools expect nearly half of families to keep children at home – survey

Schools expect nearly half of families to keep children at home – survey

Primary schools in England have been told to reopen to pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 from this week.

Childcare sector at risk as parents plan to keep children at home – survey

Childcare sector at risk as parents plan to keep children at home – survey

More than two-thirds of providers expect to operate at a loss in the next six months, the research showed.

What the papers say – May 31

What the papers say – May 31

The easing of lockdown restrictions leads many of Sunday’s papers.

Elon Musk ‘overcome with emotion’ as SpaceX launches humans into space

Elon Musk ‘overcome with emotion’ as SpaceX launches humans into space

The rocket firm made history after becoming the first private company to send astronauts into orbit.

Lockdown easing for Covid-19 ‘shielders’ announced by PM

Lockdown easing for Covid-19 ‘shielders’ announced by PM

Boris Johnson praised their resilience as he said those shielding from Covid-19 in England will be able to spend time with other people outdoors.

Public warned to remain cautious when lockdown is eased further

Public warned to remain cautious when lockdown is eased further

New freedoms include people who have been shielding, who can go outside from Monday while maintaining social distancing.

Labour’s Rosie Duffield quits as party whip after lockdown breach

Labour’s Rosie Duffield quits as party whip after lockdown breach

The Canterbury MP has apologised after admitting meeting her partner while they were living separately.

Barnier takes hard line on trade deal ahead of next round of post-Brexit negotiations

Barnier takes hard line on trade deal ahead of next round of post-Brexit negotiations

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has warned Boris Johnson to stick to his promises.

Labour frontbencher no longer in role after admitting lockdown breach

Labour frontbencher no longer in role after admitting lockdown breach

Rosie Duffield, MP for Canterbury, is no longer a Labour whip after she met her partner while they were living separately.

Large fires break out at beauty spots across the UK over sunny Saturday

Large fires break out at beauty spots across the UK over sunny Saturday

Fire crews at beauty spots in Scotland, Lancashire and Surrey have been tackling large wildfires and in some cases evacuating nearby homes.

SpaceX makes history by becoming first private company to send humans into orbit

SpaceX makes history by becoming first private company to send humans into orbit

The company has helped kick-start a new era for commercial space travel.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has gone through psychological torture, says husband

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has gone through psychological torture, says husband

The British-Iranian mother-of-one was hoping to be told on Saturday morning if a decision had been made on granting her clemency.

Nasa launches US astronauts into space on SpaceX rocket

Nasa launches US astronauts into space on SpaceX rocket

The mission, named Demo-2, has made SpaceX the first private company to send humans into space.

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