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Snow and ice warnings in place across parts of the UK

Snow and ice warnings in place across parts of the UK

The Met Office said early cloud, rain and hill snow were likely for Northern Ireland, Wales and England’s south-west.

UK adults withdrew £1,500 on average from ATMs during 2020, says Link

UK adults withdrew £1,500 on average from ATMs during 2020, says Link

The average ATM withdrawal value was nearly £80 in 2020, compared with just under £70 in 2019, Link said.

What the papers say – January 26

What the papers say – January 26

The national front pages are dominated by coronavirus developments both practical and political.

Johnson to rule on plans for quarantine hotels to protect against new strains

Johnson to rule on plans for quarantine hotels to protect against new strains

The Best Western hotel chain said it was waiting for the Government ‘green light’

EU threatens export controls on coronavirus vaccines amid AstraZeneca row

EU threatens export controls on coronavirus vaccines amid AstraZeneca row

European health commissioner Stella Kyriakides accused the pharmaceutical company.

Aviation sector warning as ministers prepare to discuss quarantine hotels

Aviation sector warning as ministers prepare to discuss quarantine hotels

According to reports, a new hotel quarantine requirement for travellers entering the UK could cost them more than £1,000.

Single mothers call for support amid ‘exhausting’ strain of home schooling

Single mothers call for support amid ‘exhausting’ strain of home schooling

One single business owner said parents should be paid to home school their children.

SNP criticises Hancock for using coronavirus briefing to praise the Union

The Scottish Government’s Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham accused Matt Hancock of using the briefing to make ‘overtly political statements’.

Olympic athletes should not jump the queue to get Covid-19 jab, says WHO

Olympic athletes should not jump the queue to get Covid-19 jab, says WHO

WHO’s Dr Michael Ryan says global crisis demands that frontline workers, older people and most vulnerable must ‘access vaccines first’.

Twitter calls on users to help debunk misinformation

Twitter calls on users to help debunk misinformation

The Birdwatch trial asks people to post notes proving why certain tweets may not be true in the site’s latest attempt to stem misinformation.

Mutant coronavirus strains being monitored for ‘vaccine evasion’

Mutant coronavirus strains being monitored for ‘vaccine evasion’

Experts are already examining how fast a new vaccine could be ‘built and rolled out’ if mutant strains do not respond.

Covid daily hospital admissions drop but Hancock warns of NHS pressure

Covid daily hospital admissions drop but Hancock warns of NHS pressure

NHS England said a total of 2,780 admissions of patients with the disease were reported for January 23.

UK to offer genomic expertise to identify new coronavirus strains abroad

UK to offer genomic expertise to identify new coronavirus strains abroad

Health Secretary Matt Hancock is to make the pledge as the Government becomes increasingly concerned over strains evolving to evade vaccines.

Royal family wish Scots happy Burns Night

Royal family wish Scots happy Burns Night

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have sent a message to staff at NHS Tayside thanking them for their work and wishing them well on Burns Night.

Industry body hopes live music experiment could help pave way for return of gigs

Industry body hopes live music experiment could help pave way for return of gigs

Robert Fitzpatrick, chief executive of the Odyssey Trust and co-founder of the Arena Resilience Alliance, said they hope it will prove a game-changer.

UK ‘not out of this by a very long way’, PM warned as he mulls easing lockdown

UK ‘not out of this by a very long way’, PM warned as he mulls easing lockdown

Boris Johnson said ministers would be ‘looking at the potential of relaxing some measures’.

Importation of breeding livestock could halt unless ‘essential’ funding provided

Importation of breeding livestock could halt unless ‘essential’ funding provided

Portsmouth International Port faces £5.2 million shortfall to create UK’s only animal check border post

‘Essex Boys’ killer can be freed from jail – Parole Board

‘Essex Boys’ killer can be freed from jail – Parole Board

Jack Whomes was handed a life sentence in 1998 for the triple murder in Chelmsford.

Kwarteng: No plan to reduce workers’ rights

Kwarteng: No plan to reduce workers’ rights

But Labour former shadow chancellor John McDonnell said the Business Secretary’s promises to uphold workers’ rights should not be trusted.

Pupil motivation on remote education ‘significant concern’ for parents – Ofsted

Pupil motivation on remote education ‘significant concern’ for parents – Ofsted

Two in five parents see child’s focus on studying when learning remotely as the top challenge, a survey suggests.

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