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End of transition period a ‘difficult adjustment’ – retailers

Tuesday  16:55,   19 january 2021

The Northern Ireland Secretary has argued that the shortages have nothing to do with the special EU divorce deal. © Provided by PA Media Brandon Lewis has argued that there is no Irish Sea border created by the Protocol (Kirsty O’Connor/PA) Retail... >>>

Thousands of freight firms face £550 daily fines in London’s blind spot scheme

Tuesday  16:35,   19 january 2021

HGVs are given a rating of between zero and five stars based on how much the driver can see through their cab window.Transport for London (TfL) said 50,000 permits aimed at reducing blind spots from HGVs have been issued but urged more companies to... >>>

Raab hints at UK refuge for backers of detained Kremlin critic Navalny

Tuesday  16:35,   19 january 2021

The Foreign Secretary confirmed he has held detailed discussions with Home Secretary Priti Patel about the UK’s response.Dominic Raab told MPs he has held “detailed discussions” with Home Secretary Priti Patel about the UK’s response when asked... >>>

Boy, two, was choked to death by bedroom cord

Tuesday  15:24,   19 january 2021

Joey Walker had only been left on his own for 'seconds' when he became trapped in a looped cable installed by a previous tenant at the home in Denton, Greater Manchester.Joey Walker had only been left on his own for 'seconds' when he became... >>>

Eurostar concerns grow as head of France’s state rail firm sounds alarm

Tuesday  15:24,   19 january 2021

The cross-Channel train service has been hurt badly by a lack of travel during the coronavirus pandemic as well as Brexit. Jean-Pierre Farandou, the CEO of SNCF, which owns 55% of Eurostar, told France Inter radio that “the situation is very... >>>

Substantial variation in previous Covid infection rates – study

Tuesday  15:24,   19 january 2021

There are big differences across the country.In some regions one person in 20 has previously been infected with coronavirus, according to data from December... >>>

Schools might not all reopen at the same time, deputy chief medic suggests

Tuesday  15:20,   19 january 2021

Schools might not all reopen at the same time across England as lockdown restrictions are eased, MPs have been told. © PA Schools have been shut to most pupils for two weeks Dr Jenny Harries, one of England's deputy chief medical officers, said... >>>

Michel Cymes: "I decided to answer all those who are going to piss me off!" (VIDEO)

Tuesday  15:15,   19 january 2021

Victim of bashing since the start of the pandemic, the PAF's best-known doctor has decided not to let it go ... © Nathalie GUYON / FTV Victim of bashing since the start of the pandemic, the most famous doctor of the PAF has decided not to let it go >>>

England and Wales register 17,751 deaths in week ending 8 January

Tuesday  14:10,   19 january 2021

There were 17,751 deaths registered in England and Wales in the week ending 8 January - up 7,682 on the preceding week, new figures show. © PA People pass a Stay Home, Save Lives electronic board in Leicester Of the deaths registered, 6,057... >>>

Matt Hancock self-isolating after being 'pinged' by NHS app

Tuesday  14:10,   19 january 2021

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has revealed he is self-isolating for the next six days after being "pinged" by the NHS coronavirus app.In a video posted to his Twitter account on Tuesday morning, Mr Hancock - who on Monday afternoon fronted a Downing >>>

BT removes mobile data charges for Oak National Academy

Tuesday  14:10,   19 january 2021

The internet provider said it would zero-rate access to the online learning hub by the end of the month.The move will mean customers on EE, BT Mobile and Plusnet Mobile will have free, unlimited access to the Oak National Academy and its educational >>>

Aldi workers bag pay rise after ‘outstanding efforts’ during pandemic

Tuesday  14:05,   19 january 2021

The discount chain will increase its minimum national hourly pay rate for store employees to £9.55 from February 1.The German-owned retailer said it will increase its national minimum hourly pay rate for store employees to £9.55 from February 1,... >>>

Moonpig confirms stock market flotation

Tuesday  11:30,   19 january 2021

The initial public offering in February will value the online greetings card firm at up to £1.2bn.The firm said at least 25% of its share capital will be made available for trading in the initial public offering (IPO), which is set to take place... >>>

Landlord Hammerson reveals just 41% of rents collected

Tuesday  11:25,   19 january 2021

Birmingham’s Bullring owner said of the £61.5m rent in the run-up to Christmas, just £19.8m was paid with a further £12.9m deferred or not yet due.Bosses at the company, which owns Birmingham’s Bullring and London’s Brent Cross, said of the £61.5... >>>

People ‘mistaken’ to think Johnson wanted second Trump term – Lord Sedwill

Tuesday  09:15,   19 january 2021

Lord Sedwill said Joe Biden’s election win brought “relief” to Western leaders that “normal diplomatic relationships will be restored”.Lord Sedwill, who served as Cabinet Secretary from 2018 to 2020, wrote in the Daily Mail that another term for Mr... >>>