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Weekly coronavirus deaths RISE in England and Wales

Tuesday  13:07,   22 september 2020

Data from the Office for National Statistics chimes with death counts from the UK's Department of Health which show the trend has risen from an average of 7 daily deaths to 22 in a fortnight.Office for National Statistics data published today... >>>

National Trust accused of rewriting history over list of shame

Tuesday  13:07,   22 september 2020

Members have threatened to cancel their membership and historians have accused the trust of being 'unfair' after the homes of Winston Churchill and Rudyard Kipling were among the 93 properties. Critics have accused the 'out of touch' trust... >>>

Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh to quit Scottish Parliament at May election

Tuesday  13:06,   22 september 2020

Mr Macintosh, who has been an MSP since Holyrood was established in 1999, announced he would not be running for re-election.Mr Macintosh said that “after much reflection” he had decided not to stand... >>>

Wilko and Walkers staff join in with the great British litter-pick

Tuesday  12:40,   22 september 2020

Wilko and Walkers are official partners of the Great British September Clean, organised by Keep Britain Tidy and backed by the Daily Mail. Both companies organised litter picks at the weekend.The crisp giant and household goods company are official... >>>

What the papers say – September 22

Tuesday  12:36,   22 september 2020

Tuesday’s papers are dominated by the looming prospect of major new restrictions, including a curfew for pubs.The Guardian, Financial Times and The Independent report the Prime Minister is set to announce a 10pm curfew for pubs and restaurants in a... >>>

Timeline of key events since UK was put into lockdown

Tuesday  12:35,   22 september 2020

Unprecedented restrictions were announced on March 23. – March 23: The UK public is told that they will only be allowed to leave their homes for limited reasons, including food shopping, exercise once per day, medical need and travelling for work... >>>

Nicola Sturgeon to announce coronavirus restrictions for Scotland

Tuesday  12:35,   22 september 2020

The Scottish First Minister will first attend a Cobra meeting before discussing measures with her Cabinet.The Scottish First Minister has said she will decide on further restrictions with her ministers following a Cobra meeting on Tuesday... >>>

UK to impose tougher COVID-19 measures amid case spike

Tuesday  12:21,   22 september 2020

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to announce new restrictions on social interactions Tuesday as the government tries to slow the spread of COVID-19 before it spirals out of control. Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove told... >>>

People encouraged to work from home again as Johnson battles coronavirus rise

Tuesday  11:40,   22 september 2020

Fresh restrictions on pubs and restaurants will be announced on Tuesday following stark warnings from the Government’s scientists.Pubs, bars and restaurants in England will be ordered to close by 10pm each night from Thursday, a move which has... >>>

Pub shares mixed amid talk of curfew

Tuesday  11:40,   22 september 2020

Shares fell by as much as 6.6% in some pub chains, but others escaped any harm.City Pub Group led the pack lower, with shares falling... >>>

Boris Johnson's son Wilfred christened a catholic

Tuesday  04:45,   22 september 2020

Westminster Cathedral in London confirmed that the couple had their four-month-old son baptised there in a ceremony on September 12 by Father Daniel Humphreys. It is understood the christening was a small ceremony held in the Henry VII Lady Chapel,... >>>

Starmer calls on Labour to rediscover patriotism in first conference speech

Tuesday  03:20,   22 september 2020

Sir Keir Starmer is to give a highly personal speech about his own background and opportunities as he calls on Labour to rediscover patriotism and pride. © Imagebridge Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer prepares his conference speech in his office in... >>>

Women make up third of FTSE 350 board members for first time

Tuesday  03:20,   22 september 2020

However, 19 of the FTSE 250 companies have just one female board member. There is also one all-male board, though the figure has tumbled from 152 all-male boards in 2011.The Hampton-Alexander Review in 2016 set a target for women to account for 33%... >>>

Co-infection from both flu and Covid-19 spells 'serious trouble'

Tuesday  03:15,   22 september 2020

Public Health England's study found people with co-infection were twice as likely to die than those who tested positive for Covid-19 alone.Findings from the government agency's research suggests that co-infection doubles the risk of... >>>

Royal Navy's new £3.1bn aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth sets sail

Tuesday  00:25,   22 september 2020

The Navy's 65,000-tonne warship sailed out of Portsmouth in glorious sunshine on Monday to take part in major exercises with the new RAF and USAF F-35B Lightning jets.It comes after four postponements earlier this year due to a coronavirus... >>>