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What are the new coronavirus rules in the UK?

Tuesday  20:30,   22 september 2020

Tougher restrictions are coming into place but vary across the four nations.Tougher restrictions are being brought in across all four nations, but vary – here, we take a look at the new rules in each... >>>

Job losses: Major cuts since the start of the pandemic

Tuesday  19:10,   22 september 2020

Hospitality businesses faced an added hit when the Prime Minister announced a 10pm curfew in pubs.The losses add to the more than 180,000 tracked by the PA news agency since the start of lockdown in... >>>

NI border control posts ‘almost certainly’ not ready in time, Poots says

Tuesday  19:00,   22 september 2020

Environment Secretary George Eustice has written to the devolved agriculture department pressing for action. When the Brexit transition period ends on December 31, some checks will be needed on goods like animal products entering Northern Ireland... >>>

Fears six-month Covid rules could result in end of Christmas grottoes

Tuesday  19:00,   22 september 2020

James Lovell, director of the Ministry of Fun Santa School, said meet-and-greets might take place online, but remains ‘optimistic’ about the future.Boris Johnson outlined a series of England-wide measures on Tuesday, including hospitality curfews... >>>

If Christmas Isn't Cancelled, Boris Johnson Will Have To Answer Questions About Eid

Tuesday  18:00,   22 september 2020

When we talk about the current government, it’s hard to ignore its clear contempt for the British Muslim community. And as a British Muslim, I can’t help but feel nauseated at this representation, because paint it whichever way you will, the... >>>

Small children are among hundreds of migrants arriving in UK today

Tuesday  17:35,   22 september 2020

At least 27 boats were brought into the marina in Dover, Kent after migrants attempted the treacherous crossing following days of high winds in the Channel. Pictured: Arrivals today Young children were among those rescued by authorities on what an... >>>

PM hears calls for extension of jobs furlough

Tuesday  17:35,   22 september 2020

Fresh Covid-19 restrictions are to be extended to all of Northern Ireland from this evening. There will be no mixing of households indoors with exemptions, while no more than six people from two households can meet in a garden.Previously, the... >>>

Wetherspoon boss says pub curfew introduced ‘for PR reasons’

Tuesday  17:35,   22 september 2020

Tim Martin said there were very low rates of coronavirus transmission for pubs.Mr Martin said pubs were not behind the rise in infections and the Government was imposing the 10pm shutdown on pubs and restaurants to be seen to be doing... >>>

Weddings capped at 15 people, Boris Johnson announces

Tuesday  17:35,   22 september 2020

Celebrations held this weekend will narrowly avoid the new restrictions, which come into effect in England on Monday. Setting out the measures in the House of Commons, Mr Johnson said: “Fifth, now is the time to tighten up the rule of six. ©... >>>

Johnson tells office staff to work from home where possible

Tuesday  17:30,   22 september 2020

The Prime Minister was forced to abandon efforts to get more people back in the workplace as coronavirus cases continued to rise.The Prime Minister had led calls for staff to return to the workplace in response to concerns that cafes and other... >>>

Professor Lockdown stands by doomsday forecast that triggered lockdown

Tuesday  16:35,   22 september 2020

Professor Ferguson, an epidemiologist at Imperial College London, said hospitals in the capital city were close to getting overloaded during the peak of Britain's coronavirus crisis.Professor Neil Ferguson, a former adviser to the Government... >>>

Buckland defends controversial Brexit legislation amid law-breaking fears

Tuesday  16:35,   22 september 2020

The Justice Secretary came under fire from opposition MPs over controversial sections of the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill.Robert Buckland reacted angrily in the Commons as he came under fire from opposition MPs over controversial sections of... >>>

Kate meets fellow parents in London park to discuss support during lockdown

Tuesday  16:10,   22 september 2020

The Duchess of Cambridge heard how peer-to-peer support has been used to help families and how they coped during lockdown.Kate heard how parent-to-parent support through organisations such as Home-Start, National Childbirth Trust (NCT) and Mush was... >>>

Key points from Boris Johnson’s coronavirus statement to MPs

Tuesday  16:00,   22 september 2020

The main points from the Prime Minister’s statement to the House of Commons. © House of Commons Prime Minister Boris Johnson (House of Commons) – Office workers who can work from home should do so.– Pubs, bars and restaurants in England will be... >>>

Summer is over! Temperatures are set to plummet after autumn equinox

Tuesday  14:35,   22 september 2020

The Autumn Equinox today will also see Britain's Indian Summer come to an end, temperatures are expected to reach highs of 78F, before rain, wind and even frost, move in later this week.Today's Autumn Equinox has landed at the end of an Indian... >>>