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Courts head apologises after black barrister repeatedly mistaken for defendant

Thursday  14:35,   24 september 2020

Barrister Alexandra Wilson tried to enter a courtroom but was told to leave and wait outside.Alexandra Wilson, a criminal and family barrister and author of In Black And White, tweeted that she was “absolutely exhausted” after staff at the court... >>>

Attorney General defends controversial powers to override Brexit deal

Thursday  14:31,   24 september 2020

Suella Braverman faced calls to resign but accused opponents of the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill of being unpatriotic.Attorney General Suella Braverman told MPs it is “entirely proper, entirely constitutional and lawful in domestic law” to... >>>

Boris Becker denies criminal charges over bankruptcy

Thursday  14:31,   24 september 2020

The 52-year-old German former tennis star pleaded not guilty to 19 charges of failing to disclose money and property between May 2017 and June 2017. Becker, who lives in London, is being prosecuted by the Insolvency Service.Bankruptcy issues were... >>>

London markets open down ahead of multi-billion pound 'winter plan'

Thursday  13:45,   24 september 2020

The FTSE 100 index of Britain's biggest companies dropped 1.3 per cent or 77 points to 5,822 in early trading following falls in Asia and overnight on Wall Street. In the eurozone, Frankfurt's DAX 30 index lost 1 per cent to 12,514 and the Paris >>>

US trial of Oxford's Covid vaccine is still paused: Scientists ask why

Thursday  13:45,   24 september 2020

Doctors restarted the trials in the UK on Saturday, September 12, five days after a side effect was investigated. But regulators in the US have not followed almost two weeks later.AstraZeneca, the drug giant which owns the rights to the experimental >>>

National Express beats previous guidance as passengers get back on buses

Thursday  13:10,   24 september 2020

The company is running around 60% of its Dundee and West Midlands bus services.The company’s regional buses in Dundee and the West Midlands are carrying well over half of last year’s passenger numbers, it... >>>

NHS coronavirus contact tracing app goes live in England and Wales

Thursday  13:10,   24 september 2020

The app uses Bluetooth to log close contact with others to help with contact tracing and a new QR code system for checking in at venues.The rollout follows months of delay and questions about its effectiveness in the face of mixed results from other >>>

Volunteers ‘to be deliberately infected with Covid-19 in human challenge trials’

Thursday  13:10,   24 september 2020

Volunteers will reportedly be inoculated with a vaccine, and receive a ‘challenge’ dose of the virus that causes Covid-19 under controlled conditions. Alastair Fraser-Urquhart is a volunteer organiser at advocacy group 1Day Sooner, which is signing... >>>

MMR vaccine uptake increases for the first time in six years

Thursday  13:05,   24 september 2020

NHS Digital data showed one in 10 children aged two are still unvaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella.New data from NHS Digital shows that, while coverage is still below the 95% needed for herd immunity, the proportion having the first dose... >>>

Trump slams Meghan Markle and wishes Harry 'luck'

Thursday  11:15,   24 september 2020

President Trump slammed Meghan Markle from the White House podium after she and Prince Harry recorded a video message urging Americans to vote, hinting they support Democrat Joe Biden. 'I'm not a fan of hers,' Trump said Wednesday to a question... >>>

Number of staff at Greggs production hub test positive for coronavirus

Thursday  10:47,   24 september 2020

The bakery chain has rushed to reassure its customers that supplies should not be affected due to a large reserve of frozen stock in Newcastle (file photo).The bakery chain has rushed to reassure its customers that supplies should not be affected... >>>

Chancellor to reveal emergency job protection plan amid new Covid restrictions

Thursday  10:46,   24 september 2020

Rishi Sunak, who will address the Commons after cancelling this year’s Budget statement, will unveil measures for sectors hit hard by coronavirus.The Chancellor will address the Commons after cancelling this year’s... >>>

Coronavirus: Students they should stay at university over Christmas

Thursday  10:46,   24 september 2020

The warnings are expected to be published in the latest minutes from meetings of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE). Larger outbreaks are expected at the end of the academic term as students move around the country to travel home... >>>

NHS contact tracing app finally launched in England and Wales

Thursday  10:45,   24 september 2020

The NHS coronavirus contact tracing app has finally been launched in England and Wales after months of delay and questions about its effectiveness. The app was trialled first on the Isle of Wight and in the London Borough of Newham and was used to... >>>

Brits enjoy late night out before Boris Johnson's 10pm closing time

Thursday  10:40,   24 september 2020

Revellers from Leeds, London and Middlesborough were seen stepping out in full force as they took advantage of their last night of freedom before new measures come in.The Prime Minister has today ordered pubs and restaurants to stop serving at 10pm, >>>