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Dominic Raab's bodyguard sparks police dash after gun found on plane

Saturday  05:01,   19 september 2020

The alarm was raised by a cleaner after she found the unattended weapon in its holster on board the United Airlines jet from Washington DC to Heathrow before officers descended on the scene. But they were eventually stood down after realising the... >>>

What the papers say – September 19

Saturday  05:01,   19 september 2020

Saturday’s front pages are divided on whether a second wave of coronavirus infections has begun.The Daily Telegraph reports the Prime Minister is “prepared to abandon” the rule of six and move to tighter restrictions, with The Times saying Boris... >>>

Palaces charity that runs Kensington Palace is set to axe 145 jobs

Saturday  04:35,   19 september 2020

Historic Royal Palaces could axe 145 jobs in restructuring plans, as it enters a 45-day consultation. The charity's income dropped from £110million to £10million amid the Covid-19 crisis.The Historic Royal Palaces has entered into 'consultation... >>>

Sharma picks Scott to fill CMA void left by Tyrie exit

Saturday  04:30,   19 september 2020

Alok Sharma, the business secretary, will this week ask an interim chairman to head the competition watchdog amid confusion over Britain's post-Brexit state aid regime. © Imagebridge Lord Tyrie stepped down from the CMA in late June following... >>>

Student slams 'ridiculous' £10,000 house party Covid fine

Saturday  04:25,   19 september 2020

Stuart Hawk, 19, claimed he had only invited around 25 people to the party on Friday. But the Nottingham University politics student said things 'got out of hand' and said the fine is 'a ridiculous amount'.Stuart Hawk, 19, claimed he >>>

Duty-free bargains will end on perfumes after January 1

Saturday  04:21,   19 september 2020

Ministers announced tax savings will now only apply to sales of alcohol and tobacco in a decision which has been called a 'hammer blow' to struggling airports.Ministers announced tax savings will now only apply to sales of alcohol and... >>>

SNP accuses Westminster of trying to ‘bypass Scottish Government’

Saturday  04:20,   19 september 2020

MPs are scrutinising the UK Internal Market Bill.The United Kingdom Internal Market Bill gives ministers the power to fund infrastructure and development anywhere in the UK, which the SNP say is an attack on devolution because areas such as... >>>

Ministers consider new Covid controls as cases rise

Saturday  03:25,   19 september 2020

Boris Johnson says the second wave of the pandemic has now reached the UK.With new cases of the disease in England estimated to have doubled over the past week, the Prime Minister said they were keeping “everything under... >>>

Covid-19 cases in people in their 20s have DROPPED in England

Saturday  00:48,   19 september 2020

Public Health England's weekly coronavirus surveillance report revealed that the rate of infection for people in their 20s fell for the first time in 10 weeks from 56 per 100,000 to 52.Those in the 20-29 age group still have the highest... >>>

Brexit chairman 'deeply concerned' over state of negotiations

Saturday  00:48,   19 september 2020

One of the key figures in Brexit talks has told Sky News that he is "deeply concerned" over the state of negotiations. © Imagebridge The Brexit transition period ends on 31 December German MEP David McAllister also says that trust and confidence in... >>>

Medical tents return to the streets of Madrid

Saturday  00:47,   19 september 2020

The green medical tents return to Madrid's Gomez Ulla military hospital, as the city is gripped by coronavirus second wave. Spain has recorded average of 10,000 new cases per dayThe Gomez Ulla hospital, is getting ready just in case emergency... >>>

Test and trace programme forced to bring in KPMG consultants

Saturday  00:47,   19 september 2020

The government is preparing to draft in a new team to bolster the £10billion scheme which was implemented to manage any second coronavirus wave. The service, which was introduced by Boris Johnson earlier this year as 'world-beating', has been... >>>

Designer Bora Aksu presents pandemic-inspired collection at London Fashion Week

Friday  23:20,   18 september 2020

Designer Bora Aksu presents pandemic-inspired collection at London Fashion WeekLONDON (Reuters) - Turkish designer Bora Aksu said the coronavirus pandemic inspired his latest collection, which looks back over one hundred years to the Spanish flu... >>>

Social distancing rules go out the window as crowds flock to beaches

Friday  23:20,   18 september 2020

People all over the country have flouted the new 'rule of six' restriction, which was introduced on Monday, as they gathered together to make the most of the soaring temperatures. It comes amid reports that Britain will bask in a spell of... >>>

Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

Friday  22:20,   18 september 2020

Bolton, Hyndburn and Preston continue to record the highest rates.The figures, for the seven days to September 15, are based on tests carried out in laboratories (pillar one of the Government’s testing programme) and in the wider community (pillar... >>>