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New infections are less than one in 400 people in UK's virus hotspots

Sunday  10:35,   27 september 2020

As experts urged those in virus hotspots not to over-react, the most recently available weekly figures for Bolton (pictured) - which has been topping the list - show that there were 696 new cases reported. But as the town has a population of... >>>

Britain can still seal EU trade deal - if Brussels 'gets real'

Sunday  10:35,   27 september 2020

Lord Frost appeared to raise hopes of a last-minute breakthrough, saying the past two weeks of informal talks 'have been relatively positive'.Lord Frost appeared to raise hopes of a last-minute breakthrough, saying the past two weeks of... >>>

Prisoners in Wales fear they are being singled out as troublemakers

Sunday  10:35,   27 september 2020

Inmates at HMP Berwyn, a 2,100-capacity 'super prison' in Wrexham, North Wales, complained to jail chiefs that warders were threatening to remove their privileges if they caught them speaking Welsh.Inmates at HMP Berwyn, a 2,100-capacity... >>>

Belarus tells UN sanctions would be 'harmful for everyone'

Sunday  05:00,   27 september 2020

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Belarus' foreign minister warned Western nations Saturday against imposing sanctions over the country's disputed presidential election and crackdown on protesters, saying their expressions of concern are “nothing but... >>>

Exclusive pictures show Sasha Swire whispering in David Cameron's ear

Sunday  05:00,   27 september 2020

In her gleefully indiscreet political diaries, Sasha Swire was eager to spill the beans about the time she was on the receiving end of David Cameron's clumsy flirting.But as these exclusive pictures show, the gossipy MP's wife wasn't exactly... >>>

Charles to lead tributes to fallen officers on National Police Memorial Day

Sunday  03:30,   27 september 2020

The remembrance service will be held virtually for the first time due to coronavirus.The annual remembrance service, which honours officers who have lost their lives on duty, will be held virtually for the first time in its 17-year history due to... >>>

REVEALED: How Premier League clubs split £2.5BILLION cash

Sunday  03:25,   27 september 2020

EXCLUSIVE: Premier League clubs shared £2.55 BILLION in prize money and 'central funds' payments last season, with champions Liverpool taking home just over £158m.Runners-up Manchester City (£157m), third-placed Manchester United (£154m) and >>>

Let university students go home for Christmas, Labour urges Government

Sunday  03:25,   27 september 2020

Health Secretary Matt Hancock last week declined to rule out asking students to stay on campus over Christmas.Thousands of students are currently confined to their rooms following a surge in cases at institutions including Glasgow, Manchester... >>>

Sussexes' election intervention 'violated' terms of deal with Queen

Sunday  03:25,   27 september 2020

Harry and Meghan's comments, in which they called on American voters to 'reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity', have been widely interpreted to be a swipe at president Trump.Their comments could further risk their... >>>

What the papers say – September 27

Sunday  03:25,   27 september 2020

The Sunday papers are led by the latest pandemic developments.The Observer reports Boris Johnson is “facing a massive parliamentary revolt” over the manner in which he is imposing pandemic restrictions without first speaking to... >>>

Coronavirus UK: Universities face demands to return tuition fees

Sunday  02:00,   27 september 2020

Thousands of freshers in Britiain are currently locked down in their rooms as rising cases of the virus devastates the start of term. The intake has already endured the summer grading fiasco and some are now stuck inside while being charged up to... >>>

Suspect in fatal UK police officer shooting in critical condition

Saturday  23:10,   26 september 2020

Suspect in fatal UK police officer shooting in critical conditionMatt Ratana, a 54-year-old custody sergeant who was originally from the Hawke's Bay area of New Zealand, was shot dead in the early hours of Friday by a man who was handcuffed. The man >>>

16 arrested after clashes at anti-lockdown demo

Saturday  23:05,   26 september 2020

Bottles were thrown and police used batons against protesters, leaving some with visible injuries. At least three protesters and one officer were treated by medical staff.Scotland Yard said that 16 people had been arrested following the... >>>

Police close wedding party as guests ignore covid-19 rules

Saturday  20:05,   26 september 2020

Police close Swansea wedding party and force guests to leave for breaking coronavirus rules. Guests crammed into Adelina's Bar and Kitchen last week. The venue has now been shutThe local authority has told the bar to close after a large number... >>>

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

Saturday  20:05,   26 september 2020

Burnley has the highest rate in England, up from 145.1 in the seven days to September 16. Liverpool has the second highest rate, up from 131.1 to 243.8 with 1,214 new cases.Knowsley is in third place, where the rate has risen from 132.6 to 241.9,... >>>