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Can Tory rebels defeat Boris Johnson in vote on coronavirus laws?

Monday  05:00,   28 september 2020

More than 50 MPs have signed an amendment laid down by Sir Graham Brady demanding votes before any future curbs on British 'liberty' are brought in, with Labour and the Liberal Democrats set to back it.More than 50 MPs have signed an... >>>

Man is first to receive arthritis drug in trial to treat Covid-19

Monday  03:25,   28 september 2020

Farhan Hamid, 41, has been in intensive care at Manchester Royal Infirmary taking part in a trial of Otilimab, a rheumatoid arthritis drug that could help ease the effects of Covid-19. Mr Hamid is part of the Otilimab in Severe Covid-19 Related... >>>

Boris Johnson earmarks extra 400,000 hectare area for protected status

Monday  02:05,   28 september 2020

Boris Johnson will today warn that immediate action is needed to save wildlife and habitats which are disappearing at a 'frightening rate'.Boris Johnson will today warn that immediate action is needed to save wildlife and habitats which are... >>>

Boost for EU as Swiss voters crush bid to limit immigration from the bloc

Monday  00:40,   28 september 2020

Voters in Switzerland have handed a crushing defeat to a nationalist party's proposal to limit the number of European Union citizens allowed to live and work in their country. The plan was rejected by 61.7% of voters, compared to 38.3% who were... >>>

Belarus: new demonstrations against Lukashenko

Monday  00:10,   28 september 2020

© AFP "[Svetlana Tikhanovskaya] is our president" affirms this panel in the demonstrations of Sunday September 27th. Belarusian police arrested around two hundred people in a new opposition rally of tens of thousands on Sunday against President... >>>

Wedding venue is fined £10,000 for hosting a 120-person reception

Sunday  23:15,   27 september 2020

The events venue in Stafford Park, Telford, Shropshire, has been fined £10,000 after police found 120 revellers celebrating at a wedding reception despite the new coronavirus measures.Police were called to the venue at 4.45pm on Friday following... >>>

Defensive deficiencies on show again for Manchester City in 5-2 loss

Sunday  23:15,   27 september 2020

JACK GAUGHAN AT THE ETIHAD STADIUM: There will be a number of teams, not least champions Liverpool, who observed Leicester City's plan against Manchester City with relish.There will be a number of teams, not least champions Liverpool, who... >>>

Scots students can return home on long-term basis

Sunday  23:15,   27 september 2020

The updated guidance also tells students it is an offence to visit another household without a reasonable excuse.Updated guidance from the Scottish Government sets out what those who are studying higher education can do if they wish to change... >>>

Ministers under pressure to review ‘hard’ 10pm hospitality curfew

Sunday  21:41,   27 september 2020

The British Beer and Pub Association said there should be more flexibility on closing times to allow customers to stagger their exits. She told the PA news agency: “The curfew has been another devastating blow to the beer and pub sector. We have... >>>

Former Arqiva boss leads race to run Imagination Technologies

Sunday  21:40,   27 september 2020

A former boss of Arqiva, the communications technology group, is the leading candidate to become the next chief executive of the British chip designer which has been embroiled in a row over its Chinese ownership. © Getty Simon Beresford-Wylie Sky... >>>

The world's amazing wonders we've only just discovered

Sunday  20:20,   27 september 2020

Some of the world's greatest treasures have been discovered in the last 50 years, offering amazing insights into once powerful dynasties, brutal battles and ancient customs. From secret Maya pyramids to buried treasures and hidden cities, we... >>>

More than 10 million download NHS Covid app since launch

Sunday  20:15,   27 september 2020

QR codes allow contact tracers to reach multiple people if an outbreak is identified in a venue. Mr Hancock said: “The enthusiastic response of over 10m people downloading the app in just three days has been absolutely fantastic.Absolutely fantastic >>>

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

Sunday  20:15,   27 september 2020

The rate is expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 people. © Provided by PA Media (PA Graphics) Data for the most recent three days (September 25-27) has been excluded as it is incomplete and likely to be revised.In Burnley, 240 new cases... >>>

Three more areas of Wales placed into local lockdown

Sunday  19:20,   27 september 2020

Neath Port Talbot, Torfaen and the Vale of Glamorgan will be covered by new restrictions.Neath Port Talbot, Torfaen and the Vale of Glamorgan will be covered by the restrictions, which mean people will not be able to enter or leave the areas without >>>

Laura Anderson looks chic as she heads for dinner in Covent Garden

Sunday  19:20,   27 september 2020

She recently announced her shock split from boyfriend Tom Brazier. But Laura showed she could more than hold her own going solo, as she stepped out for dinner at popular celebrity eatery The Ivy.But Laura Anderson showed she could more than hold her >>>