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Swiss voters appear to reject limiting jobs for EU citizens

Sunday  17:35,   27 september 2020

Projections based on partial counts indicate most voters have rejected the measure championed by the populist Swiss People’s Party.Projections based on partial counts indicated that most voters had rejected the measure – championed by the populist... >>>

Mayfair's most expensive new build:£50m Glass Mansion is unveiled

Sunday  17:30,   27 september 2020

Inspired by the La Maison de Verre in Paris, the Glass Mansion in Mayfair has gone on sale for a cool £50million - instantly making it the most exclusive new build in the upmarket London enclave.Inspired by La Maison de Verre in Paris, the Glass... >>>

Retired lawyer quoted over half a MILLION pounds to install broadband

Sunday  17:30,   27 september 2020

David Roberts, 65, of Isel, Cumbria, requested a broadband service fast enough for making uninterrupted video calls to his family and to watch All Creatures Great and Small. He currently pays £70 every month for a 0.9Mbps download speed and had to... >>>

Government expert says third coronavirus wave 'entirely possible'

Sunday  16:10,   27 september 2020

Professor Mark Woolhouse from the University of Edinburgh also warned it is 'doubtful' there will be a coronavirus vaccine ready for mass roll-out in six months . Professor Mark Woolhouse from the University of Edinburgh also said a third... >>>

Follow rules and students will be home for Christmas, Government urges

Sunday  16:10,   27 september 2020

Labour has asked the Education Secretary to ‘ensure that every student has access to testing to allow a safe journey home’ for Christmas.The Government is under pressure to guarantee young people are not confined to their halls of residence over the >>>

Manchester United 'enter the race to sign wonderkid Alex Luna'

Sunday  14:40,   27 september 2020

The Mirror have claimed that United, alongside AC Milan, have made concrete contact with Luna's club with a view to bringing the highly-coveted starlet to Old Trafford in two years' time.The 16-year-old has been closely monitored by a host... >>>

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall puts name to boulder helping protect marine reserve

Sunday  14:40,   27 september 2020

The campaigner has backed action by Greenpeace to create a boulder barrier to prevent damaging fishing in a protected North Sea site.Greenpeace has been dropping granite boulders at precise intervals inside the Dogger Bank protected area, to prevent >>>

Oxford professor urges UK to PAY infected freshers to trace contacts

Sunday  13:15,   27 september 2020

A top medical professor who has attended meetings with the government has said UK has clamped down on students after encouraging them to return to universities across countryCarl Heneghan, professor of evidence-based medicine at Oxford University... >>>

Lockdown ‘necessary’ to halt virus spread, university tells students

Sunday  13:15,   27 september 2020

The university is working with a local supermarket to organise food deliveries.Students described being scared and confused as their accommodation was locked down on Friday, as up to 1,700 were told to stay in their rooms at the Birley campus and... >>>

Chefs and celebrities in warning against low-quality foods in new trade deals

Sunday  13:15,   27 september 2020

Jamie Oliver, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Joe Wicks are among the campaigners warning against the potential for UK food standards to slip.In a short video posted on social media they urge the Prime Minister to “do the right thing” and make a... >>>

Oliver Dowden issues statue warning to museums and galleries

Sunday  12:05,   27 september 2020

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has warned publicly-funded museums and galleries not to remove statues at the demand of activists as he hinted they could have their funding cut. Mr Dowden said in a leaked letter that the 'Government does not support >>>

Test tsar has shares in firm that sold 'pointless' antibody kits

Sunday  10:45,   27 september 2020

Sir John Bell, regius professor of medicine at the University of Oxford, holds more than £773,000 worth of shares in Roche, the pharmaceutical company that made 'pointless' antibody kits.Sir John Bell, regius professor of medicine at the... >>>

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... >>>