Month: December 2020

President Donald Trump signed a 900 billion dollar (£664 billion) pandemic relief package on Sunday, ending days of drama over his refusal to accept the bipartisan deal that will deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and avert a federal government shutdown. The massive bill includes 1.4 trillion dollars (£1.03 trillion) to fund government agencies […]

Measures come into effect on Monday The US will require airline passengers from the UK to produce a negative Covid-19 test before their flight, in response to a new variant of coronavirus. It is the latest country to announce new travel restrictions because of the variant spreading in the UK and elsewhere. Airline passengers from […]

It comes after Coronavirus restrictions have left theatres and cinemas empty this Christmas James Bond stars Daniel Craig and Dame Judi Dench have joined the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall in recording a much-loved festive poem in aid of charity. Charles and Camilla have been filmed narrating ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas with […]

They were born at 29 weeks, weighting between 2 and 3.5 pounds Miracle triplets born prematurely during the Covid-19 pandemic are about to celebrate their first Christmas. Willoughby, Rafferty and Emmeline were born at 29 weeks, on May 28, weighing between 2lb and 3.5lb. They were whisked into intensive care as soon as they were […]

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced severe lockdown measures for Scotland on Saturday. Police Scotland will double its presence along the border with England after the First Minister announced tighter coronavirus restrictions. Chief Constable lain Livingstone said “highly visible patrols” on roads will be used to “deter anyone who night be considering breaching the coronavirus travel […]

Michel Barnier has warned that Britain must be prepared to respect the EU’s sovereignty if talks on a post-Brexit trade deal are to succeed. Brussels chief negotiator said the EU remained committed to achieving “a fair, reciprocal and balanced agreement” but said both sides needed to be able to act when their interests were at […]

Johnson cancels Christmas for millions in London and the South East A summary from todays Downing Street Press Briefing: The total number of lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK has now passed more than two million since the outbreak began, according to the Government’s dashboard. The new variant strain of the virus which causes […]

More than two-thirds of England’s population will be living under Tier 3 restrictions from Saturday amid rising concern about the spread of coronavirus in the run-up to Christmas. Health Secretary Matt Hancock placed large parts of southern and eastern England into the top tier and dashed hopes in northern regions of an easing of restrictions. […]

Food delivery firm Deliveroo has followed rivals Uber Eats and Just Eat by launching its first ever gift card as demand for takeaways soars amid the pandemic. The group is offering e-gift cards which can be bought online and via its app in multiples of £10. It said the launch comes in response to surging […]

Coronavirus rules are changing over the Christmas period to allow a limited amount of increased mixing. Boris Johnson had promised “unanimous agreement” on the restrictions across the four nations, but the guidance is now different across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. What does the law say, and what can people do in different areas […]

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