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CHANCELLOR VOWS TO USE BUDGET TO BUILD ‘FAIRER AND MORE JUST’ COUNTRY

Rishi Sunak has vowed to build a “fairer and more just” country in the memory of those who lost their lives to coronavirus, after setting out plans to begin repairing the nation’s finances after the pandemic. The Chancellor used the Budget to extend the furlough scheme and Universal Credit increase as part of a £65 billion lifeline for an economy still battered by the Covid crisis. But taxes on business […]

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THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH HAS HAD AN OPERATION ON A PRE-EXISTING HEART CONDITION

The Duke of Edinburgh underwent a successful procedure for a pre-existing heart condition on Wednesday and will remain in hospital for treatment, rest and recuperation for a number of days, Buckingham Palace said. The Palace said in a statement: “The Duke of Edinburgh yesterday underwent a successful procedure for a pre-existing heart condition at St Bartholomew’s Hospital. His Royal Highness will remain in hospital for treatment, rest and recuperation for […]

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WEEKLY COVID DEATHS FALL TO LOWEST LEVEL SINCE START OF 2021 – ONS

The number of weekly registered coronavirus deaths in England and Wales has fallen by more than a quarter to the lowest level since the start of the year, figures show. There were 4,079 deaths registered in the week ending February 19 where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. This is down 28.3% and the lowest number of weekly registered deaths since the […]

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JOINT BID FROM UK AND IRELAND TO HOST 2030 WORLD CUP RECEIVES GOVERNMENT BACKING

A joint bid from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland to host the 2030 World Cup has received support from the UK Government, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying it is the “right time” to “bring football home”. A feasibility study is under way and will continue before the formal bidding process begins next year. In an interview with The Sun, the Prime Minister said: “We are […]

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PM: UK HAS ‘VERY TOUGH REGIME’ AT BORDERS

Boris Johnson has insisted the UK has “one of the toughest border regimes anywhere in the world” despite the Brazilian coronavirus strain being detected. The Prime Minister claimed the Government “moved as fast as we could” to launch its quarantine hotel policy. Public Health England has identified six UK cases of the concerning P1 variant first detected in the Brazilian city of Manaus – three in England and three in […]

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FAMILY CAMPING ON 280FT CLIFF-TOP HAD ‘NO IDEA OF EXTREME DANGER’

Two adults and a child who set up a tent on the top of a 280ft cliff had “no idea of the extreme danger they were in”, Coastguards said. Rescue officers from Staithes and Whitby in North Yorkshire were called to an area along the Cleveland Way near Port Mugrave on Saturday lunchtime after a 999 call from a member of the public. As well as the proximity to the […]

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STURGEON SHOULD RESIGN IF SHE BROKE MINISTERIAL CODE, SAYS LABOUR LEADER SARWAR

The First Minister is the focus of an investigation over whether she misled the Scottish Parliament on when she knew about allegations of harassment made against her predecessor Alex Salmond. Ms Sturgeon said she first learned of the complaints in a meeting with Mr Salmond at her home in early April 2018, but it later emerged she had been told by his former chief of staff in her Holyrood office […]

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SHAMIMA BEGUM CANNOT RETURN TO THE UK TO PURSUE APPEAL, SUPREME COURT RULES

Shamima Begum cannot return to the UK to pursue an appeal against the removal of her British citizenship, the Supreme Court has ruled. Ms Begum was 15 when she and two other east London schoolgirls travelled to Syria to join the so-called Islamic State group (IS) in February 2015. Her British citizenship was revoked on national security grounds shortly after she was found, nine months pregnant, in a Syrian refugee […]

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SCOTLAND: OVER-40S WILL BE NEXT TO GET COVID JAB IN PHASE 2 OF VACCINE ROLLOUT

People aged over 40 in Scotland will be the next to be prioritised for a Covid-19 vaccine, the health secretary has confirmed. Jeane Freeman said that Scotland will follow Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advice on the next stage of the coronavirus vaccination programme. People aged 40-49 will be prioritised for a Covid-19 vaccine in phase 2 of the vaccination programme, followed by those aged 30-39 and then […]

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