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The Supreme Court has “substantially allowed” an appeal brought by the Financial Conduct Authority in a landmark £1.2 billion legal battle over businesses’ ability to claim on insurance for coronavirus-related disruption. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) last year brought a test case, which could affect around 370,000 businesses, over the wording of business interruption insurance […]

A Scottish Conservative candidate for the Holyrood election has been suspended by the party after claiming “fat” food bank users are “far from starving”. Craig Ross, the Tory candidate for Glasgow Pollok, also expressed scepticism about the UK Government listening to campaigning footballer Marcus Rashford about food poverty and feeding hungry children. Craig Ross, the […]

The number of Covid-19 infections across England is falling as a whole, with the reproductive rate – the R – below 1 in some regions, University of Cambridge researchers have said. The Medical Research Council (MRC) Biostatistics Unit Covid-19 Working Group said the current estimate of the daily number of new infections occurring across England […]

President Donald Trump has been impeached by the US House of Representatives for a historic second time. Mr Trump was charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office. With the Capitol secured by armed National Guard troops, the […]

China is experiencing a new surge in coronavirus cases and has reported its first Covid-related death in months. It comes as a World Health Organisation (WHO) team has arrived in the country to probe the origins of the pandemic. The latest death raises the toll to 4,635 among 87,844 cases, and China’s relatively low case […]

Almost half of intensive care staff working during the coronavirus crisis are likely to be suffering from problem drinking, severe anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research suggests. The study, from King’s College London and published in the journal Occupational Medicine, found poor mental health was common among intensive care unit (ICU) staff, and […]

The change is subject to a vote later this month Supermarket giant Morrisons has announced a new pay deal which it says will guarantee at least £10 an hour for all staff. The retailer, which employs around 120,000 people across the UK, said it will be the first UK supermarket group to secure workers a […]

Priti Patel has backed police forces to enforce lockdown rules Home Secretary Priti Patel says that a minority of the public are “putting the health of the nation at risk” as she backed a tougher police approach to lockdown rules. Speaking at a Downing Street press briefing, she said that officers are moving more quickly […]

It will offer PCR swab tests for less than £100 A walk-in testing facility has been opened at Belfast International Airport for passengers. It has been set up to provide rapid test results for those travelling on essential journeys. The airport is working with Co Antrim diagnostics firm Randox to provide the PCR tests. The […]

All travellers to England and Scotland from international destinations will have to test negative for coronavirus before they can enter the country, it has been announced. Under plans set out by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, from next week passengers arriving in England by boat, train or plane – including UK nationals – will have to […]


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