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CULTURE SECRETARY INDICATES BBC LICENCE FEE WILL BE AXED

The next announcement about the BBC licence fee “will be the last”, the Culture Secretary has said, amid reports it will be frozen for the next two years. The next announcement about the BBC licence fee “will be the last”, the Culture Secretary has said, amid reports it will be frozen for the next two years. The annual payment, which normally changes on April 1 each year, is expected to […]

today16 January 2022 334 1

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NOVAK DJOKOVIC APPEAL SET FOR SUNDAY MORNING AT FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA

Novak Djokovic’s appeal against the re-cancellation of his visa has been confirmed for Sunday morning at the Federal Court of Australia. After a hastily-convened appearance by both legal teams on Friday evening, following the decision of Immigration Minister Alex Hawke to cancel Djokovic’s visa for a second time on the grounds of “health and good order”, a brief procedural hearing was held on Saturday morning. In it, Justice David O’Callaghan […]

today15 January 2022 332 1

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HORIZON SCANDAL: POST OFFICE OFFERS COMPENSATION TO 777 OF 2,500 POSTMASTERS

The Post Office has offered compensation to 777 of the 2,500 postmasters who applied for compensation over a 20-year scandal that saw some of them serve prison sentences. Its chief executive, Nick Read, told MPs on Tuesday that he hopes that lawyers and staff working on the case can make offers to the all but a handful of the claimants by the end of the year. But he warned that […]

today11 January 2022 330 1

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BORIS JOHNSON ACCUSED OF ATTENDING MID-LOCKDOWN DRINKS PARTY IN NO 10 GARDEN

Boris Johnson stands accused of personally attending a drinks party in the garden of No 10 during the first lockdown. Downing Street did not immediately deny a report in the Sunday Times alleging that the Prime Minister attended the potentially rule-breaking event with wife Carrie in May 2020. The newspaper cited three sources stating Mr Johnson’s principal private secretary, Martin Reynolds, emailed officials with an invite adding “BYOB”, meaning bring […]

today9 January 2022 331 1

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LATERAL FLOW TESTS TO STAY FREE SAYS MINISTER AMID REPORTS THEY MAY BE LIMITED

Lateral flow tests will remain free, Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi has insisted amid criticism of suggestions they could be scaled back despite soaring coronavirus cases. Lateral flow tests will remain free, Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi has insisted amid criticism of suggestions they could be scaled back despite soaring coronavirus cases. The Cabinet minister said he is “puzzled” by a report suggesting that their universal availability could be axed as they […]

today9 January 2022 329 1

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INCREASE IN SCOTTISH COVID-19 INTENSIVE CARE CASES

There were 55 people in intensive care with Covid-19 on Saturday, Public Health Scotland figures show. There were 55 people in intensive care with Covid-19 on Saturday, Public Health Scotland figures show. It is an increase of seven from Friday when the intensive care total was 48. The data also shows that 13 of the people requiring intensive care have been treated for more than 28 days. There are 1,382 […]

today9 January 2022 331 1

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FINANCIAL PROTECTION OF HOLIDAYS MORE IMPORTANT DUE TO COVID

That's according to a new survey conducted on behalf of the Civil Aviation Authority Three out of four consumers believe the coronavirus pandemic has made it more important that holidays are financially protected, a new survey suggests. Some 74% of respondents to a survey of 3,502 people on behalf of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said the virus crisis has increased the significance of bookings being registered under the aviation […]

today29 December 2021 327 1

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PATIENTS URGED TO KEEP FIT TO HELP FIGHT DOUBLE CHALLENGE OF CANCER AND COVID

Neil Pearce, co-founder of Planets Cancer Charity, says it is essential patients “take control of what they can” as the pandemic continues to impact services A cancer charity is urging patients to focus on improving their fitness levels as the NHS contends with the ongoing challenges of Covid-19. Neil Pearce, co-founder of Planets Cancer Charity – which helps patients with pancreatic, liver, colorectal, abdominal and neuroendocrine cancer, said it was […]

today28 December 2021 323 1

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SCOTRAIL CUTS BACK JANUARY TRAIN TIMETABLE AMID COVID STAFF ABSENCES

The rail operator has altered its timetable between January 4 and 28 ScotRail is cutting back its services during January as Covid-related absences are causing staff shortages. Absences have already led to some trains being cancelled in the run-up to Christmas and the rail operator has now altered its timetable between January 4 and 28. The changes mainly affect services which would normally run between Mondays and Friday in the […]

today28 December 2021 323 1

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