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£500 payment to everyone who tests positive being considered – minister

£500 payment to everyone who tests positive being considered – minister

£500 payment to everyone who tests positive being considered – minister

22 January 2021

It is estimated the proposal of extending £500 payments to everyone who tests positive for Covid-19 in England would cost up to £453 million per week.


Leave Home, Save Lives: Refugee key workers celebrated in online exhibit

Leave Home, Save Lives: Refugee key workers celebrated in online exhibit

Leave Home, Save Lives: Refugee key workers celebrated in online exhibit

22 January 2021

The online exhibit features portraits of seven key workers from refugee backgrounds, to highlight their contribution during the pandemic.


Foster – Northern Ireland protocol problems ‘foreseeable’

Foster – Northern Ireland protocol problems ‘foreseeable’

Foster – Northern Ireland protocol problems ‘foreseeable’

22 January 2021

She said Prime Minister Boris Johnson had been warned of the issues last year.


Serving Met Police officer dies after testing positive for Covid-19

Serving Met Police officer dies after testing positive for Covid-19

Serving Met Police officer dies after testing positive for Covid-19

22 January 2021

Pc Michael Warren, 37, joined the Met in 2005 and had served as a Territorial Support Group officer for the last four years.


Retail sales in 2020 fall at fastest level in 23 years – ONS

Retail sales in 2020 fall at fastest level in 23 years – ONS

Retail sales in 2020 fall at fastest level in 23 years – ONS

22 January 2021

The Office for National Statistics said the fall came amid a slight boost in December, with clothes stores benefitting most.


Festival season ‘still possible despite the cancellation of Glastonbury’

Festival season ‘still possible despite the cancellation of Glastonbury’

Festival season ‘still possible despite the cancellation of Glastonbury’

22 January 2021

Paul Reed, of the Association of Independent Festivals, said the Government needs to intervene over the issue of insurance for music events.


Government borrowing soared nearly sixfold to £34.1bn in December

Government borrowing soared nearly sixfold to £34.1bn in December

Government borrowing soared nearly sixfold to £34.1bn in December

22 January 2021

Overall debt hit a new record-high £2.13 trillion at the end of December.


London mayor in 999-year shared ownership lease pledge

London mayor in 999-year shared ownership lease pledge

London mayor in 999-year shared ownership lease pledge

22 January 2021

The leaseholds set out by Sadiq Khan would apply to shared ownership homes delivered through his £4 billion affordable homes programme.


People smugglers facing life sentences for 39 migrant deaths

People smugglers facing life sentences for 39 migrant deaths

People smugglers facing life sentences for 39 migrant deaths

22 January 2021

The victims, Vietnamese men, woman and children, had hoped for a better life in the UK.


Study: Over-50s’ mental health declined during lockdowns

Study: Over-50s’ mental health declined during lockdowns

Study: Over-50s’ mental health declined during lockdowns

22 January 2021

Researchers at the University of Exeter and King’s College London studied data from more than 3,000 people aged over 50.


What the papers say – January 22

What the papers say – January 22

What the papers say – January 22

22 January 2021

Rumoured plans to offer people a financial incentive to self-isolate leads Friday’s papers.


£500 grant ‘could be offered for positive Covid tests to incentivise quarantine’

£500 grant ‘could be offered for positive Covid tests to incentivise quarantine’

£500 grant ‘could be offered for positive Covid tests to incentivise quarantine’

22 January 2021

The alleged move could be part of a bid to improve compliance with quarantine restrictions.


Temperatures could fall to minus 10 as Christoph gives way to the cold

Temperatures could fall to minus 10 as Christoph gives way to the cold

Temperatures could fall to minus 10 as Christoph gives way to the cold

22 January 2021

A yellow weather warning for ice is in place along a large part of western coasts until 10am on Friday.


Statues to be removed in London over links to slavery

Statues to be removed in London over links to slavery

Statues to be removed in London over links to slavery

21 January 2021

The City of London Corporation has voted to re-site monuments to William Beckford and Sir John Cass in Guildhall.


Official ‘asked to change account of Salmond complaint knowledge’ – reports

Official ‘asked to change account of Salmond complaint knowledge’ – reports

Official ‘asked to change account of Salmond complaint knowledge’ – reports

21 January 2021

Douglas Ross, leader of the Scottish Conservatives, has called for answers on the situation from the First Minister.


Granddad admitted to hospital after swallowing sewage water in flooded home

Granddad admitted to hospital after swallowing sewage water in flooded home

Granddad admitted to hospital after swallowing sewage water in flooded home

21 January 2021

Chris Spencer, who has since been discharged, and his wife Marlene have fled their flooded home in Chester.


Tanzania and DRC added to ban list as UK attempts to block South Africa variant

Tanzania and DRC added to ban list as UK attempts to block South Africa variant

Tanzania and DRC added to ban list as UK attempts to block South Africa variant

21 January 2021

A study has suggested vaccines currently being deployed could be less effective against the more infectious variant.


Next withdraws from bidding war for Sir Philip Green’s retail empire Arcadia

Next withdraws from bidding war for Sir Philip Green’s retail empire Arcadia

Next withdraws from bidding war for Sir Philip Green’s retail empire Arcadia

21 January 2021

High street retailer Next had been touted as the most likely buyer of Arcadia, which collapsed in December.


Man charged over fatal stabbing of delivery driver

Man charged over fatal stabbing of delivery driver

Man charged over fatal stabbing of delivery driver

21 January 2021

Leon Street was stabbed to death on January 11 in Neasden.


‘Morally reprehensible’ to jump vaccine queue, says NHS England doctor

‘Morally reprehensible’ to jump vaccine queue, says NHS England doctor

‘Morally reprehensible’ to jump vaccine queue, says NHS England doctor

21 January 2021

The comments follow reports that the system used for booking jabs for NHS staff is being shared online.


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