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Stations fall silent one week on from Stonehaven rail crash

Stations fall silent one week on from Stonehaven rail crash

Stations fall silent one week on from Stonehaven rail crash

19 August 2020

Three people died when an Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street train crashed into a landslide across the tracks on Wednesday August 12.


Heathrow’s new coronavirus testing facility ‘ready to go’

Heathrow’s new coronavirus testing facility ‘ready to go’

Heathrow’s new coronavirus testing facility ‘ready to go’

19 August 2020

The west London airport hopes the new testing scheme will allow passengers to leave quarantine early.


Population-wide coronavirus testing planned

Population-wide coronavirus testing planned

Population-wide coronavirus testing planned

19 August 2020

The Health Secretary said such mass testing would allow the further safe easing of restrictions.


Williamson ‘trying to do his best’ in unprecedented circumstances – Hancock

Williamson ‘trying to do his best’ in unprecedented circumstances – Hancock

Williamson ‘trying to do his best’ in unprecedented circumstances – Hancock

19 August 2020

Health Secretary Matt Hancock defended under-pressure Education Secretary Gavin Williamson over the A-levels debacle.


Competition watchdog pondering £780m Carlsberg and Marston’s merger

Competition watchdog pondering £780m Carlsberg and Marston’s merger

Competition watchdog pondering £780m Carlsberg and Marston’s merger

19 August 2020

The Competition and Markets Authority said it is establishing whether to launch a formal investigation.


Hancock: Delay to scrapping PHE ‘would have been wrong’

Hancock: Delay to scrapping PHE ‘would have been wrong’

Hancock: Delay to scrapping PHE ‘would have been wrong’

19 August 2020

Critics have expressed dismay that the public health body was dismantled in the middle of the coronavirus crisis.


2020 set to be the worst year for pay awards in a decade, report predicts

2020 set to be the worst year for pay awards in a decade, report predicts

2020 set to be the worst year for pay awards in a decade, report predicts

19 August 2020

Headline pay award fell to 0.5% in the three months to July, say researchers.


Lockdown in Oldham could be ‘catastrophic’, council leader warns

Lockdown in Oldham could be ‘catastrophic’, council leader warns

Lockdown in Oldham could be ‘catastrophic’, council leader warns

19 August 2020

Figures for the seven days to August 15 show Oldham had a rate of 83.1 new cases per 100,000, down from 109.7 in the seven days to August 8.


Inflation surges on fuel costs and clothes prices after lockdown

Inflation surges on fuel costs and clothes prices after lockdown

Inflation surges on fuel costs and clothes prices after lockdown

19 August 2020

The rate of Consumer Prices Index inflation lifted to 1% in July from 0.6% in June.


Rail commuters face 1.6% rise in fares

Rail commuters face 1.6% rise in fares

Rail commuters face 1.6% rise in fares

19 August 2020

The cap on the annual increase in most regulated fares is linked to the previous July’s Retail Prices Index measure of inflation.


Government to increase Covid-19 testing to 150,000 per fortnight

Government to increase Covid-19 testing to 150,000 per fortnight

Government to increase Covid-19 testing to 150,000 per fortnight

19 August 2020

It comes as Heathrow unveils a new double-testing programme which it hopes will remove the need for travellers to quarantine.


Australia signs deal for Oxford coronavirus vaccine

Australia signs deal for Oxford coronavirus vaccine

Australia signs deal for Oxford coronavirus vaccine

19 August 2020

The country’s leader promised to make doses ‘as mandatory as you can’.


Heathrow unveils testing programme in hopes of reducing mandatory quarantine

Heathrow unveils testing programme in hopes of reducing mandatory quarantine

Heathrow unveils testing programme in hopes of reducing mandatory quarantine

19 August 2020

The airport, which recorded a drop in passenger numbers of 89% year-on-year in July, has been hit hard by the pandemic.


Cap on rail season ticket increases to be revealed

Cap on rail season ticket increases to be revealed

Cap on rail season ticket increases to be revealed

19 August 2020

The cap on the annual increase in most regulated fares is linked to the previous July’s Retail Prices Index measure of inflation.


Terror timeline: How two brothers spent four months planning the arena bombing

Terror timeline: How two brothers spent four months planning the arena bombing

Terror timeline: How two brothers spent four months planning the arena bombing

19 August 2020

Hashem Abedi – brother of bomber Salman Abedi – was found guilty of 22 counts of murder at the Old Bailey following his trial, which he shunned.


New hope for treating asthma and other lung conditions

New hope for treating asthma and other lung conditions

New hope for treating asthma and other lung conditions

19 August 2020

A team of scientists has announced a breakthrough that could help reserve the symptoms of the illnesses.


Manchester Arena bomber’s brother facing life in jail

Manchester Arena bomber’s brother facing life in jail

Manchester Arena bomber’s brother facing life in jail

19 August 2020

Hashem Abedi was found guilty at the Old Bailey of 22 counts of murder, attempted murder, and plotting to cause an explosion likely to endanger life.


Diners’ club tastecard muscles in on takeaway delivery market with rival service

Diners’ club tastecard muscles in on takeaway delivery market with rival service

Diners’ club tastecard muscles in on takeaway delivery market with rival service

19 August 2020

The group will offer customers a permanent discount of up to 10% off in a bid to challenge the likes of Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats.


Who decides how much train fares are increased by each year?

Who decides how much train fares are increased by each year?

Who decides how much train fares are increased by each year?

19 August 2020

Nine key questions answered on the controversial issue.


What the papers say – August 19

What the papers say – August 19

What the papers say – August 19

19 August 2020

The pressure on Gavin Williamson over the exams fiasco continues to grow on most of Wednesday’s front pages.


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