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Ministers keen for employees to return to workplaces, Barclay says

Ministers keen for employees to return to workplaces, Barclay says

Ministers keen for employees to return to workplaces, Barclay says

30 August 2020

The Chief Secretary to the Treasury said such a move is needed for economic recovery.


Pc Andrew Harper’s wife criticises ‘misleading’ claims on social media

Pc Andrew Harper’s wife criticises ‘misleading’ claims on social media

Pc Andrew Harper’s wife criticises ‘misleading’ claims on social media

30 August 2020

An online petition calling for Harper’s Law was approaching 650,000 signatures as of Sunday morning.


Orphaned hare returns to visit family who saved and reared her

Orphaned hare returns to visit family who saved and reared her

Orphaned hare returns to visit family who saved and reared her

30 August 2020

Clover was hand-reared by the Terry family after they found her in their garden in Lincolnshire.


Pandemic response shows ‘undeniable’ strength of union, says Barclay

Pandemic response shows ‘undeniable’ strength of union, says Barclay

Pandemic response shows ‘undeniable’ strength of union, says Barclay

30 August 2020

The Chief Secretary to the Treasury pointed to billions in support given to the Scottish Government as proof of the strength of the union.


Car dealers trial green number plates on electric vehicles

Car dealers trial green number plates on electric vehicles

Car dealers trial green number plates on electric vehicles

30 August 2020

The plates have a distinctive green rectangle on the left-hand side to highlight that a vehicle is emission-free.


Waitrose boss eyes ‘big opportunity’ as it splits with Ocado

Waitrose boss eyes ‘big opportunity’ as it splits with Ocado

Waitrose boss eyes ‘big opportunity’ as it splits with Ocado

30 August 2020

Waitrose executive director James Bailey said the company’s online business was ‘potentially undervalued’ until recent months.


Man sought by police after ‘vicious’ attack on woman walking with son, five

Man sought by police after ‘vicious’ attack on woman walking with son, five

Man sought by police after ‘vicious’ attack on woman walking with son, five

30 August 2020

Greater Manchester Police were called on Saturday following reports of a stabbing in Withington.


Johnson faces Tory disquiet as Parliament set to return

Johnson faces Tory disquiet as Parliament set to return

Johnson faces Tory disquiet as Parliament set to return

30 August 2020

An opinion poll has put the Conservatives and Labour neck and neck at 40% each.


Reopening universities could spark second coronavirus wave, academics warn

Reopening universities could spark second coronavirus wave, academics warn

Reopening universities could spark second coronavirus wave, academics warn

30 August 2020

Up to one million students are expected to move around Britain this month as educational institutions open their gates.


Influencers paid taxpayer funds to promote struggling Test and Trace scheme

Influencers paid taxpayer funds to promote struggling Test and Trace scheme

Influencers paid taxpayer funds to promote struggling Test and Trace scheme

30 August 2020

Love Island’s Shaughna Phillips and Chris Hughes posted advertisements for testing but did not observe social distancing in other recent posts.


What the papers say – August 30

What the papers say – August 30

What the papers say – August 30

30 August 2020

The papers are led by the promise of a Covid-19 vaccine and Treasury plans to manage the cost of the pandemic.


Scans could explain differing heart disease risk for men and women

Scans could explain differing heart disease risk for men and women

Scans could explain differing heart disease risk for men and women

30 August 2020

Experts have used a new heart-specific image analysis ‘toolkit’ called CMR radiomics.


Teachers raise concerns about schools reopening in survey ahead of return

Teachers raise concerns about schools reopening in survey ahead of return

Teachers raise concerns about schools reopening in survey ahead of return

30 August 2020

Nearly 6,000 school staff in England responded to the online survey, which took place at the end of last term.


Consultation launched on plan to ban pavement parking across England

Consultation launched on plan to ban pavement parking across England

Consultation launched on plan to ban pavement parking across England

30 August 2020

The practice is banned in London but elsewhere in the country it is only prohibited for lorries.


Mince pies and Christmas puddings due to start hitting the shelves

Mince pies and Christmas puddings due to start hitting the shelves

Mince pies and Christmas puddings due to start hitting the shelves

30 August 2020

Party food items and more Christmas treats are expected to hit Tesco stores in the coming weeks.


Equipment seized and fines issued amid new rules about illegal gatherings

Equipment seized and fines issued amid new rules about illegal gatherings

Equipment seized and fines issued amid new rules about illegal gatherings

30 August 2020

Under the new measures, which came into force on Friday, organisers of unlicensed events will be hit with £10,000 fines.


Treasury eyeing tax hikes of £20 billion, according to reports

Treasury eyeing tax hikes of £20 billion, according to reports

Treasury eyeing tax hikes of £20 billion, according to reports

29 August 2020

The Sunday Times said ministers are looking at raising capital gains tax and corporation tax in the November Budget.


Staying away from school risks children’s life chances, warns Williamson

Staying away from school risks children’s life chances, warns Williamson

Staying away from school risks children’s life chances, warns Williamson

29 August 2020

Gavin Williamson acknowledged that parents may have concerns about their children attending school for the first time since March.


Man in his 70s arrested as hundreds attend anti-lockdown protest in London

Man in his 70s arrested as hundreds attend anti-lockdown protest in London

Man in his 70s arrested as hundreds attend anti-lockdown protest in London

29 August 2020

Under new changes to regulations, those attending a gathering of more than 30 people may be committing a criminal offence.


Three arrested in Brighton following day of nationwide environment protests

Three arrested in Brighton following day of nationwide environment protests

Three arrested in Brighton following day of nationwide environment protests

29 August 2020

Specialist officers were called after protesters scaled the West Beach cafe on the seafront, as Extinction Rebellion events took place around the UK.


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