Day: September 2, 2020

Pressure mounting for England to impose quarantine rules on travellers returning from Greece

September 2, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Pressure is mounting for England to consider imposing quarantine rules on travellers returning to England from Greece. It comes amid reports of people arriving from the country with coronavirus. On Wednesday, Scotland introduced quarantine rules on those arrive from […]

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UK coronavirus LIVE: Boris Johnson comes under fire at PMQs over series of U-turns as death toll hits 57,300

September 2, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Boris Johnson came under fire as he returned to the Commons over a series of U-turns which have soured Conservative backbench opinion towards the Government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. He faced critics during his first Prime Minister’s Questions […]

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Joe Biden says reopening of schools in US is 'national emergency'

September 2, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Joe Biden has called the struggle to reopen US schools amid the coronavirus pandemic a “national emergency” and accused Donald Trump of turning his back on the issue. The Democratic presidential nominee’s broadsides came a day ahead of his […]

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Boris Becker faces criminal charges over 'failing to cooperate with bankruptcy proceedings'

September 2, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Tennis legend Boris Becker is facing a string of criminal charges over claims he failed to cooperate with his bankruptcy proceedings. The 52-year-old Grand Slam champion was declared bankrupt in June 2017, and last year faced claims that he […]

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Labour demands pupil 'catch-up' strategy as attainment gap widens after school closures

September 2, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Labour has demanded ministers give a “cast-iron guarantee” that no child will be allowed to fall behind with their learning as a result of the pandemic school closures. Some pupils were out of a classroom setting for almost six […]

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Bank of England warns mass return to UK offices ‘not possible’

September 2, 2020

The Bank of England has undermined the government’s drive to get workers back to offices, after a senior official warned it was impossible for large numbers of staff to return to central London and other big cities while risks from Covid-19 remained. Pouring cold water on the government campaign, Alex Brazier, the Bank’s executive director […]

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Revive London’s West End with culture vouchers, urges thinktank

September 2, 2020

Discount vouchers, outdoor performances and reduced rent for artist residencies are some of the measures being proposed to kickstart the economic recovery and stem job losses in London’s West End amid the coronavirus pandemic. The absence of international tourists and the slow return of office workers to their desks have led to stubbornly low footfall […]

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Harry and Meghan sign Netflix deal to make films and documentaries

September 2, 2020

Harry and Meghan have signed a deal with Netflix to create documentaries, feature films and other shows. It comes after the couple made the shock announcement that they were stepping back as senior royals earlier this year. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be producing films and series for the streaming platform, including scripted […]

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1,200 jobs at risk as Heathrow talks with unions stall

September 2, 2020

Britain’s biggest airport could axe a quarter of its frontline staff after months of talks with trade unions about employee pay and conditions failed to land an agreement. Sky News has learnt that Heathrow Airport informed union officials on Wednesday afternoon that it was issuing a formal Section 188 notice, triggering a 45-day consultation period […]

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Winter Wonderland in London’s Hyde Park cancelled due to coronavirus

September 2, 2020

London’s annual Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park has been cancelled due to coronavirus. In a statement, organisers said: ‘Dear Hyde Park Winter Wonderland family, ‘It is with a heavy heart we share that Hyde Park Winter Wonderland will not be taking place this year. ‘Hyde Park Winter Wonderland has always been about bringing friends and […]

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