Day: December 1, 2020

Only working age care home residents allowed to leave for visits over Christmas

December 1, 2020

O nly residents of working age should be allowed leave care homes for Christmas, according to Government guidance. An exemption can be made in exceptional circumstances, such as visiting a loved one at the end of their life. The guidance says that residents, their families and care homes should very carefully consider whether making visits […]

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Frost, snow and hail expected as winter starts and England’s lockdown ends

December 1, 2020

F rost, hail and snow will greet those who are able to venture to shops and cafes again after a month of lockdown in England. The start of winter is set to bring severe conditions across the UK, with weather warnings issued in some areas. Tuesday was the first official day of meteorological winter, and […]

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US attorney general finds no voter fraud that would overturn result of US election

December 1, 2020

A ttorney General William Barr said no evidence of widespread voter fraud has been found that would change the result of the presidential election in the US. Mr Barr said US attorneys and FBI agents have been working to follow up specific complaints and information they had received but found no evidence that would change […]

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Baby girl among at least five killed and 15 injured after car ploughs into pedestrians in Germany

December 1, 2020

A baby girl aged nine months was among at least five people killed and 15 injured after a car ploughed into a group of pedestrians in a southwestern German town centre. Eyewitnesses described bodies being flung into the air as a dark grey Range Rover rammed through shoppers in the pedestrianised centre in Trier just […]

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Tiers vote: MPs APPROVE new Covid-19 regulations as Boris Johnson suffers massive Tory rebellion

December 1, 2020

B oris Johnson suffered the largest backbench rebellion of his premiership on Tuesday after more than 50 Tory MPs voted against the new three-tier system of coronavirus regulations. The measures were passed by 291 votes to 78, paving the way for 99 per cent of England to be placed under the toughest Tier 2 and […]

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Over 100 QCs sign petition for the Garrick Club to admit women

December 1, 2020

Over 100 QCs have signed a petition calling on members of one of London’s last remaining gentlemen’s clubs, the Garrick, to vote for women to be admitted at the club’s annual general meeting next week. The Garrick has a long association with the legal profession, and many senior lawyers are members. Female QCs who signed […]

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Crossrail work to continue after £825m government loan

December 1, 2020

Work to complete Crossrail will continue after a last-minute £825m loan to London from the government kept the delayed rail line from a “disastrous” mothballing. Transport for London said the new financing would allow work to carry on “at pace” to open the new railway in 2022 – but the political row simmered on between […]

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