Day: December 10, 2020

Boris Johnson warns UK to prepare for no-deal Brexit

December 10, 2020

B oris Johnson has warned there is a “strong possibility” that a no free trade deal will be struck with the EU and to “get ready for Australian option”. The prime minister told the British people to “make proper preparations” for that scenario, which would come into effect on January 1 – maintaining that the […]

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Sky News presenter Kay Burley off air for six months after admitting breaking Covid rules

December 10, 2020

K ay Burley has agreed to stay off Sky News for six months after admitting breaking Covid-19 safety rules, it has been announced. The TV host, 59, who presented a daily breakfast show on Sky News, was facing an internal inquiry for what she described as “an error of judgment”. Burley said she was celebrating […]

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Brexit deal LIVE: No deal contingency plans published as deadline on UK-EU trade talks looms

December 10, 2020

1607624239 Strong possibility Britain will not reach a trade deal with the European Union – Prime Minister said There is a strong possibility that Britain does not reach a trade deal with the European Union, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said, but pledged to do whatever he could to get one. This is what he […]

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UK coronavirus LIVE: London Tier 3 threat looms as testing plan for secondary school pupils announced

December 10, 2020

1607623377 And with that the coronavirus press conference concludes The three men walk off stage. 1607623256 Stefan Boscia, from City AM, asks: “Is there any plan to reopen the Nightingale Hospital at the Excel Centre considering London’s surge in COVID rates and is there any point in putting London’s hospitality centre in Tier 3 for […]

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Covid-19 tests for secondary school age children in London’s worst-hit boroughs

December 10, 2020

He said further details will be set out on Friday, but it will cover the seven worst-affected boroughs in London.  “I’m particularly concerned about the number of cases in London, Kent and Essex. Cases are rising and in many areas are already high,” he said.  “Looking into the detail, the testing results and survey shows […]

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Ravers cram into London squat for ‘sick’ party as city’s Covid rates spike

December 10, 2020

More than 100 ravers flouted coronavirus restrictions as they crammed into a London squat despite the city’s infection rate continuing to rise. The footage has emerged amid fears that the capital will be tipped into tier three over Christmas after infections rates shot to highest in the UK. Police and council chiefs have warned the […]

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London now has highest infection rate in UK as tier 3 fears rise

December 10, 2020

New figures show London now has the highest coronavirus infection rate in the UK, as fears rise the capital will soon be put under tier three restrictions. London had 191.8 cases per 100,000 people for the week of 30 November to 6 December – up from 158.1 per 100,000 the previous week, according to the […]

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When will the Covid tiers next be reviewed?

December 10, 2020

England moved back to a tiered system of coronavirus restrictions with the end of lockdown on 2 December, with 99 per cent of the country placed under the two highest levels of limitations. But when will the restrictions be reviewed and how have different tiers been decided on? When will the system change? The first […]

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London school evacuated after bomb threat

December 10, 2020

A school in north London has been evacuated following a bomb threat. The Metropolitan Police were called to Stoke Newington School on Clissold Road at 11.55am on Thursday.  Officers remain at the scene and a cordon is in place while they investigate, a police statement said. Footage from the scene shows police vehicles outside the […]

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London MPs to be briefed by health minister as capital hits highest COVID infection rate in England

December 10, 2020

Coronavirus rates in England are now highest in London, but infections have plateaued nationwide, the latest figures show. The capital had the highest average infection rate in the country – 191.8 per 100,000 people – for the week of 30 November to 6 December, according to the weekly surveillance survey by Public Health England. This is up […]

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