Scottish politics

UK coronavirus: Whitty says aim of lockdown is to reduce R enough to move on after 2 December – as it happened

November 3, 2020

6.14pm GMT18:14 Early evening summary Prof Chris Whitty, the government’s chief medical adviser, has told MPs there is a “realistic possibility” that the lockdown for England can be eased after 2 December. Asked if the restrictions would definitely be lifted then, as planned by the government, Whitty said: The decision as to whether to lift […]

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Britain comes together to clap for carers on Covid frontline – as it happened

May 21, 2020

8.31pm BST20:31 That’s the end of our UK live coverage for tonight, please follow worldwide developments on our global blog. Thanks for reading and writing in. 8.23pm BST20:23 Jedidajah Otte According to the BBC, “millions of people” were clapping across the country tonight, among them 100-year-old Dabirul Choudhury, from St Albans, who’s raised over £177,000 […]

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