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23 September 2020 06:57 PM
Covid: Scotland records highest number of new virus cases

Covid: Scotland records highest number of new virus cases

Scotland has recorded 486 new positive cases of coronavirus - the highest daily total since the outbreak began.First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the figures were concerning, and underlined why new r...

23 September 2020 06:55 PM
Sunak weighs up new worker pay subsidy scheme

Sunak weighs up new worker pay subsidy scheme

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is understood to be looking at options to replace the furlough scheme when it expires at the end of October.These include a salary top-up scheme similar to those already operate...

22 September 2020 07:16 PM
Coronavirus: 'We've reached a perilous turning point', says Boris Johnson

Coronavirus: 'We've reached a perilous turning point', says Boris Johnson

The UK has reached "a perilous turning point", Prime Minister Boris Johnson said, as he set out a raft of new coronavirus restrictions for England which could last for up to six months.Shop staff will...

22 September 2020 07:15 PM
Leighton Buzzard hit by third earthquake in two weeks

Leighton Buzzard hit by third earthquake in two weeks

An earthquake has been felt in Leighton Buzzard for the third time in two weeks.People wrote on social media they had felt their houses "jolting and shaking" at about 09:30 BST.The British Geological ...

21 September 2020 06:19 PM
Covid lockdown for Newport, Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Blaenau Gwent

Covid lockdown for Newport, Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Blaenau Gwent

Four more counties in south Wales will go into lockdown from 18:00 BST on Tuesday.Merthyr Tydfil, Bridgend, Blaenau Gwent and Newport will have the same restrictions as Rhondda Cynon Taf.People will n...

21 September 2020 06:18 PM
Covid in Scotland: Tighter restrictions expected 'within days'

Covid in Scotland: Tighter restrictions expected 'within days'

Additional lockdown restrictions will "almost certainly" be put in place in Scotland in the next couple of days, Nicola Sturgeon has said.Speaking at her daily briefing, the first minister said "fast ...

21 September 2020 06:17 PM
Covid-19: UK could face 50,000 cases a day by October without action - Vallance

Covid-19: UK could face 50,000 cases a day by October without action - Vallance

The UK could see 50,000 new coronavirus cases a day by mid-October without further action, the government's chief scientific adviser has warned.Sir Patrick Vallance said that "would be expected to lea...

21 September 2020 06:16 PM
Lockdown fears hit travel, hotel and pub shares

Lockdown fears hit travel, hotel and pub shares

Leading shares across Europe have fallen sharply in morning trading amid fears that a renewed rise in coronavirus cases will blight economic prospects.In London, the benchmark FTSE 100 share index was...

21 September 2020 06:15 PM
French MP left red-faced after parked car blocks train

French MP left red-faced after parked car blocks train

t can be tempting to take a risk when parking in a hurry - but one French MP has shown why it's always worth checking where you've left the car.Jean Lassalle, 65, was late to watch his son's rugby mat...

19 September 2020 07:23 PM
Covid-19: Highest surge since May with 350 new cases

Covid-19: Highest surge since May with 350 new cases

A further 350 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in Scotland, the highest daily increase since May.According to Scottish government figures, a further three people who tested positive for the...

19 September 2020 07:22 PM
Woman falls from car on M25 filming Snapchat video

Woman falls from car on M25 filming Snapchat video

A woman fell out of a moving car on the M25 while leaning out of the window to film a video for Snapchat.She fell from the car into a "live lane" between junction six and the Clacket Lane Services at ...

19 September 2020 07:22 PM
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Republicans vow to vote on Trump pick

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Republicans vow to vote on Trump pick

Mr McConnell said he would act swiftly, despite the election six weeks away.In 2016, he blocked President Barack Obama's pick for the court on the grounds it was an election year.Joe Biden has insiste...

18 September 2020 07:16 PM
TikTok and WeChat: US to ban app downloads in 48 hours

TikTok and WeChat: US to ban app downloads in 48 hours

ikTok and WeChat will be banned from US app stores from Sunday, unless President Donald Trump agrees to a last-minute deal.The Department of Commerce said it would bar people in the US from downloadin...

18 September 2020 07:15 PM
Liam Fox still in running for WTO chief as race narrows

Liam Fox still in running for WTO chief as race narrows

Former minister and leading Brexiteer Liam Fox remains in the running to be the new head of the World Trade Organization.Three other contenders have been knocked out of the competition after failing t...

18 September 2020 07:15 PM
Medicane Storm Ianos lashes western Greece

Medicane Storm Ianos lashes western Greece

A rare hurricane-like storm is lashing islands in western Greece, bringing torrential rain and power cuts.Storm Ianos is described as a "medicane" (Mediterranean hurricane), a phenomenon that first ap...

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