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UK coronavirus live: hospital car parking charges waived for NHS staff in England | Politics

The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, is expected to announce that the taxpayer will pay self-employed workers up to 80% of their recent earnings to help contain the economic impact of coronavirus, as 470,000 extra benefits claims sparked warnings of an “unemployment crisis”. Sunak has been under growing pressure to do more for the UK’s 5 million […]

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Cheap computer games and falling fuel prices causes inflation to slow, ONS finds 

UK inflation slowed last month on the back of falling motor fuel and computer game prices, official statisticians have revealed. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the rate of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) decreased to 1.7% in February. Inflation was reported at 1.8% in January, after the cost of energy and aeroplane tickets […]

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Coronavirus live updates: Italy-wide lockdown comes into force

UK and US had worst days trading since 2008 GFC; Global cases near 110,000; Grand Princess passengers disembark. Follow the latest news. Cruise ship carrying at least 21 with coronavirus docks in California US pledges more testing as Trump hints at aid for workers Quarantined US congressman flew with Trump on Air Force One Global […]

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The long road to Jaden Moodie’s murder | UK news

Once again the inextricable links between drug dealing, poverty, troubled family lives and a disrupted education have been laid bare with the conviction last week of 19-year-old Ayoub Majdouline for the murder of Jaden Moodie, 14. Both Majdouline and Moodie had been involved in drug dealing, including “county lines”; both were members of rival London […]

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What time can I vote in the 2019 general election, and when will we know the results?

Voting day in the December general election is this Thursday Dec 12, which comes six weeks after the chaotic Brexit negotiations in Westminster led MPs to back Boris Johnson’s call for a vote on Oct 29.  Since Parliament was officially dissolved on Nov 6, the UK political parties have been preparing for the upcoming election, with candidates promoting their […]

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General election: McDonnell admits antisemitism has hurt Labour campaign – live news | Politics

“My message (to the Labour party) would be listen carefully, I’ll never do anything that puts Boris Johnson into Downing Street, but Labour, in order to get a Queen’s speech and a budget through, if they’re in a minority position, need the support of another party. “And if Scotland votes for the SNP in a […]

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English school children are climbing the international league tables as rest of the UK lags behind

English school children are climbing the international league tables while the rest of the UK is lagging behind, according to a major global study. Teenagers in England scored higher than their peers from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in the latest Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) league table. The Pisa tests, which are administered […]

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‘We don’t understand how Usman Khan ended up like this’ | UK news

Outside a small white and green mosque in Cobridge, Stoke-on-Trent, at Zuhr prayers on Saturday lunchtime dozens of men and women in padded jackets, heavy coats and kurtas gathered in the car park, unable to squeeze into the single-storey building for the funeral taking place inside. “One of our community elders has passed. It’s a […]

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Football manager failed to warn his club’s owner about investors interested in third party ownership of players, court hears

A football manager failed to warn his club’s owner that a group of potential investors wanted to arrange third party ownership of players in breach of FA rules, a court heard yesterday.  Tommy Wright, who is charged with two counts of accepting a bribe, had agreed to arrange a meeting between Patrick Cryne, the owner of Barnsley […]

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Police seize £10m of cocaine hidden in frozen fish cargo | UK news

A driver has been charged after £10m worth of cocaine was found hidden in a load of frozen fish. The haul was discovered in the back of a refrigerated van when the vehicle was searched as it came off a ferry at Newhaven port, in East Sussex, in the early hours of Saturday morning. Officers […]

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