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January 04, 2018

Bank of England expects economic downturn to be less severe than feared

The Bank of England has said it expects the downturn in the UK economy to be less severe than first feared, but could take longer to recover than previously predicted..

Uber to connect passengers with local drivers in areas it does not serve

Uber to connect passengers with local drivers in areas it does not serve.

Alexis Sanchez exit agreed but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tight lipped on Jadon Sancho

Alexis Sanchez’s dreadful stint as a Manchester United player will come to an end on Thursday when the forward’s permanent switch to Inter Milan is confirmed..

Row over Governments drive to cut planning red tape

Sweeping reforms to the planning system will cut red tape and speed up house building, ministers said amid warnings they could lead to a new generation of slums and ignore local concerns..

Family of PC Andrew Harper campaign for tougher sentences for police killers

The mother and widow of PC Andrew Harper have launched campaigns for tougher punishments for those who kill police officers..

UK offers aid to Lebanon as rigorous probe promised into Beirut blast

A “full, thorough and rigorous” investigation has been promised into the cause of the blast which ripped through Lebanon’s capital Beirut as the UK offered medical and search and rescue experts to help deal with the aftermath..

Local lockdown imposed on Aberdeen

Bars, restaurants and cafes have been ordered to close as lockdown restrictions are reimposed in Aberdeen over a coronavirus cluster in the area..

TV screen time and video streaming soar during lockdown Ofcom says

UK adults spent nearly half their waking day watching TV and using online streaming services at the height of the coronavirus lockdown, according to a new Ofcom study..

Government criticised for quarantine failures and treating kids as afterthought

The Government has been criticised for treating children “as an afterthought” during the Covid-19 crisis and not acting quickly enough to close the UK border in the early days of the pandemic..

At least 70 dead and thousands injured in massive blast in Beirut

A massive explosion has rocked Beirut, flattening much of the port, damaging buildings across the Lebanese capital and sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky..

Coronavirus and lockdown significantly raised mental health challenges study

Coronavirus and the introduction of lockdown measures significantly raised mental health challenges, particularly for the most vulnerable groups, a study has found..

Dame Vera Lynns daughter thanks British public for tremendous support

Dame Vera Lynn’s daughter has thanked the British public for its “tremendous support” since the beloved singer’s death at the age of 103..

Scott Parker Fulham forward Aleksandar Mitrovic keen to make up for lost time

Aleksandar Mitrovic is eager to make up for lost time when Fulham face Brentford in the Sky Bet Championship play-off final, according to manager Scott Parker..

Government tells firms to stockpile medicines for end of Brexit transition

Pharmaceutical companies should stockpile six weeks’ worth of drugs to guard against disruption at the end of the Brexit transition period, the Government has warned..

Behaviour issues and family problems rise among children in poverty report

The majority of support workers have seen a surge in behaviour problems and family issues among children living in poverty during the pandemic, a report suggests..

Fuel prices up for second month in a row

Average petrol and diesel prices both rose by 3p per litre in July, new figures show..

NHS Test and Trace needs scaling up to reopen schools safely researchers say

The NHS Test and Trace programme needs to be scaled up in order to reopen schools safely, researchers have said..

Toy bears brought in to enforce social distancing at Balham restaurant

A restaurant in Balham has engaged the services of 12 large toy bears to help enforce social distancing measures for diners..

Premier League start date too early for Chelsea boss Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard has called on the Premier League to give Chelsea a fair start to the new campaign and not risk further injury to his players..

Simon Weaver ecstatic as Wembley win takes Harrogate up to League Two

Harrogate manager Simon Weaver admitted feeling ecstatic after his side stunned Notts County to claim a place in League Two..

Nine out of 10 medium sized firms make staff redundant amid Covid 19 crisis

Nine out of 10 medium-sized businesses have made staff redundant due to the Covid-19 crisis, a study suggests..

Academic freedom in danger at universities as staff self censor report warns

Academic freedom within British universities could be in danger as academics with right-leaning or pro-Brexit views feel they have to censor what they teach, research and discuss, a report has warned..

New 90 minute tests for Covid 19 and flu hugely beneficial in winter fight

Two tests which can detect coronavirus and flu – and promise results in 90 minutes – are to be rolled out in hospitals, care homes and laboratories..

Nasa astronauts are back on Earth after first splashdown return in 45 years

Nasa astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley are back on Earth after the first splashdown return in 45 years..

Greater Manchester declares major incident over rising Covid 19 rates

A major incident has been declared in Greater Manchester over rising Covid-19 infections just as the Chancellor’s meal-deal scheme – aimed at encouraging Brits to go out more – gets under way..

Howe decides to leave Bournemouth

Eddie Howe will enjoy some quality time with his family after his lengthy association with Bournemouth came to an end on Saturday..

Arteta hopes FA Cup win convinces Aubameyang to stay

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should stay at Arsenal to learn how to lift trophies, according to head coach Mikel Arteta..

PM working on plan to avoid a second lockdown

Boris Johnson has ordered officials to work-up a plan for avoiding a second national lockdown, according to reports..

Conservative former minister arrested over rape accusation

A Conservative MP has been arrested after a former parliamentary aide reportedly accused him of rape, sexual assault and coercive control..

Trump US to ban Chinese app TikTok

US President Donald Trump said he will take action as soon as Saturday to ban TikTok, a popular Chinese-owned video app that has been a source of national security and censorship concerns..

Chernobyl and End Of The World win big at TV Baftas

Chernobyl and Channel 4 comedies Stath Lets Flats and The End Of The World were the big winners at the Bafta TV Awards, securing two gongs each..

Jobs crisis warning as furlough wind down begins and businesses remain closed

Businesses expecting to reopen in England have been told to keep their doors shut by Boris Johnson on the day the furlough scheme preventing job losses begins winding down..

Lockdown easing postponed as PM squeezes the brake to control virus

A further easing of lockdown across England has been postponed as the Prime Minister warned the country “cannot be complacent” amid a rise in the prevalence of coronavirus in the community..

Douglas Ross poised to confirm Scottish Conservatives leadership bid

Moray MP Douglas Ross is “likely to be a candidate in the contest” to be leader of the Scottish Conservatives following Jackson Carlaw’s sudden resignation..

Leicester pubs cafes and restaurants can reopen

Pubs, cafes and restaurants can reopen in Leicester from Monday after the announcement lockdown measures would be eased..

Household mixing banned in parts of northern England in virus crackdown

People from different households in Greater Manchester, parts of east Lancashire and West Yorkshire have been banned from meeting each other inside their homes or in gardens following a spike in virus cases..

Chancellor urged to protect jobs of workers shielding from Covid 19

A coalition of charities is urging the Chancellor to protect the jobs of workers who have been shielding, warning they will be put in an “impossible position” when restrictions ease..

Decision on full time return for schools in Scotland to be announced

Scotland’s First Minister will announce if children can expect to be back in the classroom full-time from August 11..

Higher BMI in early adulthood linked to increased dementia risk study

People who are overweight in early adult life may be more prone to dementia in later life, a study suggests..

Self isolation period for those with Covid 19 to be extended to 10 days

The self-isolation period for those with coronavirus symptoms will be extended to 10 days, according to reports..

71 of Britons have been previously infected with coronavirus study suggests

One in every 14 Britons has been previously infected with coronavirus, a new research suggests..

15m more children should be given free school meals

A further 1.5 million children should be brought into the free school meals programme, while poorer youngsters should also be fed during the school holidays, a Government-ordered review has said..

Heathrow boss calls for coronavirus testing on arrival

Heathrow has urged the Government to stop imposing “quarantine roulette” on travellers as it announced a pre-tax loss of £1.1 billion in the first six months of the year..

Johnny Depp libel case verdict due in September

Johnny Depp has lost “nothing less than everything” as a result of “appalling allegations” that he was violent to ex-wife Amber Heard, the High Court was told on the final day of the star’s blockbuster libel action against The Sun newspaper..

UK secures 60 million doses of potential coronavirus vaccine

The Government has signed a deal with pharmaceutical giants GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Sanofi Pasteur for 60 million doses of a potential Covid-19 vaccine..

England secure test series win against West Indies

Stuart Broad secured his place among the pantheon of great pace bowlers with a 500th Test wicket before a brilliant five-for from Chris Woakes powered England to a 2-1 series win over the West Indies..

Buyers seek homes with gardens after lockdown

Searches for homes with gardens have doubled since last year as prospective house buyers place more importance on outdoor space following lockdown, property experts have said..

Johnson issues further quarantine warning

Boris Johnson has indicated that quarantine restrictions could be imposed on further European countries if a “second wave” of coronavirus hits the continent..

Police search German garden in connection with Madeleine McCann disappearance

German police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have searched a garden plot in Hannover in connection with their investigation. .

Experimental Covid 19 vaccine is put to its biggest test

The biggest test yet of an experimental Covid-19 vaccine got underway in the US on Monday with the first of some 30,000 Americans rolling up their sleeves to take part..