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The UK and Canada have reached a deal to continue trading under the same terms as the current European Union agreement after the Brexit transition period ends. The Government said the agreement paves the way for negotiations to begin next year on a new comprehensive deal with Canada, which has been touted as one of […]

The Government has been urged not to let “everything loose” in the lead-up to Christmas after it emerged that families could be allowed to meet for up to a week as part of a UK-wide relaxation of coronavirus rules. Several families could be allowed to join a bubble and to mix between December 22 and […]

Chancellor Rishi Sunak will unveil the much-delayed National Infrastructure Strategy for £100 billion of long-term investment next week. He will publish the strategy to help tackle the climate crisis and invest in transport on Wednesday, when he will also outline his spending review. The infrastructure strategy to boost transport connectivity and work towards achieving net-zero […]

Families could be allowed to join a temporary bubble to meet up over Christmas, it has been reported. Household mixing is currently subject to harsh restrictions in England under the country’s second lockdown with only support bubbles allowing people from different addresses to mix. Similar curbs are in force in mainland Scotland, a fresh lockdown […]

Police are searching for the suspect in a shooting at a suburban Milwaukee mall that left seven adults and a teenager injured. Police searched on Friday evening for the suspect in a shooting at a suburban Milwaukee mall that left seven adults and a teenager injured. Wauwatosa Police chief Barry Weber gave no motive for […]

TV presenter Jeremy Kyle “may have caused or contributed” to the death of programme guest Steve Dymond, who is suspected to have taken his own life after failing a lie detector test on the show, a pre-inquest review has heard. The preliminary hearing is being held into the death of the 63-year-old, who died of […]

There are “substantial differences” in Covid-19 infection rates across England, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), although the national picture suggests there may be some impact of lockdown. Data from November 8 to 14 suggests the overall national infection rate for England is similar to the week before, but there are stark regional […]

Boris Johnson’s adviser on ministerial standards has resigned after the Prime Minister contradicted his advice by judging that Priti Patel did not breach the rules despite being found to have bullied staff. Sir Alex Allan said the Home Secretary had not always treated civil servants with “consideration and respect” and concluded that her approach on […]

Northern Ireland will shut non-essential retail, pubs and restaurants for two weeks from November 27 to save the health service from becoming swamped. The country was poised to emerge from a limited circuit-breaker lockdown until the number of infections rose to worrying levels. Close-contact services and cafes can open this Friday as planned but will […]

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh have marked their 73rd wedding anniversary by releasing a photograph showing them opening a card from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s children. The colourful homemade gift was created by Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, and is emblazoned with the number 73 – that pops out from […]

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