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Month: May 2020

Brexit war of words restarts ahead of next round of UK-EU trade negotiations

NewsPoliticsBrexit The two sides have warned that talks could be close to collapse Sunday, 31st May 2020, 9:14 pm Updated Sunday, 31st May 2020, 9:15 pmDavid Frost and Michel Barnier are leading the negotiations (Photo: Getty Images) Britain and the…

UK coronavirus testing capacity reaches 200,000 a day – just meeting target set by Boris Johnson

News There are still questions over exactly how many people are being tested for Covid-19 Sunday, 31st May 2020, 8:22 pm Updated Sunday, 31st May 2020, 8:22 pmCoronavirus testing capacity has increased (Photo: Getty Images) The UK’s coronavirus testing capacity…

Coronavirus: Government meets target to increase coronavirus testing capacity to 200,000 a day

NewsHealth Matt Hancock described it as ‘an important milestone on our journey to control the spread’ Sunday, 31st May 2020, 8:13 pm Updated Sunday, 31st May 2020, 8:14 pmThe UK has met its target of having capacity for 200,000 coronavirus…

Britain faces ‘very sensitive moment’ as lockdown rules ease despite high number of coronavirus cases

News Scientific experts have cast doubt on the timing of the rules which come into effect on Monday Sunday, 31st May 2020, 8:07 pm Updated Sunday, 31st May 2020, 8:08 pmMore people are socialising as the lockdown eases (Photo: Jeff…

Coronavirus in Scotland: Fresh warnings of tighter lockdown after ‘house parties and mass gatherings’

News Nicola Sturgeon stressed that people “should not be flocking” to beauty or tourist spots Sunday, 31st May 2020, 6:22 pm Updated Sunday, 31st May 2020, 6:22 pmLoch Lomond proved a popular spot for people enjoying the first weekend since…

UK ministers under pressure to support Hong Kong citizens after residency offer

News Conservative MPs are pushing for financial sanctions on China’s government Sunday, 31st May 2020, 6:13 pm Updated Sunday, 31st May 2020, 6:38 pmProtests against the new law in Hong Kong continue (Photo: Billy H.C. Kwok/Getty Images) Government ministers are…

Chief scientific adviser defends Government’s lockdown approach amid warnings from Sage experts

NewsHealth Sir Patrick Vallance said that Sage’s experts have ‘a wide range’ of opinions, and that ministers ‘must decide’ on the course to take Sunday, 31st May 2020, 5:02 pm Updated Sunday, 31st May 2020, 5:04 pmSir Patrick Vallance, the…

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge push back at ‘inaccurate’ Tatler article on Meghan feud

News Kensington Palace says the article contains ‘a swathe of inaccuracies and false representations’ Sunday, 31st May 2020, 4:58 pm Updated Sunday, 31st May 2020, 5:02 pmWilliam and Kate have issued a warning shot (Photo: Tolga AKMEN / AFP) (Photo…

Captain Tobias: 9-year-old boy with cerebral palsy walks marathon to fundraise for local hospital

News Tobias Weller was praised by the likes of Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill and Dan Walker Sunday, 31st May 2020, 4:17 pm Updated Sunday, 31st May 2020, 4:18 pmNine-year-old Tobias Weller, from Sheffield, who has cerebral palsy and autism, completes the…

Coronavirus effect: UK cancer charities facing ‘devastating’ drop in income

NewsHealth Exclusive: Falls of up to 50 per cent will lead to cancellation of clinical trials and research as impact could be felt for a generation. Sunday, 31st May 2020, 4:02 pm Updated Sunday, 31st May 2020, 4:55 pm The…

Coronavirus impact: ‘This is the greatest threat the cancer charity sector has ever faced’

OpinionComment The Covid-19 outbreak has led to many people’s cancer treatment being paused or delayed, with thousands of people missing out on help. Sunday, 31st May 2020, 4:02 pm Updated Sunday, 31st May 2020, 4:14 pm It’s extremely concerning to…

Turn our towns into open-air cafes by giving restaurants and bars the right to spill out into streets, MPs urge Government

News Exclusive: A cross-party group of MPs has written to Robert Jenrick calling for an easing of licensing laws Sunday, 31st May 2020, 3:58 pm Updated Sunday, 31st May 2020, 4:00 pmCustomers at a socially distanced cafe in Australia, where…