By Daisy Busel

Friday 14 August 2020

Friday 14 August 2020

Grant Shapps: France ‘likely’ to impose reciprocal quarantine rules

Grant Shapps: France ‘likely’ to impose reciprocal quarantine rules

French authorities could impose reciprocal quarantine measures in response to UK restrictions on arrivals, the Transport Secretary has said.

Lockdown easing: Face mask refusal fines could soar to £3,200

Lockdown easing: Face mask refusal fines could soar to £3,200

The penalty for repeatedly refusing to wear a face mask where required could reach thousands in a crackdown amid easing lockdown rules.

Thursday 13 August 2020

Thursday 13 August 2020

Unprecedented 10th day in a row of migrant arrivals in Dover

Unprecedented 10th day in a row of migrant arrivals in Dover

More than 900 people have entered the UK since last Tuesday, not including today's arrivals, after a stretch of good weather.

A-Level results: ‘No substitute for exams’ says Education Secretary

A-Level results: ‘No substitute for exams’ says Education Secretary

Gavin Williamson admitted no replacement grading system can match the fairness of exams, as thousands receive A-Level results this morning.

Wednesday 12 August 2020

Wednesday 12 August 2020

‘Stick to ice cream’: MPs take on Ben and Jerry’s in migration row

‘Stick to ice cream’: MPs take on Ben and Jerry’s in migration row

Ice cream creators Ben and Jerry’s have sparked a Twitter row after they challenged Priti Patel over migration in the English Channel.

Major incident declared after train derails in Scotland

Major incident declared after train derails in Scotland

At least one person is feared to have died and serious injuries have been reported after a train derailed in Aberdeenshire amid storms.

Deputy police commissioner backs officers over Dawn Butler stop

Deputy police commissioner backs officers over Dawn Butler stop

Sir Steve House has said the officers behaved appropriately and has criticised the way they have faced “trial by social media”.

UK plunges into largest recession on record

UK plunges into largest recession on record

The UK entered recession for the first time in 11 years after the economy shrank by a record 20.4 per cent between April and June.

Tuesday 11 August 2020

Tuesday 11 August 2020

Rachel Riley accused of 'racism' over football tweet

Rachel Riley accused of 'racism' over football tweet

The television presenter was accused of racism over a tweet directed at an Indian football fan last night - but she has stood by her remark.

Priti Patel ‘furious’ over migrant crossings, says Tory MP

Priti Patel ‘furious’ over migrant crossings, says Tory MP

Lee Anderson has defended Priti Patel over migrant boat crossings in the Channel, saying she is “working damn hard” to tackle the issue.

Boris Johnson announces £300m for NHS winter preparations

Boris Johnson announces £300m for NHS winter preparations

The PM said the boost would enable hospitals to maintain essential services and reduce the risk of Covid-19 infection in the coming months.

Monday 10 August 2020

Monday 10 August 2020

Dawn Butler MP accuses police of racial profiling after car stop

Dawn Butler MP accuses police of racial profiling after car stop

Labour MP Dawn Butler has accused police of racially profiling her after a vehicle she was travelling in was pulled over for questioning.

Minister: Scientists not advising routine testing in schools

Minister: Scientists not advising routine testing in schools

Health and care minister Helen Whately defended the government over testing pupils and teachers as schools prepare to reopen in September.

Nigel Farage: PM doesn’t have political will to stop boat crossings

Nigel Farage: PM doesn’t have political will to stop boat crossings

The Brexit Party leader criticised Boris Johnson over migrant boat crossings after 4,000 people reached the UK via the Channel in 2020.

Friday 7 August 2020

Friday 7 August 2020

Soaring temperatures expected to ‘hang around for some time’

Soaring temperatures expected to ‘hang around for some time’

Forecasters have said the UK could see its hottest day of the year today, with temperatures set to reach 37C in London and the South East.

Tobias Ellwood: We cannot take Little England approach to migration

Tobias Ellwood: We cannot take Little England approach to migration

The Tory MP urged the government to look beyond the English Channel after a record number of migrants arrived on UK shores yesterday.

Thursday 6 August 2020

Thursday 6 August 2020

Police appeal: CCTV shows car collide with woman and dog

Police appeal: CCTV shows car collide with woman and dog

West Midlands Police have launched an appeal to trace people involved in a roadside collision that injured a woman and killed a dog.

Labour: Government ‘failing to get to grips’ with migrant crossings

Labour: Government ‘failing to get to grips’ with migrant crossings

Shadow home secretary Nick Thomas-Symonds has accused the government of a “lack of competence” in dealing with migrant boat crossings.

Robert Jenrick denies hypocrisy over new planning reform

Robert Jenrick denies hypocrisy over new planning reform

The Housing Secretary defended a previous planning decision, after controversy surrounding it resurfaced amid a new planning overhaul.

PC Andrew Harper’s mum wants tougher sentences for police killers

PC Andrew Harper’s mum wants tougher sentences for police killers

Debbie Adlam is calling for a minimum jail term of 20 years for anyone who kills an officer, with no chance of parole during that time.

Wednesday 5 August 2020

Wednesday 5 August 2020

Jonathan Ashworth: Boris Johnson cannot put his feet up this August

Jonathan Ashworth: Boris Johnson cannot put his feet up this August

The shadow health secretary has called for improved coronavirus testing and tracing this August in time for schools to reopen in September.

Beirut explosion: At least 100 dead and thousands injured

Beirut explosion: At least 100 dead and thousands injured

Boris Johnson has confirmed that British nationals were caught up in the incident, the cause of which has not yet been confirmed.

Tuesday 4 August 2020

Tuesday 4 August 2020

Priti Patel condemns ‘awful racist abuse’ against David Lammy

Priti Patel condemns ‘awful racist abuse’ against David Lammy

The Home Secretary urged Twitter to act more quickly against racism after Labour's David Lammy was subject to abuse on the platform.

Minister insists schools will return in September despite warnings

Minister insists schools will return in September despite warnings

Simon Clarke said bringing all pupils back on a full time basis when term starts was a “total priority”, despite new second wave warnings.

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