By Daisy Busel

Monday 13 July 2020

Monday 13 July 2020

Priti Patel announces crackdown as migrant crossings peak

Priti Patel announces crackdown as migrant crossings peak

A record number of migrants reached the UK yesterday, as Priti Patel announced a “new operational approach” to tackling the issue.

Announcement on mandatory face masks due in coming days

Announcement on mandatory face masks due in coming days

Boris Johnson has urged the public to wear face masks in shops with an announcement due soon over whether it will be made compulsory.

Leicester Mayor: Government ‘ignored’ pleas to tackle exploitation

Leicester Mayor: Government ‘ignored’ pleas to tackle exploitation

Sir Peter Soulsby has claimed local authorities have been asking to the government to act on illegal factory working conditions for years.

Friday 10 July 2020

Friday 10 July 2020

Dame Vera Lynn honoured with flypast ahead of funeral

Dame Vera Lynn honoured with flypast ahead of funeral

Hundreds of people lined the streets to pay their respects to the World War Two entertainer ahead of her private funeral this afternoon.

BBC advises staff to sign off emails with gender pronouns

BBC advises staff to sign off emails with gender pronouns

The BBC has advised staff to take up the "small, proactive step" in order to make transgender and non-binary colleagues feel more welcome.

Boris Johnson thanks school leavers for celebration sacrifice

Boris Johnson thanks school leavers for celebration sacrifice

The PM said that by missing out on parties, festivals and presentations, young Brits had helped save hundreds of thousands of lives.

Thursday 9 July 2020

Thursday 9 July 2020

Boots and John Lewis to close stores putting 5,300 jobs at risk

Boots and John Lewis to close stores putting 5,300 jobs at risk

The high street pharmacy chain expects to cut more than 4,000 roles while the homeware giant is set to permanently shut eight stores.

Licence fee: Jacob Rees-Mogg tells BBC to ‘be nice’ to over-75s

Licence fee: Jacob Rees-Mogg tells BBC to ‘be nice’ to over-75s

The Commons Leader urged the BBC to reconsider after it confirmed it will scrap the free television licence fee for over-75s in August.

Rishi Sunak hopes discount will help Brits ‘rediscover’ eating out

Rishi Sunak hopes discount will help Brits ‘rediscover’ eating out

The Chancellor said he hopes offering a 50 per cent discount to diners in restaurants will remind Brits that "we used to love going out".

Wednesday 8 July 2020

Wednesday 8 July 2020

Rishi Sunak’s £30 billion plan: Bonuses, stamp duty and dining

Rishi Sunak’s £30 billion plan: Bonuses, stamp duty and dining

“We will not be defined by this crisis but by our response to it,” the Chancellor said as he set out his plan for economic recovery.

PMQs: Boris Johnson resists care home comment apology

PMQs: Boris Johnson resists care home comment apology

The Prime Minister did not apologise but said he takes full responsibility for decisions made in care homes in response to coronavirus.

Met chief apologises to athlete over stop and search racism row

Met chief apologises to athlete over stop and search racism row

Dame Cressida Dick apologised to Bianca Williams for the “distress” caused by a stop and search after police were accused of racism.

Tuesday 7 July 2020

Tuesday 7 July 2020

‘Predator’ who disguised himself before sexual assault found guilty

‘Predator’ who disguised himself before sexual assault found guilty

“Dangerous” Mark Brown, 30, of Newington Green was found guilty of sexual assault following a trial at Wood Green Crown Court on Friday.

Met Police racism row shows a ‘clash of perceptions’

Met Police racism row shows a ‘clash of perceptions’

Former Metropolitan Police superintendent Leroy Logan said the black community often feel they are "over-policed and unprotected".

Alok Sharma: £3bn green package will support 130,000 jobs

Alok Sharma: £3bn green package will support 130,000 jobs

The Business Secretary said the investment in energy efficiency will support thousands of construction jobs and put money in pockets.

Monday 6 July 2020

Monday 6 July 2020

Dangerous driver who killed 87-year-old jailed for life

Dangerous driver who killed 87-year-old jailed for life

Gavin Collins, 39, has been sentenced to life in prison after he killed an 87-year-old grandfather when he crashed into him in a stolen car.

Met Police accused of racism in athlete stop and search row

Met Police accused of racism in athlete stop and search row

The Metropolitan Police has defended a stop and search incident after officers were accused of racism by Team GB sprinter Bianca Williams.

Arts to receive £1.5bn as full reopening remains ‘some way off’

Arts to receive £1.5bn as full reopening remains ‘some way off’

The government has announced £1.5 billion of support to help the struggling arts industry “weather the storm” of coronavirus closures.

Thursday 2 July 2020

Thursday 2 July 2020

England cricketers to wear Black Lives Matter logo on Test shirts

England cricketers to wear Black Lives Matter logo on Test shirts

England's Cricket Board said the move showed support for “progress and societal change” and not an explicit backing of wider political aims.

BBC announces TV and radio money-saving mission

BBC announces TV and radio money-saving mission

The broadcaster said the cost-cutting steps to shake-up regional television news and local radio in England will lead to 450 job losses.

Hong Kong: Tom Tugendhat calls on allies to stand up

Hong Kong: Tom Tugendhat calls on allies to stand up

The Tory MP said more countries need to “stand up and be counted” in the pushback against China’s new national security law in Hong Kong.

Wednesday 1 July 2020

Wednesday 1 July 2020

PMQs: ‘The PM can’t just bat away challenge’, says Keir Starmer

PMQs: ‘The PM can’t just bat away challenge’, says Keir Starmer

Sir Keir Starmer has accused Boris Johnson of failing to address criticism of coronavirus policy when lives and livelihoods are at stake.

Nadhim Zahawi defends Black Lives Matter slogan in Premier League

Nadhim Zahawi defends Black Lives Matter slogan in Premier League

The Tory minister's comments come after football bosses clarified that using the slogan was not an endorsement of the political movement.

Labour’s Jim McMahon: Boris Johnson’s plan ‘absolutely pathetic’

Labour’s Jim McMahon: Boris Johnson’s plan ‘absolutely pathetic’

The shadow transport secretary strongly criticised the PM’s new infrastructure plan and called for more support for the travel industry.

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