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Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds to praise NHS staff in first joint TV appearance | UK News

October 30, 2020

Boris Johnson and his fiancee, Carrie Symonds, will praise NHS staff for their “courage and dedication” during the coronavirus pandemic in a message which will be broadcast on Sunday.They will thank frontline workers for saving the prime minister’s life as he fought coronavirus, and for delivering their son. The couple have nominated nurses Jenny McGee […]

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Coronavirus: UK’s R number edges down slightly to a maximum of 1.3 | UK News

October 30, 2020

The UK’s coronavirus reproduction number has edged down slightly from a maximum of 1.4 to a maximum of 1.3, according to new figures. The latest number has been confirmed by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), which advises the government on its response to the pandemic. The R number is one of many indicators […]

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Coronavirus: England has breached ‘reasonable worst-case scenario’ for cases and hospital admissions, SAGE warns | UK News

October 30, 2020

England has breached its “reasonable worst-case” scenario for COVID-19 infections and hospital admissions, the government’s scientific advisers have said. The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) also warned that the number of daily deaths in England is in line with that scenario, but “is almost certain to exceed this within the next two weeks”. Their […]

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Girl, 14, charged with murder after man stabbed in Crawley | UK News

October 30, 2020

A 14-year-old girl has been charged with the murder of a man in West Sussex. Police said the victim, who has been named as 24-year-old Nimroy Hendricks, was found with fatal chest wounds in Three Bridges, Crawley on Tuesday night. He died at the scene on Russell Way, despite being treated by paramedics and an […]

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Coronavirus: Another 24,405 COVID-19 cases and 274 deaths recorded in last 24 hours | UK News

October 30, 2020

A further 24,405 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the UK and another 274 have died, according to the latest government data. It comes after 23,065 people tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday and another 280 deaths were recorded. It brings the total number of deaths recorded within 28 days of a positive test […]

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Coronavirus: Wales won’t return to local lockdowns after 17-day ‘fire break’ ends | Politics News

October 30, 2020

Wales will not return to a series of localised coronavirus restrictions once its current 17-day “fire break” lockdown ends, the country’s first minister has announced. Mark Drakeford said a “simpler set of national restrictions” would instead replace the current measures rather than the local lockdowns that were previously imposed during the autumn. The current fire […]

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Nobby Stiles: Member of England’s World Cup-winning team dies aged 78 | UK News

October 30, 2020

Nobby Stiles, a member of England’s 1966 World Cup-winning team, has died aged 78. His family said he passed away peacefully after a long illness. Stiles played every minute of the victorious 1966 campaign, and was credited with keeping Portugal legend Eusebio quiet during the semi-final. His post-match celebration after the Wembley final, in which […]

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Coronavirus: More than 560,000 people had COVID-19 in England last week – ONS | UK News

October 30, 2020

More than 560,000 people had coronavirus in England last week with the number of infections rising steeply among secondary school children, figures from the Office for National Statistics suggest. The figures also suggest around 1 in 100 people had COVID-19 in England for the week between 17 and 23 October, as the number of cases […]

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Labour: Sir Keir Starmer ‘disappointed’ with Jeremy Corbyn but says ‘no reason for civil war’ | Politics News

October 30, 2020

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has told Sky News he was “disappointed” in his predecessor Jeremy Corbyn’s response to a damning antisemitism report – but has insisted there is “no reason for a civil war” in the party. Mr Corbyn was suspended from Labour on Thursday – a move he condemned as “political intervention” – […]

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TfL and ministers eye six-month funding deal as deadline looms | Business News

October 30, 2020

The government and London’s transport bosses are locked in talks about a six-month funding deal hours before the capital’s bus and Tube networks face the renewed threat of financial collapse. Sky News understands that the Department for Transport (DfT) and Transport for London (TfL) – which is chaired by the London mayor, Sadiq Khan – […]

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