UK News

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 – are […]

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Coronavirus: Advice on wedding cancellation refunds due to pandemic ‘may be unlawful’, says top lawyer | UK News

October 30, 2020

Official guidance given to thousands of couples whose wedding had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic could be unlawful, it has been claimed. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has been advising couples to seek full refunds from their wedding suppliers, including venues, rather than through their own wedding insurance. Many have faced […]

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Coronavirus: Short ‘circuit break’ national lockdown ‘an enigma’, claims Dominic Raab | Politics News

October 30, 2020

A short “circuit break” national lockdown is “something of an enigma” and a “blunt tool” in dealing with rising coronavirus cases, a senior cabinet minister has told Sky News. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab defended the government’s three-tiered system of localised lockdowns in England to tackle the second wave of COVID-19 infections, despite growing pressure for […]

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Anthony Russell: Police arrest murder suspect wanted over three deaths | UK News

October 30, 2020

A murder suspect wanted in connection with three deaths – including a mother and son – has been arrested, West Midlands Police has said. Anthony Russell was arrested in a Staffordshire village on Friday morning. He was wanted in connection with the deaths of Julie Williams, 58, and her son David Williams, 32, in Coventry. […]

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Jeremy Corbyn vows to fight suspension from Labour Party over response to antisemitism report | Politics News

October 30, 2020

Jeremy Corbyn has been suspended from Labour just six months after stepping down as leader, threatening to ignite internal civil war. A party spokesman said it was because of his reaction to a bombshell report into how complaints of antisemitism were handled. Some MPs have welcomed the move as necessary, saying it shows Labour has […]

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Coronavirus: Lab tests show there’s a massive difference in the effectiveness of the best and worst face masks | UK News

October 30, 2020

Lab tests have revealed alarming differences in the effectiveness of widely available face masks, Which? has claimed. While some face masks were able to block more than 99% of potentially harmful bacteria from penetrating the mask’s material, the worst allowed 93% of these particles to escape. Which? is now urging manufacturers and retailers to up […]

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UK weather: Warnings of heavy rain and strong winds for next few days – these parts of the country will be hit hardest | UK News

October 30, 2020

Heavy rain and winds could damage homes, cut power and cause flooding in parts of the UK over the next few days, according to the Met Office. Mountains in northwest Wales and Cumbria are set to be the worst hit by weather warnings, with more than 100mm of rain forecast. The Met Office urged everyone […]

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Wandsworth stabbing: 15-year-old boy dies in hospital after street fight | UK News

October 30, 2020

A teenager has died after being stabbed in a street fight involving several people in south London. He is one of two 15-year-old boys found with knife injuries near Garratt Lane Burial Ground in Wandsworth just before 5pm on Thursday, the Metropolitan Police said. Officers came across the brawl while on patrol and paramedics attended […]

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Seven stowaways held after special forces stormed oil tanker off Isle of Wight bailed | UK News

October 30, 2020

Seven stowaways who were arrested after they were found inside an oil tanker off the Isle of Wight have been bailed, police have said. The men, all Nigerian nationals, were removed from the Nave Andromeda tanker after 16 members of the Royal Navy’s Special Boat Service (SBS) stormed the vessel on Sunday night. It followed […]

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British Airways owner: Air travel demand unlikely to fully recover before 2023 | Business News

October 30, 2020

British Airways owner IAG says demand for air travel is unlikely to fully recover before 2023. International Airlines Group, which also owns Iberia, Aer Lingus and Vueling, was publishing further details of its July-September period on Friday after announcing a worse-than-expected quarterly loss of €1.3bn (£1.17bn) last week. Luis Gallego, IAG’s chief executive officer, said: […]

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