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Couple delivering Christmas presents to family stopped by police for breaking COVID laws

National News November 28, 2020 at 10:04 pm

A couple delivering Christmas presents to their family have been stopped by police for breaking coronavirus laws.

PM tells Tory MPs COVID tiers ‘have a sunset of 3 February’

National News November 28, 2020 at 7:35 pm

Boris Johnson has said the new coronavirus tiers “have a sunset of 3 February” as tries to fight off a backlash from Tory MPs.

‘But I don’t have symptoms’: Councillors go door to door encouraging people to get tested

National News November 28, 2020 at 4:57 pm

In a global pandemic, it doesn’t get much more local than this. 

UK records another 15,871 coronavirus cases and 479 deaths

National News November 28, 2020 at 3:42 pm

The UK has recorded another 15,871 coronavirus cases and 479 deaths in the past 24 hours.

UK and France reach deal to tackle migrant crossings using ‘specialist equipment’

National News November 28, 2020 at 3:01 pm

The UK and France have reached a new agreement to tackle migrants crossing the Channel with more officers patrolling beaches and “cutting edge” surveillance technology deployed, the Home Office has said.

Anti-lockdown protesters clash with police in London

National News November 28, 2020 at 2:18 pm

Anti-lockdown protesters have clashed with police in central London as several people were arrested for allegedly breaching coronavirus restrictions.

PM appoints vaccine roll-out minister amid Tory unrest over tier system

National News November 28, 2020 at 2:16 pm

Boris Johnson has appointed a minister to take charge of the coronavirus vaccine rollout, as his government seeks to quell a backbench rebellion over the new tier system.

BA ‘sorry’ for posting support for England rugby team against Wales

National News November 28, 2020 at 1:07 pm

British Airways (BA) has said sorry after upsetting Welsh rugby fans by wishing the England team “good luck” ahead of the two nations facing each other this weekend.

Former convict releases single to honour London Bridge terror attack victim

National News November 28, 2020 at 11:54 am

Former gang member and convict Rosca Onya has released a tribute single to honour Jack Merritt on the anniversary of his death in the London Bridge terror attack.

SNP pledges free breakfast and lunch for primary school pupils all year round

National News November 28, 2020 at 11:51 am

Free breakfasts and lunches will be provided to all primary school children in Scotland throughout term time and the holidays if the SNP is re-elected in May, the country’s education secretary has pledged.