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Bodyguard to UK foreign minister ‘left gun on plane’

A bodyguard to British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has been “removed from operational duties” after leaving his gun on a plane back from the United States, reports and police said Saturday. The Sun newspaper said the loaded, semi-automatic pistol was found in its holster on a seat by a cleaner after the plane landed at London’s Heathrow Airport early on ...

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Covid-19: Second wave now hitting the UK, says Boris Johnson

  The UK is “now seeing a second wave” of Covid-19, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said, adding, “It’s been inevitable we’d see it in this country.” Mr Johnson said he did not “want to go into bigger lockdown measures” but that tighter social distancing restrictions might be necessary. Earlier, new rules were confirmed for Lancashire, Merseyside, parts of the ...

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Brexit: Amal Clooney quits government envoy role over law break plan

Amal Clooney has quit her role as the UK’s envoy on press freedom “in dismay” at the government’s willingness to break international law over Brexit. The human rights lawyer said it was “lamentable” for Boris Johnson to be contemplating overriding the Brexit agreement he signed last year. She could not tell others to honour legal obligations when the UK “declares ...

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Coronavirus: Tighter national rules considered by UK government

New England-wide measures which could see hospitality businesses forced to shut are being considered by the UK government to try to slow a second surge of coronavirus cases. A short period of national rules – a “circuit break” of a few weeks – could be announced in the next week, BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg said. Schools and most workplaces ...

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UK coronavirus death toll increases by 21 and Covid-19 cases rise by 3,395

The UK coronavirus death toll has risen by 21 and 3,395 Covid-19 cases were recorded in the past 24 hours, according to the latest figures from the government. The latest reported deaths from hospitals, care homes and the wider community, brings the UK death toll to 41,705. Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have now been ...

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Man charged with murder after fatal stabbing in Enfield

[VICTIM]: Nahid Ahmed, who was aged 26 and from Enfield Detectives investigating a fatal stabbing in Enfield on Sunday, 13 September, have charged a man with murder. Police and London Ambulance Service were called to Holbrook Close, EN1 at around 00:40hrs on Sunday, 13 September to reports of a man collapsed. Despite the efforts of emergency services the man was ...

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Coronavirus: Report ‘rule of six’ breaches, minister urges

People should report their neighbours for any suspected breaches of new “rule of six” limits on social gatherings, the crime minister has said. Kit Malthouse urged residents to pass on details of suspected law-breaking through non-emergency numbers. From today, new rules restrict indoor and outdoor gatherings in England and Scotland, and indoor groups in Wales. They come after the UK’s ...

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UK signs first major post-Brexit trade deal with Japan

The UK has struck its first major post-Brexit trade pact after signing a deal with Japan that aims to boost trade between the countries by about £15bn. International Trade Secretary Liz Truss said it was a “historic moment”. She said it would bring “new wins” for British businesses in manufacturing, food and drink, and tech industries. Critics said while the ...

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