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Coronavirus: Bolton restrictions tightened amid rise in cases

Tighter coronavirus restrictions have been introduced in Bolton, including only allowing takeaways and curtailing nightlife, after a rise in cases. All hospitality venues will be limited to takeaway and must be closed to customers between 22:00 BST and 05:00 each day. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the town in Greater Manchester had “the highest case rate in the country.” A ...

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UK under fire as Brexit trade talks resume with EU

UK and EU negotiators on Tuesday resumed Brexit talks, after warnings last-minute changes to domestic legislation risked derailing the process, threatened peace in Northern Ireland and even a showcase UK-US trade deal. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has angered EU officials by insisting there was now an “unforeseen” risk that Northern Ireland would be cut off from the rest of the ...

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Coronavirus: Rise in UK cases a great concern, Van Tam says

The latest “big change” in coronavirus infections across the UK is of “great concern”, England’s deputy chief medical officer has warned. Prof Jonathan Van Tam said people have “relaxed too much” over the summer and “we have got to start taking this very seriously again”. If not, the UK will have “a bumpy ride over the next few months”, he ...

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UK judge rejects bid to delay Assange extradition hearing

A British judge on Monday rejected a request by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s lawyers for to delay his extradition hearing until the next year. His lawyers requested to give more time to respond to US allegations that he conspired with hackers to obtain classified information, reports AP. The adjournment request came on the first day of a London court hearing ...

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UK coronavirus death toll rises by 3 as nearly 3,000 new cases found in 24 hours

The UK’s coronavirus death toll has risen by three – while worrying figures show 2,948 people have tested positive for the virus. The total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic now stands at 41,554. There are currently 756 patients in hospital with Covid-19, with 69 on ventilators, government data shows. Since yesterday, 124 have been admitted with ...

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Health secretary Matt Hancock ‘concerned’ by surge in coronavirus cases

The health secretary has said he is “concerned” after the number of coronavirus cases surged to the highest number since May. Across the UK, there were 2,988 new cases in the 24 hours to 9am on Sunday. That includes 208 new cases in Scotland, its biggest daily increase for more than 17 weeks. Meanwhile 106 people tested positive in Northern ...

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Several stabbed in ‘major incident’ at Birmingham: British police

British police declared a “major incident” early on Sunday after multiple people were stabbed in the centre of England’s second city Birmingham. “We can confirm that at approximately 12:30am today (Sunday 6 September) we were called to reports of a stabbing in Birmingham city centre”, West Midlands Police said in a statement. “A number of other stabbings” were reported in ...

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Coronavirus: Leeds an ‘area of concern’ following rise in cases

Leeds has been added to a list of “areas of concern” after an increase in coronavirus cases in the city. Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves said on Friday that the Yorkshire city was under review, following a meeting with council leader Judith Blake, and official confirmation is expected later. Prior to the announcement, the city council said that while being on ...

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New Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office will lead global action to ensure the world’s poorest are protected from ravages of coronavirus and famine

Foreign Secretary urges countries to step up alongside the UK to fight back against coronavirus and growing risk of famine in developing countries. UK announces a new £119m aid package to combat threat of coronavirus and famine as it takes on the G7 and COP26 Presidencies. Dominic Raab appoints former Department for International Development Acting Permanent Secretary, Nick Dyer, as ...

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Large Crowd Gathers In Trafalgar Square For Anti-Lockdown Protest

A large crowd has gathered in Trafalgar Square to protest against Covid-19 lockdown measures. The ‘Unite for Freedom’ event, which started at midday on Saturday, was organised by a number of anti-lockdown groups, who claim the government has responded with disproportionate force to the virus. More than a thousand protesters are thought to have assembled in central London, describing the ...

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