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UK Covid cases rise by 7,143 – highest figure since outbreak began

The UK has recorded a further 7,143 coronavirus cases – the highest daily figure since the outbreak began. It takes the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK to 446,156. Experts have warned the daily record figure could be misleading as it is unclear how many people were infected during the first wave due to a lack of ...

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Covid: About 40 universities report coronavirus cases

About 40 universities around the UK have had reports of coronavirus cases and thousands of students are self-isolating as the new term begins. The University of Aberystwyth is the latest to suspend face-to-face teaching because of Covid-19. But the prime minister’s spokesman said students would be able to go home for the Christmas break. In Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon said ensuring ...

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UK records 4,044 new cases of Covid as death toll rises by 13

A further 4,044 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the UK, taking thetotal number of positive cases to 439,013. The number of people who had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 increased by 13 on Monday. This brings the total number of deaths linked to coronavirus to 42,001. Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics ...

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Covid lockdown: Three more Welsh counties face local restrictions

Three more counties are to be placed under local lockdowns on Monday, the Welsh Government has announced. Neath Port Talbot, Torfaen and Vale of Glamorgan will have tighter Covid-19 restrictions from 18:00 BST on Monday. It means half of Wales’ 22 local authority areas will be under local lockdowns, after rules came into force in Cardiff and Swansea on Sunday. ...

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Thousands gather in central London for anti-lockdown protest

Thousands of protesters have gathered for an anti-lockdown demonstration in central London. Crowds massed in Trafalgar Square on Saturday carrying a variety of signs, flags and placards to take part in a “we do not consent” rally, none appearing to wear face coverings or to social distance. The demonstrators, who are protesting against Government coronavirus lockdown measures, cheered and clapped, ...

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NHS Covid-19: App users unable to input negative tests

  People in England who test negative for Covid-19 are unable to share the result with the new NHS app for England and Wales if they did not book the test through it in the first place. The app asks for a code to register a test result but a code is only received if the test is positive. Those ...

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Croydon shooting: Officer shot dead at police custody centre

A police officer has been shot dead at Croydon Custody Centre in south London. The officer was shot by a man who was being detained at the centre in Windmill Road. It is believed the suspect was taken to the centre, where he was being searched, before producing a weapon and firing it at an officer and himself. The officer ...

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Legendary UK newspaper Sunday Times’s editor Harold Evans dies aged 92

Campaigners, journalists and politicians on Thursday paid tribute to the crusading British newspaper editor Harold Evans, after his death in New York aged 92. Former Sunday Times editor Evans is best remembered for his hard-hitting expose of the birth defects caused by the drug thalidomide in what remains a high watermark for the profession. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, himself a ...

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The UK has recorded 6,634 new coronavirus cases.

The UK has recorded 6,634 new coronavirus cases, the government has announced, making it the highest figure since mass testing began. Another 40 people have died within 28 days of testing positive for the virus. The latest figures take the overall number of confirmed cases to 416,363, and total deaths to 41,902. Meanwhile, people arriving in the UK from Denmark, ...

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Rishi Sunak unveils emergency jobs scheme

The government and firms will continue to top up wages of workers who have not been able to return to the workplace full time due to the coronavirus. The Job Support Scheme, which will replace the furlough scheme, will see workers get three quarters of their normal salaries for six months. It aims to stop mass job cuts after the ...

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