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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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UK daily coronavirus cases surpasses 6,000 and Covid death toll rises by 37

The number of UK coronavirus cases has risen by 6,178 and death toll has increased by 37 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 total number of UK coronavirus fatalities to 41,862. Overall, 409,729 Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in ...

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Covid: Boris Johnson warns of tougher measures if new rules are flouted

The government has warned of “tougher measures” if people do not follow the latest coronavirus restrictions. In a television broadcast on Tuesday night, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said “we must reserve the right to go further” if cases continue to rise. Tighter restrictions were announced in all four UK nations. Mr Johnson warned they could last up to six months. ...

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UK coronavirus cases increase by 4,926 and death toll rises by 37

The number of UK coronavirus cases has risen by 4,926 and death toll has risen by 37 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 total number of UK coronavirus fatalities to 41,825. Overall, 403,551 Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in ...

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Covid: Pubs and restaurants in England to have 10pm closing times

All pubs, bars, restaurants and other hospitality venues in England must have a 22:00 closing time from Thursday, to help curb the spread of coronavirus. The sector will also be restricted by law to table service only. The measures will be set out by the prime minister in Parliament before an address to the nation to be broadcast live at ...

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UK coronavirus cases rise by 4,368 and death toll increases by 11

The number of UK coronavirus cases has risen by 4,368 and death toll has risen by 11 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 total number of UK coronavirus fatalities to 41,788. Overall, 398,625 Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in ...

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UK facing coronavirus “tipping point”, says its Health Secretary

British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Sunday that Britain is facing a “tipping point” regarding the coronavirus pandemic, reports Xinhua. “We face a choice. If everybody follows the rules — and we’ll be increasingly stringent on the people who are not following the rules — then we can avoid further national lockdowns,” said the health secretary. “I don’t want ...

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UK coronavirus cases jump by 3,899 as deaths rise by 18

The number of coronavirus cases in the UK continues to rise, as 3,899 cases were recorded in the past 24 hours and the death toll rose by 18. The latest reported deaths from hospitals, care homes and the wider community, brings the total number of fatalities in the UK to 41,759. Overall, 394,257 Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in the ...

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UK coronavirus cases surge by 4,422 in highest daily rise since May

Another 27 people have died with Covid-19 in the country, the Department of Health said The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK has risen by 4,422 according to the latest government figures, as ministers consider tough new restrictions amid a rising “second wave”. The number of new cases in the past 24 hours is at a four month ...

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Rising virus rates threaten economy, warns Bank of England

The Bank of England has warned that the rising rate of coronavirus infections and a lack of clarity over the UK’s future trade relationship with the EU could threaten the economic recovery. It said much of output lost during lockdown had been recovered but the outlook remained “unusually uncertain”. The UK is still in a deep recession, while Covid-19 infections ...

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