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Boris Johnson thinks he doesn’t need business. It’s a huge gamble

Boris Johnson’s government has just laid out its annual tax and spending plans with a clear central theme: building back better after the pandemic. The prime minister wants to overhaul the UK economy as it emerges from a deep recession by boosting productivity, skills and wages. His task is being made all the more difficult by skyrocketing inflation, shortages of ...

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UK Covid death toll rises by 207 as 43,941 new cases reported

A further 207 people have died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Wednesday, bringing the UK total to 140,041. Separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics show there have now been 165,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. These new figures come the day after the UK ...

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UK suffers highest daily Covid death toll since March as another 263 die

A further 40,954 Covid cases and 263 deaths have been recorded in the UK today, the highest daily Covid toll since 487 lives were claimed on March 3. That’s a 0.4 percent rise in infections compared to seven days ago, with fatalities increasing by 7.8 percent. The latest figures, released this afternoon by the Department of Health, come as Britain’s ...

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UK records another 39,962 new coronavirus cases, 72 deaths in 24 hrs

Another 39,962 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 8,773,674, according to official figures released Sunday. The country also reported a further 72 coronavirus-related deaths. The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain now stands at 139,533. These figures only include the deaths of people who died within ...

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UK daily Covid cases rise by 44,985, deaths 135

A further 135 people have died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19, the government has said. The Department of Health’s latest figures, as of 9am on Saturday, bring the UK’s overall death toll since the start of the outbreak to 139,461. Another 44,985 lab-confirmed Covid cases were also recorded in the UK, the government said. The figures were ...

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UK faces 49,298 new Covid infections and 180 deaths

New Covid infections hit 49,298 in the UK and 180 deaths were recorded on Friday. It brings the UK death toll to 139,326. Separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics show there have now been 164,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. By comparison, infection rates skyrocketed to more than 52,000 ...

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Queen back at Windsor after hospital stay

The Queen spent Wednesday night in hospital for preliminary medical checks and is now back at Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace has said. The 95-year-old monarch returned from the private hospital in central London at lunchtime on Thursday and is “in good spirits”, the palace added. The Queen had cancelled a visit to Northern Ireland on Wednesday. She was given medical ...

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U.K. police have charged a 25-year-old man with lawmaker David Amess’ murder

British police on Thursday charged a 25-year-old man with the murder of lawmaker David Amess and the preparation of terrorist acts. Ali Harbi Ali, a Briton of Somali heritage, stabbed 69-year-old veteran Conservative politician Amess to death Friday at a constituency surgery in a church in his Southend constituency in Essex, a county in southeastern England. He was arrested at ...

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UK records another 52,009 cases and 115 virus-related deaths

Daily Covid cases have soared to 52,009 in a new high on Thursday. It is the highest number of daily cases reported in the UK since July 17. A further 115 Covid related deaths were recorded within 28 days of a positive test. It brings the UK’s death toll total to 139,146. Separate figures published by the Office for National ...

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