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Extend the furlough scheme for high-risk people


On 1st August, the Government officially pauses their support for shielders and they have been told they are to return to work. This means that if shielders can’t work from home, they should go to their workplace if it is ‘Covid-safe’.

The NPC is backing Age UK's campaign calling on the Government to keep furlough going beyond August for
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GODS ACTING as GP services across England have warned that from 1 September they will no longer accept repeat prescription requests via the phone and that patients will be asked to either order online or attend the surgery in person in order to order med


NHS Prescriptions

New guidance from NHS England that encourages doctors’ surgeries to abandon taking repeat prescription requests by phone could leave millions of elderly and vulnerable patients without access to vital medicines.

The move, endorsed by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has been slammed by

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Queen invites Captain Tom Moore to Windsor Castle for emotional knighthood ceremony

QUEEN ELIZABETH II is resuming face-to-face engagement this week, with Captain Tom Moore set to receive a knighthood during a ceremony at Windsor Castle.

PUBLISHED: 09:13, Wed, Jul 15, 2020 | UPDATED: 11:19, Wed, Jul 15, 2020

The Queen is resuming her face-to-face engagements later this week, Buckingham

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Allotment Garden Newsletter July 2020 Extra

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Allotment Garden Newsletter July 2020 Extra

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Normally I just send one email newsletter a month, so I hope you don't mind this extra. I've a few tips that might help you get more from your

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Ghislaine Maxwell pleads not guilty to all charges in Epstein abuse case

Judge sets date for trial for July 2021


The 58-year-old British socialite appeared by video link at a Manhattan court on Tuesday from a detention centre in Brooklyn. She will learn today she will be released on bail before her trial.


"Not guilty, your honour," Ms Maxwell

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Coronavirus: What’s behind the mask?



How can a piece of cloth help to stop a global pandemic, ask ROX MIDDLETON, LIAM SHAW and JOEL HELLEWELL

COPIES of the Sars-CoV-2 virus, which is causing the current pandemic, linger in the respiratory tract of infected people, seemingly regardless of whether they show any symptoms of infection.

Common actions such as speaking or singing, as well as coughing and sneezing, expel “droplets” that contain copies of the

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‘Global Britain’? Assessing Boris Johnson’s major changes to national security and foreign policy

There is a real risk that the shake-up of UK national security and foreign policy currently being orchestrated by Number 10 will not provide the solutions the country needs, write Edward Elliott and Sam Goodman. Here they interview former National Security Advisers, former Foreign Secretaries, former foreign policy advisers to PMs, and former senior diplomats, to assess recent developments and their potential repercussions.

The first year of Boris

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North Korea says UK will ‘pay the price’ for new sanctions

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
People wearing face masks lay flowers and pay their respects before the statues of the late North Korean leader Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il, in Pyongyang, North Korea, on July 8, 2020. (Photo by AFP)

North Korea says the United Kingdom will “pay the price” for the imposition of new sanctions on Pyongyang.

Sunday, 12 July 2020 6:19 AM  [ Last Update: Sunday, 12 July 2020 9:35 AM ]

The UK on Monday announced sanctions against North Korea’s

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Patel reveals aspects of post-Brexit immigration plans

Monday, 13 July 2020 3:43 PM  [ Last Update: Monday, 13 July 2020 3:43 PM ]
US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Home Secretary Priti Patel has Boris Johnson's ear on immigration policy

Less than six months before Brexit trade negotiations formally come to an end, the home secretary, Priti Patel, has seen fit to release additional details on the government’s proposed post-Brexit immigration policy.

Amongst the highlights is a

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