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  • Harry Dunns parents lose High Court battle with Foreign Office

    Harry Dunn’s parents have lost their High Court battle against the Foreign Office over whether their son’s alleged killer had diplomatic immunity. Mr Dunn, 19, was killed when his motorbike crashed into a car being driven on the wrong side of the road by American Anne Sacoolas outside RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire on August 27 last year..

  • Scotland poised to introduce world leading period products legislation

    Scotland could become the first country to make period products freely available if MSPs vote for new legislation. Holyrood will vote on the Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill, which intends to introduce a legal right of free access to items such as tampons and sanitary pads in public buildings..

  • Johnson sets out details of tougher tiers to replace Englands lockdown

    England will face tiered coronavirus restrictions until the end of March, despite the latest successful vaccine trials and rapid tests presenting a “route out of the pandemic”..

  • Ice bucket challenge co founder dies aged 37

    The co-founder of the viral “ice bucket challenge”, which has raised more than 200 million dollars (£150 million) worldwide for research into motor neurone disease, has died at the age of 37. Pat Quinn was diagnosed with motor neurone disease – known as Lou Gehrig’s disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in the US – in 2013, a month after his 30th birthday..

  • People should do their own Christmas risk assessment expert

    People should decide for themselves whether it is safe to meet relatives at Christmas even if governments allow it, a public health expert has said. Professor Linda Bauld said that, with infection levels higher than we would wish across the UK, meeting indoors offers an opportunity for Covid-19 to spread and people could be particularly concerned for older relatives..

  • PM to outline post lockdown plan for strengthened tiers and a limited Christmas

    Boris Johnson will set out plans for a strengthened three-tier system of coronavirus restrictions to replace the national lockdown in England and to pave the way for a limited relaxation at Christmas. The Prime Minister is to detail his winter strategy on Monday afternoon, with a proposal to deploy a major testing scheme in an attempt to win over rebels on the Conservative backbenches..

  • Spending review to hit lowest paid and savers

    The lowest paid and savers could lose out in the Government spending review this week, according to reports. Chancellor Rishi Sunak is due to address the Commons on Wednesday to set out where money will be spent and cut back as the UK deals with the economic shock of Covid-19..

  • PM urges Britons to be jolly careful as UK leaders devise Christmas plan

    Christmas will be the season to be “jolly careful”, Boris Johnson has warned, as he continues to thrash out a plan with the leaders of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland which will allow families to reunite. The Prime Minister was unable on Monday to confirm details of how people across the UK would be able to spend the festive period as talks continue between the devolved administrations..

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