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Speaker insists safety must come first amid Government push for MPs’ return

Speaker insists safety must come first amid Government push for MPs’ return

Speaker insists safety must come first amid Government push for MPs’ return

Sir Lindsay Hoyle insisted he will suspend Commons sittings if they become too crowded.

Minister rejects renewed calls for Brexit transition extension

Minister rejects renewed calls for Brexit transition extension

Minister rejects renewed calls for Brexit transition extension

MPs called on the Government to agree an extension given the international Covid-19 context.

Gerry Adams’ prison escape convictions during Troubles overturned

Gerry Adams’ prison escape convictions during Troubles overturned

Gerry Adams’ prison escape convictions during Troubles overturned

The former Sinn Fein leader took legal action claiming they were unsafe because his incarceration was not ‘personally considered’ by a minister.

Spread of misinformation ‘risks lives’, ministers tell MPs

Spread of misinformation ‘risks lives’, ministers tell MPs

Spread of misinformation ‘risks lives’, ministers tell MPs

Social media firms have been criticised over their response to misleading claims appearing online during the Covid-19 crisis.

Reopening estate agents ‘most radical restarting of an industry’ since lockdown

Reopening estate agents ‘most radical restarting of an industry’ since lockdown

Reopening estate agents ‘most radical restarting of an industry’ since lockdown

The Government has published guidance which eases restrictions on estate agents.

Pupils and teachers will have access to Covid-19 tests, says Education Secretary

Pupils and teachers will have access to Covid-19 tests, says Education Secretary

Pupils and teachers will have access to Covid-19 tests, says Education Secretary

Gavin Williamson said this would enable a ‘track-and-trace approach’ to be taken with any confirmed cases.

Design engineer reaches final of global challenge to invent new ventilator

Design engineer reaches final of global challenge to invent new ventilator

Design engineer reaches final of global challenge to invent new ventilator

Ross Hunter is just one of seven finalists from more than 200 entries submitted to the CoVent-19 Challenge.

PM announces £600m for infection control in England’s care homes

PM announces £600m for infection control in England’s care homes

PM announces £600m for infection control in England’s care homes

Boris Johnson insisted the number of outbreaks and deaths in care homes is now ‘well down’, as he sought to defend his handling of the crisis.

Coronavirus death toll rises above 3,000 in Scotland, data shows

Coronavirus death toll rises above 3,000 in Scotland, data shows

Coronavirus death toll rises above 3,000 in Scotland, data shows

National Records of Scotland figures also reveal people in the poorest areas are more likely to die with Covid-19 than those in the most affluent.

Government should ‘step back’ from plan to reopen schools in June, unions urge

Government should ‘step back’ from plan to reopen schools in June, unions urge

Government should ‘step back’ from plan to reopen schools in June, unions urge

The plea comes after proposals for primary school pupils in England to go back before summer were unveiled.

Marks & Spencer to reopen dozens of cafes

Marks & Spencer to reopen dozens of cafes

Marks & Spencer to reopen dozens of cafes

The retailer said it would reopen sites for takeaway hot drinks, after a successful trial across five stores.

Results of tens of thousands of Covid-19 tests disappear into ‘black hole’

Results of tens of thousands of Covid-19 tests disappear into ‘black hole’

Results of tens of thousands of Covid-19 tests disappear into ‘black hole’

Data on regional outbreaks will be vital to the success of the test, track and trace programme being implemented by the Government.

Ferrari and Italian Institute of Technology produce low-cost ventilators

Ferrari and Italian Institute of Technology produce low-cost ventilators

Ferrari and Italian Institute of Technology produce low-cost ventilators

They said the device can be used to help in the fight against Covid-19.

City’s parks to be mowed in wider-than-usual strips to aid social distancing

City’s parks to be mowed in wider-than-usual strips to aid social distancing

City’s parks to be mowed in wider-than-usual strips to aid social distancing

England’s largest council has 591 parks and green spaces to look after.

It will take months for NHS services to resume, health leaders warn

It will take months for NHS services to resume, health leaders warn

It will take months for NHS services to resume, health leaders warn

The waiting list for planned treatment stood at around 4.4 million before the coronavirus outbreak but is now expected to be much higher.

What will England’s new-look property market be like for buyers and sellers?

What will England’s new-look property market be like for buyers and sellers?

What will England’s new-look property market be like for buyers and sellers?

The Government has issued guidance to help buyers and sellers understand what the lockdown changes mean for them.

Universities ‘may be at greater risk’ due to over-reliance on Chinese students

Universities ‘may be at greater risk’ due to over-reliance on Chinese students

Universities ‘may be at greater risk’ due to over-reliance on Chinese students

Women are more likely to undertake postgraduate study, but they still earn less than their male peers on average, a report found.

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