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New virus strain probably already in Northern Ireland, Arlene Foster warns

New virus strain probably already in Northern Ireland, Arlene Foster warns

New virus strain probably already in Northern Ireland, Arlene Foster warns

She said ministers were very concerned about the highly infectious mutation.

Nazanin’s daughter wants ‘mummy home for Christmas’

Nazanin’s daughter wants ‘mummy home for Christmas’

Nazanin’s daughter wants ‘mummy home for Christmas’

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been detained in Iran since 2016.

Plus-size brand Evans saved from Arcadia collapse in £23m deal

Plus-size brand Evans saved from Arcadia collapse in £23m deal

Plus-size brand Evans saved from Arcadia collapse in £23m deal

The clothing chain’s brick and mortar stores are not included in the plan.

What the papers say – December 21

What the papers say – December 21

What the papers say – December 21

European countries placing travel bans on the UK features prominently in the nation’s papers.

New brain cell discovery could help dementia research

New brain cell discovery could help dementia research

New brain cell discovery could help dementia research

Scientists say Vector Trace cells help us to locate items where we have left objects, placing them on mental maps.

‘Radical reform’ of youth justice needed, report says

‘Radical reform’ of youth justice needed, report says

‘Radical reform’ of youth justice needed, report says

The Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, said that locking youngsters up is not a way to stop crime.

Johnson holds crisis talks as France halts freight from UK over new Covid strain

Johnson holds crisis talks as France halts freight from UK over new Covid strain

Johnson holds crisis talks as France halts freight from UK over new Covid strain

Countries have reacted after a minister admits the new mutant coronavirus is ‘out of control’.

Christmas bubbles to be limited to one day in Northern Ireland

Christmas bubbles to be limited to one day in Northern Ireland

Christmas bubbles to be limited to one day in Northern Ireland

Ministers also debated the potential of a temporary ban on travel from Great Britain to Northern Ireland.

UK travel restrictions: What do we know so far?

UK travel restrictions: What do we know so far?

UK travel restrictions: What do we know so far?

Many countries are restricting travel from the UK.

Johnson holds crisis talks as Europe halts freight and flights from UK

Johnson holds crisis talks as Europe halts freight and flights from UK

Johnson holds crisis talks as Europe halts freight and flights from UK

European countries react after minister admits the new mutant coronavirus is ‘out of control’.

Post-Brexit trade talks resume as ‘significant differences’ remain

Post-Brexit trade talks resume as ‘significant differences’ remain

Post-Brexit trade talks resume as ‘significant differences’ remain

Michel Barnier and Lord Frost met in Brussels on Sunday.

What will new border restrictions mean for supplies of goods in the UK?

What will new border restrictions mean for supplies of goods in the UK?

What will new border restrictions mean for supplies of goods in the UK?

New border restrictions in France have led to the closure of key trade routes in Kent on Sunday night.

Sturgeon calls for Brexit delay over new coronavirus strain fears

Sturgeon calls for Brexit delay over new coronavirus strain fears

Sturgeon calls for Brexit delay over new coronavirus strain fears

Scotland’s First Minister has urged Boris Johnson to seek an extension to the Brexit transition period.

Hauliers urged to avoid Kent ports after France closes border

Hauliers urged to avoid Kent ports after France closes border

Hauliers urged to avoid Kent ports after France closes border

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps warned of ‘significant disruption’.

NI Executive holds emergency meeting amid fears over Covid-19 strain

NI Executive holds emergency meeting amid fears over Covid-19 strain

NI Executive holds emergency meeting amid fears over Covid-19 strain

Government ministers from Sinn Fein, the Alliance Party and the SDLP issued a joint request for an Executive meeting to be held on Sunday.

Johnson to hold Cobra meeting as Europe halts freight and flights from UK

Johnson to hold Cobra meeting as Europe halts freight and flights from UK

Johnson to hold Cobra meeting as Europe halts freight and flights from UK

Countries across Europe are imposing restrictions on UK travel as Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the new mutant coronavirus is ‘out of control’.

France-UK border closure halts Dover ferry traffic and rail services

France-UK border closure halts Dover ferry traffic and rail services

France-UK border closure halts Dover ferry traffic and rail services

The Belgian government also announced its borders with the UK will close at midnight on Sunday.

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