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New lockdown restrictions expected for parts of England’s North West

New lockdown restrictions expected for parts of England’s North West

New lockdown restrictions expected for parts of England’s North West

A Government announcement on new measures is anticipated.

Retail sales continue recovery in August but lose pace

Retail sales continue recovery in August but lose pace

Retail sales continue recovery in August but lose pace

The ONS said volumes for the month were 4% higher than in February, before the country was fully impacted by the pandemic.

Make the most of gardening in autumn, experts urge green fingered householders

Make the most of gardening in autumn, experts urge green fingered householders

Make the most of gardening in autumn, experts urge green fingered householders

Two thirds do not think autumn is an important season for gardening, poll shows.

Waitrose ends use of plastic shrink wrap on multi-buy grocery tins

Waitrose ends use of plastic shrink wrap on multi-buy grocery tins

Waitrose ends use of plastic shrink wrap on multi-buy grocery tins

Most multi-buy cans will be available loose, while tuna and tomatoes will move to a card sleeve that can be recycled.

Appeal after NHS Test and Trace worker’s head stamped on five times on bus

Appeal after NHS Test and Trace worker’s head stamped on five times on bus

Appeal after NHS Test and Trace worker’s head stamped on five times on bus

Police said it was a ‘totally unwarranted violent assault’.

Jeremy Hunt: Maternity mistakes costing NHS nearly £1 billion per year

Jeremy Hunt: Maternity mistakes costing NHS nearly £1 billion per year

Jeremy Hunt: Maternity mistakes costing NHS nearly £1 billion per year

The former health secretary claims nearly twice as much is being spent on lawsuits as on the total pay of labour doctors in England.

Sadiq Khan urges extension to business rates holiday

Sadiq Khan urges extension to business rates holiday

Sadiq Khan urges extension to business rates holiday

The mayor of London has joined with councils in the capital to call for an extension to 2021/22.

Domestic violence sufferers asked to share Clare’s Law experiences

Domestic violence sufferers asked to share Clare’s Law experiences

Domestic violence sufferers asked to share Clare’s Law experiences

The number of disclosures made under Clare’s Law nearly doubled from 3,410 in the year ending March 2017 to 6,583 in the year ending March 2019.

What the papers say – September 18

What the papers say – September 18

What the papers say – September 18

The national papers are dominated by concern over the ‘barely functional’ test and trace scheme.

Total number of people in lockdown rises above 10 million

Total number of people in lockdown rises above 10 million

Total number of people in lockdown rises above 10 million

The new lockdown measures come amid reports that tougher restrictions are expected to be imposed on Lancashire.

Post Office and eBay adopt ‘safe spaces’ portal for domestic abuse victims

Post Office and eBay adopt ‘safe spaces’ portal for domestic abuse victims

Post Office and eBay adopt ‘safe spaces’ portal for domestic abuse victims

The portal opens in a pop-up window, features a quick exit button and leaves no trace in internet history.

European Commission president ‘convinced’ UK-EU trade deal can still be done

European Commission president ‘convinced’ UK-EU trade deal can still be done

European Commission president ‘convinced’ UK-EU trade deal can still be done

But Ursula von der Leyen said the PM had distracted negotiators by threatening legislation that would override the Brexit agreement.

Kickboxer completes marathon pulling a plane

Kickboxer completes marathon pulling a plane

Kickboxer completes marathon pulling a plane

Carl Thomas dragged a 1.25-tonne aeroplane up and down an airfield at Elvington, near York.

Care home visit restrictions in higher risk Covid -19 areas may be announced

Care home visit restrictions in higher risk Covid -19 areas may be announced

Care home visit restrictions in higher risk Covid -19 areas may be announced

The Government is due to launch its social care action plan to help fight the spread of coronavirus over winter.

RAF fighter jets intercept Russian aircraft near UK airspace

RAF fighter jets intercept Russian aircraft near UK airspace

RAF fighter jets intercept Russian aircraft near UK airspace

The Typhoon Quick Reaction Alert fighters were sent out in response to Russian planes for the third time in six days.

Which countries have been removed from the safe travel list?

Which countries have been removed from the safe travel list?

Which countries have been removed from the safe travel list?

Here is a guide to the latest changes.

Hauliers say Brexit meeting with Michael Gove ‘fell far short of expectations’

Hauliers say Brexit meeting with Michael Gove ‘fell far short of expectations’

Hauliers say Brexit meeting with Michael Gove ‘fell far short of expectations’

It is the second day running that ministers have provoked the ire of the sector in relation to preparations for leaving the EU transition period.

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