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Tier 4 restrictions include a warning to stay at home and a limit on household mixing to two people outdoors More than 40% of England’s population will be in lockdown from Boxing Day after a further six million people were placed under Tier 4 restrictions. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the variant coronavirus was spreading […]

A mass testing programme for lorry drivers will get under way on Wednesday to alleviate congestion at ports after an agreement was reached to reopen the border between France and the UK. French authorities announced that journeys from the UK will be allowed to resume after the coronavirus ban was lifted, but those seeking to […]

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has apologised after she breached Covid rules by taking off her face mask at a funeral wake. A photograph published in the Scottish Sun showed the First Minister chatting to three women in a bar while standing at a distance but without wearing a mask. Under Scottish Government coronavirus rules, […]

A teenager was robbed at knifepoint after getting off the train at Wellingborough. The incident took place on Friday, December 18, between 10.55pm and 11.05pm. The 19-year-old victim got off the train and was asked by another man, who was sat on a nearby bench, for a cigarette. The teenager refused, and the man started […]

Government borrowing surged to a record £31.6 billion in November as efforts ramped up to support the economy through the second wave of the pandemic, official figures have shown. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said last month’s borrowing – excluding state-owned banks – soared by £26 billion year on year and marked the highest […]

Talks with France on reopening full trade and transport across the Channel are ongoing as the Government’s chief scientific adviser said more restrictions may be needed at home because cases of a mutant strain of Covid were now appearing “everywhere”. Sir Patrick Vallance gave the grim warning after more than 40 countries banned UK flights […]

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo could face a Football Association charge after launching a scathing attack on referee Lee Mason following his side’s 2-1 defeat at Burnley on Monday night. Nuno’s side were arguably lucky to finish the match with 11 men after Joao Moutinho survived a VAR check on what looked like a stamp […]

A growing number of nations have banned flights from the UK in a bid to stop a mutant strain of coronavirus crossing their borders. Here the we answer some key questions on the latest changes to international travel rules:   – Which European countries have banned flights from the UK? France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Belgium, […]

Celtic have won the Scottish Cup, beating Hearts 4-3 on penalties after the Hampden Park final had finished 3-3 at the end of extra time. Conor Hazard was the Celtic hero as the Hoops rewrote the history books yet again with a dramatic 4-3 Scottish Cup final penalty shoot-out win over Hearts following a 3-3 […]

Michel Barnier has warned that Britain must be prepared to respect the EU’s sovereignty if talks on a post-Brexit trade deal are to succeed. Brussels chief negotiator said the EU remained committed to achieving “a fair, reciprocal and balanced agreement” but said both sides needed to be able to act when their interests were at […]

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