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Thursday, Oct 28, 2021
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Budget 2021: Rishi Sunak unveils help for low paid, pubs and businesses
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has set out changes to universal credit he says will give low income families an extra £1,000 a year.
UK Cop Who Killed London Woman Appeals Life Sentence
"An application for permission to mount an appeal against sentence has been lodged," said a Court of Appeal official.
NHS Test and Trace app ‘failed’ to achieve key goals despite vast costs – UK Parliament’s spending watchdog
The expensive NHS flagship Covid-tracking app has failed to avert several lockdowns and has outreach problems, the UK Parliament’s spending committee has said after an inquiry.
"In The Balance": British PM Says COP26 Climate Summit "Very Difficult"
Under the UK's presidency of COP this year, Boris Johnson said, 80% of the global economy had committed to net zero emissions by 2050, up from 30 percent before.
The Queen as Britain's top diplomat will be sorely missed by Boris Johnson at COP26
Visiting leaders are always excited to meet Her Majesty but she is too ill to attend the gathering in Glasgow
‘Plan B’ vaccine passports could FUEL Covid-19, pushing Brits into poorly ventilated smaller venues, leaked govt report warns
Rolling out the proposed ‘Plan B’ vaccine passport system could worsen the ongoing coronavirus spike in the UK, sending Brits into smaller and poorly ventilated venues, a leaked government report has suggested.
UK government U-turns on sewage after Tory MPs threaten rebellion
Water companies will have duty to reduce impact of sewage discharges from storm overflows
Owen Paterson to fight to avoid suspension for breaking lobbying rules
Tory MP found to have committed ‘egregious’ breach hopes to launch appeal by seeking judicial review
Wall Street Cruises to Record Highs for S&P 500, Nasdaq as Tesla Has Bumper Quarter
US stocks closed mostly high for a seventh day in a row on Thursday, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite index cruising to a record high, after electric carmaker Tesla reported bumper profits for the third quarter.
Recycling plastics does not work, says Boris Johnson
Recycling plastic materials "doesn't work" and "is not the answer" to threats to global oceans and marine wildlife, Boris Johnson has said.
Climate change: Pledge of $100bn annual aid slips to 2023
A key pledge ahead of an upcoming climate change conference has still not been met and the money is not sure to be available before 2023.
Raab’s negligence over Kabul is now clear. If he had any honour, he’d quit
Official cables confirm that the former foreign secretary could have foreseen the chaos of the Afghanistan withdrawal. He didn’t resign then. But he should now
Rishi Sunak refuses to wear a mask in crowded House of Commons
Rishi Sunak has refused to wear a mask inside a crowded House of Commons. The chancellor further reiterated that ministers did not yet believe it was necessary to move to the government’s “plan B” for COVID-19.
Priti Patel could ban online anonymity to stop ‘relentless’ abuse of MPs
‘We can’t carry on like this’: Home secretary speaks out on ‘cruel’ comments directed at elected representatives
Analysis: What we know about the Queen's health
It's rare for the Queen to scrap an engagement so when she does, the immediate question for many here in Britain is: "How serious is it?"
Covid: Home working likely to be best way to curb virus - scientists
Advising people to work from home is likely to have the most impact on stopping Covid spreading this winter, scientists advising the government say.
Cost of flights to rise as Rishi Sunak prepares to raise air passenger duty
Exclusive: chancellor to boost green credentials by hitting environmentally damaging long-haul flights
'Absolutely nothing to indicate’ another lockdown needed, Johnson says, despite concerns from advisers about rising infections
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has rejected calls from the government’s own scientific advisors to impose tougher Covid measures under the so-called ‘Plan B’ scheme after infections rose 17.9% in the past seven days.
Unions warn of ‘winter of chaos’ without urgent action to curb Covid
Joint statement calls for mandatory mask-wearing and attacks government’s ‘laissez-faire approach’
Questions raised over secrecy around Queen’s overnight hospital stay
Royal watchers say Buckingham Palace ‘could have handled it differently’ after the news was leaked to a newspaper
Boris Johnson used £2.6m Downing Street briefing room to watch new Bond film
Costs were said to have been met by companies involved and similar screenings have happened previously
Almost all Tory voters agree company tax avoidance morally wrong, poll finds
Survey after Pandora Papers leak finds 90% of Conservative and 85% of Labour voters object
English schools must not teach ‘white privilege’ as fact, government warns
Comments ahead of new guidance ‘simplistic and unhelpful’, say teaching unions
Covid: UK cases top 50,000 for first time in three months
More than 50,000 Covid cases have been recorded in the UK for the first time since 17 July.
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