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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.
Covid lab returned four positive results from 2,400 Sheffield tests
Exclusive: positivity rate of 0.2% for tests processed by Immensa in Wolverhampton contrasts with national rate of about 5-8%
Impact of Brexit on economy 'worse than Covid'
The impact of Brexit on the UK economy will be worse in the long run compared to the coronavirus pandemic, the chairman of the Office for Budget Responsibility has said.
Moderna Shot Could Start Being Used In Children, Teens Within Weeks: CEO
Moderna CEO Staphane Bancel said based on dialogue with the US Food and Drug Administration, he believes his company's COVID-19 vaccine will be authorized for 12- to 17-year-olds in the next few weeks.
Labour leader Starmer tests positive for Covid-19, self-isolates for 5th time
UK opposition and Labour Party leader Keir Starmer has tested positive for Covid-19, forcing him to miss the government’s budget announcement on Wednesday. He is self-isolating for the fifth time in the pandemic.
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.
Top US Democrat Unveils Tax Plan For Super-Rich Americans
The proposed Billionaires Income Tax would apply to about 700 people with either $1 billion in assets or $100 million in annual income for three back-to-back years, and raise "hundreds of billions of dollars," according to Senator Ron Wy...
"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.
‘Big Tech can & WILL censor everyone’: YouTube temporarily deletes prominent leftist news channel Novara Media, triggering outcry
YouTube wiped Novara Media – a left-wing news and commentary channel – from its platform, before reversing the move shortly after right and left media call YouTube to restore the channel. Conservatives, already used to Big Tech’s censors...
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
Covid: Masks mandatory for everyone in the Commons - except MPs
Face coverings have been made mandatory for everyone working in the House of Commons except MPs.
Masks to be mandatory again in parliament for staff but not MPs
Fresh guidance issued amid concern over rise in Covid cases ahead of budget speech
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II won't attend climate conference in person
Queen Elizabeth II has canceled her planned appearance at the U.N. climate conference in Glasgow, accepting doctors' advice to rest just days after spending the night in a hospital for tests.
Budget 2021: What has already been announced?
The Treasury has released a deluge of funding announcements, days before the chancellor delivers his Budget on 27 October.
‘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.
Budget 2021: Public sector workers set for pay rise, says Sunak
Millions of public sector workers are set to see their wages rise next year, after the government confirmed a pay freeze is being lifted.
What To Know About COVID-19 Vaccine For US Children
Pfizer and BioNTech have asked for authorization of a 10-microgram dose of the vaccine, a third of the dose size given to people 12 and older.
Britain reports new 40,954 COVID-19 cases and 263 deaths
Britain reported 40,954 new cases of COVID-19 and 263 deaths within 28 days of a positive test on Tuesday, according to government data.
Covid: Are cases about to plummet without Plan B?
Rising Covid cases have been putting both the NHS and ministers under huge pressure.
Don't bash Britain over high Covid cases, says Oxford vaccine creator
Sir Andrew Pollard says comparisons with Europe are 'problematic' because of the UK's prolific testing regime
Official mascot of COP26 ‘Bonnie the Seal’ decried as ‘giant rat’ dressed in pricey taxpayer-funded outfit
Already plagued with organizational issues, the upcoming COP26 climate summit is facing another problem: it's just-unveiled ‘Bonnie the Seal’ mascot is being mocked for its expensive outfit and unfortunate resemblance to a rat.
Covid Crisis "Far From Finished", Says WHO
The 19-member committee meets every three months to discuss the pandemic and make recommendations.
'Time people get off their backside!' Vine caller in savage rant at Benefit Britain
JEREMY Vine's caller Kath from West Yorkshire erupted in a furious rant at the British benefits system as she insisted Britons need to "get off their backside".
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