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'Stark warning to us all': UK reports record daily number of Covid-19 cases

Figure of 6,634 comes as Public Health England says rates are rising across all age groupsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA record number of new coronavirus cases have been recorded, with a senior Public Health England official saying the increase in infections should be a “stark warning to us all”.The UK recorded 6,634 cases...

Rishi Sunak warns Covid jobs plan will not stem UK's rising unemployment

Chancellor says Britain faces winter of business failures and job losses due to Covid impactKey points from Rishi Sunak’s winter economy plan – at a glanceWhat is Rishi Sunak’s job support scheme and how will it work?Analysis: Sunak tries to stop job losses hitting postwar recordRishi Sunak has warned that Britain faces a winter of rising unemployment...

Rising number of Londoners looking for work outside capital, says job site

Wave of ‘reverse commuters’ in prospect as number of jobseekers looking further afield jumps 27%Londoners are increasingly looking for jobs outside the capital as the city’s economy stalls, one of the UK’s largest recruitment sites has found, raising the prospect of a wave of “reverse commuters” or a continued exodus of residents.Figures from Indeed,...

Covid-bereaved and mental health experts call for grief support funds

Exclusive: Treasury urged to fund traumatic grief services to ward off crisisCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMental health experts have joined forces with nearly 2,000 family members bereaved by Covid-19 to warn of an impending crisis unless support services for grieving relatives are made available.Covid-19 Bereaved Families...

Rishi Sunak warns jobs plan will not stem UK's rising unemployment

Chancellor says Britain faces winter of business failures and job losses due to Covid impactKey points from Rishi Sunak’s winter economy plan – at a glanceWhat is Rishi Sunak’s job support scheme and how will it work?Analysis: Sunak tries to stop job losses hitting postwar recordRishi Sunak has warned that Britain faces a winter of rising unemployment...

'Who knows what's around the corner?' Bolton and Crawley react to Sunak's plans

Some workers say government has been generous, while others worry job scheme does not go far enoughKey points from Rishi Sunak’s winter economy planWhat is Sunak’s job support scheme and how will it work?When Rishi Sunak announced his winter jobs programme on Thursday, he will have had ”red wall” constituencies such as Bolton North East in mind. Continue...

Michael Kiwanuka wins 2020 Mercury prize

Folk-soul singer wins £25,000 prize on third attempt for the album Kiwanuka, described by the Guardian as one of the best albums of the past decade The 2020 Mercury prize for the year’s best British album has gone to Michael Kiwanuka for his self-titled album, Kiwanuka.“I’m over the moon, so so excited,” he said on receiving the prize. “This [prize]...

Schemes boosting cycling and walking accelerate across the UK

Campaigners urge city leaders across the world to see coronavirus and climate crisis as call to actionOne of the first “low-traffic neighbourhoods” to be created in the UK was in Hackney, east London, in the early 1970s, when residential roads were closed to through traffic but remained open to local residents, pedestrians and cyclists.Since then, most...

MPs move to require vote on future Covid restrictions

More than 40 cross-party MPs support amendment amid brewing revolt over extension of emergency lawsMore than 40 cross-party MPs, including Labour’s Harriet Harman and Conservative Iain Duncan Smith, are backing an amendment to force a vote in parliament on future Covid-19 restrictions amid a brewing revolt among Tory backbenchers over extending emergency...

Former Cambridge Analytica chief receives seven-year directorship ban

Alexander Nix handed penalty for ‘potentially unethical’ behaviour linked to scandalAlexander Nix, the former boss of Cambridge Analytica, has been banned from serving as a company director for seven years over “potentially unethical” behaviour linked to his position at the centre of a global scandal.The Insolvency Service said Nix had allowed companies...

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