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African anti-slavery campaigner honoured with blue plaque

African anti-slavery campaigner honoured with blue plaque

African anti-slavery campaigner honoured with blue plaque

19 November 2020

Ottobah Cugoano was kidnapped in 1770 while playing with other children in a field.


Labour in turmoil as Corbyn’s allies campaign for party whip to be restored

Labour in turmoil as Corbyn’s allies campaign for party whip to be restored

Labour in turmoil as Corbyn’s allies campaign for party whip to be restored

19 November 2020

Sir Keir Starmer blocked Jeremy Corbyn from sitting as a Labour MP despite the former leader’s suspension from the party being lifted.


Co-op membership programme delivers millions to charity

Co-op membership programme delivers millions to charity

Co-op membership programme delivers millions to charity

19 November 2020

The retail giant is pledging to double its community support to £30 million next year.


Oxford vaccine produces strong response in older adults, early data suggests

Oxford vaccine produces strong response in older adults, early data suggests

Oxford vaccine produces strong response in older adults, early data suggests

19 November 2020

Early results indicate one of the groups most vulnerable to serious illness and death from Covid-19 could build immunity.


Mixing at Christmas poses ‘substantial risks’, says Sage scientist

Mixing at Christmas poses ‘substantial risks’, says Sage scientist

Mixing at Christmas poses ‘substantial risks’, says Sage scientist

19 November 2020

The Government is considering ways to allow people to spend time with family over the festive period.


Infant gorilla hand-reared by keepers is named following public vote

Infant gorilla hand-reared by keepers is named following public vote

Infant gorilla hand-reared by keepers is named following public vote

19 November 2020

Bristol Zoo Gardens put four choices to a public poll.


Scale of unemployment among young workers revealed

Scale of unemployment among young workers revealed

Scale of unemployment among young workers revealed

19 November 2020

An analysis by the TUC showed that 59,000 workers aged 16 to 24 lost their jobs between July and September.


Ministers unveil £300m coronavirus survival package for sports

Ministers unveil £300m coronavirus survival package for sports

Ministers unveil £300m coronavirus survival package for sports

19 November 2020

It came as Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said there was ‘a chance’ of some spectators being allowed into venues by Christmas.


Royal Mail sees revenues from parcels surpass letters for first time

Royal Mail sees revenues from parcels surpass letters for first time

Royal Mail sees revenues from parcels surpass letters for first time

19 November 2020

The group said full-year revenues at Royal Mail could now be between £380 million to £580 million higher year-on-year.


CompareTheMarket fined £17.9m over cost of home insurance premiums

CompareTheMarket fined £17.9m over cost of home insurance premiums

CompareTheMarket fined £17.9m over cost of home insurance premiums

19 November 2020

The Competition and Markets Authority said the firm stopped home insurers on its platform from offering lower prices on other comparison websites.


Surgeon seeks blood stem cell donor for seriously ill daughter

Surgeon seeks blood stem cell donor for seriously ill daughter

Surgeon seeks blood stem cell donor for seriously ill daughter

19 November 2020

Ordinarily the best match would be from a sibling, but Arya is an only child so her best hope now rests with a stranger.


UK and allies claim China breaching international obligations over Hong Kong

UK and allies claim China breaching international obligations over Hong Kong

UK and allies claim China breaching international obligations over Hong Kong

19 November 2020

Beijing has insisted the disqualification of opposition members of the territory’s legislative council is ‘purely an internal affair’.


What the papers say – November 19

What the papers say – November 19

What the papers say – November 19

19 November 2020

A possible easing of pandemic measures features among the front page stories on Thursday.


Oxford Covid-19 vaccine produces strong immune response in older adults – study

Oxford Covid-19 vaccine produces strong immune response in older adults – study

Oxford Covid-19 vaccine produces strong immune response in older adults – study

19 November 2020

According to researchers, volunteers in the trial demonstrated similar immune responses across all age groups.


How does the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine work?

How does the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine work?

How does the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine work?

19 November 2020

Clinical trials suggest the vaccine produces a strong immune response in older adults.


What does it take to develop a vaccine?

What does it take to develop a vaccine?

What does it take to develop a vaccine?

19 November 2020

The timetable for Covid vaccine has been condensed – but the same processes are still happening


Wife of Team GB fell runner ‘did not realise impact until his death’

Wife of Team GB fell runner ‘did not realise impact until his death’

Wife of Team GB fell runner ‘did not realise impact until his death’

19 November 2020

A memorial fund has been set up in honour of Chris Smith, who was found dead two days after setting off on on a run in Perth and Kinross.


PM vows to ‘end era of retreat’ with biggest military investment since Cold War

PM vows to ‘end era of retreat’ with biggest military investment since Cold War

PM vows to ‘end era of retreat’ with biggest military investment since Cold War

19 November 2020

The announcement comes as Boris Johnson refused to rule out slashing the foreign aid budget by £4 billion.


Each day’s Christmas mixing could see five days of tighter restrictions follow

Each day’s Christmas mixing could see five days of tighter restrictions follow

Each day’s Christmas mixing could see five days of tighter restrictions follow

19 November 2020

Ministers are reportedly considering plans to allow three or four households to form bubbles for part of the festive period.


New Zealand police officer becomes first in force to wear hijab in uniform

New Zealand police officer becomes first in force to wear hijab in uniform

New Zealand police officer becomes first in force to wear hijab in uniform

18 November 2020

Constable Zeena Ali has become the first New Zealand Police staff member to wear a specially designed hijab as part of her uniform.


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