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Grenfell MP ‘believed vote against fire amendment was in constituency interest’

Grenfell MP ‘believed vote against fire amendment was in constituency interest’

Grenfell MP ‘believed vote against fire amendment was in constituency interest’

10 September 2020

Felicity Buchan was one of 318 MPs who turned down the Opposition’s amendment to the Fire Safety Bill in the Commons on Monday.


Children injured as school bus crashes into railway bridge in Hampshire

Children injured as school bus crashes into railway bridge in Hampshire

Children injured as school bus crashes into railway bridge in Hampshire

10 September 2020

A road closure is in place while police investigate.


Network Rail cannot afford to fix all faulty slopes, despite Stonehaven crash

Network Rail cannot afford to fix all faulty slopes, despite Stonehaven crash

Network Rail cannot afford to fix all faulty slopes, despite Stonehaven crash

10 September 2020

The Government-owned company said it is improving the management of its infrastructure but ‘we expect there will still be earthwork failures’.


Artistic headboard created for Travelodge hotels in Edinburgh

Artistic headboard created for Travelodge hotels in Edinburgh

Artistic headboard created for Travelodge hotels in Edinburgh

10 September 2020

Artist Luke McDonnell said he took inspiration from a study showing the most popular landmarks in the city.


Government warned of scale of false positives in mass coronavirus testing plan

Government warned of scale of false positives in mass coronavirus testing plan

Government warned of scale of false positives in mass coronavirus testing plan

10 September 2020

The Prime Minister told a Downing Street press conference on Wednesday that the scheme could help sport and entertainment venues reopen fully.


Hundreds of painted hearts welcome shoppers and visitors to Bristol city centre

Hundreds of painted hearts welcome shoppers and visitors to Bristol city centre

Hundreds of painted hearts welcome shoppers and visitors to Bristol city centre

10 September 2020

The colourful hearts, each nearly 20in (50cm) wide, culminate in an installation in the atrium of the Cabot Circus shopping centre.


Can the Government deliver on Operation Moonshot?

Can the Government deliver on Operation Moonshot?

Can the Government deliver on Operation Moonshot?

10 September 2020

The PA news agency takes a look at the problems with testing, and the Government’s form on previous targets.


Charity backed by Stormzy raises £1.5m to ‘change 150 young lives’

Charity backed by Stormzy raises £1.5m to ‘change 150 young lives’

Charity backed by Stormzy raises £1.5m to ‘change 150 young lives’

10 September 2020

The Black Heart Foundation has hit its fundraising target and will welcome 150 new scholars.


Michelle O’Neill: Storey funeral undermined public health messaging

Michelle O’Neill: Storey funeral undermined public health messaging

Michelle O’Neill: Storey funeral undermined public health messaging

10 September 2020

Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister expressed regret that large crowds attended in June.


Operation Moonshot: Reaching for the stars or pie in the sky?

Operation Moonshot: Reaching for the stars or pie in the sky?

Operation Moonshot: Reaching for the stars or pie in the sky?

10 September 2020

The Government’s plans to spend £100 billion on an at-home Covid-19 testing programme is dubbed ‘Operation Moonshot’, but is it a lunatic idea?


Minute’s silence held as first carriage recovered from train crash site

Minute’s silence held as first carriage recovered from train crash site

Minute’s silence held as first carriage recovered from train crash site

10 September 2020

Three people were killed in the incident on the East Coast Main Line in Aberdeenshire last month.


Fuller’s ‘at start of return to normality’ after vast majority of pubs reopen

Fuller’s ‘at start of return to normality’ after vast majority of pubs reopen

Fuller’s ‘at start of return to normality’ after vast majority of pubs reopen

10 September 2020

The London-based firm said it had reopened 169 of its managed sites by the end of August, before opening a further 23 earlier this month.


Universities should reduce face-to-face lessons in event of local outbreaks

Universities should reduce face-to-face lessons in event of local outbreaks

Universities should reduce face-to-face lessons in event of local outbreaks

10 September 2020

Students should be encouraged to socialise in Covid-secure environments, such as campus bars, Government guidance says.


Morrisons hit by £155m in Covid costs as grocery sales surge

Morrisons hit by £155m in Covid costs as grocery sales surge

Morrisons hit by £155m in Covid costs as grocery sales surge

10 September 2020

The Bradford-based retailer said pre-tax profits slipped by 25.3% to £148 million in the six months to August 2 as a result.


Interim report into Stonehaven rail crash published

Interim report into Stonehaven rail crash published

Interim report into Stonehaven rail crash published

10 September 2020

The document assesses the management of thousands of miles of sloped ground beside railway tracks and sets out plans to reduce the risk of landslips.


British Airways owner to cut flights due to quarantine rules

British Airways owner to cut flights due to quarantine rules

British Airways owner to cut flights due to quarantine rules

10 September 2020

IAG expects it will take until at least 2023 for passenger demand to recover to 2019 levels.


Hope for cancer patients as radiotherapy services resume pre-pandemic activity

Hope for cancer patients as radiotherapy services resume pre-pandemic activity

Hope for cancer patients as radiotherapy services resume pre-pandemic activity

10 September 2020

Concerns had previously been raised about dips in the number of radiotherapy treatments conducted earlier this year.


Former nurse Joan, 101, prepares for final lap of park to raise funds for NHS

Former nurse Joan, 101, prepares for final lap of park to raise funds for NHS

Former nurse Joan, 101, prepares for final lap of park to raise funds for NHS

10 September 2020

‘The only way I can help is by walking, like Sir Tom, I hope it makes a difference’.


Universities announce testing plans ahead of student return

Universities announce testing plans ahead of student return

Universities announce testing plans ahead of student return

10 September 2020

Boris Johnson has urged universities not to send students home if there is a Covid outbreak.


What the papers say – September 10

What the papers say – September 10

What the papers say – September 10

09 September 2020

The threat posed by Covid-19 to Christmas features on most of Thursday’s front pages.


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