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Luvvie Bob Geldof ORDERS Boris Johnson to keep hands off £15billion foreign aid budget
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Luvvie Bob Geldof ORDERS Boris Johnson to keep hands off £15billion foreign aid budget

During next week’s spending review, the Chancellor is widely expected to lower the UK’s commitment of spending 0.7 percent of national income on overseas aid to 0.5 percent in order to raise billions of pounds. But Sir Bob, who is widely recognised for his activism surrounding anti-poverty efforts concerning Africa branded Rishi Sunak’s plans as “unconscionable.”...

Tougher tier lockdown means most people unable to mix with family and friends until EASTER
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Tougher tier lockdown means most people unable to mix with family and friends until EASTER

Boris Johnson will outline his winter Covid recovery plan to curb the spread of the virus tomorrow. The proposed plans will include the re-introduction of the three tier system once England’s lockdown is lifted on December 2. But Brits will be told to expect a strengthened set of regional restrictions as No 10 fears the virus “could quickly...

Majority of EU residents support bloc, with UK score at historic high
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Majority of EU residents support bloc, with UK score at historic high

The majority of European Union residents have a favourable view of the bloc, while UK support for the union is at record-high levels, a new survey of attitudes amid the coronavirus pandemic has found. The Pew Research Centre poll also found that Britons trust German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron more than their own prime minister. Just one in two (51 per...

Italy and Spain report highest daily Covid deaths of second wave
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Italy and Spain report highest daily Covid deaths of second wave

Italy and Spain have both recorded their highest daily coronavirus death tolls of the second wave, reporting 731 and 435 deaths respectively over the past 24 hours. Italy, the first western country hit by the virus, has logged 46,464 Covid deaths while Spain has logged 41,688. Such high Italian daily death figures have not been seen since...

Bars and borders stay closed as Europe battles second wave of coronavirus
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Bars and borders stay closed as Europe battles second wave of coronavirus

France The country announced a second lockdown from 30 October after daily Covid-related deaths reached their highest levels since April. Due to last at least a month, it is having a limited effect: new infections and hospital admissions dropped sharply at first only to increase sharply at the end of last week. , health ministry...

Covid: care home called police after woman sneaked in to see husband
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Covid: care home called police after woman sneaked in to see husband

A care home called the police when a woman who had been denied visits to her 83-year-old husband for eight months amid the Covid pandemic sneaked in to get him out. Patricia Hodges, 75, used to visit her husband, Graham, daily at Wayside House in Bromsgrove, where he was being cared for with Lewy Body...

UK marks socially distanced Armistice Day amid Covid pandemic
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UK marks socially distanced Armistice Day amid Covid pandemic

Wearing face coverings and standing apart, people across the country observed a two-minute silence on Wednesday to mark Armistice Day against the backdrop of a pandemic that has caused well over a million deaths globally. At Westminster Abbey the silence was led by the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the prime minister and...

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson’s mistakes have cost jobs, lives and taxpayers’ money, says Keir Starmer
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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson’s mistakes have cost jobs, lives and taxpayers’ money, says Keir Starmer

Sir Keir Starmer has accused Boris Johnson of “spraying money” at private companies for PPE and PR while letting down millions of self-employed people and thousands who have lost their jobs in the coronavirus pandemic. In fiery exchanges at prime minister’s questions in the House of Commons, the Labour leader said the government had spent £130m this year on public relations...