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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...

Stock markets continue to soar after COVID-19 vaccination hopes
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Stock markets continue to soar after COVID-19 vaccination hopes

On Monday preliminary results from a new vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech found it can prevent 90 percent of people from catching COVID-19. The companies are seeking emergency approval to begin administering the vaccination at the end of the month. Positive vaccination news has helped mitigate the market impact of rising coronavirus cases in...

Graduate recruitment suffers biggest UK fall since 2008 crisis
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Graduate recruitment suffers biggest UK fall since 2008 crisis

Graduate recruitment suffered the biggest drop this year since the 2008 financial crash as employers cut back on hiring workers to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic. The latest survey by the Institute of Student Employers (ISE) found that the number of graduate jobs declined by 12% and that the majority of employers anticipated a further decline...

Tories warn Boris Johnson of bigger revolt if there’s a third lockdown
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Tories warn Boris Johnson of bigger revolt if there’s a third lockdown

Senior Tory MPs have warned Boris Johnson that there would be mass revolts in the party and the country against any attempt to extend the national lockdown beyond 2 December as anger grows in Conservative ranks over government handling of the pandemic. Evidence of growing Tory disquiet has risen since it emerged that data produced by No...

Covid-safe remembrance services taking place in South London
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Covid-safe remembrance services taking place in South London

Remembrance Sunday in 2020 falls during a nationwide lockdown in England to control the spread of Covid-19, and many institutions said they would move services to remember the war dead online to lessen the risk of transmitting the virus. Remembrance Sunday falls each year on the Sunday closest to November 11, the anniversary of the...

Anger on the British high street as festive cheer turns to fear for small shops
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Anger on the British high street as festive cheer turns to fear for small shops

“They have absolutely crucified us,” says Steve Holden, when asked what the month-long high street lockdown in England means for his family’s three Essex gift shops. “We have spent thousands of pounds on Christmas stock and it is crucial we sell it in November and December, which is our busiest time of year,” he said. “Without that...