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Northern Ireland extends lockdown until the 5th of March

The national COVID-19 lockdown in Northern Ireland has been extended to the 5th of March, First Minister Arlene Foster has confirmed

Glastonbury music festival cancelled, Michael and Emily Eavis confirm

For the second year running Europe's largest music festival, Glastonbury, will not go ahead, a further blow to the struggling music industry

Around two-thirds of elderly care home residents have been vaccinated

Around two-thirds residents of elderly care homes have had a COVID-19 vaccine, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has told MPs

Greater Manchester homes evacuated amid ‘danger to life’ flooding

Around 2,000 homes in Greater Manchester were evacuated overnight due to flooding from Storm Christoph, as heavy snow also hits the region

Teacher assessments to replace GCSE A-level exams in England

Teacher assessments will replace GCSE and A-level exams in England this summer, the education secretary has announced Gavin Williamson...

Union calls for nurseries in the UK to follow schools by closing

The Unison union is saying that nurseries should close to all but vulnerable children and those of key workers, amid concerns from...

Threat from new COVID variant “extraordinarily high”, says Whitty

The Prime Minister says the government had been looking at the threat of the new variant "very hard" ever since it first...

England’s schools closed ‘with heaviest of hearts’

The UK government has closed England's schools with "the heaviest of hearts", Michael Gove said, as he confirmed this year's GCSE and...

Michael Gove: England’s lockdown ‘should’ start being eased in March

Michael Gove has said that there are "very, very difficult weeks ahead" as the nation battles to reduce the spread of COVID-19

Uncertainty as primary schools re-open in England

Most of England's primary schools have reopened on Monday - amid rows over whether pupils should be returning with the current COVID...

Britons may be banned from European mainland under COVID rules

The United Kingdom will no longer be part of the free movement system of the European Union after the 1st of January

Dominic Raab says Sunday’s deadline is ‘a point of finality’ for trade talks

The foreign secretary tells Sky News the UK will "probably" need a yes or no answer on a trade deal before the...

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Northern Ireland extends lockdown until the 5th of March

The national COVID-19 lockdown in Northern Ireland has been extended to the 5th of March, First Minister Arlene Foster has confirmed

Glastonbury music festival cancelled, Michael and Emily Eavis confirm

For the second year running Europe's largest music festival, Glastonbury, will not go ahead, a further blow to the struggling music industry

Around two-thirds of elderly care home residents have been vaccinated

Around two-thirds residents of elderly care homes have had a COVID-19 vaccine, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has told MPs