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Is England an outlier in abandoning Covid isolation rule?

How does England’s move to end self-isolation compare with rules in other European countries? Boris Johnson has announced plans to abolish the legal requirement for people in England to self-isolate, even if they test positive for the coronavirus and have symptoms. The move, planned for later this month, would represent “an important step for this […]

April 27th, 2022 | Posted in UK News | Read More »

Kellogg’s to challenge new UK rules for high-sugar cereals in court

Restrictions on promotion of junk food products part of government’s plan to tackle childhood obesity Kellogg’s, the owner of brands from Coco Pops to Special K, has launched a legal action against the UK government over new junk food rules that will ban some cereals from being prominently displayed on supermarket shelves. The cereal-maker, whose […]

April 27th, 2022 | Posted in UK News | Read More »

Terrorism offenders ‘enjoy high status’ in prison, QC’s official report says

Independent reviewer of terror laws says staffing cuts in England and Wales jails have exacerbated problem Some terrorists in prison enjoy status and celebrity among their fellow inmates amid a culture of fear and violence in jails in England and Wales that is being exacerbated by staffing cuts, an official review has concluded. Jonathan Hall […]

April 27th, 2022 | Posted in UK News | Read More »

Five Met officers to face misconduct charges over Bianca Williams stop and search

Athlete handcuffed and searched while travelling with her partner and baby in a car in west London Five Metropolitan police officers are to face gross misconduct proceedings over the stop and search of the athletes Bianca Williams and Ricardo dos Santos. The couple were stopped in Maida Vale, west London, on 4 July 2020 while […]

April 27th, 2022 | Posted in UK News | Read More »

Lloyds says customers cutting back on streaming and gyms as inflation bites

Bank warns of more loan defaults amid cost of living crisis as it reports 14% fall in first-quarter pre-tax profit Lloyds Banking Group has raised concerns over the UK economy’s “uncertain” outlook, warning the cost of living crisis had already forced customers to cut spending on services such as streaming and gyms and could mean […]

April 27th, 2022 | Posted in UK News | Read More »

Post-Brexit trade barriers increase price of food imported from EU – report

Thinktank finds ‘clear and robust impact’ of Brexit on rising food prices, adding to cost of living crisis Brexit has pushed up the price of food imported from the EU, compounding Britain’s unfolding cost of living crisis, according to a report. The thinktank UK in a Changing Europe (UKICE) said trade barriers introduced after leaving […]

April 27th, 2022 | Posted in UK News | Read More »

NI Education: £800m boost for 28 new school buildings in NI

New school buildings for 28 post-primary schools in Northern Ireland have been approved at a cost of £800m. But Education Minister Michelle McIlveen admitted the schools would not be built “until the end of this decade at the earliest”. She also said that construction would depend on funding being available in the future. Only 30 […]

March 22nd, 2022 | Posted in UK News | Read More »

Police send over 100 questionnaires on No 10 parties

The Metropolitan Police has sent out over 100 questionnaires as it continues to investigate parties that took place in Downing Street while Covid restrictions were in place. The force said it had now begun interviewing witnesses and may need to contact more over the gatherings. The Met launched its investigation in January after a string […]

March 22nd, 2022 | Posted in UK News | Read More »

Police failing to bring in talent from black communities, says racism lead

The police have failed to “bring in enough talent from black communities and ensure they thrive,” the lead for tackling racism within UK forces says. Sir David Thompson, chief constable of West Midlands Police, told BBC Newsnight racist incidents involving officers had been damaging. He added it was a shame the police were not “an […]

March 22nd, 2022 | Posted in UK News | Read More »

Sir David Amess MP murder trial hears accused targeted Michael Gove

An “Islamist terrorist” accused of murdering Sir David Amess MP carried out reconnaissance on other potential targets including cabinet minister Michael Gove, his trial heard. Sir David, MP for Southend West, was stabbed during a constituency surgery in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, on 15 October. Ali Harbi Ali stabbed Sir David repeatedly in an “assassination for terrorist […]

March 22nd, 2022 | Posted in UK News | Read More »