When Boris Johnson is expected to confirm Christmas lockdown rules

When Boris Johnson is expected to confirm Christmas lockdown rules

The leaders of the decentralized governments will announce a plan for how families can meet this Christmas by the end of the week. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to present his “Winter Covid Plan” to MPs on Monday (Nov. 23). He will outline the restrictions that will replace the UK lockdown on December 2 … Read more

Putin critic Alexei Navalny was poisoned with novichok, scientists confirm

Putin critic Alexei Navalny was poisoned with novichok, scientists confirm

The German government has said scientists in France and Sweden have confirmed that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned with Novichok. Special labs in Sweden and France have confirmed the initial results from Germany, government spokesman Steffen Seibert saidin a statement. “We renew the call for Russia to explain itself on the events. We … Read more

Prime Minister fails to confirm minimum wage will go up in 2021

Boris Johnson rules out extending furlough beyond October

Boris Johnson has failed to confirm the minimum wage will increase next April. Labour’s Jessica Morden highlighted reports that Chancellor Rishi Sunak may scrap the planned increase on the grounds it may be considered unaffordable, amid high levels of public spending during the Covid-19 pandemic. Speaking in the Commons, the MP for Newport East asked: … Read more

Hundreds of students isolate after 8 North West schools confirm Covid-19 cases

Hundreds of students isolate after 8 North West schools confirm Covid-19 cases

Hundreds of pupils are self-isolating after positive Covid-19 cases were confirmed in relation to eight schools in Liverpool. As many as 200 pupils and 21 members of staff are believed to be isolating in the North West city. According to the Liverpool Echo, five primary schools and three secondary schools are affected. Only five of … Read more

Top Putin critic Alexei Navalny was poisoned, German doctors confirm

Did Putin have his top critic poisoned?

Alexei Navalny, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s most outspoken critic, is lying in a medically-induced coma in a German hospital from what doctors say was a likely poisoning — and his family and supporters allege Putin and his government are behind it. On Monday, the Charité hospital in Berlin, where Navalny was taken for treatment, said … Read more

Police confirm Dominic Cummings did break lockdown rules

Minister Douglas Ross quits over Dominic Cummings lockdown controversy

Dominic Cummings may have committed “a minor violation” of the lockdown rules when driving to Barnard Castle, but will take no further action, Durham Constabulary said. Durham police have issued a statement saying that Dominic Cummings will not take further action. It said, “On March 27, 2020, Dominic Cummings drove to Durham to isolate himself … Read more

Boris Johnson issues statement as cops confirm Cummings broke lockdown

Boris Johnson issues statement as cops confirm Cummings broke lockdown

Boris Johnson is standing with senior assistant Dominic Cummings despite findings from Durham Police Department. A spokesman for number 10 said: “The police have made it clear that they are not taking any action against Mr Cummings because of his self-isolation and that going to Durham was not against the rules. “The Prime Minister has … Read more