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Summer schools part of England's plan to help children catch up on lost learning
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Summer schools part of England's plan to help children catch up on lost learning

Feb 24th 2021, 8:18 AM 24,852 Views 68 Comments

Johnson pledged an extra £400 million of funding as part of the Government’s catch-up programme.

Schools, socialising and sports returning next month as Johnson to tell England roadmap out of lockdown
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Schools, socialising and sports returning next month as Johnson to tell England roadmap out of lockdown

Feb 22nd 2021, 7:09 AM 23,163 Views 20 Comments

Johnson is under pressure from his own MPs as around one in three adults in the UK have received their first vaccine dose.

UK plans accelerated vaccine rollout as end of lockdown in sight
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UK plans accelerated vaccine rollout as end of lockdown in sight

Feb 21st 2021, 11:44 AM 28,896 Views 59 Comments

Previous targets were to inoculate over-50s by May, with all adults to be vaccinated by the end of September.

Boris Johnson says he feels 'like OJ Simpson' as he struggles to put on gloves
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Boris Johnson says he feels 'like OJ Simpson' as he struggles to put on gloves

Feb 17th 2021, 2:26 PM 31,113 Views 15 Comments

The British PM made the remark at a coronavirus vaccination centre in Wales today.

'Boris's Burrow': Underwater Irish Sea tunnel prompts derision despite report of 'green light'
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'Boris's Burrow': Underwater Irish Sea tunnel prompts derision despite report of 'green light'

Feb 15th 2021, 5:31 PM 55,917 Views 72 Comments

First it was a bridge, now it’s a tunnel, apparently.

Johnson warned that ICUs in the UK 'still in the thick of it' as pressure grows over easing restrictions
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Johnson warned that ICUs in the UK 'still in the thick of it' as pressure grows over easing restrictions

Feb 6th 2021, 2:40 PM 16,671 Views 9 Comments

Reports in the UK are suggesting pubs could re-open in April but not be permitted to sell alcohol.

Boris Johnson to consider invoking Article 16 to stop 'barrier down Irish Sea'
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Boris Johnson to consider invoking Article 16 to stop 'barrier down Irish Sea'

Updated Feb 3rd 2021, 1:15 PM 59,292 Views 95 Comments

Post-Brexit inspections on goods entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain have been suspended amid concerns over the safety of officials.

Tom Moore, the 100-year-old who raised £32 million for NHS, in hospital with Covid-19
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Tom Moore, the 100-year-old who raised £32 million for NHS, in hospital with Covid-19

Feb 1st 2021, 7:50 AM 29,698 Views 27 Comments

Boris Johnson is among those to send good wishes to the charity fundraiser.

Foster urges Johnson to replace Northern Ireland Protocol after vaccine row
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Foster urges Johnson to replace Northern Ireland Protocol after vaccine row

Jan 30th 2021, 12:10 PM 43,629 Views 92 Comments

The EU moved to stop the unimpeded flow of vaccines into Northern Ireland last night but u-turned after sharp criticism.

Gove insists Johnson’s mid-pandemic trip to Scotland is ‘absolutely essential’
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Gove insists Johnson’s mid-pandemic trip to Scotland is ‘absolutely essential’

Jan 28th 2021, 8:58 AM 46,238 Views 34 Comments

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has questioned whether the visit is necessary during the pandemic.

Johnson takes 'full responsibility' for pandemic response as expert warns UK could see 50,000 more deaths
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Johnson takes 'full responsibility' for pandemic response as expert warns UK could see 50,000 more deaths

Jan 27th 2021, 7:08 AM 27,853 Views 26 Comments

The UK Prime Minister offered his “deepest condolences” to those whose relatives have died from Covid-19.

Quarantine hotels set to be introduced in UK to limit spread of Covid variants
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Quarantine hotels set to be introduced in UK to limit spread of Covid variants

Jan 26th 2021, 10:00 AM 16,781 Views 25 Comments

Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi said an announcement on the plans will be made later today.

'Special relationship' between US and UK raised in first call between Biden and Johnson
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'Special relationship' between US and UK raised in first call between Biden and Johnson

Jan 24th 2021, 11:54 AM 32,197 Views 43 Comments

Boris Johnson is believed to be the first European leader to have spoken to the new president.

Boris Johnson claims new Covid strain may be more fatal - but UK CMO warns data 'not yet strong' enough
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Boris Johnson claims new Covid strain may be more fatal - but UK CMO warns data 'not yet strong' enough

Jan 22nd 2021, 6:41 PM 15,987 Views 11 Comments

B117 emerged in the the south east of the country last September.

Johnson warns more lives will be lost as UK records deadliest day of pandemic
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Johnson warns more lives will be lost as UK records deadliest day of pandemic

Jan 21st 2021, 8:18 AM 27,785 Views 15 Comments

Boris Johnson said ‘the light will only really begin to dawn as we get those vaccinations out’.

May slams Johnson for abandoning UK’s ‘global moral leadership’
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May slams Johnson for abandoning UK’s ‘global moral leadership’

Jan 20th 2021, 8:27 AM 26,049 Views 25 Comments

Former PM hits out at Donald Trump ‘whipping up’ the protesters who stormed the Capitol.

Mandatory quarantine unlikely and only to be considered if UK opted for similar system
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Mandatory quarantine unlikely and only to be considered if UK opted for similar system

Jan 19th 2021, 6:37 PM 15,158 Views 34 Comments

Irish government favours asking people to restrict their movements.

Boris Johnson scraps travel corridors and introduces mandatory quarantine as UK Covid rates surge
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Boris Johnson scraps travel corridors and introduces mandatory quarantine as UK Covid rates surge

Jan 15th 2021, 5:46 PM 26,343 Views 25 Comments

Boris Johnson said ‘we must take additional steps now to stop those strains from entering the country’.

Teacher assessments to replace GCSE and A-level exams in England this summer
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Teacher assessments to replace GCSE and A-level exams in England this summer

Updated Jan 6th 2021, 2:03 PM 18,189 Views 21 Comments

England’s Education Secretary Gavin Williamson confirmed the exams would be cancelled.

Boris Johnson announces new national lockdown for England
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Boris Johnson announces new national lockdown for England

Jan 4th 2021, 8:06 PM 95,826 Views 71 Comments

The British Prime Minister made the announcement in a televised address setting out new emergency measures.

Schools are safe and children should return this week, Johnson insists as cases surge
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Schools are safe and children should return this week, Johnson insists as cases surge

Jan 3rd 2021, 10:17 AM 44,721 Views 69 Comments

Ofsted chief inspector Amanda Spielman said children’s lives cannot be ‘put on hold’ waiting for vaccination programmes to take effect.

'A new and great future': Britain's EU trade deal clears the Commons
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'A new and great future': Britain's EU trade deal clears the Commons

Updated Dec 30th 2020, 4:50 PM 19,174 Views 40 Comments

Britain will leave the European single market and customs union at 11pm tomorrow.

'The devil is in the detail': Scrutiny of Brexit deal begins after full text of trade agreement is published
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'The devil is in the detail': Scrutiny of Brexit deal begins after full text of trade agreement is published

Dec 26th 2020, 12:43 PM 33,624 Views 26 Comments

The 1,246-page document waspublished this morning.

EU rejects British fisheries offer of 35% fish-stock reduction over 3 years
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EU rejects British fisheries offer of 35% fish-stock reduction over 3 years

Updated Dec 22nd 2020, 9:40 PM 35,239 Views 46 Comments

A Number 10 insider has described the reported compromise on fishing quotas as “b*llocks”.

France to ease Covid travel ban from UK - but negative test result needed to travel
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France to ease Covid travel ban from UK - but negative test result needed to travel

Updated Dec 22nd 2020, 7:41 PM 25,267 Views 23 Comments

The UK government’s chief scientific adviser said cases of the variant strain are appearing “everywhere”.

Schools in NI will reopen after Christmas break but additional safety measures will be in place
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Schools in NI will reopen after Christmas break but additional safety measures will be in place

Updated Dec 21st 2020, 2:17 PM 42,816 Views 40 Comments

The Health Minister said he is engaging with the Education Minister and Chief Medical Officer on the issue.

Eamon Ryan says Ireland will work with UK 'on what comes next' after 48-hour suspension of transport
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Eamon Ryan says Ireland will work with UK 'on what comes next' after 48-hour suspension of transport

Updated Dec 21st 2020, 9:10 AM 34,908 Views 50 Comments

The Green Party leader also said increased restrictions will come into effect in Ireland “sooner than was originally planned”.

France blocks lorry freight from UK as part of travel ban
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France blocks lorry freight from UK as part of travel ban

Dec 20th 2020, 10:01 PM 79,525 Views 86 Comments

“Brexit stockpiling is one thing, the Christmas rush is another thing, but the absolute hammer blow now is to close the borders for 48 hours,” the Road Haulage Association said tonight.

'Stay at home': Boris Johnson announces strict Christmas lockdown for London and south-east England
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'Stay at home': Boris Johnson announces strict Christmas lockdown for London and south-east England

Updated Dec 19th 2020, 4:20 PM 82,387 Views 54 Comments

England’s chief medical officer Chris Whitty says the new coronavirus variant can spread more quickly.

Brexit: Taoiseach says 'very significant difficulties' remain as time ticks away
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Brexit: Taoiseach says 'very significant difficulties' remain as time ticks away

Updated Dec 18th 2020, 7:11 PM 21,569 Views 25 Comments

Michel Barnier said earlier: “There is a chance of getting an agreement but the path to such an agreement is very narrow.”

Boris Johnson says restrictions will ease across the UK for Christmas despite concerns
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Boris Johnson says restrictions will ease across the UK for Christmas despite concerns

Dec 16th 2020, 12:35 PM 12,255 Views 16 Comments

Between 23 and 27 December, up to three households will be allowed to mix under the festive bubble rules.

UK medical journals tell British government relaxing restrictions for Christmas could 'cost many lives'
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UK medical journals tell British government relaxing restrictions for Christmas could 'cost many lives'

Dec 15th 2020, 12:56 PM 44,507 Views 8 Comments

London mayor Sadiq Khan has also expressed concerns over the five-day “Christmas window”.

Brexit trade talks to continue but Johnson says two sides remain 'very far apart'
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Brexit trade talks to continue but Johnson says two sides remain 'very far apart'

Updated Dec 13th 2020, 3:12 PM 33,939 Views 45 Comments

The legal date for the UK to leave the Customs Union and Single Market is 31 December.

Brexit trade talks deadline arrives as key issues still remain
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Brexit trade talks deadline arrives as key issues still remain

Dec 13th 2020, 8:35 AM 10,540 Views 44 Comments

Boris Johnson is due to speak with European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen later today.

Conservative anger over Navy no-deal threat as trade negotiations enter final days
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Conservative anger over Navy no-deal threat as trade negotiations enter final days

Updated Dec 12th 2020, 2:04 PM 68,805 Views 137 Comments
  • A decision on the talks should be reached by tomorrow.
  • Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen have both said a no-deal outcome is likely.
  • The UK and EU have "not yet found the solutions" to differences on fisheries, von der Leyen said.
Boris Johnson wants UK to prepare for 'the Australia option', ex-Aussie PM says 'careful what you wish for'
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Boris Johnson wants UK to prepare for 'the Australia option', ex-Aussie PM says 'careful what you wish for'

Dec 11th 2020, 11:22 AM 35,371 Views 46 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull said that Australia faces “very large barriers” to trading with the EU.

Welsh nationalist party pledges to hold independence referendum by 2026
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Welsh nationalist party pledges to hold independence referendum by 2026

Dec 11th 2020, 7:34 AM 14,070 Views 22 Comments

Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price said the devolved Welsh administration was “under attack” by Boris Johnson’s government.

Brexit: Boris Johnson warns there is 'strong possibility' that trade deal will not be struck with EU
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Brexit: Boris Johnson warns there is 'strong possibility' that trade deal will not be struck with EU

Updated Dec 10th 2020, 6:00 PM 23,596 Views 48 Comments
  • UK and EU to "come to a decision" on trade negotiations by Sunday
  • Micheál Martin says he doesn't expect a 'lengthy discussion' on Brexit at today's European Council meeting
  • Senior Downing Street source says it is “unclear” if differences can be bridged
Brexit: 'Large gaps' remain after tonight's talks end between Johnson and von der Leyen
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Brexit: 'Large gaps' remain after tonight's talks end between Johnson and von der Leyen

Updated Dec 9th 2020, 10:44 PM 42,161 Views 65 Comments
  • The two leaders aimed to break ongoing deadlock ahead of EU summit tomorrow
  • Negotiations stalled on fishing rights, the level playing-field and how trade disputes are to be resolved
  • Cabinet minister Michael Gove says EU will have to give ground if there is to be a breakthrough
Brexit: Boris Johnson will fly to Brussels tomorrow for dinner meeting with Ursula von der Leyen
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Brexit: Boris Johnson will fly to Brussels tomorrow for dinner meeting with Ursula von der Leyen

Updated Dec 8th 2020, 6:00 PM 30,792 Views 48 Comments
  • British PM and Ursula von der Leyen will meet ahead of an EU summit on Thursday
  • UK and EU agree deal 'in principle' to manage post-Brexit trade with Northern Ireland
  • Differences between the sides remain on the level playing field, fisheries and governance
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