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Biden sets to work on reversing Trump policies with executive orders

US President Joe Biden has begun to undo some of Donald Trump’s key policies, hours after being sworn in. “There is no time to waste when it comes to tackling the crises we face,” he tweeted as he headed to the White House following his inauguration. President Biden signed 15 executive orders, firstly to boost the federal …

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Scotland: Storm Christoph: Snow warning in south-east Scotland upgraded

A Met Office snow warning for south-east Scotland has been upgraded to amber as Storm Christoph brings in “challenging weather conditions”. The alert covers the Borders, East and West Lothian and Midlothian until 08:00 on Thursday. A wider yellow warning for snow is in place for southern Scotland with another for the north east. The …

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Storm Christoph to bring ‘challenging’ conditions to parts of Scotland

A warning of “challenging weather conditions” has been issued as Storm Christoph is forecast to bring rain and snow to parts of Scotland. Scottish Borders Council said there was potential for localised flooding across the south of the country. A Met Office yellow warning for rain runs until 12:00 on Wednesday, and is followed by …

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Northern Ireland: Downpatrick police station closes over Covid cases

Downpatrick police station has been temporarily closed to the public because of an outbreak of Covid-19. Ten officers have tested positive and 22 are self isolating. The station is now undergoing a deep clean. Assistant Chief Constable Alan Todd said the officers were receiving help and he wished them a speedy recovery. The PSNI said …

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Johnson ‘glad’ to see Trump go, says ex-Civil Service head Lord Sedwill

Boris Johnson will be glad Donald Trump has not been re-elected for a second term as US president, ex-Civil Service head Lord Sedwill has suggested. Writing in the Daily Mail, Lord Sedwill said those who believed Boris Johnson would have preferred Mr Trump to win again were “mistaken.” He said he “would not have been …

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