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Scotland works with nations to allow students home for Christmas

John Swinney says the Scottish government is doing everything it can to get students home for Christmas. The deputy first minister said the four nations were trying to co-ordinate the mass movement of students to reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19. He said he recognised the importance of family and community occasions but that suppressing …

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Covid: Wales’ lockdown supermarket rules to be reviewed

A ban on supermarkets selling non-essential items during Wales’ lockdown will be reviewed after the weekend, First Minister Mark Drakeford has said. Pressure has mounted on the Welsh Government to reverse the decision to prohibit supermarkets from selling items such as clothes and microwaves. A petition to the Senedd has passed 42,000 signatures, making it the …

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Covid-19: South Yorkshire wakes up to tier 3 restrictions

More than 1.4 million people in South Yorkshire are waking up to tighter restrictions. Tier three measures came into effect at midnight affecting areas including Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield. Some 7.3 million people are now living under England’s tightest restrictions. Meanwhile, Wales entered the first full day of a “firebreak” lockdown as police confirmed border …

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Covid-19: England and Wales begin tougher rules for millions

Stricter coronavirus rules are coming into force for nearly six million Britons on Friday. Greater Manchester’s population of 2.8 million joined Liverpool City Region and Lancashire in England’s highest tier of restrictions at midnight. And from 18:00 BST, the 3.1 million people in Wales will have to stay at home as a 17-day national “firebreak” …

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Covid: Licensed traders threaten legal action over Scottish curbs

Five Scottish hospitality industry bodies have launched a legal challenge against the Scottish government’s Covid restrictions. The trade bodies say they will petition for a judicial review if the current curbs are not withdrawn. The move was announced after the restrictions, including pub closures in the central belt, were extended. Nicola Sturgeon said businesses had the right …

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