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Covid in Scotland: Thirteen residents die in Bishopbriggs care home

A total of 13 residents at an East Dunbartonshire care home have died in a Covid-19 outbreak. The owners of Mavisbank care home in Bishopbriggs confirmed the deaths and said that a further seven residents had also tested positive for the virus. Another 11 staff members were self-isolating following positive tests. The Care Inspectorate rated …

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Coronavirus: Tory MPs call for more evidence on ‘appalling’ Covid tiers plan

onservative MPs have called on the government to publish more evidence to justify areas of England being put into the higher tiers of Covid restrictions when the lockdown ends next week. Several Tory MPs have criticised the introduction of the stricter measures. No 10 said on Thursday that most of England would go into the …

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Scottish Highlands: Strike threat over Hial’s air traffic control plans

Strike action has been threatened over plans to centralise some air traffic control at Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (Hial). Hial has proposed controlling air traffic at six airports from a central hub in Inverness. The Prospect union said some members were unwilling to relocate, meaning nearly 50 could lose their jobs. Prospect said it …

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Northern Ireland: Covid-19: NI under tough new lockdown measures

Tougher new Covid-19 restrictions are in place across Northern Ireland as a two-week circuit breaker takes effect. Non-essential retailers have been told to close except for click-and-collect services. Cafes and restaurants can only provide a take-away service. Close-contact services such as hairdressers and beauty salons have also had to shut their doors. The restrictions came into …

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