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DfID scheme accused of 'putting UK aid in pockets of wealthy companies' 08/14/2020 - 13:06

£6.85m programme places emphasis on benefit to businesses rather than protecting workers in the developing world, say critics

A newly announced aid programme that promises to help workers in the developing world supplying goods to British high street chains like Marks & Spencer,...

Covid-19 has pushed Britain outdoors – but will the habit stick? | Andy Beckett 08/14/2020 - 13:00

It remains to be seen whether our ‘alfresco revolution’ is sustainable or just another of No 10’s overoptimistic, short-term fixes

Coronavirus: Why isn't the UK testing travellers on arrival? 08/14/2020 - 12:44
Some countries offer a choice - get tested or go into quarantine. Should the UK?
Gavin Williamson under pressure to resign over A-level results 'fiasco' 08/14/2020 - 12:33

Lib Dems say minister is ‘out of excuses’ and Labour calls for results system to be scrapped

Gavin Williamson is facing increasing pressure over the education department’s mishandling of this summer’s exam results in England, with the Liberal Democrats calling on him to resign and Labour...

UK coronavirus live: new quarantine rules spark scramble to return from France 08/14/2020 - 12:20

Late-night change means travellers arriving from France, Netherlands, Malta, Turks and Caicos, and Aruba from Saturday face 14-day quarantine

A-levels: Labour call for government u-turn over 'exams fiasco' 08/14/2020 - 11:56
Give pupils the grades their teachers predicted, says Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer.
Scrap 'heartbreaking injustice' of A-level testing system, Keir Starmer urges government 08/14/2020 - 11:33
'Young people and parent right across the country, in every town and city, feel let down and betrayed,' says Labour leader
Being a postal worker during lockdown has shown me who really values our work | Dan Bradley 08/14/2020 - 11:31

Ordinary people have been lovely. But low pay and a surge in online deliveries have made me question whether I can go on

My duty begins with a long, tree-lined “dead walk”, so called at my office because there are only houses along one side of the street. Unlike the usual delivery loops,...

Coronavirus: England's latest lockdown easing is political and the science 'has not really changed', Sage adviser says 08/14/2020 - 10:18
'I think it's really been done primarily for economic reasons,' says Prof John Edmunds
A-level 'chaos' risks widening north-south divide, regional leaders warn 08/14/2020 - 10:06
Students from deprived areas more likely to have had their predicted results downgraded by Ofqual
Calais mayor says Boris Johnson needs to 'calm down' over migrant crossings, as 70% of Britons back deploying navy 08/14/2020 - 09:57
Natacha Bouchart says prime minister's pronouncements amount to 'provocation'
Coronavirus: Grant Shapps explains France quarantine decision 08/14/2020 - 09:44
Grant Shapps says the government has taken a "practical approach" to the France quarantine measures.
Coronavirus: France threatens to impose 'reciprocal' measures after UK government adds country to quarantine list 08/14/2020 - 09:19
'I told my counterpart Grant Shapps of our will to harmonise health protocols in order to ensure a high level of protection on both sides of the Channel'
Coronavirus vaccine: UK government signs deals for 90 million doses of two more experimental jabs 08/14/2020 - 09:16
Britain now has agreements in place for six potential inoculations