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Nicola Sturgeon will confirm if Scotland can move into the third phase of its plan for easing coronavirus lockdown restrictions. Phase three would see customers able to return to hairdressers, restaurants and drink inside pubs, although the First Minister has suggested that not all restrictions would be lifted at the same time. Ms Sturgeon said […]

Rishi Sunak unveiled a plan for jobs in a £30 billion mini-budget he said was designed to get the country through the economic crisis triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic. Here are the main points of the package. Jobs Retention Bonus The Chancellor stuck firm to the October deadline for the job retention furlough scheme to […]

The Government should issue a “fulsome apology” on behalf of the healthcare system to the families caught up in NHS scandals which have affected three groups of patients, a damning review has concluded. “Harrowing” accounts of patient pain and suffering have been detailed in the review into the hormone pregnancy test Primodos, the anti-epilepsy drug […]

The Chancellor will announce a £2 billion scheme aimed at alleviating youth unemployment by subsidising work placements when he sets out his coronavirus recovery package. A three-point plan to boost the ailing economy by helping job creation will include a plan to help pay for six-month placements for some under-25s facing long-term unemployment. Rishi Sunak […]

the Independent Care Group says workers experienced “a real slap in the face” after the PM said some care homes had not properly followed coronavirus procedures. Responding to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics, chairman Mike Padgham said: “We warmly welcome today’s continued fall in the death rate in care and nursing […]

A number of pubs which reopened their doors for the first time on Saturday have had to close again due to people testing positive for coronavirus. Bars in England welcomed drinkers at the weekend after a lengthy lockdown which saw the hospitality sector shut since March. But three establishments have since alerted their patrons that […]

Homeowners will receive £2 billion in financial incentives to insulate their homes as part of an economic recovery scheme set to be announced by the Chancellor. The funding is part of an expected £3 billion green package Rishi Sunak will unveil on Wednesday to create jobs, upgrade buildings and protect the environment as part of […]

The Government’s £1.57 billion support package for the arts is an acknowledgement that they have an “important” role to play in the nation’s recovery, a theatre boss has said. Kwame Kwei-Armah, artistic director of the Young Vic, told Times Radio that he and his colleagues are “relieved”. The move has also been welcomed by the […]

A woman has died in hospital after suffering a medical episode in police custody. The woman, from Plymouth, Devon, was arrested and taken into custody at Charles Cross police station in the city on Friday afternoon. Devon and Cornwall Police said she suffered a “medical episode” later that afternoon. A force spokesman said custody staff […]

Union leaders have warned of a return to 1980s levels of mass unemployment if urgent action is not taken to support workers and businesses. In a statement ahead of the Chancellor’s financial statement this week they warned there is only a “very short window” to prevent hundreds of thousands of workers from losing their jobs. […]