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PM says face coverings ‘should be worn’ in shops

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBoris Johnson says face masks have a “real value in confined spaces”. Boris Johnson has said people in England “should be wearing” face coverings inside shops to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. The prime minister said the government would decide in the next few days if […]

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Coronavirus: Pools, gyms, team sport and outdoor gigs to return

Image copyright Getty Images Pools, gyms and sports facilities will be able to reopen and team sports and outdoor gigs resume in England, the government has announced. Outdoor pools and performances can resume from Saturday with social distancing in place, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said. Beauticians, nail salons and tattooists can also reopen from Monday, […]

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Hong Kong: UK makes citizenship offer to residents

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPM Boris Johnson says the new law “violates Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy” Up to three million Hong Kong residents are to be offered the chance to settle in the UK and ultimately apply for citizenship, Boris Johnson has said. The PM said Hong Kong’s freedoms […]

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Coronavirus: New guidance for weddings in England

Image copyright EPA Image caption A couple in Madrid getting married in early June The government has published new guidance on weddings in England, allowing ceremonies of up to 30 people but advising against receptions. From 4 July, wedding and civil partnerships can go ahead but with only 30 people including the couple, staff such […]

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Labour’s Rebecca Long-Bailey sacked in anti-Semitism row

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionStarmer: “I’ve made it my first priority to tackle anti-Semitism” Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has sacked Rebecca Long-Bailey for sharing an article containing an “anti-Semitic conspiracy theory”. Mrs Long-Bailey retweeted an interview with actor and Labour supporter Maxine Peake. The shadow education secretary – who was […]