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Rail services to be cut from Monday

The government and the UK rail industry have agreed on a plan that will see a gradual reduction in train services across the country to reflect lower passenger demand while keeping […]

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Citizens Advice calls for measures to protect low-income families

Ahead of the government publishing emergency legislation to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, Citizens Advice is calling for measures to ensure that vulnerable people and low-income families are not pushed into […]

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Why are there so few coronavirus cases in Russia and Africa?

Jeremy Rossman, University of Kent Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in Wuhan, China in December 2019, we have seen the virus spread to over 160 countries. Several countries have experienced […]

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Chancellor’s package for businesses and people during coronavirus

This is what the Chancellor says he will do for the economy and businesses. most of this comes in the shape of loans:   Today, I am making available an […]

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Over 70s and those with underlying health conditions advised against cruise ship travel

From the Government: British nationals aged 70 and over, and those with underlying health conditions such as chronic diseases and diabetes, have been advised not to travel on cruise ships […]

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Government advises schools and colleges to cancel overseas trips

The Government, based on guidance from the DfE, has issued the advice as a safeguarding measure to address the specific challenges organisers of trips for under 18s would face should adult supervisors […]

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COVID-19 – out of contain phase and into delay

From the Government: The Government has announced that we are moving out of the contain phase and into delay, in response to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The UK Chief […]

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UK budget 2020: experts react

Phil Tomlinson, University of Bath; Cam Donaldson, Glasgow Caledonian University; Craig Berry, Manchester Metropolitan University; Gabriella Conti, UCL; Gavin Midgley, University of Southampton; John Weeks, SOAS, University of London; Karl […]

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Government to consult on pavement parking ban

New proposals to tackle pavement parking and make the streets safer for parents and disabled people were set out today by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps (12 March 2020). The government […]

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Petrol prices to plummet at the pumps?

Petrol prices have tumbled due to world events. The last time we saw the wholesale price of petrol this low was in March 2016 which led to an average price […]

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