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Brexit: EU-UK trade talks to go ahead via video link

Image copyright PA MediaImage caption Michael Gove won’t be meeting EU officials face-to-face for a while A post-Brexit meeting between the EU and UK will go ahead as planned next week, despite the coronavirus crisis. Much of Europe is on lockdown, so Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove will meet EU officials via video link. The […]

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Food wholesalers offer online orders to sell stock

Image copyright HG Walter’sImage caption People stuck at home have a great appetite for home deliveries from their favourite high street shops Food wholesalers are making online home deliveries in response to Covid-19 measures. As bars, restaurants and hotels shut due to government restrictions, the wholesalers that usually provide them with food and drink, have […]

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Coronavirus: Stay local to exercise, says government

By Hazel Shearing BBC News Image copyright Getty Images The government has said people should “stay local” and not travel unnecessarily for exercise. New advice clarifies that people must use “open spaces” near to home, where possible. It follows confusion over whether people could drive somewhere to go walking, running, or cycling. Exercise is one […]

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Coronavirus: Police get new powers to enforce protection

Anyone continuing to break coronavirus lockdown rules will be breaking the law and faces arrest. People ignoring tougher restrictions on movement could be hit with a £60 fine initially and another for £120 for a second offence. New powers given to police in England mean no-one will be allowed to leave their home “without reasonable […]

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MP backlash over EU ventilator scheme

Image copyright Getty Images The government is facing a backlash from MPs for not joining an EU scheme to get extra ventilators during the coronavirus outbreak. The bloc has said the UK can take part in the project, which will use the EU’s buying power to purchase more stock. But a No 10 spokesman said […]

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PMQs: Jeremy Corbyn bows out with campaigning vow

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBoris Johnson says of Jeremy Corbyn: “No-one could doubt his sincerity and his determination to build a better society”. Jeremy Corbyn has said “his voice will not be stilled” as he took part in his final Prime Minister’s Questions as Labour leader. He warned the PM not […]