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What is VAT and how does it work?

Wed, 08/07/2020 - 14:08
Rishi Sunak is cutting VAT on hospitality and tourism, but how does the tax work?

Coronavirus: Hillingdon Hospital shuts to emergencies after outbreak

Wed, 08/07/2020 - 14:02
Seventy members of staff from Hillingdon Hospital in west London are self-isolating.

Is sexism behind beauty salons' continued closure?

Wed, 08/07/2020 - 13:51
Hairdressers and pubs are open again but beauty salons are not. Are they being taken less seriously?

Coronavirus: 'If you stand by your workers, we will stand by you'

Wed, 08/07/2020 - 13:13
Chancellor Rishi Sunak announces a new policy to reward businesses who bring workers back from furlough.

Coronavirus travel: GB travellers pose 'greatest Covid risk' to NI

Wed, 08/07/2020 - 13:09
The advice is contained in a document that Stormont ministers are due to discuss on Thursday.

Bianca Williams: Met apologises to sprinter over stop-and-search

Wed, 08/07/2020 - 12:18
Dame Cressida Dick also says a senior officer will review the Met's handcuffing practices.

Coronavirus: How have nurseries coped during lockdown?

Wed, 08/07/2020 - 11:08
Nurseries have not been able to offer as many spaces during the coronavirus pandemic, although fewer children have needed places.

Coronavirus: Rishi Sunak to unveil 'kickstart jobs scheme' for young people

Wed, 08/07/2020 - 07:40
The £2bn pledge for the young unemployed will be part of the chancellor's proposals outlined on Wednesday.

'Home-schooling has been hell'

Wed, 08/07/2020 - 07:38
Some parents have been reduced to tears over the strain of home-schooling, say campaigners.

Author David Mitchell: Writing a music novel is 'impossible'

Wed, 08/07/2020 - 07:22
Mitchell says he wanted to "outwit" the difficulty as he launches his new novel about a 60s band.

Coronavirus: Welsh care homes 'badly let down'

Wed, 08/07/2020 - 06:58
A report says the approach was "flawed" and care home deaths now account for 28% of Wales' total.

Coronavirus: Peter Weir says no extra funds for schools reopening

Wed, 08/07/2020 - 06:13
Some schools say additional funding is needed to help all pupils to return after summer.

Newspaper headlines: Sunak's £2bn jobs fund and 'shock' Depp claims

Wed, 08/07/2020 - 05:41
Coronavirus crisis support for young people and the Hollywood star's libel trial lead the papers.

Killing Eve: How author Luke Jennings created Villanelle

Wed, 08/07/2020 - 03:47
We speak to the man who created the character of Villanelle, author Luke Jennings.

JK Rowling joins 150 public figures decrying 'cancel culture'

Wed, 08/07/2020 - 02:13
The letter, also signed by Malcolm Gladwell and Gloria Steinem, denounces "a vogue for public shaming".

Digital divide: Six children sharing one phone for homework

Wed, 08/07/2020 - 01:58
Research has shown an estimated million children have no adequate access to devices or the internet.

Mesh, Primidos and valproate failings highlighted by review

Wed, 08/07/2020 - 01:58
A review finds patients were too often dismissed and disbelieved when they raised safety concerns.

New government unit to take over Covid response

Wed, 08/07/2020 - 01:37
There are questions over whether the Joint Biosecurity Centre has the expertise needed for the job.

Wymondham: Six-year-old litter-picker 'trying to save the world'

Wed, 08/07/2020 - 00:36
Olivia Shannon is planning to do weekly clean-ups after learning about the danger of plastic waste.

Cerne Abbas Giant: Snails show chalk hill figure 'not prehistoric'

Wed, 08/07/2020 - 00:33
Snail shells found in the soil at the Cerne Abbas Giant suggest it may date to medieval times.

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