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Sentences to double for attacks on emergency workers

Tue, 15/09/2020 - 16:14
New laws will increase maximum jail terms for assaults on front-line workers to two years.

Coronavirus: Nicola Sturgeon 'hopeful' virus results backlog will be resolved

Tue, 15/09/2020 - 16:13
Nicola Sturgeon says she has had "constructive" talks with the UK health secretary over the issue.

In pictures: Hot weather returns to the UK

Tue, 15/09/2020 - 16:05
Images from around the country as it enjoys another week of hot weather.

Booker Prize 2020: Four debuts make shortlist as Hilary Mantel misses out

Tue, 15/09/2020 - 15:13
Four debut novels are on the Booker Prize shortlist, but two-time winner Hilary Mantel misses out.

Coronavirus: Families 'mingling' would be breaking rule of six - home secretary

Tue, 15/09/2020 - 15:10
Even stopping to talk in the street could breach the rules, the home secretary says.

Will Halloween and birthday parties be cancelled in Scotland?

Tue, 15/09/2020 - 15:09
The first minister has not ruled out a ban on guising as she warns 'necessary' steps will be taken to halt the spread of coronavirus.

Charlie Elphicke: Ex-MP jailed for sex assaults on women

Tue, 15/09/2020 - 14:11
Charlie Elphicke, the ex-Tory MP for Dover, was convicted of sexually assaulting two women.

Alex Salmond inquiry hears 'bullying' behaviour claim

Tue, 15/09/2020 - 13:27
Alex Salmond's permanent secretary says the former first minister "could display bullying and intimidatory behaviour".

Coronavirus: Man 'refused to wear face mask in Bluewater shopping centre'

Tue, 15/09/2020 - 11:01
Sam Francis, who was arrested in Bluewater, Dartford, is also accused of assaulting emergency workers.

Coronavirus: Tempers flare at Covid test site

Tue, 15/09/2020 - 10:53
People turning up at a walk-in test centre in Oldham are turned away as there is no capacity.

Coronavirus: Was £10,000 student party fine too harsh?

Tue, 15/09/2020 - 10:34
A 19-year-old from Nottingham was handed the large penalty after his party breached Covid-19 rules.

Unemployment in Scotland rises 'slightly' on latest figures

Tue, 15/09/2020 - 07:55
The latest figures show 128,000 people were out of work in Scotland between May and July.

Coronavirus: UK jobs latest, testing system strain and lockdown start-ups

Tue, 15/09/2020 - 07:46
Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Tuesday morning.

Young people hit as unemployment rate ticks higher

Tue, 15/09/2020 - 07:45
The number of people aged between 16-24 out of work rose in the three months to July.

Hope for better times ahead as festivals begin

Tue, 15/09/2020 - 07:31
From Friday, the Jewish faith will enter its most holy period, marking Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Coronavirus: NHS staff off work due to testing shortages, say bosses

Tue, 15/09/2020 - 07:12
Hospital bosses warn that a lack of coronavirus tests for NHS staff is putting services at risk.

Coronavirus: GPs prepare for a cold and flu season 'like no other'

Tue, 15/09/2020 - 06:13
Telephone appointments have replaced crowded waiting rooms as cold and flu season begins.

The Papers: Virus testing 'crisis' and MPs back Johnson's bill

Tue, 15/09/2020 - 05:27
Concerns over the government's testing system feature on several of Tuesday's front pages.

Housing crisis: The 59-year-old woman who lives in a van

Tue, 15/09/2020 - 01:59
Official figures undercount the real numbers waiting for social housing by 500,000, a study claims.

Great British Bake Off: 2020 contestants revealed

Tue, 15/09/2020 - 00:47
A Samaritan, a student, and a pantomime producer are in the mix for this year's securely-made event.

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