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Government plans community champion scheme to help "rebuild trust" and "reduce transmission" of Covid-19 within ethnic minority groups
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Andy Burnham's impact on coronavirus debate shows success of new Northern mayors, says ex-Chancellor George Osborne
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Canary Islands, Mykonos, the Maldives and Denmark added to UK's safe travel list UK tourists will no longer need to quarantine for 14 days on their return
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Labour MP Dr Rosina Allin-Khan told to apologise for letter to constituents
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England's Test and Trace system needs to improve to provide faster results, PM Boris Johnson concedes
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“I remain of the view that the possibility of wider spread use of vaccines isn’t going to be until spring of next year” Sir Patrick Vallance says we need to be “cautious” but there is “good progress” in terms of a vaccine Latest:
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Will people have to celebrate Christmas digitally? asks The numbers are increasing, and "they're not going to decrease quickly", replies UK government chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance Latest:
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“Our response to this lethal virus has been one of the greatest collective endeavours that this nation has seen” Health Secretary Matt Hancock says the NHS is now better prepared and “with science on our side, ultimately we will prevail” Latest:
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“Unfortunately we’re seeing a rising rate of infection in Stoke-on-Trent, in Coventry and in Slough” Health Secretary Matt Hancock reveals more tier 2 restrictions to be enforced on Saturday
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We’ve separated the NHS into “green sites and blue sites” Health Secretary Matt Hancock on formation of Covid-free “green sites” that allow other NHS services to continue during the pandemic
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“The evidence is showing us there aren’t physiological factors” says ex-Conservative adviser Anita Boateng after government publishes report into race and Covid Political commentator Grace Blakeley puts the blame on cuts to public health
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“If you are going to cast an insult, do it properly" Former Labour deputy Tom Watson, who has penned a political novel, recalls a previous Machiavellian dig from his ex-flat mate, the union boss Len McCluskey
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“Jeremy and I personally always got on, he's very affable, he is very witty and urbane” says Tom Watson on his relations with Jeremy Corbyn “'I was a pro-European social democrat and he was a hard-left leader of the party”
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“It is largely as a result of deprivation and people living in multi-generational households... If you are in that situation you will be more vulnerable” Conservative MP Anthony Browne on government report into ethnicity and Covid
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"One of the saddest days of my life was talking to a child in my old constituency who described the feeling they had of starving” Former MP Tom Watson says the government “might have to concede” on free meals for children in school holidays
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“As a general rule of thumb, don’t call people scum” says former Conservative adviser Anita Boateng 'after Angela Rayner's apology for her language in the Commons
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"Sometimes it just fizzes over when you are in the chamber... I'm sure Angie regrets it” Former deputy Labour leader Tom Watson on current deputy Angela Rayner saying "scum" in the Commons, and recalling his use of "pipsqueak" in Parliament
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People should "inform themselves" and research which Covid-19 rules apply in their area, minister for crime and policing Kit Malthouse says
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Idea of a normal Christmas is a "fiction" and Scots should prepare for digital celebrations, country's national clinical director Jason Leitch says
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Chancellor Rishi Sunak reveals scheme to pay up to half of wages, as government increases support for businesses hit by impact of coronavirus
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