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# uk - Thursday 24 December, 2020

A look at the detail: What is in the Brexit trade deal?
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# And That's A Wrap

A look at the detail: What is in the Brexit trade deal?

Dec 24th 2020, 8:44 PM 80,271 Views 81 Comments

From what has been published so far, the UK conceded on both fisheries and the level playing field, while the EU conceded on governance.

Brexit trade deal agreed between EU and UK
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# A Christmas Miracle

Brexit trade deal agreed between EU and UK

Dec 24th 2020, 2:55 PM 52,567 Views 69 Comments
  • After 24 hours of speculation that there was a deal, the news was confirmed this afternoon.
  • “This agreement will write history,” European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said.
  • A Downing Street source said the deal takes the UK out of the “lunar pull of the EU” and the ECJ.
Thousands of lorry drivers could spend Christmas in Kent traffic backlog
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# Channel Crossing

Thousands of lorry drivers could spend Christmas in Kent traffic backlog

Dec 24th 2020, 12:01 PM 25,458 Views 18 Comments

Drivers coming from the UK need to be tested to be allowed into France – causing huge delays despite the borders being opened.

# uk - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

A post-Brexit trade deal looks imminent as speculation mounts about an announcement
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A post-Brexit trade deal looks imminent as speculation mounts about an announcement

Updated Dec 23rd 2020, 11:07 PM 35,794 Views 28 Comments

It had been reported that the negotiating teams were pushing to get a deal over the line before Christmas.

Man arrested as stranded lorry drivers clash with police in England
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# Kent

Man arrested as stranded lorry drivers clash with police in England

Dec 23rd 2020, 2:58 PM 33,588 Views 39 Comments

The British Retail Consortium has warned of possible food shortages until the backlog of more than 5,000 lorries is cleared.

# uk - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

France to ease Covid travel ban from UK - but negative test result needed to travel
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France to ease Covid travel ban from UK - but negative test result needed to travel

Updated Dec 22nd 2020, 7:41 PM 25,274 Views 23 Comments

The UK government’s chief scientific adviser said cases of the variant strain are appearing “everywhere”.

UK announces 36,804 new Covid cases today - its highest daily increase
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UK announces 36,804 new Covid cases today - its highest daily increase

Dec 22nd 2020, 5:28 PM 32,757 Views 15 Comments

It tops the previous daily record of 35,928, which was recorded on Sunday.

Stormont advises against non-essential travel between NI and both Republic and Britain
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# New Strain

Stormont advises against non-essential travel between NI and both Republic and Britain

Dec 22nd 2020, 6:56 AM 20,017 Views 33 Comments

People arriving in Northern Ireland will also be advised to self-isolate for 10 days.

# uk - Monday 21 December, 2020

Poll: Will there be a Brexit trade deal before 31 December?
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# Your Say

Poll: Will there be a Brexit trade deal before 31 December?

Dec 21st 2020, 9:32 AM 30,954 Views 56 Comments

Another weekend of tense negotiations failed to achieve a breakthrough.

Eamon Ryan says Ireland will work with UK 'on what comes next' after 48-hour suspension of transport
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# New Strain

Eamon Ryan says Ireland will work with UK 'on what comes next' after 48-hour suspension of transport

Updated Dec 21st 2020, 9:10 AM 34,921 Views 50 Comments

The Green Party leader also said increased restrictions will come into effect in Ireland “sooner than was originally planned”.

ECDC says there is a lack of evidence on how bad new virus strain is
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ECDC says there is a lack of evidence on how bad new virus strain is

Dec 21st 2020, 8:18 AM 25,245 Views 16 Comments

The new coronavirus strain is estimated to be 70% more transmissible than previous strains.

Post-Brexit trade talks resume as ‘significant differences’ remain
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# Customs Union

Post-Brexit trade talks resume as ‘significant differences’ remain

Dec 21st 2020, 7:10 AM 7,650 Views 9 Comments

Michel Barnier and Lord Frost met in Brussels yesterday.

# uk - Sunday 20 December, 2020

France blocks lorry freight from UK as part of travel ban
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# Food Supplies

France blocks lorry freight from UK as part of travel ban

Dec 20th 2020, 10:01 PM 79,563 Views 86 Comments

“Brexit stockpiling is one thing, the Christmas rush is another thing, but the absolute hammer blow now is to close the borders for 48 hours,” the Road Haulage Association said tonight.

Flights and passenger ferries from Britain to Ireland suspended for 48 hours from midnight
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# Grounded

Flights and passenger ferries from Britain to Ireland suspended for 48 hours from midnight

Updated Dec 20th 2020, 8:49 PM 150,904 Views 146 Comments
  • Flights and passenger ferries from Britain to Ireland have been suspended over fears of the new coronavirus strain.
  • The restrictions will be reviewed by Cabinet in a meeting on Tuesday.
  • France is the latest country to join Ireland, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Italy in restricting flights from the UK.
Government considering travel restrictions from Britain as European countries ban UK flights
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# COVID19 STRAIN

Government considering travel restrictions from Britain as European countries ban UK flights

Updated Dec 20th 2020, 3:25 PM 94,317 Views 133 Comments
  • The UK has announced tougher measures to contain the spread of the variant
  • Belgium has said the ban will remain in place for at least 24 hours
  • The Dutch ban on UK flights will remain in place until 1 January
New coronavirus variant spreading to other parts of UK, public health leader warns
# New Strain
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# New Strain

New coronavirus variant spreading to other parts of UK, public health leader warns

Dec 20th 2020, 12:31 PM 22,741 Views 33 Comments

The strain has been detected in Wales and Scotland, but not yet in Northern Ireland.

# uk - Saturday 19 December, 2020

Path to post-Brexit deal blocked by fish dispute
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# Sinking Ship

Path to post-Brexit deal blocked by fish dispute

Dec 19th 2020, 7:20 PM 57,769 Views 24 Comments

Fishing is now the main obstacle to securing a pact by 1 January.

Scotland takes 'firm' action to tighten restrictions ahead of Christmas
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# Ramped Up

Scotland takes 'firm' action to tighten restrictions ahead of Christmas

Dec 19th 2020, 6:12 PM 30,889 Views 10 Comments

Travel will not be allowed between Scotland and other parts of the UK over the Christmas period.

# uk - Friday 18 December, 2020

Jacob Rees-Mogg accuses Unicef of 'stunt' for campaign to feed UK children
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# Feed The World

Jacob Rees-Mogg accuses Unicef of 'stunt' for campaign to feed UK children

Dec 18th 2020, 8:21 AM 29,085 Views 64 Comments

Unicef said it will supply thousands of breakfast boxes over the two-week Christmas school holidays.

# uk - Thursday 17 December, 2020

Trump administration trying to secure mini trade deal with UK, US says
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Trump administration trying to secure mini trade deal with UK, US says

Dec 17th 2020, 7:34 AM 34,311 Views 23 Comments

US trade representative Robert Lighthizer said he is “hopeful” of an agreement.

Britain urged to scale back Christmas as Johnson encourages 'smaller, safer' festivities
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# Coronavirus

Britain urged to scale back Christmas as Johnson encourages 'smaller, safer' festivities

Dec 17th 2020, 7:10 AM 6,374 Views 7 Comments

The NI Executive will meet today to discuss Covid-19 restrictions.

# uk - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

Covid-19: Curfews, lockdowns and travel limits in place across Europe amid fears of Christmas surge
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Covid-19: Curfews, lockdowns and travel limits in place across Europe amid fears of Christmas surge

Dec 16th 2020, 2:34 PM 19,402 Views 6 Comments

Tougher measures are being implemented across the continent.

Boris Johnson says restrictions will ease across the UK for Christmas despite concerns
# Christmas Bubble
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# Christmas Bubble

Boris Johnson says restrictions will ease across the UK for Christmas despite concerns

Dec 16th 2020, 12:35 PM 12,257 Views 16 Comments

Between 23 and 27 December, up to three households will be allowed to mix under the festive bubble rules.

'We have found a way forward': Ursula von der Leyen says path to a Brexit agreement is in sight
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'We have found a way forward': Ursula von der Leyen says path to a Brexit agreement is in sight

Dec 16th 2020, 9:10 AM 36,073 Views 37 Comments

The European Commission president addressed the European Parliament this morning.

# uk - Sunday 13 December, 2020

Brexit trade talks to continue but Johnson says two sides remain 'very far apart'
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Brexit trade talks to continue but Johnson says two sides remain 'very far apart'

Updated Dec 13th 2020, 3:12 PM 33,944 Views 45 Comments

The legal date for the UK to leave the Customs Union and Single Market is 31 December.

# uk - Saturday 12 December, 2020

English schools could face legal action if they plan to shut early for Christmas
# Christmas
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# Christmas

English schools could face legal action if they plan to shut early for Christmas

Dec 12th 2020, 2:43 PM 16,775 Views 19 Comments

The idea to close schools early for Christmas was also raised in Ireland in recent weeks.

UK began a landmark review into its gambling laws this week - Ireland doesn't even have a regulator yet
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UK began a landmark review into its gambling laws this week - Ireland doesn't even have a regulator yet

Dec 12th 2020, 6:30 AM 11,229 Views 13 Comments

Legislation that would create a regulator in Ireland was first proposed by the government seven years ago.

# uk - Thursday 10 December, 2020

Brexit: Boris Johnson warns there is 'strong possibility' that trade deal will not be struck with EU
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Brexit: Boris Johnson warns there is 'strong possibility' that trade deal will not be struck with EU

Updated Dec 10th 2020, 6:00 PM 23,597 Views 48 Comments
  • UK and EU to "come to a decision" on trade negotiations by Sunday
  • Micheál Martin says he doesn't expect a 'lengthy discussion' on Brexit at today's European Council meeting
  • Senior Downing Street source says it is “unclear” if differences can be bridged
Kay Burley to go off air for six months in wake of controversial birthday gathering
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Kay Burley to go off air for six months in wake of controversial birthday gathering

Dec 10th 2020, 4:25 PM 57,126 Views 38 Comments

Political editor Beth Rigby and correspondent Inzamam Rashid have agreed to be off air for three months

# uk - Wednesday 9 December, 2020

Johnny Depp applies to overturn ruling that he assaulted ex-wife Amber Heard
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# Libel Trial

Johnny Depp applies to overturn ruling that he assaulted ex-wife Amber Heard

Dec 9th 2020, 7:57 AM 10,795 Views 0 Comments

The actor lost a case against The Sun’s publisher last month.

# uk - Monday 7 December, 2020

Covid-19 vaccine to be given to the elderly, carers and hospital staff in UK from tomorrow
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# Pfizer BioNTech

Covid-19 vaccine to be given to the elderly, carers and hospital staff in UK from tomorrow

Dec 7th 2020, 8:05 PM 14,703 Views 14 Comments

Vaccinations will be administered at dozens of hospital hubs from Tuesday.

Brexit trade talks: Boris and Ursula to meet in coming days to discuss final 'significant differences'
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# End Game

Brexit trade talks: Boris and Ursula to meet in coming days to discuss final 'significant differences'

Updated Dec 7th 2020, 6:53 PM 41,861 Views 48 Comments
  • 'Significant differences' remain on the level playing field, fisheries and governance
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said new problems on fisheries had arisen
  • The House of Commons votes to reject Lords' amendments to Internal Market Bill, but UK government agrees to 'deactivate' contentious clauses if there is a trade deal

# uk - Sunday 6 December, 2020

'This is the final throw of the dice': Talks on post-Brexit trade deal resume in Brussels
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'This is the final throw of the dice': Talks on post-Brexit trade deal resume in Brussels

Updated Dec 6th 2020, 1:22 PM 12,858 Views 25 Comments

Lord Frost and Michel Barnier are attempting to resolve the remaining issues.

Opinion: Pat Finucane decision is characteristic of Britain's approach to other dark chapters from its past
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# Pat Finucane

Opinion: Pat Finucane decision is characteristic of Britain's approach to other dark chapters from its past

Dec 6th 2020, 7:30 AM 15,776 Views 31 Comments

International law lecturer Dr Thamil Venthan Ananthavinayagan looks at the imprint of British colonialism on the North and other parts of the world after the recent Finucane inquiry decision.

# uk - Saturday 5 December, 2020

UK Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer self-isolating for second time after staff member tests positive for Covid-19
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UK Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer self-isolating for second time after staff member tests positive for Covid-19

Dec 5th 2020, 3:25 PM 7,454 Views 7 Comments

Starmer went into quarantine in September when one of his children developed possible symptoms.

Three people taken to hospital after explosion at residential property in England
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# Halifax

Three people taken to hospital after explosion at residential property in England

Dec 5th 2020, 2:30 PM 44,137 Views 10 Comments

The incident happened this morning in the town of Halifax.

Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen to hold emergency talks on Brexit deal
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Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen to hold emergency talks on Brexit deal

Dec 5th 2020, 7:20 AM 12,690 Views 20 Comments

Negotiators from both sides said conditions for an agreement had still not been met.

# uk - Friday 4 December, 2020

16-year-old boy among four killed in England water works explosion
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# Explosion

16-year-old boy among four killed in England water works explosion

Dec 4th 2020, 8:23 PM 33,566 Views 12 Comments

Emergency services were called to the explosion involving one of the chemical tanks yesterday.

UK medicines regulator defends speed of vaccine approval after Dr Anthony Fauci raises doubts
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UK medicines regulator defends speed of vaccine approval after Dr Anthony Fauci raises doubts

Dec 4th 2020, 8:31 AM 22,504 Views 16 Comments

Fauci said American regulators would do a “more thorough job”.

# uk - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Controversial Brexit legislation set to return with trade talks on a knife edge
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Controversial Brexit legislation set to return with trade talks on a knife edge

Dec 3rd 2020, 4:45 PM 11,334 Views 12 Comments

Negotiations continue to reach a UK-European Union trade deal by the end of the month.