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Labour retains Chester seat in blow to Rishi Sunak in first electoral test

Labour retains Chester seat in blow to Rishi Sunak in first electoral test

Labour has won the City of Chester by-election, retaining the seat and delivering a defeat to Rishi Sunak in his first electoral test as Prime Minister. Local councillor Samantha Dixon re-won the seat for Labour with a 10,974 vote majority, after the contest was triggered by the resignation of Labour MP Christian Matheson, who resigned his Commons …

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Cash from water company fines to be used to improve environment, Government says

Cash from water company fines to be used to improve environment, Government says

Under Government proposals, funds will be ringfenced to invest back into water quality improvement initiatives, according to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Defra said these could include the creation of wetlands, re-vegetating river banks and reconnecting meanders to the main channel of rivers. At present, money from fines imposed by Ofwat …

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Britain and Ukraine sign digital trade agreement

Britain and Ukraine sign digital trade agreement

Trade Secretary Kemi Badenoch and Ukraine’s first deputy prime minister Yulia Svyrydenko will sign the digital trade agreement in London on Wednesday. Officials said the deal – based on a similar agreement earlier this year between the UK and Singapore – will support digital commerce through the facilitation of cross-border data flows. It follows an …

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Postal and education workers to take part in strikes on Wednesday

Postal and education workers to take part in strikes on Wednesday

Royal Mail workers, university lecturers and sixth-form college staff will take action on one of the biggest walkouts on the same day. Picket lines will be mounted outside universities, colleges and Royal Mail centres while more strikes are planned in the run-up to Christmas. Members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) are also planning seven …

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Investigators estimate around 20 deaths are linked to blunder in Covid-19 lab

Investigators estimate around 20 deaths are linked to blunder in Covid-19 lab

The error at the Wolverhampton lab meant that around 39,000 PCR tests were reported as negative when they should have been positive between September 2 and October 12 2021 – mostly in the south-west of England. As a result, many people would have continued with their daily lives and not self-isolated even though they had …

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Kolo Toure says experience under Brendan Rodgers will help him at Wigan

Kolo Toure says experience under Brendan Rodgers will help him at Wigan

The Latics named the former Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool defender as successor to Leam Richardson on Tuesday morning. The 41-year-old has signed a three-and-a-half year contract at the DW Stadium after leaving his backroom role at Leicester, where he had been working alongside Foxes manager Rodgers since February 2019. Toure has a long association …

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Online Safety Bill to tackle ‘absurd situation’ of age limit verification

Online Safety Bill to tackle ‘absurd situation’ of age limit verification

The Government has announced it is making amendments to the proposed internet safety laws in order to boost child online safety. The updates will require tech firms to show how they enforce user age limits, as well as publish summaries of risk assessments in regard to potential harm to children on their sites and declare details of enforcement action …

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Two-thirds of adults worried about affording Christmas dinner – survey

Two-thirds of adults worried about affording Christmas dinner – survey

People are planning to use items from food banks for their festive meal, according to a survey for the Salvation Army. The charity said the findings are a “red flag” as poverty creeps further into communities. The survey of 2,149 UK adults on October 22 by Savanta Comres found that 67% of respondents are worried …

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