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Businesses to reopen in latest easing of lockdown measures in England

It comes as the Prime Minister announced that fines for repeatedly refusing to wear a mask could soar to £3,200 and organisers of illegal raves could face a £10,000 penalty. New quarantine measures on travellers returning to or visiting the UK from France, the Netherlands, Monaco, Malta, Turks & Caicos and Aruba also come into …

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UK adds France to quarantine list Heres what it means for holidaymakers

The move, announced by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps on Thursday night, means people travelling from the European country will have to isolate for two weeks if they return to the UK after 4am on Saturday. The Netherlands, Monaco, Malta, Turks & Caicos and the island of Aruba have also been added to the quarantine list. …

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Thousands of A level results downgraded after exams cancelled because of Covid

The proportion of A-level entries awarded an A grade or higher has risen to an all-time high, with 27.9% securing the top grades this year, figures for England, Wales and Northern Ireland show. But exam boards downgraded nearly two in five (39.1%) pupils’ grades in England, according to data from Ofqual – which amounts to …

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Study suggests 6 of people in England have had Covid 19

  The results come from the world’s largest home testing programme to find antibodies for the coronavirus, a study involving more than 100,000 volunteers and carried out by Imperial College London. Conducted with the use of a simple finger-prick home test said to be easy and accurate enough for mass surveillance studies, the programme suggested …

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Students receive A level results after exams cancelled

Around 300,000 school leavers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are receiving calculated grades to help them progress onto university, work or training after this summer’s exams were cancelled due to the pandemic. The Government announced late on Tuesday that students in England will have the “safety net” of being able to use mock exam …

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Pupils to receive original marks estimated by teachers Swinney announces

John Swinney made the announcement in a statement at the Scottish Parliament. As a result of the pandemic, exams were cancelled and a new grading system put in place, with teachers’ estimates of pupils’ attainment moderated by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). This was based on criteria including the past performance of schools. It resulted …

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