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Brits set to spend more on gifts, garments and grub this Christmas

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The FINANCIAL — Christmas plans remain uncertain for many, but Brits are not going to let current restrictions stop them getting into the festive spirit. New research from American Express (NYSE: AXP) reveals that Brits will be spending more on presents, new clothes and festive decorations this year compared to 2019’s Christmas. Gifts are the top…

UK supermarket shoppers keep a close eye on Christmas as lockdowns return

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The FINANCIAL — The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar show take-home sales rose by 9.3% during the 12 weeks to 1 November 2020. Despite a variety of restrictions coming into force across the country, there was no significant spike in demand in the most recent four weeks, as sales increased by a similar 9.4%.…

Drones to fight fires and deliver coronavirus supplies are first to receive share of over £33 mln government funding

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The FINANCIAL — Innovative projects harnessing the latest technology to support the fight against COVID-19 and other challenges like climate change, while creating hundreds of jobs across the country, have been backed by government investment, Business Minister Nadhim Zahawi has announced today (9 November 2020). The 20 winning ideas will receive a share of £7…

Incorporated companies in the UK July to September 2020

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This release provides information about the population of companies in the United Kingdom. A company is defined as a specific legal form of business formed under the Companies Act 2006. Companies are registered at Companies House regardless of whether they go on to trade actively. Further information on companies and the Companies Act 2006 is…

Autistic boy denied parking bay by Tower Hamlets

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The FINANCIAL -- A young boy with autism, and his family, were denied a parking bay outside their house by London Borough of Tower Hamlets, despite him receiving the highest rate of Disability Living Allowance for his mobility, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found.…

Future weather extremes likely to break new records

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Increasingly extreme weather is one of the most damaging and costly impacts from climate change.…

Calderdale woman ‘made ill’ by council’s tax blunders

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The FINANCIAL -- A Calderdale woman, who has autism, claims the way Calderdale council mishandled her council tax relief made her ill, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman was told.…

UK Government has ordered to freeze assets of additional 300 persons related to ISIL and AL-QAIDA

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The FINANCIAL -- 330 entries have been amended on the consolidated list and remain subject to an asset freeze. The EU also has its own sanction regime, which allows it to autonomously apply sanctions against ISIL/Da'esh and Al-Qaida and against persons and entities associated with or supporting them. EU sanctions regime is separate from the more recent one…

Children’s strategies for regaining well-being

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Teh FINANCIAL -- Feeling loved and having positive, supportive relationships, particularly with friends and family, including having someone to talk to and rely on were consistently stated as a top priority for children to have a happy life - "[Love means] people who care about you, family and friends, because if you're upset then they'll…

UK Added Lukashenko and his to the Sanction List

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The FINANCIAL -- The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office have updated the UK Sanctions List on GOV.UK. This list includes the President of Belarus, his son and six other senior government officials judged to be responsible for rigging the August presidential poll and suppressing subsequent street protests. The sanctions include an asset freeze and travel ban imposed…

Those with flu and COVID-19 more likely to die

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The FINANCIAL – Three of the UK's senior medics – Dr Yvonne Doyle, Professor Jonathan Van-Tam and Dr Nikita Kanani – are calling on all eligible people to get vaccinated against flu, as new research from Public Health England (PHE) suggests the risk of death more than doubled for people who tested positive for…

UK Update: Life and Death in COVID-19 Pandemic

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The FINANCIAL -- The number of people in England who have tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) has continued to increase in recent weeks. An estimated 103,600 people within the community population in England had COVID-19 during the latest week, from 13 to 19 September 2020, equating to around 1 in 500 people.…

Social impacts of the coronavirus on Great Britain

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Report shows that the proportion of adults travelling to work rose above 60% for the first time since the survey began, to 62%. The proportion working from home remained at 20% for the second consecutive week, with the proportion of working adults not working from home or travelling to work reducing from 23% to 18%, suggesting…

UK: COVID-19 infection survey

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The number of people in England who have tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) has increased in recent weeks.…

UK and Japan award eight Regenerative Medicine projects

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The FINANCIAL -- The Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) have joined forces to support eight new Regenerative Medicine research partnerships.…

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