UK real-time news

Socceroos friendly against England at Wembley set to be scrapped (source — www.smh.com.au) 22/10/2020 03:19:18

A spike in COVID-19 cases in the UK and Europe appears set to consign Australia's match against England at Wembley to the scrapheap.

No turkey for Christmas? Coronavirus quarantine may affect staff brought to UK to prepare birds (source — www.dailymail.co.uk) 22/10/2020 02:57:58

Producers fear they will not have enough skilled staff to process and prepare the birds and other items for the busy festive market.

Coronavirus live news: France nears 1m cases as four US states see record one-day deaths (source — www.theguardian.com) 22/10/2020 02:15:21

Spain becomes first western European country to pass 1m cases; Rome among latest to bring in curfew; German health minister has Covid-19. Follow the latest updatesSpain is first western European count...

Coronavirus news UK – Highest ever day of Covid cases with 26,688 positive tests as South Yorkshire to head into Tier 3 (source — www.thesun.co.uk) 22/10/2020 02:07:56

THE UK has seen the biggest ever rise in daily coronavirus cases on Wednesday, with 26,688 people testing positive in the past 24 hours. A further 191 people have died from the virus – taking th...

Ethnic minorities more likely to catch and die from Covid-19 because of jobs and geography (source — ) 22/10/2020 02:01:53

The Race Disparity Unit in Number 10 reviewed the findings of all major UK studies probing the disproportionate effect coronavirus has had on people from ethnic minority backgrounds.

UK to require ethnicity on birth certificates to help tackle Covid-19 (source — www.theguardian.com) 22/10/2020 02:01:09

Government plans measures to help understand why minorities are more vulnerableThe government is to make the recording of ethnicity on birth certificates mandatory in an effort to tackle the unequal i...

Coronavirus crisis has intensified UK's wealth divide, data reveals (source — www.theguardian.com) 22/10/2020 02:01:09

12m adults struggling to pay bills, with BAME people worst hit, official figures showCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOfficial figures have laid bare the huge financial divi...

The UK's Covid travel policy is blunt, inflexible – and could be doing more harm than good (source — www.telegraph.co.uk) 22/10/2020 02:01:00

Prince William Got Trolled By KFC And It's Finger-Lickin' Funny (source — www.huffingtonpost.co.uk) 22/10/2020 00:40:28

Prince William, also known as the Duke of Cambridge, has picked up yet another title: “His Royal Thighness.”The duke earned the unique label from none other than Kentucky Fried Chicken&nbs...

Boris Johnson Begins To Say No, Apart From When He Says Yes (source — www.huffingtonpost.co.uk) 22/10/2020 00:19:05

You’re reading The Waugh Zone, our daily politics briefing. Sign up now to get it by email in the evening.Just say no. From Nancy Reagan’s famous war-on-drugs slogan (I’m old en...

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