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Britain to spend £705 million on EU border infrastructure

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will spend 705 million pounds on border infrastructure to help keep trade flowing after its transition deal with the European Union expires at the end of the year, Cabinet Secretary Michael Gove said on Sunday.

The funding includes 470 million pounds to build ...

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'Let's get going': UK tells businesses to prepare for Brexit crunch

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is urging businesses and individuals to prepare for the Dec. 31 end of the Brexit transition period with an information campaign titled: “The UK’s new start: let’s get going.”

Britain left the European Union on Jan. 31, three and a half ...

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UK to withhold power to control state aid from Scotland, Wales after Brexit transition - FT

(Reuters) - The British government is planning to withhold power to control state aid from Scotland and Wales when the Brexit transition ends, the Financial Times reported on.ft.com/2DBGDef on Sunday.

The state aid proposal, which would give legal powers to Westminster to control policies ...

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More than 70 workers test positive for COVID-19 on an English farm

LONDON (Reuters) - Around 200 people employed to pick crops at a farm near Malvern in England’s West Midlands region have been told to self isolate after 73 of them tested positive for COVID-19, Public Health England (PHE) and Herefordshire Council said on Sunday.

The number of new ...

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UK COVID-19 death toll from confirmed cases rises by 21 to 44,819

LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom’s death toll from confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose to 44,819, up 21 on the previous day, the government said on Sunday.

Reporting by Paul Sandle; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne

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Britain to spend 705 million pounds on EU border infrastructure

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will spend 705 million pounds ($890 million) on border infrastructure to help keep trade flowing after its transition deal with the European Union expires at the end of the year, Cabinet Secretary Michael Gove said on Sunday.

The funding includes 470 million ...

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UK examining infrastructure to smooth flow of EU trade - Gove

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is looking at developing infrastructure in south-east England to stop the major freight crossing to France becoming blocked when the transition deal with the European Union expires at the end of the year, Cabinet Secretary Michael Gove said.

“There will be ...

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UK deaths from confirmed COVID-19 cases rise by 148 to 44,798

LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom’s death toll from confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose to 44,798, up 148 on the previous day, the government said on Saturday.

Reporting by Stephen Addison; Editing by David Clarke

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Animal rights protesters dye fountains red in London's Trafalgar Square

LONDON (Reuters) - Protesters dyed bright red the water of two fountains in London’s Trafalgar Square in a protest on Saturday against the farming of animals.

A few dozen activists from the Animal Rebellion group held placards aloft as dye was poured into the fountain’s ...

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Jack Charlton, England World Cup winner and Irish hero, dies at 85

(Reuters) - Jack Charlton, a soccer World Cup winner with England who became the darling of Ireland after leading their national team to unprecedented success as manager, has died aged 85.

A family statement said that the former Leeds United defender, who helped England beat West Germany ...

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Virus-free UK pilot, symbol of Vietnam's pandemic success, to return home

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam’s most seriously ill COVID-19 patient, a British pilot who at one point seemed close to death, left hospital on Saturday on his way home after a dramatic recovery that attracted national attention.

The case of Stephen Cameron, a pilot for national carrier ...

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Former England World Cup winner Jack Charlton dies at 85

(Reuters) - Jack Charlton, a soccer World Cup winner with England who became the darling of Ireland after leading their national team to unprecedented success as manager, has died aged 85.

A family statement said the former Leeds United defender died peacefully on Friday at his home in ...

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UK PM to tell firms to order staff back to workplaces - Daily Mail

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell employers next week to start ordering staff back into their places of work, as long as it is safe to do so, in order to stem the coronavirus hit to the economy, the Daily Mail said.

Johnson has told top civil servants to ...

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PM Johnson to tell office workers to return to work to save economy - Daily Mail

(Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell office workers next week to start returning to their desks to help save the country's economy, the Daily Mail reported here on Friday.

Johnson, in his update on virus strategy will press employers to get their staff back to the ...

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G4S ends tagging inquiry with £44 million UK fraud office deal

(Reuters) - Private security group G4S (GFS.L ) said on Friday it had agreed to pay 44.4 million pounds to the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) to avert criminal charges after a long-running inquiry into electronic tagging contracts.

The SFO began investigating G4S and Serco (SRP.L ) in ...

2020-07-10 22:08 open_in_new
G4S settles with UK fraud office over criminal tagging bills

(Reuters) - Security services provider G4S on Friday agreed to pay 44.4 million pounds ($56.16 million) in fines to settle with Britain’s fraud office and avert criminal charges against its unit that stem from an investigation dating back to 2013.

G4S’ rehabilitation and ...

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Security firm G4S unit settles with UK's fraud office

(Reuters) - Security services provider G4S said on Friday its rehabilitation and prisons unit had agreed to terms with Britain’s fraud office, which would drop criminal charges stemming from an investigation dating back to 2013.

The unit, G4S Care and Justice Services (UK) Ltd, has ...

2020-07-10 20:02 open_in_new
UK says it will not join the EU's COVID-19 vaccine scheme

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has turned down the chance to join a 2.4 billion-euro (2.15 billion pounds) European Union plan to secure advance purchases of promising COVID-19 vaccines, saying it would not have had a say over the programme.

“The UK government has decided on this ...

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Britain to invest $50 million in small nuclear reactor projects

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government said on Friday it will invest 40 million pounds ($51 million) in developing and supporting small nuclear reactor projects.

The government said 30 million pounds of funding will go to support three advanced modular reactor (AMR) projects in ...

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Johnson says England may need stricter face mask rules

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said stricter rules on wearing face coverings may be needed and that he would like to see them worn more frequently in shops in England, where - unlike in Scotland - they are optional.

“I do think we need to be stricter in ...

2020-07-10 18:59 open_in_new
UK deaths from confirmed COVID-19 cases rise by 48 to 44,650

LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom’s death toll from confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose to 44,650 on Friday, up 48 on the previous day, the government said.

Reporting by Kate Holton; editing by Stephen Addison

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