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Today โ€” August 14th 2020SkyNews Politics

Bowling alleys, stadiums and salons have lockdown rules eased - as mask fines doubled

Fines of up to £3,200 for repeatedly not wearing a mask have been announced by Boris Johnson alongside eased lockdown measures for bowling alleys, casinos, skating rinks and beauty salons.

  • August 13th 2020 at 22:51

Lockdown rules in parts of England to remain as new areas added to watchlist

Coronavirus restrictions in parts of England are to remain in place for at least another week, the government has announced.

  • August 14th 2020 at 14:38

Calls to scrap 'flawed' algorithm used for A-level results - but watchdog says some students given 'implausibly' high grades

Labour is demanding ministers ditch a controversial algorithm and use predicted grades from pupils' teachers for A-level results in England.

  • August 14th 2020 at 11:04

Children from low-income migrant families 'should have permanent free school meals'

Free school meals should be permanently given to pupils from low-income migrant families who are currently ineligible for public support, charities say.

  • August 14th 2020 at 10:31

Travellers trying to return from France today face paying hundreds of pounds

British tourists in countries that have been added to the travel quarantine - including France, Malta and the Netherlands - have been told "don't just turn up" in a bid to get back home.

  • August 13th 2020 at 21:28
Yesterday โ€” August 13th 2020SkyNews Politics

PM warns Britons he'll be 'ruthless' over quarantine list - as France decision imminent

Boris Johnson has said his government will be "absolutely ruthless" in deciding whether travellers from France must quarantine for 14 days on arrival in the UK.

  • August 13th 2020 at 17:55

Trials of second contact-tracing app launched

The government has launched trials of a second contact-tracing app using technology provided by Google and Apple, after its first attempt to build a homegrown app ended in failure.

  • August 13th 2020 at 14:08

UK seeks to remove US tariffs on Scotch whisky amid bitter EU trade fight

The UK's trade secretary has pledged a renewed effort to remove "damaging" tariffs on Scotch whisky, which is caught up in a 16-year old trade spat between the US and EU over aircraft subsidies.

  • August 13th 2020 at 06:47

Migrants arrive in Kent for unprecedented 10th day in a row

Migrants have been met by the Border Force off the Kent coast and brought ashore for an unprecedented 10th day in a row.

  • August 13th 2020 at 11:02

PM vows to build 'stronger than ever' economy ahead of NI visit

The prime minister has vowed to rebuild a "stronger than ever" economy and highlighted the need for co-operation between central and devolved government.

  • August 12th 2020 at 23:51

Children made up just 1% of coronavirus cases in first peak - study

Children under 16 made up just 1% of coronavirus cases in the first peak of the virus in England, despite accounting for around 19% of the population, according to a new study.

  • August 12th 2020 at 16:04
Before yesterdaySkyNews Politics

A-level results day as confusion continues over grading and appeal process

Hundreds of thousands of students will receive their A-level and vocational qualifications today, as the fallout continues over how they are to be graded.

  • August 12th 2020 at 18:40

Starmer: Last-minute exam system changes a 'complete fiasco'

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has hit out at the "complete fiasco" of the 11th-hour changes to the way A-level and GCSE results in England will be assessed, saying it "smacks of incompetence".

  • August 12th 2020 at 13:54

Virus crisis drives largest UK recession on record

The UK has been tipped into the "largest recession on record", according to official figures charting the impact of the coronavirus crisis on the economy.

  • August 12th 2020 at 07:10

Met Police condemns 'trial by social media' after MP stopped by officers

Labour MP Dawn Butler was stopped by police in London because of a "human error", the Metropolitan Police has said, as the force condemned the "trial by social media" of officers.

  • August 12th 2020 at 07:11

A-level students in England can use mock results to get into university

A-level students in England will be able to use grades in mock exams to progress to university and college courses and employment, the education secretary has announced.

  • August 11th 2020 at 23:28

Ben & Jerry's tackle home secretary over migrant crossings - and get a chilly response

Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's has taken on Home Secretary Priti Patel over moves to stem the surge in migrant Channel crossings - and received a chilly response.

  • August 11th 2020 at 21:19

UK-Japan post-Brexit talks 'hit stumbling block over Stilton'

Post-Brexit trade talks between the UK and Japan have reportedly hit a "stumbling block" - blue cheese.

  • August 11th 2020 at 19:11

Tens of thousands of Scottish pupils have exam results reinstated after outcry

Exam results in Scotland that were downgraded by a controversial moderation process will be withdrawn, the Scottish education secretary has announced.

  • August 11th 2020 at 16:19

PM insists schools can reopen safely despite scientists' warning about older pupils

The prime minister has said he has "no doubt" that schools in England can fully reopen safely next month, despite reported warnings from scientists that secondary school pupils transmit coronavirus like adults.

  • August 11th 2020 at 14:23
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