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Coronavirus: Scotland begins to ease out of lockdown

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption People from two different households can now meet outside, but must stay two metres apart People in Scotland are now able to meet friends and family again as the country begins to ease its lockdown after 66 days. The new rules mean that people …

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UK furlough scheme now covers 8.4 million workers

Image copyright Getty Images Some 8.4 million workers are now covered by the government’s furlough scheme, up from eight million a week earlier, the Treasury has said. Claims for subsidies filed by employers rose to £15bn from £11.1bn, it added. The scheme, brought in to mitigate the effects of coronavirus, …

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Labour names David Evans as new general secretary

Image copyright Labour party Labour has named David Evans as the party’s new general secretary, with its leader saying he will help “restore trust with the British people”. The National Executive Committee met on Tuesday to choose its most senior official after the resignation of Jennie Formby earlier this month. …

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