Grant Shapps

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Britons ignore ministers and rush to book UK summer holidays
Holiday cottage firms and campsites see ‘stampede’ in bookings since January

Isabel Choat

12, Feb, 2021 @5:27 PM

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£27bn roads plan in doubt after Shapps overrode official advice
Exclusive: transport secretary dismissed guidance calling for review of environmental impact

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

11, Feb, 2021 @6:00 PM

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UK Covid: Boris Johnson says 'great strides' made with vaccinations but many are yet to be reached – as it happened
Just over 13 million people in the UK have been vaccinated, including 25% of adults in England and more than 90% of over-75s

Andrew Sparrow

10, Feb, 2021 @6:31 PM

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Too soon to book holiday in UK or abroad, says Grant Shapps
Travel industry appears to contradict transport secretary by suggesting bookings can still be made

Jasper Jolly and agencies

10, Feb, 2021 @1:33 PM

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Grant Shapps resists blanket border controls to stem Covid in Britain
Minister tells MPs practicalities rule out island nation copying Australia, as Hancock stalls on hotel quarantines

Simon Murphy Political correspondent

03, Feb, 2021 @2:25 PM

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UAE added to UK’s growing travel ban list in blow to influencers
Those still able to return from countries on ‘red list’ will be required to quarantine in hotels for 10 days

Simon Murphy Political correspondent

28, Jan, 2021 @6:39 PM

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Grant Shapps faces fury over mass Covid outbreak at DVLA
Minister under fire for ‘shameful’ virus spread as staff told to work on with more than 500 cases at agency in Swansea

Tom Wall

23, Jan, 2021 @11:50 PM

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Eurostar warns of 'risk to survival' without government help
The cross-Channel train service has seen a 95% fall in passengers during the Covid-19 pandemic

Zoe Wood

17, Jan, 2021 @6:19 PM

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How many waves will it take for Britain's lockdown sceptics to finally call it a day? | Marina Hyde
You’d have thought the crisis would give them pause. But then, like the government, they have a hard time learning from their mistakes, says Guardian columnist Marina Hyde

Marina Hyde

15, Jan, 2021 @4:13 PM

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UK to ban travellers from South America and Portugal from Friday
Travellers from Portugal also barred but government criticised over testing regime

Heather Stewart andMatthew Weaver

14, Jan, 2021 @7:56 PM

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Bookcase diplomacy: Grant Shapps' shelves flatter new US counterpart
UK transport secretary seen with copy of Pete Buttigieg memoir placed behind his head

Matthew Weaver

08, Jan, 2021 @10:44 AM

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Fears Covid vaccines would not work against South Africa variant led to travel curbs
Minister says extra check on travellers introduced as ‘we simply cannot take chances’

Matthew Weaver

08, Jan, 2021 @10:19 AM

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