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UK government opening floodgates to Covid variants, MPs warn
Cross-party group says proportion of positive tests analysed for variants among red list arrivals has plunged

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

23, Jul, 2021 @4:42 PM

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UK Covid live news: more than 800,000 people had coronavirus last week, ONS estimates – as it happened
Cases increased in all four nations, says Office for National Statistics

Andrew Sparrow

23, Jul, 2021 @4:19 PM

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UK Covid: Labour MP ordered to leave Commons for saying Boris Johnson has lied ‘over and over again’ – as it happened
Dawn Butler ordered to leave the House of Commons after refusing to withdraw claims Boris Johnson ‘lied to the country’

Andrew Sparrow

22, Jul, 2021 @4:04 PM

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Airlines need to do more than plant trees to hit net zero, MPs told
Climate Change Committee head says firms must invest in ‘scaleable’ offsets such as carbon capture

Sandra Laville

22, Jul, 2021 @2:37 PM

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Royal College of Nursing says failure to announce NHS pay rise ‘shameful’ – as it happened
Pat Cullen calls treatment of NHS workers shameful after expected announcement on pay-rise fails to happen

Andrew Sparrow

21, Jul, 2021 @4:20 PM

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Keir Starmer accuses Boris Johnson over Covid ‘summer of chaos’
Labour leader criticises prime minister for ‘chopping and changing’ policies on coronavirus restrictions

Peter Walker Political correspondent

21, Jul, 2021 @12:36 PM

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UK Covid: 96 further coronavirus deaths recorded, highest daily total since March – as it happened
Latest updates: highest daily total for almost four months as total number of deaths over past week is up 60.6% on previous week

Andrew Sparrow

20, Jul, 2021 @4:24 PM

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Record number of migrants cross Channel in one day
Priti Patel asylum bill, branded ‘anti-refugee’ by critics, condemned as both cruel and ineffective by critics

Jamie Grierson and Miranda Bryant

20, Jul, 2021 @7:47 AM

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PM under fresh pressure on masks as metro mayors unite to call for compulsion; 42,302 daily Covid cases – as it happened
Metropolitan mayors mandate mask wearing on public transport services they control; new Covid cases at highest total for almost six months

Andrew Sparrow

14, Jul, 2021 @5:18 PM

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Outrage aimed at No 10 as MPs back £4bn cut to foreign aid budget
Three former Tory prime ministers condemn move but government sees off revolt from within party

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor

13, Jul, 2021 @6:49 PM

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Hospitality firms risk collapse despite 19 July opening up, MPs hear
Select committee told of £10bn debt built up over pandemic and lack of guidance on easing of Covid rules

Sarah Butler

13, Jul, 2021 @6:29 PM

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The Guardian view on slashing foreign aid: Britain is abandoning the desperate | Editorial
Editorial: We will regret these contemptible and foolish cuts. Others will die because of them

Editorial

13, Jul, 2021 @6:20 PM

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