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Coronavirus: PM to visit NI to discuss Covid-19 response

Image copyright PAcemaker Image caption Boris Johnson was last in Northern Ireland in January, when a deal was struck to restore power-sharing Boris Johnson will visit Northern Ireland later on Thursday for meetings with Stormont’s political leaders and Taoiseach (Irish PM) Micheál Martin. It will be the prime minister’s first trip to Northern Ireland since…

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Recession is unprecedented, says Chancellor Rishi Sunak

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRishi Sunak: “We’re grappling with something unprecedented” Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the government is “grappling with something that is unprecedented” after figures showed the UK economy suffered its biggest slump on record.The economy shrank 20.4% between April and June compared with the first three months of the…

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UK officially in recession for first time in 11 years

Image copyright Getty Images The UK economy suffered its biggest slump on record between April and June as coronavirus lockdown measures pushed the country officially into recession. The economy shrank 20.4% compared with the first three months of the year.Household spending plunged as shops were ordered to close, while factory and construction output also fell.This…

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Online political campaigning ‘to be more transparent’

Image copyright Getty Images The government is promising voters “the same transparency” in online election and referendum campaigns as they get in leaflets and on posters.It wants material from parties and campaign groups to carry a “digital imprint” showing who is behind it.Electoral reform campaigners said this “must be just the start” of “cleaning up”…

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Scottish government ditches downgrades for thousands of pupils

Pupils return to Kelso High School for the first time in nearly five months on August 11 | Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images Scottish government ditches downgrades for thousands of pupils Education minister apologizes for system used to determine marks after coronavirus led to cancelation of exams. By Laurenz Gehrke 8/11/20, 7:46 PM CET Updated 8/11/20,…