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EU Chief negotiator Michel Barnier wears a face masks as he arrives at St Pancras station

Post-Brexit commerce talks between the UK and European Union will proceed in London right this moment as the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier warned each side have a “common responsibility” to strike a deal.

Mr Barnier is predicted to proceed discussions along with his UK counterpart Lord Frost after Boris Johnson’s deadline for a deal handed final week.

It got here as footballer Marcus Rashford visited a food charity along with his mom following an outpouring of assist for his marketing campaign to get free school meals prolonged over the winter holidays.


Labour MP discharged from hospital after being handled for pneumonia

A Labour MP has been discharged from hospital after she was handled for pneumonia following a constructive take a look at for Covid-19.

Yasmin Qureshi, who was admitted to the Royal Bolton Hospital on Saturday after 10 days of feeling unwell, praised NHS employees for his or her “excellent care” as she introduced she had been discharged.

“A quick message to say that, thanks to the excellent care I received at [Bolton NHS] over the last week, I have now been discharged from hospital,” Ms Qureshi wrote on Twitter.

“I am so grateful to the wonderful staff who looked after me and proud of the NHS.”

She added: “I am grateful to my staff for keeping the office running in my absence and to the House of Commons Speaker [Sir Lindsay Hoyle] for allowing me to still be able to vote this week.

“I am completely overwhelmed by the kind messages I have received from everyone, they meant so much.”

Conrad Duncan23 October 2020 11:23


Government aiming for households to spend Christmas collectively regardless of coronavirus

A authorities minister has indicated that officers are planning to let households spend time collectively at Christmas regardless of social restrictions as a consequence of coronavirus.

Steve Barclay, chief secretary to the Treasury, stated the federal government hoped to be ready the place family contact was attainable however warned the scenario may not be “exactly as it would normally”.

Our coverage correspondent, Jon Stone, has the total story under:

Conrad Duncan23 October 2020 11:02


Migrants being despatched to facility which resembles ‘rubble-strewn building site’, inspections discover

Migrants arriving in Kent soaking moist and freezing after crossing the English Channel are being processed at what resembles a “rubble-strewn building site”, inspectors have discovered.

The HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) discovered many individuals coming to the UK had been then detained for days at a time in rooms with no sleeping services, showers or entry to the open air.

The findings got here from a shock go to to Home Office services by HMIP.

“Detainees almost always arrived wet and cold, but then often had to spend hours in the open air or in cramped containers,” Peter Clarke, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, stated.

“Basic supplies, including dry clothing, ran out during the inspection and some detainees were placed on escort vehicles in wet clothes.”

In one case, a 15-year-old boy was held for greater than 66 hours and data weren’t clear as to why this had occurred, whereas in one other case, there was “nowhere suitable” to isolate individuals displaying Covid-19 signs at a website.

However, inspectors additionally discovered that detainees had been nearly all very constructive about their remedy by employees.

Responding to the inspection findings, the Home Office stated it was “fully adhering” to its statutory duties to make sure services are respectable and humane.

“We take the welfare of people in our care extremely seriously,” a Home Office spokesperson stated.

Conrad Duncan23 October 2020 10:47


Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson has introduced that the town’s council will fund free school meals over the October half-term after the federal government blocked plans to increase the scheme to Easter 2021.

Conrad Duncan23 October 2020 10:24


Our reporter, Adam Forrest, has extra particulars under on the assist throughout the nation for footballer Marcus Rashford’s marketing campaign to get meals to kids in the course of the winter holidays:

Conrad Duncan23 October 2020 10:12


You can discover the written ministerial statements that are set to be made within the House of Commons right this moment under:

  • Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – Extension of choice deadline on Wylfa Newydd nuclear energy station
  • Secretary of State for Education – Qualification reform
  • Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – Contingencies Fund Advance
  • Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office – Citizens’ Rights: Update on Implementing the Withdrawal Agreement
  • Secretary of State for International Trade – Signing of the UK-Japan Free Trade Agreement
  • Secretary of State for Transport – Commonwealth Games: Games Transport Plan

Conrad Duncan23 October 2020 10:01


Undeterred by defeat within the Commons earlier this week, Marcus Rashford has spent his morning sharing examples of native companies and councils who’re providing free meals to kids in want over October half time period.

You can discover the places on his Twitter web page under:

Conrad Duncan23 October 2020 09:47


Johnson may block launch of Priti Patel bullying probe findings, civil service chief says

Boris Johnson is answerable for delays within the launch of a report into alleged bullying by house secretary Priti Patel, the top of the civil service has steered.

Simon Case, who grew to become the cupboard secretary final month, stated the query of whether or not the long-awaited report was printed “absolutely rests with the prime minister”.

Our coverage correspondent, Jon Stone, has the total story under:

Conrad Duncan23 October 2020 09:37


The authorities isn’t excited by backing down over its opposition to free school meals this winter, judging by chief secretary Steve Barclay’s feedback on Sky News this morning.

You can discover his argument on the matter under:

Conrad Duncan23 October 2020 09:29


Billions of kilos misplaced to fraudsters in chancellor’s furlough scheme

Fraudsters took billions of kilos from chancellor Rishi Sunak’s furlough scheme and it’s unlikely that many of the cash will likely be recovered, a spending watchdog has stated.

Almost one in 10 of these placed on furlough admitted to working throughout lockdown at their employer’s request, the National Audit Office discovered following a report on the scheme.

HM Revenue and Customs has estimated that the dimensions of cash misplaced to fraud and error might be as a lot as £3.9bn.

Our political editor, Andrew Woodcock, has the total story under:

Conrad Duncan23 October 2020 09:18