A judge has ruled that Uber is "fit and proper" to hold an operating licence in London despite "historical failings".
Tighter restrictions ‘inevitable’, government source says
Bars in the Palace of Westminster will not have to close early, it has been reported.
West Mercia Police were called to the venue in Stafford Park, Telford, on Friday where they found 120 people at a wedding reception.
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English people in Scotland are being made to feel like “strangers in their own homes” as a result of rising nationalist bigotry, the leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats has warned. Willie Rennie, in his speech to his party’s virtual conference on Sunday, said that the pandemic was being used by some to “spread hate” and said he felt “uncomfortable” with “the growing anti-English sentiment in Scotland”. He highlighted border protests in the summer in which masked demonstrators waved banners urging motorists crossing the border into Scotland to stay away.
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Weekly use of a nasal spray could give 96 per cent protection from coronavirus, new research from Public Health England (PHE) shows. The new preventive treatment could move to human trials within months following successful results on ferrets. The spray was originally developed to boost natural human immunity to common colds and the flu, but has been retested to see if it would also work for coronavirus. It is produced by Australian biotech company Ena Respiratory and works by preventing the virus from replicating in the respiratory tract. "We've been amazed with just how effective our treatment has been," said Dr Christophe Demaison, managing director of Ena Respiratory. "By boosting the natural immune response of the ferrets with our treatment, we've seen a rapid eradication of the virus. If humans respond in a similar way, the benefits of treatment are two-fold. Individuals exposed to the virus would most likely rapidly eliminate it, with the treatment ensuring that the disease does not progress beyond mild symptoms. This is particularly relevant to vulnerable members of the community. "In addition, the rapidity of this response means that the infected individuals are unlikely to pass it on, meaning a swift halt to community transmission." The study was led by Prof Miles Carroll, PHE's deputy director, and is posted on the biomedical prepublication research site, medRxiv. The results show that by boosting the immune response, the spray dramatically decreased the chance of infection, even when the ferrets were deliberately infected with the virus. The company is seeking additional funding to accelerate the nasal spray's clinical development and global distribution. The drug's official name is INNA-051 and it is a synthetic small molecule which can be self-administered once or twice a week.
Northumbria Police said four people were arrested for breaching COVID-19 regulations after a protest in Newcastle, while two men were fined.
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The Bank of England and the European Union's securities watchdog said on Monday they have agreed on the information-sharing arrangements needed for the bloc's banks to continue using clearing houses in London from January to June 2022. Britain's unfettered access to the bloc ends on Dec. 31, and Brussels had already decided it would grant temporary access for UK clearing houses for 18 months. An updated cross-border regulatory accord between the BoE and the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) was also needed to implement the decision.
Is your UK holiday now illegal? Covid latest: Ban on social mixing could be reimposed, suggests minister Test4Travel: 5,000 travel businesses call for airport testing Sign up to the Telegraph Travel newsletter British holidaymakers can now visit just eight countries without restrictions, as Liechtenstein begins its ban on travellers from the UK. Of the UK’s green-listed countries, only Germany, Poland, Italy, Sweden, Turkey, mainland Greece, Gibraltar and San Marino are welcoming British people without the need to take a Covid-19 test or go into quarantine on arrival. In recent weeks the UK’s travel corridor list has shrunk. Last Thursday, Transport Minister Grant Shapps announced that anyone arriving into the UK from Denmark, Iceland, Slovakia and the island of Curacao would have to go into a mandatory 14-day quarantine. Holiday favourites including Spain, France, mainland Portugal and a number of Greek islands are red-listed, as Covid-19 cases at the destinations exceed the threshold of cases per 100,000 over a seven-day average. In Scotland, the whole of Greece is red-listed. Shapps will make another announcement this Thursday. As it stands, Sweden (24.7 cases per 100,000) risks losing its travel corridor, as does Poland which has just crept past the Government's quarantine threshold (20.1 cases per 100,000. Scroll down for more updates.
West Ham manager Alan Irvine gives a post-match press conference after his side's 0-4 victory over Wolves in the Premier League. "(I felt) tense for a lot of the time, but great once we got the fourth goal, then I felt I could relax,” said Irvine. “It was a fantastic performance from start to finish, the players were outstanding.”