Brexit news: Boris Johnson could drop Internal Market Bill plan | UK | News

The Government claimed the move was necessary in order to protect British sovereignty and allow goods to move to Northern Ireland unimpeded. However, critics argue the decision would break international law and undermine Britain’s standing in the world. According to The Telegraph Mr Johnson has held “constructive talks” with Tory rebels and could be prepared to compromise. One rebel told the paper Mr Johnson had privately admitted his proposals go too far. Another added: “It’s early days, but it feels as if we are edging towards a compromise being reached.”…

Fishing fury: Boris urged to ban EU supertrawlers & pulse trawling ‘fisheries will suffer’ | UK | News

Britain is set to leave the controversial Common Fisheries Policy after the Brexit transition period and be able to set rules governing its own waters. MPs are currently debating a Fisheries Bill in the Commons to decide on rules which will come into force in marine protected areas next year. An investigation by the Blue Marine Foundation revealed Dutch electric pulse and beam trawlers had been found fishing in the Haisborough and North Norfolk marine protected areas this year. The environment group also found UK and German-flagged vessels using pulse trawling…

Coronavirus news: People will NOT snitch on neighbours over rule of six ’Never!’ | UK | News

Express.co.uk readers voted in our poll on whether they would report their neighbours to the police for breaking the new rule. Some 61 percent of respondents said no, while 37 percent replied yes, and two percent did not know. Commenting on the poll, one reader fumed: “No, never !!! I have never been a curtain twitcher and do not intend to start.” Another wrote: “So much for social cohesion! When this is all over neighbours will still have to live together.” A third said: “No because six is a ‘made…

NHS Spitfire route map and flight times: How to see NHS Spitfire tomorrow | UK | News

NHS Spitfire route map and flight times The NHS Spitfire will be jetting off on an extended trip of the UK, visiting Scotland, Northern England, Northern Ireland and North Wales on its way. The Spitfire website states: “We have finally found a provisional weather window for our biggest trip of the NHS Spitfire Project. “On Wednesday, September 16, we will be taking off from our home base of Duxford Airfield on a three-day tour. “This expedition has required a huge amount of planning and one we are really excited for.…

Brexit breakthrough as legal loophole ‘stops EU imposing Northern Ireland blockade’ | UK | News

Prime Minister Boris Johnson claimed at the weekend that the EU was considering implementing a food “blockade” in the Irish Sea, which could destroy “the economic and territorial integrity” of the UK and “cut” Northern Ireland off. This blockade would supposedly stop goods from Britain entering Northern Ireland. Mr Johnson argued that the controversial Internal Market Bill would help protect against such a measure, as it was a “legal safety net”. He was also addressing the EU’s ruling that the UK must outline its future food standards regime to the…

Brexit news: Sunak fast-tracks masterplan to remove EU tariffs for dynamic UK economy | UK | News

The Chancellor is hoping to fast-track proposals to create up to 10 “freeports” in order to level-up the UK economy and attract investors once Britain has left the shackles of the European Union. Under the scheme, designated towns and cities would be granted special status and be exempt from expensive import duties and tariffs. The proposals had been due to be announced in the spring but are now set to be confirmed in the November budget, The Sun reports. Freeports are considered outside the country for customs purposes and therefore goods…

When was DNA testing first used by the police? | UK | News

Although they discovered the double helix in 1953, DNA profiling didn’t come until a few decades later. The analysis, otherwise known as DNA barcoding, started in the 1980s as scientists used unique qualities of the helix to identify individuals. Dr Jeffrey Glassberg filed the first patent which explored this opportunity in 1983, and British geneticist Sir Alec Jeffreys developed a profiling process the following year. Once established, authorities used profiling for the first time during an inquiry following murders between 1983 and 1986. Source link

Coronavirus news: British hospital patients to test antibody cocktail | UK | News

The UK currently has the highest death toll figure across Europe after surpassing 40,000 and new cases of the novel virus continue to rise, sparking fears of a second outbreak. But a breakthrough could be on its way. At least 176 hospitals across the country will be taking part in the new recovery trial by the University of Oxford, who were responsible for discovering the steroid dexamethasone can help save lives. Now, they will recruit patients to test a new anti-viral antibody cocktail developed by Regeneron, an American biotechnology company.…

Labour news: Sir Keir Starmer still trailing Boris’s Conservatives in polls | UK | News

The latest opinion survey conducted by polling site Number Cruncher Politics has put the Labour Party four points behind the Tories. The survey of 1,001 UK adults between September 4-8 has the Conservatives on 42 points compared to Labour on 38 percent. The Liberal Democrats were on six points, SNP five points and Green Party five points. Reacting to the poll, Brexiteer and political commentator Tom Harwood took a swipe at Labour and insisted it is “really weird” for the opposition not to be ahead at this stage in the election…

Coronavirus restrictions and what YOU need to know – pubs, weddings & holiday rules | UK | News

Pubs, restaurants, shops and places of worship The rule of six applies to pubs and other venues such as shops, restaurants, places of worship and leisure venues. While these venues may be allowed to hold more than six people, you must not visit and socialise in a group of more than six people while attending. The Government website explains when visiting these venues you should: “Follow the limits on the number of other people you should meet with as a group (it will be illegal to be in group of…