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Wales: supermarket aisles closed as 'firebreak' lockdown starts

Supermarkets have cordoned off shelves selling ‘non-essential’ items and many other retailers have closed entirely as Wales’ ‘firebreak’ lockdown kicks in. The Welsh government’s 17-day lockdown began on Friday night, with bars, restaurants and most shops closing across the country.  The ban on supermarkets selling non-essential items – and those …

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Nicola Sturgeon outlines new lockdown levels for Scotland

Scotland’s first minister sets out five levels of possible intervention her government proposes for suppressing coronavirus. She tells a press briefing that local authorities and businesses will be consulted before decisions are made on the restrictions UK coronavirus news – live updates

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Room for improvement with test and trace, says Patrick Vallance

Sir Patrick Vallance said there was ‘room for improvement’ with test and trace in the UK as only about two-thirds of the close contacts reached are done so within 48 hours of the case entering the system, according to  performance figures released on Thursday.  Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak presented …

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Rishi Sunak announces tier 2 business and workers support

Rishi Sunak has announced a new package of financial support to help businesses and workers; grants for areas placed under tier 2 restrictions, for the self-employed and a ‘more generous’ job support scheme. The shadow chancellor, Anneliese Dodds, called for a circuit breaker lockdown and said the chancellor’s plan was …

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Show Me the Monet: Banksy painting sells for £7.5m at auction

Banksy’s reimagining of Claude Monet’s impressionist water lilies has fetched more than £7.5m at auction, easily surpassing expectations. Show Me the Monet was created in 2005 and adds abandoned shopping trolleys and a traffic cone to the famous garden scene. Subscribe to Guardian News on YouTube ► Banksy’s Show me …

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