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Labour leader calls for A-Level results to be based on teacher’s predicted grades

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has said that the UK government must allow teachers’ predicted grades to take precedence following an “exams fiasco” in England which has seen 280,000 pupils have their final grades marked down.

PM promises “sensitive” NI centenary during trip

During a visit to Northern Ireland this week, prime minister Boris Johnson said that next year’s centenary celebration of the country should be held in a “sensitive” manner “to the point of view of all communities”.

UK updates quarantine list

The UK government has imposed quarantine measures on arrivals from a host of countries, with people entering the country from France, the Netherlands, Monaco, Malta, the Turks and Caicos Islands, and Aruba all required to self-isolate for 14 days from 04:00 BST on Saturday.

Government to resume easing of lockdown restrictions in England from Saturday

From Saturday, further lockdown restrictions will be eased in England to allow small wedding receptions and live indoor performances to resume with socially distanced audiences.

Williamson announces “triple lock” on A-Level and GCSE exam results

Education secretary Gavin Williamson has announced that the final A-Level and GCSE results awarded to students in England will not be lower than mock exam scores.

Government in push for more “transparency” in online political content

The government has said that it wants political material from parties and campaign groups online to have a “digital imprint” which shows spectators where the content has come from as it unveiled new regulations on the issue.

Cheesed off: Stilton proves to be unexpected barrier in UK-Japan trade talks, FT reports

While talks over a UK-Japan trade deal are ongoing, the Financial Times reports that negotiations may have hit a snag after international trade secretary Liz Truss sought better terms for trading British blue cheeses.

UK enters recession

The largest economic contraction on record between April and June this year has officially seen the UK enter recession, after the economy shrank 20.4 per cent compared with the first quarter of the year.

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