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Inquiry launched into Channel crossings

MPs have launched in inquiry into incidents of people attempting to illegally enter the UK by crossing the English Channel in small boats, after it emerged that over 1,000 migrants came into the country in this manner over July.

UK appoints new permanent UN representative

The UK has appointed Dame Barbara Woodward, the British ambassador to China, as its permanent representative in the United Nations.

Government to invest £355 million into Great Britain and Northern Ireland trade

The UK government will invest £355 million into launching a new system for moving goods from Great Britain into Northern Ireland, as a requirement of the EU Withdrawal Agreement.

ONS figures show levelling out of Covid-19 cases

According to new figures from the Office for National Statistics [ONS] Infection Pilot Survey released on Friday, Covid-19 cases in the UK are now levelling out or in decline despite a recent increase.

Sunak talks down extending furlough scheme

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has dismissed the idea of extending the furlough scheme beyond October, warning that it cannot “carry on indefinitely”.

Covid-19 sees rise in families hitting benefit cap

Between February and May, the number of families hitting the benefit cap for individual households increased by 93 per cent as the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic took hold.

Bank of England hints at less severe downturn but longer recovery

The Bank of England has said that the economic downturn in the UK brought about by Covid-19 will not be as severe as previously thought but estimates that the recovery will take longer than forecast.

Preston among the latest areas to impose local lockdown restrictions

Preston Council has told residents of the city to abide by restrictions currently in place elsewhere in the north west and West Yorkshire following a rise in cases in the area, the Telegraph reports.

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