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Australia Covid news live update: NSW Covid recovery package to be announced; Victorian government under pressure at inquiry

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New NSW premier Dominic Perrottet to outline economic recovery package as parliament sits; Victorian ALP braces for second day of Ibac branch-stacking inquiry. Follow all the day’s news live

Eight candidates for the next UK city of culture announced

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Armagh City, Bradford, County Durham and Stirling are among the eight places in the UK longlisted to become the next city of culture, after a record of 20 bids. Cornwall, Derby, Southampton, and Wrexham County Borough...

What has Boris Johnson announced in his social care plan?

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Boris Johnson has given the first outlines of what Downing Street is billing as a once-in-a-generation shake-up of adult social care and how it is funded, which will also help pay for a post-Covid catch-up programme f...

Winners of Wellcome Photography Prize 2021 announced

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Images of an artist knitting in order to get through a lockdown low and a rare glimpse into the lives of transgender women in Jakarta have won one of the most prestigious photography prizes in the UK. ​Jameisha Presco...

24-hour Covid benefit concert announced with the Weeknd, Billie Eilish and more

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A 24-hour livestreamed concert to benefit global recovery after the Covid-19 pandemic has been announced for 25 September. Music stars including the Weeknd, Ed Sheeran and Billie Eilish are confirmed to perform at Glo...

Australia Covid live updates: Sydney lockdown financial support to be announced, exposure sites in Victoria

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The package, signed off by the NSW and federal governments, will include increased payments for people who have lost work or who take time off for a coronavirus test

Australia Covid update live: dozens of exposure sites across Sydney announced overnight and new mask rules issued

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Masks must be worn in all indoor construction sites across NSW and from 13 July in residential common areas as new restrictions placed on people entering greater Sydney. Follow live

Lifting Covid rules in England: what has Boris Johnson announced?

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It has revealed what will happen from 19 July, if the decision is made to move to phase 4 of the Covid unlocking process. In brief, more or less every legal restriction will be lifted, all businesses will open, and mi...

Social care plans to be announced by the end of 2021, Tories insist

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Ministers have insisted proposals for social care will be announced by the end of the year, as Whitehall sources said they were concerned an aversion to conflict was delaying crucial difficult decisions. Though hopes ...

New network of European sleeper trains announced

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Less than a decade after Europe’s night trains appeared to have reached the end of the line, a new French start-up has announced plans for a network of overnight services out of Paris from 2024. Midnight Trains is hop...

Zero daily Covid deaths announced in UK

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The UK has announced no deaths from Covid-19 for the first time since July last summer. Official figures showed Britain on Tuesday recorded no new deaths within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test and 3,165 new cases ...

Josh Frydenberg says budget contains more than $10bn for aged care as women’s health package announced

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The treasurer Josh Frydenberg says more than $10bn will be committed to aged care over the forward estimates as part of the Coalition’s response to the royal commission that will be outlined in Tuesday night’s budget....