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High-street blood checks promised in NHS England shake-up

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Blood checks will be available in betting shops and specialists in children’s mental health drafted in to GP surgeries in some parts of England as part of a major shake-up of the NHS. Amanda Pritchard, NHS England’s c...

Ukraine refugees staying with UK hosts not cleared by criminal record checks

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Ukrainians fleeing the war are being housed with UK hosts who have not had a criminal record check, in the latest concern to blight the government’s response to the refugee crisis. Under increasing pressure to iron ou...

Boris Johnson hints at further delay of post-Brexit EU import checks

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Boris Johnson has hinted that physical Brexit border checks on food imports from the EU due to be introduced in July will be delayed for the fourth time amid fears that European supplies of everything from cheese to P...

Auditor general finds jobkeeper scheme effective despite ‘shortcomings’ in compliance checks

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The auditor general has identified “shortcomings” in compliance checks for the jobkeeper program, including in relation to one company deemed eligible and pocketing $360,000 despite more than doubling its revenue, but...

Age checks needed urgently to protect children from online porn, say charities

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An “immediate and urgent” introduction of age verification is needed to stop children accessing extreme content on pornography websites, children’s charities have warned. In a strongly worded open letter to the larg...

US jobless claims fall to lowest level since 1969 as states float rebate checks

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The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits last week fell to its lowest level in 52 years as the US job market continues to show strength in the midst of rising costs and the pandemic. Jobless claims f...

Checks at UK airport over fears far-right extremists may travel to Ukraine

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British authorities are worried that the current threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine may attract far-right extremists from the UK, who could travel to the country seeking weapons training and military experience. ...

M&S to raise minimum pay to £10 an hour and offer free health checks

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Marks & Spencer is to increase minimum pay by more than 5% to £10 an hour and offer free health checks to workers as labour shortages force up wages across the retail and hospitality industries. The rise puts M&am...

Plans for age checks on porn sites ‘a privacy minefield’, campaigners warn

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Plans to make pornography websites carry out age checks are a “privacy minefield” thatcould lead to a digital ID system for accessing the internet, privacy campaigners have warned. Ministers confirmed this week that s...

UK online shoppers face more identity checks as new anti-fraud rules kick in

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Online shoppers in the UK can expect more identity checks – and probably more card-declined messages – over the coming weeks, as retailers get ready for new anti-fraud rules that come into force on 14 March. Buyers ha...

Reddit and Twitter users face age checks under UK porn law plans

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Reddit and Twitter users in the UK could be required to submit details of their passport or credit card as part of the government’s proposed age verification rules for pornography. The two sites are among the few main...

Brexit checks on food entering Northern Ireland to continue

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Brexit checks on food and farm products entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain must continue pending a judicial review of the order made by Stormont’s agriculture minister, Edwin Poots, the high court in Belfast...

Northern Ireland minister orders halt to Brexit agri-food checks

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Northern Ireland’s agriculture minister has ordered all Brexit checks on food and farm products to be stopped from midnight in a unilateral move that will set him on a collision course with Brussels. The former leader...

A third of UK importers not ready for full Brexit customs checks – survey

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Nearly a third of British companies that import goods from the EU are “not at all prepared” for full post-Brexit customs checks, according to a survey of business leaders, sparking fears of increased congestion at por...

WHO to assess new highly mutated Covid-19 variant as countries ramp up health checks

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The World Health Organization will meet on Friday to assess a new variant detected in South Africa that is feared to be the worst Covid-19 variant yet identified. The meeting will determine if the B.1.1.529 variant sh...

Greensill: British Business Bank’s ‘woefully inadequate’ checks put £335m at risk, say MPs

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Up to £335m of taxpayers’ money could be at risk due to failures by the British Business Bank to properly scrutinise collapsed lender Greensill Capital, according to a new report. The public accounts committee found t...

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