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What the UK and hauliers can expect from long-delayed Brexit controls

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EU exporters of cheese, car parts and other goods are facing a mountain of red tape to continue sales to Britain after 1 January once thrice-delayed post-Brexit checks and controls are finally implemented. They had be...

‘We are so divided now’: how China controls thought and speech beyond its borders

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It was a pleasant, breezy day in late September 2020 when the FBI showed up outside the home of a man named Baimadajie Angwang. Angwang, who lived in Long Island with his wife and two-year-old daughter, was a communit...

John Roberts is no longer the leader of his own court. Who, then, controls it?

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When Chief Justice John Roberts delivered the decisive vote in 2012 that upheld Barack Obama’s signature achievement in office, the Affordable Care Act, he reportedly did so following after a month-long campaign by fe...

Britain to delay some post-Brexit border controls due to Covid crisis

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Brexit controls on food and animal products that were due to come into effect in January are being postponed until July 2022 because of the potential impact on businesses, the British government has announced. It is a...

Queensland premier vows to ‘stand strong’ on border controls until all children are vaccinated

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The consensus among Australian leaders over the national Covid plan has fractured further with the Queensland premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, warning children could be at risk if state borders reopened. Palaszczuk, ta...

Nine in 10 in UK still wearing masks despite end of Covid controls

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About nine in 10 people in the UK are still wearing face coverings at least some of the time despite them no longer being compulsory, official figures show. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) data suggests face ...

Dunelm sales soar after shoppers flock to stores as Covid controls ease

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The homeware chain Dunelm has benefited from the reopening of its stores in the past three months, with sales up 44% on pre-pandemic levels as the home improvement boom continued. Dunelm reported strong pent-up demand...

Southgate stays true to himself and calmly controls England’s destiny

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There were 33 minutes on the clock at Wembley when Gareth Southgate decided that he had to do something before England descended into the kind of demented, frazzled state not seen in a major tournament since Brazil’s ...

Balearic officials urge Madrid to tighten Covid controls on UK tourists

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Authorities in the Balearic islands – the only Spanish region to be added to the UK’s green list for quarantine-free travel – are calling on the central government to tighten controls for holidaymakers arriving from t...

UK economy grows for third month in a row as Covid controls ease

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The UK economy grew by 2.3% in April as the easing of Covid-19 lockdown measures fuelled a rebound in consumer spending, according to official figures. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said GDP rose for the th...

Footfall in England up by almost 200% as Covid controls ease

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The number of people visiting shops increased by almost 200% last week in England as non-essential retailers were allowed to open their doors to consumers for the first time since early January as Covid restrictions w...

Boris Johnson confirms France may go on ‘red list’ for Covid border controls

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Boris Johnson has said a decision may have to be taken “very soon” about whether to impose tougher border measures on France over concerns about the spread of potentially vaccine-resistant Covid variants. Labour has c...

Atlanta spa shootings spark new push for gun controls

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Prominent gun control groups angered by the ease with which the alleged Atlanta spa shooter was able to acquire his weapon are calling on politicians to convert their outrage at the massacre into a renewed push for le...

Wetherspoon’s hit by £68m loss as boss hits out at Covid controls

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JD Wetherspoon has reported that it swung to a loss and revenues plunged by more than half in the six months to January as the latest coronavirus lockdown took its toll. Wetherspoon’s said revenues fell by 54% from £9...