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Wednesday briefing: Time for plan B to stop Covid winter crisis

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Hello, Warren Murray helping you start Wednesday bright, early and a step ahead. Ministers must urgently implement sweeping plan B winter measures or derail efforts to tackle the backlog of 5 million patients, the he...

Wednesday briefing: EU offers olive branch over sausage war

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Good morning from me, Warren Murray. Now the news in just the right amount of detail. Up to 50% of customs checks on goods entering Northern Ireland would be lifted, along with more than half the checks on meat and p...

Wednesday briefing: Pandora Papers revelations continue

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Hello, Warren Murray aiming to put you a step ahead. Ben Elliot, the Conservative party’s embattled co-chair, jointly owned a secret offshore film financing company that indirectly benefited from more than £120,000 o...

Wednesday briefing: US trade deal hopes fade

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Good morning. I’m Virginia Harrison and these are the top stories today. Britain’s hopes of a post-Brexit trade deal with the US faded after Boris Johnson held face-to-face talks with president Joe Biden in the White...

Wednesday briefing: ‘Plan B’ to protect NHS from winter surge

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Greetings from me, Warren Murray, on this first Wednesday of the week. Between 2,000 and 7,000 people a day could be hospitalised with Covid in England next month unless the government urgently implements a “basket o...

Wednesday briefing: Healthcare levy ‘a kick in the teeth’

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Hello, looks like we’ve got another Wednesday on our hands. Warren Murray here to help you get started. MPs are set to usher in a £12bn healthcare levy, pushing the tax burden to a record peacetime level, as Boris Jo...

Wednesday briefing: Prices rise as shortages bite

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Hello, Warren Murray here, ready to dive back into the news with you this Wednesday. UK shop prices rose 0.4% in August, according to the British Retail Consortium, in a sign that driver shortages and Brexit-induced ...

Wednesday briefing: UK evacuation of Kabul enters final phase

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Morning everyone. I’m Martin Farrer and these are the top stories this morning. Britain’s evacuation from Kabul is expected to end within “24 to 36 hours”, potentially abandoning thousands of Afghans, according to de...

Wednesday briefing: Taliban turn away desperate Afghans

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Hello, I’m Virginia Harrison and these are the top stories this morning. Taliban promises of “safe passage” to the Kabul airport for Afghans trying to flee the country have been undermined by reports of women and chi...

Wednesday briefing: Traveller Covid testing system under stress

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Hello, I’m Warren Murray, glad you could join us in the briefing room. The government is under pressure to intervene amid concerns that its Covid testing regime for travellers is close to collapse. Photos online have...

Wednesday briefing: Lockdown schooling chaos ‘unforgivable’

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Good morning – Warren Murray meeting you in the middle of the week. The government’s refusal to draw up schooling contingency plans before a second lockdown – insisting schools in England would remain open this year ...

Moore immersed in reviving Sheffield Wednesday after chaotic relegation

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A week after being sacked by West Brom in 2019, Darren Moore arrived at Kenya’s Giotto rubbish mountain. His dismissal had been both hurtful and highly controversial but it also created an opportunity for the suddenly...

Wednesday briefing: UK poised to ease amber list quarantine

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Hello, Warren Murray with you again, on another golden morning for Team GB in the pool. More on that further down – first, the other big stories. Plans to significantly open up international travel are expected to be...

Wednesday briefing: Tory rebellion brews over vaccine passports

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Good morning, Warren Murray here with your passport to the news. Conservative MPs believe Boris Johnson faces a major rebellion over Covid vaccine passports but could be supported by Labour, who were on Tuesday night...

Wednesday briefing: Tories urged to rethink stance on taking a knee

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Hello, I’m Warren Murray and here’s where we are with everything. Steve Baker, the former minister and hard Brexit campaigner, has called for Conservatives to urgently change their attitudes towards people taking the...

Wednesday briefing: England heads for ‘uncharted territory’

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Hello, Warren Murray bringing you this morning’s first helping of stories. Two million people could contract Covid-19 this summer, potentially meaning up to 10 million must isolate in just six weeks, Guardian analysi...

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