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January 17, 2021

BBC Politics

Increased UK border checks for Covid infections – Raab

The foreign secretary has announced increased border checks in a bid to stop new coronavirus cases and further variants of the virus getting into the UK. Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, Dominic Raab said quarantine along with pre-departure negative tests and the work of Border Force was the......

Child social care review chair promises ‘radical plan’

The new chair of the Independent Review into Children’s Social Care in England has been explaining its remit to the BBC. Josh MacAlister said it was positive the review would have “broad terms of reference”, and that it “was not prompted by a crisis”. He said the review would engage......

South America travel ban ‘a precautionary approach’

The transport secretary says the government is banning UK-bound arrivals from South America and Portugal because it doesn’t want to “trip up at this late stage” in its duel with Covid. Grant Shapps says the ban will come into force, from 04:00 GMT on Friday, as a “precautionary” measure. He......

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