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Premier League support for EFL clubs could be reached in coming week – Oliver Dowden

How long can football clubs survive without the return of fans in the stadium? A deal for the Premier League to support lower-league clubs during the coronavirus pandemic “could be reached this coming week”. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden told the Andrew Marr Show that England’s top flight needs to “start looking after the football family […]

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Coronavirus: Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden defends students’ university return

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Hundreds of students are isolating in university accommodation including at Glasgow University The culture secretary has defended students going back to university in England saying there were “clear guidelines” on coronavirus in place. Oliver Dowden told the Andrew Marr show it was important students did not “give up a […]

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Coronavirus lockdown: Let students go home for Christmas, says Labour

Image caption Students in some halls at Manchester Metropolitan University are locked down in halls The government should promise university students that they will be allowed to return home for Christmas, Labour has said. Shadow education secretary Kate Green said it was “unthinkable” that students could continue to be locked in halls and unable to […]

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Coronavirus: UK pledges support to global vaccine-sharing scheme

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced the UK will give £500m to a new global vaccine-sharing scheme. The Covax vaccines procurement pool, aims to help poorer countries access a coronavirus jab when one is developed. Addressing the United Nations General Assembly via a pre-recorded video, the prime minister said ‘the health of every country depends […]