PUBS, bars and clubs could be allowed to stay open longer to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee under new Home Office plans.
CHILDREN as young as five will be among those asked to take daily lateral flow tests if they're a close contact of someone with Covid-19.
PEOPLE booking a Covid jab via the NHS website are facing error messages while those ordering home test kits are being asked to come back later.
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DRIVERS should expect long delays and problems on major routes, says the AA, which expects millions of cars to take to the roads this Christmas.
MICROCHIPPING for cats is to become compulsory with hefty fines for owners who don't comply.
HOUSEHOLDS looking for puppies or kittens for sale this Christmas are being warned about an increase in deceitful pet sellers.
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Strict new rules for captive birds and poultry come into force from today as officials try to clamp down on outbreaks of avian flu.
CONCERNS are growing about a new Covid-19 variant detected in Africa, with mutations that may make it the worst strain yet.
The government has issued new advice on taking Covid tests as Europe battles a fourth wave and the UK races to administer more booster jabs.
A BAN on single-use plastic plates, cutlery and other items such as disposable cups and sachets is being explored, the government has confirmed.
NEW homes, shops and work places, as well as buildings under going major renovation, will have to add electric car charge points from next year.
DRIVERS are to be banned completely from using mobile phones while driving, under a strengthening of the law, the government has announced today.
DOG abduction is to become a new criminal offence, with tougher penalties for offenders, under new government plans unveiled today (Thursday).
The DVLA has issued a warning to drivers with a licence about to expire as paper applications face extremely long delays.
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SEARCHES for Christmas Eve boxes are on the up as families start their festive plans – but does the trend add to the magic or pile on the pressure?
AN AVIAN flu prevention zone has come into force across the UK as government officials take steps to contain outbreaks of bird flu.