A selection of current European related news feeds

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05/03/2021 Brexit: Government relaxes more trade rules between GB and NI ,,The UK is taking the step to ease movement of plants without the agreement of the EU. www.bbc.co.uk Visit...
05/03/2021 Andrew Pozzi laments Brexit rules that threaten Olympic hurdling hopes ,,
  • Briton may be forced to quit training base in Italy
  • Pozzi focusing on European Indoor title in Poland

Britain’s world champion hurdler Andrew Pozzi fears his Olympic dream is under threat because of Brexit regulations that could force him to quit his training base in Italy.

Pozzi’s career has been revitalised since he moved to Formia in 2018 to train under the Cuban hurdling guru Santiago Antunez and he is the favourite to add the European Indoor 60m hurdle title to his world indoor crown this weekend in Poland.

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05/03/2021 Joining the caring profession in the midst of a pandemic has been a challenging experience ,,

Sally Dobie writes on the challenge of moving into the care sector in the middle of a pandemic. "But the people I’ve met in this field of work have shown me how much difference ‘caring’ makes, and I’m proud to work alongside them".

Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Joining the caring profession in the midst of a pandemic has been a challenging experience

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05/03/2021 Chris Whitty Told To Urgently Explain Science Behind Masks In Schools Before Children Return On Monday ,,The government is being urged to set out to parents and teachers the science behind new guidance recommending secondary school pupils to wear masks in class when they return to school on Monday. www.politicshome.com Visit...
05/03/2021 Sperm count, endocrine disruptors and the future of the human race ,,

Brian McHugh examines the issue of declining sperm count throughout the Western world, and what this means for the future. “The current state of reproductive affairs can’t continue much longer without threatening human survival”

Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Sperm count, endocrine disruptors and the future of the human race

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05/03/2021 Arlene Foster accuses EU of inflexibility over Northern Ireland ,,

DUP leader’s comments are latest salvo in party’s campaign to dilute or ditch Northern Ireland protocol

Arlene Foster, Northern Ireland’s first minister and leader of the Democratic Unionist party (DUP), has accused the EU of belligerence and inflexibility in its application of post-Brexit arrangements for the region.

The EU commission was disrupting supply chains and damaging the Good Friday agreement through a “disproportionate” application of the Northern Ireland protocol, the part of the Brexit deal that keeps the region in the bloc’s single market, she said on Friday.

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05/03/2021 Nursing Union Sets Up £35m Strike Fund To Oppose “Pitiful” 1% NHS Pay Rise ,,The Royal College of Nurses has laid the groundwork for strike action after calling the government's proposed 1% pay rise “pitiful”. www.politicshome.com Visit...
05/03/2021 Summat’s up with Sunak, as levelling-up money funnelled to Tory seats ,,

The chancellor’s ability to understand economics and read a simple spreadsheet has been brought into serious question. This follows his announcement on Wednesday that the rich and leafy Richmondshire in North Yorkshire is a more deserving case for levelling up money than Barnsley or Sheffield.

Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Summat’s up with Sunak, as levelling-up money funnelled to Tory seats

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05/03/2021 How The 1% NHS Pay Rise Leaves Experienced Nurses With Just £3.50 Extra Per Week ,,A major row has broken out between the government and healthcare unions as they attacked the "pitiful" proposals to increase NHS staff pay by just 1%. www.politicshome.com Visit...
05/03/2021 Health Minister Claims 1% NHS Pay Rise Is “The Most We Can Afford” After Nurses Call It “Pitiful” ,,Nadine Dorries has defended the government's decision to reward NHS staff for dealing with the Covid pandemic with just a 1% pay rise. www.politicshome.com Visit...
05/03/2021 The truth about asylum seekers in the UK ,,

Reanna Smith, in her first article for Yorkshire Bylines, explains how 2020 saw a rise in myths and misconceptions around asylum seekers, namely that they are economic migrants and that there is 'no room' for them in the UK.

Yorkshire Bylines Local News: The truth about asylum seekers in the UK

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05/03/2021 Brexit: EU to launch legal proceedings against UK 'very soon' ,,

Threat of action follows UK moves to unilaterally delay implementation of part of deal relating to Northern Ireland

Brussels has warned it will launch legal action “very soon” following a move by the UK to unilaterally delay implementation of part of the Brexit deal relating to Northern Ireland.

The European commission vice-president, Maroš Šefčovič, said the announcement by the government on Wednesday had come as a “very negative surprise”.

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04/03/2021 International Women's Day 2021: COVID-19 pandemic is a major challenge for gender equality ,,Ahead of International Women's Day, the Commission published its 2021 report on gender equality in the EU, that shows the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women. ec.europa.eu Visit...
04/03/2021 Brexit: EU legal action imminent over UK extension to grace periods ,,The UK says it will unilaterally extend grace periods for Irish Sea border checks on parcels and agri-foods. www.bbc.co.uk Visit...
04/03/2021 Yorkshire film seeks to turn the tide on post-Brexit coastal decline ,,

Brexit means the United Kingdom’s fishing industry is under the microscope as never before. A new film made in Yorkshire, seeks to help us to understand fishing’s crucial importance to people in coastal communities. Shot in Scarborough and supported by the British Film Institute, The Tide stars Game of Thrones actor Francis Magee and will premiere […]

Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Yorkshire film seeks to turn the tide on post-Brexit coastal decline

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04/03/2021 The Guardian view on Lord Frost: control him or sack him | Editorial ,,

Boris Johnson’s new EU relations chief is wrecking the agreement he once negotiated. The prime minister must rein him in or give him his cards

Lord Frost became a member of Boris Johnson’s cabinet, in charge of relations with the European Union, only on Monday. He has wasted no time in wielding the wrecking ball. On Tuesday, he told the EU that Britain would unilaterally extend the “grace period” for checks on mainly food-related goods that ship between Britain and Northern Ireland. This has triggered a major row with the EU, done serious harm to Britain’s longstanding relations with Ireland, and significantly ramped up the political tensions in Northern Ireland. Lord Frost’s impact is seriously alarming. The effect on Britain’s standing with the US administration, and in the world, threatens to be dire. Thank goodness he never became national security adviser, as was once planned.

The cabinet office minister may see all this as a good first week’s work for an ardent hard Brexiter like himself. He will doubtless be cheered on by the usual xenophobic parts of the Tory party and the press. But this approach disables trust in the British government at home and abroad. Lord Frost’s reckless actions do nothing but damage to Britain’s international standing, show disrespect to our nearest and best international neighbour, and crank up an increasingly confrontational mood in Northern Ireland politics after two decades of peace. This has to stop, and it has to stop now. Boris Johnson must call Lord Frost off – or sack him.

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04/03/2021 Rishi Sunak defends budget amid claim it will plunge 500,000 more people into poverty – politics live ,,

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Dame Donna Kinnair @theRCN said: "If the Pay Review Body accepts the government view, a pay award as poor as this would amount to only an extra £3.50 per week take-home pay for an experienced nurse" https://t.co/cjwFcGxdEi #FairPayforNursing

All individuals who tested positive and their contacts have been traced and advised to isolate, and the variant was designated a variant under investigation (VUI) on February 24, PHE said on Thursday.

The variant is understood to have originated in the UK, and it contains the E484K mutation, which is also found in two existing VUIs present in the UK, but does not feature the N501Y mutation, present in all variants of concern (VOCs).

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Surge testing will be deployed in targeted areas of north-west London and north-east England where the South African variant of coronavirus has been found, PA Media reports. PA says:

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said on Thursday that additional testing and genomic sequencing will be rolled out in the north Wembley area of Brent in the capital and the TS19 postcode area in Stockton-on-Tees, in County Durham, as part of efforts to suppress the spread of the variant.

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04/03/2021 Brexit: Stormont leaders at odds over UK-EU protocol row ,,Arlene Foster says the EU is ignoring unionist concerns, but Michelle O'Neill says Number 10 is acting in bad faith. www.bbc.co.uk Visit...
04/03/2021 Sturgeon, Salmond and women in politics – it’s still a jungle out there ,,

This whole episode is a sad day for Scottish politics and for Alex Salmond personally. The SNP has energised the Scottish electorate in a way that other parties would give their eye teeth for. They have inspired a nation and given hope of a better future to more than just those living in Scotland. Now to stand on the brink of having the most popular national politician, who happens to be a woman, brought down by her former mentor and colleague, is a potential setback on many levels.

Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Sturgeon, Salmond and women in politics – it’s still a jungle out there

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04/03/2021 Priti Patel Reaches Six-Figure Settlement With Former Permanent Secretary Philip Rutnam ,,Priti Patel has reached an unspecified six-figure settlement with the former senior civil servant who said he was forced out of his job at the height of the bullying row involving the Home Secretary. www.politicshome.com Visit...
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