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Johnsons wins tiers vote despite Tory rebellion

Johnsons wins tiers vote despite Tory rebellion

The system of tiered coronavirus restrictions will come into force at midnight tonight after MPs voted by 291 votes to 78, a majority of 213, to implement the new measures. That represents a significant fall in the majority of 478 that voted for the nationwide lockdown measures just a month ago, with the Conservative rebellion…

Nvidia To Acquire UK Chip Designer

Nvidia To Acquire UK Chip Designer

Nvidia To Acquire UK Chip Designer Arm Holdings From Softbank For Around $40 Billion UK based ARM Holdings is being sold to chip-making giant Nvidia Corp (NASDAQ:NVDA) for around $40 billion in a deal that could change the semiconductor sector. The technology of the UK chip designer has increasingly become popular among smartphone manufacturers. Nvidia…

Orkney and Shetland mull independence from Scotland

Orkney and Shetland mull independence from Scotland

Orkney and Shetland mull independence from Scotland Just days after the Shetland Islands Council (SIC) voted overwhelmingly to explore the options for “achieving financial and political self-determination”, leader of Orkney Islands Council James Stockan said that the islands would have to ensure that the option of self-determination would be written into any future Scottish independence…

Postcode restrictions in Northern Ireland

Postcode restrictions in Northern Ireland

Postcode restrictions in Northern Ireland – Further lockdown restrictions in parts of Northern Ireland. After a rise in the cases of coronavirus in NI, parts of the country are re-entering lockdown. Restrictions will be put in place for households in the Belfast council area, Ballymena and in postcodes BT43, BT29 and BT28. The postcodes are…

Southern Health Trust apologises

Southern Health Trust apologises

Southern Health Trust apologises The Chief executive of the Southern Health Trust apologises after fourth Covid-19 death. A fourth haematology patient has died in the Craigavon Area Hospital after testing positive for Covid-19. Health Chief, Shane Devlin, said that he was “truly sorry for what has happened”. This apology follows an announcement of a level…

Stormont Responds To Protocol

Stormont Responds To Protocol

Stormont Responds To Protocol – Stormont responds to the change in the Northern Ireland Protocol. The four pro-Remain parties in Stormont have written to the EU and to the British government asking that commitments about NI need to be kept in the Brexit deal. This comes after a shock change to the custom plans post-Brexit…

Davey elected Liberal Democrat leader

Davey elected Liberal Democrat leader

Davey elected Liberal Democrat leader – Acting Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey has been elected as permanent leader of the party after easing to victory against Layla Moran. The protracted contest – which began formally on 24th June but actually began in earnest in December following Jo Swinson’s resignation after the party’s poor General…

British Man Resigns from Job

British Man Resigns from Job, Sells Home to Erect a No-Bar Zoo

British Man Resigns from Job A British man has just decided to resign from his well-paying job and also went ahead to sell his home just to build a zoo having no bars. 28-year-old Martin Blyth is the director of the Worcestershire-based Heart of England Wildlife Park. He quit his teaching job at a private…