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Grant Shapps

British Conservative politician, UK Transport Secretary

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Grant Shapps: British Conservative politician, UK Transport Secretary
Grant Shapps is a British politician who has served as Secretary of State for Transport since 2019. Shapps also has Cabinet responsibility for the Northern Powerhouse. A member of the Conservative Party, he has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Welwyn Hatfield since 2005.

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Shapps defends decision to ease isolation rules on August 16 [Video]

Shapps defends decision to ease isolation rules on August 16

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has defended the government’s decision to wait nine days longer than Wales for self-isolation rules to change. In England, self-isolation rules following a Covid-19..

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Shapps: We look towards more countries as they become ready [Video]

Shapps: We look towards more countries as they become ready

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says it "stands to reason" that as other countries catch-up with the level of vaccinations as the UK, more of the world will become "accessible" for travel. Report by..

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Transport Secretary defends Government caution with easing self-isolation rules [Video]

Transport Secretary defends Government caution with easing self-isolation rules

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has defended the Government's date of 16 August to ease self-isolation restrictions.

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England to scrap quarantine for fully jabbed EU and US visitors [Video]

England to scrap quarantine for fully jabbed EU and US visitors

Fully vaccinated travellers from the US and much of Europe will be able to enter England and Scotland without quarantining, starting next week.Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced that people who..

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Quarantine-free travel for double-jabbed US and EU arrivals [Video]

Quarantine-free travel for double-jabbed US and EU arrivals

The Transport Secretary has confirmed that fully vaccinated people travelling from the US and the EU will no longer have to quarantine upon entry to the UK from Monday August 2nd. Grant Shapps said:..

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Shapps insists new guidance on masks isn’t complicated [Video]

Shapps insists new guidance on masks isn’t complicated

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has welcomed rules making masks mandatory on London transport and said he doesn’t “buy the idea” that it will confuse people. Report by Burnsla. Like us on..

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Some travel green list countries could go amber warns Shapps [Video]

Some travel green list countries could go amber warns Shapps

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has warned that some countries on the green list for travel could be moved to amber.Mr Shapps made the comments while appearing on BBC Breakfast. Reports have suggested..

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Shapps refuses to rule out Euros bank holiday [Video]

Shapps refuses to rule out Euros bank holiday

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has spoken about the possibility of a bank holiday if England win the Euro 2020 final, saying we can “look at how we celebrate as a country” after the match. Report..

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NHS Covid app will be relaxed as rules change [Video]

NHS Covid app will be relaxed as rules change

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has said the NHS app will be under constant review and will respond to the relaxing of social-distancing rules on July 19th. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at..

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Daily politics briefing: July 9 [Video]

Daily politics briefing: July 9

The key facts behind the day's headlines on July 9, as Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has warned that holidaymakers should expect additional queues when they check in for their flights home due to..

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Shapps defends ‘logical’ approach to travel rules [Video]

Shapps defends ‘logical’ approach to travel rules

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has said the government is taking the “logical approach” by allowing double-jabbed people to travel to amber list countries. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook..

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Shapps: Fully vaccinated people don't have to isolate from amber list countries [Video]

Shapps: Fully vaccinated people don't have to isolate from amber list countries

People who have had both doses of a coronavirus vaccine will be able to return quarantine-free to England from amber list countries from July 19, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has told MPs.Mr Shapps..

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'Complicated' policy to allow fully vaccinated to travel without quarantine, says Shapps [Video]

'Complicated' policy to allow fully vaccinated to travel without quarantine, says Shapps

Allowing double-jabbed travellers arriving in the UK to avoid quarantine is a 'complicated' policy and will “require time to work through”, according to the Transport Secretary.Grant Shapps has..

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Grant Shapps: ‘We’re all human’ [Video]

Grant Shapps: ‘We’re all human’

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says that "we're all human beings" and that "relationships take place" in response to the allegation that Health Secretary Matt Hancock engaged in an extra-marital..

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Matt Hancock accused of affair with adviser to his department [Video]

Matt Hancock accused of affair with adviser to his department

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has said he will not be commenting on an “entirely personal” matter after pictures were published allegedly depicting his married Cabinet colleague Matt Hancock..

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Grant Shapps addresses quarantine-free travel possibilities [Video]

Grant Shapps addresses quarantine-free travel possibilities

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps speaks to BBC Breakfast about the likelihood of quarantine-free travel for those who are double vaccinated.

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Transport Secretary urges patience over double-jab travel [Video]

Transport Secretary urges patience over double-jab travel

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has asked people to be “a little bit patient” while the government reviews whether travel restrictions could be eased for those who have received both Covid jabs...

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Transport Secretary announces flexible season tickets [Video]

Transport Secretary announces flexible season tickets

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announces new flexible season tickets for commuters who use National Rail some days a week but not others. He adds that we as a world must find ways to continue to..

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Portugal removed from green travel list [Video]

Portugal removed from green travel list

Portugal will be added to the UK’s amber travel list as Transport Secretary Grant Shapps raised concerns of a new coronavirus mutation and rising cases.The holiday hotspot, including the islands of..

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Shapps warns of new Covid mutation as Portugal is removed from green travel list [Video]

Shapps warns of new Covid mutation as Portugal is removed from green travel list

Portugal will be added to the amber travel list as Transport Secretary Grant Shapps raised concerns of a new coronavirus mutation and rising cases.The holiday hotspot, including the islands of Madeira..

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Portugal's removal from green list a 'heavy blow' for travel sector [Video]

Portugal's removal from green list a 'heavy blow' for travel sector

Portugal will be added to the amber travel list as Transport Secretary Grant Shapps raised concerns of a new coronavirus mutation and rising cases.The holiday hotspot, including the islands of Madeira..

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Shapps defends France's 'amber-plus' travel list status amid ongoing row

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Quarantine scrapped for fully vaccinated adults returning from amber list countries from 19 July

Fully vaccinated adults will no longer have to quarantine on their return from amber list countries from 19 July, Grant Shapps has confirmed.
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Spain's Balearic islands, Malta, Madeira and some Caribbean islands added to travel green list

Spain's Balearic islands, Malta, Madeira, and some islands in the Caribbean - including Barbados - have been added to England's travel green list, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced.
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Transport secretary tells airlines to avoid Belarusian airspace after journalist detained

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has told airlines to avoid Belarusian airspace after a journalist was detained on a Ryanair flight bound for Lithuania.
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'Apply common sense' over travel to amber list countries, says Shapps

Britons should "apply common sense" over whether or not they choose to fly to amber list countries, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says.
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Champions League final: Fans should not travel to Turkey says UK Government

Chelsea and Manchester City fans should not travel to Turkey for the Champions League, says transport secretary Grant Shapps.
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NHS app to be used as COVID passport for international travel, Shapps confirms

Britons will find out which countries they will be able to enjoy quarantine-free travel to this summer "in the next couple of weeks" - as the transport secretary confirmed an NHS app will be used as a..
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Government trying to make holidays 'as affordable as possible' amid test cost fears

Grant Shapps has insisted the government is trying to make foreign travel as affordable as possible amid criticism that a testing requirement will drive up holiday costs.
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COVID-19 tests for foreign lorry drivers staying in England for more than two days

Lorry drivers arriving in England will need to take a COVID-19 test within 48 hours and one every 72 hours afterwards, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced.
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Minister casts doubts on foreign holidays or UK staycations this summer

minister casts doubts on foreign holidays or uk staycations this summer
Britons might not be able to enjoy a holiday either in the UK or abroad this summer, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has admitted.
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Transport secretary defends 10-year jail sentences for lying at UK border

transport secretary defends 10-year jail sentences for lying at uk border
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has defended the introduction of 10-year jail sentences for those who lie about their travel at the UK border as "appropriate".
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'Don't take travel advice from me,' says Shapps after holiday debacle

'don't take travel advice from me,' says shapps after holiday debacle
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says he is the last person people should take travel advice from after he imposed quarantine restrictions on Spain within an hour of arriving on holiday there.
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Coronavirus border tests detect 'very low levels' among hauliers

coronavirus border tests detect 'very low levels' among hauliers
More than 66,000 hauliers have so far been tested at the Channel crossing with only "very low levels" of coronavirus detected, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has told Sky News.
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England to make face coverings compulsory on public transport

Face coverings will be compulsory for passengers on buses, trains, aircraft and ferries in England from June 15, as public transport use rises following the relaxation of coronavirus restrictions,..
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UK business minister Sharma 'doing fine' after being taken ill

British business minister Alok Sharma is "doing fine" after being taken ill in parliament on Wednesday and subsequently tested for coronavirus, transport minister Grant Shapps said on Thursday.
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UK's quarantine of travellers vital to avoid second coronavirus wave, ministers say

Britain's quarantine for travellers arriving from abroad, which will be introduced from June 8, is crucial to avoiding a second wave of the coronavirus outbreak in the country, Interior Minister Priti..
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UK aims to reopen primary schools from June 1, transport minister says

Britain's government intends to stick with a plan to reopen primary schools to some pupils from June 1, Transport Minister Grant Shapps said on Sunday.
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UK PM Johnson's adviser Cummings will not resign: minister

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior adviser Dominic Cummings, who drove 400 km (250 miles) to northern England while coronavirus lockdown measures were in place, will not resign, Transport..
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UK to set out quarantine details soon, consider exemptions

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Anyone booking a holiday is taking a chance on future of COVID-19 outbreak -UK minister

Britons booking a summer holiday are taking a chance on the direction of the coronavirus outbreak, transport minister Grant Shapps said on Wednesday.
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No perfect way to begin easing of coronavirus lockdown, UK minister says

There is no perfect way to begin gradually easing the lockdown on the British economy and Britons should apply common sense to new guidance, transport minister Grant Shapps said on Wednesday as changes..
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UK commuters face cycling or walking to work once lockdown is eased

More commuters should consider cycling or walking when Britain's coronavirus lockdown is eased to take the pressure off public transport capacity that is likely to drop by 90% under social distancing..
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Britons urged to cycle, walk to work when virus lockdown eased

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UK coronavirus death toll rises to 31,587

The death toll from coronavirus in Britain has risen to 31,587, an increase of 346 in a 24-hour period, Transport Minister Grant Shapps said at the government's daily news briefing.
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Some UK police might have gone too far on coronavirus: minister

The British police have done a good job in the coronavirus crisis though there may be some individual instances of some officers going a little too far in enforcing a lockdown, Transport Secretary..
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Britain to consider next steps on Heathrow expansion after court ruling

Britain will set out its next steps in due course regarding expansion at Heathrow Airport after a court ruled the plan was unlawful on environmental grounds, transport minister Grant Shapps said on..
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UK government has not talked to China about building HS2 rail project: minister

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UK to tackle coronavirus with separate arrival area at Heathrow

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UK's Heathrow Airport to create separate arrival areas for coronavirus

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UK says it has made alternative Irish border backstop proposals

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