Boris Johnson will not attend the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral to allow for the attendance of as many family members as possible during coronavirus restrictions, No 10 has said.Meanwhile, sporting bodies are in discussions regarding plans for next Saturday’s fixtures
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The UK's economic recovery from coronavirus will be "swifter and more sustained" than previously thought, Chancellor Rishi Sunak told MPs as he set out his Budget.
But he warned it would take "a long time" to rebuild and pledged to do "whatever it takes" to support people.
In his Budget the Chancellor:
- Extended the stamp duty holiday from the end of March until the end of June.
- Confirmed the extension of the furlough scheme until the end of September.
- Extended the 5% reduced rate of VAT for the tourism and hospitality sector to the end of September.
- Continued the business rates holiday for the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors until the end of June.
- Announced the temporary £20-a-week increase in Universal Credit payments will continue.
- Set out a new Recovery Loan Scheme.
-Froze all alcohol duties and scrapped a planned increase in fuel duty. Report by Avagninag. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Rachael Blackmore's mother says she's delighted by her daughter's 'unreal' win at the Grand National. Blackmore made history becoming the first female winner of the race, riding Minella Times at Aintree today. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Irish Taoiseach Micheál Martin has warned that Northern Ireland must not "spiral back to that dark place of sectarian murders and political discord" after further disorder saw 14 police officers injured on Friday night. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
He led an extraordinary life as Britain's longest-serving royal consort. Born in 1921 into the Greek and Danish royal families, Prince Philip was educated in France, Germany and the United Kingdom. After giving up a promising career as an officer in the Royal Navy, he dedicated most of his adult life to serving at the Queen's side - before retiring from public service in 2016. Report by Thomasl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has said people can now start looking at the "possibility of booking foreign travel", as the government plans to bring back the traffic light system to categorise countries based on their Covid-19 risk level. "There is an abundance of caution involved in this new traffic light system", the Conservative Minister said, adding: "what we're most concerned with is variants of concern...rather than the prevalance". Report by Thomasl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
While addressing at the event in the national capital on the occasion of 'Veterans' Day', Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane said, "Last year had been very challenging for our nation and the armed..
Twitch streamer and former convenience store worker HAchubby is now the proud owner of her very own mart.HAchubby celebrated the grand opening of HAchuMart, located in Busan, South Korea, during a Jan...
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