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Keir Starmer to urge ‘red wall’ voters to take another look at Labour – The Guardian

Leader’s online conference speech to strike patriotic tone, saying: ‘We love this country’

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Keir Starmer is to appeal directly to red wall voters who abandoned the party last year to take another look at Labour, telling them his party loves Britain and is under new leadership.
Speaking from Doncaster, South Yorkshire on Tuesday at the online event replacing Labours annual conference, Starmer will stress a change in approach for Labour since he succeeded Jeremy Corbyn.
To those people in Doncaster and Deeside, in Glasgow and Grimsby, in Stoke and in Stevenage, to those who have turned…

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Covid-19: Warrington moves into tier 3 restrictions – BBC News

The Cheshire town is the latest area to be moved into the top tier of Covid-19 restrictions.

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Warrington is the latest area to move into the top tier of Covid-19 measures as infection rates continue to rise.
Tier three restrictions came into force at midnight in the Cheshire town –
two days earlier than originally planned.
Council leader Russ Bowden said it was the right decision to move Warrington into the “very high” Covid alert level.
“This is a public health imperative. What we need to do is protect the…

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Keir Starmer contacted by police after collision with cyclist in London – The Guardian

Rider taken to hospital after incident involving car said to be driven by Labour’s leader

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Police are investigating a collision involving the Labour leader, Sir Keir Starmer, in which a cyclist was taken to hospital.
Starmer is understood to have been driving through north-west London around midday on Sunday when the crash occurred in Kentish Town.
A spokesman for the opposition leader said he reported the incident to a police station soon afterwards and has been in touch with the person involved.
Starmer is not believed to have been injured in the accident and is said to have been driving…

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Amy Coney Barrett confirmed to US Supreme Court – BBC News

Donald Trump scores pre-election win as US Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett as Supreme Court judge.

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The US Senate has confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court in a victory for President Donald Trump a week before the general election.
Mr Trump’s fellow Republicans voted 52-48 to approve the judge, overcoming the unified opposition of Democrats.
The 48-year-old is expected to take the oath of office at the White House on Monday night.
Her appointment seals for the foreseeable future a 6-3 conservative majority on the top US judicial body.
Only one Republican, Senator Susan Collins,…

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