The figures came as Boris Johnson announced that further lockdown easing, paused at the start of August, would now go ahead, meaning – among other changes – soft play areas, ice rinks and bowling alleys will be allowed to open from Saturday and close-contact beauty services can resume. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus infection rates levelling off, English data suggests
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Northern Ireland checks The Ireland Northern Ireland specialised committee (INISC) will meet for the first time on 30 April. The Cabinet Office has confirmed that the INISC will be “comprised of official-level representatives of the EU and the UK” and will “meet as regularly as required to facilitate engagement between the UK and the EU on protocol implementation”. … [Read more...] about Brexit talks: who is involved and what is being covered?
The Italian agricultural lobby Coldiretti believes that one out of every four supposed Italian products sold abroad is an imitation — representing a loss of €16.7bn (£12.5bn) in sales. Parmigiano Reggiano and the very similar Grana Padano are the two most imitated Italian products in the world, sold as Parmesao in Brazil, Regianito in Argentina, Parmeson in China and Parmesan in the US. … [Read more...] about Only one Parmesan, court rules
Regan said: “In common with lots of other horticultural producers, such as apple growers and salad growers, we all depend on having a really good supply of seasonal labour to help hand-harvest our crops, and we are extremely lucky on this farm to have some fantastic people predominantly from eastern European Union countries who come here for the summer. … [Read more...] about Wimbledon strawberry farmer warns of post-Brexit staff shortage
“We need additional sanctions against those who violated democratic values or abused human rights in Belarus,” the head of the EU executive Ursula von der Leyen tweeted on Friday. “I am confident today’s EU foreign ministers’ discussion will demonstrate our strong support for the rights of the people in Belarus to fundamental freedoms & democracy.” … [Read more...] about EU considers sanctions after crackdown on protests in Belarus