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EU, UK unveil vast trade pact set to enter force on Jan 1

It's likely to be endorsed over the next week and enter force provisionally on New Year's Day.

UK nixes Christmas gatherings, shuts London shops over virus

Johnson said the capital and other areas in southern England will move to an even stricter Tier 4 alert category that requires non-essential shops, hairdressers and indoor leisure venues to close after the end of business hours Saturday.

UK leader to end England’s national lockdown on Dec. 2

Johnson’s office said late Saturday that the government plans to return to using a three-tiered system that imposes different restrictions based on the severity of local outbreaks.

UK signs trade deal with Canada to prepare for Brexit

While Britain formally withdrew from the EU in January, it continues to trade with other countries under the bloc’s umbrella during a transition period scheduled to end Dec. 31.

UK and EU to ‘redouble efforts’ on post-Brexit trade deal

The spokesman said Johnson told European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen during a Saturday telephone call that “significant differences” remain despite “some progress” in the negotiators’ recent discussions.

PM Johnson says England to go under new lockdown as UK virus cases pass 1 million

The U.K. reported more than 21,900 new confirmed cases on Saturday, bringing the country's total since the start of the pandemic to over 1 million.

New virus restrictions in Europe; German Chancellor Merkel warns of hard days

New restrictions went into effect in several other European nations in an effort to staunch the resurgence of the pandemic.

UK urged to conclude trade deal with EU to limit Brexit cost

The organization said the British economy will likely end this year 10.1% smaller as a result of the pandemic, which led to a wide-ranging lockdown in the spring.

UK economy slump not as bad as feared but still a record

The Office for National Statistics said Wednesday that the British economy contracted by 19.8% in the April to June quarter from the previous three-month period, slightly less than its previous estimate of 20.4%.

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Woman facing attempted arson charges in incident at Smithfield Foods in Bladen County

A Lumberton woman is facing several charges stemming from an incident at the Smithfield Foods plant in Tar Heel. According to the Bladen County Sheriff's Office, Latasha Rena Bittle, 26, allegedly threw a plastic jug with accelerants onto a break area canopy on October 12.