Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis has said a decision by EU chiefnegotiator Michel Barnier to stay on in London this week to continue talks ona post-Brexit trade deal is a “very good sign”. The talks had been expected toswitch to Brussels but it is reported that Mr Barnier is to remain in the UKuntil Wednesday – in part because of the high coronavirus infection rates inthe Belgian capital. Mr Lewis told BBC1’s The Andrew Marr Show: “The fact thatMichel Barnier has outlined in the last week or so that they are going to comeback and do these intensive negotiations, he recognises the EU do need tomove, and that he is staying through to next week, is totally a very goodsign. “We have got to make sure that it is a deal that works not just for ourpartners in Europe – we want to have a very good relationship with themobviously – but one that works for the United Kingdom. “I think there is agood chance that we can get a deal but I think it is for the EU to understandthat it is for them to move as well.”
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Some 100 high street travel agent shops face permanent closure, their industrybody in Northern Ireland warned. Commissions already earned on forwardbookings were repaid and staff still had to be paid while earnings during thepandemic plunged. The lobby organisation is pressing for a tailored financialpackage.
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A kitten has been given a “clean bill of health” after being rescued frominside a car engine in Ballymena, Northern Ireland. The newly formed Ballymenabranch of charity Cats Protection was called after meowing was heard under acar bonnet, which turned out to be a black kitten inside the engine.Volunteers attempted to coax him out with treats and cat calls, beforereaching in and pulling him to safety.
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Northern Ireland will experience an “inevitable payback” in coronavirusinfections as a result of easing restrictions over Christmas, the chiefmedical officer has warned. Dr Michael McBride said any relaxations would havean impact on hospital admissions, as he stressed the need for people to have a“careful” Christmas.
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