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Downing Street: Street in London, England
Downing Street is a street in central London that houses the official residences and offices of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Situated off Whitehall, a few minutes' walk from the Houses of Parliament, Downing Street was built in the 1680s by Sir George Downing.


Key information from September 3 coronavirus briefing [Video]

Key information from September 3 coronavirus briefing

The Government’s chief medical and scientific advisers have held a coronavirusbriefing at Downing Street to explain how the virus is spreading in the UK andwhat could happen as winter approaches...

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Vallance and Whitty arrive ahead of Downing Street briefing [Video]

Vallance and Whitty arrive ahead of Downing Street briefing

The government's Chief Scientific Advisor Sir Patrick Vallance and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for England Professor Chris Whitty have arrived at 10 Downing Street ahead of their televised briefing...

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Ministers arrive for cabinet ahead of Brexit talks [Video]

Ministers arrive for cabinet ahead of Brexit talks

Ministers have arrived to Downing Street to attend the weekly cabinet meeting as the latest round of Brexit negotiations get underway and the government prepare a new bill which could see amendments..

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Julian Assange petition taken to Downing Street [Video]

Julian Assange petition taken to Downing Street

Stella Moris has arrived at Downing Street to deliver a petition against the extradition of her fiancé Julian Assange. Ms Moris was accompanied by Rebecca Vincent from Reporters Without Borders. Both..

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UK will get first access to Oxford vaccine, No 10 says [Video]

UK will get first access to Oxford vaccine, No 10 says

The UK would be first in line for a coronavirus vaccine developed by OxfordUniversity if it was proven to be effective, Downing Street has said. It comesafter reports Donald Trump is considering..

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Students protest outside the Department for Education [Video]

Students protest outside the Department for Education

*Pressure is mounting on the Government over its handling of the exams system after thousands of pupils in England had their results downgraded. It comes as protesters gathered outside Downing Street..

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International Cat Day: Larry poses for photo shoot in Downing Street [Video]

International Cat Day: Larry poses for photo shoot in Downing Street

A photographer has been snapping one of London's most famous felines ahead of International Cat Day on Saturday (August 8).View on euronews

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Boris Johnson on Covid lockdown measures in northern England [Video]

Boris Johnson on Covid lockdown measures in northern England

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out the reasons behind the latest lockdown restrictions to be introduced across large parts of northern England – during a press conference in Downing Street..

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NHS workers march on Downing Street to demand pay rise [Video]

NHS workers march on Downing Street to demand pay rise

NHS staff made their way to Whitehall on Wednesday evening, carrying bannersthat said “Clapping won’t pay my bills” and “We helped you survive, now helpus survive”, as they demanded a pay..

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'We're angry': Hundreds of NHS staff march on Downing Street to demand pay rise

'We've been let down by our government... It feels like a kick in the teeth,' say nurses at protest
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Prescriptions for cycling rolled out as government tells public to lose weight ahead of potential second wave

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Downing Street concedes that only 'outlines' of Brexit trade deal may be possible this year

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UK PM plans daily White House-style press briefings

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Mark Sedwill: Cabinet secretary and top civil servant to step down in September

The most senior civil servant in Boris Johnson's government, Sir Mark Sedwill, is to stand down as cabinet secretary and national security adviser in September, Downing Street has announced.
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