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Angela Rayner, Labour’s deputy leader, has been on a visit in London today to promote the party’s “new deal for working people”.

The country was at a fork in the road, she said.

Under the Conservatives we have a broken economic model defined by insecure work, low wages and in-work poverty, and a lack of opportunity for people who want to get on and find good work to support themselves and their families.

Labour’s new deal for working people will fundamentally change our economy to make it work for working people and build a Britain where people in every part of our country can get good quality jobs that are a source of pride, security and dignity and pay a proper wage that people can raise a family on.

Northern Ireland has overtaken England to become the UK nation with the highest rate of new coronavirus cases, PA Media reports. PA says:

It is also the only one of the four nations that is recording a steady rise in rates.

A total of 9,832 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded in Northern Ireland in the seven days to 21 July – the equivalent of 519.2 cases per 100,000 people.

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