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Tuesday, Jul 27, 2021
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Covid: NHS plans booster jab for those 50 and over before winter
The NHS has been given the green light to start planning a Covid vaccine booster programme in the UK ahead of this winter.
Lord Bethell ‘failed to declare meetings’ with firms that got £1bn contracts
Labour renews calls for health minister, already under pressure over use of private emails, to be sacked
I tested positive for Covid-19 twice in two cities. The responses were vastly different
As someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 in both Britain and Hong Kong, I've experienced the worst of both worlds.
Britain Faces Travel Bans Amid Soaring Delta Variant Infections
Several countries have imposed restrictions on travelers from Britain amid rising cases of the delta variant of the coronavirus which was first detected in India.
UK Mandates Companies To Disclose Their Impact On Climate
The requirements will mandate companies to report risks posed by climate change to their assets and investments, as well as their own impact on the environment.
Minister's affair caught on camera prompts questions about surveillance among Britain's political elite
Westminster, the beating heart of British politics, is very worried about how safe the UK government's most important secrets are.
‘Ridiculous’: Starmer criticises PM for seeking credit for Hancock’s exit
Labour leader also hits out at Boris Johnson for dismissing story as only of interest to ‘Westminster bubble’
Millions of jobs and a shortage of applicants. Welcome to the new economy
There's a problem at James Hook's chicken farms, and it has nothing to do with poultry.
More pupils sent home as Covid disruption soars
There has been a sharp rise in pupils sent home from school in England because of Covid, according to the latest official figures.
One in 20 children missed school in England due to Covid as cases rise 66%
Nearly 400,000 pupils absent within a week as scientists raise concerns about plan to replace isolation with tests
Britons riled as foreign business leaders exempt from Covid quarantine if trip brings ‘significant economic benefit’ to UK
Some Britons have reacted with fury after the government announced that important foreign business visitors can come and go as they please, without quarantining, if their trips contribute to economic growth.
UK government set for leading role in insuring live entertainment
The British government is expected to announce an insurance scheme in the coming weeks for live events, including festivals, theatre and sports, to allow them to go ahead despite the pandemic, insurance industry sources said.
Public health minister Maree Todd tests positive for Covid
Scotland's minister for public health has tested positive for Covid-19.
Dominic Raab’s mobile number freely available online for last decade
Exclusive: Finding raises questions for security services weeks after similar revelations about PM’s number
UK charities warn of cliff edge as ministers stall on housing funds
Campaigners urge Robert Jenrick and Rishi Sunak to renew funding for Housing First pilots supported by Sajid Javid
UK health minister used private emails for government business, No 10 admits
Downing Street’s defence of Lord Bethell saying he abided by rules contradicts earlier statement
Rick Owens Concludes COVID Era with Men's Spring/Summer 2022 Collection
The designers latest fashion show is the final in a four-part series about the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ministers set to end automatic isolation for pupils in England
Move means hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren will no longer have to stay at home after contact with Covid case
Covid-19: End of England's Covid rules still set for 19 July
The final easing of lockdown measures in England is still set for 19 July, the new health secretary has said.
Britain's 'freedom day' will come on July 19, says government
Britain will lift most of its remaining COVID-19 restrictions on July 19 in what has been dubbed "Freedom Day", the government said on Monday despite fears that an increase in coronavirus cases could lead to more deaths.
England’s poorest areas left far behind with lack of social infrastructure
Study finds 10% worst-off wards are also least likely to get government funds to renew their communities
Hong Kong bans passenger flights from UK to curb COVID-19
Hong Kong will ban all passenger flights from the United Kingdom from Thursday to curb the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19, the government said on Monday.
Education secretary wants ban on mobile phones in English schools
Gavin Williamson launches consultation on behaviour, but unions say it is an attempt to distract from government’s Covid failures
UK military may have to postpone ‘sensitive’ discussions after top brass ordered to self-isolate over positive Covid-19 test
UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and a group of senior commanders have been ordered to quarantine after the head of the country’s armed forces tested positive for coronavirus, complicating military decision-making.
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