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Coronavirus vaccines to be offered to over 70s as Government expands rollout

Coronavirus vaccines to be offered to over 70s as Government expands rollout

Coronavirus vaccines will be offered to millions of over 70s and the clinically extremely vulnerable from this week as the Government expands the rollout amid a border crackdown to keep out new strains. More than 3.8 million people in the UK – including over-80s, care home residents, and NHS and social care staff – have …

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Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil arrives in Turkey to finalise Fenerbahce switch

Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil arrives in Turkey to finalise Fenerbahce switch

Mesut Ozil travelled to Turkey on Sunday ahead of his expected move to Fenerbahce. The Super Lig club posted photographs of Arsenal midfielder Ozil boarding a plane and tweeted: “Our club is bringing Mesut Ozil to Istanbul to continue the transfer processes.”     Its understood the 32-year-old was at the club’s London Colney training …

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Ambulance workers ‘at breaking point’, union survey suggests

Ambulance workers ‘at breaking point’, union survey suggests

Three out of four ambulance staff are at “breaking point”, suffering low morale. Three out of four ambulance staff are at “breaking point”, suffering low morale and calling for better protective equipment, a new study suggests. The GMB union said almost two out of three of 2,000 of its members surveyed said they believed their …

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Safeguard controversial statues and put them in context, minister says

Safeguard controversial statues and put them in context, minister says

Britain should not try to edit or censor its past, the Communities secretary, Robin Jenrick has said Britain should not try to edit or censor its past, the Communities secretary has said, amid proposed amendments to laws to protect statues, monuments and other memorials. Robert Jenrick said any decision to remove heritage assets in England …

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UK can see a way out of the pandemic, Health Secretary says

UK can see a way out of the pandemic, Health Secretary says

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the UK is “nearly on the home straight” as 324,000 doses of coronavirus vaccines were administered in the space of 24 hours.  Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the UK is “nearly on the home straight” as 324,000 doses of coronavirus vaccines were administered in the space of 24 hours. More …

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Tory candidate suspended by party over comments about ‘fat’ food bank users

Tory candidate suspended by party over comments about ‘fat’ food bank users

A Scottish Conservative candidate for the Holyrood election has been suspended by the party after claiming “fat” food bank users are “far from starving”. Craig Ross, the Tory candidate for Glasgow Pollok, also expressed scepticism about the UK Government listening to campaigning footballer Marcus Rashford about food poverty and feeding hungry children. Craig Ross, the …

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Supreme Court ‘substantially allows’ FCA appeal on coronavirus insurance claims

Supreme Court ‘substantially allows’ FCA appeal on coronavirus insurance claims

The Supreme Court has “substantially allowed” an appeal brought by the Financial Conduct Authority in a landmark £1.2 billion legal battle over businesses’ ability to claim on insurance for coronavirus-related disruption. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) last year brought a test case, which could affect around 370,000 businesses, over the wording of business interruption insurance …

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R rate drops below 1 in several regions, Cambridge researchers say

R rate drops below 1 in several regions, Cambridge researchers say

The number of Covid-19 infections across England is falling as a whole, with the reproductive rate – the R – below 1 in some regions, University of Cambridge researchers have said. The Medical Research Council (MRC) Biostatistics Unit Covid-19 Working Group said the current estimate of the daily number of new infections occurring across England …

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