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The Prime Minister has warned of the “immense logistical challenges” in distributing the newly approved coronavirus vaccine as it emerged that most care home residents will need to wait for their jab. The UK became the first country in the world to give the go-ahead to the vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech on Wednesday, paving […]

Here is a list of the 53 NHS vaccine hubs in England, according to a letter to trusts last month from Emily Lawson, NHS England’s chief commercial officer, and Sue Harriman, chief operating officer of the Covid-19 vaccination deployment programme:   Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust Cambridge […]

Elderly people in care homes and their carers are top of the list to receive a Covid-19 vaccine after the UK became the first country in the world to approve a jab from Pfizer and BioNTech. The jab has been shown in studies to be 95% effective and works in all age groups.   The […]

Vaccine experts advising the Government have published a detailed list of who should get offered the Covid-19 jab first. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) said care home residents were among those who should be given the jab first. The committee examined data on who suffers the worst outcomes from coronavirus and who […]

The Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine has been approved for use in the UK. But what does this mean for people being vaccinated? – What’s in the pipeline for the UK? The Government has secured 40 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, with 10 million promised for the UK by the end of the year. Patients need […]

One of Britain’s most famous festive characters will feature on a new collectable 50p coin. The Snowman, the much-loved animation created by illustrator Raymond Briggs, will feature on the commemorative coin this month. The design was created by animator Robert Shaw, who was also the art director on The Snowman And The Snowdog, the sequel […]

MPs have backed the new system of coronavirus tiers for England as Boris Johnson survived the threat of a significant revolt from Conservative rebels to pass the restrictions. The support paves the way for 99% of England to enter the toughest Tier 2 and 3 restrictions when the second national lockdown ends on Wednesday. The […]

JD Sports has pulled out of rescue talks for troubled department store chain Debenhams, putting 12,000 workers at risk. It was the last remaining bidder for Debenhams, which has been in administration since April. In a brief statement to the London Stock Exchange, the company said: “JD Sports Fashion, the leading retailer of sports, fashion […]

Some non-essential retail and other businesses are reopening to the public as Ireland eases out of its second lockdown. A Government decision to lift Level 5 restrictions will also see the hair and beauty industry and gyms and leisure centres open their doors after six weeks of closures.   Restaurants and pubs that serve food […]

The Prime Minister is braced for a damaging Tory rebellion as MPs vote on a new toughened system of tiered coronavirus controls for England. The Government is expected to win today’s Commons vote on the new rules – which are due to come into effect the following day – after Labour said it would abstain. […]


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