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Travellers returning to the UK from “red list” countries will be sent to quarantine hotels for 10 days, Boris Johnson has announced. People will also be required to fill in a form explaining why their trip is necessary, with enforcement stepped up at airports to prevent leisure travel. The Prime Minister told the Commons that […]

Scotland’s First Minister has said Boris Johnson’s proposed visit to Scotland on Thursday is “not essential”. Nicola Sturgeon said there should not be one rule for the public and another for politicians, as the Prime Minister prepares to head north.   But the First Minister stressed she does not want her comments to be interpreted […]

Lockdown measures will remain in place until at least March 8, Boris Johnson indicated as he earmarked that date for the reopening of England’s schools. The Prime Minister confirmed that hopes of pupils returning to class after the February half-term have been abandoned.   The March date is based on progress in vaccinating the most […]

Boris Johnson is due to set out a “road map” next month for how England emerges from the lockdown. The Prime Minister said last week the “far more sensible approach” is to reopen “safely and cautiously”.   Here is a look at some of the questions around what an eventual lifting of restrictions might look […]

People infected with the new UK coronavirus variant are less likely to report a loss of taste and smell, figures suggest. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the symptoms were “significantly less common” in patients who tested positive for the new variant compared to those with other variants of Covid-19.   They are more […]

Protesters have been evicted from a central London park after they dug tunnels and set up a makeshift camp in opposition to the HS2 rail development. HS2 Rebellion activists occupied Euston Square Gardens claiming there were plans to build a temporary taxi rank over the small green space outside Euston Station. But the group said […]

Andy Murray has offered advice to recreational tennis players on how to stay fit for the sport during lockdown. As an elite athlete, the Scot is still permitted to train at the National Tennis Centre but during his many spells of rehabilitation, he has spent plenty of time unable to get on court.   In […]

The disadvantage gap among secondary school pupils had become wider even before the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report. The Northern Powerhouse Partnership compared numbers of secondary schools with a high level of long-term disadvantaged high impact pupils between 2017 and 2019, as well as analysing attainment at GCSE level. The coalition of business and […]

The UK could see another 50,000 deaths from coronavirus, a scientist advising the Government has warned, as the Prime Minister said he was “deeply sorry” for every life lost. Boris Johnson insisted he takes “full responsibility” for the response to the pandemic and said “we did everything we could” to minimise suffering as the Government’s […]

The European Union has threatened to impose tight controls on the export of coronavirus vaccines made in the bloc, potentially impacting the UK’s supply of Pfizer jabs. The Government said it was in “close contact” with suppliers after the European Commission issued the warning amid a row with AstraZeneca over a shortfall of doses for […]

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