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Health Secretary Matt Hancock has praised the work of pharmacies throughout the pandemic High street pharmacies in England will be able to distribute coronavirus vaccines from Thursday, the NHS has said. Boots and Superdrug branches will be among the six stores across the country which will be able to administer the jabs. Boots in Halifax, […]

It is the latest set of job cuts by Debenhams, which axed 2,500 staff in August and around 1,000 in May Department store chain Debenhams has said it will permanently close six branches, including the flagship Oxford Street shop, with the loss of 320 jobs. It said it had also told staff at stores in […]

The Under-20’s tournament is also affected The 2021 Women’s Six Nations Championship has been postponed until later this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. But tournament organisers say that plans for the men’s tournament, which is due to kick off on February 6, “remain as scheduled”. France’s government is demanding reassurances on safety from England […]

The two-test series in Galle starts on Thursday morning An England cricket fan who has waited in Sri Lanka for 10 months to see the team play was still yet to find out if he would be able to watch the game on the eve of the first Test match. Rob Lewis, a web designer […]

Dealers will allowed to deliver directly to customers Car dealers in Scotland won’t be allowed to offer click-and-collect services from Saturday as more stringent coronavirus measures are put in place. However, dealerships will still be able to deliver vehicles to customers who purchase their car online or over the phone. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says […]

Boris Johnson made the comments in his appearance at the Commons Liaison Committee Boris Johnson has admitted that hospital intensive care units face being overwhelmed unless coronavirus rates are brought under control. The Prime Minister said there was a “very substantial” risk that ICUs would be unable to cope if numbers kept increasing. Mr Johnson’s […]

Supermarket chain Asda is transforming the clothing section of one of its stores to host a Covid-19 vaccination centre. The centre, believed to be the first to open inside a supermarket in England, will operate at an Asda branch in Birmingham from the week starting on January 25.   The Leeds-based retailer has been selected […]

Ministers are facing calls to introduce a minimum of two weeks’ paid bereavement leave following the death of a close relative or partner. A coalition of MPs, business chiefs and charities called for the measure in the face of the mounting Covid-19 death toll.   The Government has so far been reluctant to introduce statutory […]

The accounts of TikTok users under the age of 16 will now be private by default, the company has announced, meaning only people approved by the user can view their videos. The video sharing app said the change was part of efforts to make the platform safer for its younger users.   The platform is […]

Almost half of intensive care staff working during the coronavirus crisis are likely to be suffering from problem drinking, severe anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research suggests. The study, from King’s College London and published in the journal Occupational Medicine, found poor mental health was common among intensive care unit (ICU) staff, and […]


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