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A study looking at whether the Oxford/Astrazeneca and Pfizer coronavirus vaccines can be safely mixed for the first and second doses will be expanded to include two additional jabs. Researchers running the Com-Cov study, launched in February to investigate alternating doses of the first two jabs to be rolled out across the UK, have announced […]

The Prime Minister says the easing of lockdown restrictions will “inevitably” lead to more infections and deaths as the NHS moves to the next stage of vaccine rollout The Prime Minister urged people to continue to “exercise restraint” as beer gardens were packed and shoppers flocked to high streets after the latest round of the […]

A major coronavirus testing firm is to offer cut-price PCR tests for travellers returning to the UK from overseas. Randox announced it will charge customers flying with partner airlines £60 for the tests, which typically cost around £120. The partner airlines have not been identified, but the PA news agency understands they will be major […]

The Government’s LGBT advisory panel has been disbanded, Downing Street confirmed. The panel, established by Theresa May’s government, will be replaced with a new body, No 10 indicated. Panellists’ terms were due to expire on March 31 but a series of members had resigned earlier in protest at Government policies. The terms of the remaining […]

A mother has described Manchester Arena suicide bomber Salman Abedi walking with a “swagger” moments before he murdered 22 innocent bystanders and injured hundreds of others. After the blast, Suzanne Atkins had to desperately search for her daughter on the floor of the City Room, where victims lay dead or dying, the public inquiry into […]

Around 1.3 million vulnerable people are yet to take up the offer of a Covid-19 jab, according to new estimates. The NHS in England said 19 out of 20 of those most at risk from the virus have now received their first dose of a vaccine. An estimated 27 million people in England are in […]

Here is the full statement from David Cameron “Since the collapse of Greensill Capital, many questions have been raised about my dealings with Lex Greensill in government, and my subsequent involvement with the company. “I completely understand the public interest in this issue, given the impact of Greensill’s collapse on the hundreds of people who […]

Brit Award winner Celeste has described performing to an empty Royal Albert Hall at the Bafta film awards as a “unique opportunity”. The chart-topping soul singer, 26, was speaking as she arrived at the second of the two ceremonies for this year’s awards, which is going ahead without winners and nominees present. She is due […]

Police are trying to find the mother of a newborn baby who has been found dead on a supermarket car park. West Midlands Police Detective Inspector Jim Edmonds said the “truly tragic discovery” was made the Morrisons car park on the Black Country Route in Bilston on Sunday just after 9am. Officers, who were alerted […]

The Duke of Edinburgh was the person to whom the Queen could “unburden herself”, Sir John Major has said. Being head of state is “a very lonely position in many ways”, with a limited number of people available for the Queen to speak frankly with, the former prime minister said.. He said: “Consider the position […]

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