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PCR tests could be scrapped too. Travelling is set to be made cheaper and more straightforward for doubled-jabbed holidaymakers under a shake-up of coronavirus rules. The green and amber lists are expected to be merged to form one category of low-risk countries while the number of destinations on the red list will be reduced. There […]

Dame Judi Dench will open the Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) garden at the Chelsea Flower Show when the world-famous event welcomes back visitors next week. The celebrated actress – famed for her James Bond movie role as M – is an ambassador for the QGC, an initiative celebrating the monarch’s platinum jubilee next year by […]

Dominic Raab will continue to play an “important senior role” in Government despite his demotion from foreign secretary, Downing Street has said. Mr Raab, who was moved to Justice Secretary, was seen as one of the big losers in Boris Johnson’s unexpectedly wide-ranging Cabinet reshuffle. The announcement that he was to be given the title […]

The tax gap – the difference between the tax expected and what is actually paid – was estimated at £35 billion in 2019/20, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) figures show. The gap represents 5.3% of tax due and compares with a gap of 5%, or £33 billion, in the 2018/19 tax year. The latest figures […]

Nicola Sturgeon has apologised “unreservedly” for long ambulance waiting times, announcing that the military could be brought in to help with the backlog. The First Minister was questioned about the death of Gerald Brown, 65, from Glasgow, who died after waiting for 40 hours for an ambulance, the Herald reported on Thursday. She offered her […]

Alberto Salazar’s four-year suspension for a series of doping violations has been upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). The 63-year-old, who ran the Nike Oregon Project, had appealed the decision imposed by the US Anti-Doping Agency in 2019. A four-year ban on physician and endocrinologist Dr. Jeffrey Brown, who worked alongside Salazar, […]

Piers Morgan is to join News Corp and Fox News Media in a deal which will see him host a new global TV show, it has been announced. The 56-year-old will also publish two weekly columns online for the New York Post and the Sun. The TV show will air on weeknights in the UK, […]

He’ll reshuffle the junior ranks today, after yesterday’s overhaul of the cabinet Boris Johnson is expected to continue his ministerial shake-up as he reshapes the junior ranks following an overhaul of some of the Cabinet’s top positions. The Prime Minister shuffled his frontbench late into Wednesday evening in a day that saw Liz Truss appointed […]

They will need to have had both jabs by law in exactly eight weeks time Unions are warning of “catastrophic” staff shortages in care homes unless the Government scraps a deadline for workers in the sector to be vaccinated against coronavirus. Unison said ministers should abandon the “draconian” no jab, no job policy, while the […]

The partnership will be known by the acronym ‘AUKUS’ The UK has announced a new defence partnership with the US and Australia as Western allies look to keep a check on China’s growing power in the Indo-Pacific. In a joint statement on Wednesday evening, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, US President Joe Biden and Australian Prime […]

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