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A new national lockdown looks likely to be imposed across England as the Government was accused by Labour of letting coronavirus “get out of control”. As events developed rapidly, the Daily Mail reported the Government’s key “Covid-O” committee that oversees restrictions was expected to meet on Monday to decide changes to the coronavirus regime. The […]

An 82-year-old retired maintenance manager has become the first person in the world to receive the Oxford University and AstraZeneca vaccine outside clinical trials. Dialysis patient Brian Pinker received the jab at 7.30am on Monday from nurse Sam Foster at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Churchill Hospital. Mr Pinker, who has been having dialysis […]

Planet Earth has remained habitable for billions of years simply because of good luck, according to a new study. Scientists at the University of Southampton have carried out a mass simulation of climate evolution of 100,000 randomly generated planets. Each planet was simulated 100 times with random climate-altering events occurring each time in order to […]

London schools will remain closed next week as the UK prepares to ramp up its coronavirus vaccination programme. Education Secretary Gavin Williamson on Friday confirmed that all London primary schools will remain shut next week as the capital battles with high levels of coronavirus infections. But while the move was welcomed as the “right decision”, […]

The Prince of Wales has warned that cancer risks becoming “the Forgotten C” and that delayed operations during the pandemic are causing “despair”. In a piece for the Daily Telegraph, Charles, patron of Macmillan Cancer Support, writes that the charity has lost a third of its fundraised income. He wrote: “In many cases, due to […]

New trading arrangements are now in place with the EU Prime Minister Boris Johnson says that the UK has “taken back control of our money, our laws and our waters” after the Brexit transition period with the European Union came to an end. The UK is free to pursue independent trade policies for the first […]

New research has been published by the Royal Society of Chemistry Lockdown restrictions and a spike in home office equipment sales have sparked concerns over the amount of e-waste the UK is producing, according to new research. The Royal Society of Chemistry say that, despite nearly half of people who moved to home working during […]

New year celebrations may be significantly more muted this year but there is plenty of television to fill the dark evenings. Doctor Who will return to BBC One at 6.45pm on New Year’s Day and the special episode will see two characters bow out of the show. Revolution Of The Daleks will be Bradley Walsh […]

The public is being urged to “take personal responsibility” by acting like they have coronavirus and staying at home this New Year’s Eve. People are being warned they should not be mixing with other households indoors and that they should avoid large gatherings of any kind. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said people “cannot let up” […]

Boris Johnson says the UK must redouble its efforts to fight coronavirus Large parts of the North West, the North East and the Midlands in England go into 2021 in the toughest tier of Covid-19 restrictions. Only the Isles of Scilly remain in the lowest tier, with all other parts of England in Tier 3. […]

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