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Plans have been announced by the Taoiseach, Micheal Martin Ireland will face Level 5 coronavirus restrictions for at least a month, the Taoiseach has announced. In an address to the nation Micheal Martin described the state of the pandemic as “extremely serious”. Rising case numbers will “deteriorate further over the coming days”, he warned as […]

England’s south-west is the only place expected to escape the cold that will chill the UK on Wednesday as hazardous conditions hit much of the country. Wintry showers are expected to hit Northern Ireland and northern Scotland on Wednesday, with north-west England and North Wales covered by a weather warning for ice from 6pm, the […]

A Covid-19 vaccine from Oxford University and AstraZeneca has been approved for use in the UK, paving the way for mass rollout. The jab, which has been described as a “game changer”, was given the green light by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the approval was “fantastic […]

The Covid-19 vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca has been approved for use in the UK. With the Pfizer/BioNTech jab already being administered to the most vulnerable, what does this new development mean? – What’s in the pipeline for the UK? The Government has secured 100 million doses of the Oxford vaccine. […]

Local authorities in Essex have declared a “major incident” as the number of coronavirus cases threatens to overwhelm health services in the county. The announcement has been made in response to a “significant growing demand” on hospitals across the county and will enable local leaders to seek further support from the Government, the Essex Resilience […]

President Donald Trump signed a 900 billion dollar (£664 billion) pandemic relief package on Sunday, ending days of drama over his refusal to accept the bipartisan deal that will deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and avert a federal government shutdown. The massive bill includes 1.4 trillion dollars (£1.03 trillion) to fund government agencies […]

Measures come into effect on Monday The US will require airline passengers from the UK to produce a negative Covid-19 test before their flight, in response to a new variant of coronavirus. It is the latest country to announce new travel restrictions because of the variant spreading in the UK and elsewhere. Airline passengers from […]

They were born at 29 weeks, weighting between 2 and 3.5 pounds Miracle triplets born prematurely during the Covid-19 pandemic are about to celebrate their first Christmas. Willoughby, Rafferty and Emmeline were born at 29 weeks, on May 28, weighing between 2lb and 3.5lb. They were whisked into intensive care as soon as they were […]

It comes after Coronavirus restrictions have left theatres and cinemas empty this Christmas James Bond stars Daniel Craig and Dame Judi Dench have joined the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall in recording a much-loved festive poem in aid of charity. Charles and Camilla have been filmed narrating ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas with […]

The rollout of rapid testing is being supported by a £149 million grant. Care home staff in England will receive two rapid-result tests a week in addition to regular testing to help keep the new coronavirus variant at bay. Health officials have brought forward plans for care home staff to receive bi-weekly lateral flow device […]

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