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Don't be fooled: Covid won't be cured by a panacea

Posted on Mar 27, 2021

I f the coronavirus had struck in the middle ages, there would have been a cure. You could have got it at all good apothecaries, though not cheapl


What are the new Covid rules in England from 29 March?

Posted on Mar 27, 2021

Lockdown restrictions will be eased further from 29 March in England. Here is a roundup of what will be allowed, in accordance with government guidance. Social


Grace Victory: British YouTuber with Covid leaves intensive care

Posted on Mar 27, 2021

A British YouTuber with Covid-19 who spent three months in a coma has been discharged from intensive care. Grace Victory, 30, from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, con


FA pledges £180m of grassroots funding to boost football's Covid-19 recovery

Posted on Mar 27, 2021

The Football Association is to look at new formats for football matches and will encourage ground staff to maintain their pitches via an app in a push to do more with


One in 25 people hospitalised with Covid in UK since December have had vaccine

Posted on Mar 27, 2021

One in 25 people hospitalised with Covid-19 since December have had at least one dose of vaccine, with the majority infected shortly before or soon after vaccination –


More violence in Bristol as 'kill the bill' protesters clash with police

Posted on Mar 27, 2021

Violence erupted between protesters and police in Bristol again on Friday night as more than a thousand demonstrators gathered for a third “kill the bill” demonstratio


Tim Dowling: Am I old enough to have my Covid vaccine? Absolutely

Posted on Mar 20, 2021

I t’s not that I hoped I would squeak through life without needing to change the tyre on a wheelbarrow; it’s that I never suspected such a chore e


Biden 'doing fine' after stumbling once, twice, thrice on steps of Air Force One

Posted on Mar 20, 2021

Supporters of Joe Biden were tempting fate when they claimed he had not put a foot wrong during his first two months in office.


NSW flooding: Sydney's Warragamba Dam overflows and mid north coast evacuated amid wild weather

Posted on Mar 20, 2021

Swathes of suburban Sydney were on alert for dangerous flooding after the city’s main dam spilled over on Saturday, with severe storms across New South Wales also trig


What a public inquiry into Covid must cover

Posted on Mar 20, 2021

K eep Our NHS Public decided to go ahead with a people’s inquiry into the handling of the pandemic (Pressure mounts on Boris Johnson to launch cor


Dear Gavin Williamson, schools need kindness in this Covid crisis but you bang on about behaviour

Posted on Mar 20, 2021

O ne of the most uplifting moments I’ve experienced as a school parent came when watching a nursery school teacher – let’s call her Doreen – worki


Jessie Buckley on Covid filming: ‘The world’s greatest love scene – and we couldn’t touch!’

Posted on Mar 20, 2021

T hough it’s meant to be a one-on-one interview, and government rules prohibit group gatherings, Jessie Buckley has brought along a companion wh


Jo Whiley's sister Frances to get jab a month after having Covid

Posted on Mar 20, 2021

The radio DJ Jo Whiley’s sister is to receive her first Covid-19 vaccination, a month after contracting the disease and almost dying from it. Whiley said she “couldn


Boris Johnson receives Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine

Posted on Mar 20, 2021

Boris Johnson has received his first dose of a coronavirus vaccine at London’s St Thomas’ hospital, where last year he was treated in intensive care for Covid, and urg


Covid-hit homeowners fear getting stuck on costly mortgage deal

Posted on Mar 20, 2021

A third of borrowers who have seen their income fall as a result of the pandemic fear they may not be able to remortgage, research has found – but brokers say they sho


Michael Rosen backs calls for Covid UK public inquiry

Posted on Mar 20, 2021

Michael Rosen, the poet and children’s writer who survived Covid after six weeks on a ventilator, has backed calls for a public inquiry into the UK’s handling of the p


Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics organisers confirm overseas fan ban

Posted on Mar 20, 2021

Overseas spectators will not be permitted to attend this summer’s rearranged Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo. An announcement was made after a meeting of the Int


Prince Harry writes foreword to book for children who have lost parents to Covid

Posted on Mar 20, 2021

The Duke of Sussex has reflected on the pain of his mother’s death in a foreword to a book for children of health workers who have died in the coronavirus pandemic.


A Covid snapshot: 28m UK households to take part in census unlike any other

Posted on Mar 20, 2021

Twenty-eight million households are preparing for their Covid close-up on Sunday in what may be the last official census after 180 years of mass data gathering once a


Government still has no strategy for tackling sexism in schools, say teachers

Posted on Mar 20, 2021

Teachers have criticised the government for failing to create a national strategy to tackle sexism in schools, as thousands of students come forward to share experienc


Thousands gather to protest against Covid lockdown in London

Posted on Mar 20, 2021

Thousand marched under a heavy police presence through central London in protest against lockdown on Saturday, with officers leading small numbers of people away in ha


Specialist Covid infection control scientist faces threat of deportation from UK

Posted on Mar 20, 2021

An infection control specialist who has been offered a job as a senior NHS biomedical scientist to help tackle the pandemic is facing deportation by the Home Office, p


Mind the gaps: will we go back to public transport after Covid?

Posted on Mar 20, 2021

A year ago, with the first coronavirus lockdown looming, passengers were warned to stay away from public transport. Now many are wondering whether that message can eve


Hotel Chocolat boosts sales as fans feed craving online

Posted on Mar 02, 2021

Chocoholics turned to the internet during the Covid-19 pandemic, helping Hotel Chocolat increase sales and profits despite the high street lockdowns. The Cambridgesh