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SAS: Who Dares Wins' Ant Middleton dropped over BLM and Covid tweets

Posted on Mar 02, 2021

Former soldier and TV presenter Ant Middleton has parted ways with Channel 4, following controversial comments on the coronavirus pandemic and Black Lives Matter. Mi


The Guardian view on Covid-19 variants: lax rules create needless risk

Posted on Mar 02, 2021

It was a weekend of bright sunshine, with daffodils blooming alongside snowdrops in southern areas and a spectacular full moon, as families with children in England be


Healthcare professionals in the UK have a moral duty to get the Covid jab

Posted on Mar 02, 2021

I t is an irony of the UK vaccine rollout that, as healthcare workers inoculate the public, some are failing to have the jab themselves. By 20 Feb


Fears that 25% of grassroots sports clubs may not return after lockdown

Posted on Mar 02, 2021

Grassroots sports will struggle to return once lockdown measures are eased, MPs have been warned, with one organisation estimating 25% of their clubs will not come bac


Schools tsar says England’s £1.7bn Covid catch-up package not enough

Posted on Mar 02, 2021

The government’s newly appointed education recovery commissioner has warned that the prime minister’s £1.7bn catch-up package is not sufficient and that Englandâ€


Brazil variant evaded up to 61% of immunity in previous Covid cases

Posted on Mar 02, 2021

The coronavirus variant originally found in Manaus in Brazil and detected in six cases in the UK was able to infect 25% to 61% of the people in the Amazonian city who


Grantham council won’t pay for Thatcher statue unveiling

Posted on Mar 02, 2021

Plans to use £100,000 of taxpayers’ money to underwrite an unveiling ceremony for a statue of Margaret Thatcher in her home town have been scrapped. Councillors i


A third of claims since universal credit began made during pandemic

Posted on Feb 24, 2021

The scale of the hardship caused by Covid-19 has been laid bare with new figures showing that more than a third of claims since universal credit was introduced have be


Virat Kohli calls on crowd to 'make life more difficult' for England in third Test

Posted on Feb 24, 2021

Virat Kohli has called on a bumper crowd in Ahmedabad to make life difficult for England as India’s firebrand captain heads into Wednesday’s crucial day-night third Te


How the NHS can meet the demands of an ageing society

Posted on Feb 24, 2021

B ruce Keogh (The NHS rose to the challenge of Covid, but its next test may be even harder, 18 February) makes salient points about the post-pande


Unlocking England: will Boris Johnson's Covid gamble pay off?

Posted on Feb 24, 2021

I have two major issues with Boris Johnson’s plan to unlock England (Step by step: how England’s Covid lockdown will be lifted, 22 February). Fir


The Guardian view on a post-Covid recovery: not just for the well-off

Posted on Feb 24, 2021

It was John Maynard Keynes who developed the idea of “animal spirits” as a kind of spontaneous market optimism, or pessimism, which lent a crucial emotional dimension


The billions spent by the UK government on fighting Covid need proper scrutiny

Posted on Feb 24, 2021

T he point of Brexit, according to its champions, was to liberate Britain from intolerable EU rules. One of these was that government contracts sh


Jo Whiley says sister is out of hospital after severe Covid infection

Posted on Feb 24, 2021

Jo Whiley has shared that her sister Frances, who has learning disabilities and diabetes, is out of hospital after being admitted with Covid-19 following an outbreak i


AstraZeneca expected to miss EU Covid vaccine supply target by half in second-quarter – report

Posted on Feb 24, 2021

AstraZeneca has told the European Union it expects to deliver less than half the Covid-19 vaccines it was contracted to supply in the second quarter, an EU official to


Be 'muscular' and drive green recovery, Cameron tells Johnson

Posted on Feb 24, 2021

Boris Johnson must be “muscular” in reshaping the economy to bring about a green recovery from the coronavirus crisis, former prime minister David Cameron has said, ca


NHS Covid app could be used to prove status and access venues in England

Posted on Feb 24, 2021

People could use a revamped NHS app to prove their Covid status on entering pubs or theatres in England under plans being considered by ministers, as one major care pr


Optimism grows for large numbers of fans to return for summer of sport

Posted on Feb 23, 2021

There is growing optimism within government circles that large numbers of fans will be able to return for a packed summer of sport in England – including the final sta


Think about your life this time last year, just before Covid hit. What do you miss?

Posted on Feb 23, 2021

A s we approach one year together I’ve been reflecting on life with the worst companion ever, Covid-19. Ideally we would never have met, but this


Boris Johnson's lockdown exit plan is slower, but not pain-free

Posted on Feb 23, 2021

N o big bang reopening. No promises that might be broken. No immediate prospect of life returning to normal for those businesses most severely aff


Covid has killed 500,000 in the US. That's more than the population of Miami

Posted on Feb 23, 2021

F ive hundred thousand deaths can be hard to picture. But we have to try. Imagine, for instance, that everyone in Miami, Colorado Springs or Minne


Cronyism in Britain is rampant and goes unpunished. We're turning into a banana republic

Posted on Feb 23, 2021

T he sums are so vast, the secrecy so shocking, that “chumocracy” doesn’t begin to capture what Britain has become – redolent as we are of banana


More support needed as England exits lockdown, say business leaders

Posted on Feb 23, 2021

Business leaders have told Boris Johnson that his roadmap for exiting the third Covid lockdown in England remains incomplete without fresh financial support for compan


'Baby steps the right way to go': cautious welcome for England's Covid roadmap

Posted on Feb 23, 2021

S chool’s in, sport’s on, and at some point you might even be allowed to get people round for a barbecue: to a country stuck inside since Christma