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Less than 1% of UK travel insurance policies offer full Covid cover, says Which?

Posted on Jun 15, 2021

Less than 1% of UK travel insurance policies provide people with full comprehensive cover for Covid-related disruption, research by Which? has found. The consumer bo


‘I don’t feel any the wiser’: uncertainty as wedding Covid rules eased

Posted on Jun 15, 2021

A fter months of having to choose just 30 close relatives and friends to celebrate their nuptials with, couples in England will in theory be allow


Restaurants and pubs ‘face collapse’ during extended England lockdown

Posted on Jun 15, 2021

Business groups have warned that pubs, bars, restaurants and nightclubs face significant hardship or collapse after the easing of Covid-19 restrictions in England was


Boohoo reports strong sales as it relaunches Debenhams website

Posted on Jun 15, 2021

Boohoo has reported further strong sales growth on the back of the online shopping boom seen during the pandemic, as it launched a new Debenhams “digital department st


England’s Covid lockdown lifting: is a four-week delay enough?

Posted on Jun 15, 2021

The roadmap out of lockdown – England’s strategy to return to a life more normal – was heavy on dates from the start. The first three steps, in March, April and


Biosecure bubble can help forge stronger Lions bonds, insists Ken Owens

Posted on Jun 15, 2021

The British & Irish Lions hooker Ken Owens believes the strict Covid-19 restrictions facing the squad can act as a strength rather than a weakness for the upcoming


Wimbledon finals to allow full crowd capacity with 45,000 at Euro 2020 final

Posted on Jun 15, 2021

The final weekend of Wimbledon will be played on Centre Court in front of a capacity crowd – the first at a sporting event since the UK went into lockdown as the Covid


World Test Championship is hard to love but final deserves more than a washout

Posted on Jun 15, 2021

T he forecast is for rain. Of course the forecast is for rain. It’s the final of the World Test Championship on Friday: a concept first seriously


The Guardian view on delaying lockdown easing: sadly unavoidable

Posted on Jun 15, 2021

S ince February, when Boris Johnson unveiled a four-step roadmap to ending all Covid restrictions in England, progress has been steady and at time


China and the west must now cooperate to achieve global Covid vaccine coverage

Posted on Jun 15, 2021

“V accine diplomacy” has evolved into a dirty phrase, not least in relation to China and the notion that its government could be exchanging ineffe


Whether Covid escaped from a lab or not, it’s time to talk about biosecurity

Posted on Jun 15, 2021

T he debate on the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic has recently focused on the potential for the Sars-CoV-2 virus to have escaped from the Wuhan


Vaccines and oxygen run out as third wave of Covid hits Uganda

Posted on Jun 15, 2021

Uganda has all but run out of Covid-19 vaccines and oxygen as the country grapples with another wave of the pandemic. Both private and public medical facilities in t


Southbank Centre to showcase art made by Britons shielding from Covid

Posted on Jun 15, 2021

More than 600 pieces of art created by thousands of people who were shielding and in extreme isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic will tour this year as part of a So


One in five people in parts of EU pay bribes for healthcare, survey finds

Posted on Jun 15, 2021

Almost a third of residents in the EU relied on personal connections to access healthcare during the Covid crisis, and around one in five in Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary


Fears grow that three-day G7 summit in Cornwall may have fuelled a surge in Covid as five venues are shut in St Ives 'because of staff getting ill'

Posted on Jun 14, 2021

Fears that the G7 summit in Cornwall may have triggered a coronavirus outbreak are continuing to grow, after five venues were forced to shut over the weekend because o


'I couldn't walk 100 yards!' Carol Vorderman, 60, details her three-month battle with long Covid - as she appears on GMB in a skintight LBD

Posted on Jun 14, 2021

She regularly enthuses about going on long hikes, which help to keep her mentally and physically healthy.   And, Carol Vorderman has detailed her three month struggl


Ted Baker loses more than £100m as Covid lockdowns dent sales

Posted on Jun 14, 2021

Ted Baker made a loss of more than £100m in the first pandemic year as revenues at the fashion retailer plunged. The company made revenues of £352m in the 53 weeks


Are these the numbers scaring Boris? Study shows 29% of the 42 people who have died after catching the new strain had BOTH vaccinations as cases soar another 40%

Posted on Jun 14, 2021

Almost a third of the 42 Britons who have so far died from the Indian (Delta) Covid had been double jabbed, a new report has revealed. With the Prime Minister on the


Furious MPs demand certainty over ending of Covid restrictions amid fears of endless loop of lockdowns in 'Orwellian nightmare' as Boris Johnson prepares to delay Freedom Day

Posted on Jun 14, 2021

Furious Tory backbenchers last night voiced fears that ‘we will never get out of this Orwellian nightmare’ as Boris Johnson prepared to announce a delay to the end of


Covid cases rise by 40% in a week to 7,490 – and deaths double to eight – as PM refuses to guarantee June 21 'Freedom Day' wont be delayed for LONGER than four weeks amid 'substantial' third wave predictions

Posted on Jun 14, 2021

Britain's cases of coronavirus have increased by 40.2 per cent in the last week to 7,490 as Boris Johnson today refused to guarantee that 'Freedom Day' will not be del


Fox News host Kayleigh McEnany says she ‘never lied’ as Trump press secretary

Posted on Jun 14, 2021

The White House press secretary turned Fox News contributor Kayleigh McEnany has claimed she “never lied” while speaking for Donald Trump.


How Taiwan’s struggle for Covid vaccines is inflaming tensions with China

Posted on Jun 14, 2021

V accines are the latest flashpoint inflaming cross-strait tensions between China and Taiwan, as the latter tries to fend off its worst coronaviru


UK health inequalities made worse by Covid crisis, study suggests

Posted on Jun 14, 2021

The coronavirus crisis has disrupted routine healthcare disproportionately across society with women, older people and minority ethnic groups most likely to report can


Hospital employees must get COVID vaccine or find a new job, judge rules as he slams contention that vaccines are 'experimental and dangerous'

Posted on Jun 14, 2021

A federal judge threw out a lawsuit filed by employees of a Houston hospital system over its requirement that all of its staff be vaccinated against COVID-19. The Ho