Council leaders in parts of the country badly hit by the Indian coronavirus variant have asserted that there will be “no local lockdowns” and no restrictions on travel in and out of […]
India records world’s highest daily coronavirus deaths and other stories
India has recorded more deaths from Covid-19 in a single day than any other country during the coronavirus pandemic. The Health Ministry has released data pointing to 4,529 deaths and 267,334 new […]
EU ambassadors allow vaccinated UK holidaymakers and other stories
After talks, EU ambassadors have agreed to allow fully vaccinated tourists to travel without the need to quarantine. This comes after mixed messaged from the UK Government on whether Brits should holiday […]
TFL bailout extension and other stories
The most recent funding deal – announced 22 March – was due to expire today, however, the parties have agreed to a temporary extension to the existing agreement until 28 May to allow for discussions to […]
Covid-19 inquiry set for Spring 2022 and other stories
Boris Johnson has announced that the Government will set up an independent statutory inquiry in Spring 2022 to examine the handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking to the Commons, the PM confirmed […]
Jewish Power courted by Israeli PM and other stories
Although votes are still being counted in Israel’s parliamentary election, it appears Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on course to partner with Jewish Power, a party referred to by pro-Israel lobbyists The […]
UK Health Security Agency to launch in April and other stories
The Government has announced that the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) will launch on 1 April to act as a “protective shield” over the country. The UKHSA will “plan for, prevent and […]
Netanyahu short of majority and other stories
Almost 90% of votes have been counted so far in Israel’s parliamentary election and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on course to win 59 seats of the available 120 seats, leaving his […]
Man City 2-0 down to Barcelona and other stories
Man City are 2-0 down at half time, as they face Barcelona today in the quarter final tie of the Champions League. Barcelona’s second goal has come from a penalty given, after […]
EU threatens to block Covid-19 vaccine exports to UK and other stories
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has suggested a potential block on the number of vaccines being shipped out of the EU to the UK and other countries with high vaccination rates.
FA Child sex abuse scandal and other stories
According to the findings of Sheldon review, Football Association had significant institutional failings, seeing that they “did not do enough to keep children safe”.
This independent review into historical child sexual abuse led to conclusions such as the FA not knowing of these issues until the summer of 1995 and not taking enough protection measures from that date until May 2000.
Row over London mayoral election system and other stories
The Home Secretary Priti Patel has today announced plans to change how the London mayor. She proposed a switch from the supplementary vote system currently in place to “first past the post” […]
Covid vaccination: priority for over-50s and other stories
The final group on the priority list for the COVID-19 vaccination are now being contacted to book their vaccination.
In England, people aged over 50 are part of the priority list and the government aims for people in this age group to be vaccinated by May.
PM denies alleged UK ban on vaccine export and other stories
Boris Johnson has denied a claim made by the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, that the UK imposed an “outright” ban on coronavirus vaccine exports. The PM told MPs in the […]
Arrested Met police officer not ‘on duty’ and other stories
A serving police officer arrested yesterday evening in connection with the disappearance of Sarah Everad was reportedly “not on duty” during the time of Ms Everard’s disappearance. The assistant police commissioner Nick […]
British athletes in self-isolation and other stories
The Great Britain athletes for last week’s European Indoor Championships are in quarantine, due to the fact that a member of the team’s staff tested positive for coronavirus.
Covid cases intensifying across Europe and other stories
Several central European countries are struggling to cope with a new wave of coronavirus after reporting record high numbers of cases. The Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland have all seen a spike […]
£37bn Test and Trace has ‘no clear impact’ and other stories
MPs are criticizing the NHS Test and Trace System, saying there’s no evidence that it has contributed to a drop in coronavirus cases. The Commons Public Accounts Committee has challenged the government […]
Palestinian vaccine rollout controversy, and other stories…
The COVID-19 vaccination rollout by the Palestinian Authority (PA) has come under scrutiny as senior officials and football players move ahead in the queue of medical workers and the elderly. The Independent Commission for Human Rights have called for the Palestinian government to clarify exactly how […]
Iraq prepares for Pope Francis and other stories…
A barrage of rockets pounded an Iraqi base hosting US-led coalition troops on Wednesday just two days before Pope Francis is due to arrive in Iraq for the first ever papal visit to the country. On his tour of the country, Pope […]
2030 World Cup bid given £2.8m budget boost, and other stories
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has today pledged £2.8m to support a bid for the UK and Ireland to host the 2030 World Cup. The announcement came as part of Sunak’s 2021 budget, which […]
Chancellor unveils 2021 Budget to House of Commons & other stories
Rishi Sunak is currently addressing the House of Commons where he is disclosing the 2021 Budget; outlining plans to boost the country’s economic recovery.
‘Whatever it takes’ – chancellor commits to strengthen economy
Rishi Sunak’s Budget 2021 statement in the Commons this afternoon has revealed a three-part plan to protect the jobs and livelihoods of the British people and level up the economy. In the […]
Nicola Sturgeon accepted ‘catastrophic’ legal advice and other stories
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says she is “very, very, very, sorry” about the loss of taxpayers’ money. In January 2019, the Scottish government paid her predecessor Alex Salmond’s £500,000 legal bill after it admitted acting unlawfully.
Covid-19: government defends 10-year jail sentence and other stories
The UK government has defended a new law that states people who lie about their travel history during the pandemic could be sentenced a maximum 10-year jail term. A former Supreme Court […]
South Africa to swap or sell AstraZeneca vaccine and other stories
The Health minister, Zweli Mkhize, has suggested a South African interest in swapping or selling the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine after studies have revealed its ineffectiveness against the South African variant in young people.
Aus Open Covid-19 hotel outbreak and other stories
Nearly 600 tennis players and support staff are to be quarantined in Melbourne after a hotel worker tested positive for Covid-19 at The Grand Hyatt Hotel. Tomorrow’s six warm-up events are likely to be affected but officials […]
New Covid isolation scheme in Newham and other stories
Newham Council has announced a plan to put people testing positive for Covid-19 into hotels with all bills paid, to stop the spread of the virus in overcrowded households. London’s Asian communities […]
Oxford vaccine reduces spread of coronavirus and other stories
The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine reduces spread of coronavirus, according to a new study, from the University of Oxford. Just a single dose of the vaccine can be enough to reduce transmission by up to two thirds. At the […]
The world marks Holocaust Memorial Day
Today the world stands together to commemorate the genocide of more than 6 million Jews and 5 million others by the Nazi regime and its collaborators during the Second World War. It […]