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London and East of England lag behind rest of nation in vaccinations, figures show

Friday  02:15,   22 january 2021

The East of England has recorded the biggest jump in first vaccinations for the over-80s - although it joins London in continuing to lag behind the rest of the nation. © PA A health care assistant prepares the BioNTech/Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine New... >>>

Big business scandals that shook the world

Friday  02:15,   22 january 2021

Corporate shocks from Enron to Bernie Madoff to... >>>

Doctors accuse ministers of botching Covid-19 vaccine strategy

Friday  02:15,   22 january 2021

Doctors have issued a warning over second doses of coronavirus vaccine. Patients given their first jab have not received an assurance all will get a second jab of the same type in 12 weeks.They say patients given their first dose have not received... >>>

‘Morally reprehensible’ to jump vaccine queue, says NHS England doctor

Thursday  23:35,   21 january 2021

The comments follow reports that the system used for booking jabs for NHS staff is being shared online.Dr Vin Diwakar, NHS England regional medical director for London, said he was “horrified” to hear how “unscrupulous people” were looking to secure >>>

Hospitals still in ‘precarious’ position, warns medic

Thursday  22:06,   21 january 2021

But there are some ‘early signs of hope’ in pressures easing on aspects of the health service, Dr Vin Diwakar said.Healthcare staff remain under intense pressure amid the pandemic, said Dr Vin Diwakar, NHS England regional medical director for... >>>

Police advised Government not to investigate harassment claims, MSPs told

Thursday  20:50,   21 january 2021

Deputy Chief Constable Fiona Taylor has been giving evidence to the Alex Salmond case inquiry at Holyrood.Deputy Chief Constable Fiona Taylor also said the Government asked Police Scotland “a number of hypothetical questions” about its harassment... >>>

Monzo boss quits: 'I stopped enjoying the job two years ago'

Thursday  19:41,   21 january 2021

Blomfield said he was at his best when Monzo was a 'scrappy' start-up finding its way in the banking world rather than a 'really important' bank like now.Blomfield said he was at his best when Monzo was a 'scrappy' start-up finding... >>>

Migrant jailed after being spotted steering two dinghies across Channel

Thursday  19:35,   21 january 2021

Fouad Kakaei, who has fled persecution in Iran, has been jailed and faces possible deportation. © Gareth Fuller A small boat is towed by a Border Force vessel (Gareth Fuller/PA) Fouad Kakaei was spotted at sea piloting dinghies headed for the UK on... >>>

Priyanka Chopra Jonas On The Racist Bullying That 'Gnawed' Away At Her

Thursday  18:21,   21 january 2021

'Deep inside, it starts gnawing at you'In a recent interview with PEOPLE, the actress discussed her forthcoming memoir Unfinished (out on February 9) in which she details her childhood, beauty pageants days, acting career and marriage to... >>>

21 new Covid-19 deaths as total number of infections edges closer to 100,000

Thursday  18:11,   21 january 2021

The Department of Health (DoH) has recorded an additional 21 Covid-19 related deaths in Northern Ireland in the last 24 hours.READ MORE: Coronavirus NI - ‘Very scary’ development in NI as more younger people admitted to hospital with Covid-19 >>>

Just under a quarter of over-80s have received Covid-19 jab in Wales

Thursday  18:11,   21 january 2021

The figures were released by Public Health Wales on Thursday.Public Health Wales said 43,879 first doses had been given to the over-80s – 23.9% of the 183,394 people in that age... >>>

No 10 refuses to criticise Biden for removing Churchill bust - despite PM's disapproval of same move by Obama

Thursday  18:10,   21 january 2021

Downing Street has declined to criticise US President Joe Biden for removing a bust of Winston Churchill from the Oval Office - despite Boris Johnson having previously criticised "part-Kenyan" Barack Obama for not displaying it. © Reuters A Winston... >>>

Bars and restaurants should stay shut until May, researchers suggest

Thursday  18:05,   21 january 2021

Releasing all measures at the end of April could lead to a surge in Covid-19 cases, experts said.A team of experts modelling the pandemic said that even if 90% of people are vaccinated against coronavirus, 10% would still be at risk of serious... >>>

EU will seek to address difficulties facing hauliers and retailers – Barnier

Thursday  17:16,   21 january 2021

The EU Brexit negotiator said they would look ‘to address the difficulties’ but warned that new post-Brexit rules are here to stay.Post Brexit red-tape has caused the volumes of trade from the rest of the UK to Northern Ireland to fall sharply, with >>>

‘Absolutely crucial’ to follow lockdown rules in light of new study, says Johnson

Thursday  17:16,   21 january 2021

The Prime Minister said research showed current levels of coronavirus were still too high. When questioned whether the lockdown may not be eased until the summer, he told reporters: “I think it’s too early to say when we’ll be able to lift some of... >>>