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Top disease expert blames surge in Covid-19 cases on US failure to shutdown

South Africa’s decision to reimpose a ban on the sale of alcohol upset consumers and the hospitality sector on Monday, but health experts said it could free up space in stretched hospitals as coronavirus cases spike. Ramaphosa announced the return of the ban, which was only lifted on 1 June, in an address to the nation on […]

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ONS reveals regions with the highest Covid-19 death tolls

The NHS must instruct mental health hospitals to let families visit young people with learning disabilities and autism, a new report has said. Young inpatients’ human rights were already being breached before the pandemic, the Joint Committee on Human Rights found, and it believes the coronavirus lockdown has put them at greater risk. NHS England […]

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HS2 ‘badly off course’ as damning report accuses government of hiding soaring costs

A damning report on the troubled HS2 high-speed rail programme has accused the government and the company running the project of hiding massive cost and time overruns from parliament and taxpayers. The report by an influential Commons spending watchdog found the programme has gone “badly off course” and said the Department for Transport and HS2 […]

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Coronavirus UK: Adviser sceptical on 1 June school reopening

Boris Johnson’s plans to reopen schools were in chaos last night after the Department for Education’s top scientist admitted they had ‘not done any modelling’ on virus transmission in classes. Osama Rahman also admitted that the decision to reopen has been taken by the Cabinet not the department, adding the current advice is a ‘draft’ […]

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Red Wall voters may be hardest hit by Covid — they are expecting Boris to deliver for them

Coronavirus is ripping up life as we know it. Every-thing has changed. We can barely recognise ourselves any more, especially our natural hair colour which is 50 shades of grey. I’ve even bought a NutriBullet, to keep my pal the kettle company when I go out to meet my friend for a duel in the […]

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Public should wear face masks, government says

This is where we see much more detail about  the timetable for the measures already outlined – though  this is caveated.  “We cannot predict with absolute certainty what the impact of lifting restrictions will be,” the document says, as it depends on the infection rate.  Step One: Apply from Wednesday 13 May in England Encouraged […]

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Boris is ‘not out of the woods’ and ‘almost took one for the team’, says father Stanley

The Philippines has banned doctors, nurses and other health workers from leaving the country to work overseas in a bid to throw more resources at its own coronavirus outbreak, reports Patrick Sawer. With the pandemic threatening to overwhelm Phillipine’s fragile healthcare system the Government says it requires all available medics and support staff to remain […]

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UK coronavirus live: hospital car parking charges waived for NHS staff in England | Politics

The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, is expected to announce that the taxpayer will pay self-employed workers up to 80% of their recent earnings to help contain the economic impact of coronavirus, as 470,000 extra benefits claims sparked warnings of an “unemployment crisis”. Sunak has been under growing pressure to do more for the UK’s 5 million […]

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Brexit Endgame: The 2019 UK Election

After nearly four years of wailing and gnashing of teeth, Britain has made up its mind. We’re leaving the EU. At 22.00 on Wednesday 12th December 2019, the BBC/Sky/ITV exit poll opened the final chapter in Britain’s Brexit saga. A crushing majority for Boris Johnson’s Conservative and Unionist Party has redrawn the political map. Constituencies […]

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How many seats for a majority? Boris Johnson wins election landslide

Boris Johnson is set to win a landslide Tory majority of 86 in the House of Commons, according to an exit poll for the general election. The poll, conducted by Ipsos Mori for the BBC, ITV and Sky News, suggested the Conservatives would win 368 seats, with Labour on 191 and the SNP on 55. If the forecast […]

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