It will take almost a year to vaccinate entire UK population against Covid, leading scientists warn

December 14, 2020

L eading scientists have warned it would take almost a year to vaccinate the entire population of the UK against Covid, even with no interruptions in vaccine supply. Sir Jeremy Farrar, member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), which advises ministers, said the rapid development of vaccines in response to the pandemic was […]

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Attorney General William Barr resigning and will leave before Christmas, Donald Trump says

December 14, 2020

Mr Barr, one of Mr Trump’s staunchest allies, went to the White House on Monday, where the president said he submitted his letter of resignation. “As per letter, Bill will be leaving just before Christmas to spend the holidays with his family,” Mr Trump tweeted. Mr Trump also vented his rage after that the Justice […]

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Christmas shoppers told not to travel to tier 3 London to buy presents

December 14, 2020

People should not travel to London for Christmas shopping, Matt Hancock warned as he plunged London into tier three restrictions.  After a spike in the capital’s coronavirus cases, the government brought their review forward and announced new rules for the city today instead of Wednesday. Although tier three restrictions still allow non-essential shops to stay […]

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Man filmed having sex with club girl at train station wants to be porn star

December 14, 2020

A man caught on film having sex at a train station says he wants to cash in on the porn industry after the clip went viral. Dominic Richardson says the footage – which has been viewed by his mum – has been hosted for three years on various sites but he has not received a […]

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Victoria station evacuated ‘due to train fire at platform’

December 14, 2020

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video London’s Victoria train station was temporarily evacuated today due to a fire on a train at the platform. Footage from the scene showed crowds of people being ushered out of the station, while a tannoy repeated: ‘All […]

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Christmas drinks cancelled as pubs forced to close in London and South East

December 14, 2020

Hundreds of Christmas drinks and dinners will be cancelled this week as London and the South East is plunged into tier three. Greater London, Basildon, Brentwood, Harlow, Epping Forest, Castle Point, Rochford, Maldon, Braintree and Chelmsford, Thurrock, Southend-On-Sea, Broxbourne, Hertsmere, Watford and the Three Rivers will be put into England’s top tier of restrictions from […]

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UK coronavirus live: new Covid variant may be behind fast spread of cases in south of England, Hancock tells MPs

December 14, 2020

3.45pm GMT15:45 Hancock says new variant of Covid may explain fast spread of virus in south Hancock says a new variant of Covid has been identified. He says this may explain the fast rise in cases in the south. We have identified a new variant of coronavirus, which may be associated with the fastest spread […]

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London to go into highest level tier 3 restrictions from Wednesday, Matt Hancock announces

December 14, 2020

Greater London and parts of Essex and Hertfordshire are to go into the toughest tier 3 of coronavirus restrictions from a minute past midnight on Wednesday, health secretary Matt Hancock has told the House of Commons. The formal announcement of the widely-expected move was made as Mr Hancock revealed that scientists have discovered a new […]

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‘New variant’ of coronavirus identified in UK, health secretary says

December 14, 2020

A “new variant” of coronavirus has been identified in the UK, which is believed to be causing the faster spread in the South East, health secretary Matt Hancock has said. Its spread is growing faster than the existing variant, with over a thousand cases, he added. There have been reports of this new variant in […]

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Government urges schools to stay open as another London council moves classes online

December 14, 2020

Boris Johnson has sparked dissent in Tory ranks by issuing a demand for all schools to remain open until the official start of the Christmas break on Thursday. The order came as councils in London switched to remote learning amid soaring coronavirus rates in the capital, with Islington advising schools to shut and Greenwich saying […]

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