Health

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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Covid: London to enter tier 3 restrictions to curb surge in cases

December 14, 2020

London and several other areas in the south-east will this week enter the toughest coronavirus restrictions in order to contain a surging number of Covid infections. The capital along with parts of Essex and Hertfordshire will enter tier 3 at 00.01 on Wednesday. Hancock told MPs the data would now be reviewed weekly, with the […]

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Rule breakers are edging London closer to tier three within days

December 10, 2020

With the capital facing tougher lockdown restrictions as early as next week, a London MP has urged people to carry on following social distancing measures. Nickie Aiken has said ‘every single person who breaks the rules adds to the chances of us going into tier three’ in a bid to get cases back under control. […]

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Hallelujah! Historic day as Maggie, 90, has first Covid jab … in Christmas jumper

December 8, 2020

G randmother Margaret Keenan made  history today as the first person to receive the Pfizer Covid-19 jab — sending a beacon of hope around the world that the virus nightmare will end next year.  At 6.31am on “V-Day”, the  quietly-spoken 90-year-old sat back in a chair at University Hospital Coventry and offered her left arm […]

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Three tier two areas are now among England’s worst Covid hotspots

December 4, 2020

Three areas which are in tier two are now among the 20 worst coronavirus hotspots in England, according to the latest data. The Government has imposed strict restrictions on large parts of the country in a bid to bring infection rates down before Christmas. But some areas are contesting which tiers they have been put […]

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First batch of Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccines arrive in UK and set to be delivered to hospitals

December 3, 2020

It been taken to a central hub at an undisclosed location in unmarked lorries before it is moved to hospitals and vaccination centres across the country. The UK has ordered 40 million doses of the vaccine, which is enough to vaccinate 20 million people. Its arrival on Thursday spells joy for the families of elderly […]

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Covid tiers: large parts of England in tier 3 restrictions after lockdown

November 26, 2020

Significant sections of England including much of the north and Midlands have been placed in the top tier of new coronavirus restrictions, the government has announced, potentially putting ministers on a collision course with Conservative MPs. Only three areas – Cornwall, the Isle of Wight and Isles of Scilly – are in the lowest level […]

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Leaders from England’s north warn PM over revised Covid curbs

November 23, 2020

Millions more people in England will be subject to tougher coronavirus restrictions that could last at least four months, Boris Johnson has warned, as northern leaders said they would fiercely resist a return to the highest tier. The prime minister is expected to unveil plans on Tuesday to let a limited number of households mix […]

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So you want to set up a low-traffic neighbourhood? Here’s where to start

November 20, 2020

How do I get started? For all the attention low-traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs) are getting, they are very simple things. Strategic “point closures” allow vehicle access to all addresses in a neighbourhood, but reduce through traffic. They can be done with planters, or lockable bollards, or a combination of both. In London, impressive maps of potential […]

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‘Stop ignoring us’ Huge faces of grieving families of Covid victims challenge PM

November 19, 2020

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Grieving families who lost relatives to coronavirus have projected their faces onto Parliament in a protest against the Prime Minister. The video messages, which appeared on the Palace of Westminster last night, asked Boris Johnson to meet […]

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