Day: November 15, 2020

Keir Starmer calls for action on Covid-19 vaccine rollout

November 15, 2020

L abour leader Sir Keir Starmer has called on the Prime Minister to publish a “comprehensive national action plan” for rolling out a coronavirus vaccine. Sir Keir said the talents of British people should be harnessed to create a new national Covid-19 vaccine programme. “We are world leaders in vaccines, and I believe we should […]

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Boris Johnson to self-isolate after meeting with Tory MP who tested positive for coronavirus

November 15, 2020

P rime Minister Boris Johnson is to self-isolate after meeting with MPs and then being notified by the NHS Test and Trace app that one tested positive for Covid-19. Mr Johnson must now self-isolate for two weeks but still wants to address the public and lead the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. In a leaked […]

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Rain, snow and freezing temperatures forecast in ‘rollercoaster’ week

November 15, 2020

The Met Office has said the mercury will be significantly colder on Thursday compared to Wednesday, plunging by as much as 7C (12.6F) across all areas of the UK. Weather warnings are also in place as “heavy and prolonged rain” is expected to bring flooding to parts of north-western Scotland on Tuesday. The Environment Agency […]

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SpaceX to launch four astronauts into space with NASA

November 15, 2020

The company’s newly designed Crew Dragon capsule, which the crew has dubbed Resilience, will launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The crew, consisting of one Japanese and three US astronauts, is set for liftoff atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 00.27 GMT, on a rocket and capsule system built by […]

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New fresh air system protects bus drivers against Covid-19

November 15, 2020

M ore than 1,200 London buses have been fitted with a device to allow drivers to breathe fresh air and reduce the risk of catching Covid-19 after 45 TfL deaths from the virus were recorded. Grayson Thermal Systems (GTS), working with University College London, took under three months to create the the system and install […]

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