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Covid: PM expects new data on vaccines this week as he considers easing lockdown

Covid: PM expects new data on vaccines this week as he considers easing lockdown

Boris Johnson is awaiting the latest evidence on hospital admissions and deaths in light of Britain’s vaccination drive.

Duke of Edinburgh spends second night in hospital

Duke of Edinburgh spends second night in hospital

Philip is spending a few days in the private King Edward VII’s Hospital in London on the advice of his doctor.

PM awaits new data on vaccines’ effect on coronavirus ahead of lockdown road map

PM awaits new data on vaccines’ effect on coronavirus ahead of lockdown road map

Boris Johnson will consider evidence on how vaccines have been affecting coronavirus case numbers, hospital admissions and deaths.

Covid ‘perfect storm’ led to high rates in poorest communities – report

Covid ‘perfect storm’ led to high rates in poorest communities – report

Researchers looked at six months’ worth of data from the Covid-hit areas of Blackburn-with-Darwen, Bradford and Leicester.

Return of Handforth Parish Council dogged by arguments and public interruptions

Return of Handforth Parish Council dogged by arguments and public interruptions

The parish council meeting was watched by thousands as it returned after its viral stardom.

Brexit: Government acknowledges ‘non-tariff trading barriers’ have emerged

Brexit: Government acknowledges ‘non-tariff trading barriers’ have emerged

Labour said ministers were admitting ‘what has been clear for weeks’.

Facebook to restrict sharing of news content in Australia

Facebook to restrict sharing of news content in Australia

Australian politicians are considering forcing digital businesses to reach paid-for-news agreements with media companies.

Medal awarded to British soldier killed during Easter Rising sold for £1,300

Medal awarded to British soldier killed during Easter Rising sold for £1,300

Lieutenant Basil Worswick died on April 29 1916 at the Guinness Brewery in Dublin after he was confronted by a guard.

Jackie Weaver hopes for better behaviour as Handforth Parish Council returns

Jackie Weaver hopes for better behaviour as Handforth Parish Council returns

Ms Weaver said she is not attending the meeting as the council’s usual clerk has returned.

The private hospital that is the first choice for the royal family

The private hospital that is the first choice for the royal family

King Edward VII’s Hospital was established in 1899 by sisters Agnes and Fanny Keyser.

Ireland’s Covid death toll passes 4,000

Ireland’s Covid death toll passes 4,000

The deputy chief medical officer said the public health situation remained precarious.

Duchess of Cornwall ‘leapt for joy’ when receiving Covid-19 jab

Duchess of Cornwall ‘leapt for joy’ when receiving Covid-19 jab

Camilla joined the Prince of Wales on a visit to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham to learn about coronavirus vaccine trials.

Iceland sacks senior boss after his comments about Wales

Iceland sacks senior boss after his comments about Wales

Corporate affairs director Keith Hann reportedly made the comments on Twitter.

There is an ‘epidemic’ of misinformation about Covid vaccines – top GP

There is an ‘epidemic’ of misinformation about Covid vaccines – top GP

The NHS has set out how it intends to tackle ‘scare stories and myths’.

Family stages elaborate staycation after seeing Disney trips cancelled

Family stages elaborate staycation after seeing Disney trips cancelled

Heather Hodgson set up an imaginary trip for her husband and daughter during half term following the cancellation of visits to Florida’s Disney World.

Retailers: European Commission vice-president needs to engage on trade

Retailers: European Commission vice-president needs to engage on trade

On Thursday Maros Sefcovic is holding a meeting with business leaders on problems with the Northern Ireland Protocol.

PM ‘reluctant’ to link high rates of Covid deaths with areas hit by austerity

PM ‘reluctant’ to link high rates of Covid deaths with areas hit by austerity

Boris Johnson said there were ‘different factors present in different places’ to explain high death rates.

Swiss-style deal would only solve part of NI protocol problem – Arlene Foster

Swiss-style deal would only solve part of NI protocol problem – Arlene Foster

The DUP leader and First Minister said long-term solutions were needed.

Lockdown driving down coronavirus rates but they still remain high – study

Lockdown driving down coronavirus rates but they still remain high – study

The findings from Imperial College London’s React study show Covid-19 infections in England fell from January into February.

The active life and good health of 99-year-old Philip

The active life and good health of 99-year-old Philip

Fears over the Duke of Edinburgh’s health have risen as he entered his 90s.

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