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More deadly and transmissible coronavirus variant is a ‘turn for the worse’

More deadly and transmissible coronavirus variant is a ‘turn for the worse’

Scientists have suggested the new coronavirus variant is associated with an increased risk of death.

Scientists urge ‘right tree in right place’ approach to restoring forests

Scientists urge ‘right tree in right place’ approach to restoring forests

Tree planting is seen as key to tackling climate change, but poorly planned and executed schemes can harm the environment, say experts.

Judge issues winding-up order against ‘rudderless ship’ Debenhams

Judge issues winding-up order against ‘rudderless ship’ Debenhams

A judge in the Insolvency and Companies Court said the Official Receiver now should assess the position.

UK sees ‘snowiest spell’ in two years as almost seven inches falls

UK sees ‘snowiest spell’ in two years as almost seven inches falls

More rain is forecast for the rest of the week, which could lead to flooding in some areas, the Met Office said.

Plant workers, security guards and chefs among highest Covid-19 death rates

Plant workers, security guards and chefs among highest Covid-19 death rates

Sewing machinists and home carers are some of the jobs with the highest rates for women.

Ministers told to slash drink-drive limit

Ministers told to slash drink-drive limit

A study claims the Government will be ‘forever criticised for being out of step’ if it does not change the law.

Johnson hints at lockdown easing as he faces pressure to reopen schools

Johnson hints at lockdown easing as he faces pressure to reopen schools

The Prime Minister said he was examining whether there could be relaxation before mid-February but refused to guarantee schools would open by Easter.

Four deny criminal damage following toppling of Colston statue in Bristol

Four deny criminal damage following toppling of Colston statue in Bristol

The bronze memorial to the 17th century slave merchant was pulled down during a Black Lives Matter protest.

In Pictures: Seaside leisure venues, shops and football clubs join vaccine drive

In Pictures: Seaside leisure venues, shops and football clubs join vaccine drive

Blackpool’s Winter Gardens complex, a former Wickes store in Mansfield and Barnet FC’s home ground are among the coronavirus vaccine venues in use.

Crown Court cases backlog rises to more than 500

Crown Court cases backlog rises to more than 500

Extra court space has been acquired at the International Convention Centre at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast.

Newlyweds, 90 and 86, get their Covid jabs at converted former DIY store

Newlyweds, 90 and 86, get their Covid jabs at converted former DIY store

Geoff Holland’s daughter Kathryn said it was fantastic that the love story could continue for her father and his bride, Jenny.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer self-isolating for third time

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer self-isolating for third time

He is due to remain at home until Monday.

Boris Johnson faces Tory pressure over school closures

Boris Johnson faces Tory pressure over school closures

The Prime Minister has been urged to set out how he will reintroduce face-to-face teaching.

Baby tyrannosaurs were ‘size of Border Collie dog’ when taking first steps

Baby tyrannosaurs were ‘size of Border Collie dog’ when taking first steps

The team examined fossilised remains of a tiny jaw bone and claw which suggests the T-Rex’s cousins were around three-feet long when they hatched.

Decision on Universal Credit £20-a-week uplift to be made soon, Coffey says

Decision on Universal Credit £20-a-week uplift to be made soon, Coffey says

The uplift was originally announced last year to support struggling families through the Covid-19 crisis but it is due to expire at the end of March.

Mother admits killing disabled son in lockdown

Mother admits killing disabled son in lockdown

A prosecutor said the manslaughter plea was acceptable to the Crown.

Five-fold increase in oxygen demand in hospitals – medic

Five-fold increase in oxygen demand in hospitals – medic

With record numbers of Covid-19 patients in hospitals, some systems are struggling under pressure.

Asos in exclusive talks to buy Arcadia’s Topshop

Asos in exclusive talks to buy Arcadia’s Topshop

The online fashion giant is also looking at Topman, Miss Selfridge and Arcadia’s HIIT brand, but stores are unlikely to survive.

Boohoo buys Debenhams brand and website for £55m – but stores to close

Boohoo buys Debenhams brand and website for £55m – but stores to close

The online fashion retailer said the deal is a ‘fantastic opportunity’ to grow into beauty, sportswear and homeware for the first time.

Lee Rigby murderer fighting for life after Covid-19 diagnosis

Lee Rigby murderer fighting for life after Covid-19 diagnosis

Islamic terrorist Michael Adebowale has contracted coronavirus.

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