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What the papers say – January 22

What the papers say – January 22

Rumoured plans to offer people a financial incentive to self-isolate leads Friday’s papers.

£500 grant ‘could be offered for positive Covid tests to incentivise quarantine’

£500 grant ‘could be offered for positive Covid tests to incentivise quarantine’

The alleged move could be part of a bid to improve compliance with quarantine restrictions.

Temperatures could fall to minus 10 as Christoph gives way to the cold

Temperatures could fall to minus 10 as Christoph gives way to the cold

A yellow weather warning for ice is in place along a large part of western coasts until 10am on Friday.

Statues to be removed in London over links to slavery

Statues to be removed in London over links to slavery

The City of London Corporation has voted to re-site monuments to William Beckford and Sir John Cass in Guildhall.

Official ‘asked to change account of Salmond complaint knowledge’ – reports

Official ‘asked to change account of Salmond complaint knowledge’ – reports

Douglas Ross, leader of the Scottish Conservatives, has called for answers on the situation from the First Minister.

Granddad admitted to hospital after swallowing sewage water in flooded home

Granddad admitted to hospital after swallowing sewage water in flooded home

Chris Spencer, who has since been discharged, and his wife Marlene have fled their flooded home in Chester.

Tanzania and DRC added to ban list as UK attempts to block South Africa variant

Tanzania and DRC added to ban list as UK attempts to block South Africa variant

A study has suggested vaccines currently being deployed could be less effective against the more infectious variant.

Next withdraws from bidding war for Sir Philip Green’s retail empire Arcadia

Next withdraws from bidding war for Sir Philip Green’s retail empire Arcadia

High street retailer Next had been touted as the most likely buyer of Arcadia, which collapsed in December.

Man charged over fatal stabbing of delivery driver

Man charged over fatal stabbing of delivery driver

Leon Street was stabbed to death on January 11 in Neasden.

‘Morally reprehensible’ to jump vaccine queue, says NHS England doctor

‘Morally reprehensible’ to jump vaccine queue, says NHS England doctor

The comments follow reports that the system used for booking jabs for NHS staff is being shared online.

Pubs should stay shut until May due to Covid fears, scientists suggest

Pubs should stay shut until May due to Covid fears, scientists suggest

Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces pressure from Tory backbenchers to set out how he will ease England’s lockdown.

Home Office to collect more detailed data on child sex offenders

Home Office to collect more detailed data on child sex offenders

The Government announced the launch of the new Tackling Child Sexual Abuse Strategy on Friday.

Hospitals still in ‘precarious’ position, warns medic

Hospitals still in ‘precarious’ position, warns medic

But there are some ‘early signs of hope’ in pressures easing on aspects of the health service, Dr Vin Diwakar said.

Care home residents evacuated after Storm Christoph flooding

Care home residents evacuated after Storm Christoph flooding

More than 160 flood warnings remain in place across England.

Ignore fake news about Covid-19 vaccine, says Angela Rippon after getting jab

Ignore fake news about Covid-19 vaccine, says Angela Rippon after getting jab

She said 50 years as a journalist had taught her the value of a vaccine against a ‘killer disease’.

Northern Ireland’s coronavirus lockdown extended for four weeks to March 5

Northern Ireland’s coronavirus lockdown extended for four weeks to March 5

Restrictions may not ultimately be lifted until Easter.

House party fines increased to £800 in crackdown on illegal gatherings

House party fines increased to £800 in crackdown on illegal gatherings

The fines currently stand at £200.

London lagging behind other regions in vaccinating over 80s, data shows

London lagging behind other regions in vaccinating over 80s, data shows

The HSJ reported that the north-east and Yorkshire will have its vaccine supply cut to help other regions catch up.

Facebook asks its ‘supreme court’ to decide if Trump should remain suspended

Facebook asks its ‘supreme court’ to decide if Trump should remain suspended

Former US president was suspended indefinitely for breaking rules during Capitol riots on January 6.

Tory MPs put pressure on PM to ignore calls for pubs to stay closed until May

Tory MPs put pressure on PM to ignore calls for pubs to stay closed until May

The Covid Recovery Group said ministers ‘must start easing restrictions’ by early March.

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