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Three out of four people ‘willing to carry jab proof to travel’ – survey

Three out of four people ‘willing to carry jab proof to travel’ – survey

Acceptance is highest among older people, who have been prioritised for Covid-19 jabs.

Queen owns corgis again as she welcomes two new puppies

Queen owns corgis again as she welcomes two new puppies

The dogs were a gift amid troubled times for the monarchy.

Author of Harry and Meghan book ‘did not come across stories of bullying’

Author of Harry and Meghan book ‘did not come across stories of bullying’

Buckingham Palace announced it is to investigate allegations of bullying made against Meghan by former royal staff.

Industrial action threat amid anger over 1% pay rise for NHS workers

Industrial action threat amid anger over 1% pay rise for NHS workers

Unite says it will consider all options as part of a campaign for a decent wage increase for its members in the health service.

Companies appeal against plans to slash household energy bills

Companies appeal against plans to slash household energy bills

Ofgem had proposed to cut returns for energy networks by around half.

Covid-19 mortality will continue to be substantial, but worst is over – expert

Covid-19 mortality will continue to be substantial, but worst is over – expert

Andrew Hayward said he does not think new variants of Covid-19 will completely evade the protection offered by vaccines.

Salmond and Sturgeon must stop ‘knocking hell out of each other in public’

Salmond and Sturgeon must stop ‘knocking hell out of each other in public’

Former Labour first minister Henry McLeish said he does not believe Nicola Sturgeon will have to resign as First Minister.

Abhorrent attack on pensioner with leukaemia leaves her badly bruised

Abhorrent attack on pensioner with leukaemia leaves her badly bruised

Ida Brown, 79, was confronted by two men at the back door of her home in Gateshead as they tried to steal her mobility scooter.

EU taking ‘very belligerent approach’ to issues caused by NI Protocol – Foster

EU taking ‘very belligerent approach’ to issues caused by NI Protocol – Foster

Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster said the UK had to take action.

Government defends recommendation of 1% pay rise for NHS workers

Government defends recommendation of 1% pay rise for NHS workers

Unions express more anger after minister says Government cannot afford more than 1%

Some people with severe asthma ‘refused Covid-19 vaccine’

Some people with severe asthma ‘refused Covid-19 vaccine’

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation has said people with severe asthma should receive a vaccination in priority group six.

Business rates relief cap puts stores at risk, says Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group

Business rates relief cap puts stores at risk, says Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group

The cap ‘will make it nearly impossible to take on ex-Debenhams sites with the inherent jobs created’, Frasers said.

British Gas engineers reject offer aimed at resolving dispute

British Gas engineers reject offer aimed at resolving dispute

Members of the GMB union are staging four more strikes and action will continue this month.

Cyprus to welcome vaccinated British tourists from May 1

Cyprus to welcome vaccinated British tourists from May 1

Tourists would be required to have had their second dose at the latest seven days before travel.

Scottish voters ‘could face an independence referendum in late 2021’

Scottish voters ‘could face an independence referendum in late 2021’

Mr Blackford said that the first priority of the Scottish Government would be to tackle the coronavirus crisis.

Women urged to share health experiences to inform targeted Government strategy

Women urged to share health experiences to inform targeted Government strategy

Plans to launch the strategy last year were delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.

What the papers say – March 5

What the papers say – March 5

Reaction to a proposed pay increase for NHS staff features in many of the nation’s papers.

EU warns it will launch legal proceedings against the UK ‘very soon’

EU warns it will launch legal proceedings against the UK ‘very soon’

The Northern Ireland protocol was designed to avoid a hardening of the border on the island of Ireland.

Union fury over proposed 1% pay rise for NHS staff

Union fury over proposed 1% pay rise for NHS staff

Ministers say the whole economy is under ‘huge pressure’ as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Scientists track new Covid variant as surge testing is expanded

Scientists track new Covid variant as surge testing is expanded

Fresh Covid-19 variants regularly emerge and experts conduct frequent analysis to determine which are of concern or not.

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