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Covid-19: Everyone 'has to play their part' in lockdown easing, says Hancock
23/02/2021 | news | uk | 1,894
But it is too soon to say when social distancing rules will be relaxed, the health secretary says.
Which way will the 'GOAT race' turn?
21/02/2021 | sport | tennis | 1,092
Not only was Novak Djokovic playing for the Australian Open title on Sunday, he was jostling for position in the race to be crowned the 'GOAT' in men's tennis.
Djokovic wins ninth Australian Open
21/02/2021 | sport | tennis | 673
Novak Djokovic continues his dominance of the Australian Open by overwhelming Daniil Medvedev to win a record-extending ninth men's title.
House prices up 8.5% in 2020 amid tax holiday
17/02/2021 | news | business | 1,004
Prices climbed at their fastest annual rate since October 2014, official figures show.
HS2: Next phase of controversial rail network gets green light
11/02/2021 | news | business | 823
Legislation needed to clear the next stage of the controversial project has passed through Parliament.
NHS reform: 'No better time than now' for changes, says Matt Hancock
11/02/2021 | news | health | 2,326
The aim is for health and social care to join up more, but Labour questions the timing of the move.
Year-long routine surgery waits 'worst since 2008' in England
11/02/2021 | news | health | 223
In January, hospitals in England treated nearly a third of all Covid patients since the pandemic began.
Covid-19: Travellers face £1,750 cost for England quarantine hotels
09/02/2021 | news | uk | 5,265
People arriving in England from Covid hotspots also face £10,000 fines or jail if they break the rules.
Brexit worse than feared, says JD Sports boss
09/02/2021 | news | business | 4,918
Chairman Peter Cowgill says the new EU trade deal has meant "double-digit millions" in extra costs.
Grocery shopping has changed for good, says Ocado
09/02/2021 | news | business | 709
The online supermarket says the Covid pandemic has permanently changed the grocery landscape worldwide.
Dentistry: NHS patients 'asked to pay for private care'
08/02/2021 | news | uk | 73
Others are facing waits of up to two years for an NHS appointment, a patient watchdog warns.
Buccaneers beat Chiefs to win Super Bowl
08/02/2021 | sport | other | 1,028
Tom Brady steers the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 31-9 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs to extend his record for Super Bowl wins to seven.
Watkins hits Villa winner as Arsenal lose again
06/02/2021 | sport | football | 1,063
Ollie Watkins hits an early winner for Aston Villa as Arsenal lose for the second successive game.
Evans to play Norrie at Australian Open
05/02/2021 | sport | tennis | 107
Britons Dan Evans and Cameron Norrie will play one another in the first round of the Australian Open, while Johanna Konta faces Kaja Juvan.
'Liverpool not fresh mentally & physically'
03/02/2021 | sport | football | 2,052
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says his side were "not fresh enough, mentally and physically" as Brighton consigned them to a second straight home defeat.
Covid: 'Not practical' to close UK borders, says Boris Johnson
03/02/2021 | news | uk | 3,058
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer wants tougher restrictions to prevent new coronavirus variants coming in.
Covid: New Oxford vaccine 'ready by the autumn' to tackle mutations
03/02/2021 | news | health | 2,382
An improved jab that will be more effective against variants can be made quickly, says Oxford-AstraZeneca.
UK variant has mutated again, scientists say
02/02/2021 | news | health | 2,932
The Kent variant now dominant in the UK appears to be undergoing some "worrying" new changes.
Covid: EU-AstraZeneca disputed vaccine contract made public
29/01/2021 | news | world | 14,137
The European Commission argues the drug-maker is failing to fulfil its promises on the Covid jab.
Covid vaccine: Single-dose Johnson & Johnson jab is 66% effective
29/01/2021 | news | health | 3,713
An international trial shows the jab gives complete protection against hospitalisation and death.
Coronavirus: Germany set to limit AstraZeneca jab to under-65s
28/01/2021 | news | world | 5,216
German vaccine officials say there is not enough data about the jab, which is widely used in the UK.
Boris Johnson says independence debate 'irrelevant' to most Scots
28/01/2021 | news | uk | 14,052
Boris Johnson says most people in Scotland are focused on defeating Covid rather than another referendum.
Covid: 'Virus going in right direction but not fast enough'
28/01/2021 | news | health | 408
Coronavirus infections are still at very high levels in many regions, a study estimates.
Covid: English schools could return 8 March 'at the earliest' - PM
27/01/2021 | news | uk | 4,042
The PM sets the date he hopes England's lockdown will begin to ease, but warns of a "perilous situation".
Covid-19: Cough, fatigue, sore throat 'more common' with new variant
27/01/2021 | news | health | 1,036
But loss of taste and smell may be less likely to affect those with the new strain, a study suggests.
Arsenal sign Real's Odegaard on loan
27/01/2021 | sport | football | 738
Arsenal sign Real Madrid and Norway attacking midfielder Martin Odegaard on loan for the rest of the season.
Covid-19: Vaccine minister 'confident' of supplies amid production delays
26/01/2021 | news | uk | 3,759
Nadhim Zahawi says supply is tight, but he expects the UK to meet its February target of 15 million doses.
UK Covid deaths: Why the 100,000 toll is so bad
26/01/2021 | news | health | 7,254
As the number of people who died reaches six figures, the factors that led to this terrible total.
Coronavirus: Vaccine supply fears grow amid EU export threat
26/01/2021 | news | world | 5,858
The EU calls for "fair" distribution after vaccine companies cut back on pledged supplies.
Beware fake Covid vaccination invites, NHS warns
26/01/2021 | news | technology | 359
The NHS says any invitation which asks for vaccine payment or bank account details is a scam.
Big rise in redundancies among young people
26/01/2021 | news | business | 1,514
People aged 25 to 34 face the highest risk of redundancy as Covid pushes up the jobless rate to 5%.
Chelsea sack manager Lampard
25/01/2021 | sport | football | 4,805
Chelsea sack manager Frank Lampard after 18 months in charge, with former Paris St-Germain and Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel expected to replace him.
Covid: Schools will be told of reopening plans 'as soon as we can'
25/01/2021 | news | uk | 6,101
Boris Johnson says he understands parents' frustrations but the infection rate is "still very high".
Moderna vaccine appears to work against variants
25/01/2021 | news | health | 1,652
Laboratory tests suggest antibodies can recognise and fight the UK and South Africa variants.
Coronavirus: UK R number 'between 0.8 and 1'
22/01/2021 | news | health | 4,946
The UK's chief medical adviser warns that "a very small change and it could start taking off again".
McGregor v Poirier II: All you need to know
22/01/2021 | sport | other | 322
Everything you need to know about Conor McGregor's return to the octagon in a rematch against Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 this weekend.
Covid: Why won't vaccinating the vulnerable end lockdown?
22/01/2021 | news | health | 1,364
Doubts have been raised about lifting Covid restrictions in the spring. What are the hurdles in the way?
Glastonbury 2021: Festival axed 'with great regret'
21/01/2021 | news | entertainment | 1,159
The Worthy Farm event has been scrapped for a second year running due to the global pandemic.
Covid: Nearly 2m UK people got first Covid vaccine in last week
21/01/2021 | news | uk | 1,890
Around 200 vaccines are being given every minute, the health secretary tells the Commons.
Covid: Infections 'must be brought down' to help NHS
21/01/2021 | news | health | 1,175
Researchers warn that unless something changes, hospitals will continue facing significant pressure.
Will lightning strike twice for Chorley and Wolves?
21/01/2021 | sport | football | 118
Thirty-five years after non-league Chorley humiliated Wolves in the FA Cup, the two clubs meet in the fourth round on Friday.
Musicians 'failed by government' over EU touring, stars say
20/01/2021 | news | entertainment | 924
Some of the UK's biggest music stars sign an open letter demanding action over post-Brexit touring.
Covid vaccine: Priti Patel 'working to get jabs to front-line roles'
20/01/2021 | news | uk | 1,702
The PM says he wants them vaccinated "as soon as possible" but will listen to scientific advice.
Inflation: Cost of living up despite Covid Christmas curbs
20/01/2021 | news | business | 812
The UK inflation rate jumps to 0.6% in December from 0.3% in November, led by higher transport costs.
BBC faces 'financial risk' over licence fee income, watchdog says
20/01/2021 | news | entertainment | 2,861
A National Audit Office report calls on the corporation to produce "a long-term financial plan".
Scrapping £20 benefit could see Tories called 'nasty party' - Casey
20/01/2021 | news | politics | 1,122
The ex-government adviser said the Tories would be seen as the "nasty party" by ending the top-up.
Covid: UK records new daily high of 1,610 deaths
19/01/2021 | news | uk | 4,346
The total number of deaths within 28 days of a positive test during the pandemic is now above 90,000.
Covid: Positive antibody tests doubled since autumn
19/01/2021 | news | health | 2,367
Some 10% of the UK population is showing signs of recent infection, a doubling since October, says ONS.
HSBC to close 82 branches this year
19/01/2021 | news | business | 476
The bank has named the branches that will close between April and September, but aims to avoid redundancies.
Covid: Cash refusal 'creeping into UK economy'
19/01/2021 | news | business | 2,698
A survey by consumer group Which? raises concerns over coronavirus leading to more cashless stores.
Brexit: Fishing firms hold London protest over disruption
18/01/2021 | news | politics | 8,431
Boris Johnson promises £23m in compensation for exporters which have lost orders due to delays.
Covid-19: Critical care wards full in hospitals across England
18/01/2021 | news | uk | 787
There are very few spare beds for the most seriously ill patients in parts of the country, the NHS says.
Yan stuns Higgins to win Masters title
18/01/2021 | sport | snooker | 659
Yan Bingtao's superb fightback on debut stuns Scotland's John Higgins as the Chinese sensation becomes the youngest Masters champion in 26 years.
Marcus Rashford and top chefs demand free school meals review
15/01/2021 | news | politics | 4,300
The footballer joins celebrities and campaigners to call for action in a letter to the prime minister.
Covid-19: Surge leaves key hospital services 'in crisis'
14/01/2021 | news | health | 2,151
England's cancer, critical care, A&E and routine treatments all hit as hospitals accommodate virus patients.
O'Sullivan hits back to beat Ding
13/01/2021 | sport | snooker | 278
Seven-time champion Ronnie O'Sullivan launches a stunning comeback from 5-3 down to beat Ding Junhui 6-5 in the first round at the Masters.
Johnson: 24-7 Covid-vaccine hubs as soon as supply allows
13/01/2021 | news | health | 889
The prime minister wants round-the-clock vaccination but adds supply is currently the limiting factor.
Covid: 2020 saw most excess deaths since World War Two
12/01/2021 | news | uk | 3,159
Last year saw 697,000 deaths registered in the UK - 14% above what would be expected.
Royal Mail names areas hit by Covid postal delays
12/01/2021 | news | business | 1,339
Deliveries may be delayed in 28 areas due to "resourcing issues", the postal group says.
Online retailer Ocado warns of shortages as suppliers cut choice
10/01/2021 | news | business | 243
It said there may be "an increase of missing items and substitutions over the next few weeks".
Brexit: M&S temporarily cuts hundreds of products in NI
08/01/2021 | news | business | 11,810
Criticism of new Brexit trade rules is growing as firms warn of more bureaucracy, higher costs and delays.
Lockdown fashion: 'People are back in their pyjamas'
08/01/2021 | news | business | 400
Marks & Spencer's clothes sales overall fall nearly a quarter, but pyjamas are back in fashion.
Covid-19: Travellers to UK will need to show negative test result
08/01/2021 | news | uk | 1,428
International travellers will have to take a Covid test up to 72 hours before departing.
Soaring house prices in 2020 likely to slow this year, says Halifax
08/01/2021 | news | business | 998
The lender says it expects "downward pressure on house prices" in 2021 following annual rise of 6% last year.
Two more life-saving Covid drugs discovered
07/01/2021 | news | health | 1,665
The drugs, which save an extra life for every 12 intensive care patients treated, can be used immediately, say experts.
Covid: Brian Pinker, 82, first to get Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
04/01/2021 | news | uk | 1,552
The PM says the number of vaccine doses will amount to "tens of millions" by the end of March.
Brexit: New EU trade arrangements to begin after Parliament vote
31/12/2020 | news | politics | 6,478
The UK's hard-fought agreement with the EU is set to come into force at 23:00 GMT on Thursday.
Brexit: Boris Johnson hails free trade deal with EU
24/12/2020 | news | politics | 11,428
The deal between the UK and EU ends months of arguments over business rules and fishing rights.
Covid-19: Truckers who tested negative board ferries for France
23/12/2020 | news | uk | 1,781
Those with a negative test result can now leave the UK, but it could take days to clear the backlog.
Brexit: No trade deal unless 'substantial shift' from EU, UK says
20/12/2020 | news | politics | 11,732
With a decision expected before Christmas, UK sources say it is increasingly likely there will be no deal.
'Just a few hours' left to agree Brexit trade deal, says Michel Barnier
18/12/2020 | news | politics | 13,556
Michel Barnier says it is now "the moment of truth", while Boris Johnson warns of "difficult" talks.
Brexit: Trade talks in 'a serious situation' says Boris Johnson
17/12/2020 | news | politics | 9,148
The PM and the EU Commission head speak again by phone, and acknowledge differences remain.
Rishi Sunak extends furlough scheme for another month
17/12/2020 | news | business | 896
Chancellor Rishi Sunak extends the furlough scheme for one month until the end of April 2021.
Brexit: PM and EU say trade deal unlikely by Sunday
11/12/2020 | news | politics | 18,053
Boris Johnson urges Brussels to make a "big change" as the deadline set by the two sides approaches.
Covid: Trials to test combination of Oxford and Sputnik vaccines
11/12/2020 | news | health | 495
The aim is to see whether mixing two vaccines could improve protection against Covid-19.
Brexit: 'Strong possibility' of no trade deal with EU - PM
11/12/2020 | news | politics | 11,024
Boris Johnson says negotiations with the EU will continue, but are "not yet there at all".
Brexit: 'Large gaps' remain after trade talks with Ursula von der Leyen
10/12/2020 | news | politics | 11,332
Sunday becomes the new deadline for a decision on trade talks, after the PM and EU chief meet in Brussels.
Tesco: Brexit 'could see people choose cheddar over brie'
09/12/2020 | news | business | 5,874
The chairman of Tesco says price rises related to Brexit could change what people choose to eat.
Covid-19 vaccine: Allergy warning over new jab
09/12/2020 | news | health | 1,760
People with history of significant allergic reactions told not to have Pfizer/BioNTech jab.
Brexit: PM to meet EU chief in bid to save trade deal
08/12/2020 | news | politics | 5,864
The UK and EU say "significant differences" still remain as the leaders prepare to talk face-to-face.
Trump sets up UK final against Robertson
05/12/2020 | sport | snooker | 103
World number one Judd Trump cruises past China's Lu Ning 6-2 to set up a mouth-watering UK Championship final against Australia's Neil Robertson.
Brexit stalemate: Boris Johnson and Ursula Von Der Leyen seek to break trade deal deadlock
05/12/2020 | news | politics | 8,914
EU and UK negotiators call in leaders in last ditch effort to secure a trade deal.
Brexit: Time running out as Brexit trade talks restart
04/12/2020 | news | politics | 4,655
The UK warns chances of a breakthrough are "receding", as it negotiates with the EU over business rules.
Coronavirus: UK got vaccine first because it's 'a better country', says Gavin Williamson
04/12/2020 | news | politics | 4,358
The EU says vaccines are not a "football competition" after Education Secretary Gavin Williamson's comment.
Asda joins rivals to pay back Covid rates relief
03/12/2020 | news | business | 500
The UK's biggest supermarkets will return £1.7bn after facing criticism for taking state support.
Covid-19: Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine judged safe for use in UK
02/12/2020 | news | health | 5,840
The UK is the first country to approve the Pfizer vaccine - with 800,000 doses due to arrive soon.
EasyJet to charge for overhead luggage lockers
02/12/2020 | news | business | 1,995
Customers who want to use overhead storage must buy more expensive tickets, the airline says.
Keeping pools closed 'a catastrophe for health and wellbeing'
02/12/2020 | news | uk | 111
More than 200 council-run pools will stay closed despite the easing of lockdown restrictions.
Black Friday: Next, M&S and Wilko shun sales event
27/11/2020 | news | business | 559
Although Black Friday spending in the UK is set to soar in 2020, some brands won't be taking part.
Covid: Are we heading back into a full lockdown?
30/10/2020 | news | health | 893
Infection rates are rising and European countries are going into lockdown. Could the UK be next?
Covid-19: Nearly 100,000 catching virus every day - study
29/10/2020 | news | health | 3,475
England is at a "critical stage" with infections doubling every nine days, a major analysis estimates.
Don't hold home firework displays, urge doctors
27/10/2020 | news | health | 143
Plastic surgeons implore people to think twice about DIY back garden displays, to avoid injuries.
Prue Leith: NHS can serve 'delicious' food on a budget
26/10/2020 | news | uk | 672
Prue Leith leads a review into hospital meals, suggesting digital menus and 24-hour food service.
Boots to offer 12-minute turnaround on Covid nasal swab test
26/10/2020 | news | health | 1,297
The £120 nasal swab test will be available to people not showing any symptoms.
Coronavirus infections continue to rise across UK
23/10/2020 | news | health | 2,629
The highest levels continue to be in the north of England, says the Office for National Statistics.
Gap considers closing all its UK stores
23/10/2020 | news | business | 946
Thousands of jobs could be at risk as the US clothing chain mulls closing its company-owned shops.
Transport for Wales rail services to be nationalised
22/10/2020 | news | uk | 1,125
Ministers step in to "stabilise the network and keep it running" as income plummets due to Covid.
New government Covid scheme to pay up to half of wages
22/10/2020 | news | business | 2,558
Chancellor Rishi Sunak increases support for firms and workers as lockdown restrictions spread.
Covid rules: Stoke, Coventry and Slough face tighter restrictions in tier 2
22/10/2020 | news | uk | 1,545
In all of these areas the infection rate is over 100 per 100,000 people, the health secretary says.
Covid-19: Gyms can reopen in Liverpool City Region
21/10/2020 | news | uk | 831
They were ordered to close when the area was placed into tier three of the coronavirus restrictions.
UK plan to be first to run human challenge Covid trials
20/10/2020 | news | health | 1,511
Volunteers will be deliberately exposed to the virus in trials due to start in January.
Deaths at home: More than 26,000 extra this year, ONS finds
19/10/2020 | news | health | 721
Far more people are dying at home in England and Wales than normal from heart disease and dementia.
Covid: Row over regional rules 'damaging to public health', scientist warns
16/10/2020 | news | uk | 147
Divisions between No 10 and local leaders in England are "very dangerous", a Sage scientist says.
Covid: NHS staff testing 'dismantled' in virus hotspots
15/10/2020 | news | health | 115
Health leaders' representative says it has taken a "herculean effort" to restore capacity.
'Does Maguire need a break after nightmare showing?'
14/10/2020 | sport | football | 1,629
Harry Maguire suffered a shambolic 31 minutes for England and might benefit from a break, writes Phil McNulty.
Shielding not needed yet, despite rising Covid rate
13/10/2020 | news | health | 953
The most clinically vulnerable people in England will get a letter to explain how to stay safe.
Premier League revamp proposals explained and your chance to have your say
12/10/2020 | sport | football | 3,420
What are the key proposals of the Premier League revamp - and have your say.
Covid: Nightingale hospitals in northern England told to get ready
12/10/2020 | news | health | 3,214
Advisers say the situation is "hotting up", and hospitals in England must prepare for more Covid patients.
Which way will the 'GOAT race' turn?
11/10/2020 | sport | tennis | 542
Not only did Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic play for the French Open title on Sunday - they also jostled for position in the race to be the man with the most Grand Slam titles.
Nadal wins record 13th French Open
11/10/2020 | sport | tennis | 836
Rafael Nadal produces one of his finest French Open displays to stun Novak Djokovic and equal Roger Federer's record of 20 Grand Slam men's titles.
EasyJet to make first annual loss in its history
08/10/2020 | news | business | 204
The airline will fly at 25% capacity into next year, with losses in 2020 possibly topping £800m.
Health experts join global anti-lockdown movement
07/10/2020 | news | health | 1,622
Scientists warn of the "devastating" effect of Covid-19 policies, calling for a return to normal for healthy people.
Covid can be airborne, US CDC guidelines now say
06/10/2020 | news | health | 129
The US has updated its guidance to reflect how the virus can linger in the air, sometimes for hours.
Europe experiencing 'Covid fatigue'
06/10/2020 | news | health | 606
WHO urges people to redouble efforts to fight virus in spite of understandable exhaustion.
'Long Covid': Why are some people not recovering?
06/10/2020 | news | health | 633
Why is coronavirus leaving some people with long-term health problems including fatigue?
Polish teenager Swiatek stuns Halep
04/10/2020 | sport | tennis | 117
Top seed Simona Halep is out of the French Open after losing to Iga Swiatek in little more than an hour in the fourth round.
Kvitova & Kenin through to fourth round
03/10/2020 | sport | tennis | 18
Petra Kvitova overcomes a slow start to beat Canadian teenager Leylah Fernandez and reach the French Open fourth round.
Halep races into French Open last 16
02/10/2020 | sport | tennis | 70
Top seed Simona Halep underlines why she is considered the French Open favourite after thrashing American teenager Amanda Anisimova.
Growth in Covid cases 'may be levelling off'
02/10/2020 | news | health | 898
New infections might be rising more slowly than in previous weeks - but the R number remains above one.
Vaccine will 'not return life to normal in spring'
01/10/2020 | news | health | 1,550
Leading scientists call for realism about what a vaccine against Covid can achieve next year.
Growth in Covid cases may be slowing
01/10/2020 | news | health | 768
But case numbers remain high and we are still at "a very critical period", a study suggests.
Coronavirus: What is the R number and how is it calculated?
01/10/2020 | news | health | 2,001
The simple but crucial number at the heart of lockdown decisions across the UK.
Patients left 'in limbo' by NHS virus response
01/10/2020 | news | health | 49
An MPs' report says better communication with patients could have avoided much anxiety and stress.
Flu jab delays amid high demand
29/09/2020 | news | health | 428
Officials in England say there will be enough stock to protect the vulnerable, but some will have to wait.
Global Covid-19 death toll passes one million
29/09/2020 | news | world | 615
UN chief António Guterres calls it "an agonising milestone" as the fight to stem the virus continues.
NHS faces pandemic 'triple whammy' this winter
29/09/2020 | news | health | 244
Health bosses warn about rising Covid-19 cases, a major backlog in treatment and reduced capacity.
Is it time we learned to live with the virus?
28/09/2020 | news | health | 2,315
Infections are rising and new restrictions being introduced. But is that the right thing to do?
Murray set for 'amusing' Wawrinka match
26/09/2020 | sport | tennis | 144
The opening day of the French Open sees three Britons - Andy Murray, Johanna Konta and Dan Evans - playing at Roland Garros.