Covid UK: Patients are CANCELLING appointments for AstraZeneca vaccinations over blood clot fears

Britons are starting to cancel appointments for the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine amid fears over its link to blood clots, GPs warned today. In what could be a major blow to vaccine uptake, doctors said they had been inundated with patients requesting to be given an alternative. The concern comes as officials try to maintain confidence in … Read more

Gibraltar is what life could be like when we’ve ALL had the vaccine

Shops, bars and restaurants are thriving in Gibraltar where 90 per cent of adults have had the Covid-19 jab – offering a blissful glimpse into what life could be like when the UK Government’s vaccine rollout is complete.  Of the Rock’s population of 34,000 people, not a single one is in hospital with coronavirus, making … Read more

Gibraltar is what life could be like when we’ve ALL had the vaccine

Shops, bars and restaurants are thriving in Gibraltar where 90 per cent of adults have had the Covid-19 jab – offering a blissful glimpse into what life could be like when the UK Government’s vaccine rollout is complete.  Of the Rock’s population of 34,000 people, not a single one is in hospital with coronavirus, making … Read more

Stephen Lawrence’s mother Baroness Doreen says UK race report ‘not in touch with reality’

Boris Johnson admits he doesn’t agree with a landmark race report, as Stephen Lawrence’s mother says it gives ‘racists the green light’. The document, published by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities, said geography, family influence, socio-economic background, culture and religion all affect life chances more than racism. The Prime Minister insisted there are ‘serious issues that … Read more

Race commission chair Tony Sewell defends report after backlash

The chair of the government’s race commission today dismissed ‘ridiculous and offensive’ claims that it downplayed the ‘evil’ of the slave trade. The long-awaited study was branded a ‘whitewash’ yesterday as it concluded there is little evidence of institutional racism in Britain.  Factors such as geography, family influence, socio-economic background, culture and religion were found … Read more

UK minimum wage increases 2.2%, with pay rise for 2m low-paid workers

Pay hike for 2million low-paid workers as minimum wage increases today by 2.2%… more than £300 extra a year for full time staff The National Living Wage rises by 2.2 per cent to £8.91 per hour from Thursday The boost is the equivalent of £345 extra per year for someone working full time The rate … Read more

Alicante officials refuse to let dozens of Britons into Spain

British passenger Stuart Miller (pictured), a 47-year-old offshore worker from Manchester, said the situation at the Spanish airport was ‘absolutely diabolical’ Spanish border officials refused entry to dozens of Britons and sent them back to Manchester on the same plane despite them having post-Brexit residency. Forty passengers were left angry and confused after they were … Read more

Boris Johnson flanked by Union Flags as he gives first press conference in new £2.6m briefing room

Boris Johnson swapped antique wood panelling for a Tory blue backdrop tonight as he hosted a coronavirus press conference from his new £2.6million briefing room. The venue for the occasional television appearances has swapped from their former home in 10 Downing Street to a newly refurbished part of No9 after the taxpayer-funded work on kitting … Read more

Union Jack-backed Boris Johnson gives first press conference in new £2.6million briefing room

Boris Johnson swapped antique wood panelling for a Tory blue backdrop tonight as he hosted a coronavirus press conference from his new £2.6million briefing room. The venue for the occasional television appearances has swapped from their former home in 10 Downing Street to a newly refurbished part of No9 after the taxpayer-funded work on kitting … Read more

Lorry drivers entering England for more than two days face Covid tests

Grant Shapps says lorry drivers entering England for more than two days WILL face compulsory Covid tests to fight threat of new coronavirus variants – despite fears it could disrupt food supplies Lorry drivers coming to England must get tested for Covid-19 within 48 hours France has dropped requirement for lorry drivers arriving from UK … Read more