Health and Education

Health secretary Sajid Javid has come under fire for telling people not to “cower” from the virus in a tweet announcing his “full recovery from Covid a week after testing positive.” Javid said his symptoms were “very mild, thanks to amazing vaccines”, before adding: “Please - if you haven’t yet - get your jab, as we learn to live with,...

As temperatures soar, the heat rises for a PM in splendid...

For the first time in its 167 year history, the Met Office issued an “amber extreme heat warning” for parts of the UK with the sweltering temperatures set to peak on Thursday at over 33C. The country bakes but Boris...

England’s ‘Freedom Day’ is a threat to the world, international experts warn

England’s so-called ‘Freedom Day’ is a threat to the world according to international health experts who are worried the country will become a petri-dish for new variants of coronavirus...

U-turn on Covid vaccine passports for England – 200 deaths per day forecast by...

Boris Johnson has announced another major U-turn by recommending England’s nightclubs and large events require people to show a Covid vaccine passport to gain entry. The prime minister confirmed England...

Hospitals declare black alerts as £22bn test and trace system strains to cope before...

Under pressure NHS hospitals have declared black alerts and cancelled operations due to rising Covid cases. NHS England said waiting lists have also reached another new record high with 5.3...

Huge shift from ‘rules and fines’ to relying on people’s collective common sense

Boris Johnson has confirmed almost all coronavirus restrictions in England are expected to end on July 19 signalling a huge shift in the government's strategy for dealing with the pandemic. However, the prime minister also...

Starmer blames PM’s ‘absolutely pathetic’ border policy for unlocking delay, Johnson’s statement upsets Speaker...

Sir Keir Starmer has blamed Boris Johnson’s “pathetic border policy” for the delay in lifting lockdown restrictions in England until July 19. The prime minister said the four week postponement follows concerns about the 60%...

Professor warns UK is at the ‘start of an epidemic in the young’ as...

A leading scientist has warned the latest Covid data suggests “the start of an epidemic in the young”, putting more pressure on the government to delay lifting restrictions on June 21. Fears that ‘Freedom Day’...

Freedom Day brings déjà vu thanks to UK’s ‘joke’ border policy

Britain’s biggest step out of lockdown has arrived with a massive dash of déjà-vu as hugs, holidays and indoor pints and meals returned with the reopening of hospitality amid warnings the country might be...

India variant threatens lockdown exit; Poots elected DUP leader

Boris Johnson has warned that the route out of lockdown may face “serious disruption” because of the India variant, just two days before the biggest lifting of restrictions in England for a year. Rising numbers...