Health and Education

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced almost £26 billion of public spending commitments ahead of Wednesday’s (October 27) budget and spending review. Strong investment in public services, business support and help for working families will be at the heart of Sunak’s third budget with big spending planned for infrastructure projects, innovation and skills training. Digitalising the NHS will be another big priority...

Covid cases, patient numbers and deaths all rise but PM won’t...

The UK recorded 52,009 new Covid cases in the latest 24 hours – the first time the number has topped 50,000 in three months and the highest since July 17 – representing a 17.9% increase in the last seven...

Government will break manifesto promise on tax to pay for social care reform –...

The government is set to break a manifesto promise by raising taxes in order to pay for reforms to the UK’s crisis-hit social care system. Boris Johnson assured voters he...

Priti Patel urged to relax immigration rules with HGV driver-shortage crisis predicted to worsen

A shortage of HGV drivers is threatening supermarket supplies with firms warning some shelves may be empty for months to come unless the government acts to address the labour...

Elite Tory donors’ secret meetings with Johnson and Sunak; new lobbying allegations for Cameron;...

Conservative prime minister Boris Johnson and his chancellor Rishi Sunak are holding secret meetings with elite Tory donors who are part of an“Advisory Board” of members who have given...

Javid causes outrage with tweet while Johnson and Raab risk losing their seats at...

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...

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

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...

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 that will spread around the...

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 will end almost all of...

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 million patients waiting for an...