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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 its Covid restrictions on Monday, July 19 but warned life will not “instantly revert” to normal. Ministers and experts have urged the public to “go slow”...

Branson’s ‘extraordinary’ tourist space flight – cost £100m per minute –...

Sir Richard Branson’s Unity 22 space tourism test flight has been delayed by weather conditions at New Mexico’s Spaceport America. Billionaire British celebrity-businessman Branson is now set to take off on-board Unity 22’s four minute space flight on Sunday at...

Sunak hails historic G7 global tech tax deal – protestors ready for Cornwall summit

Finance ministers of the G7 countries have signed a deal to make tech giants and multinationals pay a minimum global corporation tax for the first time. Chancellor Rishi Sunak hailed...

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...

MI5 joins Instagram while ex-Children’s Commissioner sues TikTok

The UK’s domestic intelligence agency, MI5 is joining Instagram in what is being described as the latest step by Britain’s spy agencies to the step out of the shadows. From...

US threatens UK with 25% tariff hike in digital tech tax row

The US is threatening to impose up to 25% tariffs on UK exports as retaliation in a row over a digital services tax that has hit US tech giants like Amazon, Google and Facebook. UK...

Johnson breaks election pledge with UK military cut backs – but PM gets another...

Boris Johnson has broken another election promise with today’s announcement of the five year defence review confirming cutbacks to the British army, navy and air force as the British military transforms into a “cyber...

1.8m children need devices for remote learning – ‘alternative is unacceptable’ says Children’s Commissioner

Almost two million children in the UK do not have access to a laptop, desktop computer or tablet at home, with warnings that the digital divide will lead to more inequality and further damage...

Schools and companies tell staff to turn off NHS Covid-19 app at work

Teachers have been told to turn off or delete the NHS Covid-19 app by some school bosses worried about disruption and staff shortages. It follows reports that pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and a fuel supplier...

NHS contact tracing app due as Covid-19 rules prove more divisive than Brexit

Coronavirus rules and restrictions are proving even more divisive than Brexit in Britain, according to a poll of 10,000 people carried out across the UK. Demos has found that animosity between people who stick to...