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The UK vaccination programme in numbers

The UK vaccination programme in numbers

The UK vaccination programme in numbers

07 January 2021

From the number of people vaccinted so far to the target date for every elderly care home resident to be offered a jab.


First care home residents get Oxford vaccine as rollout to GPs begins

First care home residents get Oxford vaccine as rollout to GPs begins

First care home residents get Oxford vaccine as rollout to GPs begins

07 January 2021

It is the Government’s aim to offer coronavirus vaccines to all elderly residents by the end of January.


Two cousins jailed for killing man wrongly accused of stealing bike

Two cousins jailed for killing man wrongly accused of stealing bike

Two cousins jailed for killing man wrongly accused of stealing bike

07 January 2021

Mikhail Hanid died in hospital three days after being attacked in the street.


UK daily Covid-19 death toll remains above 1,000 for second day in a row

UK daily Covid-19 death toll remains above 1,000 for second day in a row

UK daily Covid-19 death toll remains above 1,000 for second day in a row

07 January 2021

The figure is also the highest daily reported total since April.


Covid-19 hoax claims are ‘nonsense’ and an insult to staff – NHS boss

Covid-19 hoax claims are ‘nonsense’ and an insult to staff – NHS boss

Covid-19 hoax claims are ‘nonsense’ and an insult to staff – NHS boss

07 January 2021

Sir Simon Stevens said NHS staff can be left demoralised by such allegations.


Farmer’s son tried to ‘sneak away’ from schoolboy murder conviction, says judge

Farmer’s son tried to ‘sneak away’ from schoolboy murder conviction, says judge

Farmer’s son tried to ‘sneak away’ from schoolboy murder conviction, says judge

07 January 2021

Honorary Recorder of Chester Judge Steven Everett told Matthew Mason, 19, he was found guilty ‘on overwhelming evidence’.


Fake vaccine fraudster charged 92-year-old woman £160 for jab

Fake vaccine fraudster charged 92-year-old woman £160 for jab

Fake vaccine fraudster charged 92-year-old woman £160 for jab

07 January 2021

Police said it was a ‘disgusting and totally unacceptable assault’.


Boris Johnson pledges unprecedented effort to roll out Covid-19 vaccines

Boris Johnson pledges unprecedented effort to roll out Covid-19 vaccines

Boris Johnson pledges unprecedented effort to roll out Covid-19 vaccines

07 January 2021

AstraZeneca and Pfizer have said they are supplying the vaccine as quickly as possible and to schedules agreed with the Government.


Fishing is form of ‘exercise’ so permitted during lockdown – angling group

Fishing is form of ‘exercise’ so permitted during lockdown – angling group

Fishing is form of ‘exercise’ so permitted during lockdown – angling group

07 January 2021

Anglers must stay local, not fish overnight or take part in matches, the Angling Trust has said.


Schools told not to limit number of key worker children onsite during lockdown

Schools told not to limit number of key worker children onsite during lockdown

Schools told not to limit number of key worker children onsite during lockdown

07 January 2021

Government guidance insists all vulnerable pupils and children of key workers should be given a place despite higher demand.


UK ‘not missing out on crime intelligence’ since Brexit

UK ‘not missing out on crime intelligence’ since Brexit

UK ‘not missing out on crime intelligence’ since Brexit

07 January 2021

Officials have insisted police still have access to the tools they need to fight crime.


NHS boss cites extra 10,000 Covid patients since Christmas as staff share woes

NHS boss cites extra 10,000 Covid patients since Christmas as staff share woes

NHS boss cites extra 10,000 Covid patients since Christmas as staff share woes

07 January 2021

Sir Simon Stevens said there were 50% more coronavirus inpatients in England’s hospitals now, compared with during the peak in April.


Boris Johnson says Donald Trump was ‘completely wrong’ to encourage riots

Boris Johnson says Donald Trump was ‘completely wrong’ to encourage riots

Boris Johnson says Donald Trump was ‘completely wrong’ to encourage riots

07 January 2021

The PM spoke out after the outgoing US president was blocked from using Facebook by Mark Zuckerberg


Travellers to the UK will soon face pre-flight Covid testing, minister says

Travellers to the UK will soon face pre-flight Covid testing, minister says

Travellers to the UK will soon face pre-flight Covid testing, minister says

07 January 2021

Health minister Lord Bethell said international travel has been a source of infection for the UK.


Public worship suspended in NI until next month

Public worship suspended in NI until next month

Public worship suspended in NI until next month

07 January 2021

The decision was taken by leaders of the Catholic, Church of Ireland, Presbyterian and Methodist congregations.


UK seeks ‘urgent legal fix’ to resume medical cannabis importation post-Brexit

UK seeks ‘urgent legal fix’ to resume medical cannabis importation post-Brexit

UK seeks ‘urgent legal fix’ to resume medical cannabis importation post-Brexit

07 January 2021

Matt Hancock said the UK was working ‘very closely’ with the Dutch government on the issue.


Army will use ‘battle techniques’ to help Covid-19 vaccine rollout, PM says

Army will use ‘battle techniques’ to help Covid-19 vaccine rollout, PM says

Army will use ‘battle techniques’ to help Covid-19 vaccine rollout, PM says

07 January 2021

Boris Johnson said hundreds of thousands of doses of vaccine per day could be given by the middle of this month.


Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

07 January 2021

Halton, Knowsley and the Isle of Wight have seen the biggest week-on-week increases.


Ambulance vandalised while paramedics treat patient in Slough

Ambulance vandalised while paramedics treat patient in Slough

Ambulance vandalised while paramedics treat patient in Slough

07 January 2021

The local trust said the behaviour was ‘unacceptable’ amid the mounting pressure of Covid-19 cases.


Ministers urged to be more open about impact of lockdown on jobs and health

Ministers urged to be more open about impact of lockdown on jobs and health

Ministers urged to be more open about impact of lockdown on jobs and health

07 January 2021

The Science and Technology Committee said the public should be shown the advice considered before bringing in restrictions.


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