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Ban on bailiff evictions in England extended to end of March

Ban on bailiff evictions in England extended to end of March

Ban on bailiff evictions in England extended to end of March

13 February 2021

The ban was introduced at the start of the pandemic to protect private renters.


Clinically vulnerable offered Covid jab as vaccine programme enters new phase

Clinically vulnerable offered Covid jab as vaccine programme enters new phase

Clinically vulnerable offered Covid jab as vaccine programme enters new phase

13 February 2021

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the vaccination programme is continuing at ‘an unprecedented speed’.


Johnson urges G7 leaders to unite to defeat Covid-19

Johnson urges G7 leaders to unite to defeat Covid-19

Johnson urges G7 leaders to unite to defeat Covid-19

13 February 2021

The PM will call for an end to ‘nationalist and divisive politics’ when he chairs his first meeting of the UK’s G7 presidency.


Let pupils play this summer instead of facing more lessons – psychologists

Let pupils play this summer instead of facing more lessons – psychologists

Let pupils play this summer instead of facing more lessons – psychologists

13 February 2021

They warned plans for intensive ‘catch up’ activity and summer schools may worsen children’s mental health and wellbeing.


Scientists warn of new Covid wave if lockdown is lifted too quickly

Scientists warn of new Covid wave if lockdown is lifted too quickly

Scientists warn of new Covid wave if lockdown is lifted too quickly

13 February 2021

Ministers are under pressure to ease controls as the Government expects to hit its target for offering the vaccine to all over-70s.


Love rat: ‘UK’s loneliest degu’ looking for a match ahead of Valentine’s Day

Love rat: ‘UK’s loneliest degu’ looking for a match ahead of Valentine’s Day

Love rat: ‘UK’s loneliest degu’ looking for a match ahead of Valentine’s Day

13 February 2021

Greg received a series of rejections from fellow rodents and is now looking for a new companion.


Charles sets youngsters a half-term nature challenge

Charles sets youngsters a half-term nature challenge

Charles sets youngsters a half-term nature challenge

13 February 2021

The project will run from Monday to Saturday and involve six of the prince’s patronages.


Cases of long Covid could be as high as 20%, immunologist warns

Cases of long Covid could be as high as 20%, immunologist warns

Cases of long Covid could be as high as 20%, immunologist warns

13 February 2021

Professor Danny Altmann is calling for specialist clinics to be opened in the UK.


Police issue fresh appeal for information into murder of aspiring lawyer

Police issue fresh appeal for information into murder of aspiring lawyer

Police issue fresh appeal for information into murder of aspiring lawyer

13 February 2021

Two teenagers have so far been arrested in connection with the death of 22-year-old Sven Badzak.


Covid-19 treatments to be fast-tracked through UK clinical trial system

Covid-19 treatments to be fast-tracked through UK clinical trial system

Covid-19 treatments to be fast-tracked through UK clinical trial system

13 February 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care said ‘the brightest’ researchers and manufacturers will trial their medicines in Britain.


Routine blood tests contain ‘hidden fingerprint’ indicating liver cirrhosis

Routine blood tests contain ‘hidden fingerprint’ indicating liver cirrhosis

Routine blood tests contain ‘hidden fingerprint’ indicating liver cirrhosis

13 February 2021

Scientists have developed an algorithm which could be used as a low-cost way for GPs to carry out large-scale screening.


Paramedics to test patients for Covid-19 to prevent hospital handover delays

Paramedics to test patients for Covid-19 to prevent hospital handover delays

Paramedics to test patients for Covid-19 to prevent hospital handover delays

13 February 2021

South Central Ambulance Service has launched the trial for all patients aged 18 and above.


Flight to Bucharest halted on tarmac as police make child abduction arrest

Flight to Bucharest halted on tarmac as police make child abduction arrest

Flight to Bucharest halted on tarmac as police make child abduction arrest

13 February 2021

Officers used intelligence and number plate recognition cameras to track a car to the London airport.


Clinical trial to begin to test Covid vaccine efficacy among children

Clinical trial to begin to test Covid vaccine efficacy among children

Clinical trial to begin to test Covid vaccine efficacy among children

13 February 2021

Researchers will use 300 volunteers to assess whether the jab will produce a strong immune response in children aged between six and 17.


MPs call for China to be barred from supplying Britain’s armed forces

MPs call for China to be barred from supplying Britain’s armed forces

MPs call for China to be barred from supplying Britain’s armed forces

13 February 2021

The committee listed nine companies operating in the UK defence sector which, it said, had been acquired by Chinese firms in recent years.


What the papers say – February 13

What the papers say – February 13

What the papers say – February 13

13 February 2021

Stories about the route out of lockdown lead many of Saturday’s papers.


Quarantine hotel regulations published just days before scheme comes into effect

Quarantine hotel regulations published just days before scheme comes into effect

Quarantine hotel regulations published just days before scheme comes into effect

13 February 2021

UK nationals or residents returning to England from 33 countries will be required to spend 10 days in Government-designated accommodation from Monday.


Milder conditions on the way after wintry weekend

Milder conditions on the way after wintry weekend

Milder conditions on the way after wintry weekend

13 February 2021

Temperatures will begin to rise towards double figures into next week.


Ministers urge remaining over-70s to get the Covid-19 jab

Ministers urge remaining over-70s to get the Covid-19 jab

Ministers urge remaining over-70s to get the Covid-19 jab

13 February 2021

The Government is confident it will hit its target of offering the vaccine to its top four priority groups by Monday.


Charging electric cars ‘will be easier than refuelling petrol or diesel vehicle’

Charging electric cars ‘will be easier than refuelling petrol or diesel vehicle’

Charging electric cars ‘will be easier than refuelling petrol or diesel vehicle’

12 February 2021

The Department for Transport (DfT) said it is looking into improving how electric cars are charged.


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