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What the papers say – January 19

What the papers say – January 19

What the papers say – January 19

19 January 2021

Tuesday’s front pages feature a range of stories on the coronavirus and beyond.


NHS warns social distancing remains ‘critical’ as vaccine is rolled out

NHS warns social distancing remains ‘critical’ as vaccine is rolled out

NHS warns social distancing remains ‘critical’ as vaccine is rolled out

19 January 2021

Scientists fear the public could drop their guard as the coronavirus jab is delivered across the country.


Major incident declared as Storm Christoph heads to the UK

Major incident declared as Storm Christoph heads to the UK

Major incident declared as Storm Christoph heads to the UK

19 January 2021

More than 100 flood warnings and alerts have been issued in England.


Man who drove 30 miles for takeaway and eight found in shed among Covid fines

Man who drove 30 miles for takeaway and eight found in shed among Covid fines

Man who drove 30 miles for takeaway and eight found in shed among Covid fines

18 January 2021

Police forces across the UK have broken up parties and meet-ups and fined people for visiting beauty spots.


Labour: Trust parents and give them £15 a week to spend on children’s lunches

Labour: Trust parents and give them £15 a week to spend on children’s lunches

Labour: Trust parents and give them £15 a week to spend on children’s lunches

18 January 2021

There was an outcry last week over pictures on social media of food parcels containing just £4 or £5 worth of food intended to last a child a week.


Countries should try to eliminate Covid-19 – expert

Countries should try to eliminate Covid-19 – expert

Countries should try to eliminate Covid-19 – expert

18 January 2021

Professor Devi Sridhar said we are in a precarious position.


Lateral flow tests detect more than 37,000 asymptomatic Covid-19 cases

Lateral flow tests detect more than 37,000 asymptomatic Covid-19 cases

Lateral flow tests detect more than 37,000 asymptomatic Covid-19 cases

18 January 2021

The accuracy of the devices has come under recent scrutiny by experts.


PM fails to offer guarantees over future of weekly £20 Universal Credit rise

PM fails to offer guarantees over future of weekly £20 Universal Credit rise

PM fails to offer guarantees over future of weekly £20 Universal Credit rise

18 January 2021

A motion by Labour called on the Government to maintain the increase.


Law change to protect medics from legal action ‘not necessary’ – Hancock

Law change to protect medics from legal action ‘not necessary’ – Hancock

Law change to protect medics from legal action ‘not necessary’ – Hancock

18 January 2021

A coalition of health bodies has written to the Government urging it to update legislation to protect ‘vulnerable’ staff.


Stalemate between Stormont and Westminster over victims’ pension funding goes on

Stalemate between Stormont and Westminster over victims’ pension funding goes on

Stalemate between Stormont and Westminster over victims’ pension funding goes on

18 January 2021

Conor Murphy said the Northern Ireland Secretary has refused to meet ministers from the Stormont Executive to discuss the matter.


‘We will reach you,’ Hancock tells over-80s who have not yet had jab

‘We will reach you,’ Hancock tells over-80s who have not yet had jab

‘We will reach you,’ Hancock tells over-80s who have not yet had jab

18 January 2021

Concerns have been raised that the vaccine programme has rolled out before the top priority groups have been vaccinated.


Warning over ‘volatile’ flooding as councils on standby for evacuations

Warning over ‘volatile’ flooding as councils on standby for evacuations

Warning over ‘volatile’ flooding as councils on standby for evacuations

18 January 2021

Some areas could see up to 200mm of downpours over the first half of the week.


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

18 January 2021

The figures are for the seven days to January 14.


Mary Berry: Why childhood polio meant I was so pleased to get Covid-19 jab

Mary Berry: Why childhood polio meant I was so pleased to get Covid-19 jab

Mary Berry: Why childhood polio meant I was so pleased to get Covid-19 jab

18 January 2021

The TV chef is the latest star to get the vaccine.


Big business told to slash payment times to small suppliers

Big business told to slash payment times to small suppliers

Big business told to slash payment times to small suppliers

18 January 2021

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said poor payment practices are ‘still rife’ across the UK.


Jeremy Corbyn’s suspension went behind agreement to reinstate, High Court hears

Jeremy Corbyn’s suspension went behind agreement to reinstate, High Court hears

Jeremy Corbyn’s suspension went behind agreement to reinstate, High Court hears

18 January 2021

The former leader of the opposition is considering legal action against Labour for ‘an injunction to restore the whip immediately’, his lawyers said.


Tax rises may not be needed to pay for Covid – minister

Tax rises may not be needed to pay for Covid – minister

Tax rises may not be needed to pay for Covid – minister

18 January 2021

Financial Secretary to the Treasury Jesse Norman told the Treasury Select Committee the post-Covid bounce could be enough to avoid significant rises.


Four million given first vaccine dose but PM warns Covid situation ‘precarious’

Four million given first vaccine dose but PM warns Covid situation ‘precarious’

Four million given first vaccine dose but PM warns Covid situation ‘precarious’

18 January 2021

Boris Johnson said any easing of lockdown would be gradual once the vaccine programme had made progress.


NHS Test and Trace boss defends paying £1,000 on average per day to consultants

NHS Test and Trace boss defends paying £1,000 on average per day to consultants

NHS Test and Trace boss defends paying £1,000 on average per day to consultants

18 January 2021

Baroness Dido Harding told MPs: ‘We couldn’t have built the service without all of that combined expertise.’


Home Secretary launches investigation into missing police records issue

Home Secretary launches investigation into missing police records issue

Home Secretary launches investigation into missing police records issue

18 January 2021

Home Office minister Kit Malthouse was unable to give a guarantee that no criminal case could be compromised by the loss of police records.


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