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Getty Images Health officials in England are trying to trace one of six patients infected with a contagious coronavirus variant first found in Brazil. Three cases of the P1 variant were picked up in Scotland and three in England earlier this month. But one case in England remains unidentified, prompting an appeal for anyone without […]

In England, officials are still trying to track down one of those who tested positive for the new variant. The first two cases were from the same household in South Gloucestershire, with a history of travel to Brazil, but the third is not linked, Public Health England (PHE) said. Go to Source Date: 1 March […]

In his CPAC speech, Mr Trump repeated his false claims that he lost November’s election to the Democrats because of electoral fraud and he hinted at another run in 2024, saying: “Actually you know they just lost the White House. But who knows – who knows? I may even decide to beat them for a […]

Getty Images A coronavirus “variant of concern” first detected in Brazil has now been found in the UK. Three cases have been detected in England and separately three in Scotland. In England, officials are still trying to track down one of those who tested positive for the new variant. Meanwhile the three Scottish residents had […]

PA Media Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said he is preparing a Budget that “provides support for people… through the remaining stages of this crisis”. He said providing help as restrictions eased was “right” but added he wanted to “level with people” about the “shock to the economy” caused by Covid. He dismissed claims he had […]

Actor Johnny Briggs, who played Mike Baldwin in Coronation Street for 30 years, has died aged 85. His family said he had died peacefully after “a long illness, with family by his side” and asked for privacy to “remember the wonderful times we had with him”. Briggs was made a MBE in the New Year’s […]

Home testing for secondary pupils will be twice weekly, with parents expected to carry out the testing at home after three tests in school. They will be encouraged but not mandatory, with pupils from year one upwards able to take a test, the Department of Health and Social Care said. Go to Source Date: 28 […]

Nearly 700,000 shops, restaurants, hotels, hair salons, gyms and other businesses in England, will be eligible for the so-called “restart grants”, to be distributed directly to firms by local authorities from April. It will replace the current monthly grant system. Go to Source Date: 28 February 2021 Author:

Reuters Nearly two million people aged 60 to 63 in England are now officially being invited to book a coronavirus vaccine. From Monday, people in that age bracket will start receiving letters explaining how to book a jab through the national booking service, NHS England said. Nearly 20 million people in the UK have now […]

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have urged people to get the Covid vaccine, saying it is “really important”. Prince William said the uptake so far had been “amazing” but added: “We’ve got to keep it going so the younger generations also feel that it’s really important for them to have it.” The royal’s comments […]