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Reuters David Cameron has said he will “respond positively” to any requests from MPs for him to give evidence about Greensill Capital. The former prime minister has faced criticism for lobbying on behalf of the finance firm, which recently collapsed. It has sparked a wider row over private companies’ attempts to influence ministers and officials. […]

Of those, 3,034 – or 18% – came back negative, suggesting the individual concerned and their household had been self-isolating for no reason. Under the current rules, a negative re-test would mean their quarantine period would be considered over immediately. Go to Source Date: 15 April 2021 Author: By Jim Reed

George Floyd’s death should have been classified as “undetermined”, an expert has told the murder trial of former US police officer Derek Chauvin. Forensic pathologist David Fowler told the court in Minnesota that the cause of Mr Floyd’s death was not clear. Mr Fowler said in his view, drug use, heart disease and other factors […]

The government has defeated Labour plans for a parliamentary inquiry into lobbying, amid a row over contacts with finance firm Greensill Capital. Sir Keir Starmer had wanted a “full” probe, including public hearings by a cross-party panel of MPs. Boris Johnson has insisted the lawyer he appointed this week to carry out a review of […]

Getty Images A white police officer who shot dead a black motorist in Minnesota is to be charged with second-degree manslaughter, prosecutors have told US media. Officer Kim Potter has said she shot Daunte Wright accidentally, having mistakenly drawn her gun instead of her Taser. Both she and Police Chief Tim Gannon have quit the […]

Reuters Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster is suing TV presenter Dr Christian Jessen for defamation, saying he made an “attack” on her marriage. On 23 December 2019, Dr Jessen tweeted an allegation that Mrs Foster had been having an extra-marital affair. The post remained online until Dr Jessen deleted it on 7 January […]

He said the option to mix vaccines “will give us lots of flexibility, not just in the UK, not just in Europe – where we’re looking at restricting use of some vaccines for some age groups – but across the world, where we have, perhaps, a little bit more intermittent supply of vaccines. Go to […]

It said: “The Earl Peel had an audience of The Queen today, delivered up his Wand and Insignia of Office as Lord Chamberlain and the Badge of Chancellor of the Royal Victorian Order and took leave upon relinquishing his appointment as Lord Chamberlain, when Her Majesty invested him with the Royal Victorian Chain.” Go to […]

Johnson & Johnson is a US health care company, but the vaccine was developed mainly by its pharmaceutical branch in Belgium, and is also known as Janssen. Unlike some of the other jabs, it is given as a single shot and can be stored at normal refrigerator temperatures, making it easier to distribute in hotter […]

And remember, there is no published data on the number of people offered jabs, as opposed to those who have actually been vaccinated. However, NHS England has made clear that across the nine groups, 95% have actually had their first doses – that is an average, with take-up rates varying in different groups. Go to […]