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Countess Margit Széchényi, who has died aged 96, not only survived the indignities imposed on her and her class by the postwar Soviet puppet regime in Hungary; in many ways, she triumphed over them.
The NHS is to get a £6 billion Budget boost for operations and screening in a bid to reduce record backlogs, Rishi Sunak will announce this week.
Michael Gove ‘open’ to keeping Grenfell Tower as a memorial. Housing secretary’s intervention follows speculation that the building would be demolished because of structural fears
The Guardian view on the Welsh heartlands: invest in their future. The UK government should work alongside the one in Cardiff to prevent rural depopulation
The swimmer earned some high marks in his Latin.
A free trade deal between the UK and India would offer a bonanza for Scotland’s whisky industry, a government minister whose appointment prompted a cronyism row has said.
Insulate Britain has pledged to restart its road-blocking protests despite legal injunctions which mean its members risk being fined or jailed.
‘In her memory, a simple, easy pledge,’ TV showrunner said
The show tells the story of a group of young friends living in London through the HIV/Aids crisis in the 1980s and its impact on the LGBT community.
Colombia’s most notorious drug lord has been captured after more than a decade on the run, dealing a major blow to the rampant cocaine trade.
Two million eligible people will be invited to receive a COVID-19 booster jab from the NHS this week, as the government seeks to see off a sharp rise in cases without introducing Plan B measures. Instead, Health Secretary Sajid Javid has been leading calls for people to once again get jabbed in the hope that boosting the population's immunity levels will see infections drop off. Around 7.5 million people have already been invited by text, email, and letter encouraging them to book through the National Booking Service, NHS England said.
The United Kingdom said on Saturday that talks with the European Union over post-Brexit trade rules for Northern Ireland had been constructive, but substantial differences remained. Goods moving between Britain and Northern Ireland currently face customs checks, as part of a deal reached before Brexit to avoid more contentious border checks between Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom, and EU member Ireland. However, Britain and the EU disagree over how to implement customs and safety checks, which fall especially heavily on meat, dairy and medical products.
The health secretary has said he is "leaning towards" making the COVID-19 vaccine compulsory for NHS staff. Sajid Javid said the government is "considering" making the vaccine mandatory for the roughly 100,000 NHS staff who are yet to get their first COVID jab following the recent closure of a consultation into the matter. Addressing concerns there is already a shortage of NHS staff, the health secretary said the threat of not being able to work without getting vaccinated would make them have the jab.
The recording of a 911 call has revealed the chaos and panic on a film set after a cinematographer was fatally shot by actor Alec Baldwin. Script supervisor Naomi Mitchell tells the operator "we need help immediately" after Halyna Hutchins was struck in the chest on the set of the Western movie Rust in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Thursday. The film's director Joel Souza, who was stood behind her, was shot in the shoulder after the prop gun discharged and has since been released from hospital.
Policy experts agree action by individuals can add up to big change.
HSBC has posted a 74% rise in third quarter profit, with its chief executive saying "the lows of recent quarters are behind us". The London-headquartered bank reported a pre-tax profit of $5.4bn (£3.9bn) for the quarter to September, compared to $3.1bn (£2.2bn) at the same time last year.
Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen has left Parliament after taking questions from MPs and peers about social media and the UK’s proposed Online Safety Bill.
While the UK Government has now embarked on a programme of starting to offer 8.5 million who are eligible a third booster vaccine, the number of people in the world’s poorest countries who have been fully vaccinated is just 1.3 per cent. Earlier this year, Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised to supply 100 million surplus vaccines within the next year to poor countries but, as with so many of his promises, he has delivered fewer than 10 per cent of this figure. The lack of equitable global vaccine distribution should be a source of great shame for Britain and other rich nations.
Children will be exempt from new vaccination requirements that enter into force on 8 November
Chair speaks after House votes to hold Bannon in contempt