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Results of first laboratory experiments on new variant ‘better than I expected’, scientist says
New coronavirus infections in South Korea exceeded 7,000 for the first time since the start of the pandemic as hours-long lines snaked around testing stations in the capital Seoul amid a worsening virus crisis
Philippine Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa arrives in Manila airport to fly to Oslo to collect the award, after courts approved her application to attend Friday's ceremony.
The world’s first plant-based Covid vaccine has shown strong protection against the virus in clinical trials and has been sent to regulators for authorisation across the world, its creators have announced. Medicago, based in Quebec City, on Tuesday confirmed that its two-dose vaccine was 71 per cent effective against the disease in a late-stage study and that no serious safety issues were detected. The company said its vaccine was effective against the Delta variant but results did not include the Omicron variant, which was not circulating at the time of the study period.
From rocking horses to playsets and puzzles, Santa might just outdo himself this year
Boris Johnson has apologised in the House of Commons after a video from December 2020 was published by ITV showing then press secretary Allegra Stratton and prime ministerial adviser Ed Oldfield talking about an alleged party at Downing Street.“I understand and share the anger … at seeing No 10 staff seeming to make light of lockdown measures,” the prime minister said.“I was also furious to see that clip,” he said.“I apologise unreservedly for the offence that it has caused up and down the country. And I apologise for the impression it gives.”Johnson said he had been “repeatedly assured” that there was “no party and that no COVID rules were broken.”He said he had asked the cabinet secretary to establish all the facts and to report back as soon as possible.“If rules have been broken, there will be disciplinary action for all those involved,” he said. Credit: Parliament TV via Storyful
The Scottish Conservative leader said he is ‘angry’ for the people who made sacrifices to comply with measures.
The Prime Minister was challenged on what steps the Government would take to deliver changes to the contentious post-Brexit trading arrangements.
Boris Johnson has said there will ‘effectively be a diplomatic boycott’ of the Beijing Games.
Video has emerged of the prime minister’s former spokesperson laughing and joking with government officials about that Christmas party Johnson still swears never happened. Meanwhile, a letter about dogs in Afghanistan has also proven something so contemptible it’s almost surreal
Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem walk the red carpet of the world premiere of Aaron Sorkin's 'Being the Ricardos' in Los Angeles. They play Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, the real-life and on-screen couple of iconic TV series "I Love Lucy".
The Tories admitted an event organised by Shaun Bailey’s mayoral campaign took place in the party’s Westminster headquarters on December 14.
Prosecutors will be required to have face-to-face meetings with victims of serious crimes before charging offenders under a proposed new law.
No 10 Christmas party: a look into the government’s festive scandal
The United Kingdom saw a record rise in the number of deaths caused by alcohol misuse last year, which public health officials said was linked to the wider social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some 8,974 people died of alcohol-specific causes in 2020, 18.6% more than in 2019 and the largest increase since records began in 2001, Britain's Office for National Statistics said. Previous data from health authorities in England had shown a 21% rise in deaths from alcoholic liver disease last year, when COVID-19 lockdowns closed pubs but led to many heavy drinkers consuming more alcohol at home.
Health officials in Whitehall are becoming increasingly worried by the emerging data on omicron, as NHS bosses warned that a significant rise in cases could add to current healthcare pressures
More than 100,000 British 18-year-olds were accepted onto courses at the most competitive universities and colleges this autumn.
The energy regulator Ofgem has been accused of sleepwalking into the price crisis that has seen a third of the UK's household suppliers collapse, with a charity warning of a £2.6bn bill to be footed by consumers.
The music producer said he'd learned a lot on the show.