UK Covid LIVE: ‘Grab a jab’ vaccine drive underway as South American variant found in UK
People across England are being urged to visit hundreds of walk-in vaccination sites this weekend as Covid-19 cases continue to rise.
NHS England chief executive Sir Simon Stevens said the country was in a “race to the finish line” in its vaccination programme as summer freedoms loom.
Any adult in England will be able to be vaccinated this weekend without an appointment at hundreds of walk-in Covid-19 vaccination sites including football stadiums, theatres, supermarket car parks and shopping centres.
France will not be able to stop every migrant no matter how much money Britain hands over to it, the MP responsible for the French migrant hotspot has said. Pierre-Henri Dumont, the Republican Party MP for Calais, said the extra £54 million given to France this week by Priti Patel, the Home Secretary, would only damage Anglo-French relations because UK taxpayers would see it "wasted" on fruitless attempts to stem the surge in Channel migrants. "We will not find a solution and we are going to a d
The owner of a hipster “beer pong” bar is being prosecuted over claims of a secret New Year’s Eve party in its VIP lounge during lockdown. Police officers staked out Pong London after receiving a tip-off of up to 40 people partying at the Kings Cross venue. It is said guests were sneaking into the club through the fire exit, while police said they smelled cannabis when they eventually got into the VIP room inside.
Azerbaijan on Friday said an Armenian sniper had killed one of its soldier at the border between the two countries and that its army was taking response measures. Azerbaijan's defence ministry said in a statement the incident took place at the part of the border formed by its Kalbajar district, part of territory reclaimed by Azerbaijan last November. Azerbaijan and Armenia fought a six-week war last year in which Azeri troops drove ethnic Armenian forces out of swathes of territory they had long controlled in and around the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave.
There was a "real prospect" that the Omagh bombing could have been prevented, a judge has ruled. Delivering his judgment at Belfast High Court, Mr Justice Horner urged both the British and Irish governments to investigate the atrocity in August 1998. It is necessary to examine whether a more "proactive" security approach against dissident republican terrorists in the lead-up to the attack might have thwarted it, he said.
Why could Stonehenge be stripped of world heritage site status?Unesco expresses concern that ‘substantial harm’ would be caused by the proposed cut-and-cover road tunnelStonehenge may be next UK site to lose world heritage status Unesco says Stonehenge will be put on its danger list unless plans for the A303 road tunnel are changed. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images
European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde tamed the biggest rebellion of her tenure this week through compromise, persuasion, attrition - and a bit of German help, six sources with direct knowledge of the discussion said. When the dust settled, only two out of 25 policymakers, the German and Belgian central bank governors, objected to the bank's new guidance on interest rates, which essentially promises unchanged or lower rates into the second half of the decade. But that outcome masks deep divisions, the sources said.
Video footage posted on social media showed a woman staff member being kicked in the throat and punched in the face by the man in the costume. The Metropolitan Police said they were called to an Asda near Clapham Junction, south London, at 10.40pm on Thursday following reports of a disturbance. A second clip showed fighting in the warehouse area, with several people in Asda clothing and others in costumes.