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Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

18 February 2021

Some 301 of the 315 local authority areas in England have recorded a fall in the number of coronavirus cases, with 13 seeing a rise in numbers.


Getting Covid-19 vaccine during Ramadan is safe, Muslims told

Getting Covid-19 vaccine during Ramadan is safe, Muslims told

Getting Covid-19 vaccine during Ramadan is safe, Muslims told

18 February 2021

Ramadan starts on April 12 and lasts until May 12.


Social networks, celebrities and UK institutions help boost vaccine momentum

Social networks, celebrities and UK institutions help boost vaccine momentum

Social networks, celebrities and UK institutions help boost vaccine momentum

18 February 2021

Frames and GIFs on Facebook and Instagram roll out to help promote vaccine, as first dose count for the UK passes 16 million.


Need to find pragmatic solutions to NI protocol problems, Sefcovic says

Need to find pragmatic solutions to NI protocol problems, Sefcovic says

Need to find pragmatic solutions to NI protocol problems, Sefcovic says

18 February 2021

The European Commission vice president is to establish a consultative group with Northern Ireland’s businesses.


Latest UK Covid-19 vaccine figures, by nation and age group

Latest UK Covid-19 vaccine figures, by nation and age group

Latest UK Covid-19 vaccine figures, by nation and age group

18 February 2021

Nearly a third of all adults in the UK have had their first dose.


Pupils spent less time on schoolwork the longer they were out of class – IFS

Pupils spent less time on schoolwork the longer they were out of class – IFS

Pupils spent less time on schoolwork the longer they were out of class – IFS

18 February 2021

Children from poorer families were less likely to return to school at the earliest opportunity, report finds.


Almost a fifth of 80-and-overs in London had not had vaccine first jab by Sunday

Almost a fifth of 80-and-overs in London had not had vaccine first jab by Sunday

Almost a fifth of 80-and-overs in London had not had vaccine first jab by Sunday

18 February 2021

An estimated 81.2% of those aged 80 and over in the capital had received their first dose up to February 14.


Philip to spend third night in hospital

Philip to spend third night in hospital

Philip to spend third night in hospital

18 February 2021

The Duke of Edinburgh’s hospital stay is front page news.


Round-the-world solo sailor Pip Hare given ‘incredible’ home-coming reception

Round-the-world solo sailor Pip Hare given ‘incredible’ home-coming reception

Round-the-world solo sailor Pip Hare given ‘incredible’ home-coming reception

18 February 2021

The 47-year-old sailed in Poole, Dorset, after becoming only eighth female skipper to complete the Vendee Globe race.


Holyrood body rules Salmond submission on ministerial code can be published

Holyrood body rules Salmond submission on ministerial code can be published

Holyrood body rules Salmond submission on ministerial code can be published

18 February 2021

A committee of MSPs had previously voted against putting the document into the public domain.


Home Office criticised over coronavirus laws crackdown video

Home Office criticised over coronavirus laws crackdown video

Home Office criticised over coronavirus laws crackdown video

18 February 2021

Some lawyers hit out at the language used and called for the footage to be corrected or removed.


Tributes to 82-year-old ambulance service worker after coronavirus death

Tributes to 82-year-old ambulance service worker after coronavirus death

Tributes to 82-year-old ambulance service worker after coronavirus death

18 February 2021

Jamil Ahmed was said by colleagues to have an ‘impeccable’ work ethic and often helped during staff shortages.


More than 20 million years of life may have been lost due to Covid-19 – study

More than 20 million years of life may have been lost due to Covid-19 – study

More than 20 million years of life may have been lost due to Covid-19 – study

18 February 2021

Years of life lost is the difference between an individual’s age at death and their life expectancy.


Bill Gates: Donald Trump should probably be allowed back on social media

Bill Gates: Donald Trump should probably be allowed back on social media

Bill Gates: Donald Trump should probably be allowed back on social media

18 February 2021

‘People’s interest in what he says may go down quite a bit,’ the Microsoft co-founder says.


Gym bosses urge Government to prioritise sector reopening

Gym bosses urge Government to prioritise sector reopening

Gym bosses urge Government to prioritise sector reopening

18 February 2021

Chief executives from Pure Gym, David Lloyd and The Gym Group have called on the Government to ensure mental and physical health can be improved.


Jihadi rapper showed off ‘militant camo’ gear in homemade videos, court told

Jihadi rapper showed off ‘militant camo’ gear in homemade videos, court told

Jihadi rapper showed off ‘militant camo’ gear in homemade videos, court told

18 February 2021

In one video, he talked about ‘militant born, militant wear’ and ‘militant camo’.


EuroMillions jackpot to hit £176m

EuroMillions jackpot to hit £176m

EuroMillions jackpot to hit £176m

18 February 2021

The prize would be the UK’s largest lottery win if it was scooped by a Briton.


Scientists handed ‘licence to fail’ with creation of bold UK research agency

Scientists handed ‘licence to fail’ with creation of bold UK research agency

Scientists handed ‘licence to fail’ with creation of bold UK research agency

18 February 2021

Labour has expressed concern following reports the Advanced Research & Invention Agency will be shrouded in secrecy


Young boys who regularly play video games ‘have lower depression risk’

Young boys who regularly play video games ‘have lower depression risk’

Young boys who regularly play video games ‘have lower depression risk’

18 February 2021

A study suggests boy gamers are less likely than girls to have developed depressive symptoms three years on.


WhatsApp clarifies update plans after privacy concerns

WhatsApp clarifies update plans after privacy concerns

WhatsApp clarifies update plans after privacy concerns

18 February 2021

The messaging app has announced new banner alerts and more information will be made to users over policy change after confusion over the update.


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