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Getting to grips with . . .

What Joe Biden’s inauguration will look like

Covid restrictions and fears of further violence have forced changes to ceremony
Has Johnson learnt his lesson on overpromising?
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Behind the scenes

Has Johnson learnt his lesson on overpromising?

Ministers tempering vaccination expectations after failing to fulfil previous Covid pledges
Tokyo Olympics: a state of emergency for Japan and the IOC
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The latest on . . .

Tokyo Olympics: a state of emergency for Japan and the IOC

Preparations continue but public support weakens as coronavirus cases surge

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Four ways being president destroyed Donald Trump’s brand
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Four ways being president destroyed Donald Trump’s brand

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How the world reported Alexei Navalny’s arrest
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How the world reported Alexei Navalny’s arrest

18 Jan 2021
Prince Andrew used internet troll to attack abuse accuser
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Prince Andrew used internet troll to attack abuse accuser

18 Jan 2021
‘Hope in the post’
Today’s newspapers

‘Hope in the post’

18 Jan 2021

The Daily Briefing

18 January 2021
Vaccinations for over-70s
1.

Vaccinations for over-70s

People in England aged 70 and over will begin receiving offers of a coronavirus vaccine this week. Those listed as clinically extremely vulnerable wil…
UK ‘Singapore of Europe’
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UK ‘Singapore of Europe’

Boris Johnson plans to turn Britain into the “Singapore of Europe” now that it has left the EU, says The Times. The prime minister will speak to 30 se…
Kremlin critic detained
3.

Kremlin critic detained

Leaders in the US and Europe have demanded the release of opposition politician Alexei Navalny from Russian custody. The 44-year-old was detained by p…
NHS in worst ever position
4.

NHS in worst ever position

The second wave of Covid-19 has left the NHS in the most precarious position in its 72-year history, chief executive Sir Simon Stevens has warned. “Th…

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‘Ethnic minorities are more hesitant about taking the vaccine - I can understand why’
Instant Opinion

‘Ethnic minorities are more hesitant about taking the vaccine - I can understand why’

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Tried and tasted: best restaurant meal kits to eat at home
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On the menu

Tried and tasted: best restaurant meal kits to eat at home

Coronavirus

What we know about the Brazilian Covid strain
Mass graves dug for Covid victims in Manaus
Getting to grips with . . .

What we know about the Brazilian Covid strain

Is the UK taking lockdown seriously?
Police officers talk with a family as they patrol in Clapham Common, south London.
Today’s big question

Is the UK taking lockdown seriously?

How Janssen’s single-shot Covid-19 vaccine works
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How Janssen’s single-shot Covid-19 vaccine works

In focus: the vaccines

The Oxford and AstraZeneca jab
1.

The Oxford and AstraZeneca jab

The injection developed by Oxford University and made by AstraZeneca is a conventional vaccine, using a harmless, weakened version of a common virus t…
The Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine
2.

The Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine

Unlike most vaccines, which rely on weakened or inactivated parts of the virus to provoke an immune response in their recipients, the one developed by…
The Moderna injection
3.

The Moderna injection

Like the Pfizer vaccine, the vaccine made by Moderna relies on mRNA to generate an immune response. This new technique allows researchers to “elimi…
Three big questions
4.

Three big questions

If we are ever to return to some semblance of normality, then the world’s population needs to be immune to Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19.…
How many people need to be vaccinated to get back to normal?
In Focus

How many people need to be vaccinated to get back to normal?

New year diets: your need-to-know guide
New year diets
In Depth

New year diets: your need-to-know guide

World News

Europe scrambles to impose Covid-19 restrictions
Residents at a care home in Belgium receive the Covid vaccine
In Focus

Europe scrambles to impose Covid-19 restrictions

Why Italy’s government is on the verge of collapse
Matteo Renzi holds a press conference
Getting to grips with . . .

Why Italy’s government is on the verge of collapse

Who will succeed Angela Merkel?
German Chancellor Angela Merkel  arrives for the beginning of the weekly meeting of the German Federal cabinet.
In Focus

Who will succeed Angela Merkel?

Arts & Life

Seven unusual and extraordinary luxury watches
Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Tourbillon Chronograph
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Seven unusual and extraordinary luxury watches

Annoushka Ducas: her life in seven charms
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The big interview

Annoushka Ducas: her life in seven charms

Best riverside properties for sale in England
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Best riverside properties for sale in England

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How scientists developed a Covid-19 vaccine in record time

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Government to ditch EU rules on UK workers’ rights

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