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Are crown representatives the next ‘lobbying timebomb’?
David Cameron is facing a government probe into his lobbying for Greensill Capital
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Are crown representatives the next ‘lobbying timebomb’?

Links between private business and government officials come under increasing scrutiny
16 Apr 2021
Are Covid vaccine passports legal?
Man shows NHS vaccine card
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Are Covid vaccine passports legal?

Certificates of vaccination could be discriminatory, says equalities watchdog
15 Apr 2021
What do we know about mixing vaccines?
Woman receives Covid-19 vaccination
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What do we know about mixing vaccines?

Major mix-and-match study expanded to include Moderna and Novavax
14 Apr 2021
Prince Philip media coverage: how much is too much?
Prince Philip
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Prince Philip media coverage: how much is too much?

BBC received a record number of complaints after clearing its entire schedule to cover royal death
13 Apr 2021
Why is the UK accused of ‘abandoning’ human rights?
Protesters in London
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Why is the UK accused of ‘abandoning’ human rights?

Amnesty report slams Boris Johnson’s government over ‘failings’ including Covid response and protests crackdown
8 Apr 2021
Under-30s to be offered alternative to AstraZeneca vaccine
Boris Johnson AstraZeneca
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Under-30s to be offered alternative to AstraZeneca vaccine

UK regulator says evidence of a link between the jab and very rare blood clot is ‘firming up’
7 Apr 2021
What does the British public think of the Royal Family?
The Royal Family
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What does the British public think of the Royal Family?

Prince William is the preferred choice to succeed the Queen as monarch
7 Apr 2021

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What might a third wave of coronavirus mean for the UK?
Boris Johnson
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What might a third wave of coronavirus mean for the UK?

Scientists warn that ‘baseline measures’ will still be needed after lockdown is fully lifted
6 Apr 2021
What would an international pandemic treaty look like?
Boris Johnson
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What would an international pandemic treaty look like?

World leaders make joint plea for global cooperation to tackle next major health crisis
30 Mar 2021
Has the term BAME become ‘unhelpful’?
Black Lives Matter protesters in London
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Has the term BAME become ‘unhelpful’?

New government-commissioned report suggests scrapping the acronym
29 Mar 2021
How is Priti Patel toughening up the UK’s asylum system?
Priti Patel
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How is Priti Patel toughening up the UK’s asylum system?

Migrants arriving through illegal routes to be denied right to settle under plans aimed at curbing people-smuggling
24 Mar 2021
Will a vaccine war delay lockdown lifting?
Ursula von der Leyen
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Will a vaccine war delay lockdown lifting?

Ban on export of Covid jabs to Britain threatens to slow campaign to inoculate population
22 Mar 2021
Can Johnson resolve the vaccine shortage?
Boris Johnson at the daily press briefing
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Can Johnson resolve the vaccine shortage?

Government officials keen to avoid ‘war of words’ with Indian government over delivery hold-up
19 Mar 2021
Will vaccine ‘jingoism’ damage the EU?
Ursula von der Leyen
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Will vaccine ‘jingoism’ damage the EU?

Tensions over Covid vaccine supplies have escalated into a battle of words between Brussels and London after Ursula von der Leyen threatened to use emergency powers to ban exports of the jabs to the UK
18 Mar 2021
Can Labour hang on in Hartlepool by-election?
Keir Starmer outside his home in London
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Can Labour hang on in Hartlepool by-election?

Tories ‘gagging for a fight’ following resignation of northern constituency’s scandal-hit Labour MP
17 Mar 2021
Why has the Oxford vaccine faced so much scrutiny?
Boris Johnson poses with a vial of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
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Why has the Oxford vaccine faced so much scrutiny?

European safety concerns over vaccine remain despite positive data from UK campaign
16 Mar 2021
Are Cressida Dick’s days as Met commissioner numbered?
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick
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Are Cressida Dick’s days as Met commissioner numbered?

Police chief faces calls to resign after heavy-handed response to Sarah Everard vigil
15 Mar 2021
Why EU countries are suspending Oxford vaccine rollouts - again
A patient in the UK receives the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
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Why EU countries are suspending Oxford vaccine rollouts - again

Nine European nations pausing jab campaigns amid unproven blood clot fears
12 Mar 2021
Has coronavirus made May’s local elections impossible to call?
A composite image of Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer appearing at PMQs
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Has coronavirus made May’s local elections impossible to call?

Keir Starmer’s first electoral test comes amid possible ‘vaccine boost’ for Boris Johnson
11 Mar 2021
What next for the Royal Family after ‘racism’ allegations?
Queen Elizabeth II and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on the balcony of Buckingham Palace
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What next for the Royal Family after ‘racism’ allegations?

Explosive claims about royal concern over the colour of Archie’s skin are set to rock ‘The Firm’
8 Mar 2021
How the Netherlands anti-lockdown movement turned violent
A car burns during anti-lockdown protests in Eindhoven in January
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How the Netherlands anti-lockdown movement turned violent

Bombing of Covid test centre near Amsterdam follows widespread protests in January
4 Mar 2021
Are Royal aides out to sink Meghan Markle - or is she really a ‘bully’?
Harry and Meghan Markle
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Are Royal aides out to sink Meghan Markle - or is she really a ‘bully’?

Duchess of Sussex hits back at accusations of bullying from Kensington Palace staff
3 Mar 2021
Has the US ever had Covid under control?
Joe Biden addresses the nation on his Covid-19 relief package
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Has the US ever had Covid under control?

Covid-19 variants mean country could be on verge of ‘fourth surge of cases’, CDC warns
2 Mar 2021
Why we’re on the slow road out of lockdown
Traffic on the M8 motorway passes a road sign advising motorists to stay at home
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Why we’re on the slow road out of lockdown

Papers released by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) have provided some insight into why the prime minister is moving so cautiously in his effort to return the country to normal life
23 Feb 2021
Who are the warring factions in No. 10?
Boris Johnson and his fiancee Carrie Symonds leave the Commonwealth Day Service
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Who are the warring factions in No. 10?

Downing Street descends into infighting as PM plots pandemic course
22 Feb 2021
Coronavirus: who should be vaccinated next? 
A patient receives his Covid-19 jab at a vaccination centre in Salisbury Cathedral
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Coronavirus: who should be vaccinated next? 

The UK has hit its target for vaccinating the most vulnerable – but questions linger over who should be prioritised
19 Feb 2021
Keir Starmer lays out his vision for Labour - but will it work?
Keir Starmer delivers a speech at Labour headquarters in London
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Keir Starmer lays out his vision for Labour - but will it work?

Opposition leader calls for ‘biggest economic shake-up since WWII’
18 Feb 2021
Will Rishi Sunak extend the stamp duty holiday?
Rishi Sunak
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Will Rishi Sunak extend the stamp duty holiday?

Reports suggest that the chancellor is considering a six-week addition to the tax break
17 Feb 2021
Why Harry and Meghan’s Oprah interview is the ‘final straw’ for Royal Family
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on a visit to Canada House, London.
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Why Harry and Meghan’s Oprah interview is the ‘final straw’ for Royal Family

Buckingham Palace reportedly blindsided by exclusive sit-down with chat show host
16 Feb 2021
What Trump’s impeachment acquittal means for Republican Party
Donald Trump waves to supporters lined along on the route to his Mar-a-Lago estate.
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What Trump’s impeachment acquittal means for Republican Party

GOP left grappling over future after former president escapes conviction
15 Feb 2021
When will students be allowed back to university?
St Andrews University
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When will students be allowed back to university?

Government facing questions about whether tuition and accommodation fees will be repaid
11 Feb 2021
Will the Sturgeon-Salmond split sink Scottish independence?
Nicola Sturgeon and Alex Salmond on the campaign trail in 2015
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Will the Sturgeon-Salmond split sink Scottish independence?

Dispute over sexual harassment allegations could bring down Scotland’s first minister
10 Feb 2021
Does the media owe UK vaccine tsar Kate Bingham an apology?
Kate Bingham speaks on a panel during a brain health event
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Does the media owe UK vaccine tsar Kate Bingham an apology?

Her appointment by Boris Johnson triggered cronyism claims - but success of Covid jabs rollout is silencing critics
9 Feb 2021
Should people who have had Covid-19 be at the back of the vaccine queue?
A man receives his Covid vaccine in Wolverhampton
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Should people who have had Covid-19 be at the back of the vaccine queue?

A public health expert explains whether beating the virus slows the need for a jab
5 Feb 2021