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‘Fixating on the R number isn’t real science’
Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty speaks during a news conference at 10 Downing Street.
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‘Fixating on the R number isn’t real science’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
22 Jan 2021
Forced labour, virtual bailiffs and Cumbrian coal
Coal-miner
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Forced labour, virtual bailiffs and Cumbrian coal

Are British companies doing enough about modern slavery? How can we regulate digital repossessions? And why are we still opening new coal mines?
22 Jan 2021
Are plans to pay all self-isolating Brits £500 ‘dead on arrival’?
Health Secretary Matt Hancock who is currently self-isolating after testing positive for Covid
Behind the scenes

Are plans to pay all self-isolating Brits £500 ‘dead on arrival’?

Treasury reportedly ‘flummoxed’ by proposal to give one-off payment to everyone who tests positive for Covid
22 Jan 2021
‘Covid cashpoint’
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Today’s newspapers

‘Covid cashpoint’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
22 Jan 2021
Churchill bust ‘not on display’ in Biden’s Oval Office
Joe Biden in the Oval Office
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Churchill bust ‘not on display’ in Biden’s Oval Office

Statue of British wartime leader was previously removed by Barack Obama but reinstated by Donald Trump
21 Jan 2021
Covid study dents lockdown lifting plans
A paramedic moves a stretcher at St Thomas' Hospital, London
Getting to grips with . . .

Covid study dents lockdown lifting plans

Researchers find level of infections are stable or rising slightly
21 Jan 2021
May says Johnson abandoned ‘moral leadership’
Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street
Why we’re talking about . . .

May says Johnson abandoned ‘moral leadership’

Former prime minister hits out at successor over foreign aid and law breaking
20 Jan 2021

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‘Brexiters are waking up to the damage they’ve done’
A truck drinks tea next to his freight truck at the Motis freight clearance centre.
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‘Brexiters are waking up to the damage they’ve done’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
19 Jan 2021
One in ten Brits had Covid-19 antibodies by December
A Covid-19 vaccine is prepared at the Princess Royal Sports Arena.
The latest on . . .

One in ten Brits had Covid-19 antibodies by December

New ONS data shows that majority of population are still at risk of infection
19 Jan 2021
Is Universal Credit fit for purpose?
In Focus

Is Universal Credit fit for purpose?

The system was designed to make claiming simpler - but critics say it creates ‘misery’
19 Jan 2021
How the UK is combatting vaccine ‘blackspots’
A member of medical staff administers a Covid-19 vaccine.
Today’s big question

How the UK is combatting vaccine ‘blackspots’

Jabs to be diverted to over-80s in areas struggling to keep up in national rollout
19 Jan 2021
‘Ethnic minorities are more hesitant about taking the vaccine - I can understand why’
A pharmacist fills a syringe with the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine.
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‘Ethnic minorities are more hesitant about taking the vaccine - I can understand why’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
18 Jan 2021
Prince Andrew used internet troll to attack abuse accuser
Prince Andrew attends a service at Manchester Cathedral marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme
The latest on . . .

Prince Andrew used internet troll to attack abuse accuser

Aides allegedly wanted Twitter provocateur to set up fake account in bid to smear Virginia Roberts Giuffre
18 Jan 2021
Has Johnson learnt his lesson on overpromising?
Boris Johnson bumps elbows with a first responder as she gets her vaccination
Behind the scenes

Has Johnson learnt his lesson on overpromising?

Ministers tempering vaccination expectations after failing to fulfil previous Covid pledges
18 Jan 2021
‘Vaccine success is on the brink of transforming the lockdown debate’
Boris Johnson watching an NHS first responder getting her vaccination
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‘Vaccine success is on the brink of transforming the lockdown debate’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
15 Jan 2021
Quiz of The Week: 9 - 15 January
A Covid-19 mass vaccination site at Etihad Tennis And Football Centre, Manchester
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Quiz of The Week: 9 - 15 January

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15 Jan 2021
Tories plot leadership revolt against Johnson over lockdown
Boris Johnson leaves number 10 Downing Street for PMQs.
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Tories plot leadership revolt against Johnson over lockdown

Rebels threaten to challenge prime minister unless he sets date for lockdown exit
15 Jan 2021
Pandemic sees biggest population shift since WW2
A crowded London street.
In Focus

Pandemic sees biggest population shift since WW2

New research suggests population has fallen by 1.3 million as foreign-born workers flee during pandemic
15 Jan 2021
Government to ditch EU rules on UK workers’ rights
An employee works on an engine production line at a Ford factory
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Government to ditch EU rules on UK workers’ rights

Ministers planning to abolish entitlements and safeguards including 48-hour working week
15 Jan 2021
‘Long Covid is the hidden health crisis of the pandemic - so why isn’t more being done?’
NHS workers in PPE transport a patient
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‘Long Covid is the hidden health crisis of the pandemic - so why isn’t more being done?’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
14 Jan 2021
How scientists developed a Covid-19 vaccine in record time
A nurse prepares a dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine
In Focus

How scientists developed a Covid-19 vaccine in record time

Experts involved in the inoculation race explain how the jab was developed
14 Jan 2021
‘What’s as scary as Covid? The fact our leaders still have no plan to control it’
Boris Johnson visits a vaccination centre.
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‘What’s as scary as Covid? The fact our leaders still have no plan to control it’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
13 Jan 2021
How Scotland split from England over Covid
Nicola Sturgeon attends First Minister's Questions.
In Focus

How Scotland split from England over Covid

Stricter lockdown measures north of the border have not produced lower death rates
13 Jan 2021
Brexit could see Britons avoid EU speeding fines
A spanish police officer controls cars at a traffic checkpoint
In Brief

Brexit could see Britons avoid EU speeding fines

Britain’s departure from the EU cancelled agreement on motoring offences
13 Jan 2021
GPs leading vaccine rollout forced to slow down
A GP administers the Covid-19 vaccine to a patient in Falmouth, Cornwall.
Behind the scenes

GPs leading vaccine rollout forced to slow down

Doctors leading the way see deliveries diverted to allow other regions to catch up
13 Jan 2021
UK sees largest annual increase in deaths since WW2
Patient transport services move an elderly patient from hospital to a care home.
In Focus

UK sees largest annual increase in deaths since WW2

Excess fatalities in the UK rose to levels not seen since wartime
13 Jan 2021
‘Democracy is in far greater peril than the complacent West realises’
rump supporters clash with police and security forces as they storm the US Capitol.
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‘Democracy is in far greater peril than the complacent West realises’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
12 Jan 2021
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?

Government mobilising to boost compliance as data shows Britons not observing restrictions
12 Jan 2021
Is the UK risking another ‘care home betrayal’ over vaccinations?
 A nurse wearing PPE holds the hand of a resident in a care home
In Focus

Is the UK risking another ‘care home betrayal’ over vaccinations?

Care bosses say government has not delivered on jab pledge as infections soar
12 Jan 2021
Three ways lockdown could get stricter
People walk past the social distancing markings on the ground at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Behind the scenes

Three ways lockdown could get stricter

Michael Gove leading ‘Covid-O’ committee tasked with reviewing restrictions as infections soar across UK
12 Jan 2021
‘Restore a shared British identity to avoid the fate of Trump’s America’
Anti-Brexit protester Steve Bray and a pro-Brexit protester square up outside the House of Commons
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‘Restore a shared British identity to avoid the fate of Trump’s America’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
11 Jan 2021
Will crisis in NHS hospitals trigger lockdown tightening?
A paramedic wheels a patient into Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London.
Today’s big question

Will crisis in NHS hospitals trigger lockdown tightening?

Covid patients occupying 30,000 beds as government scrambles to stem rate of infections
11 Jan 2021
The UK’s plan to vaccinate 11 million Brits
An NHS nurse prepares a Covid-19 vaccination
Behind the scenes

The UK’s plan to vaccinate 11 million Brits

Seven NHS vaccination hubs opening today in ‘vitally important week’
11 Jan 2021
‘Johnson is not Trump’s transatlantic twin’
Boris Johnson welcomes Donald Trump to a NATO summit.
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‘Johnson is not Trump’s transatlantic twin’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
8 Jan 2021
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