The decision to delay second doses of Covid vaccines in an effort to jab more older people has been credited with saving a “large number” of lives, after data suggested hospital admissions are being greatly reduced by the rollout.
The Government must earmark £10 billion for 250,000 green apprenticeships over the next three years to minimise the long-term economic damage of the coronavirus pandemic, an environmental group says.
A university has been told to pay a student £5,000 in compensation for lost teaching time during the first Covid-19 lockdown, a higher education complaints watchdog has said.
Rishi Sunak has been urged to use the Budget to give north-east fishermen and distillers a boost.
Cricket is in line to receive a significant chunk of a £300million summer sports recovery package that the Chancellor is expected to announce at this week’s Budget.
The Chancellor will provide more than £400 million of additional support for the badly hit culture sector in his Budget on Wednesday, as a Tory grandee warned taxes would “have to go up”.
Twitter is expanding its use of warning labels, targeting tweets that contain misleading details about coronavirus vaccines.
Wearing one face covering with at least two layers in it is effective, a health official has said, after US President Joe Biden was pictured wearing two masks.
Coronavirus has shown how a “not very virulent pathogen can bring the world to its knees” and this will not go “unnoticed by bad actors”, a chemical and biological weapons expert has warned.
Former prime minister David Cameron has called the coronavirus pandemic the “greatest difficulty” confronted by a government in the past 50 years – and admitted a mistake was made in preparing for it when he was in office.
The Government will look at evidence first rather than assume “every issue experienced by ethnic minorities is caused by racism”, according to an equalities minister.
A single shot of the Pfizer or Oxford vaccine offers dramatic protection against hospital admission and severe disease in older people, according to a new study from Public Health England (PHE).
Matt Hancock has urged Britons not to break coronavirus rules and “blow” progress, despite “exciting” data suggesting the two vaccines being used in the UK reduce hospital admissions in over-70s by 80%.
Surge testing has begun in South Gloucestershire after cases of the Manaus variant of coronavirus – a new strain that may spread more rapidly and may respond less well to existing vaccines – were discovered.
A council leader was among those getting tested for Covid-19 at a new asymptomatic testing centre set up at Scotland’s largest mosque.
Britain should be a “force for good in the world”, Dominic Raab said, as he heralded the start of the rollout of vaccines under the Covax initiative.
Wales can look forward to “more positive days and weeks ahead” following signs that the worst of the second wave of coronavirus has passed, the country’s First Minister has said.
Rail passengers who dodge buying a ticket because there are fewer staff on trains during the coronavirus pandemic are being warned they will be caught.
The Government needs to be able to reserve the right to “hit the brakes” on students returning to campuses in coming weeks, a leading scientist has said.
Download Festival has been cancelled for the second consecutive year.
A further 29 cases of coronavirus have been recorded in the north of Scotland in the last 24 hours.
Shrewsbury manager Steve Cotterill has been re-admitted to hospital suffering from Covid-pneumonia.
This week’s Budget will build on measures taken to protect businesses during the pandemic and pave the way for a “strong, jobs-led recovery”, Boris Johnson has said.
School staff are not at a higher risk of Covid-19 infection than other working-age adults in their local communities, new figures suggest.
Stormont ministers have asked civil servants to finalise details of Northern Ireland’s lockdown exit strategy.
One of the UK’s biggest care home groups is selling 52 of its homes and closing four so it can “better meet” current and future care needs.
Revellers were discovered hiding in bushes after late-night police raids.
Aberdeen City Council are launching a series of virtual events to support the health and wellbeing of children.
The NHS in England has “insufficient” intensive care beds, hospital leaders have said.
The Catholic Church in Scotland wants a planned 20-person limit on congregations when churches can reopen for worship to be dropped.