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Deaths in UK ‘a fifth higher than normal levels’

Getty Images The total number of deaths occurring in the UK is nearly a fifth above normal levels, latest figures show. Data from national statisticians show there were ...

Covid-19: England arrivals to be able to cut quarantine with private test

EPA People arriving in England from abroad will be soon able to reduce their quarantine by more than half if they pay for a Covid test after five days, the transport secretary ...

Covid-19: Plan Christmas travel ‘carefully’, says Grant Shapps

Christmas travellers should plan journeys carefully and prepare for restrictions on passenger numbers, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says. He said there will be more ...

Trump accepts transition to Biden must begin

Reuters Donald Trump has accepted that a formal transition can begin for US President-elect Joe Biden to take office. The president said he was recommending a key federal ...

Covid-19: Gyms and all shops to open after England lockdown

Gyms and non-essential shops in all parts of England will be allowed to reopen when lockdown ends next month, the prime minister has announced. Boris Johnson told the Commons ...

Fans at sporting events: Maximum of 4,000 to be allowed in England

A maximum of 4,000 fans will be allowed at outdoor events in the lowest-risk areas when the four-week lockdown in England ends on 2 December. Up to 2,000 fans will be allowed in tier ...

Covid-19: Oxford University vaccine shows 70% protection

Oxford University/John Cairns The coronavirus vaccine developed by the University of Oxford stops 70% of people developing Covid symptoms, a large-scale trial shows. It ...

Covid: Gyms and all shops to reopen after English lockdown

PA Media Gyms and non-essential shops in all areas are expected to be allowed to reopen when England’s lockdown ends. On Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will ...

Covid-19: Christmas get-together plan backed by UK nations

Getty Images The UK’s four nations have backed plans to allow households to meet “for a small number of days” over Christmas. It comes as Boris Johnson ...

Covid-19: Strengthened tier system for England after lockdown

PA Media A tougher three-tiered system of local restrictions will come into force in England when the lockdown ends on 2 December, Downing Street has said. Boris Johnson ...