Expert says it would be ‘strange’ to add US and Spain to ‘red list’

A travel expert today said adding passengers arriving in Britain from Spain and the US to the UK’s ‘red list’ of countries would be a ‘strange’ move as officials consider the risk of new variants from the two countries. UK health officials will decide this week if those arriving from the two countries should isolate … Read more

Boris Johnson makes top Brexit adviser Lord Frost a Cabinet minister

Boris Johnson makes his top Brexit adviser Lord Frost a Cabinet minister just weeks after dropping plans to make him National Security Adviser Lord Frost is to become a minister in the Cabinet Office, Downing St said Comes weeks after PM axed plans to make him the National Security Adviser Frost is ex-ambassador to Denmark … Read more

Dominic Raab mocked for keeping door shut with BROOM in TV interview

Why DOES Dominic Raab have a BROOM propping his door shut? Viewers are left baffled by foreign secretary’s unusual ‘security’ system during TV interview Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab was taking part in a Sky News TV interview Eagle-eyed viewers spotted how he used broom to jam the room’s door shut Social media users took to … Read more

How ex-Man United ace Lou Macari adapted his homeless shelter to Covid-19

The ex-Man United star helping the homeless through Covid: His shelter was deemed unsafe in a pandemic, so Lou Macari filled a warehouse with glamping pods equipped with beds, heaters and TVs – and numbered doors so residents can find work more easily Former footballer Lou Macari runs a shelter for the homeless in Stoke-on-Trent  … Read more

EVERY adult in Britain could be given TWO Covid jabs by August ‘or sooner’

EVERY adult in Britain could be given TWO Covid jabs by August ‘or sooner if we need to’ the head of the vaccine taskforce reveals Clive Dix said more vaccines would be approved for use in the ‘very near future’ Would provide enough shots in case of production issues with existing supplier No10 today urged … Read more

PHE boss criticised government for doing ‘science by press release’

One of Public Health England’s top advisers has accused the Government of doing ‘science by press release’ by announcing things without telling its scientists.  Dr Susan Hopkins, who has appeared alongside senior ministers in Downing Street press conferences throughout the pandemic, vented her frustration in leaked emails seen by Politico. The email came in the … Read more

Covid UK: Boris Johnson says pubgoers WON’T need ‘vaccine passport’

Boris Johnson today promised Britons will not need to carry a ‘vaccine passport’ to go to the pub when the country eventually escapes lockdown. The Prime Minister shot down reports the controversial scheme is being looked at as a tactic to keep the economy open when restrictions are finally lifted.  But he conceded that some form … Read more

Wetherspoon boss Tim Martin wants pubs reopened FULLY by Easter

Wetherspoon today called on the Government to open its pubs at the same time as non-essential shops as bars remain shut across Britain during the third lockdown. Ministers are said to be considering plans to allow hospitality firms to serve customers outside by Easter, which falls on the weekend of April 2. But a full … Read more

Covid UK: Food poverty fears as queues mount at London food bank

Hundreds of people formed the ‘largest queue’ ever seen by staff working at a food bank as Covid-19 continues to cause unprecedented levels of food poverty in the UK. London’s Community Kitchen livestreamed people queuing 7ft apart outside the bank in Wembley, West London on Saturday at 11am. The group’s head of outreach Afzal Parkar … Read more

Boris Johnson makes aide Lord Lister ‘Special Envoy for Gulf’

Boris Johnson hands Gulf envoy role to long-term aide Lord Lister as overhaul of No10 machine sees allies of Michael Gove handed top advisory jobs Lord Udny-Lister was unveiled as his new ‘special envoy for the Gulf’ today  The Prime Minister’s ally will focus on strengthening links with the region  Lister was acting chief of … Read more