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More than 2.5 million at-risk people in England will be offered a free supply of vitamin D by the Government, officials have said. Care homes in England will automatically receive supplies of the supplement for their residents in plans announced on Saturday. People on the clinically extremely vulnerable list will be offered the chance to […]

Ambitious rapid coronavirus testing plans for England threaten to become a distraction from other key goals such as the roll-out of a vaccine, prominent health officials have warned. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised the fast mass community testing systems conducted in Liverpool – which gave results in around 20 minutes without the need for […]

Every hospital in England could be overwhelmed with coronavirus cases if new tier restrictions are not introduced, Michael Gove has warned, as he seeks to quell a Tory backbench rebellion over the measures. The Cabinet Office Minister, writing in The Times, urged MPs to “take responsibility for difficult decisions” to curb the spread of Covid-19, […]

The decision to impose tough restrictions on 99% of England has prompted a furious reaction with Boris Johnson facing a Tory revolt over his post-lockdown plans. More than 55 million people will be placed into Tier 2 and Tier 3 measures when the second national lockdown ends on December 2, meaning mixing between households indoors […]

Diego Maradona was buried Thursday in a private ceremony attended by only two dozen people — a stark contrast to earlier in the day when tens of thousands of weeping fans filed past his coffin for hours in an observance that mixed head-of-state-like honours with the chaos of a rowdy stadium.   Only family members […]

Here is the full list of Tiers and areas published by the Government Tier 1: Medium alert – South East Isle of Wight South West Cornwall Isles of Scilly Tier 2: High alert – North West Cumbria Liverpool City Region Warrington and Cheshire – Yorkshire York North Yorkshire West Midlands Worcestershire Herefordshire Shropshire and Telford […]

The Health Secretary is to set out which tier each local authority in England will fall under after the end of the national lockdown. Matt Hancock will make the announcement in Parliament on Thursday after the Government set out its Covid-19 “winter plan” earlier this week.   Each area will be placed into one of […]

Pele paid tribute to his fellow all-time great Diego Maradona after the Argentinian’s death at the age of 60, saying: “One day, I hope we can play football together in the sky.” The Brazilian three-time World Cup winner was often Maradona’s closest competitor in polls to decide the greatest footballer of all time. And the […]

Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60, the Argentine Football Association has announced. The Argentina World Cup winner and the national team’s former manager had been in hospital in Buenos Aires after surgery to remove a blood clot on the brain earlier this month. The AFA said on Twitter: “The Argentine Football Association, […]

Peter Sawkins has been crowned the youngest ever winner of The Great British Bake Off. The 20-year-old accounting and finance student from Edinburgh also became the programme’s first winner from Scotland. He saw off competition from Laura Adlington and Dave Friday in Tuesday’s episode of the Channel 4 amateur baking contest. After being named as […]


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