La Regina Elisabetta in campo per il vaccino, ‘farlo è un dovere’ – Mondo

Elisabetta II, 95 anni ad aprile, dà ancora una volta l’esempio ai sudditi e scende in campo in favore dei vaccini anti Covid: lo fa con con un raro messaggio pubblico dicendo di comprendere che c’è chi possa esitare; ma incoraggia apertamente la sua gente a immunizzarsi poiché, ammonisce, è doveroso “pensare agli altri prima … Read more

Boris Johnson told to ditch ‘very extravagant’ manifesto pledges ahead of Budget

Boris Johnson has been urged to tell the public some “difficult home truths” about the economic damage unleashed by the Covid pandemic.  Tory ex-Chancellor Philip Hammond urged the Government to ditch “very extravagant” promises from its manifesto ahead of next week’s Budget.  Rishi Sunak, the new occupant of No 11, is expected to extend Covid … Read more

FIRST LOOK: Kenneth Branagh transforms into Boris Johnson

Kenneth Branagh’s amazing transformation into Prime Minister Boris Johnson for new Sky drama This Sceptred Isle was unveiled on Thursday. The Belfast-born star, 60, bore an uncanny resemblance to the politician, 56, complete with mussed blond hair, for his role in the five-part drama which charts the events surrounding the PM and the first wave of … Read more

Boris Johnson must be ‘honest’ with the public about need for austerity, Hammond says

Boris Johnson must be ‘honest’ with the public and ditch big-spending manifesto pledges after Covid, ex-Chancellor Lord Hammond warns – as Tories and Labour threaten to block corporation tax rises Lord Hammond delivered stern message about state of the economy after Covid Former chancellor demanded Boris Johnson abandon ‘populist’ spending plans Rishi Sunak is due … Read more

Now that’s a Bojover! As Carrie Symonds tames the Prime Minister’s mane… our celebrity style guide

Now that’s a Bojover! As Carrie Symonds tames the Prime Minister’s mane, how she could have cut it… with our celebrity style guide By Picture Research Claire Cisotti Published: 23:24 GMT, 24 February 2021 | Updated: 00:50 GMT, 25 February 2021 Share or comment on this article: Source link

Boris Johnson warned leaseholders will not ‘forgive’ huge bills to fix cladding

Boris Johnson has been warned by rebel Tory MPs that leaseholders will not “forget or forgive” having to pay out for emergency fire safety work on their flats. The Commons voted 340 to 225, majority 115, to remove changes made by peers to the Fire Safety Bill which would have banned building owners passing on … Read more

Al fresco dining is set to return to 60 streets around the West End including Soho from April 12

London’s restaurant scene has been handed a major boost as plans to convert 60 streets into al fresco dining hubs were announced. Westminster Council said it will resurrect last year’s hugely popular move to allow hundreds of venues to expand outdoor seating capacity by spilling onto the road. The scheme will begin on April 12, when … Read more

Germany’s biggest newspaper praises Britain’s vaccine success

Germany’s biggest-selling newspaper has praised Britain’s vaccine success and Boris Johnson’s plans to lift the lockdown, with a front-page headline saying: ‘Dear Brits, we envy you!’.   The article in Bild said the UK’s ‘successful’ vaccine programme had allowed the PM to promise a brighter future while Germany is ‘stuck in lockdown’ and Angela Merkel’s government … Read more

What IS behind Britain’s Covid vaccine slowdown?

Britain’s vaccine rollout has slowed down over the past month, with ministers and manufacturers pointing the finger at each other for the hold-up. With a successful immunisation drive crucial to Britain’s hopes of restrictions getting eased drastically over the next few months, critics say it is vital the programme picks up speed to avoid Boris … Read more

UK coronavirus live: JCVI does not favour prioritising key workers in phase two of vaccine rollout, MPs told | Politics

Good morning. Gavin Williamson, the education secretary, is announcing funding for schools in England to help pupils catch up with the learning they have lost during Covid. The announcement includes £200m to expand the government’s national tutoring programme and an additional £300m “recovery premium” which will go direct to schools to support the most disadvantaged … Read more

Boris Johnson Drops Hint On Why He Left Journalism

The opposition Labour Party said Johnson should apologise to journalists. (File) London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suggested on Tuesday that he had left journalism for politics, because in his original profession he often found himself abusing people in print. Johnson, 56, has displayed a colourful, sometimes combative speaking and writing style both as a … Read more

Brits holiday hope as post-lockdown bonanza sees bookings soar by 600 percent

Families flocked to book summer holidays after Boris Johnson’s announced easing of Covid curbs. Travel firms today reported a surge in demand for getaways, both here and abroad. One camping website was taking a booking every seven seconds. Holiday firm Jet2 said the impact had been “dramatic”, with a 600% leap in bookings after the … Read more

Royal Ascot and Epsom Derby could have crowds of 10,000 when Covid-19 restrictions ease

Major summer racing fixtures like Royal Ascot and the Epsom Derby could have up to 10,000 fans on-course. Boris Johnson revealed yesterday that stadiums and venues will be able to welcome back the public from May 17. Horse racing meetings are set to benefit, along with Euro 2020, Wimbledon and the final day of Premier … Read more

Boris Johnson finally reveals his roadmap out of lockdown

Boris Johnson batted away complaints from Tories and business tonight after unveiling an ultra-cautious ‘roadmap’ out of lockdown by June – with schools reopening in a fortnight but little else set to change for months. Defending his long-awaited four-phase exit strategy, the PM stated that ‘Covid zero’ was not possible and the return to normality … Read more

which restrictions could be lifted and when

Police presence has already been increased as border checks are ramped up at ports and airports. People who do not have a valid reason for travelling will be told to return home, or they will face a fine. Pre-departure testing of travellers inbound to England and Scotland is also to be introduced as part of a toughening of border controls to combat … Read more

All over-50s to get Covid vaccine by end of March at current pace – weeks before target

All over-50s could get their first dose of Covid vaccine in just over five weeks time if the current pace of the rollout is maintained. The government has set a target of vaccinating all 32 million people in the top nine priority groups, everyone aged over 50 and those with underlying conditions, by the end … Read more

‘Stay at home’ message will be shown the door: Strict lockdown set to be lifted by Boris Johnson

The strict ‘stay at home’ message will be ditched by Boris Johnson and the green light given for outdoor sports as the country takes it first steps out of lockdown, it has been revealed. The Prime Minister will end tough restrictions next month that mean people can only leave their homes for work, exercise or to buy essentials.  It … Read more

Pubs might need curfews and alcohol bans to stop Covid spreading, experts warn

Pubs might not be able to prevent Covid from spreading without curfews or alcohol bans, warn scientists. A team of Scottish researchers examined Covid-19 measures in licensed premises last summer and found some worrying “pinch points” which could see the infection spread. They say blanket closures, curfews or alcohol sale bans could be more likely … Read more

“Stay at home” lockdown message ‘to be ditched by March with outdoor sports allowed’

The government is set to ditch its ‘stay at home’ lockdown messaging, according to reports. Officials are reportedly looking to scrap the slogan: ‘Stay home, Protect the NHS, Save lives’. It is said to be getting set to encourage more small outdoor gatherings – and even sports – within weeks. It had previously been speculated … Read more

UK Covid live: plan to ease lockdown will aim to be ‘cautious but irreversible’, says Boris Johnson | World news

2.45pm GMT14:45 Downing Street has urged care home staff to get vaccinated, after the health secretary said that only around two-thirds of social care staff had received a coronavirus jab, PA reports. There is no official data published on how many health and social care staff have received a vaccine, including for staff in elderly … Read more

Fifth phase of vaccine rollout starts as people aged 65 and over will be offered first Covid jab

Matt Hancock today hailed Britain’s 15million Covid vaccine milestone, describing it as a ‘step towards freedom’. But the Health Secretary insisted there was ‘no rest for the wicked’, with the UK now moving ‘straight’ on to the next phase of the roll-out.  With the vast majority of people in the four most vulnerable groups now … Read more

High Street shops are set to reopen in WEEKS if Covid-19 infection rates keep plummeting

High Street shops are set to reopen in WEEKS if Covid-19 infection rates keep plummeting amid vaccine rollout Plans to ease lockdown boosted by figures showing dramatic vaccine impact  Growing hope that families will be able to meet outside by Easter   Prime Minister said number of new cases already dropped ‘very considerably’ By John Stevens … Read more

Covid infections continue to plunge as UK records another 10,972 cases

Britain has recorded a further 10,972 Covid cases today – down 31 per cent on last Sunday. In a positive sign for Boris Johnson’s ‘roadmap’ out of lockdown, today’s daily case load is almost a third smaller than the 15,845 reported this time last week. Today’s death toll of 258 has also decreased week-on-week, with the figure standing … Read more

England has met vaccine target to offer first dose to the most vulnerable, Boris Johnson declares

England has met its target to offer a first dose of the coronavirus vaccine to the four most vulnerable groups, Boris Johnson declared today. The Prime Minister said all over-70s, shielders, NHS and care staff and elderly care home residents had been offered the jab. For those who have not received it, he added, it … Read more

Experts fear rooms at quarantine hotels will become Covid hotspots due to ventilation systems

The Government’s quarantine hotels plan has been plunged into chaos today amid claims by a hotel chief that the sites become Covid infection hotspots, while union bosses warned the new system will not be enough to stop variants from spreading Ahead of the new rules being introduced at midnight, Meher Nawab, chief executive of the … Read more

Wales schools could shut again weeks after opening if there’s a Covid spike

Wales’ schools could have to shut again if opening them causes an infection spike, the First Minister has admitted. Mark Drakeford is currently planning to reopen schools for children aged three to seven in the “foundation” phase from February 22 – two weeks earlier than England. Mr Drakeford’s actions, along with schools reopening earlier in … Read more

Video of teachers boasting of strike threats fuels fears unions are plotting to block return

Video of militant teachers boasting of strike threats to keep schools closed fuels fears that unions are plotting to block March 8 return Video of National Education Union trio shows threats delayed school’s reopening Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants pupils to return to schools from March 8 Ex-head Chris McGovern ‘hugely concerned’ unions will torpedo … Read more

Tory MPs tell Johnson to commit to lifting Covid restrictions by end of April | World news

Lockdown-sceptic Tories have piled pressure on Boris Johnson, calling on him to commit to a timetable for lifting coronavirus restrictions with a complete end to controls by the end of April. In a letter to the prime minister, the leaders of the Covid Recovery Group (CRG) said the “tremendous pace” of the vaccination rollout meant … Read more

Schools and shops ‘priority’ for PM as he prepares to unveil lockdown exit strategy

Boris Johnson has said he is “optimistic” that he can announce measures to ease lockdown later this month – with reopening schools still his top priority followed by shops. Leaked figures earlier suggested that hospital admissions are falling faster than expected, raising hopes that measures can soon be eased. The PM is set to address … Read more

Covid deaths among over-85s plummet by 41% a week thanks to vaccine

The number of Covid deaths in over-85s is falling twice as fast it is in younger Brits, raising hopes that the UK’s vaccine drive is clicking into gear, with just one per cent of the population refusing jabs. The Government’s target of administering 15 million doses is set to be hit this weekend, amid a … Read more

Hopes rise for end of lockdown as Covid hospitalisations fall FASTER than expected

Hopes for a speedier lifting of lockdown were given a boost today as private government data showed hospitalisation rates were nosediving faster than expected.  Modelling by Sage presented to Downing Street and leaked to The Times predicts hospital admissions and deaths will more than halve over the next month. Patients battling coronavirus in hospital currently … Read more

Scientists urge Boris to keep brakes on for two more months

Hopes that families will be reunited at Easter suffered a blow last night as government scientists demanded a cautious route out of lockdown. Advisers are urging the Prime Minister to keep the brakes on for at least another two months. Boris Johnson is determined to start reopening schools on March 8 but it could be several … Read more

Covid tier system ‘will be axed’ with ‘three-stage plan for ending lockdown’

The tier system will be axed in favour of national measures when the current Covid lockdown is eased in England, it was reported last night. Instead Boris Johnson has reportedly signed off on a three-stage plan for reopening the economy. The plan could allow pubs in England to serve customers again by the beginning of … Read more

Coronation Street fans in hysterics over Debbie Webster’s ‘blistering Boris Johnson dig’

Coronation Street viewers were stunned and amused, when Debbie Webster appeared to take aim at Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the latest episode of the ITV soap. The character feared for her life after being attacked by villain Ray Crosby, who found out she was double-crossing him. He repaid the favour by chucking her into … Read more

Ministers ‘to discuss’ vaccine and testing passports tomorrow as UK plans ahead to enabling travel

Vaccine and Covid-19 test ‘passports’ will be discussed by ministers tomorrow, it has been reported. For months, ministers have denied any formal certification of vaccine status was being planned. But a Government spokesperson told Sky News that the UK is “working closely” with international partners in a bid to enable travel, and that there would … Read more

Children may have to take ‘diagnostic tests’ when they finally return to school

Pupils could be given ‘diagnostic tests’ when they return to school later this year in order for teachers to ‘identify gaps’ in their learning, according to a Government document. The tender document by the Department for Education, entitled In-Class and Catch-Up Curriculum Resources, states the tests will allow teachers to ‘identify next steps’ and ‘assign a … Read more

Matt Hancock admits he’s booked a summer break in Cornwall

Travel advice from the Government descended into farce last night as ministers bickered over whether it is safe to book a summer break in the UK this year. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps sparked a furious backlash after declaring yesterday morning: ‘People shouldn’t be booking holidays right now – not domestically or internationally.’ As anger mounted, … Read more

10,000 travellers a day from ‘high-risk’ nations set to avoid hotel quarantine, Labour say

Ten thousand travellers from “high-risk” countries are set to avoid the UK’s hotel quarantine policy on its very first day, Labour claim. Sir Keir Starmer has demanded a tougher border regime after presenting Labour analysis that shows the shortfalls of Boris Johnson’s crackdown. From Monday, Brits returning to England from 33 ‘red list’ countries, where … Read more

Beanie-wearing Boris Johnson braves the bitter chill for some squats and lunges

Boris Johnson’s bad hair day got even worse after he appeared for a Downing Street press briefing with an out-of-control fuzz of blonde this afternoon.  It started when the Prime Minister, 56, looked as though he forgot to put a brush through his shock of blonde hair when leaving Downing Street for the Commons earlier today.  … Read more

Coronavirus claims 1,001 more lives in UK’s lowest Wednesday increase of 2021

A further 1,001 people have died from Covid-19 in the UK. By way of comparison, yesterday a further 1,052 people lost their lives, with 12,364 more positive tests returned compared to 13,013 today. Today’s death toll, while tragic and higher than that of many other comparable countries, is the lowest on a Wednesday this year. … Read more