David Cameron, financier and Matt Hancock discussed NHS scheme over ‘private drink’

David Cameron took scandal-hit financier Lex Greensill for a “private drink” with Health Secretary Matt Hancock to discuss a payment scheme later rolled out in the NHS. The Sunday Times also reported that the Treasury reconsidered Mr Greensill’s application for an emergency coronavirus loan after the former prime minister messaged a senior adviser to Boris … Read more

Desperate mother, 35, puts valuable possessions up for sale to fund £35,000 surgery

A desperate mother is selling all her most valuable possessions to fund surgery to stop her becoming paralysed by a condition which is causing her head to crush her spine. Kate McGinley, 35, was diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndome (EDS) in January which affects the connective tissue between bones, organs, ligaments and skin. The mother … Read more

Risk, reward and the AstraZeneca vaccine – podcast | News

The government’s Joint Committee on Vaccines and Immunisation said this week that people aged 18 to 29 who are not at high risk of Covid should have the option of an alternative jab to the AstraZeneca vaccine if one is available in their area. It follows the accumulation of evidence linking the jab to rare … Read more

Kate Garraway’s husband Derek Draper ‘returns home after year in hospital with Covid’

Kate Garraway’s husband has reportedly returned home after more than a year in hospital being treated for Covid-19. Former political adviser Derek Draper, 53, was admitted in March last year with coronavirus symptoms, before being placed in a coma. He was driven by ambulance to the couple’s north London home on Wednesday, according to The … Read more

What are the risks of blood clots from AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine REALLY?

British health chiefs have restricted AstraZeneca’s vaccine in under-30s because their risk of dying from coronavirus is so small and there are early signs young people are more prone to blood clots after the jab. But the EU regulator has decided against withholding the vaccine from any age group because they have arrived at a … Read more

Eamonn Holmes clashes with wife Ruth Langsford over help for ‘atrocious’ chronic pain

Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford weren’t in exact harmony today as they discussed alternative help for pain and mental health issues. This Morning host Eamonn, 61, has spoken openly about his struggle with chronic pain and recently visited hospital for an MRI scan. So the subject of pain management proved to be a bit contentious … Read more

Rapper DMX ‘to undergo brain function tests’ as he remains on life support

DMX will undergo a test of brain function as he remains on life support. The 50-year-old rapper – real name Earl Simmons – went into cardiac arrest last week and was admitted to White Plains Hospital, north of New York City, according to his lawyer. Lawyer Murray Richman was unable to confirm reports that DMX … Read more

UK Covid live news: medicines regulator to hold briefing on safety review into AstraZeneca vaccine | Politics

Good morning. As Channel 4 News revealed on Monday, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has been reviewing its advice about the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine following concerns about its links to a very rare blood clotting condition, and an announcement may be coming soon. On the Today programme this morning Jeremy … Read more

What’s the TRUTH about those SAGE models?

SAGE’s doomsday models which predicted more than a thousand coronavirus deaths at the peak of a third wave later in the year were based on ‘very pessimistic assumptions’, scientists warned today. Independent experts told MailOnline the data used by the Government’s scientific advisers ‘didn’t match’ how well the vaccine rollout is going and played down … Read more