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Government launches new ‘stay at home’ advert

From the Government: A massive public information campaign will run across TV, radio, out of home and on social media from tonight. Everyone in England is being urged to stay at home and “act like you’ve got it” as part of a major advertising campaign encouraging the public to control […]

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Moderna Covid-19 vaccine approved

From the Dept of Health and Social Care: The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine has been authorised for use by the medicines regulator. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has accepted the recommendation of the Commission on Human Medicines and authorised the Moderna vaccine following months of rigorous clinical trials […]

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Coronavirus: new study claims that a five-day warning ruined the last lockdown

Christian Yates, University of Bath On September 21, the UK government’s Science Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) published a document calling for a national circuit-breaker lockdown to curb the steadily increasing cases of COVID. The Sage scientists warned that “not acting now to reduce cases will result in a very […]

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Pro-Trump rioters storm U.S. Capitol as his election tantrum leads to violence

Police with guns drawn watch as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Jack L. Rozdilsky, York University, Canada In the lead-up to the American presidential election, risk of post-election violence was high. Those predictions came true when thousands of pro-Trump […]

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Why does Boris Johnson delay coronavirus lockdown decisions? A psychologist gives her view

Nicola Power, Lancaster University Boris Johnson, UK prime minister, has announced a third national lockdown across England. But, once more, he has been accused of adopting a delayed decision strategy, unveiling tough measures weeks after experts suggested he should. Can psychology help us explain what’s going on? Here are three […]

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The first Oxford/Astra Zeneca vaccines start rolling out today

Info from the Government: The first people receive the Oxford University/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine today (4 January 2021) as the NHS rapidly expands COVID-19 vaccination programmes across the UK. The government has secured access to 100 million doses of the vaccine on behalf of the whole of the UK, crown dependencies […]

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New website launched to support families over Christmas

Marcus Rashford MBE and the Child Food Poverty Taskforce have launched a new website (www.endchildfoodpoverty.org) today, coinciding with the transmission of a new BBC documentary which has been following his campaigning efforts to tackle child food poverty. Marcus Rashford, England International Footballer said “Following the Government investment, it was important to […]

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Christmas travel update

The government has today (3 December 2020) outlined a series of measures focused on minimising disruption and helping people travel safely over the Christmas period, while urging passengers to plan their journeys carefully, consider quieter routes and where possible book ahead. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced a  plan for […]

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Plans to ban export of live animals for slaughter long overdue

From the Government: Plans to ban the export of live animals for slaughter and fattening have been unveiled by the Environment Secretary today (3 December). These proposals form part of an eight-week consultation, launched today in England and Wales, seeking views on how to better protect animal welfare during transport. […]

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Points based immigration system opens today

From the Government: Applications for the new skilled worker visa open today (1 December), meaning the brightest and the best from around the world can now apply to work in the UK from 1 January 2021, should they want to. Under the points-based immigration system, points will be awarded for […]

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