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Getting your COVID-19 vaccination does not mean you can liberate yourself from lockdown or other restrictions. That is the warning from England’s deputy chief medical officer Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, who says the millions of people who have received their jab must still obey social-distancing rules. Those who refuse risk prolonging the pandemic and its associated […]

Police have criticised party-goers for making “incredibly selfish” decisions during the coronavirus lockdown. Superintendent Michael Walsh, of the Met’s Central West Basic Command Unit, was speaking after a series of late-night parties in the London borough of Kensington and Chelsea. On Sunday, 17 January police found more than 200 people at an illegal gathering in […]

Experts have warned of a “major dog welfare crisis” following a sharp rise in the number of dogs being sold online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pets4Homes, one of the UK’s largest online pet marketplaces, recorded a 51% increase in demand for puppies since the pandemic began. A total of 466,601 dogs have been advertised on the site so […]

The UK has hit another milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic, with the number of patients on a ventilator passing 4,000 for the first time. A total of 4,076 COVID-19 patients are using a ventilator in the UK, according to government data. The number of people using a ventilator in UK hospitals is now higher than […]

Boris Johnson has spoken to the newly inaugurated US President Joe Biden in a Saturday evening phone call to Washington DC. After the call, the prime minister tweeted: “Great to speak to President Joe Biden this evening. “I look forward to deepening the longstanding alliance between our two countries as we drive a green and […]

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to abduct a five-year-old boy. The abduction is said to have taken place at a park in Northolt, west London, earlier this month. A statement from the Metropolitan Police said the suspect was a 27-year-old who was arrested at a house in Surrey on Saturday. It […]