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Covid: UK records new daily high of 1,610 deaths

2 hours 53 min ago
The total number of deaths, within 28 days of a positive test, during the pandemic is now over 90,000.

Schools may reopen region by region, says medical adviser

3 hours 26 min ago
Top medical adviser suggests schools in England may reopen region by region after lockdown.

Covid in Scotland: Schools to stay closed as lockdown extended

5 hours 7 min ago
Mainland Scotland and some islands to remain under toughest coronavirus rules until at least mid-February.

Covid: Hospital children's unit moved to free up adult beds

6 hours 12 min ago
Activity at a paediatric intensive care unit in Leicester is being moved to Birmingham.

Motor neurone disease: Edinburgh scientists reveal breakthrough

8 hours 24 min ago
University of Edinburgh scientists are a step closer to being able to reverse the damage caused by MND.

Covid: Positive antibody tests doubled since autumn

8 hours 54 min ago
Some 10% of the UK population is showing signs of recent infection, a doubling since October, says ONS.

Military medics to help in Shropshire hospitals due to staff shortages

15 hours 54 sec ago
Sickness levels have risen at Shropshire's hospitals, with staff also shielding or self-isolating.

Oxford research tackles threat of antibiotic resistance

18 hours 46 min ago
Oxford says the "public cannot get enough of experts" with a £100m donation for antibiotics research.

Covid vaccine: WHO warns of 'catastrophic moral failure'

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 23:15
It accuses richer nations of a "me-first" approach to Covid vaccine, and hoarding precious supplies.

Covid-19: 'Don't end up like us, please'

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 18:05
Martin Freeborn's wife, Helen, lost her fight against Covid at the Royal London Hospital, where staff are struggling to cope with rising admissions.

Covid-19: Lockdown restrictions could relax once 'top 4 cohorts' vaccinated

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 10:58
Vaccine Minister Nadhim Zahawi says there are still "a number of caveats" to reopening.

London Ambulance Service: 'We take thousands of calls every day - it's tough'

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 01:37
Ambulance service staff in London explain the unique pressures of working during a pandemic.

Covid: Brazil approves and rolls out AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccines

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 01:07
Brazil has the world's second highest Covid death toll but has seen delay and discord over vaccines.

Yemen: This doctor saw Covid hospital empty after fake death text

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 00:47
One doctor tells her story of battling the pandemic alone in Yemen after her colleagues fled, and the dramatic fake news that plagued the assistance when it eventually arrived.

Kori, nine, says transplant gives him 'another chance at life'

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 00:15
Kori, from Ripley in Derbyshire, was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

Covid-19: Vaccination rollout begins for over-70s in England

Sun, 01/17/2021 - 22:31
The move comes as 10 new mass vaccination hubs open in England, and the UK's travel corridors close.

Covid tracked - and how it embedded in rural Wales

Sun, 01/17/2021 - 22:00
Clusters of deaths from Covid in the first pandemic wave showed up in rural parts of Wales unexpectedly.

Covid-19 vaccinations done 'four times faster' than people catching virus

Sun, 01/17/2021 - 12:22
The chief executive of NHS England is optimistic about vaccinating all adults before Autumn this year.

Covid-19: UK increases border checks for travellers to keep new cases and variants out

Sun, 01/17/2021 - 12:09
The foreign secretary added there would be a crackdown on those failing to isolate after travelling abroad.

Covid-19: Beating September vaccine target for all over-18s a 'bonus' - Raab

Sun, 01/17/2021 - 11:50
The UK has capacity to meet its target to reach every adult by autumn, the foreign secretary says.