As pupils prepare to return to school, Government eyes plan to immunise millions before autumn term

Will youngsters be given Covid jab in the summer? As pupils prepare to return to school, Government eyes plan to immunise millions of children before autumn term Millions of children aged 11 to 18 could be vaccinated in school before the autumn term, a government vaccines adviser has said  Professor Adam Finn of the Government’s … Read more

Teaching union says Government’s back-to-school plan could fail due to face mask policy

A teaching union has suggested schools may have to close again if not enough students wear face masks, as millions of pupils return to their classrooms today. The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL)’s chief, Geoff Barton, has warned that a wave of non-compliance from students over the Government’s rules of face mask could … Read more

Eddie Murphy reiterates his plan to return to stand-up comedy once the COVID-19 pandemic is over

Like many people across the world, the sudden onset of COVID-19 shuttered Eddie Murphy’s plans for 2020, which included a return to the medium that helped set him on the path to superstardom. But on Thursday, during an appearance on Kevin Hart’s SiriusXM’s podcast Comedy Gold Minds, the comedic legend revealed that he still wants … Read more

Amanda Holden slams government plan for NHS nurses’ wages

‘B******s to a 1% pay rise!’ Amanda Holden slams government plan for NHS nurses’ wages and says they should ‘show them the money’ The 1% pay rise has been described as a ‘kick in the teeth’ to the health workers  Unions say public will be ‘horrified’ after staff have ‘given everything’ this year  Ministers point … Read more

Budget 2021: FTSE 100 rises 0.8% as Rishi Sunak £407bn Covid response plan announced

London markets cheer on Chancellor’s budget: FTSE rises 0.8% or 53 to 6,667 points as Rishi Sunak unveils more big spending to boost Covid-hit economy FTSE 100 index of UK’s leading companies up 0.8% or 53 points at 6,667 today However it had been up further in early trading in London at 6,703 this morning … Read more

Foreign holidays hopes boosted: WHO appears to be warming to Covid ‘vaccine passports’ plan

Foreign holidays hopes boosted: WHO appears to be warming to ‘vaccine passports’ plan in bid to get world moving again Dr Michael Ryan said agency ‘looking at different options’ on vaccine passports But he stressed there were still ‘serious human rights and ethical’ concerns EU said its ‘vaccine passports’ scheme may be opened up to UK … Read more

Former standards chief on Boris Johnson’s plan for a charity to fund makeover of his No.10 flat

Boris Johnson’s plan to set up a charity to fund Downing Street refurbishments is ‘monstrous’ and may be illegal, the former head of a standards watchdog warned yesterday. No 10 came under increasing pressure to release details of the renovation of the Prime Minister’s official flat made by his fiancee Carrie Symonds. Sir Alistair Graham, … Read more

Northern Ireland’s lockdown exit plan is to be revealed TODAY

Northern Ireland’s lockdown exit plan is to be revealed TODAY – but five-step strategy will NOT include dates like England’s roadmap with progress onto next stage based on Covid data The initial phase of easing plan is understood to be titled ‘cautious first steps’   Some primary school children in Northern Ireland will return to class on … Read more

Is Sam Armytage’s new podcast her Sunrise exit plan?

Is Sam Armytage’s new podcast her Sunrise exit plan? Channel Seven star’s interview series sparks rumours she’s ready to retire from breakfast TV By Caleb Taylor For Daily Mail Australia Published: 02:23 GMT, 2 March 2021 | Updated: 02:23 GMT, 2 March 2021 Rumours are swirling Sam Armytage is looking to part ways with Channel Seven … Read more

Rishi Sunak’s plan to spend now… tax later: Chancellor extends furlough scheme until end of June

Rishi Sunak put Britain on standby for tax rises yesterday – as he warned we cannot afford to keep borrowing record sums. Speaking ahead of Wednesday’s Budget, the Chancellor all but confirmed that the £50billion furlough scheme and other Covid support measures will continue until the end of June. The measures are likely to cost … Read more