Indian covid UK: Hancock defends timing of travel restrictions as Labour calls for delay to holidays

Matt Hancock today defended the timing of travel restrictions on India but dodged questions on whether the decision was linked to Downing Street’s planned trade mission as Labour urged the Government to delay the resumption of global travel tomorrow amid concerns over a third virus surge. Critics have warned that tougher action should have been … Read more

EVGENY LEBEDEV: Pandemic has revealed just how unhealthy Britons are

Every year, around 55 million people die worldwide. Some deaths are due to newsworthy events and major pandemics.  But many more, three-fifths of them, are attributed to mundane diseases of chronic inflammation. Imagine if the news led with the number of people who died from heart disease each day. Imagine if we had a regular … Read more

Government says Patrick Vallance ‘does not attend every press conference’ after absence questioned

So where WAS Patrick Vallance? Government says he ‘does not attend every press conference’ after questions were raised over why he was missing from Downing Street briefing Chief Scientific Adviser’s absence from press conference did not go unnoticed Sir Patrick is usually a fixture alongside Prof Chris Whitty and Boris Johnson His department, the Government … Read more

Government says Patrick Vallance ‘does not attend every press conference’ after absence questioned

So where WAS Patrick Vallance? Government says he ‘does not attend every press conference’ after questions were raised over why he was missing from Downing Street briefing Chief Scientific Adviser’s absence from press conference did not go unnoticed Sir Patrick is usually a fixture alongside Prof Chris Whitty and Boris Johnson His department, the Government … Read more

UK’s ‘green list’ for quarantine-free travel won’t expand ‘very rapidly’, warns Boris Johnson

UK’s ‘green list’ for quarantine-free travel won’t expand ‘very rapidly’, warns Boris Johnson in yet another blow to the tourism industry Foreign travel to 12 countries on the list can restart from Monday PM: ‘We will certainly be making sure that people travelling abroad will be subject to all the tests and constraints to prevent … Read more

UK’s ‘green list’ for quarantine-free travel won’t expand ‘very rapidly’, warns Boris Johnson

UK’s ‘green list’ for quarantine-free travel won’t expand ‘very rapidly’, warns Boris Johnson in yet another blow to the tourism industry Foreign travel to 12 countries on the list can restart from Monday PM: ‘We will certainly be making sure that people travelling abroad will be subject to all the tests and constraints to prevent … Read more

Boris Johnson threatens to suspend checks on goods crossing Irish Sea 

Boris Johnson threatens to suspend all checks on goods crossing the Irish Sea if the EU doesn’t stop its hardline approach Prime Minister is considering suspending checks on goods crossing the Irish Sea Sources say he fears the resulting disruption could destabilise Northern Ireland  The row is over the Brexit deal which prevents checks made at … Read more

Boris Johnson threatens to suspend checks on goods crossing Irish Sea 

Boris Johnson threatens to suspend all checks on goods crossing the Irish Sea if the EU doesn’t stop its hardline approach Prime Minister is considering suspending checks on goods crossing the Irish Sea Sources say he fears the resulting disruption could destabilise Northern Ireland  The row is over the Brexit deal which prevents checks made at … Read more

Peregrine falcon found dead near Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds’ Downing Street home

Peregrine falcon found dead near Downing Street may have been shot, police fear Peregrine falcon found with ‘blood spot’ on its abdomen in Whitehall, London  Conservationists believe the bird may have been shot and killed with an air rifle  Wild birds protected under UK law and there are 1,500 pairs of peregrines in UK  By Faith … Read more

Pictured: ‘Eccentric loner’ who brought county court case against Boris Johnson for ‘defaming her’

A Covid conspiracy theorist who won a county court judgment against Boris Johnson for ‘defaming her’ is an is ‘an eccentric loner’, her neighbours said today – as Downing Street had the claim struck out. Yvonne Hobbs, 59, lives in the picturesque Leicestershire village of Ashby Parva, on the outskirts of Lutterworth, on a smallholding where … Read more