Matt Hancock 'vetoed' UK-US vaccine deal because it DIDN'T guarantee the UK would get supplies first

The Health Secretary torpedoed a deal between the University of Oxford and American pharma giant Merck over fears that Donald Trump could ban exports of the live-saving drug.
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Christian Eriksen: Belgium vs Denmark tribute planned with ball to be kicked out in 10th minute
Belgium will help Denmark pay tribute to Christian Eriksen by kicking the ball out of play in the 10th minute of their Euro 2020 game so the stadium can applaud the Danish playmaker.
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Osama Bin Laden’s niece trolls Biden with ‘Trump Won’ sign at Geneva summit
The 9/11 mastermind’s niece has repeatedly expressed her support for Donald Trump
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Drive-by shooting killer snared after police find his lyrics about crime
A drive-by shooting killer has been jailed after police discovered lyrics he had written about the crime.
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First ‘murder hornet’ spotted in US in 2021 near Seattle
Scientists have found a dead Asian giant hornet north of Seattle, the first so-called murder hornet found in the country this year
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Police with assault rifles and silencers clear out memorial to slain Black man in Minneapolis
Demonstrators have been holding vigils and protests in the space since Winston Smith, a Black man, was killed by local deputies on a fugitive taskforce earlier this month
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Kate Garraway told Derek won't recover if there's no progress in 2 years
GMB host, 54, said that she was told the news by a doctor, who said that "there is very little chance of him making any meaningful recovery" if there is no improvement within the time frame
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Corrie fans call for star to make a comeback after she unveils stunning new look
Kimberly Hart-Simpson has wowed fans with her makeover
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Rain hits England to end sunny spell with days of storms expected
The Met Office has issued weather warnings for thunderstorms for almost all of England over the next four days.
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GB News' Simon McCoy orders pranksters to 'grow up' after text from Mike Hunt
GB News host Simon McCoy has demanded trolls "grow up" after presenters were tricked into reading out texts from the likes of Mike Hunt and Mike Oxlong
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Bale fears emerge as ex-teammate admits star "looked uncomfortable" vs Turkey
Aaron Ramsey and Connor Roberts scored at the end of each half to secure a 2-0 win for Wales vs Turkey - but captain Gareth Bale missed a penalty with a wild effort
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Gary Lineker holds talks over role in Leicester City movie
EXCLUSIVE: Plans are ramping up for the Leicester City movie which is likely to feature Gary Lineker and some of the original Foxes title-winners
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Woman allegedly raped at New York Airbnb received secret $7m settlement – report
Airbnb taskforce that ‘cleans up only after disaster strikes’ intervened after alleged attack, reports Bloomberg BusinessweekAn Australian woman who was allegedly raped at knifepoint in an Airbnb apartment in New York received a secret settlement of $7m which included restrictions on what she could say about the incident, according to a media investigation into the vacation listings giant’s “guest safety” policies .The 29-year-old was attacked in a property near the tourist magnet and central Manhattan crossroads of Times Square early on New Year’s Day in 2016, Bloomberg Businessweek reported, prompting the swift intervention of a dedicated Airbnb crisis management “taskforce”. Continue reading...
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Pupils could be vaccinated in schools if jab expansion goes ahead
Union chiefs are set to encourage the proposals at a meeting tomorrow
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Lin-Manuel Miranda apologized for ‘In the Heights’ colorism. Then Rita Moreno poured fuel on the fire
Miranda has shown grace — and Moreno has shown how not to have this conversation
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'Hero' dad dies after jumping into river to save stepdaughter from drowning
A 'kind' father, named locally as Reza, jumped into the River Erme in Ivybridge, Devon, and died while trying to rescue his stepdaughter who was struggling in the water
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FC Barcelona cannot imagine life without Lionel Messi... but face FFP ‘battleground’
Barcelona president Joan Laporta is confident that Lionel Messi will sign a new contract with the club, claiming he cannot “contemplate a no” from the Camp Nou legend - but money could be a problem.
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Manchester United facing crucial month next season as fixtures confirmed
United will be hoping to challenge for the Premier League title this season for the first time since 2013
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'I wouldn't let my kids have Covid jab, we should focus on adults still at risk'
As the Mirror reveals the Government is looking at vaccinating pupils in schoold buildings if the jab expansion plan goes ahead, two Mirror writers outline their reasons for saying Yes and No on the issue
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Mum who 'gave birth to 10 babies' says the 'dad' is trying to be a millionaire
Gosiame Sithole, from South Africa, said she is hurt by suggestions by her lover Teboho Tsotetsi and his family that they believe there are no 10 babies until proven otherwise
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US Border Patrol agents find more than 30 migrants suffering from heat in U-Haul truck in Texas
Temperature inside the cargo compartment was over 100 degrees
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Lawyer: US drops lawsuit, grand jury probe over Bolton book
The Justice Department has abandoned its lawsuit against John Bolton, who was former President Donald Trump's onetime security adviser, over his book that officials argued disclosed classified information
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Bin Laden's pro-Trump niece blasts Biden as she protests his Geneva summit with Putin
Noor bin Ladin, the niece of Osama bin Laden, claimed Biden is too frail to really be in charge of the US, and said his predecessor Donald Trump would have done a better job of the summit.
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Urgent recall on common painkillers over fears people could overdose
More than 4,000 packs of Zentiva Pharma UK Ltd Co-codamol 30/500 Effervescent Tablets have been recalled. News, Sport, Showbiz,...
Shirley Manson says day of reckoning coming for music industry
A toxic mix of power and sexual exploitation: the lead singer of alternative rock band Garbage, Shirley Manson, claims the music industry is riddled with sexism, misogyny and abuse.
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Demi Lovato says they were ‘shedding all of the gender norms’ placed on them when they cut their hair short
Singer recently announced they identify as non-binary and use gender-neutral pronouns
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Covid-linked ‘black fungus’ infection spreading in India
India has begun lifting some Covid restrictions, despite struggling with a devastating second wave of the pandemic, as the number of new cases continues to fall.
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What life is like for migrants who arrive on UK shores
New figures show that more than 5,000 people have tried to cross the Channel so far this year, over 100 of them yesterday alone, picked up by Border Force officials as they attempted the dangerous journey to UK shores.
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Paris Jackson opens up about past suicide attempts in candid conversation with Willow Smith on Red Table Talk
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UK government unprepared for climate crisis, say advisers
It is their harshest language yet. The government's own advisory body on climate change has accused ministers of being shockingly unprepared for the climate crisis and failing to listen to its advice.
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Dry cat food pulled from shelves over potential link to deadly disease
Sainsbury's and Pets at Home have recalled a number of items. News, Sport, Showbiz,...
Rishi Sunak ready to hand £4bn to pensioners despite rejecting Covid catch-up plan for schools
‘That’s how the triple lock works. That is government policy’, Chancellor says – when confronted with huge bill
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Moment teenager is stabbed on zebra crossing by hooded thug
WARNING: DISTRESSING CONTENT CCTV footage captured the attack at around 12.45pm on Tuesday in Gravesend, Kent. The victim was taken to hospital for treatment.
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Review: In Pixar's 'Luca,' young life as a stolen adventure
A brisk and bright sun-dappled fable of above-ground adventure and below-the-surface identity, Enrico Casarosa’s “Luca” is one of Pixar’s most pure and condensed enchantments — a summery, shimmering fish-out-of-water fairy tale
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Ohio House expels former Republican speaker in historic vote
The Ohio House has voted to expel former GOP Speaker Larry Householder following his indictment in an alleged $60 million federal bribery scheme
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Johnson called Hancock ‘totally hopeless’ in message, says Cummings
Completely "hopeless" - this is how the prime minister appeared to describe Health Secretary Matt Hancock in private WhatsApp messages published today by his former adviser Dominic Cummings.
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Forcing care home staff to have Covid jab is ‘the wrong thing to do’, says National Care Association chair
Nadra Ahmed is the executive chair of the National Care Association.
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Sen. Manchin proposes changes to Democrats' voting bill
Sen. Joe Manchin is opening the door to supporting a voting rights bill
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Emma Corrin shares unseen snaps with Harry Styles as she wraps on My Policeman
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Sergio Ramos to leave Real Madrid after sixteen years with the Spanish club
The 35-year-old will be a free agent and has been linked with a host of top clubs.
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Could Chrissy Teigen just try sending a text next time? | Harron Walker
After apologizing on Monday, Teigen was accused of bullying Michael Costello, who then was accused of bullying Leona Lewis. Maybe it’s time to pause the postsIn 2018, the New Republic deputy editor Katie McDonough wrote a piece for Jezebel that I spiritually consult to this day. (Full disclosure: I was a Jezebel contributor at the time.)“Why tweet when you can text?” she asked, and … well, that’s basically it. Sometimes, you can just text the thing you want to tweet. Continue reading...
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Cardi B says her Fast & Furious character is ‘a powerful, strong woman’: ‘She’s just that b****!’
The action franchise’s latest instalment arrives in theaters on 24 June in the UK
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Sergio Ramos' comments on Man Utd as speculation hots up after Real Madrid exit
Madrid have announced that after 16 glorious years the 35-year-old centre-back is finally to move on to pastures new
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Mum secretly pays for daughter's 'perfect' wedding from beyond the grave
Sylvia Sturdy arranged to cover the costs of daughter Sam's upcoming wedding to fiancé Dave before losing her battle with lung cancer last August
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'Johnson surrounds himself with incompetents and losers because chaos suits him'
No matter how bad you are it is almost impossible to get sacked from Boris Johnson's Cabinet - he has such a cynical disregard for the voters he doesn't seem to care that he is allowing the country to be run by people who are not up to the task
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Kim Kardashian’s best friend Jonathan Cheban ‘not surprised’ about Kanye West split
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LGBT Pride acronyms explained – from LGBTQQIP2SAA to AFAB
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Where to buy a Love Island water bottle – from the original to cheaper alternatives
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Gareth Bale believes Wales are in a ‘fantastic position’ after win over Turkey
The Real Madrid forward had an eventful game, making two goals and missing a second-half penalty.
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