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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England records another 185 Covid hospital deaths in preliminary figures 
A total of 84,276 people have now died in hospitals in England since the start of the pandemic.
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Ex-French ambassador says UK will struggle to retain global power after Brexit
Sylvie Bermann, who was Paris's most senior diplomat in the UK from 2014-2017, caused uproar by calling the Prime Minister an 'unrepentant liar'.
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UK coronavirus hospital deaths rise by 208 - down by 30% from last week
A further 185 patients have died in England, 12 in Scotland, 7 in Wales and 4 in Northern Ireland - but the downward trend is continuing
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Former CBBC host Michael Underwood says he became a primary school teacher after the ‘phone stopped ringing’
Former TV presenter Michael Underwood has revealed how he has been working as primary school teacher for the past three years.
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Meghan Markle & Harry's Oprah show to cost £5 MILLION - but Sussexes won't get a penny
MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry's interview with Oprah Winfrey cost CBS millions of dollars, it has been claimed - but the Sussexes won't see a penny.
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Hunt for woman who spat at bus passenger in row over mask
Another bus passenger asked her to put a mask on and she spat at him.
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Police investigating if chopper trip to pick up roast beef barm broke lockdown
One person responded that it was 'not the best marketing ploy during a pandemic' - with many saying the idea had backfired
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Rangers v St Mirren, Sheffield United v Southampton: clockwatch – live!
Live minute-by-minute updates from Saturday’s gamesPremier League: 10 things to look out for this weekendAny thoughts? You can email John or tweet @JohnBrewin_ 2.05pm GMT Rangers v St Mirren teamsRangers: McGregor, Patterson, Goldson, Helander, Barisic, Davis, Kamara, Aribo, Kent, Hagi, Morelos.Subs: McLaughlin, Bassey, Simpson, Defoe, Itten, Wright, Stewart, Balogun, Arfield. 2.04pm GMT Sheffield United v Southampton teams:Sheffield United: Ramsdale, Ampadu, Bryan, Stevens, Baldock, Lundstram, Norwood, Fleck, Bogle, McGoldrick, Brewster. Subs: McBurnie, Sharp, Mousset, Lowe, Burke, Foderingham, Osborn,Ndiaye, Maguire.Southampton: Forster, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Diallo, Tella, Ings, Minamino.Subs: McCarthy, Stephens, Adams, Redmond, Djenepo, Salisu, N’Lundulu, Jankewitz, Chauke. Continue reading...
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Contact found between Proud Boys member and Trump White House associate before Capitol riots, report says
More than 300 people have been charged in connection to the insurrection
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This is why we left! Brexit superwoman Liz Truss eyes US megadeal - worth £12bn every year
LIZ TRUSS believes a bumper trade deal with Joe Biden's US is "there to be done" in what would be a huge endorsement of Brexit Britain and a massive boost for the nation's economy.
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The guilt from being signed off work is adding to my mental health issues
I knew that by not being there, other members of my team would have to pick up some of the slack until my return.
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This AI-powered app will tell you if you're beautiful – and reinforce biases, too | Arwa Mahdawi
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Ilkay Gundogan pinpoints turning point in Man City season
The last Premier League meeting between Manchester City and Man Utd was largely forgettable, but was an important game in the Blues' season.
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Nicola Sturgeon in spotlight: BBC receives hundreds of complaints over media briefings
THE BBC has received hundreds of complaints accusing Nicola Sturgeon of using Scottish Government coronavirus briefings to attack political rivals.
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Aston Villa's Ezri Konsa stance amid Liverpool and Tottenham interest
Improved terms on offer at Villa Park for defender linked with Liverpool and Tottenham
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Rangers fans breach lockdown restrictions with Ibrox gathering
Football games are taking place behind closed doors with no fans in the stadium.
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Joe Root left frustrated after England ‘out-skilled’ by superior India
India thrashed England to seal a 3-1 series victory
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‘Chuffed’: Darlington buzzes for new Treasury HQ – but will the mandarins move north?
As Rishi Sunak announces Darlington will become home to a new Treasury campus, Colin Drury sees what locals have to say
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Micah Richards names top three Champions League contenders
Richards picks his top three contenders to win the competition.
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‘It’s a calamity!’ – Martin Keown slams Bernd Leno and Granit Xhaka after error for Burnley goal
Chris Wood was gifted a goal by the Arsenal pair.
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‘Chuffed’: Darlington buzzes for new Treasury HQ – but will mandarins will move north?
As Rishi Sunak announces Darlington will become home to a new Treasury campus, Colin Drury sees what locals have to say
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Liverpool's Jota sparks theory that Klopp is going to drop Salah
The Egyptian cut a disconsolate figure when he was replaced by Jota after just 62 minutes of Thursday's 1-0 defeat to Chelsea at Anfield
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Rangers fans break lockdown rules as 'THOUSANDS' gather outside Ibrox
Gers supporters have disregarded lockdown restrictions to welcome their team ahead of their impending title party, letting off flares amid a sea of waving flags on Saturday morning.
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As schools reopen, government ‘guidance’ on masks is nothing short of a dereliction of duty
There have been calls for ‘definitive regulations’ to clear up any confusion. Isn’t that what ministers and departments are supposed to issue?
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Mikaela Shiffrin catches rival Petra Vlhova for 45th World Cup slalom win
Shiffrin overcomes 0.27sec deficit to edge Vlhova American claims 69th World Cup victory of careerSwitzerland’s Wendy Holdener finishes in thirdMikaela Shiffrin denied her Slovakian rival Petra Vlhova a home victory Saturday, winning the first World Cup slalom following the world championships.Shiffrin trailed first-run leader Vlhova by 0.27 seconds on a hill where the Slovakian regularly trains. Continue reading...
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Bye, Bismarck: 144 cities could lose status as metro areas
There may be fewer metro areas in the U.S. in the near future
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Jesy Nelson denies working on Christmas songs after eagle-eyed fans spot 'hint'
The singer last year sent shockwaves after announcing her departure from Little Mix after wanting to take her life in another direction
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Plans to turn Stretford Public Hall into events space have sparked controversy
The hall was secure by the Friends of Stretford Public Hall group back in 2015
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Wolves’ Nuno Espirito Santo promises to continue taking a knee in battle against racism
The Wolves manager has reiterated the importance of supporting the Black Lives Matter movement
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Tory ex-cabinet minister produces insurance-based social care proposals
Lord Lilly said plugging the hole in social care budgets was the ‘biggest priority’ for the sector.
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What’s your birthstone and how can you use it?
It is an ancient custom to associate certain gems, crystals and stones with a month of the year.
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Chinese takeaway adds Wham Bar Chow Mein to menu following 'popular demand'
Rice Box Derry in Northern Ireland now offers a Chow Mein sprinkled in broken pieces of Wham Bar for £4.50 - and the announcement sparked a rather angry response on Facebook
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Solskjaer's handling of David de Gea shows he has learnt from Mourinho mistake
The Manchester United goalkeeper has been allowed a period of time with his family back in Spain after the birth of his child earlier this week
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Rangers fans line the streets as Steven Gerrard's side close in on title
The Glasgow giants look set to lift the Scottish title for the first time since 2011 to end Celtic's dominance north of the border
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Child dies after fire in block of flats in London
Firefighters rescued a woman and two children from top floor of building in Greenwich on SaturdayA child has died after a fire at a block of flats in south-east London.Firefighters rescued a woman and two children from the top floor of the building, London fire brigade said. Continue reading...
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Good Morning Britain’s Alex Beresford tells Piers Morgan to ‘lay off’ pregnant Meghan Markle
Piers has called Meghan and Harry's upcoming interview 'crass'.
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Fernandes can give Roy Keane what he asked for in Man United clash with City
Man Utd star Bruno Fernandes has drawn criticism this season for displays against the Premier League’s ‘Big Six’
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Police investigate death of Welsh Guards sergeant in live-fire exercise
The incident took place at Castlemartin Range in Pembrokeshire on Thursday eveningPolice are investigating the death of a decorated sergeant in the Welsh Guards who died after being injured in a live-fire exercise.The incident occurred at the Castlemartin Range in Pembrokeshire at around 10:45pm on Thursday. Continue reading...
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Biden getting 1st shot at making mark on federal judiciary
President Joe Biden has two seats to fill on the influential appeals court in the nation’s capital that regularly feeds judges to the Supreme Court
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Child dies following rescue from maisonette fire
Six engines and around 40 firefighters were called to the blaze at the block of flats in Greenwich, south London.
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UK weather: Scandinavian Surge will see temperatures drop to -10C
Temperatures are set to plummet across the country over the next few days thanks to a cold front called the “Scandinavian Surge” - with lows of just 2C predicted in London.
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Millions of pounds swiped from England’s poorest schools in fresh ‘political’ funding switch
Exclusive: Vital pupil premium cash will be lost – after quiet rule change leaves schools unable to register children
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Queen 'will win' battle against Meghan and Harry as royals plan post-Oprah fightback
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State panel: Giving inmates vaccine could be 'PR nightmare'
A Tennessee advisory panel deciding eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine acknowledged that prisoners in the state are high-risk
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Fox News host Tucker Carlson calls QAnon followers 'gentle' patriots
Carlson says conspiracy theory believers – many of whom took part in Capitol attack – are ‘gentle people waving American flags’Followers of the QAnon conspiracy theory are “gentle people waving American flags”, Fox News host Tucker Carlson claimed on Friday night – two months since many joined a mob that stormed the US Capitol seeking to overturn Donald Trump’s election defeat, a riot in which five people died. Related: Biden urged to 'go big' on New Deal-like economic plan – but can he bridge left-right gap? Continue reading...
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Machine Gun Kelly rocks purple pigtails for date night with Megan Fox, Mod Sun and Avril Lavigne
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Forgotten victims of Covid as dementia sufferers face more anxiety and confusion
Exclusive Sunday Mirror survey reveals how the pandemic is accelerating decline among those living with dementia - such as Rebecca Corden's mum Susan
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