Starmer calls for ‘national effort’ to roll out Covid booster jabs

The Labour leader urged people who have not taken up the offer to ‘think again’ and get vaccinated.
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Obstructionist Republicans, Covid and senility: Five takeaways from Joe Biden’s news conference
In a nearly two-hour stint in front of the press corps the president defended his record and sounded optimistic notes on the pandemic, voting rights and his Build Back Better agenda
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AP FACT CHECK: Biden puffs up claims of virus, job gains
President Joe Biden has offered an expansive self-appraisal of his first year in office
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Satellite images show 4,000km-long Saharan dust cloud across Atlantic Ocean
Forecasters say storm could stretch as far as Iceland
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Judge won't expand media access for 3 ex-officers' trial
A federal judge has rejected a request by a coalition of media groups for greater access to the civil rights trial of three former Minneapolis police officers in George Floyd’s death
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Stormont ministers to consider relaxations to Covid restrictions
Business leaders earlier this week urged relaxations describing the impact on trade as ‘very real’.
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Stormont ministers to consider relaxations to Covid restrictions
Business leaders earlier this week urged relaxations describing the impact on trade as ‘very real’.
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Antimicrobial resistance now a leading cause of death worldwide, study finds
Lancet analysis highlights need for urgent action to address antibiotic-resistant bacterial infectionsAntimicrobial resistance poses a significant threat to humanity, health leaders have warned, as a study reveals it has become a leading cause of death worldwide and is killing about 3,500 people every day.More than 1.2 million – and potentially millions more – died in 2019 as a direct result of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections, according to the most comprehensive estimate to date of the global impact of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).The stark analysis covering more than 200 countries and territories was published in the Lancet. It says AMR is killing more people than HIV/Aids or malaria. Many hundreds of thousands of deaths are occurring due to common, previously treatable infections, the study says, because bacteria that cause them have become resistant to treatment. Continue reading...
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Misogyny towards women’s sport common among male football fans, study finds
Survey discovers ‘openly misogynistic masculinities’‘There was a pronounced anti-feminist backlash’Researchers have claimed that more than two-thirds of male football fans harbour hostile, sexist or misogynistic attitudes towards women’s sport.A study led by Durham University, based on a survey of almost 2,000 male football supporters, detected what it terms “openly misogynistic masculinities”, irrespective of age. Continue reading...
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Covid driving record numbers in England to become nurses
Figures from Ucas show more than 56,000 people signed up to nursing courses since early 2020Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Covid pandemic has inspired record numbers of people to become nurses, with more than 56,000 signing up to nursing courses or apprenticeships in England since the outbreak in early 2020, according to a report.Figures from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (Ucas) show that more 18-year-old school leavers are applying for and accepting places to study nursing than before the pandemic, with applications up by 38% since 2019, while applications from those over the age of 21 have also risen by more than a third. Continue reading...
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Partygate: Boris Johnson clings on despite demand to ‘in the name of God, go’
Former Brexit secretary David Davis warned Tories the party faces ‘dying a death of 1,000 cuts’ if MPs do not swiftly oust the Prime Minister.
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Partygate: Boris Johnson clings on despite demand to ‘in the name of God, go’
Former Brexit secretary David Davis warned Tories the party faces ‘dying a death of 1,000 cuts’ if MPs do not swiftly oust the Prime Minister.
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One in three struggling to keep up with bills or credit commitments – charity
The pandemic has further entrenched the use of consumer credit to make ends meet, debt charity StepChange found.
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Rockpool species will struggle to migrate to UK waters as sea temperatures rise
Ecologists fear there will be nothing to replace native creatures pushed to extinction by climate change.
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Shortages of homes for sale are driving up prices, say surveyors
Some 69% of property professionals reported a rise rather than a fall in house prices in December, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors said.
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Shareholder group calls for Unilever health push after difficult week
It comes after fierce criticism from fund manager Terry Smith and a negative reaction from investors to efforts to buy GSK’s consumer arm.
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Arsenal's Dusan Vlahovic swoop moves forward as Mikel Arteta's plan becomes clear
Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic's transfer to Arsenal appears to have moved a step closer following a huge breakthrough for Mikel Arteta as his plan becomes clear
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Rockpool species will struggle to migrate to UK waters as sea temperatures rise
Ecologists fear there will be nothing to replace native creatures pushed to extinction by climate change.
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Boris Johnson has no plan for future of Britain, says Sir Tony Blair
The former prime minister will say the UK needs a strategic plan to address the challenges of Brexit, technological revolution and climate change.
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Rishi Sunak unveils masterplan with huge cash boost for businesses to rebuild UK economy
SMALL businesses will be given cut-price access from today to the latest technology to help them "flourish", Rishi Sunak has announced.
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Scott McTominay ‘couldn’t breathe properly’ during man Utd win at Brentford, reveals Ralf Rangnick
He was subbed off in the second half
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Alec Baldwin ‘sued for $25,000,000 by family of killed US Marine after mislabelling sister amid Capitol riot’
The case concerns ‘a now-deleted Instagram post’.
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The sounds of mosquito mating rituals may help us fight malaria
Research has helped us to understand the mating rituals of mosquitos, this might help us to collapse mosquito populations, writes Joerg T Albert
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Have we spotted the birth of a black hole?
We are learning more and more about the mysteries of black holes, and now we may have identified the birth of one, writes Daniel Perley
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Brexit to turbocharge economy as AMT unveils tool to strengthen business after £2.3bn deal
BREXIT is set to turbocharge Britain's economy, with International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan eyeing up global partnerships which will strengthen businesses "in every part of the UK".
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Drew Peterson's hearing on murder conviction appeal delayed
A hearing on a motion seeking to dismiss former Chicago-area police sergeant Drew Peterson's 2012 conviction for killing his third wife has been delayed
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Ralf Rangnick reveals exchange with Cristiano Ronaldo after his strop during Manchester United’s win over Brentford
'Cristiano was not happy.'
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Emmerdale's Lucy Pargeter misses Danny Miller 'massively' after his exit from ITV soap
Emmerdale star Lucy Pargeter has confessed she is missing Danny Miller, who played Aaron Dingle on the ITV soap, 'massively' after he quit the show before his stint on I'm A Celebrity
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Suspect in Haiti president’s assassination extradited to US
U.S. authorities say a businessman who is a suspect in the July 7 killing of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was extradited to face criminal charges in Miami
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Strictly Come Dancing stars will be performing at the legendary Tower Ballroom next year
Strictly Come Dancing is set to return to the legendary Tower Ballroom next year to perform the American super smooth
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Britney Spears calls Jamie Lynn a 'selfish little brat' and 'f***ing hateful' in latest rant
Britney Spears has been critical of her younger sister Jamie Lynn Spears amid the release of the latter's new memoir
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Sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby confronted in new trailer for We Need To Talk About Cosby documentary
He served two years in prison.
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Leading doctors' publication The BMJ slams Facebook for censoring its report
Dr Kamran Abbasi accused the social media giant of suppressing 'fully fact-checked' journalism and 'trying to control how people think'. Facebook has labelled a BMJ story as 'missing context'.
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Jason Roy marks return to England action with rapid century in West Indies
The batter hit a 36-ball hundred as the tourists easily beat a Barbados Cricket Association President’s XI.
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So what is changing... and when will it happen? Your guide to the post-curb rules
The Prime Minister said the Government is no longer asking people to work from home. He called on people to speak to their employers about arrangements for returning to the office.
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Jan 6 committee subpoenas far-right ‘groypers’ Nick Fuentes and Patrick Casey
The House select committee investigating the attack on the US Capitol on 6 January, 2021 has issued subpoenas for Nick Fuentes and Patrick Casey, nationalist organisers who amplified baseless election conspiracy theories at several rallies in Washington DC.
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Katie Price accidentally smashes Mucky Mansion roof after dropping clay chimney piece
Katie Price, 43, is currently in the middle of renovating her home - which she was gutted to learn had plummeted by £1million in value - as part of a new Channel 4 show
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Supreme court rejects Trump bid to shield documents from January 6 panel
Court’s move leaves no legal impediment to turning National Archives documents over to congressional committeeIn a rebuff to Donald Trump, the supreme court is allowing the release of presidential documents sought by the congressional committee investigating the January 6 insurrection.The justices on Wednesday rejected a bid by Trump to withhold the documents from the committee until the issue is finally resolved by the courts. Continue reading...
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Trump falsely claims Biden was ‘reading’ answers at his news conference
President took questions from Fox News and Newsmax during nearly two-hour media session
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A fraud case against Trump? Not a slam dunk, experts say
Legal experts say a court filing alleging that Donald Trump’s company misrepresented property values for financial gain could make for a compelling civil fraud case
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Clunky plaster casts really ARE best for broken bones, study finds
Healing a broken wrist with a plaster cast is cheaper and safer than using surgical metal pins to hold the bones together and delivers the same outcome new research from Oxford experts has found.
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Tory MP suspended for a day after undermining apology for bullying staff
Daniel Kawczynski said he had ‘no alternative but to apologise’
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Supreme Court allows release of Trump White House docs to January 6 committee
The former president argued the documents were protected under executive privilege
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Review: Europe on the precipice in 'Munich — Edge of War'
With handsome period craft, “Munich — Edge of War” makes for a watchable, engrossing historical thriller with fictional characters situated like spies around political leaders at a profoundly tense, and ultimately woefully misjudged, moment in time, writes Associated Press Film Writer Jake Coyle in his review
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HENRY DEEDES watches the former Brexit chief calling for Boris Johnson's resignation 
HENRY DEEDES: Keen observers of the Westminster mad house will know that whenever a Conservative leader is tottering, Mr Davis's sniper's bullet is rarely far behind.
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Guy Garvey recalls final words he said to late father Don in last ever meet-up
Rock star Guy Garvey has shared the final words his father Don said to him in their last ever meet-up
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Biden defends invoking segregationists in voting rights speech against right-wing outrage
‘No one – no one – forgets who was on the side of King or Bull Connor’
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