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MPs could be given police protection while they carry out constituency surgeries, the Home Secretary has told Sky News. Speaking to Trevor Phillips on Sunday, Priti Patel said the measure was under consideration in the wake of the killing of Conservative MP Sir David Amess. Watch special Trevor Phillips on Sunday on killing of Sir
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COVID testing has been suspended at a private laboratory in Wolverhampton after an estimated 43,000 people were given incorrect results. An investigation was launched into reports of people receiving negative PCR test results after they had previously tested positive on a lateral flow device. NHS Test and Trace estimates that 400,000 coronavirus test samples were
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The situation at the UK’s largest commercial port is “improving” and Britons should shop normally for Christmas, a minister has told Sky News. Oliver Dowden’s comments to Kay Burley come after a major global shipping company decided to divert vessels away from Felixstowe, blaming a backlog of containers at UK ports, to unload elsewhere in
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Clashes have broken out between Hungary football fans and police during England’s World Cup qualifier at Wembley Stadium. The violence began after officers entered the away stand to make an arrest. The Metropolitan Police said as they made the arrest – over alleged racist comments towards a steward – “minor disorder broke out involving other
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A minister has refused to apologise for the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, after a highly-critical report by MPs said thousands of lives were lost due to delays and mistakes by both ministers and their scientific advisers. “We followed, throughout, the scientific advice. We got the vaccine deployed extremely quickly, we protected our NHS
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COVID-19 and flu are co-circulating this year for the first time and those who catch both are twice as likely to die, early evidence suggests. Jenny Harries, chief executive of the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), also warned that there could be multiple strains of flu ahead of an uncertain winter. Speaking to Trevor Phillips
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