January 16, 2021

UK News

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says he is the last person people should take travel advice from after he imposed quarantine restrictions on Spain within an hour of arriving on holiday there.

The coronavirus R number in the UK has remained largely unchanged, as SAGE estimate it is now between 1.2 and 1.3.

A yellow warning for snow has been issued for large parts of England, including London, on Saturday.

Snow and ice is likely to hit large parts of England and Scotland today bringing travel disruption, the Met Office has said.

One of two Brazilian coronavirus variants has been detected in the UK, a leading British virologist has said.

A leading virologist who said one of two Brazilian COVID-19 variants had been detected in the UK has now said the one picked up in Britain is not the one "of concern".

The family of convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbasset al Megrahi say they are "heartbroken" after a posthumous appeal to clear his name over the 1988 attack was rejected.

The R number for the coronavirus in England is below one in some areas, according to research from the University of Cambridge.

Thousands of women across England will now have access to a groundbreaking drug treatment for ovarian cancer which has been hailed by a leading charity as "a major milestone".

More than 200 suspects threatening violence during next week's inauguration of US president-elect Joe Biden have been identified by the FBI.

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