Covid-19

This England: Does Kenneth Branagh let Boris Johnson off the hook?
TV

This England: Does Kenneth Branagh let Boris Johnson off the hook?

This England, starring Kenneth Branagh as Boris Johnson, shows the early days of the pandemic. It will trigger sorrow and fury. But are we ready?

How does sick pay in the UK compare to the rest of the world?
Sick pay

How does sick pay in the UK compare to the rest of the world?

The government increased the rate of statutory sick pay employers must pay to staff from April 1, but unions have called it “minimal”.

Ministers do ‘not know’ if the £486million Covid traffic light system for international travel worked
Covid

Ministers do ‘not know’ if the £486million Covid traffic light system for international travel worked

The government must learn lessons from the pandemic faster if it is to react to new variants or the spread of Monkeypox, MPs warned.

Covid stole my sense of smell – but I never gave up hope of finding it
Health

Covid stole my sense of smell – but I never gave up hope of finding it

Government is ‘burning taxpayers money by the billion’ as £4bn of PPE set to go up in flames
News

Government is ‘burning taxpayers money by the billion’ as £4bn of PPE set to go up in flames

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Millions being spent to store wasted PPE could ease the cost of living crisis. Here’s how
cost of living crisis

Millions being spent to store wasted PPE could ease the cost of living crisis. Here’s how

Carers ‘devastated’ at end of free Covid tests amid record infections
Cost of Living Crisis

Carers ‘devastated’ at end of free Covid tests amid record infections

‘Terrible for taxpayers’: Billions wasted on government PPE contracts, spending watchdog warns
Covid-19

‘Terrible for taxpayers’: Billions wasted on government PPE contracts, spending watchdog warns

‘Some children haven’t learnt to crawl’: New report reveals impact of pandemic on society
Covid-19

‘Some children haven’t learnt to crawl’: New report reveals impact of pandemic on society

Stephen Fry to feature in play telling lockdown stories of prisoners and homeless people
Justice system

Stephen Fry to feature in play telling lockdown stories of prisoners and homeless people

Scrapping free tests and Covid sick pay labelled an ‘act of national self-sabotage’
Covid-19

Scrapping free tests and Covid sick pay labelled an ‘act of national self-sabotage’

Homeless people were social distancing long before Covid – and it may have saved lives
Andrew Guise

Homeless people were social distancing long before Covid – and it may have saved lives

Future Generations Bill passes final stage in House of Lords
Future Generations Bill

Future Generations Bill passes final stage in House of Lords

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The pandemic-era job interview questions to prepare for
Jobs advice

The pandemic-era job interview questions to prepare for

UK charities maintained or increased income during pandemic
Activism

UK charities maintained or increased income during pandemic

‘He’s thrown vulnerable people under a bus’: Dismay from campaigners as face masks scrapped
Covid restrictions

‘He’s thrown vulnerable people under a bus’: Dismay from campaigners as face masks scrapped

Give yourself a break: The pandemic is punishing enough without a New Year’s Resolution on top
Hannah Gravett

Give yourself a break: The pandemic is punishing enough without a New Year’s Resolution on top

Isolating the dying from their loved ones was a cruel mistake we must not repeat
Paul McNamee

Isolating the dying from their loved ones was a cruel mistake we must not repeat

Jonathan Van-Tam is stepping down – so here are his best Covid analogies
Covid-19

Jonathan Van-Tam is stepping down – so here are his best Covid analogies

‘He is alone on this one’: Fury at Boris Johnson excuses after PMQs showdown
partygate

‘He is alone on this one’: Fury at Boris Johnson excuses after PMQs showdown

Government ‘VIP’ lane for PPE companies was ‘unlawful’
Covid-19

Government ‘VIP’ lane for PPE companies was ‘unlawful’

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More than 360 people died from Covid on the day Downing Street held a ‘BYOB’ party
Partygate

More than 360 people died from Covid on the day Downing Street held a ‘BYOB’ party

Daily testing for critical workers labelled ‘hopelessly inadequate’ as it will only reach 1%
Covid

Daily testing for critical workers labelled ‘hopelessly inadequate’ as it will only reach 1%

Dreaming of a future when our leaders make plans for the long term
Opinion

Dreaming of a future when our leaders make plans for the long term

New Year’s Eve restrictions: What are the rules in my area?
Politics

New Year’s Eve restrictions: What are the rules in my area?

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