The UK has some of the highest Covid-19 vaccination rates in the world. But the rate has slowed in recent months. Why?
It’s welcome news, though puzzling, as many scientists expected case numbers to rise following the gradual lifting of lockdown restrictions.
Modellers have said as much as one third of the UK population could still be susceptible to the Delta variant.
A number of Conservative MPs, including several ministers, did defend fans who booed England players for “taking the knee” before their Euro 2020 matches.
The YMCA found that spending on youth services has been cut by 71 per cent in real terms since 2010/11 – or almost a billion pounds.
The UK government has said that people who have not had their applications processed yet will have their rights protected while they are waiting for a decision.
We can see the scale of the cuts by looking at the budget allocations made by government to the CPS over the last decade.
Campaigners have accused rich countries of doing too little, too late to stop the spread of the pandemic around the world.
The video actually shows Swedish security guards detaining a nine-year-old boy in Malmo in 2015.
Not having to show ID creates an obvious theoretical risk of “personation” – people pretending to be someone else in order to steal their vote. But there is no evidence that this is a widespread problem in the UK.
Who gets to decide whether someone in power is guilty of lying? And what penalties are in place for those who are found to have deliberately misled parliament or the public?
Campaigners say David Cameron’s activities prove that UK law on lobbying is not fit for purpose.
The latest government figures cast doubt on whether AstraZeneca is hitting its target to supply 2 million doses of vaccine a week. The number of Pfizer doses administered has also shrunk.
AstraZeneca has committed to delivering 2 million doses of vaccine a week, but it’s not easy to check whether this benchmark is being hit.
AstraZeneca said the numbers of people reporting serious blood clotting disorders after receiving its Covid vaccine were “much lower than would be expected to occur naturally in a general population of this size”.