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Welsh leader defends staggered rollout of Pfizer Covid vaccine

Mark Drakeford says it would be ‘logistically damaging’ to use up supply too soonCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe deployment of tens of thousands of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccinations in Wales is being staggered to avoid staff sitting around with nothing to do once they get through their current supplies, the first minister, Mark Drakeford, has said.Some vaccinations in Wales may also be delayed because a batch of 26,000 Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccines earmarked for the coun...
Tags: Health, Politics, Wales, Society, UK News, Pfizer, Welsh politics, Mark Drakeford, Coronavirus, Oxford AstraZeneca


The FBI is investigating whether a woman stole a laptop from Pelosi's office to sell it to Russia, after receiving a tip from someone claiming to be her ex

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sanitizes the gavel after Vice President Mike Pence walked off the dais during a joint session of Congress to certify the 2020 Electoral College results on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty Images The FBI is investigating whether a woman stole a laptop from Nancy Pelosi's office to sell it to Russia, an affidavit said. The tip came from someone who claimed to be a former romantic partner of the woman, Riley June Williams.  Williams faces c...
Tags: Politics, Law, Congress, Washington, Russia, US, Trends, Fbi, Pennsylvania, Williams, House, Nancy Pelosi, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Trump, Mike Pence, Harrisburg


'Cowboys for Trump' leader detained by FBI after pledging to bring guns to DC

Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin speaks Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in Santa Fe, N.M., as hundreds of advocates for gun rights rallied at the New Mexico Statehouse against a proposed red-flag gun law that has the support of Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. AP Photo/Morgan Lee Couy Griffin, the founder of "Cowboys for Trump," was arrested Sunday in Washington, DC, after pledging to bring guns to the city on the day of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. Griffin, an ally of Pre...
Tags: Politics, Law, Africa, Cowboys, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, Washington Dc, House, Nancy Pelosi, New Mexico, Biden, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Santa Fe


Give families cash to feed their children, there's overwhelming evidence it works | Arthur Potts Dawson

Vouchers and money to buy food bring families the dignity everyone deserves, as the World Food Programme has shownDignity is not a word that you would normally associate with your weekly supermarket shop, or with planning how you might be going to feed your children each night.But right now, when families are under intense pressure to find enough money to keep food on the table and ensure their children have access to a healthy and nutritious diet, dignity is something we should all be demanding...
Tags: Food, Politics, Children, Society, UK News, Food Banks, Aid, Global development, Chefs, School meals, World Food Programme, Arthur Potts Dawson


UK shuts travel corridors and requires negative Covid tests to enter

All foreign arrivals will also have to quarantine in toughening of measures in response to new strainsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK is to close all access to the country for overseas travellers without proof of a recent negative coronavirus test and 10 days of quarantine, shutting all travel corridors, Boris Johnson has announced.At a Downing Street press conference, the prime minister said the border regime was being toughened up in response to new variants ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Society, UK News, Hospitals, NHS, Transport, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Transport policy, Coronavirus


Capitol rioters included highly trained ex-military and police officers

By MICHAEL BIESECKER, JAKE BLEIBERG and JAMES LAPORTA | The Associated Press WASHINGTON  — As President Donald Trump’s supporters massed outside the Capitol last week and sang the national anthem, a line of men wearing olive-drab helmets and body armor trudged purposefully up the marble stairs in a single-file line, each man holding the jacket collar of the one ahead. The formation, known as “Ranger File,” is standard operating procedure for a combat team that is “stacking up” to breach a buildi...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, New York, Isis, Texas, News, Media, Navy, California, Washington, Senate, Virginia, Iraq, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport


A police officer arrested after the pro-Trump assault on the Capitol is also a current member of the US military

Rocky Mount Police Department Officers Jacob Fracker, left, and Thomas Robertson, right. Department of Justice Two Virginia police officers, Jacob Fracker and Thomas Robertson, were arrested in connection with last week's riots at the US Capitol. Fracker, as Military.com first reported, is a current member of the Virginia National Guard, making him the first current military member to be arrested in connection with the riots. Several former military members have been arrested or are facing...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Navy, Police, Virginia, Iraq, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Military, Army, Pentagon, Department Of Justice, Air Force


Regulator refuses to approve mass daily Covid testing at English schools

Exclusive: Boris Johnson’s plan to test millions of pupils a week in disarray after concerns raisedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson’s plans to test millions of schoolchildren for coronavirus every week appear to be in disarray after the UK regulator refused to formally approve the daily testing of pupils in England, the Guardian has learned.The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) told the government on Tuesday it had not authorised ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Education, Society, UK News, Schools, Education policy, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Gavin Williamson, Coronavirus


Regulator refuses to approve mass Covid testing at schools in England

Exclusive: Boris Johnson’s plan to test millions of pupils a week in disarray after concerns raisedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson’s plans to test millions of schoolchildren for coronavirus every week appear to be in disarray after the UK regulator refused to formally approve the daily testing of pupils in England, the Guardian has learned.The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) told the government on Tuesday it had not authorised ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Education, Society, UK News, Schools, Education policy, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Gavin Williamson, Coronavirus


Asylum seeker housing conditions under scrutiny at third ex-military site

Allegations of poor conditions, poor food quality and mental health crises at RAF Coltishall in Norfolk A third former military site being used as temporary housing for asylum seekers is facing allegations of poor conditions, poor food quality and mental health crises, it has emerged.The Home Office has been housing asylum seekers in an old officers’ mess at RAF Coltishall, a former base north of Norwich, since April last year. The Norfolk site has not received as much scrutiny as two similar fa...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Military, Royal Air Force, Home Office, Refugees, Pembrokeshire, Norfolk, Kent, Norwich, Napier Barracks, RAF Coltishall, Penally Barracks


Covid restrictions on visits to detained children and parents are 'cruel', MPs told

Prison, care home and mental health institution visit limitations failing to consider impact on family life, campaigners sayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageChildren with parents in prison have been forgotten during lockdown, campaigners have told MPs.The cross-party human rights committee is looking at the impact on the right to family life, with a focus on people in institutional settings including prisons, care homes and mental health facilities. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Family, Politics, Children, Society, UK News, World news, Mental Health, UK criminal justice, Prisons and probation, Parents and parenting, Coronavirus, Cross Party Human Rights Committee


Aid sector is 'last safe haven' for abusers, UK investigation warns

MPs say sexual exploitation still rife despite series of scandals and call for more effective measuresThe sexual abuse and exploitation of local women by international aid workers remains “rife”, say MPs, describing the sector as the “last safe haven” for perpetrators. A parliamentary inquiry found evidence of widespread abuse of beneficiaries, ineffective investigations and whistleblowers forced out of jobs, despite a series of recent scandals that had prompted some reforms. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, Society, UK News, World news, Charities, Aid, Global development, Sexual Harassment, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office


Prosecutors are looking to modify Kyle Rittenhouse's bail conditions, saying he was spotted out with Proud Boys flashing white-power signs

Kyle Rittenhouse at an extradition hearing on October 30 in Waukegan, Illinois. AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, Pool Kenosha County prosecutors filed a motion Wednesday seeking to modify Kyle Rittenhouse's bail conditions. The move comes after Rittenhouse, 18, was spotted at a bar after posting $2 million bail in November. Prosecutors say Rittenhouse was fraternizing with members of the Proud Boys and flashed a white-power hand sign. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Kyle Rittenhous...
Tags: Politics, News, Law, Milwaukee, Office, Trends, Wisconsin, Black Lives Matter, Charles Davis, Kenosha, White Supremacy, Southern Poverty Law Center, Kenosha County, Rittenhouse, Waukegan Illinois, Proud Boys


Wendy Simon: the interim mayor running Liverpool from her living room

Ex-social worker says Covid has hit the city hard but is confident it can come out of the crisis stronger Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWendy Simon was preparing for a Liverpool-wide open council Zoom meeting on Friday 4 December, when she got a message asking if she, as the council’s designated deputy, would lead the session. That wasn’t unusual, she’d done it several times before. The reason, however, couldn’t have been more out of the ordinary.“My phone was on ch...
Tags: Politics, Society, UK News, Labour, Liverpool, Local Government, Mayoral elections, Simon, Wendy Simon, Coronavirus, COVID


Scotland's Covid lockdown tightened with click and collect and takeaway curbs

Non-essential click and collect services and outdoor alcohol consumption to be bannedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageShops in Scotland have been ordered to stop non-essential click-and-collect services and alcohol consumption is to be banned outdoors, in a further tightening of lockdown measures.Nicola Sturgeon, the first minister, said shops would be allowed to offer click and collect only for essential goods such as clothes, shoes, baby equipment, books and homeware...
Tags: Health, Politics, Scotland, Society, UK News, Retail industry, Nicola Sturgeon, Health policy, Scottish politics, Coronavirus


President Trump travels to Texas to tour his border wall

By Priscilla Alvarez | CNN President Donald Trump bookended his administration’s focus on immigration with a trip to his signature border wall on the US-Mexico border, a visit on the heels of a deadly riot on Capitol Hill incited by the President as House Democrats prepare a second impeachment vote. On Tuesday, Trump traveled to Alamo, Texas, near the border, to mark the completion of more than 450 miles of wall — a trip that caters to the supporters who put him in office in 2016 despite heighte...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Mexico, White House, Environment, US, America, Sport, World news, Joe Biden, Dhs, Cnn, Soccer, Military, House


The Army and Secret Service are looking at extra security screenings for US troops who will be at Biden's inauguration

A member of the DC National Guard gives directions near a rally at Freedom Plaza Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, in Washington, in support of President Donald Trump. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin The US Army and US Secret Service are working together to determine which troops participating in President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration need additional background screening, an Army spokesperson told Insider. The move, which was first reported by Army Times, follows a request from Colorado Rep. Jason Crow, ...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Colorado, Washington, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Fbi, Military, Terrorism, Army, Secret Service, Extremism, Biden, Donald Trump


A veteran in Congress asked the military to make sure troops deploying to Biden's inauguration are not sympathetic to domestic terrorists after Capitol siege

DC National Guard walk around the Capitol grounds, Thursday morning, Jan. 7, 2021 in Washington AP Photo/Julio Cortez Colorado Rep. Jason Crow, a former Army Ranger, asked Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy for a military review of troops participating in the inauguration to ensure they are not sympathetic to domestic terrorists. The congressman's request followed an assault on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob that appears to have included veterans and may have also included current military perso...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Colorado, Washington, Politico, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Fbi, Military, Veterans, Washington Dc, Arizona, Army, Pentagon


A veteran in Congress asked the military to make sure troops participating in Biden's inauguration aren't sympathetic to domestic terrorists after Capitol siege

DC National Guard walk around the Capitol grounds, Thursday morning, Jan. 7, 2021 in Washington AP Photo/Julio Cortez Colorado Rep. Jason Crow, a former Army Ranger, asked Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy for a review of troops participating in the inauguration to ensure they are not sympathetic to domestic terrorists. The congressman's request followed an assault on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob that appears to have included veterans and may have also included current military personnel. Ari...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Colorado, Washington, Politico, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Fbi, Military, Veterans, Washington Dc, Arizona, Army, Pentagon


Majority think Boris Johnson should resign as prime minister – poll

Opinium survey finds 43% think PM needs to go, but only 20% say Keir Starmer should step downCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore people think Boris Johnson should resign as prime minister than think he should continue in office, according to the latest Opinium poll for the Observer.The first poll of 2021 found that 43% thought he should resign, while 40% said that he should remain as leader. However, most Conservative voters (87%) think Johnson should stay on as lead...
Tags: Politics, Conservatives, Society, UK News, Labour, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Keir Starmer, Coronavirus


Twitter and Facebook both banned Trump from their platforms. Here's why that doesn't violate the First Amendment - or any other laws

Activist Mike Merrigan holds a piñata shaped like the Twitter logo with hair to look like U.S. President Donald Trump during a protest outside of Twitter headquarters on May 28, 2020 in San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Twitter suspended President Donald Trump's personal account permanently on Friday, a day after Facebook banned him indefinitely, in the wake of pro-Trump rioters storming the US Capitol. Trump quickly tried to use the official presidential Twitter acco...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, News, Media, Instagram, Law, Congress, Youtube, Advertising, Trends, Social Media, Analysis, Federal Communications Commission


UK coronavirus: new high of 1,325 daily recorded deaths; NHS staff to be vaccinated 'immediately' - as it happened

This live blog is now closed. For the latest coronavirus updates from around the world, read our global live blogNew high in daily recorded deaths for the UKNHS staff to be offered Covid vaccine in next few weeksSadiq Khan declares Covid emergency in LondonModerna Covid vaccine approved for use by UK medicines regulatorCoronavirus global updates - live 6.32pm GMT We’re now closing this blog. Thanks for following along. You can read the full report on NHS vaccinations here: Related: NHS sta...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Society, UK News, World news, NHS, Who, Denmark, Boris Johnson, Khan, Nicola Davis, Coronavirus, Linda Geddes, LondonModerna Covid


UK coronavirus live: new high of 1,325 daily recorded deaths; NHS staff to be vaccinated 'immediately'

Latest updates: latest figure represents highest number of deaths reported in one day; NHS staff to be offered jabs after growing concern from health professionalsSadiq Khan declares Covid emergency in LondonBehave as if you have Covid, virus expert tells people in EnglandModerna Covid vaccine approved for use by UK medicines regulatorWhy is Covid so bad in the UK and when will cases decline?Coronavirus global updates - live 6.17pm GMT The UK is seeing record numbers of people testing positi...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Society, UK News, World news, NHS, Boris Johnson, Khan, Nicola Davis, Coronavirus, Oxford AstraZeneca, Linda Geddes


UK coronavirus live: new high of 1,325 daily recorded deaths as 68,053 more people test positive

Latest updates: latest figure represents highest number of deaths reported in one day; Sadiq Khan declares major incident in LondonSadiq Khan declares Covid emergency in LondonBehave as if you have Covid, virus expert tells people in EnglandModerna Covid vaccine approved for use by UK medicines regulatorWhy is Covid so bad in the UK and when will cases decline?Coronavirus global updates - live 5.24pm GMT Labour leader Keir Starmer has said the latest coronavirus death figures were a “tragedy...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Society, UK News, World news, Britain, NHS, Labour, Boris Johnson, Keir Starmer, Sadiq Khan, Coronavirus, LondonSadiq Khan


'We're bursting': a day inside a Covid intensive care unit

The Guardian spends a day with Covid patients and staff at Milton Keynes University hospitalCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn a private room by the locked entrance of the intensive care unit, Dilip Sharan is sitting up in bed, a plate of stew in front of him. He navigates his spoon around the breathing tube keeping him alive, every mouthful soundtracked by a discordant symphony of beeps and bongs from multiple monitors keeping tabs on his vital organs.It is his fift...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Society, UK News, Hospitals, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Doctors, Nursing, Health policy, Milton Keynes, Coronavirus, Milton Keynes University, Dilip Sharan


UK coronavirus live: 1,325 Covid-linked daily deaths is record high as 68,053 more people test positive

Latest updates: Sadiq Khan declares major incident in capital with ‘spread of virus out of control’; seven million doses of Moderna vaccine orderedSadiq Khan declares Covid emergency in LondonBehave as if you have Covid, virus expert tells people in EnglandModerna Covid vaccine approved for use by UK medicines regulatorPfizer vaccine protects against new Covid variants, study suggestsCoronavirus global updates - live 4.19pm GMT A further 1,325 people have died within 28 days of testingpositi...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Society, UK News, World news, NHS, Boris Johnson, Khan, West Midlands, Sadiq Khan, Black Country, Moderna, Coronavirus, COVID, West Birmingham


UK coronavirus live: 'major incident' declared in London as cases surge; Moderna Covid vaccine approved

Latest updates: Sadiq Khan declares major incident in capital with ‘spread of virus out of control’; seven million doses of Moderna vaccine orderedSadiq Khan declares Covid emergency in LondonModerna Covid vaccine approved for use by UK medicines regulatorPfizer vaccine protects against new Covid variants, study suggestsWhich countries have reported the new UK Covid variant?Coronavirus – latest updates 1.23pm GMT The mayor of London said that he has written to the Prime Minister Boris Johnso...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, London, Society, UK News, World news, NHS, Boris Johnson, Khan, Sadiq Khan, Moderna, Coronavirus, COVID, LondonModerna Covid


UK coronavirus live: Moderna vaccine becomes third Covid jab approved for use in Britain

Latest updates: seven million doses of Moderna vaccine ordered; compliance with with measures ‘high’ over Christmas – ONSFears over South Africa variant led to travel curbsPfizer vaccine protects against new Covid variants, study suggestsWhich countries have reported the new UK Covid variant?Serious faults in some English care homes’ defencesCoronavirus – latest updates 12.17pm GMT A third Covid vaccine - produced by Moderna - has been approved by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regula...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, US, Eu, Society, UK News, World news, Britain, South Africa, NHS, Boris Johnson, Brexit, south east England, Moderna


UK coronavirus live: Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine offers protection against new variants, study suggests

Latest updates: study, which has not yet been peer-reviewed, suggests vaccine appears to work against new strainsFears over South Africa variant led to travel curbsWhich countries have reported the new UK Covid variant?Serious faults in some English care homes’ defencesThe race to save the NHS from CovidCoronavirus – latest updates 11.23am GMT Compliance with most measures to stop the spread of Covid-19 “remained high” over the Christmas and New Year period, according to the latest release b...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Wales, Society, UK News, World news, Britain, South Africa, NHS, Boris Johnson, Pfizer, England Scotland, Office for National Statistics ONS, Office for National Statistics ONS Continue, Coronavirus


American taxpayers will pay for the damage caused by the Capitol riot because the building isn't insured, experts say

The scene outside the Capitol after the riots. Michael Nigro:Pacific Press/LightRocket/Getty Taxpayers will have to pay for the high levels of damage that rioters caused in the US Capitol on Wednesday because the site isn't covered by insurance, industry sources told Reuters. "Taxpayers will be on the hook for repairs to the Capitol," Stephen Ellis, the president of the watchdog Taxpayers for Common Sense, said after the building was left covered in litter, graffiti, and broken glass. It i...
Tags: Politics, Law, Congress, Washington, US, Trends, Economy, Washington Dc, House, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, District Of Columbia, Donald Trump, Hakeem Jeffries, National Park Service, Trump



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