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Welsh patients to be first in UK to receive Moderna Covid vaccine

Nation’s mass rollout begins on Wednesday, while Scotland will administer first doses later this weekCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePatients in Wales will from Wednesday become the first in the UK to receive the Moderna vaccine as part of a mass vaccination programme, with the first doses in Scotland set to come later this week.The initial jabs would be given at the West Wales general hospital in Carmarthen, the Welsh government said. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, Wales, Scotland, Society, UK News, World news, Vaccines and immunisation, west Wales, Carmarthen, Moderna, Coronavirus


Patients in Wales to be first in UK to receive Moderna Covid vaccine

Nation’s mass rollout begins on Wednesday, while Scotland will administer first doses later this weekCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePatients in Wales will from Wednesday become the first in the UK to receive the Moderna vaccine as part of a mass vaccination programme, with the first doses in Scotland set to come later this week.The initial jabs would be given at the West Wales general hospital in Carmarthen, the Welsh government said. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, Wales, Scotland, Society, UK News, World news, Vaccines and immunisation, west Wales, Carmarthen, Moderna, Coronavirus


Patients in Wales to receive Moderna Covid vaccine

Welsh health minister hails ‘significant addition’ to country’s vaccination programmeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePatients in Wales will from Wednesday become the first in the UK to receive the Moderna vaccine as part of a mass vaccination programme, with the first doses in Scotland set to come later this week.The initial jabs would be given at the West Wales general hospital in Carmarthen, the Welsh government said. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, Wales, Scotland, Society, UK News, World news, Vaccines and immunisation, west Wales, Carmarthen, Moderna, Coronavirus


What is allowed under Covid lockdown rules around the UK?

How restrictions are being eased varies in the UK’s four constituent partsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe lockdown is being gradually eased in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, but the details of how and when this is happening vary in the four constituent parts of the UK. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Wales, Scotland, Communities, Society, UK News, Northern Ireland, Health policy, England Wales Scotland, Coronavirus


New rules give victims in England and Wales right to know when offender leaves prison

Victims’ commissioner for England and Wales said new code is ‘excellent step’ but says attitudes must changeThe victims’ commissioner has hailed as “an excellent step” a new code that will ensure victims of crime are always alerted when an offender is due to leave prison.The code is a charter of rights which dictate the minimum level of service victims can expect at every stage of the justice process, regardless of whether they choose to report the crime or not. Continue reading...
Tags: England, Crime, Law, Wales, UK News, UK criminal justice


Coercive behaviour must be prioritised in domestic abuse cases, court of appeal says

New guidance for England and Wales welcomed but critics say it fails to address perpetuation of rape myths and ‘contact at all costs’ approachThe family courts should prioritise the issue of coercive and controlling behaviour when considering disputes between parents in domestic abuse cases, court of appeal judges have advised.Three senior judges set out fresh guidance on how these sensitive cases should be approached as part of a after hearing four linked appeals brought by mothers over child...
Tags: England, Law, Wales, Society, UK News, Domestic Violence, Global development, Family law, Rape and sexual assault


Covid vaccine hesitancy in England and Wales is being overcome, study finds

More than 80% of people who were reluctant to accept a jab in December have changed their mindCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore than four in five people who said last December they were either uncertain about or intended to refuse a Covid-19 vaccine had changed their mind by February and had accepted a jab or planned to, an analysis has found.Researchers tracked responses of 14,713 adults in England and Wales over the two months, finding that the change was consist...
Tags: Health, England, Wales, Society, UK News, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, COVID


Life expectancy gap rises between most and least deprived in Wales

Women live about six years less in most deprived parts of Wales than those in least deprived areasThe gap in life expectancy between the most and least deprived parts of Wales has increased, particularly for women, new research has found.Women in the most deprived parts of Wales can expect to live approximately six years less (life expectancy 79 years) than those in the least deprived areas (85). For men, there was a seven-year gap between the most and least deprived areas (74 v 81 years). Conti...
Tags: Health, Wales, Society, UK News, Poverty, Life Expectancy, Inequality


Covid ‘vaccine hesitancy’ in England and Wales is being overcome, study finds

More than 80% of people who were reluctant to accept a jab in December have changed their mindCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore than four in five people who said last December they were either uncertain about or intended to refuse a Covid-19 vaccine had changed their mind by February and had accepted a jab or planned to, an analysis has found.Researchers tracked responses of 14,713 adults in England and Wales over the two months, finding that the change was consist...
Tags: Health, England, Wales, Society, UK News, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, COVID


Nicola Sturgeon awaits publication of report into handling of Alex Salmond allegations – UK politics live

Latest updates: findings of James Hamilton QC due on Monday afternoon, as Scottish Conservatives plan no-confidence vote on TuesdayGlobal coronavirus updates – live 4.24pm GMT Half of all eligible adults in Wales have now had a first dose of vaccine, the Welsh government has announced.Over half of all eligible adults in Wales have now had their first dose 1,273,186 people in Wales have now had their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.346,058 people are now fully vaccinated.Latest @Public...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, Wales, Scotland, European Union, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Nicola Sturgeon, Health policy, Alex Salmond, Scottish politics, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation


Prince Harry writes foreword to book for children who have lost parents to Covid

Duke writes about his mother’s death in book for bereaved children as part of National Day of ReflectionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Duke of Sussex has reflected on the pain of his mother’s death in a foreword to a book for children of health workers who have died in the coronavirus pandemic.Prince Harry wrote that the death of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997 when he was 12 had left “a huge hole inside of me” but that it was eventually filled with “love and su...
Tags: Health, Books, Children, Wales, Life and style, Society, UK News, Culture, Death and dying, Diana, Princess of Wales, Prince Harry, Harry, Bereavement, Duke, Diana Princess


Brigadier Furdoon “Duck” Mehta: Obituary

Brigadier Furdoon “Duck” Mehta, the Royal Indian Artillery officer who survived a bullet passing through his cap and later became military attache in Washington, has passed away on his 101st birthday on March3. Cut to March 1944: flying a single-seater Auster over the Bm1nese jungle while direct­ing artillery fire, Captain “Duck” Mehta always had to dodge the flak and the bullets. Having taken off before dawn one morning to locate Japanese gm1 positions in the Shan Hills, and seeing nothing, he ...
Tags: UK, England, London, Wales, Washington, Life, India, Britain, Military, Pakistan, British Army, The Times, Army, Burma, Cornwall, Raf


Johnson plans to use defence overhaul to strengthen UK union

Major strategic review will increase defence manufacturing and create jobs in all four nationsBoris Johnson’s long-awaited overhaul of Britain’s defence strategy will be published on Monday, when the prime minister will sell it domestically as a boost to the economy and the union between the UK’s four nations. The Integrated Review, commissioned over a year ago, will promise to “strengthening the UK’s core industrial base” and outline plans to expand manufacturing and create jobs outside London....
Tags: Politics, UK, Technology, London, Wales, Scotland, UK News, World news, Britain, Military, Asia Pacific, Foreign Policy, Defence policy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Johnson


Coronavirus live news: UK records a further 121 Covid deaths and 5,534 cases; Germany warns cases could hit Christmas peak by April

Wales begins first stage of lockdown easing; Australia records first local Covid case in more than two weeks; Poland reports rise in daily casesJordan health minister steps down after hospital oxygen failure deathsDay of reflection to be held a year after UK’s Covid lockdown beganTake things slowly as lockdown ends to avoid ‘re-entry’ syndromeSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.24pm GMT Football fans were offered a Covid-19 vaccine at the Russian Premier League match between Zenit and Akhmat ...
Tags: Health, UK, Wales, Australia, Germany, Society, UK News, World news, Philippines, NHS, Poland, Vaccines and immunisation, St Petersburg, Reuters, Stephen Webb, Zenit


Coronavirus live news: UK records a further 121 Covid deaths and 5,534 cases; three health workers who received Oxford vaccine treated in hospital for blood clots

Wales begins first stage of lockdown easing; Australia records first local Covid case in more than two weeks; Poland reports rise in daily casesJordan health minister steps down after hospital oxygen failure deathsDay of reflection to be held a year after UK’s Covid lockdown beganTake things slowly as lockdown ends to avoid ‘re-entry’ syndromeSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.29pm GMT There have been a further 5,534 lab-confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK, according to government data – c...
Tags: Health, UK, Wales, Australia, Society, UK News, World news, Philippines, Oxford, Poland, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: More than 21m vaccine doses given in England; Germany warns Covid infections could reach Christmas peak by mid-April

Wales begins first stage of lockdown easing; Australia records first local Covid case in more than two weeks; Poland reports rise in daily casesJordan health minister steps down after hospital oxygen failure deathsDay of reflection to be held a year after UK’s Covid lockdown beganTake things slowly as lockdown ends to avoid ‘re-entry’ syndromeSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.19pm GMT Three health workers in Norway who recently received the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19 are be...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Wales, Australia, Germany, Society, UK News, World news, Philippines, NHS, Poland, Vaccines and immunisation, Norway, Reuters, Denmark Iceland


Coronavirus live news: UK businesses sign up for rapid testing scheme; India to review Oxford vaccine side-effects

Wales begins first stage of lockdown easing; Australia records first local Covid case in more than two weeks; Poland reports rise in daily casesDay of reflection to be held a year after UK’s Covid lockdown beganTake things slowly as lockdown ends to avoid ‘re-entry’ syndromeSee all our coronavirus coverage 10.23am GMT There were 12,674 new coronavirus infections detected in Germany in the 24-hour period to Saturday morning, according to the Robert Koch Institute - 3,117 more than in the same...
Tags: Health, UK, Wales, Australia, Germany, India, Society, UK News, World news, Philippines, Oxford, Poland, Vaccines and immunisation, Deutsche Welle, Robert Koch Institute, Coronavirus


MoD names Welsh Guards sergeant who died in live-fire exercise

Gavin Hillier died after being injured at Castlemartin Range in Pembrokeshire on Thursday eveningThe Ministry of Defence has named a soldier in the Welsh Guards who died after being injured in a live firing exercise as Sgt Gavin Hillier.A spokesperson for the MoD said: “It is with great sadness we can confirm Sergeant Gavin Hillier from the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards died on March 4, 2021. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this tragic time. Continue reading...
Tags: Wales, UK News, Military, Ministry Of Defence, British Army, Pembrokeshire, Welsh Guards, Castlemartin Range, Gavin Hillier, 1st Battalion Welsh Guards


Soldier dies after being injured in live-fire training exercise in Wales

Welsh Guards sergeant fatally wounded at Castlemartin training area in PembrokeshireA sergeant in the Welsh Guards has died after being injured in a live firing exercise in south-west Wales.It is understood the incident, first reported by the Sun newspaper, occurred at the Castlemartin training area in Pembrokeshire. Continue reading...
Tags: Wales, UK News, Military, south west Wales, Castlemartin, Welsh Guards, Pembrokeshire Continue, PembrokeshireA


'There’s a lot of nasty stuff': the people living with long Covid

Sufferers say they have had little specialist help despite NHS England setting up dedicated clinics NHS may face a million long Covid patients after pandemicCoronavirus – latest updates“It’s not that I feel I have been abandoned, I think that is perfectly obvious,” says Rachel Pope. “If you speak to any long Covid patient, they have been abandoned.”Until exactly a year ago – 5 March 2020 – Pope was “an incredibly fit woman”. A senior lecturer in European prehistory at the University of Liverpool...
Tags: Health, England, Wales, Scotland, Society, UK News, Public services policy, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Northern Ireland, Health policy, Pope, University Of Liverpool, Coronavirus, Rachel Pope


One in five UK schools has set up a food bank in Covid crisis, survey suggests

Exclusive: third of teachers say schools have become key providers of support services for families in povertyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOne in five UK schools have set up a food bank since the start of the coronavirus pandemic to support struggling local families, according to a survey that highlights how deeply the Covid crisis has hit living standards for many, especially in deprived areas.A fifth of teachers said their school had launched a food bank, over a ...
Tags: UK, Education, Wales, Society, UK News, Poverty, Social exclusion, Food Banks, Schools, Coronavirus


Rise in food banks in UK schools highlights depth of Covid crisis – survey

Exclusive: third of teachers say schools have become key providers of support services for families in povertyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOne in five UK schools has set up a food bank since the start of the coronavirus pandemic to support struggling local families, according to a survey highlights how deeply the Covid crisis has hit living standards for many, especially in deprived areas.A fifth of teachers said their school had launched a food bank, over a third ...
Tags: UK, Education, Wales, Society, UK News, Poverty, Social exclusion, Food Banks, Schools, Coronavirus


Hywel Francis obituary

Former MP for Aberavon who promoted the rights of carers and organisations that would help south Wales to remember its pastHywel Francis, who has died aged 74 from cancer, served as Labour MP for Aberavon, south Wales, from 2001 until he stood down in 2015. He chaired the Welsh affairs committee and human rights joint committee, and his particular achievement was the Carers Equal Opportunities Act (2004). This he brought in as a private member’s bill, with Lord (Jack) Ashley of Stoke sponsoring ...
Tags: Wales, Society, UK News, Mining, Labour, Higher Education, Swansea, Carers, Politics past, Francis, Social history, Sam, Swansea University, Mair, Hywel, Hywel Francis


Welsh watchdog criticises lack of action since home-school scurvy death

Children’s commissioner says moves to better regulate home education have been slow and ineffectiveThe Welsh government is failing in its legal duty to protect the rights of home-educated children a decade after a boy who was being taught by his parents slipped under the radar of education and health officials and died of scurvy, an official report has concluded.Eight-year-old Dylan Seabridge lived in a secluded rural community in Pembrokeshire, south-west Wales, where he had not been seen by an...
Tags: Education, Children, Wales, Society, UK News, Child protection, Home Schooling, Dylan Seabridge, Pembrokeshire south west Wales


Streets in north Wales cannot be named after public figures, council rules

Councillors say some names do not stand test of time and new streets should have Welsh-only namesStreets in a north Wales county can no longer be named after public figures, celebrities or other individuals in case they later become controversial, councillors have ruled.The decision will also ease the burden on council officers in Denbighshire who say they are often asked by relatives of fallen military personnel to name a street in honour of their lost loved ones. Continue reading...
Tags: Wales, Society, UK News, Local Government, Denbighshire


Calls to review five-year jail term for man who strangled wife in Wales

Labour MPs urge attorney general to refer case of Anthony Williams, 70, to appeal court as unduly lenientThe attorney general is under increasing pressure from MPs and campaigners to ask the court of appeal to reconsider the sentence of a man who strangled his wife days into the first coronavirus lockdown.Anthony Williams, 70, was sentenced to five years in jail at Swansea crown court on Monday after he was found not guilty of murder but admitted manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibili...
Tags: Crime, Law, Wales, UK News, Williams, Swansea, Court of appeal, Harriet Harman, Jess Phillips, Paul Thomas, Anthony Williams, Suella Braverman


Victoria Law Reform Commission Consultation on Jurors Who Are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Blind or Have Low Vision

The Victoria Law Reform Commission is conducting a public consultation on more inclusive juries. The state of Victoria is in south-eastern Australia and its capital is Melbourne. The Commission wants to find out what reforms are needed to improve access for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or have low vision who wish to serve as jurors in the state of Victoria. It issued a consultation paper in December 2020 and will be gathering input until the end of February. From the terms of refe...
Tags: England, Law, Wales, Australia, Canada, New Brunswick, United States, Commission, New South Wales, New Zealand, Victoria, Melbourne, Manitoba, Vic, New Zealand England, Legal Information: Libraries & Research


Man who killed wife 'in act of great violence' jailed for five years

Ruth Williams from south Wales was strangled by husband Anthony, who admitted manslaughterA pensioner who strangled his wife days into the first coronavirus lockdown has been sentenced to five years in jail by a judge who accepted a claim that his mental state was severely affected by the restrictions.Anthony Williams, 70, who was on Monday found not guilty of murder, appeared for sentencing at Swansea crown court after admitting manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility. The judge, Pa...
Tags: Crime, Law, Wales, Police, UK News, Domestic Violence, Williams, Swansea, South Wales, Anthony, Paul Thomas, Anthony Williams, Ruth Williams


Losing our marbles over Stonehenge | Brief letters

Judiciary | Queen’s leases | Travel plans | Ancient showroom | StonehengeDonald Trump’s acquittal in the US Senate (Report, 14 February) surely provides the best possible evidence for never allowing politicians to get involved in judicial decision-making. Their priorities lie in other directions. Les Baker Fordingbridge, Hampshire• The Queen gets £220m a year for seabed lease options for windfarms (Queen’s property chief delays sale of Scottish seabed windfarm plots, 12 February). Really? Perhap...
Tags: | Travel, Energy, Law, Wales, Climate Change, Scotland, Environment, Renewable Energy, Energy industry, US politics, Heritage, Wind Power, Queen, Monarchy, Judiciary, US Senate


ONS gears up for once-in-a-decade challenge with 2021 census

Outreach work and threat of fines deployed to encourage people in England and Wales to take part Amid endless flyers from food delivery companies dropping through the letterbox, households in England and Wales will soon receive a postcard from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) giving notice of the 2021 census.It will be followed by a letter advising that every household must complete a detailed questionnaire about themselves and their co-residents on 21 March. The letter will contain a u...
Tags: England, Wales, Communities, Society, UK News, Office For National Statistics, Ons, Census, Office for National Statistics ONS



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