Tatler reveals how Carrie Symonds and Boris Johnson grew close after she ‘offered him coaching’

Carrie Symonds is the cover star of this month’s Tatler, with an in-depth feature written by the journalist Anne McElvoy.  The article contains a raft of revelations about Boris Johnson‘s 32-year-old fiancee, who it calls ‘one of the most influential women in Britain’.  Insiders describe No10 as like a Tudor court, with Ms Symonds exerting … Read more

Downing Street blames Covid pandemic for stalled efforts to transform social care

Downing Street blamed the coronavirus pandemic for a lack of progress on reforming social care today – more than 18 months after Boris Johnson said he already had a ‘clear plan’ ready to solve the problem.  The Prime Minister and Chancellor Roshi Sunak were facing criticism today after help for the care sector was missing … Read more

Covid cases continue to drop in England but speed of decline has SLOWED

Covid cases are continuing to drop in England — but the speed of decline has slowed, another set of official data revealed today. NHS Test and Trace data showed 68,738 people tested positive for Covid in England between February 18 and 24, an 18.7 per cent decrease compared to the previous week. But the fall … Read more

Boris Johnson’s brother Jo wins planning battle over north London home

The Prime Minister’s brother has won a planning row over his £3million five-bedroom north London townhouse.  Lord Jo Johnson, who was controversially ennobled by his big brother in July, had argued that a plans for a ground floor studio flat with a roof terrace overlooking his Primrose Hill home would invade his privacy.  A planning application … Read more

Matt Hancock urges England to stay vigilant after study claims the decline in Covid cases has SLOWED

The Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the ‘hard-won’ progress of the last two months could be at risk Matt Hancock has urged England to stay vigilant after a major surveillance study claimed the rate of decline in coronavirus cases has slowed, and infections could even be rising in London and the South East.  The Health … Read more

Coronavirus: REACT mass-testing survey finds 1 in 200 people infected in England

Boris Johnson is likely to face more pressure to end lockdown early after another infection survey showed Covid cases are continuing to tumble. Rates have fallen by more than two thirds in England since the middle of January and more than halved in every age group, the study shows. Researchers from Imperial College London say … Read more

Nurse says she feels ‘let down’ by Chancellor’s lack of support for NHS 

What Rishi Sunak’s budget DIDN’T say: No help for hospitals, social care or schools as nurse says she feels ‘let down’ by Chancellor’s lack of support for NHS Rebecca Sinnarajah said she felt ‘let down’ by Chancellor’s lack of NHS support The 22-year-old currently works as a children’s nurse at a hospital in London She used platform … Read more

Budget 2021: Charities slam Rishi Sunak for lack of help for hospitals and care homes

Rishi Sunak faced fury from charities, MPs and care groups today after failing to provide any extra help for hospitals, care homes or medical research. Care home bosses accused the Chancellor of ‘betraying’ elderly residents, claiming he had once again ignored the cash-strapped sector which has been ravaged by Covid.  Boris Johnson originally promised to … Read more

Medical fury over Budget: Charities slam Rishi Sunak for lack of help for hospitals, care homes

Rishi Sunak faced fury from charities, MPs and care groups today after failing to provide any extra help for hospitals, care homes or medical research. Care home bosses accused the Chancellor of ‘betraying’ elderly residents, claiming he had once again ignored the cash-strapped sector which has been ravaged by Covid.  Boris Johnson originally promised to … Read more

England will NOT stage Euro 2020 but could host EXTRA games if Europe is hit by travel bans

England’s successful track record of hosting international matches and the advanced vaccination programme makes London a top pick for hosting more Euro 2020 games, if other host cities are closed by coronavirus travel restrictions. But the tournament will not move to England wholesale, Sportsmail understands, despite Prime Minister Boris Johnson‘s offer to open the country … Read more