SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: And he’s off! Matt Hancock is onto a winner with £20,000 gift 

Top hats off to Matt Hancock! The Health Secretary has, I can disclose, just cantered into the winner’s enclosure in his West Suffolk constituency — which includes Newmarket, home of horse racing — by trousering £20,000. The windfall is a gift from multi-millionaire property magnate and racing devotee Bill Gredley. It’s the second time in … Read more

SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: And he’s off! Matt Hancock is onto a winner with £20,000 gift 

Top hats off to Matt Hancock! The Health Secretary has, I can disclose, just cantered into the winner’s enclosure in his West Suffolk constituency — which includes Newmarket, home of horse racing — by trousering £20,000. The windfall is a gift from multi-millionaire property magnate and racing devotee Bill Gredley. It’s the second time in … Read more

Up to 55,000 Covid-positive people never got their test results, official figures show

Almost 55,000 Covid-infected people in England have not received their positive test results since the start of the second wave because they have not filled in all the paperwork or gave incorrect details, official data has revealed. NHS Test and Trace figures showed 54,551 coronavirus-positive patients have not provided any communication details such as email … Read more

Police fury over Covid vaccine roll-out snub: JCVI says jab will be offered to people based on age

Fury erupted today after the Government confirmed police officers and teachers would not be bumped up the Covid vaccine priority list once the NHS has made its way through 32million people in the top nine priority groups. Ministers confirmed they will follow the age-based approach recommended by leading scientists, paving the way for everyone in … Read more

JCVI set to unveil Covid vaccine priority list once over-50s are jabbed

Health chiefs will today unveil who will be in line for Covid vaccines once the over-50s are jabbed. Britons as young as 40 are expected to be invited within weeks, with Government advisers expected to recommend the next phase continues on the basis of age. Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) bosses will reveal … Read more

Labour’s Rosena Allin-Khan tweets about UK PPE shortages using photo of Spanish nurse

Labour shadow minister Rosena Allin-Khan sparks fury with ‘fake tweet’ featuring a picture of a nurse in SPAIN as she attacks Matt Hancock over PPE ‘cronyism’ contracts while NHS medics had to wear bin bags during shortages By David Wilcock, Whitehall Correspondent For Mailonline Published: 17:40 GMT, 25 February 2021 | Updated: 20:36 GMT, 25 … Read more

STEPHEN GLOVER: Why I want a vaccine passport

Are vaccine passports imperative if this country is ever going to return to normality? Or do they represent another unacceptable infringement of our liberties, as well as being deeply impractical? The Government until recently has leant towards the second view. Nadhim Zahawi, the vaccines minister, dismissed vaccine passports earlier this month as ‘discriminatory’. Only 10 … Read more

Gavin Williamson claims Britain’s lagging Covid vaccination drive ISN’T down to lack of jabs

Gavin Williamson has claimed coronavirus supply issues are not to blame for Britain’s roll-out suffering its worst slump in a month.  The Education Secretary insisted today there was ‘no problem’ with deliveries of doses and said ‘there will always be some days’ when uptake dips lower.  Figures show just 150,000 Covid vaccines jabs were dished out … Read more

Pfizer refutes Matt Hancock’s claim of Covid vaccine ‘supply issues

Britain’s lagging vaccine roll-out could derail plans to drastically ease lockdown over the next few months, a leading infectious disease expert warned today. Ministers are in a race against time to vaccinate as many people as possible over the next few weeks before millions of second doses have to be dished out. But Professor Paul … Read more

Covid UK: Matt Hancock claims cases of variants ‘falling sharply’

Matt Hancock today claimed new cases of troublesome Covid variants are falling — just hours before Public Health England figures suggested the opposite.  The Health Secretary said confirmed cases of mutated strains have dropped ‘quite sharply’ and that only a dozen were discovered last week, boasting ‘the measures we are taking at the border are working’. … Read more