The Algarve in green-listed Portugal is the cheapest Eurozone destination for British holidaymakers

The Algarve in Portugal is the cheapest Eurozone destination for British holidaymakers this summer. That’s according to the 2021 Post Office Travel Money Holiday Money report, which also reveals that Portugal – one of the 12 countries on the UK government‘s ‘green list’ for travel and accepting Britons from Monday – has earned the highest rating … Read more

Coronavirus: Over-50s and vulnerable in Indian variant hotspots will get second jabs rushed through

Ministers last night approved plans aimed at slowing the spread of the Indian variant, after cases doubled in a week. Older people living in areas of high infection are to be offered their second dose of the vaccine early to protect them. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has also been asked to … Read more

Covid England: Infections DOUBLE in a week in four Indian variant hotspots

Coronavirus infections have doubled in a week in four Indian variant hotspots, official figures show, amid fears lockdown easing measures could be delayed because of the mutant strain. But Public Health England cautioned there was no need to panic yet because infections nationwide were ‘stable’ and hospitalisations have continued to drop. Dr Yvonne Doyle, PHE’s … Read more

Coronavirus: UK records 2,657 cases and 11 deaths

Britain today announced 2,657 more coronavirus cases and 11 deaths as the country’s outbreak remains flat but creeping upwards.  The case count was on par with last Thursday’s – a 1.7 per cent rise from 2,613 — but the number of positive test results have been rising for over a week, with fears growing about … Read more

STEPHEN GLOVER: After all the lectures, Michel Barnier says he’s seen the light on immigration 

Sacre bleu! The Frenchman who repeatedly criticised the British Government for wanting to take back control of our borders is now blithely proposing that France should do the same thing. Does Michel Barnier register une petite contradiction? Might he even admit to being a teeny weeny bit of a hypocrite? ‘Non’ and ‘absolument non’ are … Read more

Boris Johnson apologises ‘unreservedly’ for 1971 ‘Ballymurphy massacre’

The Prime Minister has ‘apologised unreservedly’ for the events that led to the deaths of 10 innocent civilians in Ballymurphy 50 years ago. Boris Johnson made the apology on behalf of the UK Government during a phone call with Northern Ireland‘s First Minister Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill, the leader of Sinn … Read more

Boris Johnson apologises ‘unreservedly’ for ‘Ballymurphy massacre’

The Prime Minister has ‘apologised unreservedly’ for the events that led to the deaths of 10 innocent civilians in Ballymurphy 50 years ago. Boris Johnson made the apology on behalf of the UK Government during a phone call with Northern Ireland‘s First Minister Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill, the leader of Sinn … Read more

Champions League final goes to Portugal after ministers refused to waive covid quarantine for VIPs

The Champions League final will now be staged in Porto in Portugal after the UK government and UEFA could not reach agreement over quarantine exemptions for more than  2,000 VIPs, staff and media for the match to be played at Wembley. It will be officially ratified by UEFA on Thursday. The all-English final between Manchester … Read more

Coronavirus: Indian variant could spread 60% faster than Kent strain, scientist claims

The Indian Covid variant that is surging in Britain could spread up to 60 per cent faster than the dominant Kent strain, a scientist has claimed. Professor Tom Wenseleers, a biologist and biostatistician at the KU Leuven university in Belgium, said on Twitter he had analysed how the two strains compared and found the Indian … Read more

Boris Johnson mocks Keir Starmer’s bungled reshuffle of Labour front bench in Commons clash

Boris Johnson mocked Sir Keir Starmer over his bungled reshuffle today – as the Labour leader faced another blow with the resignation of a close aide. The PM jibed that Sir Keir was just making Ms Rayner ‘hungrier’ for power after he tried to sack her in the wake of the Super Thursday disaster – … Read more