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February 21, 2020
UK COVID-19 variant may be more deadly than original virus but vaccines combat it, PM says

UK COVID-19 variant may be more deadly than original virus but vaccines combat it, PM says

The COVID-19 variant that was first identified in the UK may be more deadly than the original virus, the prime minister has warned.

Hancock: South African variant could reduce vaccine efficacy by half

Hancock: South African variant could reduce vaccine efficacy by half

The coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa could reduce the efficacy of vaccines by half, the health secretary has said.

COVID variant found in UK may be more deadly than original virus - here's what we know

COVID variant found in UK may be more deadly than original virus - here's what we know

The new UK variant of COVID-19 - which is up to 70% more transmissible - could be more deadly than the original virus, the prime minister has warned.

Family of teacher who died with COVID-19 say school staff must be 'priority' for vaccine

Family of teacher who died with COVID-19 say school staff must be 'priority' for vaccine

The grieving family of an "inspirational" teacher who died with COVID-19 say all teaching staff should be vaccinated "as a priority" before they return to classrooms.

From guns to press ups: How ex-gang leader changed his life into a force for good

From guns to press ups: How ex-gang leader changed his life into a force for good

As a young boy, Terroll Lewis could remember guns and drugs on the kitchen table.

UK's R number drops sharply to between 0.8 and 1 - suggesting lockdown is working

UK's R number drops sharply to between 0.8 and 1 - suggesting lockdown is working

The coronavirus R number in the UK has fallen sharply since last week, suggesting the lockdown is slowing the spread of coronavirus.

Concerns grow over number of carers turning down COVID vaccine

Concerns grow over number of carers turning down COVID vaccine

The National Care Association has raised concern about the number of carers taking up the COVID-19 vaccine.

Almost 5.4 million people given first vaccine dose as UK reports another 1,401 COVID deaths

Almost 5.4 million people given first vaccine dose as UK reports another 1,401 COVID deaths

More than 5,000,000 people in the UK have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to latest government figures.

Adele reaches divorce settlement with her ex-husband

Adele reaches divorce settlement with her ex-husband

Adele has reached a divorce settlement with her ex-husband Simon Konecki nearly two years after they separated.

People smuggling gang jailed for lorry deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants

People smuggling gang jailed for lorry deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants

The main members of a people smuggling gang have been given long jail sentences after 39 Vietnamese illegal immigrants suffocated in the back of their lorry.