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February 21, 2020
Omicron 'sub-lineage' is variant under investigation but case numbers low, UKHSA says

Omicron 'sub-lineage' is variant under investigation but case numbers low, UKHSA says

The UK Health Security Agency has designated the Omicron variant sub-lineage, known as BA.2, as a variant under investigation - but current case rates are very low.

What new Omicron sub-lineage might mean for the UK - and its exit from latest COVID wave

What new Omicron sub-lineage might mean for the UK - and its exit from latest COVID wave

Could the timing be any worse? A new "sub-lineage" of Omicron coming along just as the government abandons all COVID restrictions.

Babes in the Wood killer Russell Bishop dies aged 55

Babes in the Wood killer Russell Bishop dies aged 55

Babes in the Wood killer Russell Bishop has died at the age of 55, the Ministry of Justice has said.

Three men arrested after 73-year-old killed in Lancashire bridge collapse

Three men arrested after 73-year-old killed in Lancashire bridge collapse

Three people have been arrested after a man died when a bridge collapsed during a shooting trip on a farm.

Whip threatened to pull funding for link road around Bath for rebelling on Brexit, ex- MP claims

Whip threatened to pull funding for link road around Bath for rebelling on Brexit, ex- MP claims

A former Conservative MP said a government whip threatened to pull funding for a major link road around Bath if he rebelled against a Brexit vote.

British doctor killed by stray bullet to the head as he lay in bed in US

British doctor killed by stray bullet to the head as he lay in bed in US

A British doctor has been killed by a stray bullet to the head while lying in bed during a trip to the US state of Georgia.

'It gets easier': Prince William comforts grieving 11-year-old boy who lost his mother last year

'It gets easier': Prince William comforts grieving 11-year-old boy who lost his mother last year

Prince William has comforted a schoolboy who is grieving the loss of his mother, putting a hand on his shoulder and telling him "it gets easier".

'We should get back to work,' urges Kwasi Kwarteng after Plan B rules scrapped

'We should get back to work,' urges Kwasi Kwarteng after Plan B rules scrapped

People should "get back to work" after Plan B rules were eased, the business secretary has said.

Plotters against PM consider releasing recording of 'heated' exchange with chief whip after intimidation claims

Plotters against PM consider releasing recording of 'heated' exchange with chief whip after intimidation claims

Rebel Tory MPs, known as the "pork pie plotters", are considering publishing a secretly recorded "heated" exchange with the government chief whip, according to reports.

Hospital patients to be moved to hotel to free up beds amid 'enormous pressure' on NHS

Hospital patients to be moved to hotel to free up beds amid 'enormous pressure' on NHS

Hospital patients in Norfolk will be moved to a hotel to free up bed space as the NHS faces extreme pressure.