Prospective NHS chairman used private healthcare in 2021, MPs hear

The Government’s preferred candidate for chairman of NHS England has told MPs he used private healthcare last year for treatment.

French parliament ratifies Macron’s new COVID-19 measures

The French parliament ratified the government's latest COVID-19 measures, including a vaccine pass strongly opposed by anti-vaccine protestors. Lawmakers...

What could replace the BBC licence fee?

Nadine Dorries’ announcement of major changes to the BBC’s funding model is just the latest attack on the broadcaster by Conservative ministers...

Hospitals told to consider legal action against patients refusing to leave beds

NHS England has called on healthcare officials to consider taking legal action against patients who refuse to give up their hospital beds...

WHO mulls extending public health emergency amid COVID-19 pandemic

The World Health Organization (WHO) will consider whether to extend the global public health emergency on Thursday with the help of an...

Water firm cuts sick pay for non-jabbed staff

A water company has cut sick pay for unvaccinated members of staff who are forced to self-isolate due to coronavirus.

Treasury ‘faces £5bn fuel duty loss due to electric car growth’

Chancellor Rishi Sunak could lose almost a third of the revenue raised by car-related fuel duty within eight years because of the...

Children Nurseries in England hit by staff absences after soaring Covid cases

Nurseries in England have been forced to reduce their opening hours and even close entirely because of staff shortages after Covid-19 cases...

Boris Johnson rejects looser immigration rules in return for India trade deal

Boris Johnson has ruled out relaxing immigration rules to tempt India to sign a trade deal, after a Tory MP protested at being held “to ransom”.

Chinese spy spoof draws rare response from MI6 chief

(AFP) - Britain's spy chief on Thursday thanked China's state news agency for "free publicity" after it posted a spoof of James...

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UN Security Council unanimously extends Cyprus peacekeeping mission

UN force has been on divided island since 1964 with its mandate extended every 6 months. The UN Security...

New Sky Sabre air defence missile system unveiled by Army

The Army has unveiled a new air defence missile system “capable of responding to 21st century threats” such as the crisis developing...

England moves to plan A and lifts all Covid restrictions

England has today returned to its plan A Covid measures, with rules on mandatory face coverings now lifted. Plan B measures were initially...