Published 16 February 2021 Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic DJ Jo Whiley has said she is living "a nightmare" after being offered a Covid vaccine before her sister, who has a learning disability and diabetes. Her sister Frances has since tested positive for coronavirus after there was an outbreak in her care home. The BBC Radio 2 presenter said she would give up her vaccine for her sister "in a heartbeat". The vaccines minister said people with a learning disability in residential care were now starting to get the jab. When will it be my turn to be vaccinated? Five things we still don't know about the vaccine rollout How many people have been vaccinated so far? People with diabetes, as well as those with a "severe or profound" learning disability, are in priority group six for the coronavirus vaccine . … [Read more...] about Jo Whiley: ‘I’d give up my Covid vaccine in a heartbeat’
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Published 21 February 2021 Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic DJ Jo Whiley says it has been "the worst week of our lives" as her sister, who has a learning disability and diabetes, is in hospital with Covid. The BBC Radio 2 presenter said Frances, 53, had been offered a vaccine on Saturday but it was "too late" and she was now "fighting for her life". And she urged ministers to "forget the classifications" and protect all those with learning disabilities. The government said it was working hard to vaccinate those most at risk. When will it be my turn to be vaccinated? Five things we still don't know about the vaccine rollout Jo Whiley: 'I'd give up my Covid vaccine in a heartbeat' Whiley said her sister had become very ill since testing positive for coronavirus following an outbreak at her care home in … [Read more...] about Jo Whiley: It’s been the worst week of our lives as Frances struggles with Covid
Can Ukrainians who moved to the UK go on holiday abroad? (Image: GETTY) SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info If you or someone you know is a Ukrainian who has moved to the UK following Russia’s invasion, you can still travel abroad. However, you need to know some important rules before booking your trip. If you arrived in the UK with either Refugee Status or if you have Humanitarian Protection, you cannot travel to your home country. If you do, this could result in your status being withdrawn, Those people with Humanitarian Protection can travel to other countries using their own national passports. Related articles Where in UK is there a large Ukrainian community? More hosts wanted for Homes for Ukraine scheme - ‘Warm … [Read more...] about Can Ukrainians who moved to the UK go on holiday abroad?
Published 19 July 2013 Share close Share page Copy link About sharing The UK economy has seen a £9.9bn boost in trade and investment from hosting the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games, research suggests. A report by the government department which promotes UK businesses put new contracts, sales and foreign investment in the last year down to the Games. But the claims were met with scepticism by some economists and the Federation of Small Businesses. Government estimates put the cost of hosting the Games at £8.9bn. 'Creative accounting' Prime Minister David Cameron said "a lot of deals were done" around the time of the Olympics. The report, for the UK Trade and Investment department (UKTI), said the Olympics resulted in: £2.5bn "additional inward investment", 58% of which was outside London £5.9bn additional sales following Olympic-related promotions by the … [Read more...] about London 2012 Olympics ‘have boosted UK economy by £9.9bn’
Energy bills rise is a 'world crisis' says Knight SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Former CEO of Energy UK Angela Knight urged the Government and energy bosses to “sit down around the table to find out what the options are” to tackle the current cost of living crisis the UK is facing. She stressed there is no point in blaming energy giants or going around looking for someone to blame as providers “want a solution too” as the whole world together is experiencing a “world crisis”. Referring to the announced energy talks between ministers and company executives, she stressed it is essential that both parties are “absolutely clear about what they can do” to ease the current crisis. Related articles Fury as granddad … [Read more...] about Former Energy UK CEO rages at Brits blaming energy bosses ‘It’s a world crisis!’
Published 8 December 2016 comments Comments Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Downing Street has said Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's comments on Saudi Arabia do not represent "the government's position". Footage has emerged from an event last week at which Mr Johnson said UK ally Saudi Arabia was engaging in "proxy wars" in the Middle East. The PM's spokeswoman said these were the foreign secretary's personal views. But former minister Crispin Blunt said No 10 had been "a little too sensitive in responding to his remarks". Laura Kuenssberg: Is Boris in bother? The chairman of the foreign affairs select committee told the BBC: "We have an intellectually brilliant foreign secretary who is thinking about the issues and engaging fully. Boris is making the personal transition to foreign secretary from commentator and the watching media jump on … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson’s Saudi ‘proxy wars’ comment ‘not UK’s view’
Published 4 hours ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Either Rishi Sunak or Liz Truss will become the UK's next prime minister when the final stage of the Conservative Party leadership contest concludes early next month. A vote among the party's membership is deciding the winner, who will be announced on 5 September. The campaign Mr Sunak and Ms Truss are taking part in 12 hustings events around the UK - where they are being questioned about their policies. The events are open to Conservative members and are being streamed on the party's website. Journalists can attend - but can not ask questions. Conservative Party members are picking the winner. The candidate they vote for will automatically become prime minister, as the leader of the party with a majority in the House of Commons. To be able to vote, members must have joined the party on or before … [Read more...] about Tory leadership: How will the new party leader and PM be chosen?
Keir Starmer has broken his 'mandate' says Owen Jones SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The pro-Remain newspaper's front page featured a Chinese-stylised dragon wrapped around a map of Great Britain, the map is in the colours and style of China's flag. The headline reads: "China's increasing chokehold on Britain." Related articles Fury as granddad 'turned away' from bar for being 'too old' Royal Family LIVE: Sussex Squad lauds 'Princess Meghan' - new honour The image did not sit well with left-wing author and Guardian columnist Owen Jones. He took to Twitter to slam the newspaper. He posted the newest edition and said: "This is just plainly gratuitously racist." However, the anti-Brexit … [Read more...] about Remoaner Owen Jones in furious row with ‘plainly gratuitously racist’ New European cover
Kim Jong-un threatens South Korea with nuclear 'annihilation' SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info It comes as the secretive Communist state has declared a “shining victory” in its battle with the virus. Speaking at a meeting of health workers and Scientists in the capital Pyongyang, Kim called for preventive measures against the virus to be eased and described the official death toll of 74 as "unprecedented miracle in the history of the world health community" state media reported on Thursday. Related articles North Korea offers troops to help Russian invasion of Ukraine Kim Jong Un declares 'victory' over COVID-19 The Workers Party leader said "the victory gained by our people is a historic … [Read more...] about Kim Jong Un was ‘seriously ill’ during North Korean Covid crisis, his sister says
Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants New York state to foot his legal bills as he defends himself against a workplace sexual harassment claim — and he's suing the attorney general over it. Cuomo filed the suit against Attorney General Letitia James on Thursday. He's arguing that James violated state law by denying him public assistance for his defense. In April — shortly after James held a news conference where she called Cuomo a "serial sexual harasser" and "sick pathetic man," the suit says — she denied the ex-governor's request for representation. James' position is in violation of laws providing protections for Cuomo when the allegations stem from a time when "he was acting within the scope of his employment or duties," the suit says. The unnamed trooper filed a lawsuit earlier this year asking a federal court to find that Cuomo and others violated her civil rights. The suit seeks damages for "severe mental anguish and emotional distress" Cuomo, the once-powerful … [Read more...] about Andrew Cuomo says New York state should pay his legal bills in sexual harassment case