January 15, 2021

WhatsApp delays launch of business feature after privacy backlash

WhatsApp is delaying the rollout of new business features following a user backlash over the company's data sharing practices.
January 15, 2021

Barclays weigh £3bn float of online retailer Very Group

The proprietors of The Daily Telegraph have begun exploring plans for a £3bn-plus flotation of Very Group, their booming online retail operation.
January 15, 2021

Chris Whitty on whether Covid crisis will improve by the spring

He spoke about the issue at the Downing Street press conference
January 15, 2021

PM announces when Government will consider lifting lockdown restrictions

Boris Johnson said the aim is to reach this point by mid-February
January 15, 2021

Covid-19 variants will be able to ‘get past’ vaccines

Sir Patrick Vallance said the peak of people entering hospital will be in the next week to 10 days for most places
January 15, 2021

NHS under ‘extraordinary pressure’ as hospital admissions soar

The Prime Minister said “this is not the time for the slightest relaxation of our national resolve”
January 15, 2021

All travel corridors in UK nations will be suspended from 4am on Monday

The suspension has been put in place to protect against another unidentified Covid strain
January 15, 2021

Boris Johnson announces closure of all travel corridors into UK

Anyone arriving in the UK will have to quarantine for 10 days
January 15, 2021

Pfizer announces it is scaling back vaccine delivery across Europe

The pharmaceutical giant is upscaling capacity to two billion doses per year at its plant in Puurs, Belgium
January 15, 2021

Brazilian variant of Covid ‘should not affect vaccines’

Scientists are currently investigating the new concerning strain, which has been detected in travellers to Japan
January 15, 2021

Carillion: move to disqualify directors signals UK authorities getting tougher on ‘corporate wrongdoing’

Eight former directors of the collapsed super-contractor face being banned for up to 15 years if they are found to be unfit to run a company.
January 15, 2021

Man charged after tricking woman into paying £160 for fake vaccine

David Chambers, 33, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court to face two counts of fraud