January 8, 2021

R value has risen to up to 1.4 across the UK

Every 10 people infected will infect between 10 and 14 other people
January 8, 2021

US job numbers fall unexpectedly for the first time in eight months

US employers shed jobs last month for the first time since April, a sign that the economy is struggling under the weight of the coronavirus pandemic.
January 8, 2021

Major incident declared in London as capital at Covid crisis point

"The situation in London is now critical with the spread of the virus out of control."
January 8, 2021

Police have issued 32,329 fines for breaching lockdown rules

The figures do not include those dished out at Christmas
January 8, 2021

‘A shambles’: Ryanair boss criticises plan for mandatory COVID testing of travellers

The chief executive of Ryanair has dismissed the government's plan for mandatory testing of arrivals from overseas as "a shambles".
January 8, 2021

Third vaccine approved for use in UK as Moderna gets green light

The UK has ordered 17million doses of the US vaccine
January 8, 2021

Moonpig plays its cards right with £1bn float

The growing divergence between the fortunes of online and high street retailers will be underlined this month when Moonpig Group, the digital greeting cards group, outlines plans for a £1bn stock market flotation.
January 8, 2021

44 per cent of us mixed with family on Christmas Day, data shows

Almost half said they had already made plans by the time the Government changed the rules
January 8, 2021

People could be stranded abroad by new travel rules, says airport boss

"If you’re caught out in one of those countries ... then you’ll find it quite difficult to get the tests that are needed in order to come back home again"
January 8, 2021

Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine works against UK and South African mutant strains

The virus variants are spreading rapidly across the UK
January 8, 2021

Poundland placing 44 stores into ‘temporary hibernation’

Poundland is to put 44 of its stores into "temporary hibernation", due to a drop in demand under the coronavirus restrictions.
January 8, 2021

Lorries delayed and refused entry at ports as Brexit effects begin to be felt

A "high volume" of lorries are being delayed and refused entry at ports including Dover due to "incorrect paperwork" following Brexit, a shipping company has said.