‘We’re not there yet’: British health minister dashes hopes AstraZeneca vaccine could be ready before Christmas

The British minister of health has rebuffed claims that a UK vaccine could be widely distributed in 2020, adding that his “central expectation” is for roll-out in the first half of 2021. … Read More >‘We’re not there yet’: British health minister dashes hopes AstraZeneca vaccine could be ready before Christmas

UK ARMED FORCES seize control of oil tanker & detain 7 people after reported ‘hijacking attempt’ by stowaways

A British Special Forces unit has boarded a Greek-operated oil tanker off the coast of the Isle of Wight in the English Channel, after reports of an attempted hijacking by a group of stowaways. Seven people have been detained. … Read More >UK ARMED FORCES seize control of oil tanker & detain 7 people after reported ‘hijacking attempt’ by stowaways

UK govt investigates after pupils raise questions about balding asylum-seeker who claims to be 15 but ‘LOOKS ABOUT 40’ – report

The British Home Office has reportedly launched an investigation after students in Coventry raised questions about whether their new classmate – an asylum-seeker who is balding and looks about 40 – is really 15 as claimed. … Read More >UK govt investigates after pupils raise questions about balding asylum-seeker who claims to be 15 but ‘LOOKS ABOUT 40’ – report

Health system ‘won’t be able to cope’ if current growth of Covid-19 infections continues, top UK epidemiologist warns

Britain’s leading epidemiologist, Neil Ferguson, has warned that “in a month’s time,” the country may be hit much harder by the pandemic than during its peak level in March, unless the surge in infections is stopped. … Read More >Health system ‘won’t be able to cope’ if current growth of Covid-19 infections continues, top UK epidemiologist warns

Extinction Rebellion activists block entrance to oil refinery in Scotland accused of ‘ecocide’ (PHOTOS)

Protesters belonging to the climate change activism group Extinction Rebellion have attempted to blockade access to an oil refinery in Grangemouth, Scotland, claiming that the plant’s operator is the country’s biggest polluter. … Read More >Extinction Rebellion activists block entrance to oil refinery in Scotland accused of ‘ecocide’ (PHOTOS)

Cracking down on poor people’? UK govt reportedly wants to deter Universal Credit fraud by snooping on claimants’ bank accounts

The UK government reportedly plans to monitor bank account data in order to ensure that people receiving unemployment benefits aren’t cheating the system, sparking furor as the country suffers from record unemployment. … Read More >Cracking down on poor people’? UK govt reportedly wants to deter Universal Credit fraud by snooping on claimants’ bank accounts

UK being challenged by competitors ‘in the grey zone between war and peace,’ defence secretary claims

The British defence secretary has stressed the importance of stepping up the UK’s protective capabilities amidst constantly evolving rivalries, adding that China is intent on building the world’s largest naval fleet. … Read More >UK being challenged by competitors ‘in the grey zone between war and peace,’ defence secretary claims

More people die at home from cancer, heart disease & dementia in UK since start of Covid-19 pandemic

Cancer and other leading causes of death have claimed a higher number of UK lives in private homes this year, new data shows. Hospital admissions for non-coronavirus conditions significantly decreased during the pandemic. … Read More >More people die at home from cancer, heart disease & dementia in UK since start of Covid-19 pandemic