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USVI Governor Albert A. Bryan Jr announces re-election bid
With an estimated 600 people or more gathered at the Bryan-Roach campaign headquarters on St. Croix filled with enthusiasm, Governor Albert A. Bryan and Lieutenant Governor Tregenza A. Roach announced their bid for reelection Tuesday nig...
Covid caution urged as Scots gather for Easter
A leading public health expert has urged people to keep following Covid-19 advice over the busy Easter weekend.
Big news: Dignity and Honesty found in the UK government! Justice minister resigns over No. 10 Partygate revelations
A British Minister, in a very rare moment of integrity, against the charlatanry and criminality that characterises the Boris & Sunak government: David Wolfson says the behaviour of Boris Johnson and others in Downing Street is ‘inconsist...
Commonwealth rift in Caribbean as re-election of Lady Scotland challenged
Jamaican minister’s entry to race for secretary general called ‘monumental error’ by Antigua
UK officials investigate 74 child hepatitis cases
Health officials are investigating 74 cases of hepatitis - or liver inflammation - in children across the UK since the start of this year. One potential cause could be adenoviruses, but health experts are also looking at links to Covid-19.
Australian prime minister calls May 21 election
Australia’s prime minister has called for a May 21 election that will be fought on issues including Chinese economic coercion, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic.
What IS going on with the Met's farcical Partygate probe?
It is now more than three weeks since Boris Johnson received a questionnaire from the Metropolitan Police about his attendance at some of the events. No fines have been dished out and forms are still being sent weeks after PM got his que...
Scottish Labour leader pledges nearly £1bn to provide free care for older people
Anas Sarwar believes totally integrating social and health care is essential to NHS reform
‘Time for the truth’: MPs call on Boris Johnson to publish ‘partygate’ report
Cabinet Office officials wrangle over final version of Sue Gray’s findings on alleged Covid rule-breaking parties
Scotland's work from home guidance to be relaxed next week
Guidance urging people to work from home wherever possible in Scotland is to be relaxed in favour of a "hybrid" system of office and remote working.
Scottish nationalists see chances and pitfalls in Johnson’s woes
Pro-independence activists torn over possibility that crisis-hit British prime minister may be forced to resign.
Covid in Scotland: Restrictions impact 'worth it', says Sturgeon
The impact of Scotland's Covid restrictions on business and hospitality have been "worth it", First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said.
Scotland to lift most remaining Covid restrictions
Scotland's Covid-19 restrictions are to be eased, with nightclubs reopening, large indoor events resuming and social distancing rules dropped.
Scotland's charity sector hit by dramatic hike in energy costs
A community trust in Glasgow is having to choose between paying energy bills and paying staff, its manager said.
From Pandemic to Endemic: The Omicron Shift in Europe to learn to live with the virus just as any other virus
A number of governments have changed their approaches to the coronavirus, to one that is more like how we treat the flu. Public health experts say it’s too soon to make that call.
Fans to return to Scottish stadiums next week
Restrictions on large outdoor events in Scotland, including football matches and concerts, are to be lifted from next Monday
Scotland to begin easing Omicron restrictions - Sturgeon
Scotland will start lifting coronavirus measures that were introduced late last year, starting with the removal of limits on crowds at large outdoor events like soccer and rugby matches, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Tu...
You Know What Would Help Exhausted Doctors and Nurses? More Money!
As health care workers prepare to enter the third year of the pandemic, we are experiencing disillusionment and burnout on an extraordinary scale. Many of us have confronted more death and sickness than ever before in our careers.
The time has come to get on with our lives
If anyone had any doubts about the wisdom of tempting fate then they probably haven’t considered the case of Betty White and People magazine.
England's chief medical officer Chris Whitty: Most Covid-stricken anti-vaxxers in intensive care are NOT conspiracy theorists
Most Covid-stricken anti-vaxxers in intensive care are NOT conspiracy theorists with 'weird views' but ordinary people who have fallen for 'deliberate online misinformation', says Sir Chris Whitty
What Is the Point of Boris Johnson?
Two years after his historic general-election win, the most radical British prime minister since Margaret Thatcher is scandal-plagued, unpopular, and adrift.
New year honours feature Covid experts with Chris Whitty knighted
Leading figures of science and medicine during the coronavirus pandemic have been feted in the Queen’s new year honours list, including the chief medical officer for England, Prof Chris Whitty, who is to receive a knighthood for his role...
Covid in Scotland: ScotRail absences causing 'significant disruption'
Scotland's rail network is facing "significant disruption" as more than 300 ScotRail staff are currently isolating due to Covid.
Covid in Scotland: Boxing Day cases highest on record
Scottish Covid cases hit record numbers over the Christmas weekend.
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