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Ministers won't commit to reopening schools in England after Easter holidays
Stubbornly high Covid infection rate means no end in sight for home schooling for most pupils

Jessica Elgot and Sally Weale

24, Jan, 2021 @7:27 PM

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Grant Shapps faces fury over mass Covid outbreak at DVLA
Minister under fire for ‘shameful’ virus spread as staff told to work on with more than 500 cases at agency in Swansea

Tom Wall

23, Jan, 2021 @11:50 PM

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‘Don’t blame public for overloaded hospitals,’ Covid ICU medics tell NHS staff
Leading doctors have divided opinion among an exhausted workforce by pointing to socioeconomic factors behind coronavirus death toll

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

23, Jan, 2021 @3:58 PM

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Welsh Tory leader quits after drinking during Covid alcohol ban
Paul Davies says he did not break any rules in Senedd, as chief whip Darren Millar also quits

Molly Blackall

23, Jan, 2021 @1:05 PM

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Summer holidays cancelled? UK faces big decision on border
Stricter controls appear likely, with government’s approach in stark contrast to that during first Covid wave

Heather Stewart and Nicola Davis

23, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The Guardian view on the government’s Covid response: fix the failures | Editorial
Editorial: Overwhelmed hospitals and sky-high daily deaths are the price of its mistakes. But ministers can still act to reduce the toll


22, Jan, 2021 @6:30 PM

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Trapped in poverty by a mean Tory mindset | Letters
Letters: The Tories are ideologically unable to tackle poverty, argues Sebastian Kraemer. Plus letters from Alan Slomson, Harriet Hall and Roger Southwell


22, Jan, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Addiction services need more investment | Letter
Letter: Dr Adrian James and Prof Julia Sinclair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists say the government’s current plans will do little to reduce record numbers of drug deaths


22, Jan, 2021 @5:27 PM

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Rishi Sunak has thrived in the pandemic, but his biggest challenges are yet to come | Katy Balls
The chancellor’s enviable popularity with the public is the target of politicians on both sides of the Commons, says the Spectator’s Katy Balls

Katy Balls

22, Jan, 2021 @9:00 AM

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The Guardian view on UK-US relations: rebuilding with Biden | Editorial
Editorial: America and Britain are each emerging from disruptive internal periods. The alliance between them must be rooted in realism about the present, not fantasy about the past


21, Jan, 2021 @6:42 PM

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The Guardian view on the politics of welfare: actions, not just words | Editorial
Editorial: Families face immiseration in a pandemic. They can’t hold on until a March budget. The chancellor needs to act and act now


21, Jan, 2021 @6:39 PM

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UK Covid: Priti Patel announces £800 house party fine; 1,290 further Covid-related deaths reported - as it happened
Latest updates: fine will double for every repeat offence; 37,892 people test positive; Northern Ireland extends lockdown until March

Andrew Sparrow

21, Jan, 2021 @6:16 PM

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