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UK reports 89,176 new cases and 277 deaths – as it happened
UK cases and deaths fall day-on-day; Hong Kong government to compensate pet shops affected by culling of hamsters for Covid reasons

Tom Ambrose (now); Georgina Quach, Martin Belam and Samantha Lock (earlier)

28, Jan, 2022 @11:19 PM

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‘Broke our hearts’: autistic boy inspires relaunch of popular game
Jack, 8, became enamoured with Joe Danger but Apple iOS updates left mobile game defunct, prompting his father to seek developer’s help

Samantha Lock

28, Jan, 2022 @4:33 AM

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Boosters increase protection against death from Omicron in over-50s to 95% – UKHSA; UK records 338 deaths – as it happened
Protection against death increases to around 95% two weeks after receiving a booster dose, UK health agency says; UK reports another 96,871 Covid cases

Samantha Lock (now); Tom Ambrose , Lucy Campbell and Martin Belam (earlier)

28, Jan, 2022 @12:42 AM

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Tennessee school board bans Pulitzer prize-winning Holocaust novel, Maus
Author Art Spiegelman says decision by McMinn county, which cited inappropriate ‘curse words’ and nudity, is ‘demented’

Samantha Lock

27, Jan, 2022 @4:28 AM

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UK reports 346 daily deaths; Denmark aims to end all restrictions – as it happened
UK also records over 102,000 daily cases; Danish plan would mean most far-reaching easing among Nordic countries

Samantha Lock (now); Tom Ambrose , Lucy Campbell and Martin Belam (earlier)

27, Jan, 2022 @12:46 AM

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Out-of-control SpaceX rocket on collision course with moon
Falcon 9 booster, launched from Florida in 2015 to deploy Deep Space Climate Observatory, has followed ‘chaotic’ orbit since

Samantha Lock

26, Jan, 2022 @4:11 AM

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‘Number’s up, PM’: what the papers say as Gray report looms
The front pages are dominated by the news of twin threats to Boris Johnson after an official report into Downing Street parties triggered a criminal inquiry

Samantha Lock

26, Jan, 2022 @2:50 AM

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Pfizer launches Omicron vaccine trial; UK reports highest daily deaths since February – as it happened
Company hopes vaccine will be ready for approval by March; UK reports 439 deaths and more than nearly 95,000 cases

Samantha Lock (now); Georgina Quach and Martin Belam (earlier)

26, Jan, 2022 @1:03 AM

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Testing for fully vaccinated travellers to UK to be scrapped; new vaccine pass rules in France – as it happened
UK transport secretary says testing rules for travellers into country will change from 4am on 11 February; new France rules come into force

Samantha Lock (now); Rachel Hall, Lucy Campbell, Martin Belam and Helen Livingstone (earlier)

24, Jan, 2022 @11:54 PM

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Covid live: Ireland to lift almost all curbs from 6am on Saturday; France reports 400,851 new cases — as it happened
Ireland’s premier Micheál Martin says ‘we have weathered the Omicron storm’; France reports 400,851 daily cases and 233 Covid-linked hospital deaths

Tom Ambrose (now); Sarah Marsh, Georgina Quach, Martin Belam and Samantha Lock (earlier)

21, Jan, 2022 @11:30 PM

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France to ease restrictions; Austrian parliament approves mandatory vaccination – as it happened
French PM says from February work from home guidance will be changed and nightclubs reopen; Austria will have Europe’s first universal jabs mandate

Samantha Lock (now); Tom Ambrose, Damien Gayle and Martin Belam (earlier)

21, Jan, 2022 @12:31 AM

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Czech Republic scraps mandatory jabs as daily cases hit new high; record cases in Bulgaria – as it happened
Czech government scraps decree to avoid ‘deepening fissures’ in country; Bulgaria reports highest daily tally of pandemic with 11,181 infections

Samantha Lock (now); Jem Bartholomew, Lucy Campbelland Martin Belam (earlier)

20, Jan, 2022 @1:13 AM

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