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Boris Johnson strains to remain upbeat as new Omicron variant forces rapid crackdown
PM ‘confident’ that this Christmas will be better than the last as he announces a wave of fresh measures

Michael Savage and James Tapper

27, Nov, 2021 @7:26 PM

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On the Kent coast, locals fear they will see more deaths as migrants keep crossing
The sight of soaking families arriving from France is ‘traumatic’, says charity worker as calls grow for ministers to find a solution

Alex Mistlin

27, Nov, 2021 @7:13 PM

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Tonga’s drug crisis: Why a tiny Pacific island is struggling with a meth epidemic
Spike in drug use has caused problems across Tongan society, with arrests doubling in two years and children severely affected

Joshua Mcdonald

27, Nov, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Inside Dunkirk’s desperate refugee camps: ‘They take risks because they feel they have no choice’
Among the makeshift tents near the French beaches, we ask what drives people to make the perilous journey in small boats and what could prevent more deaths

Tim Adams

27, Nov, 2021 @6:48 PM

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Boris Johnson tightens rules on travel and mask-wearing over Omicron concerns
Travellers to UK must take PCR tests and masks to be made mandatory in shops and on public transport

Andrew Gregory

27, Nov, 2021 @6:13 PM

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Priti Patel blames ‘evil’ gangs for Channel crossings but the reality is far more complicated
Analysis: The UK government’s own experts say many journeys are actually organised directly by desperate families

Mark Townsend

27, Nov, 2021 @5:02 PM

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UK travel red list to include Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Angola
From 4am on Sunday, UK and Irish residents returning to England must isolate in an approved facility for 10 days

Andrew Gregory

27, Nov, 2021 @4:04 PM

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UK officials still blocking Peter Wright’s ‘embarrassing’ Spycatcher files
A documentary-maker has accused the Cabinet Office of defying the 30-year rule in withholding details of the MI5 exposé

Jon Ungoed-Thomas

27, Nov, 2021 @3:18 PM

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New UK Covid measures to be announced to tackle Omicron spread
Prime minister to set out new rules as health officials race to track down those infected with Covid variant

Andrew Gregory, Health Editor

27, Nov, 2021 @3:14 PM

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Omicron’s full impact will be felt in countries where fewer are vaccinated
Analysis: the new coronavirus variant seems highly transmissible, but the big question is whether it causes severe disease. Either way, poorer nations will be hit hardest

David Cox

27, Nov, 2021 @3:04 PM

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Suspected Omicron Covid cases found in Germany and Czech Republic
Scientists checking for B.1.1.529 variant in two travellers recently returned from southern Africa

Tom Ambrose

27, Nov, 2021 @12:29 PM

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Omicron variant unlikely to reboot Covid in UK, expert says
Prof Sir Andrew Pollard cautiously optimistic that widely vaccinated population will avoid serious disease

Clea Skopeliti

27, Nov, 2021 @10:50 AM

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