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NHS test and trace ‘failed its main objective’, says spending watchdog
Commons committee says system failed in cutting infection levels despite ‘eye-watering’ £37bn funding

Andrew Gregory Health editor

26, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Covid live: UK records 40,954 new cases; Belgium brings back restrictions weeks after ending curbs
UK also reports 263 further deaths; Belgium reinstates curbs after 75% jump in daily cases in a week

Jane Clinton (now) Miranda Bryant, Martin Belam and Samantha Lock (earlier)

26, Oct, 2021 @10:52 PM

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Pregnant women are being turned away from UK Covid vaccine clinics, experts warn
Members of JCVI say focus on those who have not had any jabs must take precedence over efforts to increase booster uptake

Jessica Elgot and Linda Geddes

26, Oct, 2021 @9:24 PM

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Why pregnant women need clearer messaging on Covid vaccine safety
Analysis: early uncertainty around vaccination advice for expectant mothers has left them confused and hesitant

Sarah Marsh

26, Oct, 2021 @6:35 PM

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Unreasonable force contributed to death of black man restrained in Leicester, jury finds
Off-duty police officer and retired officer among those who held Shane Bryant down after attempted robbery

Diane Taylor

26, Oct, 2021 @6:27 PM

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Masks to be mandatory again in parliament for staff but not MPs
Fresh guidance issued amid concern over rise in Covid cases ahead of budget speech

Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent

26, Oct, 2021 @6:21 PM

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Covid measures ‘plan C’ has been discussed, senior official tells MPs
Chief scientific adviser for Department of Health refers to tougher proposal beyond ‘plan B’ that has ‘not been extensively worked up’

Nicola Davis Science Correspondent

26, Oct, 2021 @5:52 PM

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Booster jabs are no panacea if we can’t access them | Letters
Letters: Readers express their frustrations at trying to book Covid vaccinations after the health secretary urged the public to come forward


26, Oct, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Justin Trudeau names women to top posts in Canada cabinet reshuffle
Mélanie Joly becomes foreign minister and Anita Anand defence minister in gender-balanced cabinet

Staff and agencies

26, Oct, 2021 @4:50 PM

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‘Patients hid under beds’: Sudan doctors refuse to hand injured protesters to soldiers
Medics in Khartoum say military asked for wounded to be handed over and bullets reached hospital gates

Zeinab Mohammed Salih in Khartoum

26, Oct, 2021 @4:39 PM

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Ukraine has legal right to Crimean artefacts, Dutch court rules
Russia had sought to take control of ‘Scythian gold’ on loan to museum in Amsterdam

Andrew Roth in Moscow

26, Oct, 2021 @3:52 PM

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Tell us: what do you think about the government’s Covid ‘plan B’ measures for England?
We would like to hear what you think of proposals to possibly reintroduce legally mandating face masks and vaccine passports

Guardian community team

26, Oct, 2021 @3:19 PM

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