Dozens of English care homes lost at least 20 residents to Covid, data shows

‘Highly sensitive’ data shows there were 39,017 care home deaths between April 2020 and end of March this year Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Dozens of care homes in England lost at least 20 residents to Covid-19 during the pandemic, according to “highly sensitive” death rates […]

English care homes could lose 70,000 staff over mandatory Covid jab

Government estimates between 3% and 12% of staff may resist getting jab – meaning they will lose their jobs Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Up to 70,000 care home staff in England could leave the workforce or lose their jobs because the government is insisting they […]

Epidemic of violence against women under way in England and Wales – report

Radical shift needed in how police tackle crimes disproportionately affecting female victims, says watchdog Women and girls are being subjected to an epidemic of violence that requires a “radical and bold” shift in how authorities in England and Wales tackle crimes that disproportionately affect female victims, a police watchdog has […]

England’s ‘freedom day’ to be day of fear for elderly people, charities warn

Vulnerable and immunocompromised people anxious about 19 July end to Covid rules Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Boris Johnson’s “freedom day” will be a day of fear for elderly and vulnerable people and those with compromised or suppressed immune systems, for whom the efficacy of vaccines […]

Covid death risk ‘almost four times higher’ for poorest in England

Inquiry reveals far worse prospects for working-age adults and says inequality has ‘frayed nation’s health’ Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The chances of dying from Covid-19 were nearly four times higher for adults of working age in England’s poorest areas than for those in the wealthiest […]

Children’s services in England shaky as Jenga tower, says review lead

Report says system is bureaucratic, risk-averse and in need of reform and investment after years of cuts The English children’s services system is a “tower of Jenga held together by Sellotape” and needs major reform and investment, the head of an independent review has found. Josh MacAlister described the children’s […]

UK Covid live: Johnson faces Starmer for PMQs as Cummings makes new claims that Hancock was ‘hopeless’

Prime minister’s former adviser posts screengrab purporting to be from Johnson lambasting health department over testing Cummings texts show Johnson calling Matt Hancock ‘totally hopeless’ All care home staff in England should have Covid vaccine, says minister Covid jabs to become mandatory for care home staff in England Global coronavirus […]

Covid jabs to become mandatory for care home staff in England

Exclusive: ministers considering extending compulsory vaccination measure to all NHS staff Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Covid vaccinations are to become mandatory for care home staff under plans to be announced by ministers, as they consider extending the move to all NHS staff. The controversial measure […]

G7 summit live: Joe Biden meets Boris Johnson in Cornwall ahead of world leaders’ talks

Latest updates: US president arrives in Carbis Bay as world leaders assemble for in-person G7 summit Hancock defends Covid care home policy in front of MPs Number of people on England’s NHS waiting list tops 5m for first time Sage modelling warns of risk of ‘substantial’ Covid third wave Secret […]