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November 27, 2021

Bring in restrictions to stop variant in UK, say advisers

The UK was last night preparing for the arrival of the potentially more dangerous and transmissible new Covid variant, as yesterday saw Europe record its first case.

Bring in restrictions to stop variant in UK, say advisers

4 mins

Vaccine could be tweaked in 100 days for new variant

The company that developed the Pfizer Covid-19 shot, BioNTech, has said it could manufacture and distribute a new version of its jab within 100 days if the new omicron variant is found to make existing vaccines less effective.

Vaccine could be tweaked in 100 days for new variant

1 min

Mutation injects fear into market with £72bn losses

Around £72bn was wiped off the value of London’s top shares in a stock market rout sparked by the new Covid variant in southern Africa. The FTSE100 suffered its worst one-day fall since the early days of the Covid pandemic yesterday, dropping by – 3.6 per cent.

Mutation injects fear into market with £72bn losses

2 mins

Israel ‘on verge of state of emergency' as new strain is detected in three travellers

Israel is on the “verge of a state of emergency”, the country’s prime minister warned, after a worrying new coronavirus variant was detected in at least three people.

Israel ‘on verge of state of emergency' as new strain is detected in three travellers

2 mins

Travel dreams grounded as South Africa flights banned

Heartbroken travellers are still in shock after learning that South Africa, along with five other African countries, were put back on the UK’s red list from noon yesterday.

Travel dreams grounded as South Africa flights banned

2 mins

Kurdish woman named as victim of Channel disaster

A young woman who was trying to join her fiance in the UK has become the first victim of the mass drowning in the Channel to be identified.

Kurdish woman named as victim of Channel disaster

2 mins

‘I didn't know asylum rules while being persecuted'

After the migrant tragedy in the Channel this week, one person describes the trauma of their perilous route to Britain

‘I didn't know asylum rules while being persecuted'

3 mins

‘This is no life': Dunkirk camp migrants ask for help

Migrants living in the bitter cold in a Dunkirk campsite have asked why the UK does not do more to help them, just days after 27 people died crossing the English Channel.

‘This is no life': Dunkirk camp migrants ask for help

3 mins

The Tories are still haunted by the spectre of Farage

“The small boat migrants are causing my voters more grief than sleaze, rail in the north and social care,” one of the many disgruntled Conservative MPs told me. I was surprised: he doesn’t represent a seat on the south coast, but in Yorkshire.

The Tories are still haunted by the spectre of Farage

3 mins

Home Office refuses to say if Channel migrants are already being pushed back

The government has vowed to press ahead with plans to force migrant boats back to France after the English Channel’s deadliest disaster, but is refusing to say whether any pushbacks have already happened.

Home Office refuses to say if Channel migrants are already being pushed back

4 mins

Fishermen blockade ports of entry over Brexit licences

French fishermen who claim they have been “humiliated” by Britain over post-Brexit operating licences have staged blockades at the Port of Calais and Channel Tunnel rail link in an effort to disrupt trade.

Fishermen blockade ports of entry over Brexit licences

3 mins

France won't interfere over the fishing boat blockades

In its way, there is something awesome about the French tradition of direct action. With apparently little interference from the French authorities – itself part of the ritual – a relatively small bunch of French fisherfolk temporarily blockaded the ports of Calais and St Malo yesterday.

France won't interfere over the fishing boat blockades

2 mins

Celebrated composer Stephen Sondheim dies

Tributes have been paid to Stephen Sondheim, the theatre composer, who has died aged 91.

Celebrated composer Stephen Sondheim dies

2 mins

Driver dies from falling tree as Storm Arwen batters UK

A driver was killed when a falling tree hit his car as strong winds, rain and snow swept into the UK.

Driver dies from falling tree as Storm Arwen batters UK

2 mins

Four teens held over killing of 12-year-old in Liverpool

A 12-year-old girl, Ava White, has died after suffering “catastrophic injuries” in an assault in Liverpool city centre on Thursday night.

Four teens held over killing of 12-year-old in Liverpool

2 mins

For you, Jeremy, your days in the party may be over

Starmer says Corbyn ‘knows what to do’ to be reinstated

For you, Jeremy, your days in the party may be over

2 mins

Irish Sea link ‘does not justify' £300bn price tag

Boris Johnson’s proposed bridge or tunnel to Northern Ireland could cost more than £300bn and should not be built, a government review has found.

Irish Sea link ‘does not justify' £300bn price tag

2 mins

German air force transfers Covid patients as hospitals buckle under virus pressure

Daily infections at record high in ‘worst-ever health crisis’

German air force transfers Covid patients as hospitals buckle under virus pressure

3 mins

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