Expert comment and analysis on the latest UK news, with headlines from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
People can enjoy Christmas if 'sensible' with masks and social distancing this month - top JCVI member
One of the UK's leading COVID experts has told Sky News that if people are "sensible" with wearing masks and social distancing in the coming weeks then they should all be able to enjoy Christmas.
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 20:24:00 +0000
Number of parties held at No 10 in run-up to last Christmas, Sky News understands
A number of parties were held in Downing Street in the run-up to Christmas last year while indoor mixing was banned in London under COVID restrictions, Sky News understands.
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 21:43:00 +0000
Teenager arrested over death of schoolgirl found dead in park
Police investigating the death of a 16-year-old girl whose body was found in a park in Scotland have arrested a 19-year-old man.
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 18:06:00 +0000
Hate crime investigation as men filmed spitting at bus full of Jewish passengers
Police are investigating a video which appears to show a group of men spitting at a bus full of Jewish passengers celebrating Hanukkah in central London.
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 17:41:00 +0000
UK secures 114 million more vaccine doses 'to buy time' as cases of new Omicron variant rise
The government has signed contracts to buy 114 million more COVID vaccine doses for 2022 and 2023 as UK cases of the new Omicron variant rise to 32.
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 18:03:00 +0000
Man jailed after supergluing lock on COVID vaccination centre
A man who superglued shut the lock to a COVID-19 vaccination centre has been handed a three month prison sentence.
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 15:39:00 +0000
'I thought we were going to die': Migrant tells of terrifying Channel crossing on same day 27 others died
It's two weeks since Sky news met Rawaz Qader at a tented camp in Dunkirk. He turned up in soaking wet clothes, having tried and failed to cross the Channel in a small boat. He came back to nothing. The police had come in and broken down the camp, taken away the tents and plastic sheeting that served as shelter.
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 19:27:00 +0000
'It's ridiculous': Students' growing frustrations amid university strikes
Students have said they are "sick" of disruption to their education and that they should "get the stuff we paid for", after academics began a three-day strike over pay, pensions and working conditions.
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 22:21:00 +0000
Some Omicron cases have 'mild' symptoms and experts should know more about transmission 'within days' - WHO
Some Omicron cases are experiencing "mild" symptoms and experts should have more information about the transmission of the new COVID variant within days, an epidemiologist at the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 15:32:00 +0000
Heathrow reopens Terminal 4 to process arrivals from COVID red list countries
Heathrow Airport has reopened its Terminal 4 building as a dedicated facility to process arrivals from countries on the UK's coronavirus travel red list.
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 12:53:00 +0000

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