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One in six adults in the UK are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19, with more than 2m second doses delivered in the past seven days, latest official figures show. More than 8.9m people have now received both doses of a Covid vaccine — equivalent to around 17 per cent of Britain’s adult population. A further [...]
Cocktail bar group Revolution Bars has reported losses across the board this morning, as its profits were hammered by lockdown restrictions. In the first half of 2020, enjoying just a few months before the pandemic forced lockdown restrictions, the group raked in £81.2m in total sales. With lockdown restrictions only easing yesterday, the group has [...]
The head of the United Nations has urged governments to impose a “solidarity or wealth tax” on rich people who profited during the coronavirus pandemic. UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres said the new tax scheme would help slash extreme inequality. “We must make sure funds go where they are needed most. Latest reports indicate that there [...]
Overnight stays restart this week, as PM sets out 'traffic light' plan for holidays abroad
GBP started the week well, trading up against the dollar and euro today as shops, gyms, pubs and restaurants reopen across England
Londoners can look forward to getting a round in for the first time in months today. Pub gardens and restaurants with outdoor dining are preparing for a surge of customers as lockdown eases, prompting Boris Johnson to urge the nation to “behave responsibly”. While the English are the only ones looking forward to a pub-pulled [...]
It’s just days until we’re allowed to sit outside and eat a socially distanced meal with people from one other household – a concept that’s far more appealing than that sentence might suggest. But that doesn’t mean the home delivery restaurant-in-a-box revolution is over. With top chefs and restaurants from across the culinary spectrum now [...]
Britain is on track to achieve herd immunity against coronavirus on Monday, according to the latest modelling by University College London (UCL). The UCL research, seen by The Telegraph, estimates that almost three-quarters of people in the UK will have immunity from the virus either through vaccination or previous infection by 12 April. The Scientific Advisory Groups [...]
London recorded zero Covid-related deaths yesterday for the third time this year, as infections slumped to levels not seen since September. The daily death toll has previously fallen to nil on 28 March and 27 February, with cases continuing to decline across the bulk of boroughs. Just 317 coronavirus infections were reported in the capital [...]
The UK’s vaccination programme is beginning to break the link between Covid-19 infections and deaths, scientists studying the epidemic have said. The latest REACT study by Imperial College London of more than 140,000 people in England shoed infections have fallen roughly two-thirds since February. Data showed that around 0.2 per cent of England’s population had [...]
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