‘Exercise the greatest caution’: UK PM warns public that Indian Covid variant could disrupt England’s route out of lockdown

Follow RT on England’s roadmap out of lockdown may be disrupted due to the potential threat posed by the Indian Covid-19 variant, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said, after cases of the virus strain more than doubled in a week. “I have to level with you that this new variant could pose a serious […]

American Republicans mocked by Brits for insinuating ‘Queen of England’ supports voter ID laws like they do

Follow RT on The Republican State Leadership Committee in the US has been ridiculed by Brits after insinuating that the “Queen of England” supports voter ID laws – thus making her an enemy of the Democrats. “The woke cancel culture mob continues to call voter ID racist. Now that the Queen of England will require […]

‘Certification is going to be necessary,’ says Hancock as England’s NHS app set to act as vaccine passport from next week

Follow RT on The UK health secretary has warned that proof of vaccination will be “necessary” for travel as the National Health Service app prepares to relaunch as a vaccine passport from May 17, when the ban on foreign holidays is eased. The app, which is different to the NHS Covid-19 app that is used […]

Rail service hit by ‘significant disruption’ in England after cracks found on high-speed trains

Follow RT on Rail operators in England have launched snap inspections of their fleets of high-speed trains after cracks were found in carriages. Passengers have been warned of delays and service cancellations. The Great Western Railway (GWR), the London North Eastern Railway (LNER), Hull Trains, and the TransPennine Express (TPE) suspended some services out of […]

Covid-19 no longer leading cause of death in England and Wales, govt data shows for first time in months

Follow RT on Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that Covid-19 is no longer the biggest killer in England and Wales, falling from the top spot for the first time in four months as the nations emerge from lockdown. The latest data on monthly deaths found dementia was responsible for the […]

Children who want puberty blockers CAN rely on parental consent, England’s health service says in new guidance

Follow RT on Kids under 16 who have been prescribed puberty blockers may rely on parental consent to maintain access to the life-changing meds instead of seeking court approval, England’s National Health Service (NHS) has said in new guidance. The new advice was published on Thursday by the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust in London, […]

4.7 million waiting for operations in England, as delays hit record high amid Covid pandemic

Follow RT on Delays for routine operations and procedures in England have hit the highest level since records began, with around 4.7 million now on waiting lists, as hospitals were forced to divert resources to fighting Covid-19. The situation was strained by the third wave of coronavirus, with the soaring number of infections in January […]

Quarter of deaths involving Covid-19 in England and Wales not caused by virus itself, govt statistics show

Follow RT on In roughly a quarter of deaths involving Covid-19 in England and Wales, people actually died ‘with’ the coronavirus rather than ‘from’ it, new weekly data from the government reveals. According to the Office of National Statistics (ONS), 400 coronavirus-linked deaths were registered in England and Wales in the week ending April 2. […]

Vaccination drive contributed to 60% drop in Covid-19 infection rates in England, study shows

Follow RT on The UK’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout has started to have a positive impact on public health, a newly released study has found. Virus infection rates have dropped sharply among the elderly, the most-vaccinated population cohort. The new REACT study, run by scientists at Imperial College London, was published on Thursday. The research, based […]

Everyone in England will have access to free rapid Covid-19 tests twice a week, PM Johnson says, as economy reopening begins

Follow RT on UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised that everyone in England will be able to get a free rapid Covid-19 test twice a week, as he prepares to lift more restrictions. Options include doorstep delivery of testing kits. The lateral flow tests, which can provide results in around 30 minutes, will be […]

WATCH climate protesters splash Bank of England with black dye, blasting its alleged role in ‘climate crisis’

Follow RT on The Bank of England has been targeted by climate activists, who claim it failed to regulate the funding of the fossil-fuels industry, which is contributing to the current “ecological crisis”. Demonstrators aligned with the climate activist group Extinction Rebellion gathered in front of the imposing neo-classical building in the City on Thursday […]

Government urges caution and common sense as England emerges from ‘stay at home’ Covid-19 order

Follow RT on A British minister has warned the public to remain cautious and be sensible, as the English Covid restrictions on staying at home are removed, allowing small groups to mix outdoors and cross-country travel to resume. Speaking on Monday, the minister for sport and tourism, Nigel Huddleston, said he appreciated the significance of […]

Two cases of NEW Philippines Covid-19 variant found in England, UK govt’s health agency launches investigation

Follow RT on Public Health England (PHE) has started investigating after a new pair of mutated Covid-19 cases were discovered in England, it said in a statement on Tuesday. This particular strain was first detected recently in the Philippines. One of the two cases of the variant, called VUI-21MAR-02 (P3), is linked to international travel, […]

A QUARTER of all people in England have some form of Covid antibody protection, statistics snapshot says

Follow RT on One person in every four adults in England –roughly 10.5 million people– has some form of Covid antibody protection, either from infection or through vaccination, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported Tuesday. The weekly snapshot, based on analyses of blood samples over a four-week period, also found that the equivalent figure […]

Discovery of Brazilian variant in UK won’t derail plans to ease Covid lockdown in England, PM Johnson says

Follow RT on UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that the discovery of the highly contagious ‘P1’ Brazilian variant of Covid-19 will not derail his government’s plans to ease lockdown restrictions in England in the coming weeks. The PM said there is currently no reason to change plans to start reopening England after three […]

Class dismissed: England’s poorer students ‘five grades behind’ richer ones – report

Follow RT on A report from the UK’s Education Policy Institute (EPI) has found that a “disadvantage gap” has emerged between English pupils aged 16-19, with poorer students finding themselves up to five grades behind their wealthier peers. The EPI has declared that the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and others is “one of the […]

‘Completely defiant’ minority have no regard for Covid-19 rules, police say, as almost 70,000 fines issued in England and Wales

Follow RT on A total of 68,952 fixed penalty notices have been handed out by police officers in England and Wales since Covid-19 laws came into effect last year, with more than 10,000 given in London alone. Data compiled by the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) on penalties from March 27, 2020, when the Covid-19 […]

Nearly 14% in England have Covid antibodies from past infection or vaccination, new study says

Follow RT on A major study of 155,000 people in England shows that one in seven have evidence of Covid-19 antibodies from infection or vaccines, with people in London and ethnic minorities having the highest rates from contracting the virus. The study, released Thursday by Imperial College London-REACT, also found that two doses of the […]

Pubs & shops in England to reopen in April, schools start back in two weeks, as PM Johnson unveils Covid lockdown exit

Follow RT on All pupils in England will return to the classroom on March 8 and some businesses will reopen next month, UK PM Boris Johnson said on Monday as he unveiled a four-stage plan to take the country out of its Covid-19 lockdown. As well as the return of schools, the first step of […]

1.7mn more people in England told to shield from Covid-19 after checks by Oxford Uni algorithm

Follow RT on A new algorithm developed by researchers in England is advising another 1.7 million vulnerable people to ‘shield’ because they’re at higher risk from contracting Covid-19 – and some 820,000 will be bumped up the vaccination list. The National Health Service (NHS) is to send letters out to the cohort identified by scientists […]

Covid-19 rates falling across the UK as one-in 80 had virus in England last week, new data says

Follow RT on Coronavirus rates continued to fall across the nations of UK last week, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported Friday, with an estimated 695,400 people infected in the week ending Feb 6. The ONS said one-in 80 people in England had the virus last week. The numbers were one-in 85 in Wales, […]

England’s Covid quarantine booking system taken offline minutes after launch due to ‘technical issue’

Follow RT on England’s new Covid quarantine scheme faced difficulties almost immediately, with the booking system for international arrivals from ‘red list’ countries being taken offline minutes after it launched due to a “technical issue”. The UK’s Department of Health acknowledged the problems on Friday, stating that the system would be ready “well before” the […]

School’s in for summer? UK govt eyes longer term for pupils across England as PM Johnson vows to minimise their Covid disruption

Follow RT on Kids across England could be heading to school during what should have been their summer holidays, after PM Boris Johnson refused to rule out extending term time to help students catch up after another year of Covid disruptions. Speaking on Monday, Johnson outlined how the government’s “single biggest priority” is working to […]

‘Appalling racist & homophobic abuse’: Church of England defends reverend who branded Captain Tom fans ‘white nationalist cult’

Follow RT on The Church of England has defended one of its clergymen after he posted a scathing tweet about iconic British veteran Captain Tom Moore a day after his death, condemning the “racist and homophobic” abuse he received. The Revd. Jarel Robinson-Brown sparked outrage after he called fans of the late veteran a “cult […]

Queen accused of lobbying govt to change 1976 transparency law to shield her ‘potentially embarrassing’ finances

Follow RT on In the 1970s, Queen Elizabeth II sent her solicitor to lobby the government, which consequently amended a draft law to shield her personal finances and extravagant wealth from scrutiny, archived documents have revealed. Unearthed by the Guardian, the National Archives documents point to an effort by the British royal family to get […]

Church of England launches investigation after clergyman calls fans of WWII hero Captain Tom a ‘CULT OF WHITE BRITISH NATIONALISM’

Follow RT on The Church of England is investigating one of its clergymen after he posted a Twitter message smearing fans of WWII veteran Captain Tom Moore, who died this week of Covid-19, as being part of a “cult of white British nationalism.” The Rev. Jarel Robinson-Brown tweeted on Wednesday that he wouldn’t be taking […]

Death rates from alcohol reach new high in England and Wales in the first 9 months of 2020, new figures show

Follow RT on More people have died in England and Wales from drinking alcohol during the first three quarters of 2020 than at any other time in the past two decades, according to records kept by the UK’s Office of National Statistics (ONS). In a new report released on Tuesday, the ONS found that alcohol […]

England’s health officials begin urgent tests amid fears South African Covid strain now spreading in communities

Follow RT on Urgent testing for the highly contagious South African strain of Covid has been ordered by Public Health England (PHE) as 11 cases were reported across Britain by Monday afternoon amid growing fears of community transmission. Authorities are to step up testing for the new variant in London, the Southeast and the Midlands. […]

Still a ‘long road ahead’ in England’s Covid battle despite every care home resident being offered jab, National Care Forum warns

Follow RT on The National Care Forum has warned England still has a “long road ahead” in its fight against Covid-19, despite all care home residents having been offered the first dose of a vaccine, with teams having been in 95% of care homes. Speaking to Sky News, the chief executive of the National Care […]

Covid-19 infection rates remain largely unchanged in England despite lockdown, ONS data shows

Follow RT on The national lockdown has not resulted in a drop in Covid-19 cases during past seven days, according to the latest weekly infection survey by the Office for National Statistics, as numbers remain largely unchanged. While infection levels and hospital admission rates in England have fallen slightly, official statistics show that they still […]