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Author: Sky News UK

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There is confusion over the COVID-19 vaccine booster programme after over 50s were urged to book despite the NHS website saying they must have an invite. Health minister Edward Argar told Sky News the government was changing the advice so anyone who had their second COVID-19 jab “six months and one week ago” should go […]

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of five-year-old Logan Mwangi, whose body was discovered in a South Wales river. The boy, who has not been named by police because of his age – is due to appear at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court later, South Wales Police said. Logan – also known as Logan […]

Barclays has warned it may move to accelerate its transformation programme in the UK before the year’s end while reporting record group profits for the first nine months of 2021. It revealed that “structural cost actions” were on the way in its branch-based UK arm as the sector continues to shrink high street sites in […]

The UK’s next Eurovision act will be chosen by a music management company, after it came last with the dreaded “nil points” in the 2021 contest, the BBC has said. The corporation, which as the country’s public service broadcaster looks after Eurovision for the UK, will collaborate with TaP Music, which counts the likes of […]

The health minister has denied there is a “plan C” to control COVID-19 by restricting household gatherings in England at Christmas if hospital admissions get worse. Edward Argar told Sky News it is “not something I’m aware of” after reports claimed Whitehall officials are considering not allowing members of different households to meet in each […]

Some 3.8 million low income households are estimated to be in arrears with household bills, according to a charity which tackles poverty in the UK. Around 950,000 are thought to be in rent arrears, 1.4 million are behind on council tax bills and 1.4 million are behind on electricity and gas bills, the Joseph Rowntree […]

The maker of a host of well known consumer brands has revealed a big lift in prices and warned of worse to come as it battles “unprecedented cost inflation” around the world. Unilever, which produces foods such as Marmite, Cornetto ice creams and Hellmann’s mayonnaise alongside goods including Dove soap, said it had raised prices […]

Household banks and asset managers have invested tens of billions of pounds financing businesses involved with deforestation, according to a new report. The research, undertaken by Global Witness and shared exclusively with Sky News, reveals the scale of investments being made in controversial and destructive agribusiness and, for the first time, calculates that financial institutions […]

In the last week, thousands of people have been arrested by police in England and Wales on suspicion of drug trafficking. In addition to the 1,468 arrests, weapons including zombie knives and samurai swords were seized, and £1.3m in cash was found by police between 11 October and 17 October Police in England and Wales […]

The government is being “wilfully negligent” by refusing to enforce its Plan B strategy for tackling rising COVID infections, doctors have claimed. Health Secretary Sajid Javid confirmed yesterday that additional coronavirus restrictions – which could include face coverings becoming mandatory in some public places – are not going to be introduced in England. But the […]