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A former chief scientific adviser says rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine by age rather than prioritising professions “makes sense”. Professor Sir Mark Walport, who advised the government from 2013-2017, defended the decision to not prioritise frontline professions after teacher and police unions voiced their disappointment. On Friday, the government announced who would be the next
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A man who died after being restrained face-down by public transport workers was unlawfully killed, a coroner has ruled. Jack Barnes, 29, repeatedly said “I can’t breathe” as he was held by Metrolink-contracted staff in Manchester in October 2016, the city’s coroner’s court was told. The man, from Hull, had been apprehended and restrained by
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Chancellor Rishi Sunak has warned that Britain’s public finances will face “enormous strains” in the wake of the latest national lockdown. Ahead of Wednesday’s Budget announcement, Mr Sunak told the Financial Times a bill for the government’s £280bn investment in coronavirus support will eventually have to be paid, with low interest rates leaving the nation’s
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