Operations delayed until 2021 while hospital staff are left standing idle

SIR – It has always been clear that the Withdrawal Agreement, with its special treatment of Northern Ireland and its border with the Republic, was dependent on a post-Brexit deal. If there is no deal, there can be no Withdrawal Agreement, and future cross-border trade will be governed by World Trade Organisation rules. Yet the […]

Lungs damaged by coronavirus can repair themselves in three months

Lungs can repair themselves in just three months after a serious bout of coronavirus, a new study has revealed, raising hope that patients will not be living with debilitating symptoms for years on end. Doctors said trials revealed that nearly half of patients showed...

Universities could be shut down in new coronavirus outbreaks

Mr Hancock pointed out that the second waves of the virus being seen in Spain and France “started largely among younger people”, saying: “In Spain, the number of hospitalisations has gone up by 14 times since the middle of July. In France, the number...

New calorie limits to be introduced in drive to fight obesity

Portions of chips will be expected to shrink by up to a quarter under new calorie limits introduced by Public Health England. The food industry has been asked to cut overall calorie content for most food categories by a fifth, by bringing down the size of foods sold,...

Train passenger numbers remain low as back to work drive falters

The low train turnout came despite reassurances from rail bosses that passengers would be able to travel safely. Francis Thomas, the head of corporate affairs at West Midlands Trains, said the company had invested heavily in protective measures such as hand gel and...