Tracey Emin reveals she has been diagnosed with cancer

“I was feeling happy, excited about my future – anything could happen, like the stars were aligning. “I just felt really good. I’m excited about moving to my new house. I want to stay indoors and paint. I want to work. I don’t want to waste time.” Asked what her ambitions are now, she said: […]

Whitehall scrambles private sector to avoid second wave disaster

The documents warned that the task force, which has about 200 staff and directs the Government’s pandemic response, is often unable to adapt at pace or with the required skill level while also dealing with “leaving the European Union and other policy priorities”. Nick...

Five ways to boost your immunity

This week’s immunity study from Imperial College London certainly makes sombre reading. The React-2 trial, which asked about 350,000 people in England to send in finger prick antibody tests from home, suggests that protective antibodies against Covid-19 wane “quite...

Just one in six people who should be self-isolating told to do so

However, statisticians at University College London (UCL) said even this figure is likely to flatter the system, with its true effectiveness unknown because the Government does not publish key information. This includes the proportion of close contacts told to isolate...