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A pedestrian passes a Covid-19 information sign reading “Stop the spread” as they walk in Covent Garden in central London. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images

England will end a national Covid-19 lockdown on December 2nd and move into tougher tiered regional restrictions than before, with more areas facing s(...)

Bill Ribbans says the second Lions Test in South Africa in 2009 was the most brutal match he had ever seen. Photograph: Inpho

“It’s incredible that sports medicine has only been recognised the last 15 years,” Bill Ribbans says as he reflects on his four decades of work as an (...)

  Asked whether a vaccine could be available by Christmas, British health secretary Matt Hancock said that was ‘absolutely a possibility’. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament/EPA

The UK reported a further 532 coronavirus-related deaths on Tuesday, its highest daily figure since May. The British government said that, as of 9am (...)

Michael Douglas as Wall Street’s Gordon Gekko, whose leadership style was ‘predatory and psychopathic’

If you’ve often thought your boss was like a cross between the ruthless Cruella de Vil from 101 Dalmatians and the icy Don Draper from Mad Men, you co(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson: ‘The UK government and the devolved administrations are working together on a joint approach to the Christmas period, because all of us want to ensure families can come together, wherever they live.’ Photograph: Leon Neal/PA Wire

Boris Johnson has promised Britain “as normal a Christmas as possible” if people fully comply with a national lockdown that came into force on Thursda(...)

Automation in analysing scans is about to revolutionise patient outcomes with faster results affording earlier diagnosis and prompt treatment.

The ability to apply artificial intelligence (AI) to ophthalmology is gathering pace, a consequence of remarkable collaboration between eye specialist(...)

UK government chief scientific adviser Patrick Vallance: admits the data has not taken into account the impact of the current tiered system of local restrictions. Photograph:  PRU/AFP

Hospitals in England have started cancelling non-urgent elective operations as the number of hospitalised coronavirus patients has risen above 10,000,(...)

Bobby Ball. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Tommy Cannon has said he is “devastated” following the death of his comedy partner Bobby Ball at the age of 76. The comedian, actor and author had be(...)

Over the past week Northern Ireland experienced 345 virus cases per 100,000 of the population. Photograph:  Paul Faith/AFP via Getty

Thirteen more people have died from coronavirus in Northern Ireland, the North’s Department of Health reported on Tuesday afternoon in its daily Covid(...)

The US arm of the Oxford-AstraZeneca study was given the go-ahead to resume on Friday, having been halted since September 6th after a participant developed neurological symptoms. Photograph: Nelson Almeida/AFP

A vaccine considered a frontrunner in the race to protect the global population from Covid-19 has produced a robust immune response in elderly people,(...)

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