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The UK vaccine committee says people should be offered the Pfizer or Moderna jab as a booster, irrespective of which vaccine they had initially. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

The UK has expanded eligibility for Covid-19 booster shots to people in their 40s in an attempt to stave off waning immunity and reduce the risk of th(...)

Any agreement among wealthy nations might be viewed as a major public statement and indication of how they propose to mesh their disparate digital trade and data flow regimes in a legally acceptable way.

G20, Cop26, G7 – in the past weeks, numbered nations have been gathering at numbered events, all of them emitting a constant stream of news.  Am(...)

Boris Johnson had wanted to use the conference to turn the page on more than 18 months of Covid-19. Photograph: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday he would not return to “uncontrolled immigration” to solve fuel, gas and Christmas food crises, su(...)

 Sir Keir Starmer and his wife, Victoria, following his keynote speech to Labour’s annual conference for the first time as party leader, in Brighton, on Wednesday. Photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Keir Starmer has promised to win back voters with a “serious plan for government” in a speech to Labour’s annual conference in Brighton that marked a (...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson: One of the myths about him  is that he has moved the Conservatives to the left by abandoning frugality and driving a tax and spend agenda. Photograph: Hannah McKay/PA

Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle has been received at Westminster as an act of untrammelled political sovereignty by a leader who is the master of hi(...)

The UK must still comply with GDPR to handle EU data

British ministers have taken to Twitter and television to tout a new UK consultation document on “proposed changes to the UK’s data landscape” which w(...)

Dominic Raab: was demoted to justice secretary but given the title of deputy prime minister. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Boris Johnson has removed Dominic Raab as foreign secretary and sacked three cabinet ministers in a major reshuffle of his ministerial team. Mr Raab,(...)

Latitude Festival in Suffolk: held as  part of the UK government’s Events Research Programme

More than 1,000 people who attended the Latitude Festival in Britain last month have tested positive for Covid-19, according to reports. The festival(...)

Florence Pugh is filming Netflix’s The Wonder in Wicklow and Dublin. Photograph: Netflix.

In the kind of pacey development not often associated with the events of Middle Earth, just 10 days elapsed between Amazon wrapping filming on the fir(...)

Arlene Foster is due to leave local politics completely and said she wants to use her experience to tackle online abuse. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s former first minister has talked about her determination to tackle social media trolls, revealing some had issued deaths threats to(...)

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