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Evelina London Children’s Hospital took part in two large peanut allergy trials – the Palisade and Artemis studies. Photograph: iStock

Children with peanut allergies across England will be the first in Europe to receive life-changing treatment. NHS England has secured a deal for Palf(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson warned that two doses of Covid-19 vaccine were no longer ‘enough to give the level of protection we all need. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/AFP via Getty Images

British prime minister Boris Johnson on Sunday announced that all over-18s across England will be offered their Covid-19 booster jab by the new year, (...)

British health secretary Sajid Javid outside BBC Broadcasting House in London, ahead of appearing on  Sunday’s  Andrew Marr show. Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

Face masks will be made mandatory in shops and on public transport in England from Tuesday, the British health secretary said on Sunday, under fresh m(...)

Kidney dialysis patient Brian Pinker (82) receives the Oxford University/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine from nurse Sam Foster at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford on Monday. Photograph:  Steve Parsons/pool/AFP via Getty Images

The UK has become the first country to administer the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to its population amid rapidly rising case numbers and gr(...)

People with a significant history of allergies should not receive the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, the UK medical regulator has said.

People with a significant history of allergies should not receive the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, the UK medical regulator has said, after tw(...)

Dominic Cummings, special adviser to Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson. A leaked list  shows Mr Cummings was among 23 attendees present at a meeting of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) on the day Mr Johnson announced a nationwide lockdown. File photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

The Labour Party has urged the UK government to stop the prime minister’s chief political adviser, Dominic Cummings, from attending meetings of the se(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson. Photograph: Pippa Fowles/10 Downing Street/AFP via Getty

Calls for an exit plan to end the lockdown intensified in the UK as questions emerged about the British government’s preparedness during the build-up (...)

Public benches  taped off in Brockwell Park in London. The chancellor of the exchequer, Rishi Sunak, says  the scientific data needed to assess the impact of the lockdown will not be available until next week. Photograph: Reuters/Reade Levinson

Senior ministers and the leaders of Britain’s devolved institutions will on Thursday discuss the coronavirus lockdown after a further 938 deaths were (...)

Cabinet office minister Michael Gove at a remote press conference to update on the UK response to the coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: Pippa Fowles/10 Downing Street/AFP via Getty

British authorities have admitted that the country must step up its testing for coronavirus and improve the delivery of personal protective equip(...)