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By 2009 a liothyronine  tablet pack cost £20. This increased to £248 in 2017 – a 6,000%  rise on the 2007 price, the CMA said. Photograph: iStock

The UK’s competition watchdog has handed a pharmaceutical company a multimillion pound fine after it increased the price of some thyroid medication by(...)

Some 22.1 million passengers used the airport in 2020. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/APF

Heathrow has announced that its cumulative losses from the Covid-19 pandemic have hit £2.9 billion (€3.39 billion). Fewer than four million passenger(...)

The Belfast and South Eastern trusts issued the callouts on Sunday. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Two health trusts in Northern Ireland have made emergency appeals for off-duty staff to come into work as hospitals come under increased pressure. Th(...)

A city worker walks over a London Bridge on July 19th, England’s ‘Freedom Day’ from almost all Covid-19 restrictions. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

It was supposed to be freedom day, when England would plunge back into normal life after almost all legal coronavirus restrictions were lifted. But Mo(...)

Police and anti-vaccination protesters during a demonstration in Parliament Square, London, after restrictions were lifted. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

More than a million pupils in England were out of school because of coronavirus last week, as rising infections are driving up the numbers asked to se(...)

Dominic Cummings during an interview with Laura Kuenssberg. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

British prime minister Boris Johnson denied the NHS would be overwhelmed and said he was not prepared to lock down the country to save people in their(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson onscreen live from Chequers with his chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance: From September, only the fully vaccinated will be let into nightclubs. Photograph: Alberto Pezzali/PA

It had been clear for some time that, with infections soaring and mounting anxiety about ripping up the coronavirus rulebook, Boris Johnson’s Freedom (...)

Protesters blocking the roads shout anti government slogans at the Houses of Parliament from Parliament Square as part of an anti-lockdown protest on Monday. Photograph by Martin Pope/Getty Images

People working in critical sectors such as transport, food, water and electricity supply in England will be exempted from self-isolation rules as soar(...)

The Piano Works  in London on  Monday, July 19th. England’s  nightclubs  reopen for the first time in 17 months. Photograph:  AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali

Most social-distancing rules ended in England on Monday. Face masks are no longer mandatory in shops or on public transport, limits on gathering have (...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson leaves number 10 Downing Street on July 14th. Photograph: Getty Images

British prime minister Boris Johnson has appealed to people to exercise their new freedoms with caution as most mandatory lockdown restrictions in Eng(...)

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