Fresh blow for AstraZeneca as vaccine is linked to another dangerous blood condition in Europe

Another dangerous blood condition has been spotted in patients given the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, the EU’s medical regulator has announced.  The European Medicines Authority said five cases of capillary leak syndrome had been reported in vaccinated patients on the continent. The rare condition sees blood leak from tiny vessels into muscles and body cavities, resulting … Read more

New blow for Sir Keir Starmer as 60% of Labour Party members think he should campaign to rejoin EU

New blow for Sir Keir Starmer as 60% of Labour Party members think he should campaign to rejoin EU despite his desire to move on from Brexit YouGov survey found 59 per cent thought Labour should campaign to rejoin EU Sir Keir enraged pro-Brexit colleagues by leading calls for a second referendum Poll comes as … Read more

Blow for Alex Salmond’s new Alba Party as poll puts support at 3 per cent

Blow for Alex Salmond’s new Alba Party as poll puts support at 3 per cent and suggests he’ll be lucky to be their single MSP Survation poll found Alex Salmond most unpopular mainstream Scottish leader Study found 71 per cent of people in Scotland viewed Mr Salmond unfavourably More than half found former First Minister … Read more

Blow for City as Electric car battery maker Britishvolt eyes US float

Blow for the City as UK-based Electric car battery maker Britishvolt eyes US float By Francesca Washtell For The Daily Mail Published: 21:54 BST, 1 April 2021 | Updated: 21:54 BST, 1 April 2021 Electric car battery maker Britishvolt could go public in the US in another blow to the London Stock Market. The company, … Read more

Covid France: Third national lockdown looks unavoidable in blow to Emmanuel Macron

A third lockdown is appearing unavoidable for France as the country faces sharply rising cases and overflowing hospitals in Paris.    This week will be decisive for the strategy overseen by President Emmanuel Macron and his government who argue that every day without a lockdown is a bonus for France which they see as exhausted after … Read more

Third national lockdown looks unavoidable for France in blow to Macron

A third lockdown is appearing unavoidable for France as the country faces sharply rising cases and overflowing hospitals in Paris.    This week will be decisive for the strategy overseen by President Emmanuel Macron and his government who argue that every day without a lockdown is a bonus for France which they see as exhausted after … Read more

Two suicide bombers with allegiances to Islamic State blow themselves up outside Indonesian church

Two suicide bombers believed to be members of a militant network with Islamic State allegiances have blown themselves up outside a church packed with Palm Sunday Mass parishioners in Indonesia. At least 20 church parishioners and security guards were injured in the blast outside the Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral in Makassar on the island … Read more

Now India bans AstraZeneca exports in fresh blow to Britain’s supply chain woes

India has banned AstraZeneca exports in a fresh blow to Britain’s supply chain woes after the EU last night threatened an embargo until deliveries are met. A second wave is gripping the country and there is increased demand for the doses made by the Serum Institute of India (SII), the world’s biggest vaccine-maker. The SII has … Read more

Now Tui slashes its summer holiday schedule to 75% in latest blow to hopes of a foreign break

Tui has slashed its summer holiday schedule to three quarters of its pre-pandemic capacity amid a spiralling Covid third wave in Europe. The Anglo-German firm had already planned to operate at 80 per cent capacity but today confirmed it would hack holiday options down by another five per cent. Bookings for summer are down by … Read more

John Lewis shuts eight stores putting 1,465 jobs at risk in another blow to UK economy

John Lewis to shut eight more stores  Store closures announced today:  Aberdeen  Ashford (At Home) Basingstoke (At Home) Chester (At Home) Peterborough Sheffield  Tunbridge  Wells (At Home)  York  Store closures announced last July  Birmingham Croydon Watford Newbury Swindon Tamworth St Pancras  Heathrow John Lewis has announced it will shut eight more stores across the country, … Read more