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Car smashes into Kent pub for second time in six months

BBC Kent - 1 hour 22 min ago
The landlady of the Swan Inn in Kent says she would not feel safe drinking in parts of her own pub.
Categories: Kent

West Ham 2-1 West Brom: Michail Antonio scores winner for Hammers

BBC London News Feed - 1 hour 32 min ago
Michail Antonio scores for the second successive game as West Ham edge struggling West Brom to move up to seventh in the Premier League.

West Ham 2-1 West Brom: Michail Antonio scores winner for Hammers

BBC Birmingham News Feeds - 1 hour 32 min ago
Michail Antonio scores for the second successive game as West Ham edge struggling West Brom to move up to seventh in the Premier League.
Categories: Birmingham

Covid-19: 400 military troops deployed to hospitals

BBC Birmingham News Feeds - 1 hour 32 min ago
Four hundred members of the armed forces will work alongside doctors in the Midlands and London.
Categories: Birmingham

Reading 3-0 Coventry City: Lucas Joao & John Swift lead Royals to victory

BBC Berkshire - 1 hour 38 min ago
Lucas Joao and John Swift get a goal and an assist apiece as Reading's attacking firepower proves too much for Coventry.
Categories: Berkshire

London is lowest-vaccinated region in England despite highest population density

London is currently the lowest-vaccinated region in England, according to the latest official figures, despite having the highest population density.

Data from NHS England showed that just under 440,000 people in London have been vaccinated against coronavirus to date — the lowest figure for any English region.

Read more: The vaccine challenge facing emerging markets

The figure is almost half the number of people that have been vaccinated in the Midlands, where around 780,000 people have been immunised against Covid. 

The capital has also received the lowest number of second doses of any English region, with just over 51,000 Londoners having received their second jab — behind around 53,000 people in the Southwest, and 75,000 in the Southeast.

It means London makes up just over 10 per cent of the 4,118,342 vaccine doses that have been administered in the country so far, despite being home to around 16 per cent of the English population. 

London mayor Sadiq Khan last week wrote an urgent letter to both the Prime Minister and vaccines tsar Nadhim Zahawi demanding a reassessment of the formula for distributing vaccines across the country.

“The situation in London is critical with rates of the virus extremely high, which is why it’s so important that vulnerable Londoners are given access to the vaccine as soon as possible,” he added.

Under current vaccine rollout plans, doses are distributed equally between primary care networks across the country on a “fair share basis”.

But Martin Machray, joint chief nurse and Covid incident director at NHS London, said that per head, London is currently “not getting quite as much vaccine as maybe more rural parts of the country”.

The NHS has pledged to offer a first dose of the coronavirus vaccine to more than a million Londoners by 15 February.

Care home residents and staff, NHS frontline workers, over-70s and the clinically extremely vulnerable will be first in the queue, Machray said. This will likely reduce deaths and disease by 65 per cent in the capital, he told the London Assembly.

Transport secretary Grant Shapps on Friday dismissed claims that London has been overlooked in the vaccine rollout as “absolutely wrong.” 

Speaking on Talk Radio, Shapps said: “I don’t blame anyone anywhere for saying let’s give our area more.

“But London has two hundred vaccination centres, it has got that enormous one at the Excel, the Nightingale Hospital has been turned into one of those big vaccination centres.”

The vaccines deployment minister said ministers are currently drawing up plans to trial 24 hour vaccination centres in London, though it is not yet clear which sites have been earmarked for inclusion.

A spokesperson for NHS England told City A.M. that the Nightingale Hospital at London’s Excel Centre will not be included in 24 hour vaccination centre plans.

Speaking at yesterday’s Downing Street press conference, health secretary Matt Hancock said there were clear regional variations for vaccination numbers among the over-80s. 

Read more: All over 18s in the UK could have Covid vaccine by June

Hancock said the government was “prioritising the supply of the vaccine into those parts of the country that need to complete the over-80s, but we don’t want to stop the areas that have effectively done that job already”.

Coronavirus vaccines will now be “diverted” to areas in England falling behind on rolling out vaccines to the over 80s to avoid concerns over a “postcode lottery”, according to the Times.

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Categories: City of London

Leyland solicitor spared jail over unauthorised access of ex-wife's information

BBC Lancashire - 1 hour 47 min ago
Solicitor Scott Ainge used work computers to gather information about his wife's lover.
Categories: Lancashire

Storm Christoph: Flood warnings in parts of England

BBC Lancashire - 1 hour 51 min ago
Police in Greater Manchester and South Yorkshire say they are expecting flooding in their regions.
Categories: Lancashire

Storm Christoph: Flood warnings in parts of England

BBC Manchester - 1 hour 51 min ago
Police in Greater Manchester and South Yorkshire say they are expecting flooding in their regions.
Categories: Manchester

Storm Christoph: Flood warnings in parts of England

Lincolnshire BBC News Feed - 1 hour 51 min ago
Police in Greater Manchester and South Yorkshire say they are expecting flooding in their regions.
Categories: Lincolnshire

Cheltenham Town v Newport County: Exiles keeper King scores from goal-kick

BBC Gloucestershire - 1 hour 53 min ago
Newport County goalkeeper Tom King scores the first goal of his career to give the Exiles the lead at Cheltenham Town.
Categories: Gloucestershire

Hull City 3-0 Accrington Stanley

BBC Humberside - 1 hour 59 min ago
Hull City move to the top of League One with a comfortable victory at home to 10-man Accrington.
Categories: Humberside

Hull City 3-0 Accrington Stanley

BBC Lancashire - 1 hour 59 min ago
Hull City move to the top of League One with a comfortable victory at home to 10-man Accrington.
Categories: Lancashire

Libby Squire murder trial: Pawel Relowicz denied abducting student

BBC Humberside - 2 hours 44 min ago
Pawel Relowicz told police he offered to help Libby Squire when he saw her crying, a court hears.
Categories: Humberside

Leicester City v Chelsea

BBC London News Feed - 2 hours 49 min ago
Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's Premier League game between Leicester City and Chelsea.

Covid-19: Former 'role model' Luton sees 'dramatic' case rate rise

BBC Beds Bucks Herts - 3 hours 34 min ago
Luton was singled out for praise earlier in the pandemic, but cases have started rising "rapidly".

Vauxhall: Future of Ellesmere Port hangs in the balance

Merseyside BBC News Feed - 3 hours 34 min ago
Vauxhall's parent company warns it will no longer invest in pure diesel or petrol cars at Ellesmere Port.
Categories: Merseyside

Covid: Lacock 'Harry Potter' village busy as summertime

Wiltshire BBC News Feed - 3 hours 53 min ago
Lacock was used as a filming location for six of the Harry Potter films, including Hogwarts.
Categories: Wiltshire

Covid-19 in the UK: How many coronavirus cases are there in your area?

BBC Northamptonshire - 4 hours 11 sec ago
Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area.
Categories: Northamptonshire