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PM urges 'heavy dose of caution' as hugs, indoor pints and foreign holidays return in England
People across England are again able to enjoy hugs with loved ones, indoor pints and foreign holidays - but Boris Johnson has urged a "heavy dose of caution" due to the threat of the Indian variant of COVID-19.
COVID-19: Indian variant can 'spread like wildfire' among those not vaccinated, Health Secretary Matt Hancock warns
There is a "high degree of confidence" that vaccines protect against the Indian variant of COVID-19 - but it can "spread like wildfire" among those who haven't had a jab, Matt Hancock has told Sky News.
COVID-19: Local lockdowns can't be ruled out to curb spread of Indian variant in places like Bolton and Blackburn - Hancock
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has not ruled out imposing local lockdown restrictions in places worst affected by the Indian variant of coronavirus.
COVID-19: Matt Hancock says it was 'perfectly reasonable' to help Tory ex-minister win multi-million pound PPE contract
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said it was "perfectly reasonable" for him to assist a former Conservative minister in winning a multi-million pound PPE contract.
Sir Keir Starmer slumps 17 points behind PM in new poll - and a third of Labour voters want him to quit
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer is trailing Boris Johnson as the British public's preferred prime minister by 17 percentage points, according to a new poll.