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Boris Johnson has dismissed claims that the government prioritised animals over people during the Afghanistan evacuation as “complete nonsense”. The prime minister said Operation Pitting, which saw 15,000 Afghans taken out of the country amid the Taliban takeover, was “one of the outstanding military achievements of the last 50 years or more”. Mr Johnson’s comments […]

Foxes were most likely to blame for many of the so-called “Croydon cat killer” mutilations, according to new research. More than 400 cats were found mutilated in the M25 area between 2014 and 2018. There was speculation a human was responsible and fears they could become a threat to people. However, police closed the investigation […]

People who have overcome a coronavirus infection and also received a vaccine have higher-quality antibodies against variants, researchers have found. The new study comes amid concerns that new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, such as Omicron, can still infect people who have received two vaccine doses. According to researchers at the American Society for Microbiology, […]

The early indications are that the Omicron variant of coronavirus is more transmissible than Delta, the prime minister has said. Boris Johnson made the comment as he updated his team of ministers on the latest COVID-19 situation at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday morning. Live COVID updates from the UK and around the world Please […]

A collection of the signatures of all 55 prime ministers is anticipated to sell for a five-figure sum when it goes under the hammer at auction. It took eight years to compile the collection, which is housed in a set of 10 frames. Each signature is positioned next to a portrait of the respective PM. […]

A woman escaped from her car after it apparently skidded on ice at a level crossing and was then hit by a train. It happened at about 7.30am this morning at Frating in Essex, a village about five miles east of Colchester. Pictures show the rear end of the hatchback mangled by the impact. Image: […]