BREAKING: COVID tests to end for fully jabbed travellers

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has declared the Government is "setting Britain free" after he announced COVID tests for travellers arriving in England are to be axed.

The new rules will come into place at 4am on 11 February – just in time for the February half-term.

It comes after the chief executives of the UK’s largest airlines urged the government to end coronavirus-related travel restrictions.

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Taxi drivers can suspend their contracts until they are fully vaccinated

Cabbies and private-hire car drivers who are not fully vaccinated by Feb 1 may suspend their contracts on a case-by-case basis until they get their jabs. This means they will not have to pay for rental during that period. It comes amid efforts to encourage others to get their boosters.

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Are NATO partners fully united in how to deal with Russia? | DW News

NATO-Russia talks have kicked off in Brussels, as tensions are rising on the Ukrainian border. The meeting is due to run for about three hours and comes during a week of high-level diplomacy.
Initial talks between US and Russian officials on Monday ended in deadlock. Russia is pushing for written guarantees that there will be no more NATO expansion towards the East and that Ukraine will never join the Western military alliance.
Russia’s defiant stance going into talks with NATO has a long and painful history, as DW’s Emily Sherwin reports.


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Covid: Pregnant women urged to get fully vaccinated

With vaccine scepticism among some parts of the population proving stubbornly hard to overcome, health chiefs are urging pregnant women to get fully vaccinated as new figures show the risk of serious illness among those who haven’t been jabbed. (Subscribe:

Across the UK there have been another 142,000 cases in the last 24 hours, but while daily figures are falling the number of patients admitted to hospital continues to rise.
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