View video in browser: media captionFourteen-year-old Freya Heddington was one of the first recipients - and says she's "ecstatic"Two UK hospitals have teamed up to offer a novel type of heart-transplant service for children, reducing waiting times for the life-saving operations.In the programme, so-called "non-beating donor hearts" are revived to give...
Freya Heddington, 14, had a new type of transplant where "non-beating donor hearts" are revived. ...
Jo Whiley on the "cruellest twist" of being offered a vaccine before her disabled sister, who now has Covid. ...
image copyrightGetty ImagesAll schools in England are expected to reopen on 8 March as part of the prime minister's "cautious" four-part plan to lift the coronavirus lockdown.Boris Johnson will share his finalised "road map" with ministers on Monday, before unveiling it to MPs and later leading a news conference at 19:00...
Lifting the lid on common misconceptions, a mother and former Facebook moderator share their experience with post traumatic stress disorder. ...
Professor John Watson is a member of the World Health Organization's team investigating the origins of Covid-19. ...
image copyrightPA MediaMore than 15 million people in the UK have now had their first coronavirus vaccine, in what Boris Johnson described as a "significant milestone".The PM hailed the "extraordinary feat", reached just over two months after the first jab was given on 8 December.It comes as the government is expected...
There’s a lot of choice about which type of face covering to wear – and in some countries the advice is changing. ...
The health secretary urges people to come forward to get their first coronavirus vaccine dose. ...
image copyrightGetty ImagesPeople whose asthma is under control will not be prioritised for the Covid vaccine, the government has confirmed. Sufferers of the condition will not be on the list ahead of their peers unless they are formally shielding, regularly take steroid tablets or have ever had an emergency hospital admission.This...
image copyrightPA MediaThe UK's rules on quarantine hotels for travellers arriving from Covid "red list" countries are less stringent than those enforced in Australia. The BBC has seen a copy of the UK government's official requirements for hotel operators ahead of the policy starting on Monday.It spells out the rules for...
More than 13 million people in the UK have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine - part of the biggest inoculation programme the country has ever launched.In a race against a faster-spreading variant of the virus, ministers have pinned their hopes of ending a third national lockdown on...
Six-time Paralympic gold medallist, David Weir is among those who have called upon the Prime Minister's support.A coalition of athletes, celebrities and health bodies have written to the prime minister asking for the "fullest possible support" to help sports and exercise facilities survive the pandemic. In a letter seen by the...
image copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionA greater proportion of people in Wales have received a jab than other UK nationsWales will be the first UK nation to have offered the top four priority groups a Covid jab, the Welsh Government has said.Within hours, officials say, all over-70s including care home residents, will have...
Boris Johnson says he will set out "as much detail" as he can give, in his lockdown roadmap on 22 February. ...
image copyrightReutersLevels of coronavirus are going down in all four nations of the UK, latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show. The data provides more evidence that lockdown is working to control even the more infectious variants of the virus that are circulating. It is based on 661,931...
image copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionPeople in priority groups have been vaccinated in thousands of locations across the countryThe NHS is "firmly on track" to offer everyone in the top four priority groups in England a Covid vaccine by Monday, says the head of NHS England. Sir Simon Stevens said it had been...
Health Secretary Matt Hancock reacts to the latest ONS figures showing UK levels of Covid are falling. ...
image copyrightReutersimage captionFrance has administered close to 2.8m jabs (file photo)France's health authority is recommending that anyone previously infected with Covid-19 should only receive one vaccine jab, instead of the normal two doses.People who recover from Covid have some immunity and should be inoculated three-six months afterwards, it said.France is the...
View video in browser: media captionSir Simon Stevens: "This has been a very encouraging start, and obviously there is much more to do".People aged 70 or over who have not yet had a Covid jab are being urged to come forward, in a final push by ministers to meet their vaccination...

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