Gordon Brown calls for urgent budget help as 1 in 7 UK firms face collapse

Ex-PM calls for Treasury to get ahead of Covid crisis as LSE report warns 1m firms could fail by spring putting 2.5m jobs at risk Gordon Brown has called for … Read More

Australia news live: NSW considers easing Covid restrictions as vaccine information campaign launches

Limits on gatherings could be lifted in Sydney after more than a week of zero locally-acquired cases • NSW hotspots; State-by-state restrictions and lockdown rules explained• Follow the global coronavirus … Read More

Why has AstraZeneca reduced promised vaccine supply to EU and is UK affected?

Analysis: technical problem at Belgium plant failed to produce enough vaccine but EU demanding fulfilment of contract AstraZeneca warned the European commission on Friday that there would be a significant … Read More

Pharmaceutical giants not ready for next pandemic, report warns

Ten of the world’s most infectious diseases identified by the WHO not being catered for by drug firms The world’s biggest pharmaceutical firms are little prepared for the next pandemic … Read More