Due to household mixing over Christmas "there will be increases in numbers over the next few weeks", a U.K. government adviser warned.
It remains a "national priority" for all pupils to return to school full-time in January but that may still be reviewed, a U.K. government spokesperson said.
Last month a judge made an appeal to help find toddler Emmanuel Biendarra who had been living with his father before he went missing.
Hospitals have begun diverting patients and discharging others to free up beds, with warnings it may come at the expense of "non-urgent" treatments for illnesses like cancer.
Boys are being deliberately targeted by online groups that welcome extreme acts of violence against women, research shows.
"High-income countries have reserved 51 percent of doses though they comprise only 13.7 percent of the world's population."
Hunger among children hit by the COVID-19 crisis is a "domestic emergency", the charity said.
The U.K. government has been urged by experts to follow Germany, Italy and the Netherlands in keeping COVID restrictions in place.
Britain's health secretary said over 1,000 cases of the new variant had been identified as he announced new restrictions for London and surrounding areas.
Blood donation rules for gay and bisexual men are being relaxed, lifting a blanket ban for men who have had sex with men in the last three months.
The U.K. and EU agreed to abandon their make-or-break deadline and continue talks - but the warning remains that no-deal is the most likely scenario as the Brexit deadline looms.
The most comprehensive study of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in Britain found a majority of people are willing to be vaccinated - but a significant minority have concerns.
The United Kingdom's central bank has been condemned for effectively "losing" £50 billion ($67 billion) in cash - but it may not be as drastic as it sounds.
Boris Johnson has told people in the United Kingdom to make "proper preparations" for the likelihood that Britain will leave the EU without a trade deal in place.
"Black people can't eradicate racism. We need our white counterparts onside."
The car-making industry has found itself split amid a legal dispute over air pollution standards between those that support Donald Trump and those that don't.
Campaigners say wealthier nations have bought enough doses to vaccinate their entire populations nearly three times over.
Around 50 hospitals in England have been authorized to administer the Pfizer COVID vaccine so far.
Boris Johnson's spokesperson said trade talks between the U.K. and EU are "at a very difficult point".
The infectious disease expert apologized and said he has "a great deal of confidence in what the U.K. does".
A charity intervening in a legal challenge to prevent the flight claim those deported included victims of slavery and a Windrush descendant.
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Boris Johnson survived a COVID showdown with his own MPs over England's new national tier system for restrictions.
Around 40 percent of vulnerable children won't get a single Christmas present this year.
It follows a temporary government ban on the Chinese company from accessing the most sensitive core parts of British networks.
Researchers hope the Galleri blood test will be a "gamechanger" for early cancer diagnosis, potentially saving many lives.
The Arcadia Group, responsible for Topshop, Burton, and Dorothy Perkins, is said to be preparing to appoint administrators as soon as next week.
A number of Conservative MPs have lashed out at new COVID measures that see 99% of England under tough restrictions.
"The doorstep claps are now long forgotten and the monumental efforts made by workers during this pandemic appear to have been disregarded."
Scotland has become the first country in the world to make period products free for all with a message that: "In these dark times, we can bring light and hope to the world."