"You know, in all fairness to so many of my U.K. friends, they kind of ran around the corner of the marathon and joined this in the last mile," the infectious disease expert said.
Britain will continue to export millions of poultry but animal export from England and Wales for slaughter will end.
Ten million doses of the vaccine are expected to arrive in the U.K. before the end of the year.
"The speed of development for this and other vaccine candidates is testament to an extraordinary, collaborative, global research effort," said Charlie Weller from the Wellcome Trust.
The U.K.'s health secretary said the country will be ready to start vaccinating people from early next week.
Boris Johnson survived a COVID showdown with his own MPs over England's new national tier system for restrictions.
The statute will be placed on a 10ft plinth to prevent it from being vandalized.
Around 40 percent of vulnerable children won't get a single Christmas present this year.
"Let's start a religion," 34-year-old bar owner James Aspell posted to Facebook. "Can't be that hard, can it!"
Students were found partying both outside and inside the university halls.
"It was terrible to see," said swan rescuer Caroline Sim.
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.
"These are Julian's sons Max and Gabriel. They need their father. Our family needs to be whole again. I beg you, please bring him home for Christmas."
The 84 charges include rape, attempted rape, sexual assault of a child under 13 and indecent assault on a male.
"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."
From healthcare to foreign aid, Chancellor Rishi Sunak reveals his plan for spending taxpayers' money amid the grim economic backdrop of the pandemic.
Companies could face fines of up to $133,000 a day, should they fail to meet targets for higher security requirements.
Stronger restrictions are expected to stay in place until Christmas when the U.K. hopes to see rules relaxed.
Britain has ordered 40 million doses of Pfizer's COVID vaccine, with hospital staff preparing to administer it to those most at risk by December.
The British prime minister has rejected a finding that Home Secretary Priti Patel broke ministerial rules by bullying civil servants.
Universities are failing to adequately deal with the problem, a book has warned.
Doctors say COVID rules could be relaxed over the holiday season in the U.K. - but the government insists "no decisions have been made."
Child rapist Richard Huckle, known as one of Britain's worst pedophiles, was attacked in his prison cell.
Billions of pounds spent and tens of thousands of jobs created according to the U.K.'s new Green Industrial Revolution - but how far does it actually go to tackle climate change?
Boris Johnson will spend the next 14 days holed up in his flat at Downing Street at a crucial time for the United Kingdom.
Researchers are hoping to recruit a total of 30,000 people globally for the vaccine which is modeled on the Ebola jab.