Germany has dropped plans to discuss Brexit at a high-level diplomatic meeting next week because there has been “no tangible progress” in the talks, the Guardian has learned, as Brussels deplores a “completely wasted” summer.
EU officials now believe the UK government is prepared to risk a no-deal exit when the transition period ends on December 31 and will try to blame Brussels if negotiations fail.
According to Time, the NHS has a “hidden waiting list” of 15.3 million patients who need follow-up appointments for health issues, according to what the article describes as “the first of its kind.”
The official waiting list, which stands at 3.9 million, shows how many patients have not yet had their first hospital appointment after a referral from a general practitioner.
However, the total number of people on hospital registers in England needing an appointment is not centralized. A new calculation, based on freedom of information requests to the NHS trusts and seen by The Times, puts the figure at 15.3 million.
People with coronavirus and their contacts will be paid to self-quarantine, says the Telegraph, “Among the signs that more and more people are refusing to isolate themselves due to financial worries.”
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the Daily mail splashes a high profile business leader telling Prime Minister Boris Johnson that he “needs to do more to get office workers back to their desks”.
Carolyn Fairbairn warns that shopping malls risk being permanent “ghost towns”.
In the Mail, the CBI’s chief executive says getting staff back into offices and workplaces is as important as getting students back to school.
Well, she would say that.
True to its long tradition of putting unusual health articles on the front page, the Express reports of a ‘natural ingredient in a £ 10 insect repellant’ that scientists have found may kill the coronavirus.
The discovery, made by experts at the government military research center in Porton Down, Wiltshire, could provide millions of people with another layer of protection against the deadly disease.
Defense Minister Jeremy Quin said Citriodiol killed the virus and acted as a barrier for four hours.
According to Subway, “Wags on Twitter” dubbed Ofqual’s unfair tagging process the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Algorithm,” after Boris Johnson blamed the A-rating debacle on a “mutant algorithm” – hence the otherwise incomprehensible title.
the The morning star leads to reports that the British armed forces have provided military training to 17 countries listed by the Foreign Office as having violated human rights.
Anti-gun activists have called on the government to review its military collaboration and training with countries on the Foreign Ministry’s list of 30 “human rights priority countries”, underway since 2018.
According to is, senior conservatives have condemned the government’s handling of Covid-19 councils after it was forced into another major turn on students wearing face masks.
Boris Johnson was accused last night of “throwing civil service leaders under a bus” to protect himself and his ministers, reports the Independent, after sacking the Education Ministry’s top Mandarin following the A-level exam scoring fiasco.
Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding has kept her battle with breast cancer a secret from her Girls Aloud bandmates for months, according to the Mirror.
The 38-year-old only told them this week and revealed it had spread.
She said, “I’m doing my best to stay positive.”
Finally, reliable Daily Star comes this:
Kebab lovers face holiday chaos after experts warn we may run out of doner meat. An increase in demand from alcoholic vacationers could leave millions of hungry vacationers on an empty stomach.