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Tracey goes Munching and fantastic beasts go roaming – the week in art

Emin teams up with her hero Munch, Richard Hamilton proves a prophet, Henry Moore goes underground in the blitz, and JK Rowling fans get a treat – all in your weekly dispatchRichard HamiltonThe most icily ironic of pop artists, a Duchampian and a history painter – this great British modern was a complex visionary and a prophet of our time.• Pallant...

Advice to UK ministers: 'Stop vaccine boasting and get public onboard'

Government needs to focus on getting Covid jab information to people, says head of research groupCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGovernment ministers should stop politicising the Covid-19 vaccine by boasting about being the first to license it, the head of a leading research group has said.Heidi Larson, the director of the...

Times pays damages to advocacy group falsely linked to Reading killer

Newspaper apologises over article that suggested Cage was supporting Khairi SaadallahThe Times has apologised to the advocacy organisation Cage and agreed to pay it £30,000 in damages for suggesting it was supporting a man who stabbed three people to death in what police said was a terrorist rampage in a Reading park.Khairi Saadallah, whose lawyers...

Snow falls around the UK – in pictures

More wintry weather expected before the weekend, with warnings in place for ice and snow Continue reading...

UK coronavirus live: London at risk of being placed in tier 3; Covid cases no longer falling in Wales

Latest updates: capital’s public health chief says cases are still too high; percentage of people testing positive in Wales up slightly on previous weekAlok Sharma defends UK’s rapid approval of Covid vaccineCalls to investigate possible link between menopause and Covid riskFauci apologises for implied criticism of speedy UK vaccine approvalMother separated...

'Birthplace of vaccination' museum in UK at risk after Covid closure

Former Gloucestershire home of ‘father of immunology’ Edward Jenner too small for safe social distancing measuresCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe future of a museum that tells the astonishing story of the British “father of immunology” is hanging in the balance because it has been forced to close throughout the Covid crisis...

All hens and other farm birds to be kept inside in GB avian flu crackdown

Eggs can continue to be labelled ‘free-range’ for 16 weeks and poultry meat for 12 weeks, says DefraMillions of free-range hens and other birds will have to be kept indoors from 14 December, in a national government crackdown to try to limit the spread of a virulent strain of avian flu across Great Britain.The Department for Environment, Food &...

Death of Shukri Abdi, 12, in Bury river an accident, says coroner

Schoolgirl drowned in River Irwell, where she was with a group of other childrenA coroner has concluded that a 12-year-old schoolgirl’s death by drowning was an accident.The body of Shukri Abdi, who first came to the UK in January 2017, was found in the River Irwell in Bury, Greater Manchester, on 27 June 2019. A group of children were with her at the...

Why Boris Johnson's Covid metaphors fall flat while Van-Tam's enlighten

Analysis: in contrast to PM’s condescension, expert’s endearing stories have won the nation’s trustAt least when Tony Blair intoned that “a new dawn has broken, has it not” a few short hours after his election victory on the night of 1 May 1997, it was actually dawn. These days the metaphors emanating from 10 Downing Street seem to bear less and less...

Help us prevent Covid creating a lost generation of young people | Katharine Viner

Life chances are in danger of being blighted by the pandemic. That’s why young people are at the heart of our charity appeal this yearPlease donate to our appeal hereIn a year of blight, uncertainty and lives interrupted, 21-year-old Aadam Patel’s experience of the pandemic will resonate among many young people and their families: “I have pressed pause...

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