Minister slams foot-dragging over law to protect Troubles veterans from historic prosecutions 

Minister slams foot-dragging over law to protect Troubles veterans from historic prosecutions Johnny Mercer openly criticised the Government’s ‘pace of progress’ over promised legislation to protect soldiers who served in Northern Ireland Veterans are unhappy with ministers’ failure to fulfil Tory manifesto pledge to protect them from ‘vexatious’ historical prosecutions Soldiers fear being hauled to … Read more

Will the Covid vaccine protect people who had to shield?

Actress Sheila Hancock, 88, recently revealed that she has been warned that the treatment she receives for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may affect the efficacy of her Covid-19 vaccine More than half of the UK adult population has received the first dose of the Covid vaccine and, for the vast majority, that spells a passport to freedom … Read more

‘Out-dated’ social distancing measures will not protect you from Covid-19

Floor tiles, signs and posters urge us to ‘KEEP A SOCIAL DISTANCE’, while arcane one-way systems stop us from passing one another. Sinks have been taped up, just in case we get too close while carrying out all-important hand-washing, as have some of the urinals in the men’s loo, presumably to mitigate the Covid risk of … Read more

Coronavirus: Pfizer vaccine ‘WILL protect against the Brazilian and South African Covid variants’

Pfizer‘s Covid vaccine still works against the South African and Brazilian variants of the virus, studies suggested today. The jab prevented 100 per cent of infections in a study run by Pfizer in South Africa and UK lab tests on the P1 Brazilian strain of the virus found it worked against that. Scientists had been … Read more

British troops are forced to fit nets to protect vehicles from missile attacks

British troops are forced to fit nets to protect vehicles from missile attacks during mission to promote peace in West Africa Soldiers are now using ‘rocket defusing netting’ after attacks on troops in Mali  The netting prevents a missile warhead from detonating on impact with vehicle One defence source says UN Mali mission is more … Read more

Lawyer fighting for the removal of a London cycleway blasts ‘failure’ to protect the elderly

A lawyer fighting for the removal of a controversial cycleway in central London has claimed the elderly and those with disabilities are at risk from the scheme. Andrew Swaffer, a lawyer acting for residents against Cycleway 9 along Chiswick High Road, told MailOnline he saw an elderly man almost get hit by a cyclist when … Read more

Save the black rhino! New bond launched to protect endangered species 

Save the black rhino! World Bank launches ground-breaking new bond to protect endangered species By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 21:50 GMT, 24 March 2021 | Updated: 21:50 GMT, 24 March 2021 A ground-breaking  bond has been launched in a bid to save the black rhino.  It will be sold by the World … Read more

Victory for cladding victims as Lords vote to protect leaseholders from crippling safety costs 

Victory for cladding victims as Lords vote to protect leaseholders from crippling safety costs It means Boris Johnson faces a fresh rebellion against his plans to resolve crisis  More than 30 Tory MPs are threatening to rebel over a ‘betrayal’ of leaseholders Tory MP Stephen McPartland, a vocal critic, said Lords’ vote was ‘brilliant news’  … Read more

RUTH SUNDERLAND: Regulators protect themselves

RUTH SUNDERLAND: Instead of protecting the public, regulators appear more concerned with protecting themselves The irony is their narrow mindset makes it certain they will be criticised  There are signs things are improving, but at the FCA, however, evolution is not happening fast enough It is not good enough for regulators to take a jobsworth … Read more

Marcus Rashford calls on men to ‘listen and protect’ women following Sarah Everard’s death

Marcus Rashford calls on men to ‘listen and protect’ women and ‘make them feel safe’ as campaigning Manchester United star speaks out over alleged kidnap and murder of Sarah Everard The Metropolitan Police confirmed human remains in Kent were Sarah Everard’s  She went missing on March 3 while walking home from a friend’s house Marcus … Read more