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Covid vaccines for England’s under-50s delayed due to major shortage

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Jabs to be delayed by one month after NHS England admits ‘significant reduction’ in supplyPeople under 50 will have to wait a month longer than planned for their Covid vaccination because of a major shortage of vaccin...

Vaccine supply shortage does not change UK Covid roadmap, says Matt Hancock – video

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The health secretary is not concerned about an NHS warning that a 'significant reduction' of vaccine supplies could leave people under the age of 50 waiting an extra month for their first shot. Playing down the import...

UK digital skills shortage risks Covid recovery as young people shun IT courses

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Britain’s economic recovery from Covid-19 is at threat from a looming digital skills crisis caused by a sharp fall in the number of young people taking IT courses, a report has said. A study by the Learning and Work I...

Covid vaccines: what is patent waiving and will it solve the global shortage?

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For those advocating for greater access to vaccines, it is a case of two cheers for Joe Biden. His administration’s decision to support a push at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to waive patents on Covid-19 vaccine...

‘A hopeless situation’: oxygen shortage fuels Nepal’s Covid crisis

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The story of Dilli Raj Joshi is now a sadly familiar one. After travelling to a wedding in mid-April with his family – a fun, rowdy affair – he began to be troubled by a headache and then breathing difficulties. Joshi...

Chainsaw massacre: tree poaching hits Canada amid lumber shortage

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Two tree stumps signaled to Larry Pynn that something was wrong. Jutting from a mossy forest floor in western Canada, the fresh stumps were the final remnants of two western red cedars that had been chopped down by ch...

Government failed to act over PPE shortage warnings, MPs told

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The government failed to act on warnings that there would be a shortage of PPE equipment in the weeks before the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, a major medical equipment supplier has told MPs. At a hearing of th...

Got a staff shortage? Raising wages normally helps

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From Michel Roux Jr to Tim Martin, from swanky Le Gavroche in London to Wetherspoons pubs, the message is the same: we need more staff. Labour shortages were not a problem envisaged when the UK was plunged into lockdo...

No lights, no camera: UK TV producers face equipment shortage

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Britain’s high-end film and television producers are facing a shortage of cameras and other key equipment as the industry struggles to keep up with unprecedented demand for new shows caused by lockdown-induced drama b...

School meals at risk due to shortage of UK lorry drivers

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School meals could be disrupted for the remainder of this term by delays and shortages of food supplies across the country as a result of a dearth of lorry drivers in the UK. The warning came as industry representativ...

Global semiconductor shortage affecting car production in China and Japan

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The ongoing global shortage in the supply of semiconductors is affecting manufacturing in China and Japan, according to data, with car production among the industries hit. A shortage in semiconductor chips, which are ...

Haribo struggles to deliver to UK shops due to lorry driver shortage

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The lorry driver shortage could become tangfastically real for British children and their parents after the confectionery manufacturer Haribo told shopkeepers it was struggling to deliver enough bags of sweets. Jelly ...

Working hours rules to be relaxed to ease UK lorry driver shortage

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The government is to relax rules this month for how long lorry drivers can work, as a temporary fix for a severe shortage of qualified heavy goods vehicle (HGV) operators. “We’re aware of a shortage of HGV drivers, so...

UK employers struggle with worst labour shortage since 1997

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Britain’s employers are struggling with the worst staff shortages since the late 1990s, amid the rush to reopen from lockdown and a sharp drop in overseas workers due to Covid and Brexit. Sounding the alarm over the r...

Ugandan minister blames west for Covid vaccine shortage

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A Ugandan government minister has blamed the west for his country’s inability to secure more Covid-19 vaccines, as the World Health Organization warned that Africa urgently needed hundreds millions more jabs to fend o...

Companies claim there’s a labor shortage. Their solution? Prisoners

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Some employers around the US are responding to perceived worker shortages in their industries by pursuing cheap sources of labor, such as people currently or formerly in prison. During a recent industry conference, a ...

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