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Shark Bait review – human chum bucket jeopardy thriller sinks without trace

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“Tyler, no! You took a bang to the head!” “That might be a problem if there was something inside of there!” So goes an almighty self-own when one of five spring-breakers trapped on a jetski in shark-infested waters de...

England’s Covid test and trace spending over £1m a day on consultants

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England’s flagship test-and-trace service is still spending more than £1m a day on private consultants, official figures reveal weeks after MPs lambasted it as an “eye-watering” waste of taxpayers’ money that is faili...

Learn from the test and trace debacle. It shows how the Tories enrich their friends

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It’s 33 years since Margaret Thatcher inaugurated the modern rightwing Eurosceptic movement, declaring in Bruges that “we have not successfully rolled back the frontiers of the state in Britain, only to see them reimp...

Coronavirus news live: Committee chair says Harding-run test and trace ‘treated taxpayers like ATM’; Australia approves booster shot rollout

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The UK’s flagship system to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 failed to achieve “its main objective,” committee says; Australians soon to get a Covid booster shot after regulator approval

NHS test and trace ‘failed its main objective’, says spending watchdog

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The government’s flagship test-and-trace system has failed to achieve “its main objective” to cut infection levels and help Britain return to normal despite being handed an “eye-watering” £37bn in taxpayers’ cash, the...

PM said test and trace would be ‘like whistling in the dark’, says Cummings

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Boris Johnson believed the national test-and-trace system was “like whistling in the dark” and that the UK was on course to achieve the “double distinction of being the European country with the most fatalities and th...

Dido Harding defends test and trace and says expectations too high

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Dido Harding has confirmed she could apply to lead NHS England, and has defended her much-criticised record leading the Covid test-and-trace system, saying the main issue with the service was that “expectations were s...

England test and trace delays blamed for spread of Indian variant of Covid

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Downing Street has confirmed there was what it called “a short delay” in tracking down the contacts of people who tested positive for coronavirus for several weeks, a failure being blamed for assisting the spread of t...

Florida researchers trace origins of monkey colony to farm escape

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A colony of monkeys has lived for about 70 years in urban south Florida, near jets taking off from a nearby airport and fuel storage tanks. No one was quite sure where they came from. Until now. Researchers at Florid...

Tell us: do you work in the UK test and trace service?

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The national Covid test and trace system struggled at the start of the pandemic, with a shortage of tests and community testing paused for some months from 12 March 2020. More than a year on, we would like to hear fro...

UK schools voice objections to ‘propping up’ Covid test and trace system, unpaid

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Schools have spent up to and in excess of 100 hours “propping up” the national Covid test and trace system since the start of the academic year, despite having no additional funding or staff, according to a school lea...