The Front Page: AstraZeneca vaccine branded 'safe'; plus Sadiq Khan leads in mayoral election polls
Scientists and ministers say the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine is “safe” and are appealing to the public to take it when offered.
It comes ahead of an expected statement from the official medicines regulator over a possible link between the jab and a rare form of blood clots in a small number of adults.
Trials on children in the UK have been paused while parts of Spain, Germany, the Netherlands and France have restricted the roll-out to younger people pending further announcements.
Experts say the risks of not having an AstraZeneca jab far outweighed any risk of having one.
Meanwhile, The UK’s first dose of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine has been given in Wales to a young woman who cares for her grandmother.
24-year-old Elle Taylor who works at a further education college in Llanelli, received the Moderna jab from staff nurse Laura French at West Wales General Hospital’s outpatients department on Wednesday morning.
Speaking after receiving the vaccine, the 24-year-old said she is very excited and very happy and the jab allows her to care for her grandmother properly and safely.
Hundreds of Deliveroo riders went on strike over working conditions as small investors were able to start trading in the app’s shares for the first time.
An estimated 400 riders were due to attend socially distanced protests organised by the Independent Workers of Great Britain union in London, York, Reading, Sheffield and Wolverhampton.
They are demanding rights to holiday and sick pay, a guaranteed minimum wage and an end to unpaid waiting times.
An exclusive new poll shows Sadiq Khan is coasting towards a clear victory in the battle for Mayor of London against Shaun Bailey.
The YouGov research for the Mile End Institute reveals the sitting Labour mayor is ahead of his Conservative rival by 47 per cent to 26 per cent with a month to go.
Unless he picks up support, Mr Bailey looks set to go down to the worst defeat of any Conservative candidate since the mayoralty was established more than two decades ago.
TV presenter Dec Donnelly and his family were reportedly targeted by professional burglars who attempted to break into their £5 million house in west London.
The gang tried to enter the property while Donnelly, his wife Ali and two-year-old daughter Isla were sleeping in the early hours of yesterday.
But they failed to force open iron gates at the front of the seven-bedroom home.
The criminals sped away in a car moments before police arrived at 1am on Tuesday following a 999 call.
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