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According to a report by the UK spending watchdog, ministers and government officials awarded £777m in COVID contracts to a company whose lobbyists include Conservative MP Owen Paterson.

Despite the publication of a “damning report into an atmosphere of drinking and lawbreaking in Downing Street during the COVID-19 pandemic”, Boris Johnson has remained unbowed, according to the Financial Times.

The Independent reports that Boris Johnson’s premiership has been thrown into even greater peril with the publication of photographs showing him drinking wine with Downing Street staff during England’s second COVID lockdown in 2020.

World leaders will meet for the first time since COVID-19 in Davos this week, warning that globalisation is in reverse. Global uncertainty is forcing corporate leaders to “grapple with strategic decisions” after supply chain issues,…

The Daily Mirror reports that Downing Street is now the location of the UK’s “worst COVID law-breakers” – where 100 fines have been issued.

As part of its lead story, the i reports that Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said he would resign if fined for breaking COVID rules.

The Metro reports that a former pub landlord sent thousands of pounds he borrowed as a COVID “bounce back” loan to ISIS.

As the Daily Express reports, COVID’s brutal impact on cancer treatment was laid bare on Sunday night when 2.7 million patients joined the queue for diagnosis and care.

The Daily Mail reports that Labour leader Keir Starmer was told on Sunday night to provide evidence to support his claims over “Beergate” after he claimed he did not break COVID rules when he was…

According to The Independent, scientists have warned that government ministers in the UK will be left in the dark about COVID spikes if the surveillance programme is scrapped.

The Sunday Express reports on calls from a former minister to claw back the billions of pounds lost in fraudulent COVID loans to help people with the cost of living.

The ending of free COVID testing as cases rise has been described as “premature” by health experts – that’s on the front of The Independent.

After Scotland and Wales opened the vaccine programme for children aged five to 11 earlier in the week, England followed suit with Sajid Javid announcing that the age group will, from April, be able to…

The Treasury is pushing for almost all free COVID testing to end as soon as next month to save billions of pounds, despite warnings from public health experts and scientists, reports The Guardian.

The Treasury is pushing for almost all free COVID testing to end as soon as next month to save billions of pounds, despite warnings from public health experts and scientists, reports The Guardian.