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NATIONAL NEWS ROUNDUP: ‘Cronyism’ controversy & young people urged to get jab

 

Labour has said there are "serious questions to answer" after it was revealed that Health Secretary Matt Hancock has shares in a family company which has contracts with the NHS.

It comes as eight individual investigations are to be carried out following the Greensill controversy involving former PM David Cameron.  A spokesperson said the Health Secretary acted 'entirely properly in these circumstances' and in line with the ministerial code.

Previous coronavirus infection does not fully protect young people against reinfection, according to research. The study of more than three thousand young people found that despite previous infection and the presence of antibodies, vaccination is still necessary to boost immune responses.

The aftermath of the Suez Canal blockage may have caused an unlikely drop in garden gnome supplies, with raw materials used to make the gnomes in short supply.


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