2.6 million jabs given to 2.3 million people – but UK told vaccine ‘not a free pass’ to ignore rules

More than 2.6 million coronavirus vaccine doses have been given to almost 2.3 million people, the health secretary has said, as an NHS boss warned the jab is “not a free pass” to ignore national guidance.

Three intensive care units in London ‘full’ on New Year’s Eve, leaked email shows

Intensive care units in three London hospitals were “full” on New Year’s Eve, leaving patients waiting to be transferred to other hospitals for critical care, according to a leaked NHS email obtained by Sky News.