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NHS to enlist 'sensible' celebrities to persuade people to take coronavirus vaccine (Sun, 29 Nov 2020)
Exclusive: People who are ‘known and loved’ will front campaign amid fears of low take-up Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage NHS bosses plan to enlist celebrities and “influencers” with big social media followings in a major campaign to persuade people to have a Covid vaccine amid fears of low take-up. Ministers and NHS England are drawing up a list of “very sensible” famous faces in the hope that their advice to get immunised would be widely trusted, the Guardian has learned. Continue reading...
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Joe Biden announces all-female media team at his White House (Mon, 30 Nov 2020)
The president-elect announces senior communications team, led by campaign communications director Kate Bedingfield President-elect Joe Biden will have an all-female senior communications team at his White House, led by campaign communications director Kate Bedingfield. Bedingfield will serve as Biden’s White House communications director, and Jen Psaki, a longtime Democratic spokeswoman, will be his press secretary. Continue reading...
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Ethics watchdog asked to assess if Rishi Sunak broke ministerial code (Sun, 29 Nov 2020)
Chancellor did not declare wife’s multimillion-pound share portfolio in register of interests The government ethics watchdog has been asked to assess whether the ministerial code was breached by Rishi Sunak not declaring in the register of ministerial interests a multimillion-pound portfolio of shares held by his wife and her family. The Labour MP Tonia Antoniazzi has written to Lord Evans, chair of the committee on standards in public life, to ask him to look into the issue “as a matter of urgency”. Her concerns were echoed by the shadow financial secretary to the Treasury, James Murray, who said the revelations raised “serious questions” about the chancellor’s conduct. Continue reading...
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