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Role of Sage to be reviewed over fears scientists hold too much power

The role of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) is likely to be reviewed when the Covid pandemic is over, government sources have said. Officials have admitted that they ‘bowed to’ Sage too often, rather than appointing a so-called ‘red team’ to challenge its advice – Telegraph

Portugal and Spain join 15 European countries suspending roll-out of Oxford’s AstraZeneca vaccine amid blood clot fears while Italy launches manslaughter probe into death, but EU health chiefs back Boris in insisting the jab is safe – Mail

Undercover police to be stationed around bars ‘to protect women’ – Telegraph

UK pubs down £8.2billion in lost beer sales from Covid pandemic – Guardian

Thorntons to close all its UK high street stores putting 600 jobs at risk – Guardian

Ex-Home Office official accused of improper relationship with law firms – Guardian

Biden administration acknowledges border surge ‘a big problem’ – Epoch Times


Until we tackle porn culture, protests over sexual violence will change little – Bel Mooney, Mail

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