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Pubs and restaurants could reopen in April – with no alcohol

Pubs and restaurants could reopen as soon as April if they agree not to sell alcohol under options being discussed to allow the widespread relaxation of coronavirus restrictions after Easter. A temporary ‘booze ban’ is being considered as part of the Government’s roadmap for lifting lockdown, which will be unveiled on February 22. It is understood the move is being discussed to allay concerns from Professor Chris Whitty, the chief medical officer, and others about the effect of drinking on social distancing — Telegraph

Ministers consider ‘targeted vaccine passport scheme’ — Sunday Telegraph

Patients struggling to get NHS dental care across England, says watchdog — Observer

Freedom of speech row as Durham University students’ union decides to vet all ‘controversial’ speakers on campus — Telegraph

Winchester College is accused of condoning underage sex — Mail


The secret history of the shadow campaign that saved the 2020 election — Molly Ball, Time

Sir Keir Starmer used to demand we get rid of the Queen. Do you really think he’s changed? — Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday

Handforth is lucky to have such tame council meetings — Emma Kane, Telegraph

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