Ben Spencer (@Ben_Spencer )

Ben Spencer

Bio Science Editor of the Sunday Times. DMs open for tips and stories
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iPhone : The first edition of our weekly environment newsletter went out yesterday, featuring Bill Gates, Gordon Brown, a near-brawl at a UN climate summit, and the importance of blanket bog. Read it here: nuk-tnl-deck-email.s3.amazonaws.com/61/d7d741735f9…. Sign up to get next week’s email: thetimes.co.uk/newsletters

iPhone : Our new #environment newsletter covers the most important stories from @TheTimes, @TheSundayTimes and beyond; hand-picked each week by science editor Ben Spencer.

This week featuring Englands rainforest”, also known as the Great North Bog (pictured): nuk-tnl-deck-email.s3.amazonaws.com/61/d7d741735f9…

iPhone : In case you missed it, my story from Sunday explaining how Whitty, Vallance and the rest of Sage persuaded the PM to take this cautious approach to easing lockdown
thetimes.co.uk/article/how-to…

Twitter Web App : From tomorrow morning I will be sending out an environment newsletter once a week. Sign up here: home.thetimes.co.uk/myNews/

iPhone : Europe’s faltering immunisation programme has been hit by a boycott of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine by medical staff concerned about its side effects and doubtful of its efficacy against new variants of Covid-19 thetimes.co.uk/article/contin…

iPhone : Lockdown 1 ended last July with “Super Saturday” - a mass lifting of restrictions in what Boris Johnson described as an end to our “long hibernation”. In today’s Sunday Times, how Sage scientists persuaded the PM to take a more gradual approach this time.

thetimes.co.uk/article/how-to…

iPhone : The Great North Bog! Details of an ambitious plan to restore England’s peatlands and shore up what is a huge carbon sink, in today’s Sunday Times.

thetimes.co.uk/article/revive…

iPhone : So I’m not getting a vaccine next week - was feeling weird about why I’d been selected ahead of others so rang GP to check. Turns out they had my height as 6.2cm rather than 6 ft 2, giving me a BMI of 28,000 😂

iPhone : NEW with Ben Spencer

Britain has vaccinated 15 million people – but which groups have proven hardest to reach? When will we see its effects in the data? And with the vaccines we have, is "herd immunity" a realistic possibility?

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iPhone : It was a privilege this week to speak to two of the world’s leading vaccine scientists - Phil Dormitzer of Pfizer and Sarah Gilbert at Oxford - about the next steps in Covid vaccine development. Read about it in tomorrow’s Sunday Times.

iPhone : Nik Farah The Star, Sheffield Handsworth Sword Nancy Fielder Graham Walker Rochelle Malise Barrand Ellen Beardmore Julia Rodgerson Rob Hollingworth Tim Hopkinson Chris Etchells Nik, what a lovely piece. You were there for all my top moments in Sheffield - interviewing David Cameron in 2010, watching Nick Clegg become kingmaker at an election count a few months later, doing that feature on brain surgery (that pic is amazing) Good luck for your next move!