Pubs and restaurants could stay shut until JULY as councils are given power to extend lockdown rules

Pubs and restaurants could stay closed until July after Government chiefs chose to extend the lockdown powers given to councils. The specially-created powers, which give local authorities in England the ability to close venues and tape-off public areas due to coronavirus, were due to expire next week. But in a blow to million of Britons hoping … Read more Pubs and restaurants could stay shut until JULY as councils are given power to extend lockdown rules

Pubs and restaurants could stay shut until JULY as councils are given power to extend lockdown rules

Pubs and restaurants could stay closed until July after Government chiefs chose to extend the lockdown powers given to councils. The specially-created powers, which give local authorities in England the ability to close venues and tape-off public areas due to coronavirus, were due to expire next week. But in a blow to million of Britons hoping … Read more Pubs and restaurants could stay shut until JULY as councils are given power to extend lockdown rules

Matt Hancock admits ‘uncertainy’ over whether Covid variant is more deadly

Matt Hancock today admitted there is ‘uncertainty’ over whether the Covid variant is more deadly as he warned that people should take precautions based on the risk. In interviews this morning, the Health Secretary cited warnings from scientists that the mutant strain first detected in Kent could be between 10 and 50 per cent more … Read more Matt Hancock admits ‘uncertainy’ over whether Covid variant is more deadly

Matt Hancock admits ‘uncertainy’ over whether Covid variant is more deadly

Matt Hancock today admitted there is ‘uncertainty’ over whether the Covid variant is more deadly as he warned that people should take precautions based on the risk. In interviews this morning, the Health Secretary cited warnings from scientists that the mutant strain first detected in Kent could be between 10 and 50 per cent more … Read more Matt Hancock admits ‘uncertainy’ over whether Covid variant is more deadly

Britain suffers 813 coronavirus hospital deaths – decrease of 10% on last Saturday

Britain has suffered 813 coronavirus hospital deaths after the government was accused of ‘scaremongering’ over a claim the Kent variant was 30 per cent more deadly. The figure was a decrease of ten per cent on last Saturday’s 904 hospital deaths as experts today played down fears a UK variant of the coronavirus is more deadly … Read more Britain suffers 813 coronavirus hospital deaths – decrease of 10% on last Saturday

Britain suffers 813 coronavirus hospital deaths – decrease of 10% on last Saturday

Britain has suffered 813 coronavirus hospital deaths after the government was accused of ‘scaremongering’ over a claim the Kent variant was 30 per cent more deadly. The figure was a decrease of ten per cent on last Saturday’s 904 hospital deaths as experts today played down fears a UK variant of the coronavirus is more deadly … Read more Britain suffers 813 coronavirus hospital deaths – decrease of 10% on last Saturday

PHE chief admits it’s not ‘absolutely clear’ if Kent strain is more deadly

The medical director at Public Health England has said it is not ‘absolutely clear’ if a UK variant of the coronavirus is more deadly amid concerns over a ‘scaremongering’ Downing Street press conference. Dr Yvonne Doyle said more work was needed to determine whether the Kent strain was more likely to take people’s lives. It comes … Read more PHE chief admits it’s not ‘absolutely clear’ if Kent strain is more deadly

PHE chief admits it’s not ‘absolutely clear’ if Kent strain is more deadly

The medical director at Public Health England has said it is not ‘absolutely clear’ if a UK variant of the coronavirus is more deadly amid concerns over a ‘scaremongering’ Downing Street press conference. Dr Yvonne Doyle said more work was needed to determine whether the Kent strain was more likely to take people’s lives. It comes … Read more PHE chief admits it’s not ‘absolutely clear’ if Kent strain is more deadly

BBC rejects complaint against Laura Kuenssberg for saying ‘nitty gritty’

The BBC has rejected a complaint against political editor Laura Kuenssberg over her use of the phrase ‘nitty gritty’ – which anti-racism campaigners claim originates from the slave trade. The award-winning journalist used the well-known term while speaking on BBC political talk show Brexitcast as she discussed the departure of top Downing Street press chief Lee … Read more BBC rejects complaint against Laura Kuenssberg for saying ‘nitty gritty’

BBC rejects complaint against Laura Kuenssberg for saying ‘nitty gritty’

The BBC has rejected a complaint against political editor Laura Kuenssberg over her use of the phrase ‘nitty gritty’ – which anti-racism campaigners claim originates from the slave trade. The award-winning journalist used the well-known term while speaking on BBC political talk show Brexitcast as she discussed the departure of top Downing Street press chief Lee … Read more BBC rejects complaint against Laura Kuenssberg for saying ‘nitty gritty’