Coronavirus infection rates are rising in one in FOUR parts of the UK, data shows

Coronavirus infection rates are rising in around one in four local authorities in Britain, official data revealed today. Department of Health statistics showed 98 out of 380 UK councils – 25 per cent of the total – recorded a rise in cases over the week to February 21, the latest available. In England it was … Read more

Coronavirus infection rates are rising in one in FOUR parts of the UK, data shows

Coronavirus infection rates are rising in around one in four local authorities in Britain, official data revealed today. Department of Health statistics showed 98 out of 380 UK councils – 25 per cent of the total – recorded a rise in cases over the week to February 21, the latest available. In England it was … Read more

UK weather: Lockdown-weary Britons are set for 55F weekend in the Great Outdoors

Britain is set to enjoy a second pleasant weekend in a row with the country bathing in sunshine and temperatures up to 55F (13C) – likely to prompt a rush to the parks for exercise during the third coronavirus lockdown. The South and East of England will enjoy the best of the conditions with wall-to-wall … Read more

UK weather: Lockdown-weary Britons are set for 55F weekend in the Great Outdoors

Britain is set to enjoy a second pleasant weekend in a row with the country bathing in sunshine and temperatures up to 55F (13C) – likely to prompt a rush to the parks for exercise during the third coronavirus lockdown. The South and East of England will enjoy the best of the conditions with wall-to-wall … Read more

Tory MPs demand Northern Ireland protocol is scrapped

Arlene Foster holds talks with loyalist paramilitary representatives over Northern Ireland protocol as Tories demand it is scrapped and warn it has had a ‘profound and negative effect’ amid wrangling with the EU  DUP leader Arlene Foster met representative group for loyalist paramilitaries  Loyalists are angry over new post-Brexit checks on goods arriving at NI … Read more

How Britain’s second wave of Covid has drastically changed

Britain’s ever-changing second wave of Covid was today laid bare in a series of fascinating maps detailing exactly how the disease has spread since September.  Data released by Public Health England shows how the coronavirus has ravaged different parts of the UK since the outbreak took off again in the autumn. Doncaster, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Peterborough, … Read more

Covid UK: Matt Hancock claims cases of variants ‘falling sharply’

Matt Hancock today claimed new cases of troublesome Covid variants are falling — just hours before Public Health England figures suggested the opposite.  The Health Secretary said confirmed cases of mutated strains have dropped ‘quite sharply’ and that only a dozen were discovered last week, boasting ‘the measures we are taking at the border are working’. … Read more

How Britain’s second wave of Covid has drastically changed

Britain’s ever-changing second wave of Covid was today laid bare in a series of fascinating maps detailing exactly how the disease has spread since September.  Data released by Public Health England shows how the coronavirus has ravaged different parts of the UK since the outbreak took off again in the autumn. Doncaster, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Peterborough, … Read more

Matt Hancock claims cases of Covid variants are ‘falling sharply’

Matt Hancock today claimed the new cases of coronavirus ‘variants of concern’ are falling despite a Public Health England update showing they higher than last week.  The Health Secretary said confirmed cases of these mutated versions of the virus are ‘fallen quite sharply’ and that only 12 were discovered last week, boasting ‘the measures we … Read more

Covid UK: Infection rate lower in 15% councils than BEFORE September

Fifteen per cent of all local authorities in the UK now have smaller coronavirus outbreaks than before the second wave spiralled out of control in September, MailOnline can reveal. Department of Health figures showed 59 out of 380 councils across the country had a lower infection rate in the week ending February 16, the latest … Read more