Professor Jonathan Van-Tam slaps down calls for a nationwide lockdown

England’s deputy chief medical officer has slapped down calls for a national ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdown to wrestle down the surge in coronavirus cases. Professor Jonathan Van-Tam said imposing harsh restrictions in low-infection areas would not curb spread of the disease in hotspots such as the North West.   Flanking Boris Johnson at a Downing Street press briefing … Read more Professor Jonathan Van-Tam slaps down calls for a nationwide lockdown

Professor Jonathan Van-Tam slaps down calls for a nationwide lockdown

England’s deputy chief medical officer has slapped down calls for a national ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdown to wrestle down the surge in coronavirus cases. Professor Jonathan Van-Tam said imposing harsh restrictions in low-infection areas would not curb spread of the disease in hotspots such as the North West.   Flanking Boris Johnson at a Downing Street press briefing … Read more Professor Jonathan Van-Tam slaps down calls for a nationwide lockdown

Coronavirus Ireland: How does Ireland’s lockdown differ from Northern Irish circuit breaker?

The Republic of Ireland has imposed far stricter lockdown restrictions than those in Northern Ireland, including closing gyms, churches and non-essential shops. People in the Republic also can only go within three miles (5km) of their home for exercise, with no such rules in the North despite ‘unnecessary travel’ being banned. Irish retail groups slammed … Read more Coronavirus Ireland: How does Ireland’s lockdown differ from Northern Irish circuit breaker?

Storm Barbara has ‘potential for severe gales’ across south east when it hits Britain on Wednesday

Locked-down Brits are facing more misery this week with ‘severe gales’ and downpours set to hit the south east. Storm Barbara is due to arrive in the UK on Wednesday, after making its way through southern Europe, and could bring wind and rain with it – a change from recent conditions which have been mostly … Read more Storm Barbara has ‘potential for severe gales’ across south east when it hits Britain on Wednesday

Wales heads for ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown

Wales heads for ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown: First Minister is set to announce squeeze TODAY with ‘bars, restaurants and non-essential shops SHUT’ heaping pressure on Boris Johnson Wales could announce ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown to combat coronavirus today  Bars, restaurants, non-essential shops could be shut for two weeks under plan The move will heap pressure on Boris … Read more Wales heads for ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown

Wales heads for ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown

Wales heads for ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown: First Minister is set to announce squeeze TODAY with ‘bars, restaurants and non-essential shops SHUT’ heaping pressure on Boris Johnson Wales could announce ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown to combat coronavirus today  Bars, restaurants, non-essential shops could be shut for two weeks under plan The move will heap pressure on Boris … Read more Wales heads for ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown

Boris Johnson is set for war with UK’s five Church leaders over Brexit

Boris Johnson was on a collision course with the Church over Brexit tonight. In an extraordinary intervention, the UK’s five Anglican archbishops warned that controversial legislation would set a ‘disastrous precedent’ and undermine Britain’s standing in the world. The group, led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said the Internal Market Bill would ride … Read more Boris Johnson is set for war with UK’s five Church leaders over Brexit

Boris Johnson is set for war with UK’s five Church leaders over Brexit

Boris Johnson was on a collision course with the Church over Brexit tonight. In an extraordinary intervention, the UK’s five Anglican archbishops warned that controversial legislation would set a ‘disastrous precedent’ and undermine Britain’s standing in the world. The group, led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said the Internal Market Bill would ride … Read more Boris Johnson is set for war with UK’s five Church leaders over Brexit

Forecasters warn of ‘turbulent’ week amid warnings downpours could continue into next month

Britons wearied by renewed coronavirus lockdown restrictions are set to be made more miserable by an onslaught of wind and rain which could last until the end of October.  Heavy wind and rain is set to smash parts of the UK over the coming days, with a ‘turbulent’ week of weather ahead. The Met Office … Read more Forecasters warn of ‘turbulent’ week amid warnings downpours could continue into next month

Forecasters warn of ‘turbulent’ week amid warnings downpours could continue into next month

Britons wearied by renewed coronavirus lockdown restrictions are set to be made more miserable by an onslaught of wind and rain which could last until the end of October.  Heavy wind and rain is set to smash parts of the UK over the coming days, with a ‘turbulent’ week of weather ahead. The Met Office … Read more Forecasters warn of ‘turbulent’ week amid warnings downpours could continue into next month