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28th October, 10:25

Hospitals could be treating 25000 Covid 19 patients within weeks

The number of people in hospital with Covid-19 could more than double within weeks, the former chief scientific adviser to the Government has said. Professor Sir Mark Walport said that it is “not unrealistic” to think that there could be 25,000 people in hospitals by the end of November..
28th October, 08:52

Harry Styles endorses candidate in US election race

Harry Styles has become the latest celebrity to endorse Joe Biden for US president. The former One Direction star, 26, shared a campaign video from the Democratic contender on Twitter and added the message: “If I could vote in America, I’d vote with kindness.”.
28th October, 08:15

Migrant boat deaths should be a wake up call for those in power charity

The deaths of two children and two adults in the migrant boat tragedy should serve as a “wake-up call” for UK and French leaders, charity bosses said. A five-year-old, an eight-year-old and two adults died after the vessel sunk off the coast of Dunkirk on Tuesday, French authorities said..
28th October, 08:04

Fresh pressure to increase Covid restrictions with highest death toll since May

Boris Johnson is under growing pressure to impose heightened coronavirus restrictions as the UK recorded its highest daily Covid-19 death toll since May. It comes as fears were raised of the second wave being more deadly than the first..
27th October, 10:56

Covid 19 registered deaths rise by half in a week ONS

The number of weekly registered deaths involving coronavirus has risen by more than half in seven days, new figures have shown. There were 670 deaths registered in England and Wales which mentioned “novel coronavirus” in the week ending October 16, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said..
27th October, 10:13

Scottish Tories break ranks to back Rashford school meals campaign

The Scottish Conservatives are backing footballer Marcus Rashford’s campaign for free school meals in England, the party’s leader has said. Moray MP Douglas Ross described the Manchester United player’s campaign as “nothing short of extraordinary”..
27th October, 09:25

Revolution Bars to close six sites after curfew eats up a third of sales

Revolution Bars plans to close six of its sites, putting 130 jobs at risk, as it turns to creditors for help after the Government’s 10pm curfew cut its sales by more than a third. The company said its subsidiary, Revolution Bars Limited, is to set up a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) as it tries to slash costs..
27th October, 09:10

Government set to consider plan by Leon co founder to end free school meals row

Boris Johnson is planning on giving local councils extra money to fund holiday clubs to solve the free school meals row, according to reports. The Holiday Activity and Food programme is the brainchild of Henry Dimbleby, the Government’s food tsar and co-founder of the Leon restaurant chain, and was piloted across 17 local authorities over the summer..
27th October, 08:55

Boris Johnson under pressure to detail road map out of lockdown

Boris Johnson is under pressure from scores of Conservative MPs to detail a “road-map out of lockdown” as more people in England come under the toughest coronavirus restrictions. The Prime Minister has been warned by a group of 50 Tory backbenchers representing northern constituencies that the pandemic is threatening his election pledge to “level-up” the country..
27th October, 07:29

Covid 19 immunity could only last a few months study

Scientists have found that coronavirus immunity could only last a few months after a study revealed a decline in protective antibodies. Research by Imperial College London estimated just 4.4% of adults had some form of immunity against Covid-19 in September, when cases began to increase again..
26th October, 20:00

Skelmersdale United face trip to Harrogate in FA Cup first round

Skelmersdale United, the lowest-ranked team left in this season’s FA Cup, will travel to Football League new boys Harrogate Town in the first round next month..
26th October, 19:20

Water present on sunlit surface of the Moon Nasa confirms

There is water on the sunlit surface of the Moon, Nasa has announced..
26th October, 19:10

Eight million people in England to face toughest coronavirus restrictions

More than eight million people in England will be under the most stringent coronavirus restrictions when Nottingham and Warrington move into Tier 3 this week..
26th October, 10:22

Communities rally round to feed hungry children as ministers defend funding

Thousands of free meals will be provided to children by businesses, local authorities and community groups on the first day of half term as ministers faced a damaging grassroots Tory revolt over the issue..
26th October, 08:21

Armed forces storm oil tanker and detain stowaways after hijacking

Seven people have been detained after British armed forces stormed an oil tanker off the Isle of Wight following a suspected hijacking by stowaways. The raid, likely to have been carried out by members of the Special Boat Service (SBS), was authorised by Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and Home Secretary Priti Patel on Sunday night after a tense 10-hour stand-off..
26th October, 08:04

Boots to unveil in store rapid Covid 19 testing service

Boots is set to unveil a new coronavirus testing service it says can return results from swab tests in just 12 minutes. The pharmacy chain said the LumiraDx devices, which are able to quickly process swab tests to give customers same-day results, will be rolled out in selected stores over the next few weeks..
26th October, 07:57

Local lockdowns and home working take toll on jobs market report

Deserted high streets and city centres are hampering Britain’s jobs recovery, new research suggests. Urban areas in Scotland and south England are bearing the steepest declines in vacancies, the Centre for Cities found..
25th October, 08:15

Paediatricians Childhood hunger is an issue that should transcend politics

More than 2,000 paediatricians have signed a letter urging Boris Johnson to extend free school meals to vulnerable children during the holidays – saying childhood hunger should “transcend politics”..
25th October, 08:05

Welsh Government to review how non essential item ban is going in supermarkets

The Welsh Government will review how the ban on supermarkets selling non-essential items during Wales’ firebreak lockdown is working, First Minister Mark Drakeford has said..
25th October, 08:00

Self isolation for Covid 19 contacts may be cut to seven days

Contacts of people infected with coronavirus may have to self-isolate for as little as seven days amid concerns in Whitehall about the levels of public compliance with the Test and Trace system..