Coronavirus UK news: UK records 120 daily deaths as COVID cases see terrifying spike | UK | News

The Government announced today’s coronavirus deaths were 120, taking the total number of COVID-19 associated deaths in the UK to 46,119. It comes after Boris Johnson warned up to 30 towns across the UK are at risk of being placed under lockdown following a spike in new coronavirus cases – following the decision to tighten rules in the north of England. A major crackdown has been enforced across Greater Manchester, parts of East Lancashire and West Yorkshire following a surge in new COVID-19 cases.  In those regions people from two…

Emmanuel Macron’s ‘self-DESTRUCTIVE’ Brexit position exposed: ‘He is terrified!’ | UK | News

This week, France has warned Britain it is not “intimidated” by the numerous threats of a no deal Brexit. The country’s new Europe minister Clément Beaune vowed that French President Emmanuel Macron will be “intransigent” over his demands for full access to UK waters in the future. In his first public comments on the negotiations since being appointed on Sunday, he told France Inter radio: “We will not accept a deal at any price. “Better no deal at all than a bad deal.” Mr Beaune, who has been the French…

London lockdown update: Will London lockdown again? | UK | News

Another posted: “Why is London not on lockdown since there’s WAY more people?” While a third said: “The R rate is higher in London so why are they not in lockdown? One rule for us another for them.“ And another added: “Why is the North West being hit by new lockdown when we have a lower R rating than London?” There is no talk of another lockdown in London yet, however, but rumours have suggested a council-based approach if the need arises. Reports earlier this month alleged Hounslow was at…

EuroMillions results July 31: What are the winning EuroMillions numbers tonight? | UK | News

What are the winning EuroMillions numbers? The winning Euromillions numbers are in The winning numbers are: 21, 24, 30, 46 and 49 The Lucky Stars are: 2 and 5 Tonight’s winning Thunderball numbers are in The winning numbers are: 5, 22, 28, 29 and 37 The Thunderball is: 6 The jackpot is £500,000. The biggest prize ever won in the UK was claimed by Colin and Chris Ward, from North Ayrshire, Scotland, who won £161million in 2011. Source link

Coronavirus poll: Do you understand Boris Johnson’s current lockdown measures? VOTE HERE | UK | News

Nationwide lockdown changes which were due to take effect as of tomorrow have been scrapped with hours to spare. Plan to reopen bowling alleys, casinos and ice rinks have been postponed for at least two weeks. People in Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire and East Lancashire have been banned from meeting someone indoors despite pubs and restaurants remaining open. A new study found half of the English public do not understand the new lockdown rules. Researchers from the University College, London (UCL) surveyed more than 70,000 adults across England. Around 45…

Remainers head to the Lords: Clarke and Hammond lead pro-EU peers but Bercow snubbed | UK | News

Former House of Commons speaker John Bercow has been snubbed from receiving a peerage, making him the first Commons Speaker in 230 years not to be nominated for the accolade. Prime Minister Boris Johnson did, however, nominate his own brother, Jo Johnson. Also on the list, were Remainers Philip Hammond and Ken Clarke. Both were listed as nominations from the leader of the Conservative Party. But, former Speaker John Bercow missed out on receiving a peerage. Mr Bercow, who served in the position for 10 years, was put forward by…

Covid areas of concern MAPPED: 26 towns on Boris Johnson watch list- is your area at risk? | UK | News

Oldham has a rate of 51.4, while Bradford has a rate of 47.8. Hyndburn (Lancashire) recorded a rate of 40.8, also a downward trend in the rate. Rochdale had an incidence rate of 39.5, while Pendle (Lancashire) had a rate of 38.3. Trafford had an incidence rate of 32.6, and Calderdale had a rate of 23.8. Also recording a downward trend, Kirklees recorded an incidence rate of 21.9. Mr Johnson arrived at Downing Street this afternoon, flanked by Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty, as he announced a toughening of restrictions…

Met Office says temperatures hit 37.8C today – third hottest UK day on record | UK | News

The Met Office announced 37.8C was recorded at Heathrow Airport today and it hot 37.3C at Kew Gardens in London “making it the hottest day of the year by some way”. The current temperature record was registered at 38.7C (101.7F) at Cambridge University Botanic Gardens last year, while the second hottest day of 38.5C (101.3F) was recorded on August 10, 2003, in Faversham, Kent. Today’s temperatures have soared above other European hotspots including Ibiza and Lisbon, giving a boost to Britons forced to holiday at home due to the leap in…

Nicola Sturgeon sparks fury as she orders Scots to stay away from England | UK | News

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced earlier this week that there should be no travel between Northern England and Scotland following a spike in coronavirus cases. Ms Sturgeon argued that travel between Scotland and northern England should only be taken if absolutely essential. The UK Government was forced to implement a regional Northern England lockdown on Thursday night in response to the increase of COVID-19 cases.  Ms Sturgeon called an emergency coronavirus briefing on Friday to address the growing concern of a second wave or spreading of coronavirus between England and…

PC Andrew Harper: Killers sentenced to 42 years in jail for manslaughter of police officer | UK | News

Henry Long, 19, the driver, and his passengers Jessie Cole and Albert Bowers, both 18, were found guilty of manslaughter, but were cleared of murder earlier this month.  At the Old Bailey today Long was sentenced to 16 years in jail. Cole and Bowers were both sentenced to 13 years in jail. All defendants appeared shocked when the judge announced their punishments. In August last year, the trio were stealing a quad bike when approached by 28-year-old officer Andrew Harper, who chased the group’s car. After getting caught in a…