Drastic new Test and Trace tactic launched to find people | UK | News

Summer is in full swing and the NHS Test and Trace team are working hard to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Atif Hussain is a locum optometrist who joined the NHS Test and Trace team. The 32-year-old, from Rochdale, is now dealing with people in Leicester who’ve tested positive for Covid-19. A number of changes have been rolled out to the job in recent weeks – including a new measure to track down people who don’t answer calls from the team. Where contact tracers would have previously had four…

Leicester lockdown latest: Matt Hancock announces families CAN now go to restaurants | UK | News

Leicester will be able to begin easing lockdown restrictions after health secretary Matt Hancock says people can now visit restaurants and pubs. The Midlands city was forced to go back into lockdown at the end of June as coronavirus cases rose dramatically. Liz Kendall, MP for Leicester West, tweeted: “Just been on call with Minister about #LeicesterLockdown. “The great news is our pubs, cafes, bars & restaurants can re-open and people can go on holiday with their own household. “But leisure centres, gyms & pools still closed, and no meeting…

Manchester and Yorkshire lockdown: What are lockdown rules in Manchester and Yorkshire? | UK | News

Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced on Thursday, July 30 that tighter lockdown restrictions will be introduced in certain parts of northern England. New lockdown rules have been introduced in response to rising cases of coronavirus in the regions. Mr Hancock said the Government and local authorities need to take “immediate action to keep people safe”. Which areas are affected by the new lockdown rules? On Thursday evening Mr Hancock tweeted a list of the areas in Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire and East Lancashire where, from midnight, households are now banned from…

Manchester lockdown: Urgent measures introduced from TONIGHT in north of England | UK | News

The Health Secretary said the new restrictions have been introduced in response to an increase rate of transmission in parts of Northern England. The new restrictions will affect Greater Manchester, parts of West Yorkshire and East Lancashire and will take effect immediately. Mr Hancock said the new spike in coronavirus infections was largely caused by people not abiding by social distancing rules. The new measures ban separate households from meeting indoors and are not as strict as restrictions introduced in Leicester earlier this month, where shops, restaurants and hairdressers had…

Coronavirus UK lockdown: Now Rochdale faces MAJOR new restrictions as second wave spreads | UK | News

Local officials in Rochdale will hold a meeting on Friday to decide whether current measures, already stricter than the rest of England, will be tightened as coronavirus cases continue to surge in the Manchester town. Rochdale Borough Council will meet on Friday to discuss extending current restrictions in the town, where residents are urged to maintain two-metre social distancing rules, in comparison to one-metre, as figures suggest COVID-19 cases remain nearly as high as in Spain. It comes after organisers of the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha are said to have…

FREE Protect your Health magazine inside tomorrow’s Daily Express | UK | News

This week is dedicated to protecting your future health and we are kick-starting today with a free magazine packed with some great tips from health experts, including author and sleep specialist Kim Jones. We’ll be covering topics such as tricks on limbering up that sluggish lockdown body through healthy eating and daily activity exercises for you and the family as well as So don’t forget to pick up your Daily Express tomorrow to get your hands on your free Protect your Future Health magazine. Source link

BBC crisis: Ofcom SHAMED BBC in brutal report as viewers accuse Beeb of ‘bias in news’ | UK | News

Research has found some BBC viewers believe the corporation fails to report news impartially and feel the corporation is struggling to stay relevant, especially to younger audiences. Media watchdog Ofcom, who conducted the research, found that some audiences even viewed the BBC with “moral dislike” after its decision to scrap free TV licenses for over-75s. The research looked into audiences attitudes to public service broadcasters, such as the BBC, ITV and Channel 4. The report was particularly critical of the BBC, as it suggested viewers felt the corporation did not…

Archaeology news: Titanic’s £200m treasure trove exposed as tiny robot to probe wreck | UK | News

The RMS Titanic sank in the early hours of April 15, 1912, four days after the ship’s maiden voyage from Southampton to New York went sour. The White Star liner had an estimated 2,224 people on board when it struck an iceberg at around 11.40pm, and her sinking two hours and 40 minutes later resulted in the deaths of more than 1,500 people. But it was also holding some valuable cargo. As part of the 100th anniversary commemorating the sinking of the vessel, a spectacular collection of priceless jewels recovered from the bottom…

Nicola Sturgeon fury: How SNP’s bleak independence charge could spark political chaos | UK | News

This warning was made in January as two legal experts outlined the potential for fallout between Westminster and Holyrood. Writing for the UK Constitutional Law Association, the pair said trying to hold a referendum without the UK Government’s cooperation would be a “non-starter”. They also added that Ms Sturgeon’s mandate for indyref2 was “legally irrelevant”. However they said SNP MPs and supporters of independence did have a variety of other tactics available to maintain pressure to find a political solution. The academics said: “Unpalatable as it may be to some…

London news: Teenager knifed in broad daylight as air ambulance scrambled to Brockwell | UK | News

Emergency services rushed to the scene, after the stabbing was reported to the police at about 2.20pm off Tulse Hill, near Brockwell Park. London Air Ambulance took the teenager to a major trauma centre. His condition is not yet known. A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 2.21pm today to reports of a stabbing off Tulse Hill. “We dispatched a number of resources including two ambulance crews, a medic in a fast car, an advanced paramedic and an incident response officer with the first of our medics arriving…