Coronavirus latest: UK deaths and infections plummet by a QUARTER in one week | UK | News

The UK has recorded 341 deaths from coronavirus today, this is a 26 percent drop from last week’s 462 deaths. The number of infections also fell from 26,860 last Saturday to 19,875 today. Today 1,682 people with coronavirus were admitted to hospital. This figure marks a drop from yesterday’s data which showed a daily rise in cases, there were 20,252 cases recorded and 511 deaths. The patients who died of coronavirus in England today were aged between 28 and 102. All but five of the fatalities had underlying symptoms. Five…

MP: Stop this vile abuse of politicians before someone else is killed | UK | News

Shipley MP Philip Davies has detailed the graphic insults and threats he regularly receives in emails and has referred one threat to the police. One person wrote: “Here’s hoping you drop dead. We, never elected an out-of-touch **** stain such as yourself. Tory scum, **** you!” Another emailed: “you ****ing moron. I’m not a person who believes in heaven and god but for the first time in my life I’ve wished there was so that your sorry insipid soul could join the flames of hell. you [are] a traitor and…

Students revolt at the University of Manchester over ‘lack of support’ during lockdown | UK | News

Students are currently occupying the decommissioned Owens Park Tower on the Fallowfield campus. The protesting students have occupied the site for one week. The students feel they are not getting a satisfactory university experience because of lockdown conditions. Speaking to Sky News, Lotte Marley, a first-year student from Sussex said: “Almost everyone on campus caught COVID within the first two weeks. “This was simply because we were all in close proximity. Catching the disease was inevitable. “Isolating for two weeks is really tough for anyone. “But, it is particularly hard…

Joe Biden to put UK at ‘back of the queue’ for Brexit deal – ‘badly damaged relationship’ | UK | News

The European Union holds high hopes for a Biden presidency and hopes he will quickly get to work rectifying the mistakes of President Trump. This includes specific assurances on NATO and the United Nations, as well as readmission into the Paris Climate Agreement and the Iran Nuclear Accord. And in turn, President Biden also appears to be keen on repairing the US’s broken reputation on the world stage. European Commission president Ursula von der Lyon has already voiced ideas of a “renewed partnership” between the two sides when congratulating President…

Brexit fiasco as desperate Remainers claimed Dickens would back EU as argument fell apart | UK | News

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and EU advisor David Frost appear to be at loggerheads with the bloc’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier in Brexit talks. This stalemate comes four years after Britons decisively voted Leave in the 2016 EU referendum in a move that clearly upset the status quo. Ever since, various attempts to thwart Britain’s exit from Brussels have materialised – most notably with calls for a so-called People’s Vote but also in the 2019 general election when the Liberal Democrats campaigned to revoke Article 50.  After the referendum, both…

Liverpool chaos: Anti-lockdown fury as protesters chant ‘freedom’ and clash with police | UK | News

Those who were arrested chanted “freedom” and clashed with police. They were protesting against the Government’s current lockdown restrictions. Police used pepper spray as the protestors fought with officers on the ground. The crowds dismissed the current social distancing rules as they gathered en masse in the pouring rain. The protest began at 1 pm in Liverpool and saw 100 people gathered on Church Street. Quickly the crowd began to grow significantly. This led to more than a dozen arrests in Liverpool alone, Merseyside Police confirmed. There were also protests…

Boris warned ‘don’t sell out Britain’ as Brexit deal looms | UK | News

A source close to the UK negotiating team added that there could be a resolution early the week after next, but added “who knows?”. The quiet optimism has come after intensive talks continued last week in London and are set to go on this week. But Boris Johnson has been warned by more than 100 backbenchers, including former leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith and many of the MPs who helped sweep the Labour red wall seats, that he must not concede on his election manifesto promise to deliver a “real…

‘Give OAPs saunas’ to solve social care crisis | UK | News

The Autonomy think tank has published a plan to solve Britain’s social care crisis and enable elderly citizens to “enjoy a life of dignity”. It is calling for the creation of isolation-busting Long Term Cooperative Day Care Centres (LTCCs) which would have communal kitchens, gardens and reading rooms as well as areas for people to get medical help and general advice. The think tank predicts that by 2030 the number of people with caring responsibilities will soar by 60 percent to 3.4million. It argues that new care centres will be…

Spain holidays: Balearic Islands’ bars & restaurants to enforce strict rules to stay open | Travel News | Travel

The Balearic Islands which include Ibiza, Formentera, Majorca and Menorca, are currently off limits to Britons. Anyone returning to the UK from the islands is required to quarantine for 14 days. From Monday, all passengers (including children) travelling to Spanish airports and ports from “risk” countries will be required to present a negative coronavirus PCR test taken within no more than 72 hours prior to arrival, in order to enter the country. Owners must install them indoors to gage whether the establishment has sufficient ventilation. If the establishment does not,…

State Pension: Can you claim State Pension if you don’t have enough qualifying NI years? | Personal Finance | Finance

The amount of State Pension you get depends on your record of paying National Insurance through the years. Your National Insurance record includes any contributions you pay when you’re working, and any that are credited to you when you’re unable to work. For example, claimants of certain benefits, including Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), will get National Insurance credits. There are a number of reasons why people could find themselves with gaps in their National Insurance record. It could be because you were: Employed but had low earnings Unemployed but not claiming…