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Leicester has ‘unusually high’ incidence of Covid in children, minister says

Leicester has ‘unusually high’ incidence of Covid in children, minister says

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said work is still being done to understand why the city has been so badly affected. Read full article: Leicester has ‘unusually high’ incidence...→

Leicester has ‘unusually high’ incidence of Covid in children, minister says

Leicester has ‘unusually high’ incidence of Covid in children, minister says

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said work is still being done to understand why the city has been so badly affected. Read full article: Leicester has ‘unusually high’ incidence...→

Beyond Covid-19, cholera and ebola, Cuban doctors saved tens of thousands of children from Chernobyl

Beyond Covid-19, cholera and ebola, Cuban doctors saved tens of thousands of children from Chernobyl

Cuban doctors are famed for their heroic role fighting outbreaks internationally such as Ebola and cholera — and celebrated today for their efforts against Cov [...] Read full article: Beyond Covid-19, cholera and ebola, Cuba...→

Minister says preparations taking place to counter Covid-19 vaccine opponents

Minister says preparations taking place to counter Covid-19 vaccine opponents

Oliver Dowden also faced questions on the £1.57 billion support package for struggling cultural, arts and heritage institutions. Read full article: Minister says preparations taking place ...→

Blaming carers Covid-19 spread

Blaming carers Covid-19 spread "a new low" for Boris Johnson - Shadow Care Minister

The PM should be trying to fix problems in British care homes rather than blaming workers, the Shadow Social Care Minister said. Read full article: Blaming carers Covid-19 spread "a new lo...→

Revealed: the high-risk Covid-19 cities where going out is on the rise

Revealed: the high-risk Covid-19 cities where going out is on the rise

Driving and walking across the UK is approaching pre-lockdown levels, according to smartphone data Read full article: Revealed: the high-risk Covid-19 cities ...→

High-risk kids off Covid-19 shielding list as it 'poses low risk', Govt says

High-risk kids off Covid-19 shielding list as it 'poses low risk', Govt says

HIGH-risk kids will no longer have to shield from Covid from next month, after ministers relaxed the rules. Tens of thousands of youngsters were deemed clinica [...] Read full article: High-risk kids off Covid-19 shielding li...→

Merthyr Tydfil Covid cases shoot from 10 to 179 per 100,000, overtaking Leicester

Merthyr Tydfil Covid cases shoot from 10 to 179 per 100,000, overtaking Leicester

Public Health Wales said the surge stems from increased testing, after a cluster of 130 positive cases at Kepak's St Merryn meat plant Read full article: Merthyr Tydfil Covid cases shoot from 10...→

Doctors find brain damage in children with mystery syndrome linked to Covid–19

Doctors find brain damage in children with mystery syndrome linked to Covid–19

The study looked at 27 children who had symptoms that were consitent with MIS-C, a nasty condition that appeared to cause brain damage in some of the kids Read full article: Doctors find brain damage in children wi...→

Covid-19 official death rate may be too high, report says

Covid-19 official death rate may be too high, report says

There were 1,200 more deaths during the height of the coronavirus pandemic than would normally be expected, a report from the health watchdog found.The report [...] Read full article: Covid-19 official death rate may be too ...→

'No obvious source' of Covid-19 outbreak in Leicester, report finds

'No obvious source' of Covid-19 outbreak in Leicester, report finds

The surge in coronavirus cases in Leicester does not appear to have been caused by a specific outbreak, a report from Public Health England has found. Experts [...] Read full article: 'No obvious source' of Covid-19 outbreak...→

28 workers at Walkers Leicester crisp factory test positive for covid

28 workers at Walkers Leicester crisp factory test positive for covid

The firm, which employs 1,400 people across the site in the Beaumont Leys area of the city, said it had seen a 'steady increase' in the number of confirmed cas [...] Read full article: 28 workers at Walkers Leicester crisp fa...→

More local lockdowns WILL follow as Leicester flare up is new Covid normal, Sage expert warns

More local lockdowns WILL follow as Leicester flare up is new Covid normal, Sage expert warns

So far more than 43,000 people in the UK have died from the coronavirus and the recent outbreak in Leicester has seen an uptick in cases in the area. Read full article: More local lockdowns WILL follow as Leic...→

Leicester lockdown fury as 90% of Covid-19 tests 'missing' from published data

Leicester lockdown fury as 90% of Covid-19 tests 'missing' from published data

Local officials criticised ministers and Public Health England over delays in getting data to the right places Read full article: Leicester lockdown fury as 90% of Covid-...→

Leicester mayor breached lockdown as sources say he is in 'denial' about scale of Covid in his city

Leicester mayor breached lockdown as sources say he is in 'denial' about scale of Covid in his city

The former labour MP has been accused of being 'all over the place' when it came to deciding how to tackle the rise in cases Read full article: Leicester mayor breached lockdown as sou...→

Full list of everyday activities that put you at high risk of catching Covid-19

Full list of everyday activities that put you at high risk of catching Covid-19

Doctors at Texas Medical Association (TMA) have put together a handy list of all the everyday activities that put you at the highest risk of catching the virus Read full article: Full list of everyday activities that pu...→

Children need space to come to terms with Covid crisis, say experts

Children need space to come to terms with Covid crisis, say experts

Children need to be given “space” to come to terms with what they have been through during the Covid crisis, experts said today. The Social Care Institute for [...] Read full article: Children need space to come to terms wit...→

Boohoo to investigate use of Leicester factory after concerns raised by minister

Boohoo to investigate use of Leicester factory after concerns raised by minister

The Manchester-based firm is looking into how its items came to be produced at Jaswal Fashion factory Read full article: Boohoo to investigate use of Leicester f...→

Town and city may be next for local lockdowns like Leicester over Covid-19 fears

Town and city may be next for local lockdowns like Leicester over Covid-19 fears

The grim news for Dudley and Wolverhampton, both in the West Midlands, follows analysis from the King’s College London team which predicted this week’s lockdow [...] Read full article: Town and city may be next for local lock...→

London records 300 new Covid cases with only Leicester reporting more

London records 300 new Covid cases with only Leicester reporting more

A total of 300 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in London in the last week, analysis of the latest Public Health England data reveals. Read full article: London records 300 new Covid cases with ...→

FTSE-100 to rise but Boohoo's Leicester factories spark covid concern

FTSE-100 to rise but Boohoo's Leicester factories spark covid concern

Shares were expected to rise today after US technology stocks hit new record highs last night. The tech-heavy Nasdaq index has rebounded with a gravity-defying [...] Read full article: FTSE-100 to rise but Boohoo's Leicester ...→

Fashion retailer Boohoo accused of making Leicester factory staff work with Covid-19

Fashion retailer Boohoo accused of making Leicester factory staff work with Covid-19

The fashion retailer Boohoo has promised to investigate claims that factory workers at its manufacturing hub in Leicester were made to work while suffering fro [...] Read full article: Fashion retailer Boohoo accused of makin...→

Leicester lockdown: Revolt at racecourse after Covid spike as City's Premier League match gets green light

Leicester lockdown: Revolt at racecourse after Covid spike as City's Premier League match gets green light

Racing returned in Leicester just hours after the new lockdown measures were implemented, prompting angry scenes as many refused to turn up Read full article: Leicester lockdown: Revolt at racecourse...→

More local lockdowns WILL follow as Leicester leads way in tackling Covid

More local lockdowns WILL follow as Leicester leads way in tackling Covid

MORE local lockdowns are on the way and the public should brace for further outbreaks of the coronavirus, an expert has warned. The warning comes after Leicest [...] Read full article: More local lockdowns WILL follow as Leic...→

Some Leicester factories 'stayed open during Covid-19 lockdown'

Some Leicester factories 'stayed open during Covid-19 lockdown'

Some of Leicester's garment factories remained open throughout the Covid-19 crisis, with employees ordered to continue working even when they were sick, a new [...] Read full article: Some Leicester factories 'stayed open du...→

No extra cash for locked-down Leicester, says minister

No extra cash for locked-down Leicester, says minister

The city became the first to be put into local lockdown after a rise in Covid-19 infections. Read full article: No extra cash for locked-down Leicester,...→

The Leicester garment factories exposed by Covid-19

The Leicester garment factories exposed by Covid-19

A spike in cases of Covid-19 in Leicester has led Guardian reporter Archie Bland to its garment factories. He discusses a story that goes beyond the pandemic a [...] Read full article: The Leicester garment factories exposed ...→

Education Minister 'too busy' to meet parents of children doing transfer test

Education Minister 'too busy' to meet parents of children doing transfer test

Parents whose children are distressed about doing the transfer test have been told the Education Minister is too busy to meet them, a mother has said. Read full article: Education Minister 'too busy' to meet pa...→

Most children will be removed from Covid-19 shielding list this month

Most children will be removed from Covid-19 shielding list this month

Dr Jenny Harries, deputy chief medical officer for England, has said children are at 'low risk' from Covid-19 and almost all of them should be able to return t [...] Read full article: Most children will be removed from Covid...→

Free laptops and broadband worth £100,000 given to school children due to covid

Free laptops and broadband worth £100,000 given to school children due to covid

A new scheme launched in Tower Hamlets aims to help children with laptop and broadband services to prevent them falling behind at school Read full article: Free laptops and broadband worth £100,00...→

Police stop locked-down residents leaving Covid-hit Leicester

Police stop locked-down residents leaving Covid-hit Leicester

Thousands of revellers have already seized upon today's wave of lockdown easing to enjoy their first pint. But Leicester residents were warned that they must c [...] Read full article: Police stop locked-down residents leavin...→

Brighton lockdown fears: Seaside resort 'high risk' of being 'hotspot' for COVID outbreak

Brighton lockdown fears: Seaside resort 'high risk' of being 'hotspot' for COVID outbreak

BRIGHTON could be the next area of the UK to be forced into lockdown, with large numbers of people expected to head to the popular seaside resort as restrictio [...] Read full article: Brighton lockdown fears: Seaside resort ...→

Number of Leicester covid cases was TEN times higher than neighbours

Number of Leicester covid cases was TEN times higher than neighbours

LEICESTER had a coronavirus infection rate ten times that of nearby Nottingham in the run up to lockdown, official figures reveal. The two east Midland cities [...] Read full article: Number of Leicester covid cases was TEN ...→

Covid-19 outbreak at Walkers Crisps factory in Leicester with 28 confirmed cases

Covid-19 outbreak at Walkers Crisps factory in Leicester with 28 confirmed cases

A spokesman for the company said all affected staff are self-isolating and are on full pay. The news comes as Leicester became the first UK city to be placed b [...] Read full article: Covid-19 outbreak at Walkers Crisps fact...→

Frailty and high BMI named as high Covid-19 risk factors by Scottish researchers

Frailty is as important as either age or underlying health issues in determining whether someone may die from Covid-19, while weight is a ‘stronger risk factor [...] Read full article: Frailty and high BMI named as high Covid...→

What time is PMQs today? How to watch live as Boris Johnson faces questions over handling of Leicester Covid-19 outbreak

Prime Minister’s Questions will take place in the House of Commons at 12.00pm today (Wednesday, July 1).... The Prime Minster is to face a fresh grilling over [...] Read full article: What time is PMQs today? How to watch li...→

Prime Minister to face Commons grilling amid Leicester lockdown confusion

Prime Minister to face Commons grilling amid Leicester lockdown confusion

Boris Johnson will face a grilling from the Labour leader over the Government's handling of coronavirus amid confusion over the local lockdown in Leicester. Read full article: Prime Minister to face Commons grilling ...→

Beyond Covid-19, cholera and ebola, Cuban doctors saved tens of thousands of children from Chernobyl

Beyond Covid-19, cholera and ebola, Cuban doctors saved tens of thousands of children from Chernobyl

Cuban doctors are famed for their heroic role fighting outbreaks internationally such as Ebola and cholera — and celebrated today for their efforts against Cov [...] Read full article: Beyond Covid-19, cholera and ebola, Cuba...→

No extra cash for locked-down Leicester, says minister

No extra cash for locked-down Leicester, says minister

The city became the first to be put into local lockdown after a rise in Covid-19 infections. Read full article: No extra cash for locked-down Leicester,...→

Full list of everyday activities that put you at high risk of catching Covid-19

Full list of everyday activities that put you at high risk of catching Covid-19

Doctors at Texas Medical Association (TMA) have put together a handy list of all the everyday activities that put you at the highest risk of catching the virus Read full article: Full list of everyday activities that pu...→

Education Minister 'too busy' to meet parents of children doing transfer test

Education Minister 'too busy' to meet parents of children doing transfer test

Parents whose children are distressed about doing the transfer test have been told the Education Minister is too busy to meet them, a mother has said. Read full article: Education Minister 'too busy' to meet pa...→

Revealed: the high-risk Covid-19 cities where going out is on the rise

Revealed: the high-risk Covid-19 cities where going out is on the rise

Driving and walking across the UK is approaching pre-lockdown levels, according to smartphone data Read full article: Revealed: the high-risk Covid-19 cities ...→

Most children will be removed from Covid-19 shielding list this month

Most children will be removed from Covid-19 shielding list this month

Dr Jenny Harries, deputy chief medical officer for England, has said children are at 'low risk' from Covid-19 and almost all of them should be able to return t [...] Read full article: Most children will be removed from Covid...→

Merthyr Tydfil Covid cases shoot from 10 to 179 per 100,000, overtaking Leicester

Merthyr Tydfil Covid cases shoot from 10 to 179 per 100,000, overtaking Leicester

Public Health Wales said the surge stems from increased testing, after a cluster of 130 positive cases at Kepak's St Merryn meat plant Read full article: Merthyr Tydfil Covid cases shoot from 10...→

Police stop locked-down residents leaving Covid-hit Leicester

Police stop locked-down residents leaving Covid-hit Leicester

Thousands of revellers have already seized upon today's wave of lockdown easing to enjoy their first pint. But Leicester residents were warned that they must c [...] Read full article: Police stop locked-down residents leavin...→

Covid-19 official death rate may be too high, report says

Covid-19 official death rate may be too high, report says

There were 1,200 more deaths during the height of the coronavirus pandemic than would normally be expected, a report from the health watchdog found.The report [...] Read full article: Covid-19 official death rate may be too ...→

FTSE-100 to rise but Boohoo's Leicester factories spark covid concern

FTSE-100 to rise but Boohoo's Leicester factories spark covid concern

Shares were expected to rise today after US technology stocks hit new record highs last night. The tech-heavy Nasdaq index has rebounded with a gravity-defying [...] Read full article: FTSE-100 to rise but Boohoo's Leicester ...→

Number of Leicester covid cases was TEN times higher than neighbours

Number of Leicester covid cases was TEN times higher than neighbours

LEICESTER had a coronavirus infection rate ten times that of nearby Nottingham in the run up to lockdown, official figures reveal. The two east Midland cities [...] Read full article: Number of Leicester covid cases was TEN ...→

28 workers at Walkers Leicester crisp factory test positive for covid

28 workers at Walkers Leicester crisp factory test positive for covid

The firm, which employs 1,400 people across the site in the Beaumont Leys area of the city, said it had seen a 'steady increase' in the number of confirmed cas [...] Read full article: 28 workers at Walkers Leicester crisp fa...→

Frailty and high BMI named as high Covid-19 risk factors by Scottish researchers

Frailty is as important as either age or underlying health issues in determining whether someone may die from Covid-19, while weight is a ‘stronger risk factor [...] Read full article: Frailty and high BMI named as high Covid...→

More local lockdowns WILL follow as Leicester leads way in tackling Covid

More local lockdowns WILL follow as Leicester leads way in tackling Covid

MORE local lockdowns are on the way and the public should brace for further outbreaks of the coronavirus, an expert has warned. The warning comes after Leicest [...] Read full article: More local lockdowns WILL follow as Leic...→

Leicester lockdown fury as 90% of Covid-19 tests 'missing' from published data

Leicester lockdown fury as 90% of Covid-19 tests 'missing' from published data

Local officials criticised ministers and Public Health England over delays in getting data to the right places Read full article: Leicester lockdown fury as 90% of Covid-...→

Prime Minister to face Commons grilling amid Leicester lockdown confusion

Prime Minister to face Commons grilling amid Leicester lockdown confusion

Boris Johnson will face a grilling from the Labour leader over the Government's handling of coronavirus amid confusion over the local lockdown in Leicester. Read full article: Prime Minister to face Commons grilling ...→

Minister says preparations taking place to counter Covid-19 vaccine opponents

Minister says preparations taking place to counter Covid-19 vaccine opponents

Oliver Dowden also faced questions on the £1.57 billion support package for struggling cultural, arts and heritage institutions. Read full article: Minister says preparations taking place ...→

The Leicester garment factories exposed by Covid-19

The Leicester garment factories exposed by Covid-19

A spike in cases of Covid-19 in Leicester has led Guardian reporter Archie Bland to its garment factories. He discusses a story that goes beyond the pandemic a [...] Read full article: The Leicester garment factories exposed ...→

Children need space to come to terms with Covid crisis, say experts

Children need space to come to terms with Covid crisis, say experts

Children need to be given “space” to come to terms with what they have been through during the Covid crisis, experts said today. The Social Care Institute for [...] Read full article: Children need space to come to terms wit...→

Blaming carers Covid-19 spread

Blaming carers Covid-19 spread "a new low" for Boris Johnson - Shadow Care Minister

The PM should be trying to fix problems in British care homes rather than blaming workers, the Shadow Social Care Minister said. Read full article: Blaming carers Covid-19 spread "a new lo...→

Boohoo to investigate use of Leicester factory after concerns raised by minister

Boohoo to investigate use of Leicester factory after concerns raised by minister

The Manchester-based firm is looking into how its items came to be produced at Jaswal Fashion factory Read full article: Boohoo to investigate use of Leicester f...→

High-risk kids off Covid-19 shielding list as it 'poses low risk', Govt says

High-risk kids off Covid-19 shielding list as it 'poses low risk', Govt says

HIGH-risk kids will no longer have to shield from Covid from next month, after ministers relaxed the rules. Tens of thousands of youngsters were deemed clinica [...] Read full article: High-risk kids off Covid-19 shielding li...→

Free laptops and broadband worth £100,000 given to school children due to covid

Free laptops and broadband worth £100,000 given to school children due to covid

A new scheme launched in Tower Hamlets aims to help children with laptop and broadband services to prevent them falling behind at school Read full article: Free laptops and broadband worth £100,00...→

Town and city may be next for local lockdowns like Leicester over Covid-19 fears

Town and city may be next for local lockdowns like Leicester over Covid-19 fears

The grim news for Dudley and Wolverhampton, both in the West Midlands, follows analysis from the King’s College London team which predicted this week’s lockdow [...] Read full article: Town and city may be next for local lock...→

Doctors find brain damage in children with mystery syndrome linked to Covid–19

Doctors find brain damage in children with mystery syndrome linked to Covid–19

The study looked at 27 children who had symptoms that were consitent with MIS-C, a nasty condition that appeared to cause brain damage in some of the kids Read full article: Doctors find brain damage in children wi...→

Brighton lockdown fears: Seaside resort 'high risk' of being 'hotspot' for COVID outbreak

Brighton lockdown fears: Seaside resort 'high risk' of being 'hotspot' for COVID outbreak

BRIGHTON could be the next area of the UK to be forced into lockdown, with large numbers of people expected to head to the popular seaside resort as restrictio [...] Read full article: Brighton lockdown fears: Seaside resort ...→

London records 300 new Covid cases with only Leicester reporting more

London records 300 new Covid cases with only Leicester reporting more

A total of 300 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in London in the last week, analysis of the latest Public Health England data reveals. Read full article: London records 300 new Covid cases with ...→

'No obvious source' of Covid-19 outbreak in Leicester, report finds

'No obvious source' of Covid-19 outbreak in Leicester, report finds

The surge in coronavirus cases in Leicester does not appear to have been caused by a specific outbreak, a report from Public Health England has found. Experts [...] Read full article: 'No obvious source' of Covid-19 outbreak...→

Fashion retailer Boohoo accused of making Leicester factory staff work with Covid-19

Fashion retailer Boohoo accused of making Leicester factory staff work with Covid-19

The fashion retailer Boohoo has promised to investigate claims that factory workers at its manufacturing hub in Leicester were made to work while suffering fro [...] Read full article: Fashion retailer Boohoo accused of makin...→

Covid-19 outbreak at Walkers Crisps factory in Leicester with 28 confirmed cases

Covid-19 outbreak at Walkers Crisps factory in Leicester with 28 confirmed cases

A spokesman for the company said all affected staff are self-isolating and are on full pay. The news comes as Leicester became the first UK city to be placed b [...] Read full article: Covid-19 outbreak at Walkers Crisps fact...→

Leicester lockdown: Revolt at racecourse after Covid spike as City's Premier League match gets green light

Leicester lockdown: Revolt at racecourse after Covid spike as City's Premier League match gets green light

Racing returned in Leicester just hours after the new lockdown measures were implemented, prompting angry scenes as many refused to turn up Read full article: Leicester lockdown: Revolt at racecourse...→

More local lockdowns WILL follow as Leicester flare up is new Covid normal, Sage expert warns

More local lockdowns WILL follow as Leicester flare up is new Covid normal, Sage expert warns

So far more than 43,000 people in the UK have died from the coronavirus and the recent outbreak in Leicester has seen an uptick in cases in the area. Read full article: More local lockdowns WILL follow as Leic...→

What time is PMQs today? How to watch live as Boris Johnson faces questions over handling of Leicester Covid-19 outbreak

Prime Minister’s Questions will take place in the House of Commons at 12.00pm today (Wednesday, July 1).... The Prime Minster is to face a fresh grilling over [...] Read full article: What time is PMQs today? How to watch li...→

Some Leicester factories 'stayed open during Covid-19 lockdown'

Some Leicester factories 'stayed open during Covid-19 lockdown'

Some of Leicester's garment factories remained open throughout the Covid-19 crisis, with employees ordered to continue working even when they were sick, a new [...] Read full article: Some Leicester factories 'stayed open du...→

Leicester mayor breached lockdown as sources say he is in 'denial' about scale of Covid in his city

Leicester mayor breached lockdown as sources say he is in 'denial' about scale of Covid in his city

The former labour MP has been accused of being 'all over the place' when it came to deciding how to tackle the rise in cases Read full article: Leicester mayor breached lockdown as sou...→

Beyond Covid-19, cholera and ebola, Cuban doctors saved tens of thousands of children from Chernobyl

Beyond Covid-19, cholera and ebola, Cuban doctors saved tens of thousands of children from Chernobyl

Cuban doctors are famed for their heroic role fighting outbreaks internationally such as Ebola and cholera — and celebrated today for their efforts against Cov [...] Read full article: Beyond Covid-19, cholera and ebola, Cuba...→

No extra cash for locked-down Leicester, says minister

No extra cash for locked-down Leicester, says minister

The city became the first to be put into local lockdown after a rise in Covid-19 infections. Read full article: No extra cash for locked-down Leicester,...→

Minister says preparations taking place to counter Covid-19 vaccine opponents

Minister says preparations taking place to counter Covid-19 vaccine opponents

Oliver Dowden also faced questions on the £1.57 billion support package for struggling cultural, arts and heritage institutions. Read full article: Minister says preparations taking place ...→

Full list of everyday activities that put you at high risk of catching Covid-19

Full list of everyday activities that put you at high risk of catching Covid-19

Doctors at Texas Medical Association (TMA) have put together a handy list of all the everyday activities that put you at the highest risk of catching the virus Read full article: Full list of everyday activities that pu...→

The Leicester garment factories exposed by Covid-19

The Leicester garment factories exposed by Covid-19

A spike in cases of Covid-19 in Leicester has led Guardian reporter Archie Bland to its garment factories. He discusses a story that goes beyond the pandemic a [...] Read full article: The Leicester garment factories exposed ...→

Children need space to come to terms with Covid crisis, say experts

Children need space to come to terms with Covid crisis, say experts

Children need to be given “space” to come to terms with what they have been through during the Covid crisis, experts said today. The Social Care Institute for [...] Read full article: Children need space to come to terms wit...→

Education Minister 'too busy' to meet parents of children doing transfer test

Education Minister 'too busy' to meet parents of children doing transfer test

Parents whose children are distressed about doing the transfer test have been told the Education Minister is too busy to meet them, a mother has said. Read full article: Education Minister 'too busy' to meet pa...→

Blaming carers Covid-19 spread

Blaming carers Covid-19 spread "a new low" for Boris Johnson - Shadow Care Minister

The PM should be trying to fix problems in British care homes rather than blaming workers, the Shadow Social Care Minister said. Read full article: Blaming carers Covid-19 spread "a new lo...→

Revealed: the high-risk Covid-19 cities where going out is on the rise

Revealed: the high-risk Covid-19 cities where going out is on the rise

Driving and walking across the UK is approaching pre-lockdown levels, according to smartphone data Read full article: Revealed: the high-risk Covid-19 cities ...→

Boohoo to investigate use of Leicester factory after concerns raised by minister

Boohoo to investigate use of Leicester factory after concerns raised by minister

The Manchester-based firm is looking into how its items came to be produced at Jaswal Fashion factory Read full article: Boohoo to investigate use of Leicester f...→

Most children will be removed from Covid-19 shielding list this month

Most children will be removed from Covid-19 shielding list this month

Dr Jenny Harries, deputy chief medical officer for England, has said children are at 'low risk' from Covid-19 and almost all of them should be able to return t [...] Read full article: Most children will be removed from Covid...→

High-risk kids off Covid-19 shielding list as it 'poses low risk', Govt says

High-risk kids off Covid-19 shielding list as it 'poses low risk', Govt says

HIGH-risk kids will no longer have to shield from Covid from next month, after ministers relaxed the rules. Tens of thousands of youngsters were deemed clinica [...] Read full article: High-risk kids off Covid-19 shielding li...→

Free laptops and broadband worth £100,000 given to school children due to covid

Free laptops and broadband worth £100,000 given to school children due to covid

A new scheme launched in Tower Hamlets aims to help children with laptop and broadband services to prevent them falling behind at school Read full article: Free laptops and broadband worth £100,00...→

Merthyr Tydfil Covid cases shoot from 10 to 179 per 100,000, overtaking Leicester

Merthyr Tydfil Covid cases shoot from 10 to 179 per 100,000, overtaking Leicester

Public Health Wales said the surge stems from increased testing, after a cluster of 130 positive cases at Kepak's St Merryn meat plant Read full article: Merthyr Tydfil Covid cases shoot from 10...→

Town and city may be next for local lockdowns like Leicester over Covid-19 fears

Town and city may be next for local lockdowns like Leicester over Covid-19 fears

The grim news for Dudley and Wolverhampton, both in the West Midlands, follows analysis from the King’s College London team which predicted this week’s lockdow [...] Read full article: Town and city may be next for local lock...→

Police stop locked-down residents leaving Covid-hit Leicester

Police stop locked-down residents leaving Covid-hit Leicester

Thousands of revellers have already seized upon today's wave of lockdown easing to enjoy their first pint. But Leicester residents were warned that they must c [...] Read full article: Police stop locked-down residents leavin...→

Doctors find brain damage in children with mystery syndrome linked to Covid–19

Doctors find brain damage in children with mystery syndrome linked to Covid–19

The study looked at 27 children who had symptoms that were consitent with MIS-C, a nasty condition that appeared to cause brain damage in some of the kids Read full article: Doctors find brain damage in children wi...→

Brighton lockdown fears: Seaside resort 'high risk' of being 'hotspot' for COVID outbreak

Brighton lockdown fears: Seaside resort 'high risk' of being 'hotspot' for COVID outbreak

BRIGHTON could be the next area of the UK to be forced into lockdown, with large numbers of people expected to head to the popular seaside resort as restrictio [...] Read full article: Brighton lockdown fears: Seaside resort ...→

Covid-19 official death rate may be too high, report says

Covid-19 official death rate may be too high, report says

There were 1,200 more deaths during the height of the coronavirus pandemic than would normally be expected, a report from the health watchdog found.The report [...] Read full article: Covid-19 official death rate may be too ...→

London records 300 new Covid cases with only Leicester reporting more

London records 300 new Covid cases with only Leicester reporting more

A total of 300 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in London in the last week, analysis of the latest Public Health England data reveals. Read full article: London records 300 new Covid cases with ...→

'No obvious source' of Covid-19 outbreak in Leicester, report finds

'No obvious source' of Covid-19 outbreak in Leicester, report finds

The surge in coronavirus cases in Leicester does not appear to have been caused by a specific outbreak, a report from Public Health England has found. Experts [...] Read full article: 'No obvious source' of Covid-19 outbreak...→

FTSE-100 to rise but Boohoo's Leicester factories spark covid concern

FTSE-100 to rise but Boohoo's Leicester factories spark covid concern

Shares were expected to rise today after US technology stocks hit new record highs last night. The tech-heavy Nasdaq index has rebounded with a gravity-defying [...] Read full article: FTSE-100 to rise but Boohoo's Leicester ...→

Fashion retailer Boohoo accused of making Leicester factory staff work with Covid-19

Fashion retailer Boohoo accused of making Leicester factory staff work with Covid-19

The fashion retailer Boohoo has promised to investigate claims that factory workers at its manufacturing hub in Leicester were made to work while suffering fro [...] Read full article: Fashion retailer Boohoo accused of makin...→

Number of Leicester covid cases was TEN times higher than neighbours

Number of Leicester covid cases was TEN times higher than neighbours

LEICESTER had a coronavirus infection rate ten times that of nearby Nottingham in the run up to lockdown, official figures reveal. The two east Midland cities [...] Read full article: Number of Leicester covid cases was TEN ...→

Covid-19 outbreak at Walkers Crisps factory in Leicester with 28 confirmed cases

Covid-19 outbreak at Walkers Crisps factory in Leicester with 28 confirmed cases

A spokesman for the company said all affected staff are self-isolating and are on full pay. The news comes as Leicester became the first UK city to be placed b [...] Read full article: Covid-19 outbreak at Walkers Crisps fact...→

28 workers at Walkers Leicester crisp factory test positive for covid

28 workers at Walkers Leicester crisp factory test positive for covid

The firm, which employs 1,400 people across the site in the Beaumont Leys area of the city, said it had seen a 'steady increase' in the number of confirmed cas [...] Read full article: 28 workers at Walkers Leicester crisp fa...→

Leicester lockdown: Revolt at racecourse after Covid spike as City's Premier League match gets green light

Leicester lockdown: Revolt at racecourse after Covid spike as City's Premier League match gets green light

Racing returned in Leicester just hours after the new lockdown measures were implemented, prompting angry scenes as many refused to turn up Read full article: Leicester lockdown: Revolt at racecourse...→

Frailty and high BMI named as high Covid-19 risk factors by Scottish researchers

Frailty is as important as either age or underlying health issues in determining whether someone may die from Covid-19, while weight is a ‘stronger risk factor [...] Read full article: Frailty and high BMI named as high Covid...→

More local lockdowns WILL follow as Leicester flare up is new Covid normal, Sage expert warns

More local lockdowns WILL follow as Leicester flare up is new Covid normal, Sage expert warns

So far more than 43,000 people in the UK have died from the coronavirus and the recent outbreak in Leicester has seen an uptick in cases in the area. Read full article: More local lockdowns WILL follow as Leic...→

More local lockdowns WILL follow as Leicester leads way in tackling Covid

More local lockdowns WILL follow as Leicester leads way in tackling Covid

MORE local lockdowns are on the way and the public should brace for further outbreaks of the coronavirus, an expert has warned. The warning comes after Leicest [...] Read full article: More local lockdowns WILL follow as Leic...→

What time is PMQs today? How to watch live as Boris Johnson faces questions over handling of Leicester Covid-19 outbreak

Prime Minister’s Questions will take place in the House of Commons at 12.00pm today (Wednesday, July 1).... The Prime Minster is to face a fresh grilling over [...] Read full article: What time is PMQs today? How to watch li...→

Leicester lockdown fury as 90% of Covid-19 tests 'missing' from published data

Leicester lockdown fury as 90% of Covid-19 tests 'missing' from published data

Local officials criticised ministers and Public Health England over delays in getting data to the right places Read full article: Leicester lockdown fury as 90% of Covid-...→

Some Leicester factories 'stayed open during Covid-19 lockdown'

Some Leicester factories 'stayed open during Covid-19 lockdown'

Some of Leicester's garment factories remained open throughout the Covid-19 crisis, with employees ordered to continue working even when they were sick, a new [...] Read full article: Some Leicester factories 'stayed open du...→

Prime Minister to face Commons grilling amid Leicester lockdown confusion

Prime Minister to face Commons grilling amid Leicester lockdown confusion

Boris Johnson will face a grilling from the Labour leader over the Government's handling of coronavirus amid confusion over the local lockdown in Leicester. Read full article: Prime Minister to face Commons grilling ...→

Leicester mayor breached lockdown as sources say he is in 'denial' about scale of Covid in his city

Leicester mayor breached lockdown as sources say he is in 'denial' about scale of Covid in his city

The former labour MP has been accused of being 'all over the place' when it came to deciding how to tackle the rise in cases Read full article: Leicester mayor breached lockdown as sou...→