Coronavirus UK: Could Tees Valley and Tyneside AVOID Tier Three?

What is the row over Tier Three bailouts?   The government has been engaged in brutal haggling with local leaders across swathes of England about the financial package linked to entering Tier Three restrictions. The funding is on top of the government’s wider job support scheme for workers put on hold due to lockdown, and business … Read more Coronavirus UK: Could Tees Valley and Tyneside AVOID Tier Three?

Could Tees Valley and Tyneside AVOID Tier Three? Anti-Covid steps show signs of working

What is the row over Tier Three bailouts?   The government has been engaged in brutal haggling with local leaders across swathes of England about the financial package linked to entering Tier Three restrictions. The funding is on top of the government’s wider job support scheme for workers put on hold due to lockdown, and business … Read more Could Tees Valley and Tyneside AVOID Tier Three? Anti-Covid steps show signs of working

One in ten under-50s will be struck by ‘long Covid’, data shows

One in ten under-50s who catch the coronavirus will be plagued by ‘long Covid’ and suffer lasting side effects including heart palpitations, muscle weakness and ‘brain fog’, according to research. And women are 50 per cent more likely to suffer persistent problems after beating the disease, which experts say may persist for more than 12 … Read more One in ten under-50s will be struck by ‘long Covid’, data shows

Janet Street Porter says Tier 2 discriminates against single people

Number 10‘s ear will surely be burning after the Loose Women vented their frustrations against the Health Secretary and Tie 2 restrictions today.  Janet Street-Porter, 73, said she was ‘fed up’ by the new restriction and lack of clarity concerning the new rules. She said she was ‘totally confused’ and added that ‘singletons’ were ‘discriminated against,’ … Read more Janet Street Porter says Tier 2 discriminates against single people

Coronavirus UK: Government secures up to 20m 15-minute test kits

Boost for Boris’s testing ‘moonshot’ as government secures 20 million ‘game-changing’ 15-minute swab kits and starts rolling them out to hospital staff Government secured 20million antigen tests validated by Public Health England  The ‘game changing’ swab kit said to provide 100% specificity in 15 minutes Tests to be used regularly on hospital staff to help … Read more Coronavirus UK: Government secures up to 20m 15-minute test kits

Dr RENEE HOENDERKAMP: Cruel irony of coronavirus lockdown is it costs more lives than it saves

As winter approaches, the catastrophic impact of the coronavirus national lockdown is becoming ever more tragically clear. In a bitter irony, an approach that was supposedly designed to save lives appears to have achieved the exact opposite. Even today, Health Secretary Matt Hancock talks of the continuing need for tight restrictions, warning that their removal … Read more Dr RENEE HOENDERKAMP: Cruel irony of coronavirus lockdown is it costs more lives than it saves

How infection rates are falling in big cities across England despite threat of lockdown

Coronavirus infections are now falling in some of England’s biggest cities, figures show – despite Health Secretary Matt Hancock threatening tonight to put many of them into the harshest lockdown bracket. Official data shows Nottingham, Newcastle, Sheffield and Manchester are among the cities where cases have started to fall after a surge at the end of September, … Read more How infection rates are falling in big cities across England despite threat of lockdown

Coronavirus England: More of North facing Tier 3 lockdown this week

Millions more people across the North of England face being plunged into the top Tier 3 lockdown this week, Matt Hancock revealed this afternoon.  The Health Secretary said talks would take place with local leaders in South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, the North East and Teesside after deals were agreed for Liverpool and Lancashire. But … Read more Coronavirus England: More of North facing Tier 3 lockdown this week

Tony Blair ‘consulted Matt Hancock about coronavirus guidelines’ before trip

Tony Blair ‘consulted Matt Hancock about coronavirus guidelines’ before trip to America that saw him accused of breaking quarantine rules on his return Tony Blair spoke with Matt Hancock before visit to White House in September Mr Blair was accused of breaching quarantine rules following his trip to the US Former Prime Minister was pictured … Read more Tony Blair ‘consulted Matt Hancock about coronavirus guidelines’ before trip

Bake Off judge Prue Leith urges hospital bosses to let patients eat when they want 

Bake Off judge Prue Leith urges hospital bosses to let patients eat when they want Hospital bosses have been urged to abandon set meal times to help patientws Three patients die in the NHS every day as a result of malnutrition, it is claimed A report suggested patients should have an iPad to order their … Read more Bake Off judge Prue Leith urges hospital bosses to let patients eat when they want