Welsh First Minister claims ‘firebreak’ lockdown IS needed to stop ‘rising tide’ of coronavirus

Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford insisted his country needed a ‘firebreak’ lockdown today despite having a lower rate of coronavirus infections that England. The Labour politician insisted that he would keep the principality closed down for as short a time as possible but insisted it was necessary to act as a breaker to a ‘rising … Read more Welsh First Minister claims ‘firebreak’ lockdown IS needed to stop ‘rising tide’ of coronavirus

Rising trend of ‘boomerang’ young adults returning to live with parents is here to stay says study

An increasing trend of ‘boomerang’ young adults moving back in with their parents is here to stay, according to a study. Researchers found that nearly two-thirds of childless single adults aged 20-34 in the UK have either never left home or had to move back in because of a precarious jobs market, sky-high rents, low … Read more Rising trend of ‘boomerang’ young adults returning to live with parents is here to stay says study

Italy orders bars to shut from 6pm and ‘public spaces’ to close after 9pm amid rising covid cases

Italy have announced new measures aimed at halting the spread of coronavirus after days of record infection numbers. The restrictions announced on Sunday stop short of a curfew like those imposed in Paris and other major French cities. But Italian mayors can close public squares and other gathering places after 9pm, permitting access only to … Read more Italy orders bars to shut from 6pm and ‘public spaces’ to close after 9pm amid rising covid cases

Pregnant women face new lone birth ordeal as NHS bans partners again amid rising coronavirus rates

Pregnant women face new lone birth ordeal as NHS bans partners again amid rising coronavirus rates Liverpool Women’s Hospital has already placed fresh restrictions on partners Just over half of trusts said they would review policy in the event of rising rates  Last night, MP Alicia Kearns urged bosses to reconsider and put ‘humanity’ first  … Read more Pregnant women face new lone birth ordeal as NHS bans partners again amid rising coronavirus rates

JOHN HUMPHRYS: Why the public is rising up against the response to Covid’s second wave

Eagle-eyed viewers of Mastermind may just have spotted something unusual when it returned to BBC2 last week. They would have noticed that there was no audience in the studio. That was blindingly obvious. Only the really sharp-eyed might have spotted that the presenter (yours truly) might — just possibly — have occasionally had a delicate … Read more JOHN HUMPHRYS: Why the public is rising up against the response to Covid’s second wave

Coronavirus pandemic fueled by ‘perfect storm’ of rising obesity rates and air pollution since 1990s

The coronavirus pandemic was fueled by a ‘perfect storm’ of increasing rates of chronic diseases and air pollution, a new study suggests. Researchers say the global rise of underlying conditions such as obesity and high blood sugar and the growing proportion of regions that have become smog-filled over the last 30 years drove up death rates from … Read more Coronavirus pandemic fueled by ‘perfect storm’ of rising obesity rates and air pollution since 1990s

Queen tells Porton Down professor rising coronavirus infection rates ‘were expected really’

‘All these horrible new things’: Queen tells Porton Down professor that rising coronavirus infection rates ‘were expected really’ as she visits laboratory without mask The Queen and the Duke of Cambridge visited Porton Down laboratory today  Her Majesty did not wear a mask, while others took Covid tests as a precaution Commenting on rising coronavirus … Read more Queen tells Porton Down professor rising coronavirus infection rates ‘were expected really’

Drug-related deaths in England and Wales reach record high with cocaine fatalities rising ONS says

Huge leap in number of women killed by cocaine: Deaths from the drug are up sevenfold in 10 years, new figures reveal 2019 had the highest number of drug-related deaths in the past 25 years The drug-related death rate for women increased for the 10th year in a row Generation X, had the highest death … Read more Drug-related deaths in England and Wales reach record high with cocaine fatalities rising ONS says

Is Japan the land of the rising returns? Here’s what you need to know

With investment guru Warren Buffett taking a stake in its biggest companies, Japan is back in the spotlight. Home to the likes of Sony and Toyota, Japan’s stock market is worth a whopping five trillion dollars – making it the largest outside America. Despite that, the country isn’t particularly popular with Western investors – with … Read more Is Japan the land of the rising returns? Here’s what you need to know

Coronavirus UK: Infection rates NOT rising in school-age children

Coronavirus infection rates are NOT going up among school-age children, Professor Chris Whitty says in ‘important’ reminder to people worried about the virus spreading in the classroom Professor Whitty said it was ‘important’ to remember rates lower in children  Chief medical officer appeared in a televised briefing with Boris Johnson He said school-age children are … Read more Coronavirus UK: Infection rates NOT rising in school-age children