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Moray MP Douglas Ross is “likely to be a candidate in the contest” to be leader of the Scottish Conservatives following Jackson Carlaw’s sudden resignation.   After less than six months in the job, Mr Carlaw on Thursday said he made the “painful decision” after realising he was not the best person to lead the […]

Pubs, cafes and restaurants can reopen in Leicester from Monday after the announcement lockdown measures would be eased.   Liz Kendall, Labour MP for Leicester West, said that despite an “unbelievably difficult period” for the city, the hard work and sacrifice of residents had paid off. The Department for Health and Social Care said hairdressers, […]

People from different households in Greater Manchester, parts of east Lancashire and West Yorkshire have been banned from meeting each other inside their homes or in gardens following a spike in virus cases.   The new rules also ban members of two different households from mixing in pubs, restaurants and other hospitality venues, but these […]

A coalition of charities is urging the Chancellor to protect the jobs of workers who have been shielding, warning they will be put in an “impossible position” when restrictions ease.   An open letter to Rishi Sunak signed by 15 charities, including Age UK and Macmillan Cancer Support, raises concerns that those who have been […]

Scotland’s First Minister will announce if children can expect to be back in the classroom full-time from August 11. Schools were closed to most pupils at the end of March as coronavirus struck, with youngsters switching to an online-based learning model. Nicola Sturgeon will address MSPs at 12.20pm on Thursday, following the three-week review of […]

People who are overweight in early adult life may be more prone to dementia in later life, a study suggests. Those aged 20 to 49 who have a high body mass index have a higher risk of dementia later on, the authors said. Researchers from Columbia University in the US studied data on more than […]

The self-isolation period for those with coronavirus symptoms will be extended to 10 days, according to reports. The Times and The Daily Telegraph reported the deputy chief medical officer for England, Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, is expected to announce the change in advice, which currently states those with symptoms or a positive test should isolate for […]

One in every 14 Britons has been previously infected with coronavirus, a new research suggests. A study of more than 20,000 people across the UK found that 7.1% of the population have been infected with Sars-Cov-2 – the virus that causes Covid-19. But rates of previous infection were found to vary significantly across different sectors […]

A further 1.5 million children should be brought into the free school meals programme, while poorer youngsters should also be fed during the school holidays, a Government-ordered review has said. The National Food Strategy, led by Leon restaurant founder Henry Dimbleby, said urgent Government action is needed in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, and […]

Heathrow has urged the Government to stop imposing “quarantine roulette” on travellers as it announced a pre-tax loss of £1.1 billion in the first six months of the year. Chief executive John Holland-Kaye said the financial results “should serve as a clarion call” to ministers to introduce a scheme for coronavirus testing of arriving passengers. […]


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