August 10, 2020

Obese people and over 50s may be put into lockdown

The next national or local lockdown may be targeted just at the most vulnerable groups
August 10, 2020

Simon Cowell ‘lucky’ to avoid life-changing injury after breaking back

Music boss recovering in hospital following surgery on Saturday night, which involved having a metal rod put in his back
August 10, 2020

Government may scrap ‘inaccurate’ daily death toll announcement

An urgent review into how Covid deaths are calculated reports its recommendations this week
August 10, 2020

Plastic waste increases during lockdown with little suitable for recycling

Study found households got through 128 bits of plastic waste in a week on average, up from 99 in similar surveys conducted before pandemic
August 10, 2020

One in three companies expect to make redundancies by end of September

There are also pay cuts, bonus freezes and recruitment freezes being put in place - with some sectors worse than others
August 10, 2020

Rise in coronavirus cases as we pass 1,000 for first time since June

This weekend saw the biggest surge in Covid-19 for almost six weeks
August 10, 2020

Four-day alert for severe thunderstorms, hail and torrential rain

It comes after temperatures soar to 36C and coastguards have busiest day in four years
August 10, 2020

New coin marks 75 years since end of Second World War

The Royal Mint has teamed up with the Imperial War Museum to launch the commemorative £5 coin
August 10, 2020

Wales eases more lockdown restrictions

Indoor gyms, swimming pools, dance studios and leisure centres in Wales are allowed to reopen today for the first time in more than four months.
August 10, 2020

‘Nearly 200,000 over-50s out of work since coronavirus outbreak’

Research also says the number of older workers on unemployment-related benefits has nearly doubled as a result of the pandemic
August 10, 2020

More than 22,000 jobs slashed at UK restaurants this year

After Pizza Express announced plans to shut branches, research has shown the huge number of eateries that have closed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic
August 10, 2020

Hong Kong media mogul ‘held over alleged foreign collusion under national security law’

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai has been arrested under the city's new national security law on suspicion of collusion with foreign forces, one of his aides has said.