September 23, 2020

Chancellor to launch a ‘Winter Economy Plan’ to prevent a ‘tsunami’ of job losses

Rishi Sunak is unveiling an emergency COVID rescue plan to protect jobs that is expected to include wage subsidies, VAT cuts and more cheap loans for struggling businesses.
September 23, 2020

Government urged to take action on ‘Long Covid’ and its effects on sufferers

An MP says long-term issues affecting health, wellbeing and employment of sufferers must be investigated
September 23, 2020

Excess waist fat linked to higher risk of premature death

Researchers said larger hips and thighs carry a lower risk
September 23, 2020

Kier Starmer: Government responsible for virus rise and restrictions

Labour leader says it makes 'no sense' to bring in new rules while phasing out support for jobs and business
September 23, 2020

Greggs factory staff test positive for coronavirus – but sausage roll supplies unaffected

Bakery chain Greggs has insisted supplies of its sausage rolls will be unaffected after a coronavirus outbreak among factory staff.  
September 23, 2020

As furlough winds down, the chancellor is considering a German solution

This isn't widely known but Rishi Sunak's furlough scheme was actually in some ways one of the fruits of Brexit.
September 23, 2020

Daily positive Covid-19 cases pass 6,000 for first time since May

The Government said that as of 9am on Wednesday, there had been a further 6,178 lab-confirmed cases
September 23, 2020

‘This is a huge seizure’ Cocaine worth up to £100m seized in Dover

Drugs were found hidden in pallets that had arrived on a vessel from South America
September 23, 2020

Starmer condemns PM’s ‘serial incompetence’ and calls for fresh business support

Sir Keir Starmer has called for new support for businesses and workers following the introduction of fresh coronavirus restrictions - as he condemned the government's "serial incompetence" in dealing with the crisis.
September 23, 2020

Blood tests may ‘predict Covid patients with higher risk of dying’

Researchers analysed medical data of 1,641 adults who were diagnosed with Covid-19 infection
September 23, 2020

Mainland Greece could be removed from UK quarantine list

Country is just above the threshold at which quarantine conditions are triggered
September 23, 2020

What the latest lockdown rules mean for gyms and team sports

This is what gym-goers need to know