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Coronavirus lockdown may have indirectly caused 16,000 excess deaths – study | UK News

August 8, 2020

The national lockdown may have indirectly caused 16,000 excess deaths in two months, according to government analysts.The new report says a reluctance to attend A&E and difficulties accessing medical assistance […]

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Coronavirus: New quarantine measures and tougher face covering rules come into force | UK News

August 8, 2020

Travellers arriving into the UK from Belgium, Andorra and the Bahamas must self-isolate for two weeks from today as toughened quarantine rules come into force. The restrictions – which are […]

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UK weather: Struggling to sleep because of the heatwave? Nine top tips for staying cool | UK News

August 8, 2020

Temperatures reached 36.4C (97.52F) in London on Friday, with scorching conditions due to last through the rest of the weekend. And unfortunately, this uncomfortable heat has lasted long into the […]

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Heat-related deaths could triple because of lack of policy on building safety | UK News

August 7, 2020

As temperatures soar in Britain there’s a warning that tens of thousands of people could die unnecessarily because of a lack of government strategy for keeping buildings at a safe […]

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Ann Heron cold case: Detectives hope new forensic technology will solve murder 30 years on | UK News

August 7, 2020

Police in Durham have reopened a cold case murder of 30 years, in the hope that new forensic techniques will help solve the crime. Ann Heron’s body was found in […]

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Fire crews battling huge blaze on Chobham Common in Surrey | UK News

August 7, 2020

Fire crews are battling a huge wildfire on Chobham Common in Surrey. Some 10 fire engines, two water carriers and several other vehicles have been dispatched to the scene to […]

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UK weather: Public told to avoid packed beaches as UK enjoys hottest August day for 17 years | UK News

August 7, 2020

The UK has enjoyed its hottest August day in 17 years, with Britons told to avoid some beaches along the southern coast that were packed with sunseekers. The Coastguard said […]

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Coronavirus: Preston is latest UK city too see lockdown tightened after increase in infection rate | UK News

August 7, 2020

Preston is the latest part of the UK to face a tightening of lockdown measures after rising coronavirus infection rates were reported in the city. The rolling seven-day rate of […]

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Migrants: UK has failed to cut numbers trying to cross Channel, but not through a lack of trying | UK News

August 7, 2020

Ten months ago Priti Patel said she wanted cases of migrant Channel crossings to be “an infrequent phenomenon” by spring this year. By any measure, the home secretary has failed […]

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Government threatens ‘maritime assets’ to deter migrants as more than 100 intercepted today | Politics News

August 7, 2020

The government has threatened to deploy “maritime assets” – reported to include the Royal Navy – to stem the growing number of migrants trying to cross the English Channel. Sources […]

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