UK councils are sitting on HALF of £12bn government grants

Councils handed £12billion last week to distribute to local firms are still siting on half of it, it has been revealed today.  The government distributed some £12.3 billion to local authorities in England as part of its coronavirus business support package.  The grant payments are to be distributed to some of the hardest-hit businesses but … Read more

NHS Nightingale Hospital in London ExCeL Centre rejects patients due to lack of nurses

Patients are being turned away from the new 4,000-bed NHS Nightingale hospital in London due to a lack of nurses, it has been claimed today. The field hospital at the ExCeL Centre has been unable to accept around 50 coronavirus patients needing ‘life or death’ care since it opened on April 7.  Thirty of those … Read more

The fatcat who is now milking our care homes

The dairy company at the centre of the milk-tipping scandal has been accused of ‘disgusting greed’ for hiking the amount it charges nursing homes for vital food supplies. Freshways is blaming coronavirus for a decision to suddenly increase the price of dairy products. Yet behind the scenes, it has been telling farmers that the pandemic … Read more

Bank of England boss Andrew Bailey warns that lifting the lockdown too soon would cause WORSE damage

The governor of the Bank of England today issues a stark warning that Britain should be cautious about lifting the coronavirus lockdown too early. In his first interview since taking the top job, Andrew Bailey told the Daily Mail that a premature end to the restrictions could cause a severe loss of confidence and inflict … Read more

Coronavirus China: Restaurant air con spread illness to nine

Restaurant’s air conditioning spread coronavirus from one infected diner to NINE others, report finds Researchers investigate incident at eatery in Guangzhou, China, in January An asymptomatic customer later fell ill, along with others on nearby tables Study claims virus was carried further than usual due to venue’s air conditioning However 81 others eating and working … Read more