Head of firm handed £150m coronavirus face-mask contract blasts ‘fake’ news that the did not work

The head of an investment firm handed a £150million Government contract to supply millions of coronavirus face masks for the NHS claimed it was the victim of ‘fake news’ today after the Government refused to use them on safety grounds. Tim Horlick said that 50 million Chinese-made FFP2 masks supplied by Ayanda Capital were ‘perfectly good’ … Read more Head of firm handed £150m coronavirus face-mask contract blasts ‘fake’ news that the did not work

First official portrait of Captain Sir Tom Moore unveiled ahead of the 75th anniversary of VJ Day

The first official portrait of Burma veteran Captain Sir Tom Moore has been unveiled at the National Army Museum before the 75th anniversary of Victory in Japan Day. Saturday is VJ Day, marking 75 years since Emperor Michinomiya Hirohito announced the unconditional surrender of his Imperial forces. Ahead of the anniversary, artist Alexander Chamberlain, a former … Read more First official portrait of Captain Sir Tom Moore unveiled ahead of the 75th anniversary of VJ Day

Coronavirus UK: 13 new fatalities in preliminary daily death toll

Another 13 people have died of Covid-19 in England’s hospitals but no-one else has died of the illness in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, officials revealed today. Scotland today marked four full weeks without a single death from coronavirus north of the border, according to its official government statistics. A full round-up of the total … Read more Coronavirus UK: 13 new fatalities in preliminary daily death toll

Northampton faces coronavirus lockdown after 300 factory workers test positive

Northampton faces the threat of a local lockdown after nearly 300 workers at a sandwich factory that supplies M&S have tested positive for coronavirus.  The Greencore food facility on the town’s Moulton Park Industrial Estate has revealed 292 staff there have caught Covid-19 and are self-isolating.    Local health authorities said 79 people tested positive on … Read more Northampton faces coronavirus lockdown after 300 factory workers test positive

Coronavirus: UK deaths and cases on Thursday

Another 13 people have died of Covid-19 in England’s hospitals but no-one else has died of the illness in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, officials revealed today. Scotland today marked four full weeks without a single death from coronavirus north of the border, according to its official government statistics. A full round-up of the total … Read more Coronavirus: UK deaths and cases on Thursday

NHS contact tracing app re-launches TODAY in trials on the Isle of Wight and in east London

The NHS Test and Trace smartphone app is being re-launched today with a second round of trials on the Isle of Wight and in the London borough of Newham. England’s beleaguered app, of which the first version had to be scrapped in June, has now been recreated using technology made by Google and Apple. Officials … Read more NHS contact tracing app re-launches TODAY in trials on the Isle of Wight and in east London

Coronavirus crisis sees thousands of applicants now competing for every role

Thousands of people are applying for jobs which would only have attracted a handful of applicants before the virus crisis, according to new research. Jobs site CV-Library said it received a record number of applications last month as huge numbers of professional workers were made redundant or were furloughed. There were 4,228 applications for a … Read more Coronavirus crisis sees thousands of applicants now competing for every role

Jacqueline Jossa voices concern she is suffering heatstroke

Jacqueline Jossa has voiced concerns that she is suffering from heatstroke.  Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, the actress, 27, bemoaned the sweltering UK heat – which saw temperatures rise to 34 degrees Celsius – and stressed that she was finding the heat ‘unbearable’ and exhausting.  Heatstroke, also known as sun stroke, is a severe heat … Read more Jacqueline Jossa voices concern she is suffering heatstroke

Only ONE healthy child has been killed by Covid-19 in Britain, reveals study

One healthy child has been killed by Covid-19 in Britain, reveals study that says under-16s played a ‘limited role’ in the outbreak Researchers swabbed more than half a million people during height of UK’s crisis Just 1 per cent of all positive tests were children under the age of 16, study found  Comes as major … Read more Only ONE healthy child has been killed by Covid-19 in Britain, reveals study