During the press conference on April 30 during which the PM confirmed the UK as a whole was passed the peak of the virus, he said that despite the figures: "At no stage has our NHS been overwhelmed, no patient went without a ventilator, no patient was deprived of intensive care, we have five of the seven projected Nightingale wards. … [Read more...] about The 18 UK councils that haven’t reached their coronavirus peak – is yours on the list?
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Several authorities said charities now offered help, while others set up “crisis funds” to help in desperate cases. Only Jeremy Corbyn ’s local Labour-run Islington Council offered the full £150. … [Read more...] about Millions of kids in ill-fitting or dirty clothes as councils axe school uniform grant
At its site on the northern fringes of the town, behind a derelict pub and beside a caravan park, the challenges facing modern coastal communities are being played out. Like many seaside towns, Great Yarmouth has suffered from the loss of jobs in traditional industries, which have been replaced with seasonal, insecure work in sectors such as tourism and food production. … [Read more...] about Great Yarmouth school a ‘fourth emergency service’
LOCKDOWN UPDATE: What's changing, where? EXERCISE: What are the guidelines on getting out? THE R NUMBER: What it means and why it matters AIR TRAVELLERS: The new quarantine rules LOOK-UP TOOL: How many cases in your area? ResponsibilityThe logistics of preparing the school come on top of the everyday challenges of leading a school in one of the most deprived boroughs in the country. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: School return plan ‘like a jigsaw puzzle’
Southend Borough Council spokesman John Troup yesterday urged people to stay away from the beach, parts of which are popular with children and families. He said the council will start a clean-up operation this morning, adding: "A 10-strong team will start work cleaning up the beaches at 8am tomorrow. They will be raking up the oil deposits and bagging them up for safe disposal." … [Read more...] about Pollution warning at Canvey Island after oil washes ashore