10th July: The call centre emails to ask me what my favourite flower is. I give this a few minutes’ thought and reply. “On balance, I think I like bluebells the best. Why do you want to know?” An hour or so later I get an out-of-office reply saying “To be honest, we don’t give a shit one way or another what your favourite flower is. It was just a way of finding out how many of you were still monitoring your phones.” … [Read more...] about Just another quiet day in the home-office of dedicated contact tracers
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'Not only will this scheme create local green-collar jobs across the county, but it will also bolster our energy security, reduce bills for consumers, and give our home-grown renewable generators a greater chance to export zero-carbon electricity around the world.' … [Read more...] about National Grid starts work on 475-mile-long UK-Denmark electricity cable that will share energy generated from renewable sources like wind and solar
Mrs Hancock added: "We were feeling a little bit down so we just thought, let's go and make the most of it - there's lots of lovely places here to go and see and we can do day trips. … [Read more...] about £1m Lottery scratchcard winners ditch world tour for campervan over coronavirus
“We were always going to exit the Old Bailey building and we were always going to move colleagues to a lower-cost jurisdiction. That might have been outside of London, it might have been in the Midlands, it might have been up north; who knows where that was going to be … what has changed is we won’t be doing that. We actually found office space for all our colleagues – and it just looks a lot like their sitting room.” … [Read more...] about Metro Bank office staff can work from home until after flu season
For a test to be properly validated, a number of conditions need to be satisfied. This takes time. First, a new diagnostic test designed to look for virus genetic material is assessed in the laboratory, using artificially made genetic segments that look like virus. This artificial sample has a set number of copies of genetic material, and it is then diluted down a number of times. Each diluted sample is tested on the device multiple times to see whether it can be detected reproducibly and reliably. … [Read more...] about Why is the government buying Covid tests without evidence they work?