The 30 stores will reopen with social distancing measures including security guards at the door to limit the number of customers in store at any one time and floor markers to help customers keep two metres apart. … [Read more...] about The shops and food chains that have reopened including Starbucks and McDonald’s – see the full list
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Academics and campaigners say ambitious, urgent action is needed at a city and national level or traffic could return to higher levels than before. The half empty buses driving around Birmingham’s Chinatown highlight how public transport use has been subdued by physical-distancing rules and contagion concerns. This is pushing people back into cars, which suddenly seem like sanctuaries. The YouGov survey showed 28% of people planned to drive more than before lockdown, 16% less, while 52% expected no change. There is also anecdotal evidence in the city that people who did not previously have a car are now buying cheap second-hand bangers to commute to work. Meanwhile, big local employers Jaguar and Range Rover have seen such a fall in sales that they are struggling to survive, rather than rushing to invest in a low-carbon future. … [Read more...] about Britain beyond lockdown: could the country be healthier?
67. 13 Reasons Why It is the story of a young high school student as she descends into despair brought on by betrayal and bullying, culminating with her suicide. She details the thirteen reasons why she was driven to take her life in an audio diary which is mailed to a friend two weeks after her death. … [Read more...] about The 70 best Netflix series to watch right now
The journey revealed how quickly local communities had adapted to ease the worst impacts of lockdown and build on the benefits. Social centres, community-owned pubs, food banks, green groups and art cooperatives repurposed themselves within days to distribute food and medicine, set up online counselling and cooking classes, and provide emergency financial support – sometimes in the form of £50 in an envelope – for the many zero-hours contract workers who were suddenly unemployed but not immediately able to claim benefits. … [Read more...] about Britain beyond lockdown: what we learned from two weeks on the road
A spokesman for Leicestershire Police said: 'A Section 34 Dispersal Order was authorised giving officers the power to require people to leave the area to reduce the risk of causing harassment, alarm or distress to the local community and to also reduce the risk of any further public disorder. 'The order was in place between 11pm and 7am on Sunday. … [Read more...] about Is Merthyr Tydfil the UK’s new Covid-19 hotspot? Official data shows the Welsh borough now has an infection rate 27% higher than Leicester