The strategy said the UK maintained “appropriate stockpiles of clinical countermeasures for diseases of concern”, made it a priority “to protect first responders through ensuring that they are equipped and trained properly” and had “a strong public communications capability to ensure we are able to engage swiftly and clearly with the public about any action they might need to take”. … [Read more...] about UK strategy to address pandemic threat ‘not properly implemented’
Fossil fuel and climate change
Supporters at the time of the proposal argued the scheme would save energy by reducing domestic coal consumption. … [Read more...] about Clocks change 2020: Did the clocks go forward last night and will my phone update automatically?
It's the first time drivers have seen petrol at under £1 a litre in more than four years - but given the almighty collapse in oil prices and the drop in demand following coronavirus travel bans and lockdowns across the world, it looks likely to become more common. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: First UK petrol station selling £1 a litre fuel spotted
Marj Massie put on her best cockney accent instead - and was furious to see the device finally respond. … [Read more...] about Amazon Alexa launches racist rant against Chinese government and calls coronavirus a ‘terror attack’
Europe is being ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic. There have been more than 10,000 deaths in Italy. In the grimmest of league tables, Spain comes second. Normal life has been suspended across the continent and the hit to the economy is immense. France’s output is running at two-thirds of what it was last year. Germany has abandoned fiscal rectitude and – along with the rest – adopted a “whatever it takes” approach. … [Read more...] about The coronavirus crisis has brought the EU’s failings into sharp relief