Should some people be shielding? The prime minister said that the clinically vulnerable or those aged over 60 should be especially careful and minimise contacts, but there would be no return to the shielding programme used in the first lockdown. Johnson said those in this category should work from home. … [Read more...] about What are the rules of the new national Covid lockdown in England?
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Bella's first three months of treatment was funded by Sir Bob Elliott, who paved the way for cystic fibrosis treatment and founded the 'heel prick test' to identify the disease at birth. Pictured: Bella with Sir Bob Elliott … [Read more...] about Teen who was told she had just two years to live is fighting for the government to subsidise a $470k-a-year ‘miracle’ drug which changed her life just hours after she took the first dose
Sir Charles, vice-chair of the powerful 1922 Committee, told the Commons: 'No government can abolish death, it is impossible – 615,000 people die every year in this country and not every death is a tragedy. It is so distressing when I hear leaders of political parties, leaders of their communities, leaders in this place say every death was a tragedy. … [Read more...] about More than 50 Tory MPs rebel against Boris’s ‘back of fag packet’ post-lockdown tiers despite his desperate pleas and Matt Hancock nearly weeping in Commons – but curbs WILL come into force after Labour abstained to save the PM
While Jamie Renton, Chief Executive of Action Disability Kensington and Chelsea, said: 'We have around 1000 disabled members who are experts by experience, so it's good to see the Council listening to our experiences and removing the temporary cycle lanes on Kensington High Street. … [Read more...] about ‘Disastrous’ Covid cycle lanes in Kensington High Street will be torn up after just seven weeks
She said the infection rate in Lancaster was low, but bed occupancy in the local hospital had remained at 95% for several weeks. She stressed that that figure had not yet been validated but that she had been told by sources at the local University hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS foundation trust that bed occupancy was now at 98%. “We are not out of the woods yet,” she said. … [Read more...] about Northern Labour MPs reluctant to abstain on Covid tiers vote