However, one park worker has been left confused by sightings of the baboons wielding weapons and wondered whether the tools had been given to the animals or if they had simply taken them from people's toolboxes when they stopped in their enclosure. … [Read more...] about Safari park baboons are seen armed with knives, screwdrivers and even a chainsaw: Keepers suspect pranksters are responsible for handing animals weapons so they damage visitors’ cars ‘for a laugh’
Under the current system, contact tracers attempt to reach close contacts of an infected person by text, email or up to 10 times by phone call. However, if people do not answer or return the calls, there is little else the system can do. Without named patient data, councils are unable to direct a door-knocking exercise that might have more success. … [Read more...] about Test and trace in England less successful in poorer areas, figures show
Berger so far faces a battle with with Joe Anderson, who has been the city’s mayor since 2012, and Steve Rotheram, the MP for Walton, to secure the Labour nomination. Labour’s dominance of the city means that whoever wins the party’s nomination is likely to win the overall competition. … [Read more...] about Luciana Berger to stand for mayor of Liverpool city region
McDonald's will open another 497 drive-thru restaurants today and is aiming to have more than 1,000 back in business by next week. Monstrous queues have been pictured outside those that have reopened;The Government is doubling down on its 14-day quarantine rule for travellers entering Britain. Home Secretary Priti Patel said it was necessary to prevent more coronavirus outbreaks and deaths;West London - Ealing, Hillingdon and Hounslow - is the area of the capital where people have received the most police fines for breaking lockdown rules. 165 fines were issued there between March 27 and May 14;Labour leader Keir Starmer has warned Boris Johnson to 'get a grip' on the coronavirus crisis and accused him of 'winging it';UK charity the Health Foundation has warned of a 'digital divide' that could be caused by the NHS's contact tracing app because elderly people, the unemployed and manual workers are less likely to download it. The number of excess deaths in England and Wales spiked … [Read more...] about London hasn’t recorded 100 Covid-19 cases in a day for nearly a MONTH, official figures show (so, how many people have been struck down in YOUR town?)
Race and crime in Merseyside There were 1,700 race hate crimes in Merseyside in the past year - up 13.4% on a decade ago ONS statistics say 96.6% of the population of Knowsley, where Anthony died, is white Just 508 people in the borough are of black heritage Performance poet Levi Tafari points out that "institutionalised" racism is widespread in Liverpool. … [Read more...] about Anthony Walker murder: What has changed in the decade since his death?