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COVID cases in England go up by 6% – following two weeks of decline
The number of people who tested positive for coronavirus in England went up 6% last week, following two weeks of decline, latest figures reveal.
Nando’s forced to close 50 restaurants due to supply chain disruptions
Nando’s has been forced to temporarily close around 50 restaurants after suffering chicken shortages due to supply chain disruptions across England, Wales, and Scotland.
Ambitious deadline set for offering all 16 and 17-year-olds in England their first coronavirus vaccine
All 16 and 17-year-olds in England will be offered their first coronavirus vaccine by 23 August so they can build maximum immunity before returning to school, the health secretary has said.
Assaults on prison staff increased by 247% in past decade, official figures show
The Ministry of Justice’s own data shows assaults on prison staff in England and Wales have increased by 247% in the past decade, a report has found.
‘Wake-up call for ministers’ as report warns England’s NHS waiting list could top 14 million
Almost 14 million people could be on the NHS waiting list in England by next autumn, new analysis suggests.
Englishness ‘in crisis’: People feel alienated from ‘Westminster machine’, says bishop
People in England feel alienated from the “Westminster machine” because they feel they are “not being heard”, the Bishop of Burnley has told Sky News.
No more isolation for fully vaccinated arrivals from France, as India moved off red list
Fully vaccinated travellers and under 18s arriving in England from France will no longer need to isolate, while India is coming off the red list.
Deaths above average in three quarters of neighbourhoods in England and Wales, figures show
More than three quarters of the neighbourhoods in England and Wales registered higher excess deaths than the five-year average in the year leading up to March 2021, Sky News analysis has found.
Forecasters warn of flooding as storms and torrential downpours move in
Storms and torrential downpours could bring flooding across parts of southern England and Wales, forecasters have warned.
Two women seriously hurt after tree falls on ‘outdoor party’ as winds of almost 70mph batter UK
Two women have been seriously injured after being struck by a falling oak tree as Storm Evert continues to batter the South East of England.
Infection rates rise across most of UK – but ‘possible signs’ of slowing in England
Infection rates have continued to rise across England, Wales and Northern Ireland – but dropped in Scotland, according to the latest estimates.
‘Yobbish’ ex-estate agent handed suspended sentence for assaulting Chris Whitty
A “‘yobbish” former estate agent who assaulted England’s chief medical officer has been handed a suspended jail sentence.
Double jabbed in Wales won’t have to self-isolate from 7 August – nine days earlier than in England
Fully vaccinated adults in Wales will no longer have to self-isolate if they are a close contact of someone with coronavirus from 7 August.
‘Pingdemic’ record numbers as 689,313 alerts sent from NHS app in a week
A record 689,313 alerts were sent to users of the NHS COVID-19 app in England and Wales in a week, new figures show.
Fully vaccinated travellers from amber list EU and US countries won’t have to quarantine on arrival from Monday
Fully vaccinated travellers from the EU and the US will not have to quarantine when arriving in England, Scotland and Wales from an amber list country.
More than one million children in England were off school for COVID-related reasons towards end of term
More than one million children in England were away from school for COVID-19-related reasons towards the end of term, according to government figures.
More testing sites and self-isolation exemption list expanded in bid to ease ‘pingdemic’
The list of sectors able to avoid quarantine as part of a pilot scheme is being extended – and the number of testing sites across England is being increased.
Police Federation to write to PM criticising pay freeze and new Beating Crime Plan
Boris Johnson will receive a letter from the chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales outlining officers’ fury at a pay freeze and criticising the government’s new Beating Crime Plan.
Emergency workers won’t need to be jabbed to have self-isolation exemption as testing expanded
People in frontline roles such as police, fire and the Border Force, will be able to avoid quarantine – regardless of vaccine status – if they are a close contact of a positive COVID case, as the government expands workplace testing in England.
‘Pingdemic’ blamed on ‘steep’ rise in COVID cases after estimated infections hit six-month high
The so-called “pingdemic” is the result of a “steep” rise in COVID cases, a senior health chief has said – as the estimated number of people with the virus in England hit a six-month high.
Police Federation no longer has confidence in home secretary, calling pay freeze ‘final straw’
The Police Federation of England and Wales says it no longer has confidence in Home Secretary Priti Patel and has branded a pay freeze for officers “the final straw”.
Government ‘very concerned’ as more than 600,000 pinged by NHS COVID app in a week
A record 618,903 people in England and Wales were pinged by the NHS COVID-19 app in a week, latest figures show.
3% pay rise for NHS staff in England attacked as ‘paltry, appalling and shambolic’
A 3% pay rise from the government to NHS workers in England has been heavily criticised as “paltry”, “appalling” and “shambolic” by union leaders.
More than one million children in England absent from school last week over virus
More than one million children in England were off school last week due to coronavirus-related reasons, official figures show.
Nightclubs, isolation, working from home: Every rule that has changed as restrictions are eased in England
England’s coronavirus restrictions have been lifted, almost a month after the easing was postponed.
Minister says now ‘as good a time as any’ to lift most COVID rules – but urges people to remain ‘careful’ and ‘vigilant’
A minister has told Sky News he is “confident” the government is doing the right thing by lifting almost all coronavirus restrictions in England, as a top World Health Organization (WHO) envoy warned: “This virus hasn’t gone away.”
Business leaders strengthen calls for overhaul of self-isolation rules amid ‘pingdemic’
Business leaders have strengthened their calls for an immediate overhaul of self-isolation rules for double-jabbed people ahead of tomorrow’s final lifting of restrictions across England.
Temperatures in England and Wales peak above 30C – and the heatwave is sticking around
Today is the hottest day of the year so far in England and Wales, with both countries recording temperatures higher than 30C – and the heatwave is set to continue into next week.
Double-jabbed arrivals from France must still quarantine despite amber list rule change
People arriving in England from France will still have to quarantine for 10 days on their return – even if they have received both doses of the coronavirus vaccine, the government has announced.