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Nottingham awaits decision on moving into tier three lockdown restrictions

Millions more people in the North and the Midlands are waiting to hear if they will enter the toughest tier of coronavirus restrictions as cases continue to rise.  From Saturday, around 7.3 million in the North are unable to meet…

Police warn protesters they could face arrest or fines for breaching London local lockdown rules

Police have warned people that they must comply with Covid-19 regulations, ahead of a wave of planned protests expected to take place in London this weekend. A number of groups are expected to descend upon the capital on Saturday, including…

campaigners call on Matt Hancock to step in and fix ‘broken policy’

Health Secretary Matt Hancock should step in and ensure severely ill children can access medicinal cannabis on the NHS, which campaigners say is still being denied to them two years after the treatment was legalised. It follows the landmark decision…

Councils and businesses step up after Government refuses to extend support to holidays

Owners and workers in pubs, cafés and restaurants have stepped up to offer free food to children from struggling families after the Government refused to extend free school meals over the half-term break.  At least 40 local authorities, including some of the…

Experts share their ideas on improving life – from being active to sleeping better

With months of uncertainty ahead, experts give i readers their tips to achieving a happier life, even during lockdown. Magic moments Dr Radha Modgil, doctor, broadcaster and author When we are going through challenge, one of the things that helps…

Coronavirus cases double in a fortnight in England but there’s ‘hopeful signs’ that rate may be slowing

The number of new daily coronavirus cases across England has doubled in a fortnight, but the rate of growth may be slowing down, experts have said. There was an average of 35,200 new cases per day of Covid-19 in the…

Keir Starmer says Scottish independence referendum should not happen before coronavirus pandemic is over

Sir Keir Starmer has called on the Scottish National Party to delay its push for a second independence referendum until after the pandemic has passed, claiming Scots are more focused on the recovery than the constitution. The Labour leader admitted…

the ‘essential items’ shops cannot sell during ‘firebreak’ lockdown

Wales is undergoing a two-week lockdown from 6pm on Friday 23 October in order to slow the escalation of Covid-19 cases in the country and take pressure off the NHS. The Welsh government will bring in strict measures to ensure…

The best sim-only and contract offers for the new Apple phones

After months of speculation, Apple’s premium Pro range has launched its new addition in the form of the iPhone 12 Pro. The de-facto professional iPhone comes with an enhanced camera and video system, 5G support and a sharp new design. Announced during an…

Boris Johnson faces rebellion on multiple fronts as different tribes turn against PM over Brexit and lockdown

Less than a year after he led the Conservatives to a thumping election victory and a Commons majority of 80, Boris Johnson has a serious party management problem. He was hailed as a hero even by Tories who had not…

More than half of the UK faces increased restrictions by next week as local lockdowns spread

More than half of the UK faces being under tighter lockdown restrictions by next week as leaders attempt to stem the rise in Covid-19 cases. As the week drew to a close, millions more people in the country faced tougher…

Viral image of a supermarket shutting aisles in Wales was just a trial

An image circulating on social media appears to show a Tesco in Wales having closed down non-essential aisles ahead of the fire-breaker lockdown this evening, but the picture was taking during a 20 minute trial for the initiative in just…