UK can protect economy, schools and hospitals with more targeted virus measures

Targeting COVID-19 control measures to optimise economic output while protecting schools, universities and the NHS could benefit UK economy by £193bn. A new report, from...

Three-quarters of retail staff say abuse has been worse during the pandemic

Retail trade union Usdaw has today launched Respect for Shopworkers Week with shocking statistics from their annual survey. Interim results from over 2,000 retail...

Caught in a Covid Trap-Three-in-ten households facing a persistent pandemic income hit have been...

Three-in-ten working age adults who have faced a sustained income hit during the pandemic are now unable to afford some basic household costs such...

Chester Zoo celebrates birth of rare baby rhino

Keepers at Chester Zoo are celebrating the birth of a rare baby rhino The female calf was safely delivered by new mum Ema Elsa following...

Retailers warn that many won’t reopen if lockdown continues into December

Over sixty leading retail CEOs wrote to The Times today to voice concerns about the impact of the forced closure of “non-essential” retailers during the...

Hope for Xmas Care Home visits as trial starts from Monday

Visitors to care homes in parts of England will be able to get tested for COVID-19 under a new pilot scheme aimed at reducing...

Union calls for second ‘call to arms’ and a manufacturing minister for Vaccine success...

The manufacturing union, Unite, has urged the prime minister to appoint a cabinet minister to bring urgently needed coordination to the production and supply...

Remote working is leading to Zoom Fatigue

Working remotely during the UK’s first Covid19 lockdown led to an increase in employees suffering from ‘zoom fatigue’ while generating a need for longer...

Britain records highest daily level of Covid infections

Britain has reported its highest daily figure of Coronavirus infections with 33,470 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday a large increase from 22,950 on...

Test and Trace still failing to find four out of ten contacts of positive...

Positive COVID-19 cases in England rose 8% on the previous week, the same weekly rate of increase as before, the country’s test and trace...