Day: 5 July 2021

Coronavirus: Winter will be tricky, Professor Chris Whitty warns

Winter will be “tricky” with the double threat of Covid-19 and a resurgence of other respiratory viruses which were kept at bay during lockdowns, England’s chief medical officer has warned. Professor Chris Whitty said the situation could be “very difficult” for the health service as a result. Both he and Boris Johnson said it is …

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John Lewis to introduce flexible working for all HQ staff

Bosses at John Lewis and Waitrose have confirmed they will introduce flexible working for staff at the employee-owned retailer based at the company’s head offices. The announcement comes following the latest update from the Government over plans to ease lockdown restrictions from July 19, which include an end to the requirement that employees should work …

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Sir Keir Starmer accuses Boris Johnson of recklessness and calls for mask wearing to stay

Sir Keir Starmer has said mask wearing should continue as he accused Boris Johnson of being “reckless” by planning to remove all remaining coronavirus restrictions simultaneously. The Labour leader told the Prime Minister he should not end the mandate for wearing face coverings in “enclosed places and on public transport”. Mr Johnson set out his …

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Scotland’s weather: Latest forecast following flash flooding for much of country

Following heavy rain, Edinburgh saw flash flooding and transport services impacted.   Flooding in Edinburgh caused trains in and out of the city to be halted during stormy Sunday weather. Images on social media showed multiple streets of the Scottish capital awash with rain which also crept into homes, bars, businesses – and appeared to seep …

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Four more arrests linked to Rangers fans disorder in George Square

  By Herald Scotland online Four more arrests linked to Rangers fans disorder in George Square Police have arrested more than 50 people in connection with disorder in Glasgow’s George Square on the day Rangers lifted the league trophy. Thousands of supporters ignored Covid-19 warnings against large gatherings and massed in the square after Rangers’ …

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Jackson Irvine pens deal with German outfit after leaving Hibs on a free

Jackson Irvine has penned a deal with Bundesliga 2 outfit St Pauli after leaving Hibernian on a free. Irvine made 21 competitive appearances for Hibs last season, contributing three assists and one goal. The 28-year-old previously spent three years with the English Championship side Hull City, where he made a total of 112 competitive appearances and …

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Covid rules England: Facemask law and social distancing set be removed

Boris Johnson has said that most Covid-19 restrictions will end on July 19th in England, including social distancing and the wearing of facemasks.  Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the pandemic is “far from over” and will not be over by July 19, with a potential 50,000 cases detected a day by that date. He said …

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