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'I'm furious that we can't reopen'


Gyms, nail bars and various other businesses in England were disappointed last month when the government failed to give them the go-ahead to open at the same time as pubs and hairdressers. Now the government has given them new guidance…

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Posted by: on: 10/07/2020 in: European, General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News

Coronavirus: Home-schooling has been hell, say parents


Having to home-school during the Covid-19 pandemic is taking a toll on both parents and children, campaigners warn. The group, Sept for Schools, says it has heard from parents reduced to tears as they balance work with educating. The group…

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Posted by: on: 10/07/2020 in: European, General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News

Coronavirus: Quarantine rules end for dozens of destinations


Travellers arriving in the UK from dozens of countries no longer have to self-isolate for two weeks from Friday. The rules are being relaxed for arrivals from more than 60 countries and British overseas territories. However, Scotland's list of countries…

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Posted by: on: 10/07/2020 in: European, General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News

'Rishi Sunak: We need help with rent, money and jobs'


Young people across the UK have had their work, studies and lives upended because of the coronavirus pandemic. Many are working from home, while others have been furloughed or even made redundant. There could be more than one million young…

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Posted by: on: 08/07/2020 in: General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News

Coronavirus: Snacking and family meals increase in lockdown


Changes in young people's eating habits, tracked during the lockdown in England, show both increases in snacking and families eating together. Researchers found 60% of young people thought more shared family meal times were positive for health and wellbeing. Young…

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Posted by: on: 07/07/2020 in: General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News

Vouchers of up to £5,000 for home insulation


Hundreds of thousands of homeowners will receive vouchers of up to £5,000 for energy-saving home improvements, the chancellor will announce. Rishi Sunak is due to set out a £2bn grant scheme in England for projects such as insulation as part…

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Posted by: on: 07/07/2020 in: General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News

Coronavirus: Three England pubs close after positive tests


A number of pubs in England have shut after customers tested positive for coronavirus. At least three establishments announced they had shut their doors again just days after reopening at the weekend. They were among hundreds of venues - most…

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Posted by: on: 07/07/2020 in: General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News

Coronavirus: England's quarantine scrapped for arrivals from 50 'low risk' countries


People arriving in England from more than 50 countries including France, Spain, Germany and Italy will no longer need to quarantine from 10 July, the Department for Transport has confirmed. A full list of exempt countries posing "a reduced risk"…

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Posted by: on: 03/07/2020 in: European, General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News

Coronavirus: Dozens of countries not in UK quarantine


Dozens of countries will be exempt from a travel quarantine from Monday, UK government sources have indicated. Currently, most people arriving into the UK from anywhere apart from the Republic of Ireland have to self-isolate for two weeks. Ministers had…

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Posted by: on: 02/07/2020 in: European, General News & Updates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

Coronavirus: Kate Silverton on her fear for children's mental health


Home schooling is causing stress in millions of homes across the UK. BBC newsreader Kate Silverton, who is also a trainee child psychotherapist and a mother-of-two, has like most parents found lockdown a very challenging time. After speaking to other…

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Posted by: on: 02/07/2020 in: European, General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News
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