New UK obesity plan fails to address underlying problems

Any action on obesity is very welcome to obesity campaigners, as well as the doctors who try to help people with life-shortening medical conditions as a result of being overweight. But the plans so far look as though they have mostly the middle classes in sight, who may be persuaded to go to Weight Watchers […]

The UK’s private debt crisis will make this recession so much worse

Calls for wealth taxes and debt write-downs must be seen in this context. They are not about the well-off making sacrifices to help the less well-off. The point is that the least well-off are already making eye-watering sacrifices to maintain income flows to wealthy creditors. If this does not change soon, the UK’s recovery will […]

UK government gets green light to use personal data from citizens’ mobile phones to help fight coronavirus – but privacy experts brand the move ‘extremely concerning’ and warn it could lead to invasive surveillance

Experts have been conflicted since the beginning of the outbreak about whether the true number of people who are infected is significantly higher than the official numbers of recorded cases. Some people are expected to have such mild symptoms that they never even realise they are ill unless they’re tested, so only the more serious […]

Caravan and camping tips for beginners including best UK spots, gear and advice

Murray points out that today’s camping equipment is high quality and user-friendly, with easy to erect tents and beds. And he says you shouldn’t feel you have to stay somewhere close to home so you can come back if it rains. “Just take wet weather gear and if it’s pouring, go somewhere on a day […]

New car sales rise in UK after coronavirus lockdown restrictions

July was the first full month of trading nationwide after dealerships were allowed to reopen their doors to customers on 1 June in England, 8 June in Northern Ireland, 22 June in Wales and 29 June in Scotland. It followed extensive lobbying from the industry, which feared many thousands of jobs could be lost.

Lack of special border measures before UK coronavirus lockdown was ‘serious mistake’

The committee chair, the Labour MP Yvette Cooper, said: “The government’s failure to have proper quarantine measures in place in March as the infection was spreading fast was a grave error and meant Covid spread faster and reached more people. The UK was almost unique in having no border checks or quarantine arrangements at that […]

Most popular seaside destinations as 20 million Brits holiday in the UK this summer

Colwyn Bay, Wales – from £80 per night Bridlington, Yorkshire – from £69 per night Minehead, Somerset – from £133 per night Bognor Regis, West Sussex – from £180 per night Morecambe, Lancashire – from £40 per night Lowestoft, Suffolk – from £92 per night Tenby, Wales – from £89 per night Southend-on-Sea, Essex – […]

Which? names Richer Sounds and Toolstation as UK’s best-rated shops

Toolstation marketing director John Meaden said it had two types of customers – tradesmen and “wannabe” tradesmen. “We appeal to savvy householders who are capable enough to do a job themselves and want to buy same products as a tradesman,” he said. “They can walk in and buy a toilet and basin for under £100 […]

UK tourists would rather cancel a trip than enter quarantine or wear masks

In contrast with the YouGov poll, the WTTC believes masks would encourage more people to travel, if rules were consistent across the world. Guevara said: “We still have time to turn this around if we act together now and replace ineffective quarantines with comprehensive rapid testing, a worldwide accepted standard of contact tracing and widespread […]

Frankfort Approves Emergency Well Construction

FRANKFORT, IL — After a well failure in Frankfort, the village board approved an emergency construction project for a new well at its July 6 meeting. The utility department made a request for emergency funds after well 9 failed.