New UK obesity plan fails to address underlying problems

The new plan, launched in an emergency, does everything that can be done in a hurry. It meets a lot of campaigning targets – principally the junk food advertising ban on TV before 9pm and online; and limits on buy-one-get-one-free (bogof) offers. Sweets will no longer be allowed at the checkout (some supermarkets did that […]

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

The UK is drowning in private debt. At least £6bn of household debt – and probably much more – has been racked up by 4.6m people during the pandemic. More than one in eight people on furlough have defaulted on a payment. The Institute for Fiscal Studies has warned of a wave of “zombie companies”, […]

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

In a small group of patients, who seem mainly to be the elderly or those with long-term illnesses, it can lead to pneumonia. Pneumonia is an infection in which the insides of the lungs swell up and fill with fluid. It makes it increasingly difficult to breathe and, if left untreated, can be fatal and […]

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

Car dealership groups have already been forced to cut thousands of jobs, with Lookers making 1,500 redundancies in June, Pendragon cutting 1,800 and Jardine Motors cutting 500. Another dealer, Inchcape, has said it will cut head office roles, although it has not yet provided numbers.

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

According to recent research by the Covid-19 Genomics UK consortium – which is comprised of NHS organisations, public health agencies and academic partners, including the universities of Oxford and Cambridge – Spain, France, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands were the top five sources of imported cases of infections.

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

For Britons who never pick up a screwdriver or drill, the Toolstation brand, which is owned by listed group Travis Perkins, will be a surprise winner. It has 250 small, Argos-style stores, where tradesmen and DIYers pick products including its popular “bog in a box” from a catalogue before placing their order at a counter.

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

The survey also found that 93% would cancel if quarantine was required on arrival in their holiday destination. Rules on quarantine measures and masks vary from country to country, and can change without warning, as spikes in some regions result in restrictions and safety measures being reinstated. Travellers are being advised to carry a mask […]

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.