New UK obesity plan fails to address underlying problems

But while the first response from campaign groups was a delighted short intake of breath, it is increasingly clear that there is no comprehensive long-term strategy to address the underlying problems. These are very big, very fundamental problems; essentially poverty and poor educational attainment. People with little money often buy cheap, filling food that is […]

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

It is believed to travel in the saliva and even through water in the eyes, therefore close contact, kissing, and sharing cutlery or utensils are all risky. It can also live on surfaces, such as plastic and steel, for up to 72 hours, meaning people can catch it by touching contaminated surfaces.

‘Prince Andrew connection’ helped Ghislaine Maxwell enter New York high society

Maxwell is now being investigated over the alleged role she played in sex abuse by paedophile financier Epstein, who is said to have forced young girls to have sex with powerful friends.

Coronavirus: Government performance a pantomime, says actors’ union

A government spokesperson said that “at every point” it had stated its “plan to reopen society and the economy, including allowing live performances to restart, is conditional – that it relies on continued progress against the virus, and that we would not hesitate to put on the brakes if required”.

Cyclist killed after being hit by lorry in central London on Cycle to Work Day

Did you see what happened? Email [email protected] “A40 High Holborn (one-way street) is closed at A4200 Kingsway due to a serious collision at the Newton Street junction.” TfL tweeted.

Queen’s doctor Peter Fisher hit and killed by lorry while cycling in central London

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 0208 991 9555 or contact via Twitter @MetCC, quoting CAD 1899/15AUG. You can also give information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org

Cyclist throws bike at knifeman who chased him down street in horrifying attack in broad daylight

“I hope that today’s outcome serves as a warning to anyone intent on carrying a knife and using it against another person that we will carry a full and thorough investigation and bring those responsible to justice.”

London coronavirus rates soar in more than half of boroughs amid travel ban fear

Hackney and City of London – 20.1, up from 17.7 Barking and Dagenham – 14.6, up from 4.7 Barnet – 8.7, up from 5.6 Harrow – 8.0, up from 4.0 Redbridge – 7.6, up from 5.3 Brent – 7.6, down from 7.9 Lambeth – 7.1, up from 5.8 Hounslow – 6.6, stayed the same Newham […]

China poised to power huge growth in global offshore wind energy

“Over the coming decade we will see emerging offshore wind markets like Japan, Korea and Vietnam move to full deployment, and see the first offshore turbines installed in a number of new countries in Asia, Latin America and Africa,” Backwell added.