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 […]

Balearic and Canary Islands STAY on UK quarantine list despite Spanish minister insisting they are safe to remove

Mr Torres said ten days ago that passengers might even be prepared to pay for the tests themselves which he estimated to be about €20 a time.

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 – […]

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.

‘Devastated’ Hays Travel owners reveal they were forced to axe 878 staff after Spain travel quarantine brought holiday bookings to a halt

The Guardian – 180 at risk BBC - 520 Harrods – 700Harveys – 240 Links – 350 Mothercare – 2,500 Oasis Warehouse – 1,800 P&O Ferries – 1,100 Pret a Manger – 1,330 Ryanair – 3,000 Skyscanner – 300 (84 in Edinburgh) SSP Group (Upper Crust, Caffe Ritazza) – 5,000Ted Baker – 160 TM Lewin – 600Tui – 8,000 Victoria’s Secret – 800 at risk M&S – 950DW – […]

TUI cancels Portugal holidays until August 17 as country remains on UK travel ban list

Brits with holidays to Spain can also take advantage of this, after the UK government removed them from the safe list at short-notice last week, as well as any holidays to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands between August 10 and August 16.

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.

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

UK households and businesses were already over-indebted before the pandemic. Many were struggling to make ends meet. This made our economy extremely fragile – even more so than before the crash of 2008. And yet, back in April, the government chose to deal with the shutdown in large part by loading households and businesses with […]

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 […]

No10 confirms travel from London and other cities may be halted if coronavirus spikes

Asked if pubs could have to close to allow schools to reopen, the spokesman replied: “Our approach is a localised one, where you would assess the situation on the ground and take whatever steps were required to slow the spread of the virus.