UK coronavirus hospital deaths up by 7 in lowest Tuesday rise in lockdown

– Getting NHS services to near-normal levels before winter – when a second wave of Covid-19 is feared in flu season – will be a “big stretch”, warned Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation.

UK Immigration to EU Bloc Nations Up 30% Since Brexit Referendum, Study Shows

The yearly average of UK citizens moving to any of the other 27 EU nations from 2008-2015 was nearly 57,000, while that same figure from 2016-2018 showed an average of over 73,000 annual migrations, the research by the Berlin Social Science Centre, published on Monday, claimed.

Number of UK citizens emigrating to EU has risen by 30% since Brexit vote

In Germany, 14,600 Britons had dual nationality in 2019 compared to 622 in 2015. A total of 31,600 applied and received German citizenship in the three years after the referendum (2016 to 2019) with another 15,000 German passports expected for 2020. Overall half the estimated 120,000 Britons in Germany are expected to have dual citizenship […]

Face masks and no duty free: EU issues coronavirus air safety guidelines

However, physical distancing is unlikely to be feasible in many airports and the EASA guidelines state that if the 1.5m rule is not possible, the airport should implement additional measures such as hand hygiene. John Holland-Kaye, Heathrow chief executive, said physical distancing at a boarding gate would mean a queue of 1km for a jumbo […]

UK to lift ban on non-essential travel to up to 90 countries

He told Dr Philippa Whitford, the SNP MP for Central Ayrshire: “There is something the honourable member may be pleased that she can do, which is to ask the Scottish government to join with us in ensuring we have these air bridges in place nationwide as soon as possible.”

Fact check: Post suggesting migrants to UK get free TV licence while pensioners must pay is misleading

The licence will also remain free for people who live in Accommodation for Residential Care, while those who are registered blind only have to pay half the fee. However, it is not true that a person would be exempt from paying the licence fee based on their immigration status.

UK clubs are closing – this is how a nightlife revolution begins

Away from the high street, in every city in Britain there’s great work being done. Historically the significant, pioneering, unforgettable music and nightlife has been in small-scale and hidden venues, down a street no one can find, putting on bands your parents have never heard of in a cheaper part of town, behind a bus […]

Migrant arrivals will hit crisis levels if UK and France fail to agree joint Channel patrols, warns former head of Border Force

The number of migrants in small boats intercepted by Border Force on Friday fell to 96, but Mr Smith said if daily numbers were to continue in the high hundreds ‘you’re going to start getting up to the numbers that actually were indeed a crisis almost 20 years ago’.

UK facing brain drain due to Brexit, says new study

As the December 31 deadline of the UK’s exit from the European Union nears, a new study released on Tuesday suggests that the country is facing a brain drain, noting major changes in migration decisions that it says are equivalent to the impact of a serious economic or political crisis.

UK coronavirus deaths drop 26% in a WEEK to lowest level since before lockdown

There were 217 coronavirus deaths in the week ending July 24 – the lowest number in the last 18 weeks Coronavirus deaths accounted for 2.4% of all deaths in England and Wales in the same week The weekly death toll is a 26.4% fall from the week before The number of deaths in that week […]