news for the People

October 01, 2019

Care services 'too focused on investigating families in crisis', review says

Child protection services in England are not providing enough early support, a review finds.

Covid: Epidemic growing across England, says study

The rollout of jabs to younger people is key to reducing further spread, researchers say.

NI first and deputy first minister nominations expected

The Democratic Unionist Party and Sinn Féin are expected to act as a stalemate over Irish language laws is resolved.

UK aid cuts risk millions of lives, warns World Health Organization

Move leaves millions of the world’s poorest at risk from “neglected tropical diseases”, says agency.

Robyn Williams: Sacked Met officer wins appeal against dismissal

Robyn Williams was sacked after a 36-year career for having a child abuse video on her phone.

Covid: Ryanair and Manchester Airport Group take legal action over travel traffic light system

There is anger in the travel sector over how the government has made decisions over the green list.

MPs vote for a four-week delay to England's lockdown easing

Lockdown restrictions can stay in place until 19 July rather than 21 June, despite a Tory rebellion.

Thousandth dormouse brought back to the wild

The captive-bred hazel dormouse is now settling into its new woodland home in Lancashire.

Food-delivery apps up to 44% more expensive, survey finds

A Which? survey comparing costs of takeaways found delivery apps up to 44% pricier.

Boris Johnson calls Matt Hancock hopeless in texts revealed by Dominic Cummings

No 10 says Boris Johnson has full confidence in the health secretary after Mr Cummings' latest attack.

Sajid Javid 'confident' in bid to end under-18 marriages

Ex-chancellor Sajid Javid calls for under-18s to be protected, saying "child marriage is child abuse".

Covid in Scotland: What will the next few months be like?

Scotland has put the brakes on easing Covid restrictions this summer but there is confidence it is just a pause.

Covid vaccine to be compulsory for England care home staff

The health secretary says it is a "sensible and reasonable step” and could be extended to the NHS.

Another life-saving Covid treatment found

Monoclonal antibody therapy, given by drip, can save some of the sickest hospital patients.

Covid-19: London football clubs join vaccine push

People can walk in to get a first or second vaccine dose at most of the London pop-up clinics.

Stonehenge summer solstice event cancelled for a second year

The event attracts 10,000 people but government restrictions have led to its cancellation.

Can we dance outside at our wedding? And other questions

We answer some of your questions about England's roadmap out of lockdown, and other Covid-related issues.

Record rise in workers on payrolls in May

The number of people in payrolled jobs jumped by almost 200,000 in May as the jobs market continued to recover.

What's the roadmap for lifting lockdown?

The government has said some restrictions will stay in place in England after 21 June.

Lockdown extension: Hospitality bosses fear financial ruin

Pub and nightclub managers say the government's decision to extend lockdown will hit them hard.

Covid: Delay to full reopening a hammer blow, says live event sector

England's entertainment industry appeals for government support to cope with the "devastating" delay.

Schools want 75% rebate on this summer's exam fees

As teachers in England submit students' grades this week, heads call for a large rebate on exam fees.

Manchester Arena Inquiry: ‘Unforgivable' security mistakes

A man who lost his partner in the arena bomb says security failings made it "easy" for the bomber.

Living with obesity: 'My genes mean I’m hard-wired to store fat'

Specialist health professionals say obesity should be regarded as a complex illness, and people with the condition shouldn't be blamed for it.

Tom McClean: The man who still dreams of crossing Atlantic in a whale

Adventurer Tom McClean, 78, has never given up on his ambition to make the voyage in his whale-shaped boat Moby.

'I'll work 100-hour weeks to clear our Covid debt'

Businesses have run up an "unprecedented" amount of debt in the pandemic, say industry groups.

Neath Port Talbot miner recalls rescuing trapped colleague

Huw Thomas relives freeing Gwyn Woodland and dragging him to safety after getting trapped in a mine.

Brexit: Can the UK and the EU reach a deal on Northern Ireland?

How might the UK and EU compromise on the Northern Ireland protocol?

Hancock on Cummings' claims about PM 'hopeless' description

As the health secretary heads to Parliament, he is asked about a phrase the PM is alleged to have used about him last year.

Mother designs cards for babies of colour due to 'lack of representation'

Deborah Ajaja struggled to find milestone cards that matched her child’s heritage, so she created her own.

What are the Delta variant symptoms?

The Delta variant of Covid-19, first identified in India, has changed how the virus is spreading.

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, weeps as she remembers Duke of Edinburgh

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, tells 5 Live about the "giant-sized hole" the Duke of Edinburgh’s death has left in the Royal family.

Ex-England captain Mike Tindall reunites with dad with Parkinson's

The year Mike Tindall won the Rugby World Cup was the same year his father received his diagnosis.

Daniel Morgan murder: Report 'deeply alarming', says Patel

The Met Police has been accused of "institutional corruption" for concealing or denying failings over the unsolved murder.

Newspaper headlines: 'Nuclear Dom' and return of holidays for vaccinated

The latest twist in the war of words between Dominic Cummings and Matt Hancock features on the front pages.

Bernadette Walker trial: Mum urged friend to block teen, jury told

Sarah Walker told a friend of her missing daughter "you don't need that drama", jurors hear.

Euro 2020: Scotland supporters head south ahead of England game

The sides will play against each other at Wembley Arena in London on Friday night.

Covid-19: Number of Delta variant cases in NI doubles over week

The chief medical officer says the pace of the spread could be controlled if more people are vaccinated.

Euro 2020: Gareth Bale & Aaron Ramsey revive classic Wales combination for win over Turkey

Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey rediscover their star quality to inspire Wales' 2-0 win over Turkey and take a major step towards the last 16 of Euro 2020.

Neston sugar water murder: Wife killed husband with boiling mix

Corinna Smith poured a boiling mix over her 81-year-old husband after a family row, prosecutors say.

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