Britons take part in Clap for Carers for 10th and possibly last time

The 10th weekly Clap for Carers event may be the last, after the woman behind the idea said she will no longer take part. Millions of people across the UK have lined their thresholds, gathered – while socially distancing – on pavements, and stood in their gardens at 8pm every Thursday to demonstrate their support … Read more Britons take part in Clap for Carers for 10th and possibly last time

Finding A New Job in the Pandemic

Retail veteran Robin Rycroft has been working in the industry for 40 years. He was most recently a regional manager of a U.K. retail chain until he lost his job during the Covid-19 pandemic. Through the #FeedTheNation initiative by recruitment firm Staffline Group, Rycroft found a new job in a supermarket warehouse. The initiative is … Read more Finding A New Job in the Pandemic

UK PM’s top adviser Dominic Cummings says he ‘doesn’t regret’ breaking corona lockdown | ABC News

Boris Johnson’s most senior adviser has refused to apologise for driving more than 400 kilometres during the UK’s strict coronavirus lockdown to stay at his parents’ property. Dominic Cummings, who is credited with helping deliver the Prime Minister a resounding 2019 election victory, said he believed he had not broken the lockdown rules and acted … Read more UK PM’s top adviser Dominic Cummings says he ‘doesn’t regret’ breaking corona lockdown | ABC News

U.K. Jobless Claims Surged in April as Lockdown Kicked In

May.19 — The number of Britons seeking jobless benefits spiked the most on record last month as the coronavirus lockdown sent shock waves through the U.K. economy. Jobless claims rose 856,500 to more than 2 million in April, the Office for National Statistics said Tuesday. HSBC Senior Economist Liz Martins comments on the data on … Read more U.K. Jobless Claims Surged in April as Lockdown Kicked In

Government keen to get people back into work after surge in unemployment claims due to coronavirus

The number of Britons claiming unemployment benefits soared to the highest level since 1996 in April as the coronavirus lockdown devastated the UK labour market. Work and Pensions Secretary Thérèse Coffey today spoke as the ONS revealed the number of unemployed people had increased by 50,000 to 1.35 million in the first quarter. Get the … Read more Government keen to get people back into work after surge in unemployment claims due to coronavirus

Britain’s new coronavirus rules explained – BBC Newsnight

With an overwhelming amount of data about the spread and severity of coronavirus going round, how should Britons, asked to use their ‘common sense’, behave? Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F This week, the government laid out plans for the easing of lockdown restrictions, and the gradual return to work for much of the UK. … Read more Britain’s new coronavirus rules explained – BBC Newsnight

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Some Britons return to work as measures ease

Some Britons have returned to their workplaces for the first time in seven weeks. With figures showing the UK’s economy shrank by 2 percent in the first three months of this year, the government is keen to get people back to work. But the move has been rejected by leaders in Scotland, Wales and Northern … Read more Some Britons return to work as measures ease

Health Secretary denies new lockdown rules are confusing

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has denied the government’s new coronavirus guidance is confusing as he urged Britons to apply the ‘straightforward’ rules with ‘common sense’. He spoke to Sky’s Kay Burley. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skynews … Read more Health Secretary denies new lockdown rules are confusing

Garden centres to reopen in England from Wednesday | ITV News

Secretary of State George Eustice urged Britons to abide by lockdown rules during the sunny bank holiday weekend, saying there was no need to “get worked up” about other nations taking different approaches to the pandemic. Wales and Scotland have announced tweaks to their lockdowns, and there has been speculation about the possibility of England … Read more Garden centres to reopen in England from Wednesday | ITV News

Spectacular flypast across UK commemorates 75th VE Day Anniversary

Today marks 75 years since VE Day as the United Kingdom remembers the end of war in Europe. VE Day is recognised every year with street parties, community gatherings, and acknowledgement from the Armed Forces. The most recent significant celebrations were in 2015, when the 70th anniversary of VE Day was marked with three days … Read more Spectacular flypast across UK commemorates 75th VE Day Anniversary

Clap for our Carers: Britons unite to show appreciation for NHS

Britons once again came together to show their love for the NHS. People across the UK clapped for key workers: the healthcare staff fighting the pandemic and the heroes who are keeping Britain running. It’s the seventh week of Clap for our Carers, and again Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Keir Starmer were … Read more Clap for our Carers: Britons unite to show appreciation for NHS

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Black Britons ‘twice as likely’ to die with coronavirus, says ONS

Shocking new official figures show that black people in England and Wales could be twice as likely to die from coronavirus as white people. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) The Office for National Statistics said the disparity was not all down to socio-economic or health differences – warning that the full causes were still unexplained. A stark reminder, … Read more Black Britons ‘twice as likely’ to die with coronavirus, says ONS