Keeping active during lockdown

Four out of five children have had less than one hour of activity per day during the lockdown according to a new report with experts concerned it will make an existing obesity problem worse. One Midlands school that has re-opened to some pupils, showed us how they make lessons more physical. Catherine Reid reports. • … Read more Keeping active during lockdown

Police hunt gang of carjackers after spate of crimes in Solihull

West Midlands Police are investigating a spate of carjackings which are believed to have involved the same gang in Solihull. Video footage released by the police shows a woman who was knocked to the floor as her BMW X5 was taken from her drive. The violent robbers, armed with a crowbar, have struck three times … Read more Police hunt gang of carjackers after spate of crimes in Solihull

How Do Children Become Racist? | Good Morning Britain

A 12 year old boy was arrested at the weekend after sending racist messages on Instagram to footballer Wilfred Zaha. The player reposted the messages which contained images of the KKK and racist terms on social media saying “woke up to this today”. After some of his followers reported the messages to the police, West … Read more How Do Children Become Racist? | Good Morning Britain

Covid-19: Dozens contract coronavirus after outbreak on Herefordshire farm | ITV News

A Herefordshire farm and its 200 employees have been placed on lockdown after dozens of them tested positive for coronavirus. The 200 employees of AS Green and Co have been told they cannot leave the site after 73 tested positive for Covid-19. During the vegetable harvesting season, the workforce lives in mobile homes based on … Read more Covid-19: Dozens contract coronavirus after outbreak on Herefordshire farm | ITV News

Rishi Sunak visits boiler-maker factory in West Midlands

Rishi Sunak visits a factory in the West Midlands, the day after announcing plans to kickstart the UK economy. The chancellor admitted “we are not going to be able to protect every single job” as businesses reopen following a three-month shutdown. Get the latest headlines: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/ Telegraph.co.uk and YouTube.com/TelegraphTV are websites of The Telegraph, the … Read more Rishi Sunak visits boiler-maker factory in West Midlands

£5bn recovery plan “nowhere near enough” say opponents – BBC News

Boris Johnson says now is the time to be “ambitious” about the future of the nation. He’s set out a £5 billion recovery plan to boost the economy after the coronavirus pandemic. However the Prime Minister refused to rule out higher taxes to pay for the costs of tackling the crisis, which has hit some … Read more £5bn recovery plan “nowhere near enough” say opponents – BBC News

How will the Leicester lockdown work in the county? | ITV News

The restrictions will cover a large area of Leicester including the city centre and some of the suburbs. But it’s thrown up many issues, not least for those either side of the border. Midlands Correspondent Ben Chapman’s report begins in Blaby. • Subscribe to ITV News on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2lOHmNj • Get breaking news and more … Read more How will the Leicester lockdown work in the county? | ITV News

COVID-19: What will a local lockdown mean for Leicester’s residents?

The first local lockdown in England is set to be enforced in Leicester, amid a spike of coronavirus cases in the city. The easing of COVID-19 restrictions across the country, which is set to take effect on Saturday 4 July, will not apply within the East Midlands city, with pubs, restaurants, cafes, hairdressers and barbers … Read more COVID-19: What will a local lockdown mean for Leicester’s residents?

U.K. to Create Thousands of High-Paid Jobs in Virus Recovery Plan: Johnson

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday pledged to invest 14 billion UK pounds (17.2 billion US dollars) in Britain’s primary and secondary education sector, and repeated his election promise to build 40 new hospitals following the coronavirus pandemic. Johnson made the announcement during a speech at a college in Dudley in the West Midlands, … Read more U.K. to Create Thousands of High-Paid Jobs in Virus Recovery Plan: Johnson

Mayor of Leicester says he’s ‘very concerned’ about the impact of a second lockdown on the city

The Mayor of Leicester has said that he is “very, very concerned” about the economic impact on the city as a local lockdown comes into place with law changes imminent that will serve to enforce the localised measures. “One of the things we’ve been stressing to the Government over recent times is that if Leicester … Read more Mayor of Leicester says he’s ‘very concerned’ about the impact of a second lockdown on the city

Analysis: what’s new in PM Johnson ‘new deal’ virus recovery plan?

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a 5 billion pound ‘new deal’ virus recovery plan on Tuesday, with a focus on building and science. FRANCE 24 correspondent Benedicte Paviot says the plan has met with tepid response from industry leaders and the opposition, who say the plan does not allocate new money, and reheats previous … Read more Analysis: what’s new in PM Johnson ‘new deal’ virus recovery plan?

Leicester’s mayor: ‘We all need to know the lockdown boundary’

A total of 10% of all positive cases in the country in the past week have come from the East Midlands city, which means the easing of lockdown across England on Saturday will not take place in Leicester. Leicester’s mayor Sir Peter Soulsby, once a sceptic of the local lockdown, says he understands the need … Read more Leicester’s mayor: ‘We all need to know the lockdown boundary’

The UK street Malcolm X thought was ‘worse than US’ for racism | ITV News

Marshall Street in Smethwick in the West Midlands, earned a place in the civil rights movement, with a visit from the campaigner Malcolm X, when racism was rife in the 1960s. People who live there now say overt racism has gone, but younger generations say they still face discrimination. Our report includes language from the … Read more The UK street Malcolm X thought was ‘worse than US’ for racism | ITV News

Andy Street: Shops reopening ‘extremely important’ for UK economy

West Midlands mayor Andy Street, the former boss of John Lewis, says it’s “extremely important” that shops are reopening from tomorrow, due to the importance of consumer spending to the UK economy.    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  … Read more Andy Street: Shops reopening ‘extremely important’ for UK economy