MEP Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan has trouserless video meeting at European parliament

The independent Irish MEP Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan appeared sitting on his bed wearing a shirt and only a pair of pants on his bottom half. Flanagan was taking part in a European parliament committee meeting on agriculture. The Midlands-North West representative laughed off the incident afterwards on social media, claiming he had just come back … Read more MEP Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan has trouserless video meeting at European parliament

Coronavirus survivors: Life after recovering and leaving hospital

You may have seen the videos on social media in recent weeks: NHS staff lining up to clap coronavirus patients as they finally leave hospital. There are cheers, tears and applause. Moments of joy for patients and staff during an extremely difficult time. The Telegraph spoke to four people who were hospitalised with coronavirus and … Read more Coronavirus survivors: Life after recovering and leaving hospital

Coronavirus UK: How the COVID-19 infection rate differs in each region in England

London and the Midlands have the lowest COVID-19 infection rates in England, according to estimates by Cambridge University. While the R number – the number of people an infected person passes the disease on to – is only an average of 0.4 in London, in the North East and Yorkshire it’s an average of 0.80. … Read more Coronavirus UK: How the COVID-19 infection rate differs in each region in England

“Your shift has ended” – tributes paid to nurse Elsie Sazuze who died with Covid-19 symptoms

She was a mother of two who was a nurse in the NHS before starting to work in care homes in the midlands. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) Elsie Sazuze, who was 44, fell ill at home before she died in hospital with Covid-19 symptoms earlier this month. Today her family and friends paid tribute to her at … Read more “Your shift has ended” – tributes paid to nurse Elsie Sazuze who died with Covid-19 symptoms

Police officer in tears as he is discharged from hospital after overcoming coronavirus

A senior West Midlands police office has been discharged from hospital after spending three weeks overcoming coronavirus. Chief Superintendent Phil Dolby was placed on a ventilator in intensive care after struggling to breath for himself. Whilst he remained heavily sedated, doctors and nurses worked for two weeks to keep him alive. Get the latest headlines: … Read more Police officer in tears as he is discharged from hospital after overcoming coronavirus

| ITV News | Two familiar faces from Midlands TV have been catching up about life in lockdown

ITV News Central’s Bob Warman and BBC Midlands Today’s Nick Owen have known each other for 65 years- but they’ve never experienced anything like this! More here (with outtakes): https://bit.ly/3cFaSx6 • Subscribe to ITV News on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2lOHmNj • Get breaking news and more stories at http://www.itv.com/news Follow ITV News on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/itvnews/ Follow ITV … Read more | ITV News | Two familiar faces from Midlands TV have been catching up about life in lockdown

Watch again: Matt Hancock says vaccine ‘will be trialled in people from Thursday’

Health Secretary Matt Hancock gives the government’s daily Covid-19 update as alarming new figures are published. One in three deaths in UK are now linked to coronavirus, and care home fatalities have risen five-fold in a week, official figures show. The figures from the Office for National Statistics for the week ending April 10 show … Read more Watch again: Matt Hancock says vaccine ‘will be trialled in people from Thursday’

Life in Lockdown: How the Midlands is coping

As part of a series of special reports on life in lockdown from across the UK, Sky News travelled to the Midlands to see how the restrictions are affecting people there. Mark Stone visits a food bank in Coventry that is ramping up production to reach the most vulnerable and meets with nurses in Stratford-Upon-Avon … Read more Life in Lockdown: How the Midlands is coping

BREAKING: UK coronavirus deaths rise by 917 to 9,875

Another 917 people have died after testing positive for the coronavirus, taking the UK total to 9,875. England reported 823 new deaths, with victims aged between 11 and 102, NHS England said. The deaths include 208 in London, 197 in the North West of England, and 165 in the Midlands. Meanwhile, Scotland announced 47 new … Read more BREAKING: UK coronavirus deaths rise by 917 to 9,875

BREAKING: Coronavirus deaths rise by 758 in England

Another 758 patients have died in England after contracting the #coronavirus – bringing the total to 5,655. The figures have been released by NHS England, showing 224 of the deaths were in London, 142 in the Midlands and 101 in the east of England. Public Health Wales says a further 19 people with COVID-19 have … Read more BREAKING: Coronavirus deaths rise by 758 in England

West Midlands Mayor: ‘Our hospitals are on top of coronavirus’

West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street, tells Sophy Ridge hospitals in the region still have the capacity to combat coronavirus. 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 For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-news/id316391924?mt=8 … Read more West Midlands Mayor: ‘Our hospitals are on top of coronavirus’

Coronavirus: “biggest threat in decades” as deaths rise and worse to come – BBC News

There’s been another big rise in the number of people who have died from coronavirus in the UK – 563 in the last 24 hours. The government has said it’s the biggest threat to the country in decades and worse is to come. Most of the cases are in London but NHS England says the … Read more Coronavirus: “biggest threat in decades” as deaths rise and worse to come – BBC News

West Midlands pulls together during the coronavirus crisis | ITV News

The West Midlands is experiencing some of the highest death rates in this phase of the coronavirus outbreak. It’s not unusual for communities here to pull together in times of crisis and that’s exactly what is happening. Green Lane Mosque, Birmingham Central Mosque and Central Funeral Services are working together for the first time to … Read more West Midlands pulls together during the coronavirus crisis | ITV News

Rise in traffic during coronavirus lockdown is ‘worrying’ says medical director

Yvonne Doyle, Public Health England’s Medical Director, said there had been a “worrying trend” of an increase in motor vehicle traffic. She urged people to stay at home and stop leaving the house in their cars. She also added that the number of hospital admissions in the Midlands was worrying. While the reporting has been … Read more Rise in traffic during coronavirus lockdown is ‘worrying’ says medical director

Coronavirus: ‘Hundreds of thousands of UK tests within weeks’ – BBC News

Alok Sharma starts by confirming the latest infection figures and number of deaths, which were announced earlier. He says 2,352 people who tested positive for the virus have died in UK hospitals, a rise of 563 on yesterday’s figure. He adds that a total of 152,979 people have been tested for the virus, of whom … Read more Coronavirus: ‘Hundreds of thousands of UK tests within weeks’ – BBC News