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Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

21 August 2020

Oldham, Pendle and Blackburn with Darwen have the highest rates, but the numbers have fallen.


Train reached 73mph before fatal crash in Aberdeenshire

Train reached 73mph before fatal crash in Aberdeenshire

Train reached 73mph before fatal crash in Aberdeenshire

21 August 2020

Driver Brett McCullough, 45, conductor Donald Dinnie, 58, and passenger Christopher Stuchbury, 62, died in the incident.


Funding announced to help patients return home from hospitals

Funding announced to help patients return home from hospitals

Funding announced to help patients return home from hospitals

21 August 2020

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the funding would help ensure that people get the follow-on care they need.


Former Conservative Party worker spared jail over indecent images

Former Conservative Party worker spared jail over indecent images

Former Conservative Party worker spared jail over indecent images

21 August 2020

Mark Lerigo was given a suspended sentence after a court heard his reputation has been ‘destroyed’.


Tougher measures in parts of northern England while holidaymakers rush home

Tougher measures in parts of northern England while holidaymakers rush home

Tougher measures in parts of northern England while holidaymakers rush home

21 August 2020

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said ‘robust, targeted intervention’ is needed to avoid a second wave of coronavirus.


Cocaine worth £5.7m found in hidden van compartment

Cocaine worth £5.7m found in hidden van compartment

Cocaine worth £5.7m found in hidden van compartment

21 August 2020

The 1kg packages were discovered behind purpose-built panelling screwed into the back of the vehicle.


Families pay tribute to four men killed in car crash in Wiltshire

Families pay tribute to four men killed in car crash in Wiltshire

Families pay tribute to four men killed in car crash in Wiltshire

21 August 2020

Ryan Nelson, 20, Corey Owen, 19, Matthew Parke, 19, and Jordan Rawlings, 20, all died when the car they were in crashed into a house and caught fire.


Public urged to take care on the coast after man dies in Cornwall

Public urged to take care on the coast after man dies in Cornwall

Public urged to take care on the coast after man dies in Cornwall

21 August 2020

HM Coastguard advised members of the public to keep their distance from the waves.


All university students ‘should be tested for Covid-19 as they arrive on campus’

All university students ‘should be tested for Covid-19 as they arrive on campus’

All university students ‘should be tested for Covid-19 as they arrive on campus’

21 August 2020

A group of scientists have called for freshers’ week events and teaching to stay online at the start of term.


Job losses: Major cuts since the start of the pandemic

Job losses: Major cuts since the start of the pandemic

Job losses: Major cuts since the start of the pandemic

21 August 2020

Bombardier, M&S and Alexander Dennis have announced cuts to their workforces this week.


Four charged with NHS worker’s murder facing possible trial next year

Four charged with NHS worker’s murder facing possible trial next year

Four charged with NHS worker’s murder facing possible trial next year

21 August 2020

David Gomoh, 24, was allegedly chased and stabbed eight times by a group of four males after he left his house in Newham, east London.


Lockerbie bomber’s conviction appeal returns to court

Lockerbie bomber’s conviction appeal returns to court

Lockerbie bomber’s conviction appeal returns to court

21 August 2020

Judges for the late Libyan’s family want the UK Government to release protected documents.


Some ‘not strict enough’ with social distancing, says West Midlands mayor

Some ‘not strict enough’ with social distancing, says West Midlands mayor

Some ‘not strict enough’ with social distancing, says West Midlands mayor

21 August 2020

In the seven days to August 17, 332 positive Covid-19 cases were recorded in Birmingham.


More than 5,000 migrants reach UK by small boat in 2020

More than 5,000 migrants reach UK by small boat in 2020

More than 5,000 migrants reach UK by small boat in 2020

21 August 2020

This is despite Home Secretary Priti Patel’s vow last year that the crossings would be an ‘infrequent phenomenon’ by now.


Noah Donohoe’s mother shares memories of teenager in bid for answers

Noah Donohoe’s mother shares memories of teenager in bid for answers

Noah Donohoe’s mother shares memories of teenager in bid for answers

21 August 2020

The 14-year-old was found dead six days after going missing in north Belfast in June.


Local leaders asked to consult on lockdown restriction areas

Local leaders asked to consult on lockdown restriction areas

Local leaders asked to consult on lockdown restriction areas

21 August 2020

A final decision on where restrictions are imposed will be taken by Health Secretary Matt Hancock and chief medical officer Chris Whitty.


Thames and Stonehenge tunnel projects to benefit from £27.4bn package

Thames and Stonehenge tunnel projects to benefit from £27.4bn package

Thames and Stonehenge tunnel projects to benefit from £27.4bn package

21 August 2020

However the proposals for the world heritage site in Wiltshire are currently under review by the Secretary of State for Transport.


Overall R number for UK increases to 0.9-1.1

Overall R number for UK increases to 0.9-1.1

Overall R number for UK increases to 0.9-1.1

21 August 2020

The latest growth rate for the whole of the UK is between minus 3% and plus 1%.


Man who knifed mother and stepfather to death ordered to serve at least 36 years

Man who knifed mother and stepfather to death ordered to serve at least 36 years

Man who knifed mother and stepfather to death ordered to serve at least 36 years

21 August 2020

Anmol Chana was condemned in court for his complete lack of remorse.


AO World to recruit 650 staff after pandemic sparks sales growth

AO World to recruit 650 staff after pandemic sparks sales growth

AO World to recruit 650 staff after pandemic sparks sales growth

21 August 2020

The online technology retailer said the new employees will help to manage the sustained increase in demand seen in recent months.


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