Coronavirus latest news: Leicester becomes first British city to have draconian lockdown measures reimposed

There has been more than one million cases of Covid-19 in the 22 countries of the World Health Organization’s Eastern Mediterranean region, the WHO confirmed on Sunday. As of 11:00 on Sunday, 1,025,478 cases and 23,461 deaths have been recorded from the region, which spans from Morocco to Pakistan. While cases in Europe have been largely declining, […]

UK hospital death toll jumps to 980 in 24 hours in biggest rise yet – deadlier than Spain’s worst day of crisis

The Philippines has banned doctors, nurses and other health workers from leaving the country to work overseas in a bid to throw more resources at its own coronavirus outbreak, reports Patrick Sawer. With the pandemic threatening to overwhelm Phillipine’s fragile healthcare system the Government says it requires all available medics and support staff to remain […]

Can I go to work? The list of key workers and essential roles, explained

As part of an unprecedented lockdown of British life, the Government has announced that schools will close except for the children of “key workers”. On Monday evening it was also announced that people should only leave their homes to go to work where it is absolutely necessary. But who is classed a key worker? The Department […]

Coronavirus latest news: Italy orders complete lockdown

Dr David Nabarro, the World Health Organisation special envoy for coronavirus has been on Radio 4 this morning. He says: “It’s in our hands, whether we’re going to be pushed under by this outbreak or actually be able to say that we managed to ride through it and we came through it well.” “As we […]

Oxford college rows back on transgender discussion rules following outcry over free speech

“We and the University are committed to fostering an inclusive, diverse environment and to ensuring that all our staff and students, including LGBTQ+ members of the community, are able to thrive and realise their potential.”   The statement went on to say that the College wants to foster an “inclusive culture and a workplace” as […]

General election 2019 voter turnout down on 2017 figure

It reached 61.4 per cent in 2005 for Tony Blair’s re-election, 65.1 percent for the Tory-Lib Dem coalition in 2010 and then up again to 66.1 percent in 2015 which resulted in the Lib Dem destruction.  There were, however, huge turnouts at some constituencies.  In East Dunbartonshire, where Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson is fighting to hold […]

Tory lead cut as race enters final hours

While the Tory lead has narrowed slightly in the last week, from 13 points to 9.6, it is now still at the same level it was when the election was called. MRP model suggests hung parliament a real possibility Boris Johnson is heading for a 28 seat majority but a hung parliament is possible, according to a […]

When is the general election 2019 and when will we know the results? 

The deadline to apply for a postal vote was 5pm on Nov 26. If you are registered to vote by post, your Electoral Office must receive it by 10pm on Dec 12.  If you can’t get to your polling station and you’d like someone to vote on your behalf, apply for a proxy vote by 5pm on Dec […]