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Coronavirus fines will drive 'resentment', warns Sage expert

Monday  13:06,   21 september 2020

Professor Susan Michie, who is a member of the Government's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), said the new fining regime risks 'alienating people'.Professor Susan Michie, who is a member of the Government's Scientific... >>>

What the papers say – September 21

Monday  12:45,   21 september 2020

Reaction to the country slipping closer to another national lockdown leads Monday’s papers.The Guardian and The Independent lead on a warning from the nation’s chief scientists that the country is at a “critical point” in its fight to avoid a second >>>

Morrisons reinstates door marshals to limit shoppers in stores

Monday  11:40,   21 september 2020

Supermarkets across the country are preparing for hordes of customers to start panic buying. Morrisons has reinstated door marshals at its 494 stores to monitor the number of shoppers. Staff will be stationed at all 494 of Morrisons supermarkets to... >>>

How Does Our 'World-Beating' Test And Trace System Compare To Other Countries?

Monday  10:25,   21 september 2020

“We have growing confidence that we will have a test, track and trace operation that will be world-beating and yes, it will be in place by June 1.” These were the words of Boris Johnson, during PMQ’s on May 20 this year. Four months have passed... >>>

Giggs eager to see Bale in 'mouthwatering' Tottenham front three

Monday  10:21,   21 september 2020

The Wales star, who is currently out with a knee injury, sealed a return to Spurs last week on a season-long loan deal from Real Madrid, seven years after leaving north London for the Spain.The Wales star sealed a return to Spurs last week on a... >>>

No. 10 denies Italian newspaper's claims Boris Johnson went to Perugia

Monday  04:25,   21 september 2020

Italian newspaper La Repubblica cites an official statement from the Umbrian airport dated September 17 which says that Mr Johnson travelled through 'in the last few days.'La Repubblica cites an official statement from the Umbrian airport... >>>

Mother who says toxic air killed daughter fears increased pollution

Monday  04:25,   21 september 2020

A mother who says her daughter was killed by lethal levels of air pollution has called on the Transport Secretary to ban eco-obsessed councils from closing roads. Rosamund Kissi-Debrah, whose daughter Ella suffered a fatal asthma attack thought to... >>>

Whitty: 'Critical point' in pandemic as UK infection rate heading in wrong direction

Monday  03:00,   21 september 2020

England's chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty, has warned the rate of COVID-19 infections in the UK is "heading in the wrong direction".England's chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty, has warned the rate of COVID-19 infections >>>

Covid-19 surge has reached critical point, says Whitty

Monday  01:40,   21 september 2020

England’s chief medical officer lays the ground for tough new restrictions as he says the figures are going in ‘the wrong direction’.In a televised briefing on Monday, the chief medical officer for England will say the country faces a “very... >>>

Dock from war film 1917 to be given new lease of life through restoration

Sunday  23:00,   20 september 2020

Dock 1 at Govan Graving Docks closed in 1987.Constructed between 1869 and 1875, Dock 1 at Govan Graving Docks in Glasgow hosted hundreds of ships from across the world until it closed in... >>>

Britain basks in glorious 80F temperatures with sunshine until Tuesday

Sunday  21:30,   20 september 2020

Storm Aiden will be named by the Met Office if the torment hitting from Tuesday has potential for amber warnings.Forecasters are predicting possible amber weather warnings in place by early next week and what could be the first named storm of the... >>>

Take the lead in tackling racism, London mayor urges

Sunday  21:30,   20 september 2020

Sadiq Khan discussed the Black Lives Matter movement and racism in the UK.In a virtual event on the Black Lives Matter movement, Sadiq Khan talked about his personal experiences of living in the capital as a person of colour and how society could no >>>

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

Sunday  21:25,   20 september 2020

Liverpool and Manchester have seen sharp increases, while Bolton continues to record the highest rate.The figures, for the seven days to September 17, are based on tests carried out in laboratories (pillar one of the Government’s testing programme)... >>>

Shoppers post images of supermarket shelves stripped bare

Sunday  21:25,   20 september 2020

Shoppers took to Twitter to share pictures of their local supermarket shelves which had been stripped bare. Fears of a second wave of coronavirus appear to be fuelling the return of panic-buying.Concerned shoppers have taken to Twitter to share... >>>

Five things we learnt from this week's Sophy Ridge on Sunday

Sunday  20:05,   20 september 2020

The health secretary Matt Hancock has refused to rule out further "national action" and revealed talks are ongoing about possible London measures. © Sky News Screen Grab Sophy Ridge on Sunday is on Sky News each Sunday from 8.30am Here are five... >>>