Why CAN Wales ease lockdown quicker if England can’t?

Pressure is building on No10 to accelerate its roadmap out of lockdown in England after Wales announced Covid restrictions would be lifted ahead of schedule.  Two households will be able to meet indoors on May 3 rather than May 10 because of ‘improvements’ in the public health situation and the vaccination roll-out, Welsh First Minister … Read more

Mum reveals how to clean dirty and smelly lunchboxes with ease before term two kicks off 

A mum-of-four has revealed how to get your kids’ lunchboxes to look and smell brand new before the beginning of term two.  Creative home stylist, Liz Amaya, from Brisbane, shared a video on Instagram of her lunchbox cleaning method as her kids’ finished school for term one. The busy mum sprinkles the lunchboxes with bicarb … Read more

Covid lockdown England: Police urge caution on Bank Holiday weekend as restrictions ease

Experts are warning coronavirus cases will spike next week and the country could be plunged into a fourth lockdown if people fail to heed advice over the Easter bank holiday weekend.  Police have stepped up patrols and are begging parents to control their children over the four-day break, in the wake of carnage seen across … Read more

Forty MPs call on Boris Johnson to ease travel curbs and bring back foreign holidays

Boris Johnson faced calls to lift lockdown faster last night as Covid infections, hospital cases and deaths hit a six-month low. Four NHS regions – covering 29million people across southern England – reported no deaths on Sunday. Just 23 fatalities were logged elsewhere. The average daily death toll is now 63 – 95 per cent below … Read more

UK economy due ‘rapid-fire recovery’ as Covid restrictions ease, says B of E chief economist

UK economy is a ‘crouching-tiger’ on course for a ‘rapid-fire recovery’ after lockdown restrictions ease, Bank of England chief economist says as officials raise growth forecasts Andy Haldane, a famous optimist, delivered his upbeat verdict at a talk today Came as central bank forecasts suggested growth will pick up amid reopening Previously blasted doom-mongers, for … Read more

H&M bounces back as lockdowns ease and stores reopen

H&M bounces back as lockdowns ease: Sales rise as world’s second-biggest clothing retailer reopens hundreds more stores By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 21:57 GMT, 15 March 2021 | Updated: 21:57 GMT, 15 March 2021 SALES at H&M rose in the first half of March as coronavirus restrictions started to unwind across Europe. … Read more

Olympic Games: Overseas fans ‘are BANNED’ in a bid to ease fears about new Covid variants

Overseas fans ‘are BANNED from the Tokyo Olympics’ in a bid to ease Japanese fears about new Covid variants entering the country while they lag behind on vaccines… but the Games are still going ahead Japan’s government will ban overseas fans from attending the Olympic Games A local news agency claim public fears over Covid-19 … Read more

Covid UK: Tory MPs pressurise Boris Johnson to speed up lockdown ease

Boris Johnson is facing fresh Tory pressure to bring forward his lockdown timetable as deaths continue to plunge. The first phase of the relaxation plan is coming into effect today, with pupils returning to classrooms and one-on-one social meetings allowed outdoors. However, despite the surging vaccine rollout and deaths continuing to plummet the PM has … Read more

‘Will honey drops ease my red itchy eyes?’:Dr MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions

I have itchy, red eyes and small red bumps on the edges of my eyelid and inside. The optometrist diagnosed blepharitis and a chalazion and gave me antibiotic ointment. There are still some flakes. Could Manuka honey help? Janet Nichols, via email. Blepharitis is a common condition characterised by inflammation of the eyelid edges and … Read more

Covid lockdown Scotland: Woman hugs mother, 90, as care home restrictions ease

The first of many! Delighted daughter hugs her 90-year-old mother indoors for first time in three months as Covid restrictions ease Mary Cook, 90, and daughter Fiona Scott hugged for first time in three months  Care home residents in Scotland now allowed two designated visitors a week Ms Scott visited her mother at Queen’s House in … Read more