Britain basks in glorious sunshine as families flock to beaches – before SNOW sweeps UK tomorrow

Easter Sunday has brought sunny skies for many in the South of England as hundreds pile onto the nation’s beaches with family on the first weekend since lockdown restrictions were eased to allow groups of six to meet outdoors.  A top temperature of 64.4F (18C) is forecast for the South of England this afternoon, whilst … Read more

Families say they have to ‘beg’ care homes to allow them to visit elderly relatives

Families say they have to ‘beg’ care homes to allow them to visit elderly relatives and urge the government to clarify the rules From Monday April 12, care home residents will be allowed two regular visitors  Campaigners say it is a ‘cruel lottery’ for families, with some homes allowing 30 minute visits once a week, … Read more

Vaccine squads to go door-to-door to offer covid jabs to ethnic-minority families amid low uptake

Vaccine squads will go door-to-door to offer Covid-19 jabs to ethnic-minority families in large households amid low uptake after a successful pilot saw hundreds inoculated in past fortnight Ministers plan to roll out the scheme to increase covid vaccination uptake A successful pilot targeting multi-generation homes in Luton and Bradford has resulted in hundreds of … Read more

Families face paying £600 for tests to go on foreign holidays

Families face paying £600 for tests to go on foreign holidays: Traffic light system will require at least £150 per person extra – even if the destination is on the ‘green list’ Under traffic light system each traveller will take at least two tests on holidays  The first is taken 72 hours before boarding a … Read more

Families face paying £600 for tests to go on foreign holidays

Families face paying £600 for tests to go on foreign holidays: Traffic light system will require at least £150 per person extra – even if the destination is on the ‘green list’ Under traffic light system each traveller will take at least two tests on holidays  The first is taken 72 hours before boarding a … Read more

Easter UK: As families make ‘hats’ for post boxes, is this the cutest craze of all time? 

A first class Easter… all stitched up! As families make crocheted themed ‘hats’ for post boxes, is this the cutest craze of all time? Crafty folk have crept out of their homes to put woolly hats on pillar boxes Initially decorated to support the work of the NHS at the start of the pandemic Creations … Read more

These unashamed families are booking TWO trips for the same dates

With foreign holidays hanging in the balance, bookings for staycations have rocketed, with campsites reporting a 300 per cent uptick in reservations.  Yet for many Britons, a break in the UK is merely a back-up in case their much desired sunshine trip abroad falls through.  Where once the idea of deliberately double booking would have … Read more

Families and friends can’t wait for the big reunion after lockdown AND we’re heading for a heatwave

By any reckoning, the sun couldn’t have picked a better time to put its hat on. Temperatures are set to reach 23C (73F) in the coming days as outdoor sport and recreation facilities, including golf courses, open-air swimming pools and tennis and basketball courts, reopen from tomorrow. It is the first significant easing of Covid restrictions … Read more

Council tax misery for millions: Families in more than 100 areas will see bill soar to £2,000

Householders in more than 100 districts will receive average bills of more than £2,000 next week as town halls put up council tax by 11 times the rate of inflation. Across England the average bill for a typical Band D home will be £1,898 – up £80 on last year, according to figures released yesterday. … Read more

Council tax misery for millions: Families in more than 100 areas will see bill soar to £2,000

Householders in more than 100 districts will receive average bills of more than £2,000 next week as town halls put up council tax by 11 times the rate of inflation. Across England the average bill for a typical Band D home will be £1,898 – up £80 on last year, according to figures released yesterday. … Read more