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One in 10 incidents attended by London Ambulance crews ‘involve mental health’

One in 10 incidents attended by London Ambulance crews ‘involve mental health’

One in 10 incidents attended by London Ambulance crews ‘involve mental health’

20 October 2020

Mental health incidents have increased each month since March, when the Covid-19 lockdown measures were introduced.


Iceland and Britvic announce new sustainable packaging moves

Iceland and Britvic announce new sustainable packaging moves

Iceland and Britvic announce new sustainable packaging moves

20 October 2020

The supermarket is trialling paper packaging for bread and potatoes, while the drinks firm is speeding up its shift to 100% recycled plastic bottles.


Deadline passes on Government’s Greater Manchester coronavirus ultimatum

Deadline passes on Government’s Greater Manchester coronavirus ultimatum

Deadline passes on Government’s Greater Manchester coronavirus ultimatum

20 October 2020

Local leaders have been resisting pressure for the region to be moved into Tier 3, amid concerns about the impact on the economy.


Bank policymaker adds support for negative interest rates

Bank policymaker adds support for negative interest rates

Bank policymaker adds support for negative interest rates

20 October 2020

Gertjan Vlieghe said there is a low risk that below-zero rates will end up being counter-productive.


Cats alleviate stress and loneliness, survey finds

Cats alleviate stress and loneliness, survey finds

Cats alleviate stress and loneliness, survey finds

20 October 2020

A survey from Cats Protection also found that Bella and Bobby were the most popular names for cats in the UK.


Kate launches national exhibition for her ‘lockdown’ photographic project

Kate launches national exhibition for her ‘lockdown’ photographic project

Kate launches national exhibition for her ‘lockdown’ photographic project

20 October 2020

The Duchess of Cambridge’s Hold Still photographic initiative had three themes – helpers and heroes, your new normal and acts of kindness.


‘My cats have done wonders for my mental health in lockdown’

‘My cats have done wonders for my mental health in lockdown’

‘My cats have done wonders for my mental health in lockdown’

20 October 2020

Fuchsia Carter, who has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, says she does not know how she would have got through lockdown without her two cats.


Children who said they were abused simply not listened to, council boss admits

Children who said they were abused simply not listened to, council boss admits

Children who said they were abused simply not listened to, council boss admits

20 October 2020

John Sinnott, Leicestershire County Council chief executive, said child protection measures in the past were ‘inadequate’, but had improved since.


Scottish independence ‘gender gap’ disappearing, says elections expert

Scottish independence ‘gender gap’ disappearing, says elections expert

Scottish independence ‘gender gap’ disappearing, says elections expert

20 October 2020

Sir John Curtice cautioned against reading too much into recent polls but said there is a sustained lead for Yes.


Covid-19 vaccine scientists take to TikTok to ‘demystify’ treatment development

Covid-19 vaccine scientists take to TikTok to ‘demystify’ treatment development

Covid-19 vaccine scientists take to TikTok to ‘demystify’ treatment development

20 October 2020

A new scheme, Team Halo, will enable scientists working on Covid-19 vaccines to share insights from their work.


‘We are not Liverpool’ – Thousands sign petition to be removed from Tier 3

‘We are not Liverpool’ – Thousands sign petition to be removed from Tier 3

‘We are not Liverpool’ – Thousands sign petition to be removed from Tier 3

20 October 2020

Residents of Halton and Runcorn have said they should not be placed under restrictions.


Next accused of destroying documents ahead of equal pay claim case

Next accused of destroying documents ahead of equal pay claim case

Next accused of destroying documents ahead of equal pay claim case

20 October 2020

Next denied the claims from lawyers at Leigh Day.


Storm Barbara to bring wind and rain to parts of UK

Storm Barbara to bring wind and rain to parts of UK

Storm Barbara to bring wind and rain to parts of UK

20 October 2020

British forecasters are not expecting any ‘major impacts’ from the storm system, highlighting that no weather warnings have been issued for the UK.


Scientists develop way of seeing immune response to Covid-19 at molecular level

Scientists develop way of seeing immune response to Covid-19 at molecular level

Scientists develop way of seeing immune response to Covid-19 at molecular level

20 October 2020

The method has been likened to the cracking of Nazi Enigma codes in the Second World War.


Pupils should have access to BME authors in English classes ‘to reflect society’

Pupils should have access to BME authors in English classes ‘to reflect society’

Pupils should have access to BME authors in English classes ‘to reflect society’

20 October 2020

A partnership has been formed to research a lack of representation on the GCSE curriculum.


Historic coins found by teenage metal detectorists to be sold at auction

Historic coins found by teenage metal detectorists to be sold at auction

Historic coins found by teenage metal detectorists to be sold at auction

20 October 2020

Reece Pickering found a Harold II silver penny in Norfolk and Walter Taylor discovered a Henry I silver penny in Essex.


Covid-19 registered deaths rise a third in a week – ONS

Covid-19 registered deaths rise a third in a week – ONS

Covid-19 registered deaths rise a third in a week – ONS

20 October 2020

Some 438 deaths mentioning ‘novel coronavirus’ were registered in England and Wales in the week ending October 9.


104-year-old charity fundraiser inspired by Sir Tom Moore, is ‘very competitive’

104-year-old charity fundraiser inspired by Sir Tom Moore, is ‘very competitive’

104-year-old charity fundraiser inspired by Sir Tom Moore, is ‘very competitive’

20 October 2020

Ruth Saunders has raised £8,000 so far in her marathon distance walk.


Dying woman ‘unable to choose’ which child should visit her due to pandemic

Dying woman ‘unable to choose’ which child should visit her due to pandemic

Dying woman ‘unable to choose’ which child should visit her due to pandemic

20 October 2020

Nurses said families and dying people were faced with difficult choices about end of life care.


Minister: Parents like to pay ‘modest’ sum to avoid ‘label’ of free school meals

Minister: Parents like to pay ‘modest’ sum to avoid ‘label’ of free school meals

Minister: Parents like to pay ‘modest’ sum to avoid ‘label’ of free school meals

20 October 2020

Business Minister Nadhim Zahawi said billions of pounds are being put into Universal Credit to support struggling households.


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