Day: October 15, 2020

Londoners ‘should be paid a Universal Basic Income if circuit-breaker comes in’

October 15, 2020

A London Mayoral candidate is backing a ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdown for the capital – and wants everyone in the city to be paid an allowance if one is brought in. Green Party leader Sian Berry says that people in the city should be given a Universal Basic Income (UBI) as she outlined her support for Mayor […]

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Can hairdressers and barbers stay open in tier 2 areas?

October 15, 2020

Eight regions, including London, will be moving into a ‘high’ alert tier two lockdown from 00.01am on Saturday, October 17. Joining London in tier two are Barrow-in-Furness, Elmbridge, York, north-east Derbyshire, Erewash and Chesterfield. The move to tier two brings harsher restrictions, and many are wondering how the rules will affect hairdressers and barbers. Here’s […]

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Can you travel in and out of London as it enters tier 2 lockdown?

October 15, 2020

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has revealed that London will be moved to a tier two lockdown from 00.01am on Saturday. The news comes as London’s coronavirus cases continue to skyrocket, and in some boroughs infection rates topped 100 in 100,000. Joining London in the move to tier two are Barrow-in-Furness, Elmbridge, York, north-east Derbyshire, Erewash […]

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How long will London be in tier 2 lockdown?

October 15, 2020

Around nine million Londoners have been moved into the coronavirus tier two alert level. The news was confirmed by health secretary Matt Hancock in the Commons this morning, placing the capital in the ‘high’ alert tier of restrictions. The new rules mean that people in the city will be banned from mixing with other households […]

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London among eight regions put under tier 2 lockdown

October 15, 2020

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Around 9 million Londoners are among eight areas banned from meeting indoors from midnight on Friday, it has been confirmed. Health secretary Matt Hancock announced in a statement this morning that the capital has been reclassified from […]

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Mothers bear brunt in battle to care for their children and keep jobs during coronavirus pandemic

October 15, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The full scale of the crisis facing working mothers as a result of the pandemic can be revealed today. Mothers across London are coming under “great pressure” as they bear the brunt of childcare and battle to keep their […]

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UK coronavirus LIVE: London to enter Tier 2 lockdown at midnight on Friday as millions face new Covid restrictions

October 15, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Londoners are to see tough new coronavirus measures imposed from midnight on Friday as the city enters Tier 2 of the Government’s Covid alert system. The move means that the capital’s nine million residents will be banned from mixing […]

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Queen joins Prince William to visit Porton Down for first public outing in seven months

October 15, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The Queen has joined the Duke of Cambridge on a visit to Porton Down for her first public engagement in seven months. Her Majesty and Prince William arrived at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), near Salisbury, on […]

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University students face circuit-breaker lockdown in bid to save Christmas

October 15, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates England’s university students could face a circuit-breaker lockdown in December amid Government efforts to get them home for Christmas, it is reported. The fortnight-long shutdown across universities would take place from December 8 to 22, according to the Guardian, […]

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The Londoner: Hark, we'll hear the West End sing Christmas carols

October 15, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates CHURCHES in central London are still planning to celebrate Christmas during lockdown — but they’ll keep it Covid compliant. The Reverend Sam Wells, vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields, in Trafalgar Square, told The Londoner: “Christmas is definitely still on. We […]

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