British tourists could face tougher rules in France
France could introduce stricter coronavirus restrictions for British visitors when tourism reopens this summer to prevent the spread of the Indian variant, a minister said.
The possibility of stricter restrictions for British tourists was raised Sunday by Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.
He suggested Britain could be placed in a full-fledged health category, somewhere between the more stringent measures France is imposing on visitors from India and 15 other countries, and more relaxed requirements being prepared. for visitors from the European Union.
Pilot project to provide alternative housing for self-isolation
New pilots are being launched across England with the aim of encouraging people to get tested for Covid-19 and follow self-isolation rules.
The pilot projects will involve increased social assistance for vulnerable adults, “buddy” services for people in need of mental health support and translation assistance for non-English speakers.
People isolated in overcrowded houses in the test areas will also be offered alternative accommodation.
Trained Dogs Can Detect Coronavirus With Up To 94% Accuracy
Covid-19 infection has a distinct odor that can be detected by specially trained dogs with an accuracy of up to 94%, according to British research.
The results, which have yet to be peer reviewed, are based on six dogs who tested more than 3,500 odor samples donated by the public and NHS staff.
The dogs were able to sniff samples from people infected with coronavirus but asymptomatic, as well as those with low viral loads. The researchers say people identified by the dogs could then require a PCR test to confirm the diagnosis as part of a “rapid screening and testing strategy” in the future.
Hancock praises NHS app after 1.3 million people have signed up since vaccine status added
More than 1.3 million people have signed up for the NHS app since it was announced that users will be able to show if they have received the Covid-19 vaccine.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock praised the “unmatched pace” at which the immunization status feature has been added to the app, since its announcement on May 7.
The app allows users to show proof that they have received the vaccine, if it is necessary for international travel.
Six ads disappear from UK communities every week after pandemic outbreak
About six ads have disappeared for good from UK communities every week since the first lockdown began, new figures show.
Data compiled by real estate advisor Altus Group revealed that 384 ads have been demolished or converted for a different use in the past 14 months.
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Johnson and Carrie Symonds to ‘celebrate their wedding’ in the summer of 2022
Boris Johnson and his fiancee Carrie Symonds are due to celebrate their wedding next summer, it has been reported.
The couple sent reservation cards to family and friends for an event on Saturday, July 30, 2022, according to The Sun.
The newspaper said details of where they would be married were being kept under wraps. Downing Street declined to comment on the report.
HMRC to allow staff to work from home at least two days a week
Nearly 64,000 employees at HM Revenue and Customs will be able to work from home at least two days a week permanently from next month – despite the government’s intention to bring workers back to offices.
The tax administration has confirmed that its new flexible working policy will take effect on June 1, allowing its 63,570 employees to work remotely for part of the week after the restrictions are lifted in the event of a pandemic.
14 arrests after animal rights activists block McDonald’s depots
Police have arrested 14 people after animal rights activists blocked access to four McDonald’s distribution centers across the UK.
Animal Rebellion used vehicles and bamboo structures to prevent trucks from leaving depots at Hemel Hempstead, Basingstoke, Coventry and Heywood in Greater Manchester on Saturday.
The group is asking McDonald’s to commit to going all-plant by 2025.
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Nine dead after cable car fall in northern Italy
Nine people have died and two children are being treated in hospital after a cable car fell on top of a mountain in northern Italy.
A photo of the wreckage taken by Italian firefighters showed the crushed remains of the cable car in a clearing among a thick patch of pine trees near the top of Mottarone Peak overlooking Lake Maggiore.
There, the ski lift cables were particularly high above the ground, said Walter Milan, spokesperson for the Alpine Rescue Service. The cause has not been determined.
Thousands of small businesses may never repay Covid loans, survey finds
More than a fifth of small businesses plan to repay government Covid-19 loans within a year, but thousands may never repay emergency funding, figures show.
Survey results show that 22 percent of small businesses aim to offset their government guaranteed loans within the next 12 months.
However, the Barclaycard Payments survey found that one percent of the 670 senior executives working at UK small businesses said they never expected to repay their loans, suggesting that up to 16,000 businesses may never repay. .
Holiday barbecue warning as insurer records 38% increase in claims
Households are being warned to watch out for barbecues over the coming holiday weekend as an insurance giant has seen a dramatic increase in fire damage claims.
Home insurance claims for fire damage have increased 38% year over year, comparing May and June 2019 with May and June in 2020, according to Aviva’s own figures.
Much of this uprising is believed to be due to people having barbecues at home and burning trash in their gardens during the UK’s first lockdown.
Liz Truss in talks with Australia as trade deal draws closer
UK International Trade Secretary Liz Truss held talks with her Australian counterpart as the two countries moved closer to a free trade deal.
The Department of International Trade (DIT) confirmed that Truss spoke by phone with Dan Tehan on Thursday to resolve their differences.
Heavy showers and sunny days
Today, clouds and rain in northern Scotland will gradually spread south to Northern Ireland and southern Scotland, according to the BBC. Elsewhere, there will be sunny rains and showers, locally heavy and thundery.
This evening, scattered clouds and rain in the north will continue to progress south-easterly across much of Britain. Northern Ireland is expected to become mostly dry with clear periods.
Tomorrow there will be sunny rains, especially in the southern regions, but also afternoon showers, more frequent in the east, north and extreme southwest, sometimes heavy.