Posts for B and B

What’s getting you through lockdown/restrictions?

It is a very strange situation to be in, for people like me, used to their freedom. Yet, here we are 10 months on from March lockdown in exactly the same position but with a rising R-rate and a new hyper-infectious variant of Covid -19. To those who don’t believe […]

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RAC warns low car use may lead to flat batteries

From RAC: The RAC is reminding drivers to take steps over Christmas to reduce the chances of starting 2021 with a flat battery breakdown, something it is warning is more likely than ever as a result of changing car use caused by the pandemic. The first working day of January […]

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Brexit deal or no deal, food bills are about to get a lot more expensive

Affordability issues mean low-income households could eat more unhealthy amid COVID-19. Anna Levan/Shutterstock Tony Heron, University of York and Bob Doherty, University of York With just a few days until the end of the transition period, and with British freight hauliers temporarily banned from travelling to France, we still don’t […]

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Homecare workers to be offered weekly Covid tests

Registered carers looking after people in their own homes will be able to access weekly coronavirus tests Care providers will be able to book tests for their staff online from Monday (23 November) The roll-out marks the next stage in the government’s expansion of mass testing Those working for CQC-registered providers […]

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Lockdown parcel delivery problems

Almost half of British adults (47%) have had issues with parcel delivery since the country first went into lockdown in March, new research by Citizens Advice reveals. With more people turning to online shopping as a result of Coronavirus, the charity has found that over half (51%) of people say […]

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Jo Brand urges the SW to express themsELVES for Elf Day

It’s been a tough year for many, but Alzheimer’s Society supporter and stand-up comedian Jo Brand is determined to help spread some festive cheer. Jo wants people across the South West – where more than 92,510 people are living with dementia – to pop on a pair of elf ears, pull up […]

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Kidsmeal map launched

A new map has been launched today to support families and children over the October half term.     The www.kidsmealsmap.co.uk is designed to show the businesses, community organisations and councils who have announced over the past 24 hours that they will be providing free meals to vulnerable children over the October half term. […]

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How ‘hyperlocal’ journalism can restore trust in the media

Shutterstock/TeroVesalainen Una Murphy, Coventry University It is a critical time for public interest journalism. Trust in the mainstream media is a major problem as fake news spreads unabated on social networks. One of the key issues is the disappearance of local newspapers which could prove to be “catastrophic” for some […]

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Money for social care sector in which 19,384 died of Covid-related illness Mar-Jun

About time, too, you may say. Care providers in England will benefit from over half a billion pounds extra funding to reduce COVID-19 transmission and help protect residents and staff throughout winter. The Infection Control Fund, set up in May, has now been extended until March 2021, with an extra […]

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New research helps to differentiate Covid treatments

People who are admitted to hospital with COVID-19 can be divided into four distinct groups, according to data from the world’s largest study of patients with the disease. Researchers identified the groups using clinical information and tests carried out upon arrival at hospital to predict the patients’ risk of death […]

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