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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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Why low and alcohol free beers could be considered health drinks

Refreshing in the scientific-medical sense, not just the pints-after-work sense. Syda Productions/Shutterstock Duane Mellor, Aston University; Bishoy Hanna-Khalil, Aston University, and Ray Carson, Aston University It is often said that weak beer was drunk in preference to dirty water in European towns during the middle ages. This fact is probably […]

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Students protest about ‘exam fiasco’ and grade inequality

From the NUS: Students from across the UK are to hold socially-distanced, static protests outside Department for Education (DfE) buildings in London, Bristol, Coventry, at 1pm on Thursday 20th August. There will also be an online protest hosted by the National Union of Students (NUS) at the same time on Twitter […]

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Living Longer – implications of ageing child-free population

The Office for National Statistics has explored issues around high levels of childlessness among people born in the 1960s, and now aged in their 50s and the kind of social care they are likely to need as they get older. Key findings include Adult children are the most common providers […]

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Black remains most popular car colour …

From RAC: The popularity of white cars continues to grow, outpacing every other colour with more being driven on Britain’s roads now than ever before*, according to data seen by RAC Insurance following a freedom of information request to the DVLA. Looking at every car registered for road use in […]

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Don’t get ‘petfished’

Vets, charities and animal-loving celebrities have joined forces with a government campaign to warn prospective pet owners against unknowingly buying puppies, kittens, cats and dogs from unscrupulous sellers amid a rise in demand for pets since lockdown. An open letter, signed by celebrities including Kirsty Gallacher, Paul O’Grady, Amanda Holden and David Gandy, and supported by charities including Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, the Blue […]

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Citizens Advice sees huge rise in rent arrears cases

From Citizens Advice: With just one month to go until the end of the eviction ban (23 August), Citizens Advice is warning it has seen a huge surge in private renters worried about arrears. The charity believes that many renters will need financial support to pay back these debts or […]

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New safety standards for taxi drivers

This will affect taxi drivers and private hire vehicles, of which Bude has many. Passengers travelling in taxis and private hire vehicles (PHVs), including app-based services, will be kept safer under tough new licensing standards introduced by the government, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced today (21 July 2020). The new Statutory […]

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Museums, galleries and heritage centres to reopen

New guidance, published today, will outline how museums, galleries, heritage attractions and historic buildings can begin to reopen to the public, paving the way for an economic boost to the sectors. The guidance is specifically for heritage attractions, those running businesses from historic and listed buildings, and those working to […]

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