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1 in 10 adults asked for proof of Covid vaccine/testing

The Office for National Statistics says that while it has only so far been proposed that people who want to go to nightclubs and busy indoor venues be required to show proof of either a negative coronavirus (COVID-19) test or that they have been vaccinated (otherwise known as “vaccine passports”), […]

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Reduced testing costs for UK travellers

UK holidaymakers will benefit from cheaper travel testing packages, with the price of some tests to fall by a fifth from today. The cost of NHS Test and Trace tests for international arrivals will now be reduced from £88 to £68 for green or fully vaccinated amber arrivals, and from […]

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Animal sentience bill is necessary for the UK to be a true world leader in animal welfare

alanisko/Shutterstock Steven McCulloch, University of Winchester The UK has a proud history as a leader in animal welfare, passing one of the world’s first animal protection laws in 1822, to prevent the cruel treatment of cattle. While such laws have continued to improve – the Animal Welfare Act 2006 introduced […]

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Sorry you were out – the parcel problem

Five and a half million (one in ten people) have had a parcel lost or stolen in the last year, new research by Citizens Advice finds. In addition, over 20 million people (38% of all UK adults) have received a ‘Sorry you were out’ card despite being home, resulting in […]

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Watch out if you are purchasing an infrared thermometer

The MHRA has seen an increase rise in the number of inaccurate infrared thermometers making their way onto the UK market –this is believed to be caused by the COVID-19 pandemic creating a massive increase in demand for these products. Contactless infrared thermometers are widely used to check people’s temperature […]

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Overseas travel and tourism Jan-Mar

Interestingly, if you remember, England entered another lockdown on 6th January, 2021. Here is a lockdown timeline. Today, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published figures which show a huge decrease in air travel to and from the UK in the first quarter of the year, as one might […]

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Escalating fuel prices makes petrol at its highest price in 8 years

From the RAC: Petrol is now at its highest price for nearly eight years after eight straight months of increases at the pumps, data from RAC Fuel Watch reveals. A litre of unleaded rose by 2.7p from 129.52p to 132.19p taking it to a price last seen in October 2013** […]

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Is your garage full of junk?

Maybe garages are a thing of the past? Perhaps what we all need is a junk shed – or even, heaven forbid, less junk. What are your thoughts?   By RAC: More than half (5.7m) of the UK’s estimated 11m garages are not used to park cars in them… mostly […]

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Hello to E10 petrol

This summer, motorists across the country will start to see the the standard petrol grade switch from E5 to E10. The current blend of fuel contains up to 5% bioethanol (known as E5) – E10 petrol will see the amount of bioethanol increase to 10%. You should start to notice the […]

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If Amazon buys Morrisons, it could be a win for consumers and a major threat to other supermarkets

C RGP. Michael Benson, Sheffield Hallam University The share price of UK supermarket group Morrisons has jumped by over 30% after a US private equity firm made an offer to buy it for £5.5 billion. The bid by Clayton, Dubilier and Rice, which is being advised by former Tesco chief […]

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