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Police reassure residents after knife incident

Nottinghamshire Police News - 1 hour 43 min ago
Officers have reassured residents after they quickly responded to a report of a man in possession of a knife.
Categories: Nottinghamshire

Five pedestrians injured in Redditch after car mounts kerb

BBC Worcestershire - 1 hour 44 min ago
A man has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after the crash in Redditch, Worcestershire.
Categories: Worcestershire

Hereford SAS veteran in solo Atlantic rowing challenge

BBC Worcestershire - 2 hours 2 min ago
Ian Rivers, from Hereford, will row from New York to the Isles of Scilly using celestial navigation.
Categories: Worcestershire

Scunthorpe police officer attack: Teenager arrested

BBC Humberside - 2 hours 15 min ago
A 15-year-old is held along with a man over a serious attack on a police officer in Scunthorpe.
Categories: Humberside

Probe into rail crash between Billericay and Wickford

BBC Essex - 2 hours 22 min ago
The work vehicle crash between Billericay and Wickford is being examined by investigators.
Categories: Essex

Covid: Plea to get the jab in variant hotspot areas

BBC Lancashire - 2 hours 32 min ago
Eligible people in areas where the Indian virus variant is spreading are urged to get vaccinated.
Categories: Lancashire

Covid: Plea to get the jab in variant hotspot areas

BBC Manchester - 2 hours 32 min ago
Eligible people in areas where the Indian virus variant is spreading are urged to get vaccinated.
Categories: Manchester

'Overly cautious' travel rules risk 1.5m jobs, airport bosses say

The bosses of the UK’s airports have today written to Boris Johnson to urge him to speed up the reopening of international travel.

In an open letter, they said that the UK’s “overly cautious” approach to letting people travel again could put 1.5m jobs in aviation and travel at risk.

Read more: Competition watchdog warns travel firms over summer holiday refunds

“Naturally airports understand the Government’s desire to adopt a cautious approach – a further lockdown would be hugely damaging”, they wrote.

“Nevertheless, we believe the current extremely limited green list of countries demonstrates that the UK is being overly cautious and will fail to grasp the opportunities resulting from the successful roll-out of the vaccine.”

Currently there are just twelve countries on the UK’s travel green list, with Portugal the only established holiday destination to make the list.

The list is due to be reviewed on 9 June, but last night Johnson suggested it was very unlikely that many countries would be added.

“I don’t expect we will be adding to it very rapidly, and indeed we will be maintaining a very tough border regime for the foreseeable future”, he told a press conference.

The letter, which was signed by more than 20 chief execs, including those of Heathrow and Gatwick, also called for more work to be done to ease disruption at the border.

Travellers at Heathrow have been facing queues up to six hours long due to the extra checks currently required. These will be automated in time, but at the moment have to be carried out by hand.

It also said that the government should work to make testing more affordable – a step it said it was trying to do – and reduce restrictions on those travellers who had been fully vaccinated.

A government spokesperson said: “We recognise the challenges the travel industry has faced as a result of the pandemic, and have supported the sector with around £7bn for loans and job retention schemes.

Read more: Travel green list: Brits can go to Portugal and Israel from 17 May

“The green list makes clear which countries do not require quarantine upon return, while safeguarding public health as we cautiously unlock international travel.

“The lists will be reviewed every three weeks from 17 May, informed by the latest scientific data.

The post 'Overly cautious' travel rules risk 1.5m jobs, airport bosses say appeared first on CityAM.

Categories: City of London

Royal British Legion: Wreath-laying marks centenary

BBC London News Feed - 2 hours 40 min ago
Ceremony at the Cenotaph marks exact moment the charity was formed a century ago at 09:00 BST.

Arrest after allotment arson

Nottinghamshire Police News - 2 hours 43 min ago
Emergency services quickly responded to a report of a fire and the sound of explosions at some allotments.
Categories: Nottinghamshire

A40 crash: Five injured in three-vehicle collision

BBC Gloucestershire - 2 hours 49 min ago
A 58-year-old man remains in a critical condition after the crash on the A40 near Sherborne.
Categories: Gloucestershire

Burnley v Leeds United

BBC Lancashire - 3 hours 7 min ago
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Burnley and Leeds United.
Categories: Lancashire

Beverley bullocks: Escaped cattle seen grazing in gardens

BBC Humberside - 3 hours 8 min ago
The cattle, which had wandered from nearby fields, were later rounded up and returned home.
Categories: Humberside

Four injured and 17 held after London Luton Airport fight

BBC Beds Bucks Herts - 3 hours 10 min ago
London Luton Airport says it is shocked by the incident in the main departure lounge.

Black Country Living Museum to feature in TikTok marathon

BBC Birmingham News Feeds - 3 hours 14 min ago
The Black Country Living Museum in Dudley became a hit on the platform with more than 870K followers.
Categories: Birmingham

Yeovil Town v King's Lynn Town

Somerset BBC News Feed - 3 hours 39 min ago
Live coverage of Saturday's National League game between Yeovil Town and King's Lynn Town.
Categories: Somerset

Bath Fashion Museum may close for three years

Somerset BBC News Feed - 3 hours 39 min ago
Bath Fashion Museum is on the search for a new home after being evicted from its current site.
Categories: Somerset

Weymouth v Altrincham

BBC Manchester - 3 hours 40 min ago
Live coverage of Saturday's National League game between Weymouth and Altrincham.
Categories: Manchester

Weymouth v Altrincham

Dorset BBC News Feed - 3 hours 40 min ago
Live coverage of Saturday's National League game between Weymouth and Altrincham.
Categories: Dorset