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Statutory guidance: School admissions code

Department For Education News Feed - Thu, 05/27/2021 - 16:38
Statutory guidance that schools must follow when carrying out duties relating to school admissions.
Categories: Education

Assault charge dropped against West Midlands Police officer

BBC Birmingham News Feeds - Thu, 05/27/2021 - 16:32
The police watchdog says the case followed an incident at a Wolverhampton hospital.
Categories: Birmingham

Learner driver and supervisor arrested during lesson in Huntingdon

BBC Camberidgeshire Feed - Thu, 05/27/2021 - 16:23
The two men were arrested on suspicion of drug-driving after failing a roadside test.
Categories: Cambridgeshire

Dalian Atkinson: Use of handcuffs 'contributed to death'

BBC Birmingham News Feeds - Thu, 05/27/2021 - 16:23
"Poor management" of the ex-footballer while unconscious contributed to his death, a court hears.
Categories: Birmingham

Glass Animals make peanut butter deal to help struggling music venues

BBC Oxford - Thu, 05/27/2021 - 16:22
Oxford's Glass Animals designed their own pots to raise funds for the Music Venue Trust.
Categories: Oxford

UK cases of Indian Covid variant double to nearly 7,000 in one week

City of London News Stream by Cityam - Thu, 05/27/2021 - 16:21

A total of 6,959 cases of the Indian variant of coronavirus have now been confirmed in the UK, Public Health England said. The figures are up to 26 May, and represent a rise of 3,535 on the previous week.

The Government said a further 10 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Thursday, bringing the UK total to 127,758.

Separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics show there have now been 153,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

Read more: Crowds flood London’s Chinatown for no-questions-asked Covid vaccines

The Government also said that, as of 9am today, there had been a further 3,542 lab-confirmed cases in the UK. It brings the total to 4,473,677.

In England 6,180 cases have now been confirmed, along with 702 in Scotland, 58 in Wales and 19 in Northern Ireland.

Vaccine rollout

Government data up to yesterday shows that of the 62,658,639 jabs given in the UK so far, 38,614,683 were first doses – a rise of 236,119 on the previous day. Some 24,043,956 were second doses, an increase of 427,458.

Read more: Covid: London SMEs lost around £100,000 more than businesses elsewhere in the UK

Dr Susan Hopkins, the interim chief medical adviser for NHS Test and Trace, said data indicated that opening up events to vaccinated people or those who could prove they had either previously contracted Covid or were negative could reduce the transmission risk by as much as half.

The Public Health England official told the Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee today: “The vast majority of events that people go to are smaller events, meeting indoors – that is where the vast majority of transmission occurs.”

“But clearly the risk of a large event, both travelling to the event, the socialising around the event and the event itself, can potentially be reduced by the use of testing, vaccination or alternatively knowing people’s prior infection status.

“All of those things together are likely to reduce the risk of transmission by 30%-50%.”

“Based on the B.117 (the Kent variant) – we don’t have the data for the latest (Indian) variant that’s emerging – based on that, a negative lateral flow test shortly before entering the event reduced transmission by about 30%-50%, and obviously we know if you’ve had previous infection in the past, and we’ve now set that out to 180 days, then the risk of reinfection is extremely low.

“Probably in the order of less than 20% of people get reinfected in that period of time, so all of those things mean we have an idea about the risk of infection of those individuals attending an event, and therefore the risk reduction by having all of those things in place.”

Read more: GSK granted US FDA approval for Covid-19 antibody drug

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Categories: City of London

Covid: Merseyside hospitals honoured over Covid response

Merseyside BBC News Feed - Thu, 05/27/2021 - 16:17
"A debt of gratitude" is owed to the staff for their work during the pandemic, a council says.
Categories: Merseyside

Mattie Pollock: Watford sign Grimsby Town centre-back

BBC Humberside - Thu, 05/27/2021 - 16:02
Watford sign centre-back Mattie Pollock from Grimsby Town on a five-year contract for an initial fee of £250,000.
Categories: Humberside

Mattie Pollock: Watford sign Grimsby Town centre-back

BBC Beds Bucks Herts - Thu, 05/27/2021 - 16:02
Watford sign centre-back Mattie Pollock from Grimsby Town on a five-year contract for an initial fee of £250,000.

Great North Air Ambulance Service expands Cumbria cover

Cumbria BBC News Feed - Thu, 05/27/2021 - 15:14
An influx of visitors to the Lake District is expected to increase demand on the charity.
Categories: Cumbria

Does the UK have highest Covid death toll in Europe?

Somerset BBC News Feed - Thu, 05/27/2021 - 15:02
The total is the largest but for deaths per 100,000 people the UK is no longer top.
Categories: Somerset

Does the UK have highest Covid death toll in Europe?

Cumbria BBC News Feed - Thu, 05/27/2021 - 15:02
The total is the largest but for deaths per 100,000 people the UK is no longer top.
Categories: Cumbria

Does the UK have highest Covid death toll in Europe?

Dorset BBC News Feed - Thu, 05/27/2021 - 15:02
The total is the largest but for deaths per 100,000 people the UK is no longer top.
Categories: Dorset

Windermere: Engagement ring lost in lake found by freediver

Cumbria BBC News Feed - Thu, 05/27/2021 - 14:32
The woman was on holiday in the Lake District when it fell off her finger into Windermere.
Categories: Cumbria

TELEPHONE SYSTEM DOWN

Abingdon Council News - Mon, 05/17/2021 - 08:42

Monday 17th May 2020, 9AM:

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties receiving incoming calls on our telephone system and hope to have it resolved as soon as possible.

In the meantime please email enquiries@abingdon.gov.uk to speak to a member of staff.

Categories: Abingdon, Oxfordshire

New Town Councillor

Abingdon Council News - Mon, 05/10/2021 - 15:36

Following the by-election for the ward of Fitzharris Ock, the Liberal Democrat candidate Rawda Jehanli has been elected to the Council.  The result may be accessed here (link to https://www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2021/05/Fitzharris-Ock-Ward-Abingdon-2021.pdf

Rawda is welcomed to the council and will serve until the next town elections in May 2023.

Categories: Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Flying the Flag for Europe Day

Abingdon Council News - Sun, 05/09/2021 - 09:10

Sunday 9 May marks Europe Day and the Town Council is flying the Flag of the Council of Europe on the County Hall to celebrate this day.

It was Britain's wartime leader Sir Winston Churchill who first publicly suggested the creation of a “Council of Europe” in a BBC radio broadcast in March 1943.

Six years later , in May 1949, the United Kingdom was a founding member of the Council of Europe and the flag which we are flying became its flag in 1955. The UK remain members of the Council of Europe.

Categories: Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Online one-stop shop connects people with communities

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 05/06/2021 - 10:54

Read the story on the Oxfordshire County Council website or below:

Meet two women who are part of a network of champions whose mission it is to help people in Oxfordshire get the most out of life, whatever challenges they are facing.

Categories: Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Litter problem from takeaway cups

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 04/28/2021 - 13:37

Image by Local artist Rebecca Peberdy -   https://rjpeberdy.weebly.com

Enjoying a coffee out has been one of the few treats of the last few months, especially now you are able to meet up outside and enjoy this with a friend, but the resulting extra litter of takeaway cups is becoming a significant problem.  

Did you know that Costa Coffee in Abingdon Market place will fill a customer's reusable cup if asked, and they give a 25p discount for this.

Categories: Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Town Council concerns over end of online meetings – a step backwards for local government

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 04/28/2021 - 13:21

The Town Clerk Nigel Warner has written to Robert Jenrick, Secretary of State for the Department for Communities and Local Government on behalf of the Council,  to  express its profound disappointment that the Regulations enabling virtual town and parish council meetings come to an end on 6 May 2021. The government has decided not to extend the Regulations on the grounds that there is a very full parliamentary timetable together with a belief that primary legislation is needed.

Categories: Abingdon, Oxfordshire