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A second wave of coronavirus infections in the UK is “quite a possibility”, according to England’s deputy chief medical officer. Dr Jenny Harries said the reimposition of lockdown measures in Leicester, following a local spike in the number of COVID-19 cases, is a “very good lesson” for the rest of the country She did not […]

A police officer who was stabbed during the Glasgow hotel attack has been released from hospital. Constable David Whyte, 42, was left in a critical condition following the incident at the Park Inn Hotel on 26 June. Badreddin Abadlla Adam, 28, who had been staying at the hotel but was originally from Sudan, was shot […]

Police forces across Europe celebrated their infiltration of EncroChat on Thursday, disrupting international organised crime networks which were using the company’s encrypted phones. In the UK, authorities arrested 746 suspected top-tier criminals who are believed to be involved in murder, gun smuggling and drug trafficking crimes, and seized £54m in cash and 1.5 tonnes of […]

The number of COVID-19 cases has gone up in 36 local authority areas in England. Knowsley, Bolton, and Hammersmith and Fulham experienced the biggest increases in the rate per 100,000 people. In Knowsley, Merseyside, the rate of infection has gone up from 6 people per 100,000 to 20/100,000. In Bolton, which is part of Greater […]

Downing Street has warned people not to “overdo it” when the coronavirus lockdown in England is eased this weekend. Pubs, bars and restaurants will be able to welcome customers for the first time in more than three months on Saturday amid the coronavirus pandemic. When he announced the major relaxation of the COVID-19 lockdown, Boris […]

The lockdown in Leicester was imposed too late and “risks creating uncertainty, dissent and even disorder”, a group of scientists have warned. Independent SAGE – a rival group that is separate to the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies which advises Downing Street – has described the local lockdown as a “foreseeable crisis of the government’s […]