Coronavirus: Missing school is worse than virus for children – Whitty

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionProf Chris Whitty: “The chances of children dying from Covid are incredibly small” Children are more likely to be harmed by not returning to school next month than if they catch coronavirus, the UK’s chief medical adviser says. Prof Chris Whitty said …

Read More »

Co-ownership: Housing body sees threefold rise in demand

Image copyright Getty Images A housing association that helps people buy homes through shared ownership has received an almost threefold increase in applications over the past seven weeks. Co-Ownership usually deals with an average of 50 applications per week. However, since the beginning of July, it has processed about 1,000. …

Read More »

Newspaper headlines: ‘Top doctors boost school return plan’ and PM’s holiday photos

.css-94m6rd-HeadingWrapper{border-bottom:solid 1px #BABABA;padding-bottom:1.5rem;}.css-94m6rd-HeadingWrapper > *:not([hidden]):not(style) ~ *:not([hidden]):not(style){margin-top:1rem;} .css-1c1994u-StyledHeading{font-family:ReithSerif,Helvetica,Arial,freesans,sans-serif;font-weight:500;font-size:2rem;line-height:2.25rem;color:#3F3F42;}@media (min-width:37.5rem){.css-1c1994u-StyledHeading{font-size:2.75rem;line-height:3rem;}}.css-1c1994u-StyledHeading:focus{outline-style:none;}.css-1c1994u-StyledHeading:focus-visible{outline-style:auto;}.css-15hnagr-Contributor{font-family:ReithSans,Helvetica,Arial,freesans,sans-serif;font-weight:400;font-size:0.8125rem;line-height:1rem;display:-webkit-box;display:-webkit-flex;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;-webkit-align-items:center;-webkit-box-align:center;-ms-flex-align:center;align-items:center;color:#696969;}.css-15hnagr-Contributor strong{font-family:ReithSerif,Helvetica,Arial,freesans,sans-serif;font-weight:500;color:#3F3F42;} By BBC NewsStaff .css-11c8au8-MetadataStrip{font-family:ReithSans,Helvetica,Arial,freesans,sans-serif;font-weight:400;font-size:0.8125rem;line-height:1rem;margin-top:-0.25rem;color:#696969;} .css-8d0yke-MetadataStripItem{display:inline-block;white-space:nowrap;margin-top:0.25rem;max-width:calc(100% – 1em);}.css-8d0yke-MetadataStripItem::after{content:”;display:inline-block;height:1.25em;border-left:#BABABA 1px solid;margin:0 0.5em;vertical-align:-0.25em;}.css-8d0yke-MetadataStripItem:last-child{max-width:100%;}.css-8d0yke-MetadataStripItem:last-child::after{content:none;} .css-r83t2i-ComponentWrapper{margin:1.5rem 0;} .css-1759m9z-StyledFigure{font-family:ReithSans,Helvetica,Arial,freesans,sans-serif;font-weight:400;font-size:0.875rem;line-height:1.125rem;} .css-kwaqyc-StyledFigureContainer{position:relative;} .css-rxt9p5-Placeholder{display:block;padding-bottom:0.16025641025641024%;height:0;background-color:#EEEEEE;}.css-evoj7m-Image{display:block;width:100%;height:auto;} .css-glzzbm-Placeholder{display:block;padding-bottom:129.30327868852459%;height:0;background-color:#EEEEEE;} .css-1rnnz6t-StyledFigureCaption{background:#3F3F42;color:#EEEEEE;padding:1rem;}image captionLabour leader Sir Keir Starmer tells the prime minister “your chaos puts schools return at risk” in a warning carried on the front …

Read More »

Police diversity: ‘Why join a force of people you mistrust?’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Of 6,999 police officers serving in Wales, just 128 identify as BAME or mixed race, figures show “Why would you join a force of people you are taught to inherently mistrust?” Leena Farhat says she’s been stopped by officers in Wales three times in …

Read More »

‘Racism is generally invisible in rural areas’

A woman who has experienced racism in her village said it is often a hidden problem in rural areas. Gurpreet Sidhu, from Wivenhoe, Essex, has set up a campaign called “Black Lives Matter in the Stix” to hold events and raise awareness. She wants to turn people who are not …

Read More »