Coronavirus: Test demand ‘significantly outstripping’ capacity

Image copyright Getty Images Demand for coronavirus testing is “significantly outstripping the capacity we have”, head of NHS Test and Trace Baroness Harding has told MPs. Lady Harding told the science and technology committee that the return to school meant demand from under-17s had doubled. She acknowledged that results were …

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PM’s Brexit compromise is ‘not enough’, says Lord Howard

Image copyright Getty Images Government plans to amend a controversial bill that overrides sections of the Brexit divorce deal have been rejected by former Tory leader Lord Howard. The peer said the compromise between No 10 and Tory MPs “isn’t enough” for him to back it in the House of …

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Staff blamed for Covid outbreak at Bacup primary school

Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic image copyrightGoogle image captionEight members of staff at Bacup Holy Trinity Stacksteads CE Primary School contracted Covid-19 after a party A head teacher has blamed staff for an outbreak of Covid-19 at his school after they attended a party. Eight members of staff at Bacup Holy …

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Coronavirus: Rhondda Cynon Taf and Caerphilly death spike warning

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rhondda residents have expressed their concerns about coronavirus as the county returns to lockdown There is a “high risk” that a spike in covid cases will lead to more hospital admissions and deaths in locked down areas of Wales, it has been warned. Dr …

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Lionel Messi wins legal battle to trademark his logo

Footballer Lionel Messi has won a legal battle over trademark rights related to his own logo. The European Court of Justice dismissed an appeal made by the EU’s intellectual property office, EUIPO, and a Spanish cycling clothing brand called Massi on Thursday. Messi first applied to trademark his surname as …

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Coronavirus: More than 100 people told to isolate by tracing app

Image copyright PA Media More than 100 people have been advised to self isolate by Scotland’s new contact tracing app, Nicola Sturgeon has revealed. Protect Scotland became available to download free on to a smart phone from Apple’s App Store or Google Play on 10 September. Since then more than …

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Ross to head taskforce on sports fans’ mass return

A taskforce aimed at accelerating sports fans’ mass return to stadia even as more locations across the UK face tighter coronavirus restrictions is to be spearheaded by David Ross, the Carphone Warehouse co-founder. Sky News has learnt that the Sports Technology Innovation Group (STIG) has picked a panel of business …

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‘Nearly two-thirds’ of adults back in the workplace, says ONS

Image copyright Getty Images Nearly two in three adults are now travelling to work, as some employers ask their staff to return to offices during the pandemic. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said that 62% of adults reported commuting to work last week. That compares with 36% in late …

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What’s the best way to get an offer on a house accepted?

Nearly half of homebuyers have attempted to haggle down the price of their property purchase since March. A survey by online estate agent Strike found that since lockdown began, some 45 per cent of sellers questioned had buyers ask for a reduction in sale prices, most commonly ranging from a …

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