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  • ll[p (Photo by Colin Watts on Unsplash)
    Article: Jun 25, 2020

    We have got used in recent months to stories about Government incompetence dealing with coronavirus the sum of which is best summarised by the fact that by 23 June, Britain had sustained 306,210 confirmed cases of Covid-19, compared with Germany's 190,862. 42,927 people had died from the virus, in Germany 8,895 . In Britain, according to Johns Hopkins University data, the current death rate per 100,000 people stands at 64.27. In Germany, the rate is 10.73.

  • Cllr. Bryn Hurren
    Article: Jun 24, 2020

    Bryn Hurren the Liberal Democrat District councillor representing Box Vale has posted his latest report. It covers the latest stage in the lock-down easement and his continues objections to the application for 64 houses at Sandhill which has been approved by Babergh

    For those grappling with virtual business meetings from home you will, I am sure, share some of Bryn's frustrations!

  • kfds (Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash)
    Article: Jun 23, 2020

    The much trailed relaxation of lock-down rules were duly unveiled today by the Prime Minister who ditched the 2 metre rule replacing it with one meter plus provided other mitigating measures are in place such as screening.. It was also announced that the hospitality and service industries such as hairdressers can re-open on 4 July which with come as a huge boost to the millions who work in these industries. It has been estimated for example that the reduced distancing will allow pubs to get back to 70% of old capacity compared to 30% under the old 2 meter rule.

  • ortd (Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash)
    Article: Jun 22, 2020

    It is not one of the big stories of the moment but it says a lot about the arrogant attitude of the current Government

    Jess Collins a student nurse wrote to her local Tory MP asking if the Government would consider backdating the payment of £5000 bursary's that are being reintroduced shortly to the student nurses and midwives currently in training who opted this Spring to assist on the NHS front-line during the COVID-19 pandemic as part of unprecedented measures to ensure the health service was not overwhelmed.

  • oooiy (united nations)
    Article: Jun 22, 2020

    The Liberal Democrats are marking Windrush Day by renewing calls on the Government to give all NHS and social care workers who have worked in the UK during the coronavirus pandemic indefinite leave to remain.

    Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson Christine Jardine urged Ministers to make clear by backing these calls that "those who have put their lives at risk for our country are welcome to live in it."