39% of England A-level grades expected to be downgraded

Nearly 40% of A-level grades given by teachers in England will be downgraded when exam regulator Ofqual publishes students’ results next week.  Up to 300,000 students stand to receive lower grades after exams were cancelled amid the coronavirus lockdown.  Grades will instead be issued according to Ofqual’s statistical model, which draws on each pupil’s previous … Read more 39% of England A-level grades expected to be downgraded

A-level pupils in England face lower marks than expected as 39% of grades ‘will be downgraded’

300,000 A-level pupils in England face lower marks than expected as 39% of grades set by teachers ‘will be downgraded’ – amid fury in Scotland over 25% of papers marked down More than 730,000 A-level entries will be assessed by Ofqual’s statistical model Nearly 2 million grades set by teachers could be changed or ignored … Read more A-level pupils in England face lower marks than expected as 39% of grades ‘will be downgraded’

ONS estimates 3,700 people are getting infected every day in England – down 12% in a week

The coronavirus reproduction rate could now be as high as one right across the UK after rising slightly in the last week, the Government’s scientific advisers warned today amid fears the virus is making a resurgence. SAGE estimates the R value – the average number of people each Covid-19 patient infects – is now between … Read more ONS estimates 3,700 people are getting infected every day in England – down 12% in a week

ONS estimates 3,700 people are getting infected every day in England – down 12% in a week

Coronavirus cases may be on their way down again after weeks of being on the up, official data today revealed amid growing fears of a second wave in Britain.  The Office for National Statistics (ONS), which tracks the size of the outbreak by swabbing thousands of people, now believes there are 3,700 people in England … Read more ONS estimates 3,700 people are getting infected every day in England – down 12% in a week

Bank of England says unemployment could hit 7.4 per cent this year

The Bank of England offered hope for the economy today as it said the coronavirus downturn might be less deep than feared. The Bank expects the economy to shrink by 9.5 per cent in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic – less than the previous estimate of 14 per cent. That would make it the biggest … Read more Bank of England says unemployment could hit 7.4 per cent this year

Bank of England says unemployment could hit 7.4 per cent this year

A million people could lose their jobs this year as unemployment hits 7.4 per cent and GDP slumps 9.5% – but the Covid economic downturn might NOT be as bad as feared, says the BofE The Bank of England has published its latest quarterly Monetary Policy report with views on the UK economy  It predicts … Read more Bank of England says unemployment could hit 7.4 per cent this year

Around one in 20 people in England who were shielding won’t go back to work by the end of the year

Around one in 20 people in England who were shielding to avoid catching the coronavirus reveal they WON’T go back to work by the end of the year Some 6% of those classed as clinically extremely vulnerable will not return A further 21% said they would continue working from home Shielding was paused on August … Read more Around one in 20 people in England who were shielding won’t go back to work by the end of the year

Coronavirus England: Interactive map shows worst-hit areas

An interactive map that breaks down new coronavirus cases by postcode has revealed a neighbourhood near a university in Bradford was the worst-hit part of England last week. Public Health England figures show that Shearbridge, in the south west of the city in West Yorkshire, recorded 32 cases in the week that ended July 26.  The … Read more Coronavirus England: Interactive map shows worst-hit areas

Coronavirus England: Interactive map shows worst-hit areas

An interactive map that breaks down new coronavirus cases by postcode has revealed a neighbourhood near a university in Bradford was the worst-hit part of England last week. Public Health England figures show that Shearbridge, in the south west of the city in West Yorkshire, recorded 32 cases in the week that ended July 26.  The … Read more Coronavirus England: Interactive map shows worst-hit areas

Two men arrested after former England star Kieron Dyer was allegedly racially abused at golf club 

Two men arrested after former England and Newcastle star Kieron Dyer was allegedly racially abused at Suffolk golf club with playing partner informing him of another member saying ‘monkey’ and ‘banana’ Two men have been arrested after Kieron Dyer was allegedly racially abused  The incident involving the alleged abuse took place at Hintlesham Golf Club Dyer’s … Read more Two men arrested after former England star Kieron Dyer was allegedly racially abused at golf club