‘Schools WILL reopen on March 8’: No10 refuses to delay restart despite Brazilian Covid fears

Downing Street confirmed today that schools will reopen on Monday, despite fears over a Brazilian strain of coronavirus that has been found in Britain. Six cases of the P.1 variant first detected in the Amazonian city of Manaus have been confirmed in the UK – three in England and three in Scotland. Two were tracked to … Read more

Dubai Princess Latifa sends note to UK police begging them to reopen probe into sister Shamsa

Princess Latifa al Maktoum, the kidnapped daughter of Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed, has asked British police to re-investigate the snatching of her older sister from a Cambridge street in a secret letter sent from captivity in Dubai. Latifa, 34, has begged Cambridgeshire Police to start a new probe claiming it could help free Princess Shamsa, now … Read more

Dubai Princess Latifa sends note to UK police begging them to reopen probe into sister Shamsa

Princess Latifa al Maktoum, the kidnapped daughter of Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed, has asked British police to re-investigate the snatching of her older sister from a Cambridge street in a secret letter sent from captivity in Dubai. Latifa has begged Cambridgeshire Police to start a new probe claiming it could help free Princess Shamsa, now 38, … Read more

Surge in firms hiring admin staff shows employers are looking to reopen offices, says Reed boss

A surge in firms hiring admin staff shows employers are looking at reopening offices after the national lockdown ends, a jobs market expert has today claimed. As it was this morning announced unemployment figures had reached a five-year high, James Reed, from recruiting firm Reed, said the number of jobs available on his company’s site was actually … Read more

Surge in firms hiring admin staff shows employers are looking to reopen offices, says Reed boss

A surge in firms hiring admin staff shows employers are looking at reopening offices after the national lockdown ends, a jobs market expert has today claimed. As it was this morning announced unemployment figures had reached a five-year high, James Reed, from recruiting firm Reed, said the number of jobs available on his company’s site was actually … Read more

Victory for fitness fans as gyms could reopen as soon as April 12

Victory for fitness fans as gyms could reopen as soon as April 12 under Boris Johnson’s roadmap out of lockdown – but exercise classes won’t restart until May 17 Indoor leisure centres in England could reopen earlier than expected on April 12 Announcement is major victory for gyms who had feared much longer shutdown It … Read more

Gym bosses urge Boris Johnson to let them reopen by May

Today, Boris Johnson will take the first step on a ‘cautious – but irreversible’ journey towards bringing the country out of lockdown as he sets out his roadmap for the next few months.  Cautious because of what happened in December last year when a short period of loosening caused a huge spike in cases; irreversible … Read more

All schools in England will reopen on March 8

Pupils in Scotland and Wales start going back to school TODAY but classrooms in England won’t reopen until March 8 as ex-Ofsted chief warns of a ‘lost generation’ and Keir Starmer tells teaching unions not to strike as they push for a phased return Boris Johnson’s lockdown exit plan will see schools in England reopen … Read more

Tory MPs and hospitality leaders unite to urge PM to be bold and allow pubs to reopen by Easter 

Tory MPs lined up with business leaders last night to urge Boris Johnson to ‘be bold’ and accelerate the lifting of all lockdown restrictions. Pubs and restaurant owners said they needed to see light at the end of the tunnel after a devastating year for the hospitality industry. Former Conservative leader Lord Hague heaped further … Read more

Tory MPs and hospitality leaders unite to urge PM to be bold and allow pubs to reopen by Easter 

Tory MPs lined up with business leaders last night to urge Boris Johnson to ‘be bold’ and accelerate the lifting of all lockdown restrictions. Pubs and restaurant owners said they needed to see light at the end of the tunnel after a devastating year for the hospitality industry. Former Conservative leader Lord Hague heaped further … Read more