Car industry hits out at road map for reopening showrooms

Motor industry bosses have expressed their ‘deep disappointment’ at Boris Johnson’s roadmap out of lockdown after it was revealed that car showrooms will be forced to keep their doors locked until at least mid-April – meaning customers won’t be able to browse dealerships during the busiest month of the year. March is traditionally one of … Read more

Hardline union bosses bringing teaching ‘into disrepute’ by opposing reopening of all schools

Hardline union bosses are bringing the teaching profession ‘into disrepute’ by opposing the reopening of all schools next month, a former Government education adviser claimed last night. Nine organisations representing most teachers and headteachers in England have united to brand plans to reopen primary and secondary schools from March 8 ‘reckless’. Instead of the so-called … Read more

Education unions try to block FULL 8 March school reopening

Boris Johnson was warned today that it would be ‘reckless’ to send all children back to school in a fortnight’s time amid calls for the reopening of classrooms to be sped up. Nine trade unions ganged up on the PM today to demand a ‘phased return’ only for millions of children who have been out … Read more

Education unions try to block FULL 8 March school reopening

Boris Johnson was warned today that it would be ‘reckless’ to send all children back to school in a fortnight’s time amid calls for the reopening of classrooms to be sped up. Nine trade unions ganged up on the PM today to demand a ‘phased return’ only for millions of children who have been out … Read more

Education unions try to block FULL 8 March school reopening

Boris Johnson was warned today that it would be ‘reckless’ to send all children back to school in a fortnight’s time amid calls for the reopening of classrooms to be sped up. Nine trade unions ganged up on the PM today to demand a ‘phased return’ only for millions of children who have been out … Read more

Downing Street denies Chris Whitty felt ‘very unhappy’ about plans for a ‘big bang’ reopening

The Government was forced to deny last night that Chris Whitty felt ‘very unhappy’ about plans for a ‘big bang’ reopening of schools on March 8. Downing Street knocked down claims that the chief medical officer had concerns that a full return – rather than the staggered approach called for by unions – would cause a … Read more

Downing Street denies Chris Whitty felt ‘very unhappy’ about plans for a ‘big bang’ reopening

Is a scientists rebellion brewing over plan to ease lockdown? Downing Street denies Chris Whitty is ‘very unhappy’ and clashed with Boris over plans for a ‘big bang’ reopening of schools on March 8 Downing Street knocked down claims Chris Whitty worried about a full return Boris Johnson made it clear he wants ten million … Read more

Rapid Covid-19 tests could be the key to reopening theatres

Rapid Covid-19 tests could be the key to reopening theatres, pubs and clubs as Boris Johnson eyes plan to get Britain moving again Boris Johnson described nightclubs and theatres as ‘toughest nut to crack’ He highlighted those places had not been able to reopen last year Mr Johnson offered hope mass vaccination could help them … Read more

Tourism sector in Wales ‘could start reopening by EASTER’

The tourism sector in Wales could start to reopen by Easter if cases keep falling, Mark Drakeford said today.  The First Minister struck the optimistic tone as he revealed that the nation has completed its vaccine rollout to the four most vulnerable groups. The comments will increase pressure for Boris Johnson’s ‘roadmap’ on February 22 … Read more

Experts claim Boris Johnson being ‘overcautious’ on reopening schools

Ministers are considering proposals to extend the school day to help children catch up on lost time in the classroom, it was claimed today.  The idea is being pushed by some Tory MPs and the Government is said to be receptive to the proposal as it tries to remedy the damage done by lockdown.  Should … Read more