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Hospitals in Liverpool are now seeing more coronavirus patients than in the first peak in April, a hospital trust medical director has said. Dr Tristan Cope, the medical director at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs the Royal, Aintree and Broadgreen hospitals, said a “huge strain” had been placed on staff – and added […]

Fifty-three people have been arrested as a result of a five-month undercover drugs investigation targeting dozens of county lines across London and the South East. A total of 47 men and six women, aged 16 to 48, have been detained on suspicion of a variety of offences, including possession of firearms and ammunition, possession of […]

The parent company of British Airways (BA) has revealed further losses and downgraded its outlook as renewed coronavirus restrictions knock demand for travel. International Airlines Group, which includes Iberia and Aer Lingus in its stable of airlines, reported a €1.3bn (£1.17bn) loss for the third quarter of the year to the end of September in […]

Businesses in parts of England under Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions will get further financial support in a package unveiled by the chancellor today, according to reports. Rishi Sunak will announce the new measures – aimed particularly at pubs, bars and restaurants – in the Commons on Thursday, the Telegraph claims. Currently, hospitality premises in “high […]

Portraits that show how COVID-19 has changed the lives of veterans and service men and women are being released to mark this year’s Poppy Appeal. The photographs include veterans in care homes, shielding poppy sellers who are unable to operate as normal, and members of the Armed Forces called up to work on the front […]

New lockdowns are predicted to have a significant impact on emissions caused by staying at home this winter. The Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) says whilst emissions have dropped this year because we’ve been travelling less and doing less, the expected use of gas boilers to provide heating and hot water could rise by […]