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Inspired by footballer Marcus Rashford’s campaign, businesses across the country have pledged to provide free meals for children from families struggling during the pandemic. The Manchester United star has been pushing for the government to extend free school meals for eligible children over the school holidays until Easter next year, but MPs rejected it in […]

All shops selling non-essential items have been ordered to close in Wales after the country entered a 17-day “firebreak” lockdown on Friday. The measures mean stores such as supermarkets and newsagents can remain open, but can only sell products the government deems to be essential. Welsh shoppers have been left confused by the measures – […]

A 17-year-old boy has died after being found with a stab wound in northeast London. The Metropolitan Police said officers were called to a road in Walthamstow at 9.20pm on Friday. Paramedics treated the teenager, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers are now working to establish the boy’s identity and inform his […]

Scammers are pretending to be COVID marshals and medical professionals so they can gain access to people’s homes. Genuine COVID marshals don’t have the power to enforce social distancing, issue fines or enter private properties, the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has warned. The organisation said this scam is a version of one seen over […]

Shoppers in Wales have criticised government measures which mean “non-essential items” have been put behind metal barriers or covered with plastic sheeting in supermarkets. Photos on social media shows products such as pillows and bedsheets under a plastic covering at a Tesco store, while a photo from a Morrisons supermarket shows children’s clothes behind a […]

The Welsh government is to review how the ban on supermarkets selling non-essential items is working to make sure “common sense is applied”, First Minister Mark Drakeford has said. More than 34,000 people had signed a petition calling on politicians to reverse the ban on Saturday, which it described as “disproportionate and cruel”. As Wales […]