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Daily lateral flow testing for double-jabbed contacts of coronavirus cases to start on Tuesday

Daily testing for anyone double-jabbed who comes into contact with a COVID-19 case will start from Tuesday. Those fully vaccinated should take a daily lateral flow test for seven days to slow the spread of the virus, the government has said. Unvaccinated adults must continue to self-isolate for 10 days if they are a contact of someone with COVID, and anyone who tests positive or develops symptoms will need to self-isolate. People […]

todayDecember 12, 2021 9


Mayor of London Sadiq Khan: Fines for mask refusers on Tube will ‘greatly’ help with compliance

Fining passengers who refuse to wear a facemask on the Tube will “greatly help with compliance”, Sadiq Khan has said. The decision comes following the emergence of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 in the UK, with at least three positive cases identified in England and six in Scotland. While masks have remained compulsory on public transport in London since the Government lifted all Covid restrictions in July, TfL saw a fall in compliance since the rule was no longer […]

todayDecember 1, 2021 8


Virgil Abloh, Director of Louis Vuitton men’s wear designer dies at 41

Virgil Abloh, the barrier-breaking Black designer whose ascent to the heights of the traditional luxury industry changed what was possible in fashion, died on Sunday in Chicago after a two-year battle with cardiac angiosarcoma, a rare cancer. He was 41. His death was confirmed by his family. The artistic director of Louis Vuitton men’s wear as well as the founder of his own brand, Off-White, Mr. Abloh was a prolific […]

todayDecember 1, 2021 9


Barbados parts way with Queen and becomes world’s newest republic

After 396 years, the sun has set on the British monarchy’s reign over the Caribbean island of Barbados, with a handover ceremony at midnight on Monday marking the birth of the world’s newest republic. As the clock struck 12, the Royal Standard flag representing the Queen was lowered over a crowded Heroes Square in Bridgetown and Carol Roberts-Reifer, chief executive officer of the National Cultural Foundation, made the declaration of Barbados’ […]

todayNovember 30, 2021 13


Anti-Bullying Week 2021: One Kind Word

Anti-Bullying Week is coordinated In England and Wales by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and takes place from 15 to 19 November 2021 and it has the theme One Kind Word. The week will begin with Odd Socks Day which is supported by CBBC and CBeebies star Andy Day and his band Andy and the Odd Socks. Kindness is more important today than it has ever been. The isolation of the last […]

todayNovember 15, 2021 11


Tube drivers vote to strike in dispute over pensions and working conditions

Tube drivers have voted overwhelming to take strike action in a dispute over working conditions and pensions. Union leaders have been urged to resolve the dispute without industrial action after members of Aslef voted by 9-1 to strike. The union warned that Transport for London (TfL) was facing a “financial crisis” which was behind the dispute. A TfL spokesperson said: “This mandate relates to ongoing discussions with our trade unions. […]

todayNovember 10, 2021 11


From April 2022 all NHS England staff will need to have had a Covid-19 vaccine

NHS staff will need to get the jab or risk losing their job after the government announced Covid-19 jabs would be compulsory for NHS England workers. The figure is a government estimate of how many staff in the health service will remain unvaccinated after the grace period ends on April 1 2022. Exemptions will be given to those who do not have face to face contact with patients and those who are […]

todayNovember 10, 2021 2


Marcus Rashford receives MBE for his campaign to support vulnerable young children

The 24-year-old Manchester United player Marcus Rashford was recognised by the Duke of Cambridge for supporting vulnerable children through his free school meals campaign, which saw a change to government policy. As well as helping them in that way, he hopes this award will spread the positive message that anything is possible. Marcus's mum Melanie was there for the investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle. He said she is a "huge […]

todayNovember 10, 2021 8

Community News

Islington shop launches to hire out household appliances

The Library of Things is to rent out items like drills, carpet cleaners, sound systems and sewing machines has opened in Islington. It's hopes the store in the Bright Sparks Reuse and Repair second hand furniture store in Seven Sisters Road, Finsbury Park, will help people save money and reduce waste. The Islington council has joined forces with Library of Things and the shop to open the environmentally-friendly store, which […]

todayNovember 3, 2021 8

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