Bradford-on-Avon’s Covid one-way system ‘causing havoc’

Image caption The Wiltshire town’s traffic woes have featured on national BBC travel bulletins People in Bradford-on-Avon say the town’s new £30,000 one-way system is causing “havoc”. It has been put in place on Market and Silver Streets to help pedestrians socially distance. There have been hundreds of negative comments …

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Coronavirus: Face masks for Scotland’s high schools and quiet bailiffs

Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Monday evening. We’ll have another update for you on Tuesday morning. 1. Scotland set to make face coverings compulsory in secondary schools Since schools in Scotland began returning on 11 August, wearing a face covering has been …

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Hong Kong reports ‘first case’ of virus reinfection

Image copyright Getty Images Hong Kong scientists are reporting the case of a healthy man in his 30s who became reinfected with coronavirus four and a half months after his first bout. They say genome sequencing shows the two strains of the virus are “clearly different”, making it the world’s …

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Coronavirus: Testing hit by ‘exceptional demand’ and ‘technical hitches’

Image copyright Getty Images The Covid-19 testing system has been hit by “exceptional demand” which has seen some people in Scotland only offered tests in England. Nicola Sturgeon has said she was aware of “possible technical issues” with the UK-wide online booking system. It has led to some people in …

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Cars filmed on A10 near Cambridge speeding and crashing into each other

Cars have been seen smashing into each other and speeding at more than 80mph on a busy A-road. Video posted on social media shows three cars repeatedly colliding before being abandoned at the side of the A10 at Waterbeach, near Cambridge. As reported by the Cambs Times, Cambridgeshire Police was …

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Could the BBC Proms drop Rule, Britannia?

Image copyright PA Media Rule, Britannia! and Land of Hope and Glory could be dropped from the Last Night of the Proms in the wake of the recent Black Lives Matter protests, according to reports. The Sunday Times claims there are concerns at the BBC about associations with colonialism and …

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Schools: Gavin Williamson on reports of offering to resign

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Sussex teenager Eddie Jarman dies in South Pacific speedboat crash

Image copyright Family handout Image caption Eddie, seen here with his sister Amelie Jarman, had been sailing around the world with his family A British teenager died when he was hit by a speedboat while snorkelling in the South Pacific during a round-the-world voyage with his family. Eddie Jarman and …

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Coronavirus: Face coverings may be introduced in Scottish high schools

The use of face coverings in corridors and communal areas of secondary schools looks set to be introduced in Scotland. The government is in the “final stages” of consultations with teachers and councils about having pupils wear face coverings while moving between classes. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she was …

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Coronavirus: What can we learn from schools that have reopened?

Image copyright Getty Images Millions of pupils in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are returning to school within the coming weeks, after months of disrupted education as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Parents and teachers where schools have already reopened tells us what they’ve learned from their children returning …

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