Leicester companies hit out after metropolis positioned in prolonged lockdown amid surge in coronavirus instances
Leicester enterprise homeowners have criticised the Government’s extension of the town’s lockdown, saying the measures “won’t make a difference”.
The Health Secretary stated the nationwide lockdown easing wouldn’t be occurring within the space, which means pubs, hairdressers and eating places will be unable to open as deliberate.
Non-essential retailers in Leicester should shut from as we speak and colleges will near most pupils from Thursday.
PM pledges to ‘construct, construct, construct’ with £5bn plan to spice up economic system after pandemic
Boris Johnson is promising to “build, build, build” by injecting billions of kilos into public tasks to ease the UK by the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Prime Minister will use a keynote speech to say he desires to comply with within the footsteps of president Franklin D Roosevelt, who led the US out of the Great Depression within the 1930s.
Mr Johnson, talking within the West Midlands later as we speak, will say the Government intends to spend £5 billion “to speed up infrastructure tasks”.
Some £1.5 billion is to be allotted this yr to hospital upkeep and greater than £1 billion for a 10-year faculty rebuilding programme.
Serial rapist Joseph McCann free of jail following ‘main failings’ by probation employees
Serial rapist Joseph McCann carried out a sequence of intercourse assaults after being free of jail following “main failings” by an “unstable” group of inexperienced probation employees, inspectors have discovered.
He was handed 33 life sentences with a minimal time period of 30 years in December for the assaults on 11 girls and kids final yr.
But officers have been warned years earlier that he had the hallmarks of a intercourse offender, with probation officers later lacking eight possibilities to maintain him behind bars.
Justice Secretary Robert Buckland requested Chief Inspector of Probation Justin Russell to hold out an unbiased evaluate of the case, which highlighted a string of troubling findings.
China passes nationwide safety laws for Hong Kong
China’s parliament has handed new nationwide safety laws for Hong Kong that critics warned would rob the territory of its autonomy.
The transfer units the stage for essentially the most radical change to the previous British colony’s lifestyle because it returned to Chinese rule in 1997.
It pushes Beijing additional alongside a collision course with the US, Britain and different Western governments, which have stated it erodes the excessive diploma of autonomy the worldwide monetary hub was granted at its 1997 handover.
Weekend might be busiest of yr on roads as lockdown eased
This weekend might be the busiest of the yr to this point on England’s roads as coronavirus lockdown guidelines are eased, a brand new survey has advised.
From Saturday, folks in England can be permitted to spend the night time away from their dwelling for the primary time in additional than three months.
Some 31 per cent of drivers – equal to 10.5 million – can be utilizing a car for an in a single day journey, the RAC ballot indicated.
1520: Montezuma II, final Aztec ruler, was killed in Mexico City in the course of the Spanish conquest of Mexico below Cortez.
1800: The Glasgow Police Act, the primary such Act in Britain, was lastly handed by the persistence of Glasgow metropolis authorities. This allowed the formation of the City of Glasgow Police.
1837: A British Act of Parliament abolished punishment by pillory.
1859: The nice tightrope walker Blondin crossed Niagara Falls from the US to Canada in simply eight minutes. The rope was stretched 1,100ft and suspended 160ft above the Falls.
1894: London’s Tower Bridge was formally opened to site visitors by the Prince of Wales.
1934: Hitler’s rival Ernst Rohm and a whole lot of influential Nazis have been murdered by the SS in what was dubbed “The Night of the Long Knives”.
1936: Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With The Wind was printed.
1940: German forces occupied the Channel Islands.
1960: Norman Bates was unleashed onto an unsuspecting world when Hitchcock’s basic chiller Psycho was premiered in New York.
1974: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Soviet-born ballet dancer, defected whereas on tour in Canada with the Bolshoi Ballet.