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Buses resume services today

In line with Phase 3 of Unlock the Rock, bus services will resume today, but with conditions of use that include the use of face masks for the duration of the journey. Residents who wish to use the resumed bus service have to adhere to three central conditions. “All passengers will be required to wear...

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Feisty exchanges in Parliament ahead of traffic changes today

The phased implementation of traffic restrictions on Line Wall Road commences today, days after the fierce political debate on the pilot project sparked barbed exchanges in Parliament last week. GSD MP Elliott Phillips said the Government would need a “reality check” if it believed that the road closures would result in reductions in the level...

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Parliament approves legislation to protect businesses from insolvency

Parliament last week unanimously passed amended legislation to protect businesses from being put into liquidation during the during the Covid-19 crisis. The measures are temporary and will be repealed as soon as they become unnecessary. In putting forward the Bill, the Minister for Financial Services, Albert Isola, said the amendments were necessary “to try to...

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St Bernard’s Hospital marks 15th anniversary this year

St Bernard’s Hospital was formally unveiled 15 years ago, and now all these years later the hospital and its staff have been aiding those who have fallen seriously ill with coronavirus. The Covid-19 pandemic has seen the hospital transform some of its wards during the lockdown in anticipation of a surge of cases. The Nightingale...

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More than 200 travel and hospitality firms back call for quarantine U-turn - UK

By Neil Lancefield and John Besley, PA More than 200 travel and hospitality businesses have joined a campaign urging the Government to overturn its planned 14-day quarantine for arrivals into the UK. The group of major hotels, travel companies and restaurateurs claim the policy is “unworkable” and have endorsed a letter sent to Home Secretary...

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Minister insists lockdown easing ‘is not a dash’ as health officials voice fears

By Sam Blewett, PA Political Correspondent A Cabinet minister has insisted the lockdown is being eased in a “very cautious” way as children in England begin returning to school, despite public health officials warning against the relaxation. Business Secretary Alok Sharma said he understands parents’ concerns over sending their children back to class on Monday,...

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Public health leaders warn lockdown restrictions are being eased too quickly

By Jane Kirby, PA Health Editor Directors of public health have warned they are “increasingly concerned” the Government is making the wrong judgment by easing lockdown restrictions far too quickly. The Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) said new rules, including allowing groups of up to six people to meet outdoors and in private...

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Queen pictured riding pony in first public appearance since lockdown began

By Tony Jones and Catherine Wylie, PA The Queen has been pictured riding in the grounds of Windsor Castle – her first public appearance since the coronavirus lockdown began. Windsor is said to be the Queen’s favourite royal residence and she has been photographed over the weekend riding one of her ponies, a 14-year-old Fell...