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Quarter of Covid-19 patients who died in hospitals had diabetes – NHS England

Quarter of Covid-19 patients who died in hospitals had diabetes – NHS England

Quarter of Covid-19 patients who died in hospitals had diabetes – NHS England

It is the first time NHS England has included a breakdown of deaths by pre-existing conditions in its statistics.

Allow schools in communities at higher risk to decide whether to reopen – LGA

Allow schools in communities at higher risk to decide whether to reopen – LGA

Allow schools in communities at higher risk to decide whether to reopen – LGA

Council leaders are calling on the Government to publish scientific evidence underpinning the decision to reopen England’s schools to more pupils.

Vote launched to name first HS2 tunnelling machines

Vote launched to name first HS2 tunnelling machines

Vote launched to name first HS2 tunnelling machines

It is traditional to give female names to tunnelling machines before they are launched.

Robotics firm creates wearable tech to make post-Covid workplace safer

Robotics firm creates wearable tech to make post-Covid workplace safer

Robotics firm creates wearable tech to make post-Covid workplace safer

The Bump devices sound an alert when employees get too close to each other.

Domino’s Pizza demands watchdog blocks Deliveroo from getting Amazon’s dough

Domino’s Pizza demands watchdog blocks Deliveroo from getting Amazon’s dough

Domino’s Pizza demands watchdog blocks Deliveroo from getting Amazon’s dough

The chain said: ‘The fact that this gaping hole in the CMA’s logic has not been investigated is a dereliction of its duties.’

Airborne droplets from speech ‘may contribute to spread of coronavirus’

Airborne droplets from speech ‘may contribute to spread of coronavirus’

Airborne droplets from speech ‘may contribute to spread of coronavirus’

Researchers used laser light to analyse the number of small respiratory droplets emitted through human speech.

‘Growing concerns’ over use of Tasers as police watchdog calls for more scrutiny

‘Growing concerns’ over use of Tasers as police watchdog calls for more scrutiny

‘Growing concerns’ over use of Tasers as police watchdog calls for more scrutiny

Four incidents are now being investigated by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

Mother inundated with tins of spaghetti loops for son after online appeal

Mother inundated with tins of spaghetti loops for son after online appeal

Mother inundated with tins of spaghetti loops for son after online appeal

Duncan Calder, 15, who has Down’s syndrome and sensory issues, will only eat the supermarket version of the snack.

Health service open for anyone who needs it, says NHS Wales boss

Health service open for anyone who needs it, says NHS Wales boss

Health service open for anyone who needs it, says NHS Wales boss

Doctors had warned that patients were worried about attending their GP surgery or the hospital during the pandemic.

Travel firm launches video appointments for lockdown bookings

Travel firm launches video appointments for lockdown bookings

Travel firm launches video appointments for lockdown bookings

Kuoni has reported a ‘steady stream’ of new inquiries for holidays taking place next year.

New chairman of conciliation service Acas announced

New chairman of conciliation service Acas announced

New chairman of conciliation service Acas announced

Clare Chapman takes over from Sir Brendan Barber at the end of July.

Poundland to reopen 36 stores from next week

Poundland to reopen 36 stores from next week

Poundland to reopen 36 stores from next week

The discount retailer closed the doors at around one in nine of its branches due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Murder investigation launched after death of one-month-old baby

Murder investigation launched after death of one-month-old baby

Murder investigation launched after death of one-month-old baby

Thames Valley Police have arrested a 26-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman on suspicion of murdering one-month-old Colby Lawton.

Negative attitudes to people on furlough scheme insulting, says worker

Negative attitudes to people on furlough scheme insulting, says worker

Negative attitudes to people on furlough scheme insulting, says worker

One furloughed retail manager said his colleagues ‘to a person cannot wait to get back to work’.

Speedway rider among thousands recruited by Amazon after losing jobs in crisis

Speedway rider among thousands recruited by Amazon after losing jobs in crisis

Speedway rider among thousands recruited by Amazon after losing jobs in crisis

New recruits range from an architect, beautician and lifeguard to a pilot, scientists, a singer, tattooists and pro speedway rider Ricky Wells.

Stormont pays out more than £2m a year for non-existent long haul flights

Stormont pays out more than £2m a year for non-existent long haul flights

Stormont pays out more than £2m a year for non-existent long haul flights

The cash is being returned to the Treasury each financial year despite the service between Belfast and New York ending almost two years ago.

Nextdoor and Barclays launch Get Local scheme to boost businesses

Nextdoor and Barclays launch Get Local scheme to boost businesses

Nextdoor and Barclays launch Get Local scheme to boost businesses

The neighbourhood app is to allow local businesses to promote new opening times, delivery options and special offers for free twice a month.

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