Fresh woe for students as university staff threaten strike action over ‘unsafe’ in-person teaching

Fresh woe for students as university staff threaten strike action if they are asked to resume ‘unsafe’ in-person teaching this academic year University and College Union warned of action if in-person teaching resumes Members already balloted at Northumbria and Birmingham City universities Under current lockdown rules students are not permitted to return to campuses  By … Read more Fresh woe for students as university staff threaten strike action over ‘unsafe’ in-person teaching

Liverpool building firm part of police bribery and corruption probe

The Liverpool building firm hired to lead Unite’s £50million Birmingham  development is now being probed as part of a police investigation into alleged bribery and corruption in Liverpool.  Unite hired the Flanagan Group to head the construction of its multi-million pound Birmingham complex with work beginning in 2015. In 2019, the building firm’s boss Paul Flanagan was arrested … Read more Liverpool building firm part of police bribery and corruption probe

O2 expands its 5G coverage in the UK to more than 150 locations

O2 expands its 5G coverage to 150 UK towns and cities – inching ahead of EE to become the nation’s biggest provider of ultra-fast mobile internet Both O2 and EE launched their 5G networks in the UK back in 2019  O2’s 5G network is now available in 150 towns and cities across the UK EE … Read more O2 expands its 5G coverage in the UK to more than 150 locations

Cash security guard attacked by thug armed with 18 inch machete as two men jailed over robberies

Terrifying bodycam footage shows the moment a cash security guard is attacked with an 18-inch machete outside a Co-Op.  Footage shows the cash security guard approaching his van as he is attacked in Huntingdon, Staffordshire, in March last year.    Adrian Treleven, 26, and Remelle Stewart, 18, targeted Loomis and G4S workers transporting cash – but … Read more Cash security guard attacked by thug armed with 18 inch machete as two men jailed over robberies

Now get your jab on the High Street

Covid vaccinations will be available in some high street pharmacies from today. The injections are being rolled out at 200 locations over the next fortnight, both at the major chains and independent chemists. Boots in Halifax and Superdrug in Guildford will be among the first six sites to administer the injections. Yesterday, Asda announced it … Read more Now get your jab on the High Street

Burglaries fall for the first time in three years because of lockdown

Burglaries fall for the first time in three years because lockdown has made it harder to find empty homes to target, figures show Would-be burglars are finding it harder to break into homes as everyone is in Insurance claims for house burglaries fell for the first time in three years in 2020 Highest rate across … Read more Burglaries fall for the first time in three years because of lockdown

Cops crack down HARDER on flouters

The police crackdown on Britons breaking lockdown rules has intensified with fines issued to a man travelling 14 miles to play Pokemon Go and a woman who drove 100 miles across three counties to get a McDonald’s burger. Another man was fined after travelling more than 110 miles from York to Leicester via Birmingham to … Read more Cops crack down HARDER on flouters

Rapid lateral flow Covid tests No10 is using are too inaccurate, scientist warns 

Professor Jon Deeks, a biostatistician from the University of Birmingham, accused the Government of making lateral flow tests seem ‘better than they are’ Boris Johnson‘s extortionate Operation Moonshot mass-swabbing scheme could accelerate Covid’s spread because the tests are so inaccurate, a top expert has warned.   Professor Jon Deeks, a testing expert at the University of Birmingham, … Read more Rapid lateral flow Covid tests No10 is using are too inaccurate, scientist warns 

Coronavirus vaccine UK: Pensioners and vulnerable patients queue for more than two hours

The elderly and vulnerable have queued for more than two hours in the cold for a coronavirus jab at a Birmingham GP hub, according to the mother of an extremely vulnerable teenager.  Nicola Leadbetter was greeted by a substantial queue outside a surgery in Yardley when she arrived for her teenage daughter Victoria’s 10.10am vaccination … Read more Coronavirus vaccine UK: Pensioners and vulnerable patients queue for more than two hours

Police chief stands by decision to issue seven £200 Covid lockdown fines

A West Midlands Police chief has stood by the decision to issue seven £200 lockdown fines to people paying respects to 1974 IRA Birmingham bombing victims. The force came under fire after two West Midlands MPs said it had been ‘morally wrong’ to issue the fines following an anniversary convoy on November 21 last year. … Read more Police chief stands by decision to issue seven £200 Covid lockdown fines