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WhatsApp messages to be scanned for harmful content under new European Commission rules

End-to-end encryption ensures that only you and the person you're communicating with can read or listen to what is sent, and nobody can see it, not even WhatsApp WhatsApp has been long regarded as a safe space for personal data, as the app promised users that the information they share in chats is fully encrypted.

rsvplive.ie ,  56 minutes ago 2
WhatsApp messages to be scanned for harmful content under new European Commission rules

Just 1 in 55 had Covid last week - but two new Omicron variants now 'of concern' say Government experts

Covid cases still seem to be falling fast, but it's too early to say if two new Omicron variants could have a serious impact. Just one in 55 people had Covid-19 last week, according to the latest official data - but two new Omicron variants are now officially "variants of concern".

chroniclelive.co.uk ,  1 hour ago 4
Just 1 in 55 had Covid last week - but two new Omicron variants now 'of concern' say Government experts

Public inquiry into Government’s handling of Covid-19 pandemic set to run into next Parliament

Documents about a law firm helping the inquiry reveal its final report is not expected to be published until at least the end of 2025 The Government’s public inquiry into Covid-19 is set to run into the next Parliament and is unlikely to be completed until at least the end of 2025, The Telegraph can reveal.

telegraph.co.uk ,  3 hours ago 4
Public inquiry into Government’s handling of Covid-19 pandemic set to run into next Parliament

Cheshire East employ firm to review school transport provision

Cheshire East has employed a company to review its home to school transport provision as the cost soars, writes Belinda Ryan. The council says the costs of travel support for children and young people have increased significantly over recent years and are continuing to put pressure on its budget.

thenantwichnews.co.uk ,  4 hours ago 0
Cheshire East employ firm to review school transport provision

Whitchurch: High street impacted by cost of living

WHITCHURCH'S High Street 'has never been quieter', because of increases in prices according to traders and business owners in the town. Families have been been facing an increase in household bills and many business owners said it has had an impact on them. At the Whitchurch Friday Market, with stalls stacked around the Civic Centre, in High Street, on Friday, May 20, The Herald spoke to traders who said business had been affected.

whitchurchherald.co.uk ,  6 hours ago 0
Whitchurch: High street impacted by cost of living

Local charity to offer free ‘Wild Wellbeing Days’ to Covid-19 volunteers in Sheffield and Rotherham

As a gesture of gratitude, a local charity will offer a series of free ‘Wild Wellbeing Days’ to residents of Sheffield and Rotherham who volunteered during the Covid-19 outbreak. Organisers Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust said the sessions are aimed at thanking volunteers for their contributions during the pandemic whilst enabling them to take part in creative nature-inspired activities, thanks to funding from the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System.

sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk ,  10 hours ago 2
Local charity to offer free ‘Wild Wellbeing Days’ to Covid-19 volunteers in Sheffield and Rotherham

Delivery sales at Britain’s leading managed restaurant and pub groups in April were 357% higher than the pre-Covid

Delivery sales at Britain’s leading managed restaurant and pub groups in April were 357% higher than the pre-COVID levels of April 2019, the latest edition of the CGA & Slerp Hospitality at Home Tracker shows. It continues the stellar performance of the delivery sector since the start of the pandemic.

londonlovesbusiness.com ,  10 hours ago 0
Delivery sales at Britain’s leading managed restaurant and pub groups in April were 357% higher than the pre-Covid

What Does It Mean To Be 'Immunocompromised'?

What Does It Mean To Be 'Immunocompromised'? Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been countless news reports identifying one group of individuals as being particularly vulnerable to the virus: the immunocompromised. We know, for example, that immunocompromised individuals are more likely to have serious COVID-19 illness and a higher mortality rate than the average population.

msn.com ,  10 hours ago 5
What Does It Mean To Be 'Immunocompromised'?

Young people invited to plan Jersey children's day

The government has asked for the views of young people and their families on the first public Jersey children's day. The event was created by the Jersey independent care inquiry citizen's panel, which investigated child abuse allegations in the island's care system. The panel asked for 3 July to be an annual event to remember the past and a day to look to the future.

msn.com ,  12 hours ago 0
Young people invited to plan Jersey children's day

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: I’ve finally got Covid, but I’m tackling it with two surprising remedies

After more than two years dodging the Covid-19 bullet, I have been struck down. This is particularly galling because throughout the pandemic I’ve tried to reduce my risk by avoiding packed places, such as pubs, and wearing a mask on public transport and in shops.

dailymail.co.uk ,  1 day ago 11
DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: I’ve finally got Covid, but I’m tackling it with two surprising remedies

Bedworth Covid memorial Sanctuary 'a temple to grief and loss'

A temporary memorial to victims of the Covid-19 pandemic has opened, with people being asked to adorn the structure with messages and mementoes. The 20m (65ft) work called Sanctuary will be open for a week at the Miner's Welfare Park in Bedworth, Warwickshire. It will be set alight next weekend.

bbc.com ,  14 hours ago 1
Bedworth Covid memorial Sanctuary 'a temple to grief and loss'

The workplace reckoning in the wake of the Great Resignation

To attract and retain talent, employers have to confront the fact that one-size-fits-all no longer suffices, says the founder of financial wellness platform BrightPlan. When the history of the COVID-19 pandemic is written, the disease’s economic and cultural impact will surely include the Great Resignation.

fastcompany.com ,  14 hours ago 2
The workplace reckoning in the wake of the Great Resignation

Royal Mail confirms staff shortages due to Covid-19 are reason for disruption

Customers hoping to visit the South East Bristol Delivery Office this week found it to have been closed for a number of days Royal Mail has confirmed that staff shortages as a result of Covid caused its sorting office on Mead Street to close for a number of days. On Thursday (May 19) a local resident shared two photos of the Customer Service Point at the office to Twitter, writing: "Third day in a row that I've gone out of my way to the sorting office and it's closed... What's going on?!"

bristolpost.co.uk ,  16 hours ago 8
Royal Mail confirms staff shortages due to Covid-19 are reason for disruption

Covid-19: An end to two years of statistics and BBC whiteboards

By Marie-Louise Connolly BBC News NI Health Correspondent What has been a daily Covid marker for more than two years has come to an end. Am I sad? Absolutely not. However, it is a significant moment in Northern Ireland's Covid-19 story. For more than two years, the Department of Health published the Covid-19 daily dashboard statistics online.

bbc.com ,  16 hours ago 3
Covid-19: An end to two years of statistics and BBC whiteboards

Irish chippers battered by 'perfect storm' of Covid-19 and Ukrainian war

They have warned that soaring costs caused by shortages of fish, potatoes, cooking oil, and flour are causing the unprecedented crisis for Ireland’s 450 chippers Chip shops battered by a “perfect storm” of Covid-19, inflation, and the war in Ukraine could suffer in a “tidal wave of closures”, industry experts fear.

dublinlive.ie ,  16 hours ago 1
Irish chippers battered by 'perfect storm' of Covid-19 and Ukrainian war

Chip shops battered by 'perfect storm' could suffer 'tidal wave of closures', experts fear

Soaring costs caused by shortages of fish, potatoes, cooking oil, and flour are causing an unprecedented crisis for Ireland’s 450 chippers Chip shops battered by a “perfect storm” of Covid-19, inflation, and the war in Ukraine could suffer in a “tidal wave of closures” with significant job losses, industry experts fear.

irishmirror.ie ,  17 hours ago 1
Chip shops battered by 'perfect storm' could suffer 'tidal wave of closures', experts fear

Number of daily Covid-19 admissions to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge comparable to mid-December

Latest data shows Addenbrooke’s Hospital admitted 59 patients with Covid-19 in the seven days to May 15. As of Tuesday (May 17), there were 41 patients in the Cambridge hospital with the virus, six of whom were in ventilation beds. The trend suggests the overall number in the hospital with Covid-19 has been falling since late March, although the average number of daily admissions - around seven in the middle of May - was comparable to the numbers being admitted in mid-December.

cambridgeindependent.co.uk ,  17 hours ago 0
Number of daily Covid-19 admissions to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge comparable to mid-December

Birmingham's five shopping arcades compared in pictures

A look at the five main shopping arcades in Birmingham with little more than two months to go before the start of the Commonwealth Games You've arrived from a foreign land and fancy going shopping in Birmingham city centre, so where will you go. You could head to the Bullring (with Selfridges) and the Mailbox (with Harvey Nichols) and take a walk down New Street towards the world's biggest Primark around the corner on High Street.

birminghammail.co.uk ,  18 hours ago 26
Birmingham's five shopping arcades compared in pictures

32 coronavirus patients being cared for in hospitals in county, figures show

32 coronavirus patients being cared for in hospitals in Cumbria, figures show NEW figures have revealed that hopitals in Cumbria are currently caring for 32 coronavirus patients. North Cumbria Integrated Care Trust was caring for 32 coronavirus patients in hospital as of Tuesday, figures show. NHS England data shows the number of people being treated in hospital for Covid-19 by 8am on May 17 was down from 59 on the same day the previous week.

newsandstar.co.uk ,  18 hours ago 2
32 coronavirus patients being cared for in hospitals in county, figures show

Latest Covid figures from Bristol's hospitals as Trust warns it is 'busy' with pandemic backlog

According to the latest government data, there are currently 51 people with Covid-19 being treated in hospitals across the city as of May 17 Despite Covid seeming somewhat of a thing of the past, people in Bristol are still being admitted to hospital with the virus. Figures published weekly show there are still Covid patients in ventilation beds months after restrictions were dropped.

bristolpost.co.uk ,  18 hours ago 0
Latest Covid figures from Bristol's hospitals as Trust warns it is 'busy' with pandemic backlog