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Plan buildings with better ventilation to prevent future Covid-like outbreaks, say experts

Scientists call for paradigm shift on scale of London’s response to cholera outbreaks of the 1800s Scientists say the Covid-19 pandemic should serve as a wake-up call for the biggest overhaul of urban planning for public health in almost 200 years.Writing in an article published in the journal Science on Thursday, epidemiologists say governments must intervene to enforce better ventilation as part of the planning code for public buildings, in order to prevent future pandemics.

independent.co.uk ,  56min 0
Plan buildings with better ventilation to prevent future Covid-like outbreaks, say experts

Grenfell housing boss ‘did not act’ on recommendations from Lakanal blaze

The Lakanal House fire in Southwark, south London, on July 3 2009 claimed the lives of six people A former senior housing official for Grenfell Tower’s landlords did not check on if recommendations were followed in the wake of a fatal fire at another housing block in 2009, an inquiry heard on Thursday.

independent.co.uk ,  2h 0
Grenfell housing boss ‘did not act’ on recommendations from Lakanal blaze

Vaccine second doses could be rushed forward for millions to fight India variant

The government has released an action plan to tackle surging cases of the India Covid variant - and says bringing forward second vaccine doses to earlier than 12 weeks is one option under consideration Second doses for millions of people could be rushed forward in efforts to stem the rise of the Indian coronavirus variant.

mirror.co.uk ,  2h 0
Vaccine second doses could be rushed forward for millions to fight India variant

Weather forecast, alerts and UVB index for London, Friday 14 May 2021

This is the weather forecast for London today.Your daily weather forecast for London.Overview for Friday 14 May 2021 After a dry and bright start, the clouds will bubble up to give the risk of some showers, especially during the afternoon.Generally fewer showers than preceding days.

thelondoneconomic.com ,  3h 0
Weather forecast, alerts and UVB index for London, Friday 14 May 2021

‘Virtual’ Chelsea Flower Show takes place again to fill gardening calendar gap

The online show will feature garden tours and demos and inspiration for growing plants as the physical event has been postponed to September.Trevor Nelson, Jo Wiley and Raymond Blanc will be among those sharing their passion for plants as the virtual Chelsea Flower Show takes place again, the Royal Horticultural Society said.

expressandstar.com ,  4h 0
‘Virtual’ Chelsea Flower Show takes place again to fill gardening calendar gap

Half of students rated as ‘disadvantaged’ not from low-income background – study

A measure used by universities to spot socio-economic disadvantage is “not effective” at identifying poorer students who need support, a report suggests.Nearly half (48%) of students classified as “disadvantaged” under the Polar measure – which assesses whether a young person comes from an area with low participation in higher education- are not from a low-income background, according to the Sutton Trust report.

pressandjournal.co.uk ,  4h 0
Half of students rated as ‘disadvantaged’ not from low-income background – study

Natural History Museum aims to be ‘digital’ attraction to reach new audiences

The Natural History Museum hopes to become a “digital museum” in an effort to engage with new audiences, an official for the attraction has said.Clare Matterson, executive director of engagement at the London venue, said the museum’s online content has proved “incredibly popular” during the pandemic and has been a “lifeline” for some.

belfasttelegraph.co.uk ,  14h 0
Natural History Museum aims to be ‘digital’ attraction to reach new audiences

London Tube and Overground changes on May 15 and 16

Trains will be busier on some lines before and after the FA Cup final at Wembley The weekend is upon us, and that means there are planned works that may affect your journey if you're heading into London.There will be no service on some London Underground and Overground lines, and changes to bus services due to roadworks.

hertfordshiremercury.co.uk ,  4h 0
London Tube and Overground changes on May 15 and 16

The Chase fans joke EastEnders' Kat Slater has jumped ship for ITV

Viewers of The Chase noticed a resemblance between one of tonight's contestants and EastEnders icon Kat Slater The Chase viewers couldn't help but notice that one of the contestants was a doppelganger of EastEnders star Jessie Wallace.The contestant, named Andrea, is a makeup artist from Harrow in northwest London and was the first person up on Thursday night's show.

irishmirror.ie ,  4h 0
The Chase fans joke EastEnders' Kat Slater has jumped ship for ITV

Tom Cruise poses for a socially-distanced selfie with fans as he lands via helicopter for Mission: Impossible 7 filming in the outskirts of London

He reportedly recently had to call security to deal with trespassers breaking into the huge Mission: Impossible 7 set in Yorkshire.Yet Tom Cruise appeared in good spirits on Wednesday as he posed for a socially-distanced selfie with fans after landing via helicopter in the outskirts of London.

dailymail.co.uk ,  4h 1
Tom Cruise poses for a socially-distanced selfie with fans as he lands via helicopter for Mission: Impossible 7 filming in the outskirts of London

Olivia Rodrigo confides in Uber drivers with her ‘trauma and insecurities’

If you want to know all of Olivia Rodrigo’s darkest secrets, just share an Uber with her.The drivers license chart-topper admits she is a backseat blabbermouth and treats her rides like the therapist’s couch.‘I’ve always been such an oversharer,’ said the 18-year-old.

metro.co.uk ,  4h 0
Olivia Rodrigo confides in Uber drivers with her ‘trauma and insecurities’

US stocks rebound following inflation scare

Rebound comes despite worries that soaring inflation could trigger interest rate rises LONDON: US stocks rebounded on Thursday, a day after slumping on worries that soaring US inflation could trigger interest rate rises sooner than expected, and in turn harm global economic recovery.Focus was also on bitcoin, which resumed sharp falls after Tesla’s Elon Musk stopped allowing people to pay for his electric cars with the cryptocurrency.

arabnews.com ,  5h 0
US stocks rebound following inflation scare

How big is Bitcoin’s carbon footprint?

Concerns mount about the way bitcoin is ‘mined’ using fossil fuels LONDON: Tesla boss Elon Musk’s sudden u-turn over accepting bitcoin to buy his electric vehicles has thrust the cryptocurrency’s energy usage into the headlights.Some Tesla investors, along with environmentalists, have been increasingly critical about the way bitcoin is “mined” using vast amounts of electricity generated with fossil fuels.

arabnews.com ,  5h 0
How big is Bitcoin’s carbon footprint?

Could the Indian variant derail our exit plan? Your vital questions answered as new Covid mutant spreads

What's going on?Cases of a coronavirus variant first detected in India are rising in the UK, potentially threatening the lockdown-easing roadmap.B.1.617.2 has been upgraded by Public Health England from a variant under investigation (VUI) to a variant of concern (VOC).

dailymail.co.uk ,  5h 0
Could the Indian variant derail our exit plan? Your vital questions answered as new Covid mutant spreads

Calls for vaccine blitz to save summer jabbing all adults in variant-hit areas

A Covid vaccine blitz is needed to save summer, opposition leaders say, with calls for all adults in areas hit by the Indian variant to be jabbed to stop the spread Boris Johnson faces demands to vaccinate all adults in areas where Covid-19 cases are rising.The Indian variant is blamed for a spike in cases in Bolton, London, Glasgow and Bedford.

mirror.co.uk ,  5h 0
Calls for vaccine blitz to save summer jabbing all adults in variant-hit areas

Why DID Chippy give Tories the chop? It's the Cotswold idyll beloved of celebrities, yet suddenly - amid fears of a house-building boom

Chipping Norton has become a constellation of political and media luminaries Celebrities divide their time between London and farm-style homes in 'Chippy' They include the Beckhams, Jeremy Clarkson, Amanda Holden and Alex James But Chipping Norton has bucked the national trend and swung hard to the Left Labour swept the board in the elections and took David Cameron's former seat Hartlepool it is not.

dailymail.co.uk ,  5h 4
Why DID Chippy give Tories the chop? It's the Cotswold idyll beloved of celebrities, yet suddenly - amid fears of a house-building boom

Officers are 'society's punchbags' due to changing Covid laws, says Police Federation chair

Police Federation chair John Apter told LBC's Iain Dale that officers have become 'society's punchbag' due to the Government's ever-changing Covid legislation.Attacks on police in London have risen by a staggering 40% the coronavirus lockdown, statistics have shown.Met Police 2020 figures showed 2,027 assaults on officers were recorded between May and July, a 38% increase compared with the same period in the previous year.

lbc.co.uk ,  5h 0
Officers are 'society's punchbags' due to changing Covid laws, says Police Federation chair

Location, Location, Location - News, views, gossip, pictures, video

Location, Location, Location fans slam couple with £750k budget over 'obscene' demands Location, Location, Location viewers were left furious as a couple demanded two bathrooms and guest space in London with a budget of just £750k, and compared London prices to Wales Kirstie Allsopp brands Phil Spencer a 'total idiot' as he takes couple to view sold house Kirstie Allsopp mocked Phil Spencer on Location, Location, Location after the host tried to take a couple to view a house which had been sold hours earlier Kirstie Allsopp urges people to 'stop rushing to buy homes' in 'scarily heated' market The property expert said people are 'fighting over' mediocre houses that would ordinary not sell for more than the asking price - and urged people to consider what would happen if interest rates shot up and they were called back into the office Couples who ditched city life to live in converted buses and how they saved a fortune From a London double deck bus to a converted American school vehicle, meet the three couples who say their luxury conversions provide a better lifestyle - complete with goats Kirstie Allsopp hits back at claims she broke lockdown rules by driving to Devon Kirstie Allsop has said that she didn't break lockdown rules earlier in the year as she was making a 'responsible decision' that would stop others being infected Generation Z is embracing organised homes in lockdown thanks to Mrs Hinch Cleaning superstar Mrs Hinch, lifestyle guru Marie Kondo and Netflix home organisers The Home Edit have soared in popularity in recent years and generation Z are taking the plunge Backlash after Kirstie Allsopp says office workers should 'prove their worth' to bosses Millionaire TV host Kirstie Allsopp has been blasted on social media after she said that office workers should be rushing back to work spaces to prove they are good staff Kirstie Allsopp says burying her mother in the back garden was complete 'carnage' Television presenter Kirstie Allsopp laid her beloved mother, Lady Fiona Hindlip, to rest in a small plot of her Dorset garden as per her dying wishes Kirstie Allsopp made house hunter cry before Location episode even started EXCLUSIVE: The star of CH4's Location, Location, Location star is renowned for her no-nonsense approach with dithering TV house hunters but insists she’s not to blame for her terse on-screen image Kirstie Allsopp slams claims she fled to holiday home in Devon with coronavirus symptoms Telly presenter Kirstie Allsopp has insisted she didn't move to her holiday home in the country days after revealing her partner Ben had tested positive for Covid-19 and developing symptoms herself Kirstie Allsopp leads showbiz backlash against 'childish' Meghan Markle after Wimbledon 'nightmare' Celebrities including Kirstie Allsopp, Tatum O'Neil and Piers Morgan are leading the backlash after Meghan Markle was labelled 'childish' for banning pictures Location, Location, Location fans fume over ungrateful couple with £800,000 budget Kirstie Allsopp hits out as she's branded 'worst passenger' by Love Island air-hostess Kirstie Allsopp has now responded after being slammed as the 'worst celeb passenger' by Love Island flight attendant Amy Hart One in four homeowners regret buying in the area they now live in Families with children are particularly likely to feel remorse over compromising on location, a report by Which?

mirror.co.uk ,  5h 0
Location, Location, Location - News, views, gossip, pictures, video