Brits defying holiday quarantine threat as Ryanair reports bookings surge

Brits defying holiday quarantine threat as Ryanair reports bookings surge

Sunseeking British people ignore the government’s quarantine proposals and book holidays abroad. Spain and Portugal appear to be the most popular destinations, with airlines reporting a wave of bookings with Ryanair, expecting Boris Johnson to lift plans to impose the two-week blockage on anyone returning from abroad to the UK, which will enter into force … Read more

High Street Covid antibody tests temporarily banned

High Street Covid antibody tests temporarily banned

High street tests for antibodies designed to tell you if you have had the new coronavirus have been temporarily banned by UK regulators. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has told retailers to stop selling and delivering the tests, and has told labs to stop processing the blood samples. MHRA Device Director Graeme … Read more

New scheme offers solicitors advice over Zoom during lockdown

New scheme offers solicitors advice over Zoom during lockdown

A new schedule has been launched that gives families access to lawyers via WhatsApp, Skype or FaceTime – at a much cheaper flat rate. The scheme will help those looking to settle their finances after a divorce or going to court for child schemes, but will avoid being hit by legal bills. Founded by charities … Read more

Two-metre rule could be scrapped to get pubs reopened, says Boris

Two-metre rule could be scrapped to get pubs reopened, says Boris

The Prime Minister has asked scientists to review the two-meter social distance rule to see if it can be reduced to help public transportation and the hospitality industry. Boris Johnson, who appeared on the Commons Liaison Committee on Wednesday, told MPs that members of the Emergency Scientific Advisory Group (Sage) had been told to revise … Read more

The Highway Code regulations that frequently catch out motorists

The Highway Code regulations that frequently catch out motorists

The Highway Code has over 300 rules and regulations designed to protect British motorists on the country’s roads. There are much lesser known road safety laws. And since news of Dominic Cummings’ lockdown trip to Durham was revealed, there has been much speculation about claims that he used a ride to a local beauty salon … Read more

Newsnight's Emily says it was her decision not to host after Cummings row

Newsnight's Emily says it was her decision not to host after Cummings row

Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis says she has been “ overwhelmed ” by viewer support, but insists that it was her decision not to host the show the night after her controversial Dominic Cummings monologue. The BBC ruled that the presenter’s comments to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s chief adviser violated impartiality rules. Her absence led to suggestions … Read more