Latest R rate for UK as coronavirus cases continue to fall

Latest R rate for UK as coronavirus cases continue to fall

The reproduction rate, or R-value, of coronavirus transmission in the UK is now between 0.8 and 1. The weekly update has been released by the Government Office for Science and the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergency (Sage). Last week, the R number was between 0.9 and 1 – meaning this…

Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for every local authority area in England

Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for every local authority area in England

Here is Friday’s update of the rolling seven-day rate of new cases of Covid-19 for every local authority area in England. The figures, for the seven days to November 30, are based on tests carried out in laboratories (pillar one of the Government’s testing programme) and in the wider community…

Celebrities lead latest bid to block planned deportation flight to Jamaica

Celebrities lead latest bid to block planned deportation flight to Jamaica

Supermodel Naomi Campbell and actress Thandie Newton are among a host of celebrities urging airlines not to operate a deportation flight to Jamaica next week. In an open letter addressed to the bosses of multiple airlines, including Hi Fly, Titan Airways and TUI UK and Ireland, more than 90 high-profile…

Warning over latest Instagram password scam

Warning over latest Instagram password scam

Instagram users are becoming the target of a new scam with the aim of finding out their personal information. There have been numerous reports this week of “random text messages sent to account holders asking to reset their passwords.” The message is not from Instagram – and is likely a…