'Significant concerns' about Leicester factories' work practices
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'Significant concerns' about Leicester factories' work practices

The Health Secretary Matt Hancock has admitted he has “significant concerns” about workplace practices at clothing factories in Leicester – which may have led to the current city lockdown. Mr Hancock made the comments to Sophy Ridge on Sunday Sky Programe, after The Sunday Times reported allegations that employees in Leicester’s Jaswal Fashions factory were […]

The regions fighting hard to avoid a local lockdown
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Hancock has 'significant concerns' about Leicester clothing factories

England Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said he has “quite significant concerns” about employment practices at clothing factories in Leicester amid reports one paid its staff less than the minimum wage. Mr Hancock also told Sky’s Sophy Ridge On Sunday programme there had been coronavirus outbreaks at food and clothing producers in the city, as […]

No explanation for Leicester coronavirus outbreak says PHE
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No explanation for Leicester coronavirus outbreak says PHE

The rapid rise of coronavirus cases in Leicester could have been driven by community transmission rather than caused by a specific outbreak, a report has found. Public Health England found “no explanatory outbreaks in care homes, hospital settings, or industrial processes” after the rise in infections led to the UK’s first local lockdown. Health Secretary […]

Tough new Leicester lockdown rules and 36 places it could happen next
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Tough new Leicester lockdown rules and 36 places it could happen next

Harsher restrictions are coming into force in Leicester following a surge in the number of coronavirus cases in the city. Non-essential shops will be closed from Tuesday, the day Prime Minister Boris Johnson looks to shift focus to the recovery from the pandemic with a multi-billion pound “new deal” for infrastructure projects, and schools will […]

Downing Street plays down prospect of Leicester roads being sealed off
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Downing Street plays down prospect of Leicester roads being sealed off

Downing Street has played down the prospect of roadblocks being set up to seal off entire areas where there were localised coronavirus outbreaks. The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said: “The sorts of things we have talked about in the road map were, for example, closing down particular schools or particular groups of schools, potentially limiting […]