Licences revoked for breaching Covid rules

Licences revoked for breaching Covid rules

Following a full review of two premises licences, a nightclub and a restaurant, both in Birmingham, have had their licences revoked following a number of Covid-19 legislation breaches. Nakira, at 121 Suffolk Street Queensway, in the city centre, was subject to a full review at a Licensing Sub Committee hearing on 23 October 2020. Police called for…

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England and Wales record HUGE drop in theft, robbery during Covid-19 lockdown, but domestic crimes rise – govt data

England and Wales record HUGE drop in theft, robbery during Covid-19 lockdown, but domestic crimes rise – govt data

Theft offenses and robbery fell by over 40 percent in England and Wales during the early months of the UK’s coronavirus lockdown, while domestic violence has surged, new official figures have revealed. Total crime recorded by police fell four percent to around 5.8 million offenses in the 12 months ending June 2020, the Office of…

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Crime falls by five per cent in the West Midlands

Crime falls by five per cent in the West Midlands

Crime in the West Midlands fell over the last year, with big reductions in burglary and theft. The statistics cover the 12 months ending in June this year, so include several weeks of lockdown, and show an overall drop in crime of five per cent. Burglary of homes saw a drop of 23 per cent,…

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UK regional police chief says cops will INTERVENE if family Christmas celebrations break Covid rules, angering Britons

UK regional police chief says cops will INTERVENE if family Christmas celebrations break Covid rules, angering Britons

Enraged Britons have taken to Twitter after the chief of West Midlands Police said officers would break up festive family celebrations for violating lockdown rules. The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson said on Tuesday in an interview with the Telegraph newspaper that his officers would be ready to break up Christmas celebrations…

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UK Covid death toll passes 60,000 for the first time

UK Covid death toll passes 60,000 for the first time

The total number of deaths across the UK linked to the novel coronavirus has now hit 61,116, according to figures reported by the three main health agencies in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. The number of Covid deaths in England and Wales has doubled every fortnight, up from 139 in September to 321 two…

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HMP inmates have sentences extended for phones in their cell

HMP inmates have sentences extended for phones in their cell

Two convicted criminals have had their sentences extended after mobile phones were found in their prison cell. Tesfa Bernard-Wheeler was due for release after serving 12 months for a violent disorder outside a Walsall nightclub in December 2019, but will now serve a further six months after an Alcatel Smart phone was found in a…

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Coronavirus antibodies wane after initial wave, casting doubt over immunity hopes – UK study

Coronavirus antibodies wane after initial wave, casting doubt over immunity hopes – UK study

New research has found that coronavirus antibodies drop substantially over a short period following the initial wave of infection, casting yet more doubt over the possibility of herd immunity. A major study led by Imperial College London, involving 365,000 participants in England and conducted between 20 June and 28 September, showed the number of people…

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Halloween cancelled! Trick or treating banned in England’s high-risk coronavirus areas

Halloween cancelled! Trick or treating banned in England’s high-risk coronavirus areas

Coronavirus has cancelled Halloween for thousands of people in England, as those in areas with Tier 3 restrictions won’t be able to go trick or treating or mix with other households indoors or in private outdoor spaces. Ahead of Halloween, Nadhim Zahawi, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business and Industry, told LBC radio that “it’s…

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Household Recycling Centres set to switch to winter opening hours from 1 November

Household Recycling Centres set to switch to winter opening hours from 1 November

Birmingham residents are being reminded that opening hours at the city’s recycling centres are about to change for the winter. A Household Recycling Centre From 1 November, until the end of March 2021, the city’s five Household Recycling Centres (HRCs), operated by Veolia, will be open as follows: Winter opening hours Location Monday to Friday…

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Protections for working parents eligible for childcare support

Protections for working parents eligible for childcare support

Eligibility extended for parents eligible for 30 hours and Tax-Free Childcare offers Working parents who are on the Government’s coronavirus support schemes will still be eligible for childcare support even if their income falls below the minimum threshold requirement. The Government has confirmed that from Sunday 1 November, eligible working parents who receive support through…

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