England footballer Phil Jagielka's brother died after taking drugs

England footballer Phil Jagielka’s brother Steve, 43, died after taking cocaine and methadone, inquest hears as ex-wife pays tribute to former Shrewsbury Town star Steve Jagielka died after taking cocaine and methadone, an inquest has heard  The 43-year-old was found dead at his home in Rodington Heath, Shropshire Sale-born midfielder made more than 170 appearances for Shrewsbury … Continue reading England footballer Phil Jagielka's brother died after taking drugs

England marks Covid 'Freedom Day' amid surge in cases

London (CNN Business)The UK government’s decision to lift almost all remaining coronavirus restrictions in England on Monday was expected to deliver a windfall for businesses that have been hampered by social distancing rules. But a growing number of companies, including supermarkets and pubs, are now facing worker shortages that threaten their operations, as coronavirus infections… Continue reading England marks Covid 'Freedom Day' amid surge in cases

Weekly Covid deaths in England and Wales jump by 67%

Weekly Covid deaths in England and Wales rise by two-thirds to highest level since April as third wave surges Office for National Statistics data shows 176 people had Covid mentioned on their death certificates last week This was a surge of 66 per cent from the previous seven-day spell, and the most since April 30… Continue reading Weekly Covid deaths in England and Wales jump by 67%

Bank Of England Warns Increased Risk-Taking Has Manifested In The Price Volatility Of Bitcoin, Ethereum

The rapid price appreciation of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other crypto-assets is enough evidence that many investors are willing to take more investment risks. Bank of England published a report on the country’s financial stability noting that the increased risk appetite in crypto assets has also caused their high volatility. The fact that many institutions want… Continue reading Bank Of England Warns Increased Risk-Taking Has Manifested In The Price Volatility Of Bitcoin, Ethereum

Bank Of England Warns Increased Risk-Taking Has Manifested In The Price Volatility Of Bitcoin, Ethereum

The rapid price appreciation of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other crypto-assets is enough evidence that many investors are willing to take more investment risks. Bank of England published a report on the country’s financial stability noting that the increased risk appetite in crypto assets has also caused their high volatility. The fact that many institutions want… Continue reading Bank Of England Warns Increased Risk-Taking Has Manifested In The Price Volatility Of Bitcoin, Ethereum

Covid cases in England are THIRTEEN times higher in young than old

Covid cases in England are THIRTEEN times higher in young people compared to over-60s in more proof of ‘vaccine effect’ and infections rose in every town except three last week, official figures show PHE’s weekly surveillance report showed rates highest among people in their twenties at 614 per 100,000 Case rate among over-60s, most of whom are… Continue reading Covid cases in England are THIRTEEN times higher in young than old

Bank of England Proposes Regulation of Stablecoin Use As Payment Means

The Bank of England (BoE) stated that stablecoin payments should receive the same regulations as bank payments, if the former gains widespread adoption.  BoE Says Stablecoin Regulatory Framework Necessary in the UK According to Reuters on Monday (June 7, 2021), the BoE in a Discussion Paper, said that it was important to establish regulatory policies… Continue reading Bank of England Proposes Regulation of Stablecoin Use As Payment Means

Bank of England governor: Climate risks ‘not reflected in market prices of most financial assets’

The governor of the Bank of England has warned the risks of climate change are not reflected in the market prices of most financial assets. Andrew Bailey was speaking at the Reuters Responsible Business 2021 conference when he said physical risks, such as property damage, could lead to displacement and conflict. This could cut company… Continue reading Bank of England governor: Climate risks ‘not reflected in market prices of most financial assets’

Covid deaths in England and Wales fall to lowest levels in six months

Weekly Covid deaths in England and Wales fall to lowest levels in six months with one in 20 fatalities now down to the virus – but officials warn the Easter break has affected the numbers Office for National Statistics data showed 400 Covid deaths were registered in seven days to April 2 Fatalities from the… Continue reading Covid deaths in England and Wales fall to lowest levels in six months

Bank of England upgrades its outlook for the UK economy

The Bank of England voiced cautious optimism about the UK’s economic outlook in the wake of a sharp fall in coronavirus infections and the rapid rollout of the nation’s COVID-19 vaccination program. In a statement, the policymaking Monetary Policy Committee noted some “positive” recent economic developments as it kept the bank’s main interest rate unchanged… Continue reading Bank of England upgrades its outlook for the UK economy

NHS England boss tells MPs health service staff were expecting bigger pay rise than government’s 1% offer

Health service staff were expecting a bigger pay rise than the 1% offered by the government, the head of NHS England has said. Sir Simon Stevens told MPs that previous plans had budgeted for a 2.1% salary increase this year. Live COVID updates from the UK and around the world The government’s proposal for a… Continue reading NHS England boss tells MPs health service staff were expecting bigger pay rise than government’s 1% offer

Coronavirus variants should not derail English lockdown easing, says health official

FILE PHOTO: Commuters travel by underground inside an almost empty train, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in London, Britain, January 5, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File PhotoLONDON (Reuters) – The emergence of new variants of the coronavirus should not derail a plan to start easing a nationwide lockdown in England over the coming weeks, Public Health… Continue reading Coronavirus variants should not derail English lockdown easing, says health official

1m in North West of England told get a test if you have a runny nose

One million people in Liverpool, Preston and Lancashire are told to get a Covid test NOW if they have runny nose in hunt for South African strain that could beat vaccines Comes after over 40 cases of altered strain of original virus found in North West Normally, Brits told only to get tested if they… Continue reading 1m in North West of England told get a test if you have a runny nose

Lockdown in England to be widened as COVID variant spreads

London: Britain will extend the time between doses to roll out its newly authorised Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine to more the population faster, as the toughest set of restrictions were widened to three-quarters of England. However, the government has resisted calls to close schools and said students would return to the classroom next week, despite a… Continue reading Lockdown in England to be widened as COVID variant spreads

Coronavirus cases in England fell by more than a quarter in lockdown

Lockdown DID work and coronavirus cases in England fell by more than a quarter, official study shows – but they didn’t come down in all parts of the country 1,299 positive tests out of 160,000 people from November 13 to December 3 – or 94 cases per 10,000 people This was a drop from the previous… Continue reading Coronavirus cases in England fell by more than a quarter in lockdown

England 'won't know if Christmas can happen until end of NOVEMBER'

Families could be banned from mixing for MONTHS even if lockdown is lifted, health chief predicts – as minister warns England won’t know ‘for weeks’ if Christmas can go ahead Public Health chief warned Tier 1 might have to be upgraded to stop households mixing after lockdown ends  Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick warned that no… Continue reading England 'won't know if Christmas can happen until end of NOVEMBER'

England boss Gareth Southgate has been secretly battling coronavirus

England boss Gareth Southgate has been secretly battling coronavirus after self-isolating in his North Yorkshire home Gareth Southgate, 50, got symptoms and tested positive around October 25 A subsequent test – after he isolated at home for 10 days – came back negative Small number knew Southgate tested positive and England players were in dark  England… Continue reading England boss Gareth Southgate has been secretly battling coronavirus

Bentley To Go Full Electric By 2030

Bentley Motors, the century-old British luxury car maker, is gearing to go fully electric by 2030. The move is part of the company’s “Beyond100” strategy and comes as the auto industry is shifting from fossil fuel-powered transportation to electric vehicles. Bentley aims to evolve from the world’s largest producer of 12-cylinder petrol engines to having… Continue reading Bentley To Go Full Electric By 2030

Shielding is back in England as at-risk people urged to stay home

Shielding is BACK: Government urges vulnerable people and over-70s to ‘stay at home at all times’ during lockdown except for exercise or medical appointments Department of Health issued stern warning today as second wave rumbles on Officials said in October they had wanted to switch to ‘soft advice’ But vulnerable people are now advised not… Continue reading Shielding is back in England as at-risk people urged to stay home

Bank of England talks negative interest rates in best ‘ad’ for Bitcoin

Bitcoin (BTC) is getting its best “advertisement” once more as another major central bank floats the idea of charging people to save their money. As Bloomberg reported quoting minutes of a meeting held Thursday, the Bank of England (BoE) has become the latest central bank to discuss negative interest rates. Negative rates “would drive BTC… Continue reading Bank of England talks negative interest rates in best ‘ad’ for Bitcoin

Care homes in England bore the brunt of UK coronavirus deaths

Care homes in England bore the brunt of UK coronavirus deaths, new figures show Mortality rates rose to more than twice their normal level at the pandemic’s peak There were 79 per cent more care home deaths in the first 16 weeks of the crisis There has been much criticism of the apparent early failure… Continue reading Care homes in England bore the brunt of UK coronavirus deaths

Bank of England Joins Key Roundtable on Central Bank Digital Currency Design

The Bank of England will take part in a key meeting tomorrow to discuss central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and their possible infrastructural designs. Hosted by global central banking think tank, the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF), on Aug. 19, the roundtable will involve the BoE’s senior fintech specialist, Simon Scorer, alongside delegates… Continue reading Bank of England Joins Key Roundtable on Central Bank Digital Currency Design

Bank of England offers some better news but warns of economic ‘scarring’

Let’s start with the good news. And it might sound a little odd, given we’re facing a deep recession and a sharp rise in unemployment, to be talking about good news. But still, the Bank of England’s latest forecasts for the economy over the coming year or two are unexpectedly more optimistic than most of… Continue reading Bank of England offers some better news but warns of economic ‘scarring’

McDonald’s in England offering drive-thru coronavirus testing

Would you like to supersize that nasal swab? A McDonald’s in Leicester, England, has taken on a new purpose: providing drive-thru COVID-19 tests. “This week McDonald’s handed over use of its Meridian Business Park Drive-Thru in Leicester for use by DHU Healthcare for COVID-19 testing for NHS workers,” a McDonald’s spokesman told The Sun. “Despite… Continue reading McDonald’s in England offering drive-thru coronavirus testing