JUL
30

UK News

Shriever takes BMX gold as GB claim...Pregnant women urged to get jab as...Esther Dingley: Remains confirmed as...Drug deaths in Scotland reach new...Walking and biking prioritised in...Russian module mishap destabilises...Club night deletes NHS Covid pass...Storm Evert: Strong winds and heavy...Turkey fires: Blazes threaten...Ardoyne baby death: Woman charged...Hong Kong: First person jailed under...Olympics: The hidden sight of...The Papers: 'No jab, no job' threat...Rapper ENNY talks sexual consent in...Cheerleader Sarah Frei's fight back...Are America's unvaccinated changing...Disease killing 'Europe's oldest'...Mikey Poulli: The young blind...In pictures: International Tiger Day...‘I'm black, my partner's white -...China warns UK as carrier strike...'I was asked how often I use the...The Strokes Is This It at 20: Nudes,...Dressage: How to make a horse danceThe seaweed farmers with high hopes...The fungus and bacteria tackling...Covid and a coup: The double crisis...Djokovic's 'Golden Slam' hopes ended...Tokyo Olympics: History-making BMX &...Tokyo Olympics: Alexander Zverev...Tokyo Olympics: Duncan Scott wins...British and Irish Lions: Rassie...Tokyo Olympics golf: Team Ireland's...Tokyo Olympics: Bethany Shriever...Tokyo Olympics: Bryony Page wins...Tokyo Olympics: Simone Biles...Tokyo Olympics: Ben Whittaker and...Tokyo Olympics: Dina Asher-Smith...Tokyo Olympics: Duncan Scott wins...Shriever wins historic BMX racing goldTokyo Olympics: GB men's eight take...Hong Kong crowd booing China's...Dina Asher Smith begins women's 100m...Tokyo Olympics: GB's rower Vicky...Tokyo Olympics: Medal table - which...Tokyo Olympics: Day-by-day guide to...Tokyo Olympics: Take a tour of the...Covid-19 in the UK: How many...'Covid passports': How can the NHS...Covid symptoms: Is it a cold or...The EU vaccine 'passport' and what...Covid: What do under-30s need to...Coronavirus: How does the NHS...Coronavirus: Four numbers that...Covid: Who has to self-isolate,...Beta coronavirus variant: What is...Covid passports: How do they work...What are the holiday rules for...Covid rules: What has changed?What are the travel rules for Spain,...What are the rules and guidance for...Lockdown muscle loss: Five ways to...Long Covid: What is it and what are...Covid vaccines: How fast is progress...Covid vaccine: How many people in...Covid: Which children are being...Care homes worst hit by Covid –...Covid map: Coronavirus cases,...Tokyo Olympic Games: When are they...Covid: Why is social distancing...Covid: When will I get the vaccine?Covid-19: Five ways to avoid...Coronavirus cure: What progress are...
BBC NewsBBC SportLambeth on TwitteriPlayerDir EnqsMapTrainsTVTraffic LambethWeatherFinancial Markets
The Community Info for Elmcourt School not only gives you instant access to live national and local news but local information, services and reviews around Elmcourt School. There is also everything 'you didn't know you didn't know'!

Tip! - Try entering your own postcode into the Your Location box (top right) and all the local links currently set for SE27 9BZ will relocate for you anywhere in the UK. This can be especially useful for when you are travelling or on holiday! Crucially, although you are on the NEWS profile at the moment, you could also use the White Profile buttons to choose another profile like Elmcourt School Area or Sport or Shopping or Faith ...... Whatever you choose elmcourtschoollondon 2day will look different and current everyday!
 

BBC Front Page News

Shriever takes BMX gold as GB claim six medals

Bethany Shriever claims BMX gold and Kye White silver as Duncan Scott and Luke Greenbank add to Great Britain's swimming medal haul.

Covid-19 pandemic: Japan widens emergency over 'frightening' spike

The Olympics host is facing record Covid case numbers, fuelled by the virulent Delta strain.

Pregnant women urged to get jab as majority unvaccinated

Estimates suggest hundreds of thousands of pregnant women in England have not yet had the vaccine.

Esther Dingley: Remains confirmed as those of missing hiker

Esther Dingley disappeared in the Pyrenees mountains in November.

BBC news for London

Euro 2020: More people sought over Wembley final disorder

Officers have been examining CCTV footage in an attempt to identify and track down culprits.

Harvey Price: Met officers probed over 'inappropriate' WhatsApp messages

Katie Price calls for eight police officers to be sacked amid allegations they made comments about her son.

Convicted terrorist found driving London bin lorries jailed

Andrew Rowe drove nine different vehicles as part of his work at Hammersmith and Fulham Council.

Marcus Coutain: Knee-on-neck arrest PC will not face disciplinary action

Footage showed Marcus Coutain asking an officer to "get off my neck" during his arrest in July 2020.

AskTen - Nine things you may not have noticed last week!

1. How to make meetings more productive. We are spending too much precious work time attending unproductive meetings. For most leaders and managers, meetings take up at least 20 hours every week; meetings merge into one another, and on it goes. READ MORE >>

2. PM calls for caution on ‘freedom day’. Boris Johnson has urged people to exercise caution as most restrictions on social contact are lifted in England. From today, nightclubs can reopen, there are no limits on how many people can meet or attend events and table service will not be required in pubs and restaurants. Masks will no longer be required by law. There are warnings cases will surge, with UK infections - currently at about 50,000 a day – expected to reach 200,000 a day later in the summer. The Times

3. Sunak may push budget into 2022. The chancellor may delay the Budget until 2022 to allow time for the Treasury to consider the economic impact of the third Covid wave and winding down the furlough scheme. It would be the third year in a row that plans for the autumn package were postponed. A surge in inflation means the chancellor faces an extra £10bn in interest payments over the next two years. About a quarter of governmental debt, around £460bn, is tied to the retail price index measure of inflation, so the Treasury must pay out more money to savers and investors when prices rise. Prices in June were up 3.9% on the year and the index appears to be rising steeply. The Daily Telegraph

4. Covid app ‘pings through walls’. Neighbours are being told to self-isolate because the NHS Test and Trace app is “pinging” people through walls. Sources close to the Test and Trace team say the Bluetooth signal used by the app is strong enough to penetrate walls. There are fears that a “pingdemic” will bring businesses, transport and schools to standstill, after more than half a million alerts were sent by the app last week alone. The Daily Telegraph

5. High street enjoys record quarter. Growth in high street sales between April and June made it the best three months on record, industry data has revealed. The British Retail Consortium – the trade body that represents retailers – said warmer weather, people holidaying in the UK and the start of the Euro 2020 tournament powered higher spending. It said retail sales were 13.1% higher in June than in the same month two years ago, while the total for the second quarter of 2021 was 10.4% up on the same three-month period of 2019. The Guardian

 

6. Fined for dumping. Southern Water has been fined a record £90m for deliberately dumping billions of litres of raw sewage into protected seas over several years, for its own financial gain. Over nearly six years, the water company poured a total of between 16bn and 21bn litres of untreated sewage into the seas off north Kent and Hampshire, so as to avoid financial penalties and the cost of upgrading and maintaining infrastructure. Daily Mail

7. Aspirin linked to cancer survival. Taking aspirin alongside conventional treatments may reduce the risk of cancer patients dying by 20%, a new analysis has found. The researchers, at Cardiff University, also found that the painkiller appeared to reduce the risk of the cancer spreading within the body. Their review covered 118 earlier studies, involving patients with 18 different cancers. The 250,000 patients who had reported taking aspirin (as a supplement to other treatments) had a 20% reduced mortality rate. The lead researcher said: “There is now a considerable body of evidence to suggest a significant reduction in mortality in patients who take aspirin.” BBC

8. Last week in the City. The UK inflation rate hit 2.5% in the year to June, the highest for nearly three years, topping the Bank of England’s 2% target for the second month running. The upward tick is likely to fuel debate about interest rate rises. Consumer prices in the US rose by 0.9% from May-June - the largest monthly gain since 2008. BBC

9. Should you work at the weekend? Changes wrought by the pandemic have led to many reassessing their relationship with work. With support for a four-day work week rising, and even sectors traditionally associated with long hours, such as investment banking, seeing shifting attitudes, is the tide turning? What do you think? Have your say in our poll. VOTE HERE >>

10. The bottom line. Data from the ONS has revealed that the average UK house price rose by over 20% between the Brexit referendum in June 2016 and March 2021, from £212,887 to £256,405. Financial Times

This Microportal is built on the 2day Microportals platform which provides you with 3 click access to local and global information crucial both to your personal and working life. The platform provides live local data on transport, what's on, accommodation, eating out, shopping, sport, religion and weather as well as comprehensive reference and resource sections including TV, radio, online shopping, route planning, health, education and more.

We are not responsible for the content of external internet sites to which any 2day supported sites are linked. We do not share any contact information with other providers. We use cookies to make our site work efficiently. More information on privacy and cookies.

Copyright © 2004–2021 2day Microportals, East Quither Farm, Milton Abbot, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 0PZ, UK.