Coronavirus: Cummings row raises fears over future of lockdown

The PM's decision to back his chief aide's lockdown trip to Durham has sparked fears that the government's coronavirus message will be undermined. Some Tory backbenchers have called for Dominic Cummings to resign to ensure public confidence in future measures. The row comes as plans to further ease lockdown restrictions will be discussed at a…

Coronavirus: Dominic Cummings defends 260-mile lockdown trip

The PM's top aide Dominic Cummings says he did the "right thing" by travelling 260 miles to be near relatives during the coranavirus lockdown - adding that he did not care what it looked like. Mr Cummings is facing calls to resign over the journey, which he made with his wife who had Covid-19 symptoms.…

Ethiopia is limiting cash withdrawals.

Ethiopia’s central bank has issued a directive limiting cash withdrawals for individuals and businesses. It said the move is aimed at tackling tax evasion and encouraging a more efficient use of cash. Under the directive, individual Ethiopians cannot withdraw more than 200,000 birr ($5,800; £ 4,700) a day. The ceiling for total withdrawals in a…

Mental health support is available in Bedfordshire during coronavirus lockdown-NHS

Worries about health, finances and the future are the most frequent coronavirus lockdown concerns people are sharing with the NHS talking therapies service for Bedfordshire. Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service provides talking therapies and self-help strategies for adults experiencing issues including low mood, anxiety or insomnia and is also providing support for people with coronavirus concerns. The…

The congestion charge in London is to increase by 30% next month.

The congestion charge in London is to increase by 30% next month and will be enforced seven days a week, as the mayor of London struggles to pay for the transport system. The congestion charge in London is to increase by 30% next month and will be enforced seven days a week, as the mayor…
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