Expert comment and analysis on the latest UK news, with headlines from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
Test and trace programme 'hit by more problems' on day two
Contact tracers say they are still encountering technical difficulties and other problems, including delayed pay, on the second day of the track and trace scheme.
Fri, 29 May 2020 11:13:00 +0100
No further action over death of rail worker from COVID-19 after 'spitting attack'
British Transport Police (BTP) say no further action will be taken after a train ticket collector who was allegedly spat at died with coronavirus.
Fri, 29 May 2020 15:43:00 +0100
Current lockdown plans are 'confusing' for the vulnerable millions shielding, govt warned
Millions of vulnerable people shielding during the coronavirus outbreak must get more clarity about when their lives can start to return to normal as lockdown across the UK eases, a group of charities has demanded.
Fri, 29 May 2020 10:55:00 +0100
People asked to conserve water where possible after 'driest May on record'
People in parts of the UK are being asked to help "make sure there is enough water for everyone", as companies see huge demand during what looks set to become the driest May on record.
Fri, 29 May 2020 11:21:00 +0100
Is it hay fever or COVID-19? How to tell the difference
With Britain firmly in hay fever season, some people may be worried about confusing its symptoms with those of coronavirus.
Fri, 29 May 2020 10:53:00 +0100
'Chemsex' being live-streamed on Zoom, police warn after rise in crimes involving drug GHB
Police have warned of the deadly risk of taking GHB after a rise in reported crimes involving the drug which was used by Britain's worst ever rapist Reynhard Sinaga to target his victims.
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 08:41:00 +0000
My son was killed by GHB - it beggars belief it is not a Class A drug
Paddy Bloor was just 21 when he died after overdosing on the drug GHB at a Brighton house party in March 2018.
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 11:34:00 +0000
Large whale washes up at Clacton-on-Sea beach in Essex
A whale has washed up on a beach in Essex after reports of a "large object" near the water on Friday.
Fri, 29 May 2020 13:21:00 +0100
Fraud victims have lost more than £4.6m to coronavirus-related scams
Fraud victims have lost more than £4.6m to coronavirus-related scams during the lockdown.
Fri, 29 May 2020 11:00:00 +0100
Bring your own ketchup and sit in a line: How to have a socially distanced barbecue
Barbecues this summer should include one-way systems around the grill and guests bringing their own condiments, according to an expert.
Fri, 29 May 2020 14:18:00 +0100

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