The future of social care is bleak, says Tower Hamlets mayor John Biggs, as new analysis reveals that local authorities face losing £3.5billion from their care budgets to compensate for a £10bn “coronavirus black hole”.
Millicent Kelly arrived in Britain in 1953 as part of the Windrush Generation and she and her two sisters helped build the NHS. She passed away in 2007 but here her son Tony writes to tell her about the NHS’s greatest medical challenge.
Schools and non-essential shops will remain shut in England until at least June because the coronavirus transmission rate is still too high to significantly ease the lockdown, the prime minister said this evening.
The official government advice to the public on coronavirus has changed to “stay alert, control the virus, save lives”, dropping the previous stricter message that people should stay home unless it is absolutely necessary to go out.