Welsh Government ‘not considering’ offering incentives to get young people vaccinated

Food delivery and taxi-hailing companies in England are to offer discounted rides and meals for customers who get a Covid-19 jab to help boost vaccine uptake, the UK Government has announced. However, the Welsh Government has said that it will not be considering similar incentives in Wales. Uber, Bolt, Deliveroo and Pizza Pilgrims are among… Continue reading Welsh Government ‘not considering’ offering incentives to get young people vaccinated

Boris Johnson faces Tory revolt over Covid vaccine passports

Boris Johnson is facing a renewed backlash within his party over the “threat” of domestic vaccine passports, with demands for MPs to be recalled from their holidays to debate the proposal. Andrew Bridgen, one of 43 Conservative MPs to sign a declaration opposing vaccine passports, said Parliament should be recalled from its summer recess if… Continue reading Boris Johnson faces Tory revolt over Covid vaccine passports

Government wouldn’t oppose a second Scotland independence referendum if it ‘settled will’ of voters

The UK Government would not stand in the way of another vote on Scottish independence if it is the “settled will” of voters, Michael Gove has said. Westminster has repeatedly rejected requests from the Scottish Government for the necessary powers to hold another vote but the Cabinet Office minister said if the public desire a… Continue reading Government wouldn’t oppose a second Scotland independence referendum if it ‘settled will’ of voters

What is the 100m world record for men and women and who set them?

The 100m is always the race many athletics and Olympics fans look forward to. Saturday, July 31, saw the final of the women’s event take place in Tokyo, while the men’s 100m final will be held on Sunday, August 1, at around 1.50pm (UK time). So what are the world record times for each event?… Continue reading What is the 100m world record for men and women and who set them?

Seven spectres said to appear around the UK each August

August appears to be a busy month in the supernatural calendar, with local legends suggesting manifestations could be rife as we head towards autumn. The Paranormal Database details the often sinister histories behind the hauntings. Here’s a rundown of seven spectres that could be appearing in your area in the next few weeks. 1. Wandering… Continue reading Seven spectres said to appear around the UK each August

A483 Carmarthen Road closed between Gendross and Fforestfach due to ‘serious’ crash – live updates

Motorists are being warned to avoid a main road in south Wales to and from Swansea after a ‘serious collision’. Police tweeted at 4.38am that the A483 had been shut between between Gendross and Fforestfach, in both directions. . The South Wales Police Control Room said: “We are at the scene of a serious collision… Continue reading A483 Carmarthen Road closed between Gendross and Fforestfach due to ‘serious’ crash – live updates

The 29 things a Covid inquiry absolutely must look at into how the Welsh Government handled the pandemic

The consensus among many in Wales seems to be that Mark Drakeford and the Welsh Government have handled the pandemic well; that their careful approach contrasts well with that across the border. Labour’s return to office in May’s Senedd elections, despite early predictions that the party faced its worst result in the short history of… Continue reading The 29 things a Covid inquiry absolutely must look at into how the Welsh Government handled the pandemic

Armed Police called to reports of man with gun in Pontardawe

South Wales Police Firearms officers were called out on Saturday night to reports of a man carrying a gun in Pontardawe, Neath Port Talbot. A team of armed police responded to the incident on Herbert Street, Pontardawe at 9.40pm and conducted a search in the vicinity. Police haven’t traced anyone carrying a firearm in the… Continue reading Armed Police called to reports of man with gun in Pontardawe

There have been 1.5m fewer Covid tests carried out since Freedom Day

The number of coronavirus tests being carried out in the UK after Freedom Day has fallen dramatically, at the same time as a Government advisor suggested people may not be getting tested to avoid having to self-isolate. Over the last two weeks, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases has been falling across the UK, leading… Continue reading There have been 1.5m fewer Covid tests carried out since Freedom Day

The places in Wales where Covid rates are growing and falling the fastest

All but two of Wales’ 22 local authorities are now reporting falling Covid infection rates compared to last week. However, there are still 18 counties with more than 100 positive cases per 100,000 people. Latest figures show the Wales-wide infection rate now stands at 152.7 cases per 100,000 based on the seven days leading up… Continue reading The places in Wales where Covid rates are growing and falling the fastest