We’re interested to hear how people in England and Wales are affected by rising notifications people are receiving from the NHS Covid-19 app, as infections increase.
Whether you’re getting pinged relentlessly or have lost work after being asked to self-isolate, we’d like to hear about it.
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fun game to play with the metropolitan elite, or indeed anyone south of Watford, is to ask them to locate Hexham on a map. Or Northumberland, for that matter. Many patches of the north, with the rural north-east being a particularly good example, feel like the Bermuda Triangle to... read more
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade â so the saying goes. In Belgium, the wording is a little different: when life gives you poop, grow flowers. The Belgium-born cleaning brand Ecover took this instruction almost literally. After experiencing strong sales during the Covid-19 pandemic,... read more
uild a hill and they will come. This, at least, is what Westminster council is betting on, having lavished Â£2m on a temporary mound. Rearing up at the western end of Oxford Street as a faceted green shell, looking like a landscape from a low-fi video game, the 25-metre high Marble... read more
It has gone from harmless pastime to one of the most dangerous activities during Covid, but with restrictions in England now lifted, sitting in a small enclosed space with friends belting out favourite songs – otherwise known as karaoke – is taking off and people are returning in droves.
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A primary school in Sandwell, West Midlands, has become the first school to win a high court appeal against being forced to turn into an academy, arguing it could not demonstrate its improvement because Ofsted inspections were suspended because of Covid.
The governing body of Yew Tree primary... read more
“Coprophagic cynicism”: Aditya Chakrabortty is in a fine fury (After Covid, the climate crisis will be the next thing the right says we ‘just have to live with’, 22 July). He identifies the ideology of extremist individualism that has broken the social contract that underpinned postwar... read more
fter a year and a half of the pandemic, the world is short of causes for celebration. Diversion, spectacle and surprise may never have been more welcome. At a time of growing divisions between and within countries, shared interests and endeavours are welcome. Despite their muted... read more
n the last day of term in parliament, thereâs a bad tradition of governments sneaking out a host of unwelcome reports and decisions they hope to hide amid the great Westminster summer escape. Not this time. Instead, in a week of fiasco for the government, all we can hear is the ear... read more
The prospect of some of Australia’s and New Zealand’s best players switching allegiance to play for other nations if this year’s World Cup goes ahead is “highly likely” according to the chief executive of the Australian players’ union.
The Australian Rugby League Commission and New... read more