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Death rates and methods of control

There are a number of emails and comment around claiming the UK and the US have the highest death rates. They often go on to blame their two governments which  they do not like and argue there should have been an earlier and tougher lockdown.

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First boats set to pass through the new Boston Barrier

The first boats will be able to pass through the new Boston Barrier flood defence today in what marks a major milestone for the project.

It is now possible for boats to safely navigate through the Environment Agency’s £100 million tidal flood defence, with the barrier gate resting flush on the...Read More »


1 July 2020: Update to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) fees

PCT fees

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The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) fee structure changes on 1 July 2020.

The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) fee structure changes on 1 July 2020 and are as follow.

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Groups of up to six from different households can exercise outside under new rules

The updated public guidance is the latest phase of a return for outdoor sport and recreation.

Groups of up to six people from different households will be able to exercise outside as long as they remain at least two metres apart. Gatherings of more than six people from different...Read More »


Green projects given support to attract private sector investment

Four projects which will protect and restore valuable habitats have been selected to receive funding in a pilot scheme to encourage sustainable private sector investment in our natural environment.

Defra, the Environment Agency (EA), Esmée Fairbairn Foundation (EFF) and Triodos Bank UK have formed a collaboration to support environmental projects to...Read More »


UK reaches 200,000 coronavirus testing capacity target a day early

  • The extensive capacity now available makes this one of the largest network of diagnostic testing facilities
  • To achieve this more than 150 drive through and mobile testing sites have been set up across the UK and the new NHS Test and Trace service has been rolled out to ramp up the...Read More »

Dame Louise Casey's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 31 May 2020

Thank you, Secretary of State.

Firstly can I add my own condolences to the families and friends of all those who have so sadly passed away, due to COVID-19.

At the outset of this awful crisis it became clear that what we needed to do, was do all we can to make sure we...Read More »


Public Health England response to Sunday Telegraph coverage

Public Health England (PHE) sign

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Public Health England’s (PHE’s) response to coverage and a leader column in the Sunday Telegraph on 31 May 2020.

Duncan Selbie, PHE Chief Executive said:

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