JAN
19

UK News

Covid: UK records new daily high of...Covid in Scotland: Schools to stay...Donald Trump's farewell: We did what...Covid-19: Mortician says deaths have...US: China 'committed genocide...Epiphany: Orthodox Christians across...Brexit: Government considers...Duchess of Sussex claims privacy and...UK and US fail to do mini-trade deal...New law protects Scotland's shop...Starbucks customer compensated over...New owners of Tiger King zoo ordered...Covid: Woman given vaccination on...Football in Fortnite: New sport...Ulrika Jonsson defends Stacey...Pink seesaws at US-Mexico wall win...Covid: 105-year-old virus survivor...Americans in the UK: 'It was a...'My boss made me come to work and I...Depop: 'I felt so violated when my...Newspaper headlines: Jab complacency...Royal Papworth Hospital proposal by...Melania’s jacket and nine other...Conquering K2 in winter 'together'Covid-19: 'Don't end up like us,...Woman 'so lucky' after swan crashes...The Hong Kong migrants fleeing to...Olivier Duhamel: French incest...Italy smoking: Want to light up in...Why Iran’s nuclear facilities are...How to investigate a firm with 60...First Dates: Channel 4 series will...This doctor saw Yemen hospital empty...Nazi Ravensbrück camp: How ordinary...Who's exempt from wearing masks?:...Brexit: 'Putting UK, not GB, delayed...Leicester top after dominant win...Premier League to investigate...'Nice to see opposition under...Woods' season on hold after back...West Ham win over West Brom has...Southampton see off Shrewsbury in FA...FA Cup: Southampton 2-0 Shrewsbury -...Trump presidency: A flashback...US historians on what Donald Trump's...Joe Biden inauguration: When are he...Biden inauguration: How the White...US Election 2020: What do countries...Biden inauguration: How security...How many cases are there in your area?Covid: Can my boss force me to go to...Lockdown rules: What Covid tier is...When will you get a Covid vaccine?Covid: Who has to self-isolate and...Covid: What are the UK's lockdown...What is Europe doing about Covid?Coronavirus: How are weddings...Covid: What are the new UK travel...Lockdown Learning: BBC puts school...What progress has been made on...How worrying are the new variants?Can you catch coronavirus from a...Did we see a Christmas coronavirus...Which shops are open and what are...What are the social distancing rules?
BBC NewsBBC SportLickey on TwitteriPlayerDir EnqsMapTrainsTVTraffic LickeyWeatherFinancial Markets
The Lickey and Blackwell Community Information Portal not only gives you instant access to live national and local news but local information, services and reviews around Lickey and Blackwell. There is also everything 'you didn't know you didn't know'!

Tip! - Try entering your own postcode into the Your Location box (top right) and all the local links currently set for B45 9QJ will relocate for you anywhere in the UK. This can be especially useful for when you are travelling or on holiday! Crucially, although you are on the NEWS profile at the moment, you could also use the White Profile buttons to choose another profile like Lickey and Blackwell Area or Sport or Shopping or Faith ...... Whatever you choose lickey 2day will look different and current everyday!
 

BBC Front Page News

Covid: UK records new daily high of 1,610 deaths

The total number of deaths within 28 days of a positive test during the pandemic is now above 90,000.

Donald Trump's farewell: We did what we came to do

"We did what we came to do - and so much more," Mr Trump says, a day before he leaves office.

Theresa May: PM's foreign aid cut damaged UK's moral leadership, says successor

The UK has not always "lived up to its values" under Boris Johnson, his predecessor Theresa May says.

Covid in Scotland: Schools to stay closed as lockdown extended

Mainland Scotland and some islands to remain under toughest coronavirus rules until at least mid-February.

BBC news for Worcestershire

Covid-19: 400 military troops deployed to hospitals

Four hundred members of the armed forces will work alongside doctors in the Midlands and London.

Birmingham Clean Air Zone: Delay 'not tolerated'

The government demands Birmingham's Clean Air Zone launches in June, the council leader says.

Man 'accidentally killed brother with crossbow' during drug fight

The man was trying to shoot a rival during a fight at a cannabis factory, a court heard.

Family 'hopeless' after Birmingham cancer op cancelled

John Donaghy's operation to help treat his mouth cancer was cancelled due to Covid pressures.

AskTen - Nine things you may not have noticed last week!

1. How to get your emails under control. Still ploughing through your post-festive break emails? Or are you an inbox-zero type who has already dealt with the deluge? For those still catching up, here are some tips on handling an overwhelming inbox and some tricks that will come in handy next time you return from a break. [MORE]

2. Year 2020 was better than you think. For many, 2020 was a disastrous year, but it wasn’t all bad. Here are several achievements to celebrate. [1] The ozone hole over Antarctica closed; [2] Germany is changing 62 military bases into nature reserves; [3] Whales came back to the Atlantic Ocean after more than 100 years; [4] Britain reported the smallest number of people that became infected with HIV in history; and [5] the vaccine against Covid-19 became the fastest developed vaccine in history. Sir David Attenborough

3. Firms bend lockdown rules. Companies have been accused of putting workers’ lives at risk by bending lockdown rules. The Observer says the “irresponsible firms” exploit looser regulations to bring thousands of non-essential workers into busy workplaces. No enforcement notices have been served on companies by Health and Safety Executive inspectors for Covid safety breaches since the country went into the latest lockdown despite them being contacted 2,945 times. Metro

4. Fake commutes have real benefits. It can be a walk around the block. It can be a stop at your local coffee pickup counter or your favourite drive-thru. Many workers have replaced their pre-coronavirus commutes with allotted time around work shifts where they break away from what can be the monotony of working from home, also known as the pretend or "fake commute." Personally, I miss having a clear dividing line in my weekday. Researchers recommend this practice as a means to fend off burnout. WSJ

5. Economy to ‘get worse before better’. The chancellor warned that he expects the UK economy to “get worse before it gets better”, with the latest lockdown slowing chances of economic recovery. His economic update came as the Federation of Small Businesses warned that one in five firms had cut staff in the previous quarter and 5% expect to close in the next year, equating to around 250,000 companies. Its survey of small businesses found that confidence is at its lowest level since the coronavirus lockdown in March of last year, due to the pressures of Covid-19 and Brexit. CityAM

 

6. Dream team conquers K2 in winter. Here's a story to lift the spirits. Ten Nepali climbers have claimed the greatest prize left in mountaineering: the first winter ascent of K2. Their conquest of one of the world's highest peaks, known as the savage mountain, comes after six winter failures since the 1980s and is a remarkable achievement. BBC

7. Doing good boosts emotions. Voluntary work doesn’t just do good for the recipients, but can also give the volunteer a boost, research shows. A UK study found that 68% of people helping out schools with a range of activities, from mentoring to mock interviews, gave them greater motivation in their own work. Eight in 10 of the volunteers also felt they improved their own communication skills. Many people on our 10/10 programme have shared their own experiences, whether delivering a neighbour's shopping or offering a friendly phone call to combat loneliness. People Management 

8. Furlough struggle for working mums. More than 70% of working mothers who asked to be furloughed after schools closed had their requests refused, according to a TUC survey. The results also showed almost half of women were worried that childcare responsibilities could result in negative treatment at work, and 90% said they felt more stressed or anxious during the latest lockdown. The TUC general secretary said that mothers are “shouldering the majority of childcare” and that it is “not sustainable” for parents to work as normal while looking after children and supervising school-work. The Guardian

9. Bosses get a new job description. The working world has undergone a dramatic shift amid the pandemic, with remote work and organizational changes accelerating a new trend in management. As bosses continue to oversee increasing numbers of employees and their traditional tasks get overtaken by automation, experts predict managers’ roles will shift from that of an authoritarian figure to a nurturing mentor. That means providing more emotional support for employees and helping them navigate organisations, requiring bosses to become “social-emotional experts” in order to gain trust, boost engagement and foster collaboration. WSJ

10. The bottom line. Britain’s gyms, swimming pools and leisure facilities, which have had to close during the current lockdown, are losing £90m a week, according to campaign group ukactive. January is usually a busy month for the sector as people seek to stick to their New Year resolutions. Daily Mail

This Microportal is built on the 2day Microportals platform which provides you with 3 click access to local and global information crucial both to your personal and working life. The platform provides live local data on transport, what's on, accommodation, eating out, shopping, sport, religion and weather as well as comprehensive reference and resource sections including TV, radio, online shopping, route planning, health, education and more.

We are not responsible for the content of external internet sites to which any 2day supported sites are linked. We do not share any contact information with other providers. We use cookies to make our site work efficiently. More information on privacy and cookies.

Copyright © 2004–2021 2day Microportals, East Quither Farm, Milton Abbot, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 0PZ, UK.