UK follows Italy on the Coronavirus epidemic

On Wednesday 1st April, UK recorded the highest increase in the number of day-to-day deaths owing to Coronavirus. Following Italy’s epidemic curve, the UK death toll rose by 563 to 2,352, an increase of 31% on the total of 1,789 deaths reported...

Working parents ‘zoom’ into meetings and childcare

Coronavirus lockdown has forced corporates to allow professionals to work from home. The general perception about ‘remote’ working revolves around increased productivity owing to time saved on travel and a simultaneous decrease in stress levels....

Birmingham pharmacy inflates calpol prices

On 19th March, a Birmingham councillor expressed his disappointment at a local pharmacy inflating prices of a bottle of children's Calpol which was being sold at £19.99.

MoU between India and UK to promote dental health

On 12th February, 2020, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Sri Guru Ram Dass Institute of Dental Sciences & Research (SGRD), Punjab, India and the School of Dentistry, University of Birmingham (UoB) as part of the collaborations...

Worried parents of missing Preston student appeal to ‘join them asap’

Parents of Indian-origin student originally from Pune, India who has gone missing from Preston, has launched an emotional video plea for their son to get in touch and let them know that he is safe. 23-year-old Siddharth Murkumbi has been studying...

Nandy says remove the “Empire” reference, won’t stand in way of Welsh independence

A Labour leadership candidate has called out for removing references to the British empire in the honours system, and insisted on the recognition of “British excellence” instead. On 1st February, Saturday at a hustings in Bristol Lisa Nandy asserted...

770,000 people in England unable to speak English well

In an interview, the communities secretary, Sajid Javid revealed that 770,000 people living in England speak little or no English at all, and warned that up to 70% of them are women from the Bangladeshi and Pakistani communities.

Sigma sponsors transformation of Community Pharmacy 2025 vision

A donation from Sigma Pharmaceuticals plc is funding a three year PhD scholarship aimed at developing a coherent and transformative vision for English community pharmacy in 2025. The project has already begun in the Department of Pharmacy and...

Chetna Makan was named last week’s star baker because of her use of Indian flavours. Winning this would make her the first non-British contestant to take the crown.

Southern Cross Austereo, the radio company behind the prank call to Royal nurse Jacintha Saldanha, donated 500,000 Australian dollars (£289,000) to a trust fund for the benefit of the deceased nurse's family following an inquest into her suicide...

Southern Cross Austereo, the radio company behind the prank call to Royal nurse Jacintha Saldanha, donated 500,000 Australian dollars (£289,000) to a trust fund for the benefit of the deceased nurse's family following an inquest into her suicide...



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