Boris Johnson unveils the biggest planning revolution since the Second World War

Transport and infrastructure As well as major projects such as HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail, Mr Johnson said major infrastructure projects would include dualling the A1 to Scotland – first proposed in 1992 – and building the 40 new hospitals he has previously promised. He would also “unblock the central Manchester bottleneck that delays services […]

Call 111 before turning up to your local A&E

The NHS is to pilot a “call first” model of Accident & Emergency which could be rolled out across the country, health chiefs have said.  Sir Simon Stevens said research suggested that in the vast majority of cases, this process could ensure patients with minor...

Deaths fall back to normal levels for first time in Covid-19 epidemic

Of the 9,339 deaths which occurred in the week to June 19, 783 mentioned Covid-19 on the death certificate – just 8.4 per cent of all deaths in England and Wales, and the lowest proportion in the last 12 weeks. Though the number of deaths was highest in the South East...