Health Secretary set to announce a regional coronavirus traffic-light system

Robert Jenrick,Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, said: “The national guidelines are simple to understand now – washing your hands, wearing a mask, staying apart, the ‘rule of six’. “We have also adopted local restrictions and I appreciate that that can seem confusing particularly if you are not in one of those […]

Smell tests could be the answer to ‘moonshot’

This week, new research revealed that loss of sense of smell could be a clearer sign of coronavirus than a cough. A study by University College London (UCL) of 590 people who lost their sense of smell or taste earlier in the year found 80pc had coronavirus antibodies....

My breast cancer scare during lockdown could have saved my life

In the quiet of lockdown, like many, I caught up on life admin, ticking off the things I never find the time for in the busyness of ‘normal life’. I had a clear out, chatted to people for longer than a text and finally got round to acknowledging that small lump and...