Government scientists have blown apart their own case for lockdown

What with all the excitements of last week – the rock star mayor of Manchester winning a moral war in spite of losing a tactical battle, the prison doors slamming shut on more swathes of the population, another Treasury rescue for desperate businesses – you might have missed what could have been the most significant […]

Britain’s sweet tooth defies government sugar crackdown

Sales of chocolate and sweets have increased in the past year, according to a new report showing the government’s plan to take sugar out of the national diet is failing. The announcement from Public Health England (PHE) found that while sugar levels in chocolates and...

Government ponders plans for a ‘Neighbour Day’ bank holiday

Mr Kruger said in the report: “Neighbour Day should be a bank holiday, with an automatic permission for any residential street to close to traffic and organise a street party. “On this day Queen’s Award winners, and perhaps other honours recipients, could be...