Tag Archives: Communities

Britons think UK will be more united after coronavirus recovery | World news

Britons believe they will be much more united after the country has recovered from the coronavirus pandemic, a survey has found. Just over half of respondents thought the country would be very united or somewhat united, compared with 23% who thought the country was united before the coronavirus outbreak. However, …

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How a Haredi community in London is coping with coronavirus – photo essay | World news

Eli Sufrin was admitted to University College hospital with Covid-19 just before Passover. He was rushed there by the Jewish volunteer ambulance service, Hatzola, after they had called at his house to check up on him. While he was in hospital, another volunteer organisation took care of Eli’s family’s shopping …

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England to provide 3,300 homes for homeless after coronavirus | Society

The government has vowed to make 3,300 homes available within 12 months to prevent rough sleepers housed in emergency pandemic accommodation in England returning to the streets. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) will bring forward £160m of its £381m, four-year rough sleeping services budget to be …

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As coronavirus shrinks our world, resurgent community spirit offers hope | Charlotte Morgan | Society

Ask someone standing on their doorstep this Thursday who they are clapping for and “the local council” may not be their first answer. Yet as people’s worlds shrink to walking distance, we are all increasingly reliant on our local authority. Not only to make sure the bins are emptied, but …

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The superhero firms helping out in the coronavirus crisis | World news

Many businesses whose income has evaporated during the coronavirus lockdown are not just sitting there waiting for restrictions to lift or rescue loans to be processed. They are donating goods and services to the community. Newsagents up and down the country have become local lifelines, delivering essential goods free of …

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Cramped living conditions may be accelerating UK spread of coronavirus | World news

Fears are growing that coronavirus could be ripping through some of the poorest and most overcrowded parts of Britain’s cities as new research suggests cramped living conditions might be accelerating the spread of the virus. Analysis by the New Policy Institute shows that even after allowing for the much higher …

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Coronavirus is not some great leveller: it is exacerbating inequality right now | Owen Jones | Opinion

Coronavirus is the great leveller. Rich or poor, we have all been plunged into turmoil, insecurity and isolation, bonded together by our inability to imagine what life will be like in two weeks, let alone two months. Tell that to Jhon, a 46-year-old chef at the Warrington Hotel, a plush …

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Cities after coronavirus: how Covid-19 could radically alter urban life | World news

Victoria Embankment, which runs for a mile and a quarter along the River Thames, is many people’s idea of quintessential London. Some of the earliest postcards sent in Britain depicted its broad promenades and resplendent gardens. The Metropolitan Board of Works, which oversaw its construction, hailed it as an “appropriate, …

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Coronavirus has taught Italy hard lessons. Other countries must learn from us | Maurizio Molinari | Opinion

Last week, Italy became the first European country to go into complete lockdown to protect its citizens from a pandemic attack. Previously, such a scenario was just an academic hypothesis for national security experts. Now what Italy is doing can become a model for other countries threatened by the same …

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