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  • Article: Apr 1, 2020

    The call follows reports that doctors, nurses and paramedics will automatically have their visas extended, free of charge, for one year.

    The coronavirus crisis is an unprecedented threat and people are rightly worried. In times like this, we cannot thank front-line staff enough for going above and beyond to look after us all.

    Extending the visas in the NHS is welcome, but the Government must also do so much more for the social care system and urgently rollout adequate PPE and testing.

  • Article: Apr 1, 2020

    Leisure in Adversity


    You will not be surprised to know that, while Shropshire Council has taken back management of SpArC as from April 1, it is closed and will remain so for the foreseeable future due to Coronavirus. The council itself is under huge pressure to manage the current pandemic. The slight silver lining is that we have Pete Banford and Mathew Mead again to offer community support in South Shropshire.

  • Emergency food parcels
    Article: Mar 29, 2020

    The Council's Community Hub has, this week, started issuing emergency basic food parcels.

    Mayor Dave Hodgson said "I would like to thank all the volunteers who have helped us put these food parcels together and delivered them to those residents that need them."

    If you are in need, or are able to volunteer please let the Council at or call on 01234 718101

  • Article: Mar 28, 2020

    Henderson & Taylor have put together a video showing the works on the A6 Wilstead Bypass were carried out.

    You can see the video here.

  • Article: Mar 28, 2020

    Liberal Democrat Councillors in South West Shropshire are working together to
    make sure that the Public Health messages about Coronavirus ( Covid-19) are
    communicated across the area. Posters have been shared by Councillors, both in
    hard copy and electronically, to local parish councils, community groups and
    businesses across the area.
    In all areas local people are forming new community groups, or volunteering in
    existing groups, to help those that are vulnerable or isolated and in need of help.

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    Article: Mar 28, 2020
  • Dr Yoew Poon
    Article: Mar 27, 2020
    By Dr Yeow Poon, spokesperson for Covid19 Anti Racism Group

    There has been a sharp increase of racist hate crime throughout the country, ranging from verbal incidents, intimidation and even physical attacks, towards the British Chinese community and other East Asian communities, including international students from China and other countries in South East Asia. Although there are examples of those who stood up against the perpretrators and defended people who were being abused, it is distressing to see the upsurge of hate crime arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Article: Mar 27, 2020

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has signed a cross-party letter to the Chancellor, urging him to suspend VAT on electricity bills for the duration of the coronavirus crisis.

    In the letter, the MPs say: "Given that most of us are spending a lot more time at home self-isolating, there is no doubt that our energy bills will dramatically increase. For many people in the UK, some of whom are hard hit by fuel poverty, a VAT moratorium on energy bills would be a huge help in the weeks and months ahead."

  • Article: Mar 27, 2020

    Speaking ahead of what would normally be a busy weekend for the Lake District, local MP Tim Farron has issued the following plea:

    "The scenes that we saw last weekend of a packed out Bowness bay and a heaving Devil's bridge in Kirkby Lonsdale pose a huge health risk and we simply cannot afford to see that repeated again this weekend.

  • Article: Mar 27, 2020

    Commenting on the announcement from the Chancellor this afternoon that self-employed people won't be able to access financial support to cope with the impact of coronavirus until June, Tim said: "The measures that the Chancellor is introducing are really welcome but the brutal reality is that so many of the nearly 11,000 self-employed people in Westmorland and Lonsdale just simply can't afford to wait until June to get a proper wage.