Residents criticise developer over ‘absolutely disgusting’ plans to remove 42 trees for new flats

Residents of a west London estate have criticised a developer’s plans to chop down more than 40 mature trees to make way for new flats.People living on the Wornington Green Estate in Kensington say the loss of some 42 large London plane trees will be detrimental for wellbeing and wildlife.The developer, Catalyst Housing, says it wants to remove the trees by the end of January before bird-nesting season begins, according to a letter sent to residents this month.Catalyst said it will plant 55 new trees, although just 11 will be in public spaces and the rest will be “smaller trees” in private gardens. Trees on the Wornington Green…

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Mass coronavirus testing for Merthyr Tydfil’s residents and workers

Scores of people have turned up at a pilot scheme of mass coronavirus testing in Merthyr Tydfil.Rapid Covid-19 tests are being offered to the area’s residents and workers even if they do not have symptoms, a week after the town registered the highest rate of new cases in the UK.Merthyr Tydfil has since seen the biggest drop in cases in Wales from around 770 cases per 100,000 to now below 260 as the effect of the country’s 17-day firebreak begins to work. A lateral flow immunoassay diagnostic device, which shows the presence of SARS-CoV-2, which is being used on the public in Merthyr Tydfil (Ben Birchall/PA)The test scheme…

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COVID-19: management of staff and exposed patients and residents in health and social care settings

Published 4 April 2020 Last updated 28 September 2020 + show all updates 28 September 2020Updated the exemption of PCR retesting period from 6 weeks to 90 days. 18 August 2020Updates made to section 4 to include guidance on when health and social care staff can be exempt from being considered a contact for the purposes of Test and Trace. 31 July 2020Updated flowcharts to reflect the extension of the self-isolation period from 7 to 10 days. 30 July 2020Updated to reflect the extension of the self-isolation period from 7 days to 10 days for staff who have COVID-19 symptoms or a positive test result from the community; 14…

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