Day: October 18, 2020

Government publishes full list of local alert levels by area

The government has released the full list of the local coronavirus alert levels by area after Boris Johnson announced the new three-tiered system in Parliament.

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Under the new system, different areas of England will be split up into medium, high and very high alert levels, with the three tiers representing an advancing scale of local lockdown restrictions.

Here is the full list of local Covid-19 alert levels by area.

Medium alert level

All areas of England is under the medium alert level, subject subject to the same national measures currently applied across the country, including  the 10pm curfew for pubs and restaurants and a ban on most gatherings of more than six people.

New Covid-19 alert levels announced by Boris Johnson



High alert level

In high alert level areas, household mixing is banned indoors, though support bubbles are still permitted,

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Bristol’s Colston society to end after 275 years at the end of this year | West Country

The Colston Society – the original group set up in the name of Bristol-born slave trader Edward Colston – is to be disbanded.

In a narrow margin, following a survey in July and August, members of the registered charity voted to close the group completely, rather than continue with a different name.

For years it has held church services involving school children that commemorated Colston, who in later life gave part of his fortune to set up schools and almshouses – a home for the poor, old and distressed – in Bristol.

The Colston Society was set up by wealthy merchants and slave traders in the middle of the 18th century, after Edward Colston’s death. Credit: Bristol Live

But now, after 275 years of celebrating and commemorating Edward Colston the society has been brought to an end – by the members themselves.An email to its members from trustee Nigel

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