Dominic Cummings has addressed his decision to travel to Durham during the coronavirus lockdown in a statement made on Monday, saying he does not regret his decision.
The government chief adviser has come under scrutiny for the 260-mile trip, with both critics and several Tory MP’s saying he should resign but he will be staying on.
Over the weekend Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez insisted that Spain will re-open to tourists in July, but what does this mean for British holidaymakers? Simon Calder joins us with the latest on European travel as well as explaining ‘the Dublin dodge’ which could see Brits avoid a two-week quarantine. And for those of us opting for a UK holiday this year, Josie Gibson’s at a beachfront holiday park in Brean, Somerset, to find out about how they’ll be managing social distancing when they hope to re-open in July.
Be honest, when was the last time you washed your hair...? Sales figures for shampoo and deodorant indicate that many of us are having a more relaxed approach to personal hygiene during lockdown, but could skipping your daily shower actually be good for you? Well, James Hamblin - author of new book ‘Clean’ - has felt the health benefits after giving up conventional washing four years ago and claims that not only is it better for our skin, but better for our minds too.
We’re back on the barbecue and this time James is cooking up a mouthwatering mixed grill of steak, lamb, pork chops and sausages. He’ll also be showing us his top tips on how to avoid burning those burgers!
It’s a sunny Bank Holiday Monday and that can only mean one thing… it’s barbecue time! James Martin’s firing up the grill in his garden and starting off by making a Korean chilli vegetable dish using veggies picked from his own garden. He’ll also be sharing his top tips to ensure your barbecue is a sizzling success!
Teacher Sarah Wilson went on an 18-mile run to visit each of her pupils in lockdown!
Marathon runner Sarah, who teaches at Fishergate Primary School in York, visited more than 60 of her early years pupils, while observing social distancing rules.
Sarah told the York Press that although the run was hard, seeing her students waving to her helped her to keep going: “I mapped out the route to make sure I could see as many of them as possible. It was really fun to see all the pupils and just to give them something to enjoy during these tough times.”
Well done to Sarah, who also raised more than £1,000 for a York Foodbank during her run.
Photo: Friends of Fishergate Primary School Facebook
The Prime Minister is sticking to his date for schools opening in England but acknowledged "it may not be possible" for all of them to do so by June 1.
Speaking at the Downing Street press briefing, Boris Johnson said, despite resistance from many councils, the government planned to push ahead with the opening date.
"We said we would begin with early years' settings and reception, year one, and year six in primary schools", Mr Johnson said. "Today, I can announce it is our intention to go ahead with that as planned on June 1, a week on Monday."
"We then intend from June 15 for secondary schools to provide some contact for year 10 and year 12 students to help them to prepare for exams next year, with up to a quarter of these students in at any point."
Last night Prime Minister Boris Johnson stood by his chief advisor Dominic Cummings stating that he ‘followed the instincts of every father’ when he defied lockdown rules in March.
Camilla Tominey and Andrew Pierce join us today with the latest on this developing story and discuss whether the public can trust in this government to control the virus, if they aren’t all willing to follow the guidelines themselves.