Three people have died in 10 days in Merseyside hospitals in tragedies that could be among the first deaths linked to the recent surge of coronavirus cases in the region.
NHS England confirmed two people had died at trusts on Wirral and one in Liverpool, taking Merseyside’s hospital death toll to 1,120.
A further 140 deaths linked to the illness have been registered at hospitals in Warrington and Halton.
Those figures refer to people who died and had “either tested positive for Covid-19…
Borrowing beats estimates as debt ratio hits 60-year high – live updates – Telegraph.co.uk
UK borrowing continued to surge in September, with a net £36.
Good morning. Its a day of economic news for the UK, with the latest figures on public sector net borrowing and inflation for September set for release at 7am.
Borrowing is expected to continue surging, while consumer prices are thought to have risen again after Augusts Eat Out to Help Out-driven pullback.
Elsewhere, there are a handful of FTSE 350 companies reporting.
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Coronavirus: Stormont’s evidence for Covid response ‘flimsy’ – BBC News
Belfast Chamber’s Simon Hamilton says published papers are “absolutely shocking”.
image captionThe paper outlines the reasons for the four-week NI lockdown currently in place
Evidence used to inform Stormont’s decisions around the pandemic is “flimsy” and “shocking,” the head of Belfast’s Chamber of Commerce has said.
The chamber’s chief executive Simon Hamilton said much of the evidence appeared to be “anecdotal” and posed “massive questions” for the executive.
Other business figures have also raised concerns.
Redmond McFadden, chair of Londonderry’s Chamber of Commerce, said…
15 people treated after mystery substance attack – updates – Birmingham Live
Huge emergency services response at popular chains at The Arcade
Fifteen people were treated after a mystery substance was sprayed in a cluster of shops and restaurants.
West Midlands Fire Service said the substance was sprayed in Pizza Hut, McDonald’s and Tesco.
One person was in hospital after a fleet of fire crews and ambulances rushed to the scene at The Arcade in Upper Gornal, Dudley.
It happened just before 7.30pm on Tuesday, October 20.
An eye witnesses took to social media to warn others to avoid the area. On Facebook they said: “Hope no-one is injured…
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