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Knotty problem of a mobile testing site for Hastings

While Hastings Borough Council and its partners review options for an alternative site for the mobile testing unit, the original choice of the Stade open space appears to run counter to one of the key criteria. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 19:01 Wednesday, Aug 5, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: ESCC HBC Kevin Boorman mobile testing unit Nick Terdre Stephen Kellher Waltham Forest

Coronavirus statistical update: localised test and trace still proving problematic

Despite the deficiencies in data provision shown up by the Leicester outbreak, and government promises to remedy the situation, reports are still indicating that the NHS Test & Trace system is not working as well as it needs to on the ground. Research and graphics by Russell Hall, text by Nick Terdre.

Posted 13:16 Friday, Jul 24, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: coronavirus Matt Hancock Nick Terdre Russell Hall test-and-trace

Locals protest choice of Stade open space for Covid test site

The choice of the Stade open space as an occasional coronavirus test centre is to be reviewed following protests from Old Town residents. On the scheduled third day, the test team were moved elsewhere. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 09:52 Wednesday, Jul 22, 2020 In: Covid-19

Coronavirus statistical update: Hastings – Covid coldspot

Ever since HOT’s statistical reports on the coronavirus began, it has been clear that Hastings has been relatively little affected, both in number of cases and deaths. There is no explanation for this remarkable fact yet, though investigations are under way. Research and graphics by Russell Hall, text by Nick Terdre.

Posted 21:54 Tuesday, Jul 14, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: coronavirus Hastings Nick Terdre Russell Hall statistics

Coronavirus statistical update: Leicester hotspot revealed by more detailed data

Leicester is now in lockdown, but it only became clear that it was a coronavirus hotspot when a glaring deficiency in the provision of local data was remedied. The more detailed data reveal that the extent of infections at local authority level has been underestimated around the country, including in Hastings, Rother and East Sussex. Text by Nick Terdre, research and graphics by Russell Hall.

Posted 09:16 Sunday, Jul 5, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: covid-19 hotspot Leicester Nick Terdre Pillar 2 test-and-trace

Vandals target public toilets

Just a few days after reopening public toilets, several have been vandalised, the council says. It is also just a few days since Conservative councillor Rob Lee criticised the council for being slow to reopen toilets. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 21:38 Tuesday, Jun 23, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: HBC Kim Forward Nick Terdre Paul Barnett Rob Lee toilets vandals

Grant deadline early Wednesday!

Small businesses excluded from other forms of government support have until Wednesday to lodge an application for the discretionary grant fund. Small business grants have reached 85% take-up, according to the council. Nick Terdre reports.

Coronavirus statistical update: teething problems for test and trace

The app which the government was trialling on the Isle of Wight has had to be abandoned – a setback for the test and trace system which lies at the heart of the government’s strategy for containing the spread of coronavirus while progressively relaxing restrictions and getting the economy and schools functioning again. Meanwhile the alert level has been reduced. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 15:53 Sunday, Jun 21, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: alert level corona virus covid-19 ESCC Nick Terdre test-and-trace
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