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September 22, 2018 4:53 PM Co-op to replace plastic bags with compostable carriers

Compostable bags are to replace single-use plastic bags in more than half of Co-op stores, the supermarket has said. It says around 60 million plastic carriers will be replaced with the new bags, which will cost 5p and double as a compostable bag for food waste. Material is certified as compostable if it means it will break down within 12 weeks under 7

September 19, 2018 1:41 PM ‘Desperate Khan has LOST CONTROL!’ Sadiq savaged for London bloodbath after 100 killings

LONDON Mayor Sadiq Khan’s his new violent crime plan has been savaged by a rival member of the capital’s assembly, who claims it is a poor and late attempt at copying his Tory policies. Labour’s Sadiq Khan warned today the surge in violent crime in the capital will not be solved "overnight”, as he unveiled a plan to focus on the bloodshed as a public 10

September 2, 2018 2:51 PM Back to school term dates 2018: When does primary and secondary school start this year?

THE school holidays are now ending and pupils are preparing for the new school year. When do primary and secondary school start again this year and how long is Autumn term? Students are now readying to return to school as the new Autumn term sits just around the corner, signalling the end of the Summer break. Pupils from both primary and secondary schools 8

September 1, 2018 7:18 PM Sexual health services are at 'breaking point' after 3.3million people visit clinics in one year

The Tinder effect? Sexual health services are at 'breaking point' after 3.3million people visit clinics in one year, councils warn Sexual health services in England are ‘stretched to the limit’ as a record 3.3million people visited clinics last year, council leaders are warning. The rise in demand comes as local authority public health service budgets 9

August 29, 2018 7:00 AM Plans to transfer patients between Basildon, Southend and Chelmsford hospitals slammed

PLANS to transfer patients between hospitals could be referred to the secretary of state. Southend Council has rejected transformation plans described as “unclear and poorly defined” with no clear information about how patients will be transferred. Is it part of a “treat and transfer” plans where patients will go to their nearest A&E first and then be transferred 10

August 21, 2018 4:00 PM Commuters face perfect storm: trains shutdown coincides with roadworks on major route into city centre

But next Wednesday, August 29, motorists and people using public transport will face long delays as Regent Road, from Oldfield Road to the Mancunian Way, will be reduced from two lanes to one lane in each direction. That's because Salford and Manchester City Councils are starting a £15 million project to upgrade the inner relief road on junctions around 12

August 18, 2018 3:30 AM How you rallied to the call for the fallen

DAILY Express readers yesterday rallied magnificently to a campaign to honour Britain’s glorious dead in the First World War through the installation of life-size silhouettes of soldiers around the country. Sales of the Tommies and their miniature versions saw a “big uplift” after we highlighted how scores of councils had snubbed the Remembered charity’s 11

July 31, 2018 11:51 AM Housing benefits claimants facing long waits for claims to be processed

THOSE seeking housing benefits in south Essex are facing long waits for their claims to be processed, which a charity has warned could lead to homelessness. Between April 2017 and March 2018, new claimants waited on average of 26 days in Southend, 34 days in Basildon, 23 days in Castle Point and 20 days in Rochford. This waiting time can be worrying 13

July 27, 2018 2:04 PM 'Provide free medical checks, water and sun cream to Southend's homeless community'

Free medical checks, water and sun cream should be provided to Southend's homeless community as the heatwave continues, a councillor has argued. Anne Jones, deputy leader of the Labour Group, has called on the council to learn from Westminster, where a number of services are being provided for the homeless community and their pets to get them through 9

June 28, 2018 3:00 AM York Minster stages NHS 70th anniversary concert with host Linda Nolan

YORK Minster is helping the NHS celebrate its landmark 70th birthday in style. Linda Nolan is to host a special choral concert, which will see the Minster filled with staff, patients and guests, including health secretary Jeremy Hunt. Performers include the NHS Greenwich and Lewisham choir who will sing their charity single, With a Little Help From my Friends 16