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Preston among the latest areas to impose local lockdown restrictions

Preston Council has told residents of the city to abide by restrictions currently in place elsewhere in the north west and West Yorkshire following a rise in cases in the area, the Telegraph reports.

Ministers weighing-up loss cap on gambling websites, the Telegraph reports

Ministers are considering plans to introduce a £100 loss limit on gambling websites to reduce risk to lower-income players, following a report by the Social Market Foundation.

Jenrick talks up planning system changes

Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has said that the draft changes to England’s planning system will "be faster" and "build better quality homes".

Ross named new Scottish Conservatives leader

Moray MP Douglas Ross has been confirmed as the new leader of the Scottish Conservatives, having been the only candidate to put his name forward by the deadline of noon on Wednesday.

ODEP and Beyond Compliance respond to Cumberlege Review

The publication of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review titled First Do No Harm on July 8 was a key moment for the healthcare sector, as it honed in on three interventions which have caused avoidable harm to thousands of people. Writing for The Parliamentary Review, chairman of the Orthopaedic Data Evaluation Panel [ODEP] and the Beyond Compliance Advisory Group, Keith Tucker, welcomed the long-awaited findings of the report, after it had been commissioned two-and-a-half years ago during Jeremy Hunt's stint as health secretary.

New system for assessing health targets to be introduced

A new system is to be established to enable the Commons Health Committee to assess whether health targets are being met in England.

Quarantine should have been in place earlier, committee says

The Home Affairs Committee has said that the government could have curbed the spread of Covid-19 in the UK if it had introduced its quarantine on arrivals into the country at an earlier stage.

FosterTalk conducts survey into impact of government amendments on fostering and adoption regulations

FosterTalk is a not-for-profit organisation providing high quality independent advice and support to foster carers and their families throughout the UK. Part of the Martin James group of companies, FosterTalk is currently supporting 20,000 fostering families through its comprehensive membership package. It also delivers Fosterline England on behalf of the Department for Education, offering advice, support and information to foster carers and prospective foster carers via an interactive website and free to use helpline.

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