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6 hospital deaths reported in England

Daniel Wainwright

BBC England Data Unit

NHS England has reported six deaths of people with Covid-19 in hospitals in its latest daily figures.

The numbers are usually lower on Mondays than other weekdays because of weekend reporting lags.

However, along with yesterday's eight, this is only the second time since daily reports started being published in April that the England hospital death statistic has been a single digit.

One death was recorded at each of Northamptonshire Healthcare, Rotherham, Countess of Chester Hospital and East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trusts and two at Buckinghamshire Heathcare NHS Trust.

Chart showing hospital deaths by date of death
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Coronavirus deaths in East rise by two

Matt Precey

BBC Look East

The latest number of new daily coronavirus deaths has been released by the government.

In the East, there was an increase of two deaths in the region's hospitals in the figures issued this afternoon.

The total number now stands at 4,031 and the additional deaths were at the following NHS trusts:

  • East and North Herts NHS Trust: 1
  • Southend Hospital: 1

The total number of Covid-19 deaths across the UK now stands at 44,650.

Spitfire tribute to NHS to be inscribed with hero names

Patrick Byrne

BBC News

A Spitfire with "Thank u NHS" emblazoned on its under-wings roared through the skies across East Anglia today as a continuing tribute to the care sector.

The plane flew across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire, Norfolk and Suffolk hospitals in morning and afternoon sorties from its base at the Imperial War Museum Duxford.

NHS Spitfire
Aircraft Restoration Company

The fighter plane was piloted by John Romain, founder of the family-run Aircraft Restoration Company.

It has made several flights during the Covid-19 lockdown and now it has a new mission. The company is going to be hand-writing 80,000 names onto the photo-reconnaissance blue Spitfire PL983 ‘L’.

"We need your help though, as the names we would like to add are those of your local heroes," the company website said.

"A kind neighbour, family member on the front line, volunteer PPE producer, or anyone who has helped/inspired you through the Covid-19 pandemic - you can now say thank you to them by nominating their name to go onto the NHS Spitfire."

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Coronavirus deaths in East rise by four

Matt Precey

BBC Look East

The latest number of new daily coronavirus deaths has been released by the government.

In the East, there was an increase of four deaths in the region's hospitals.

The total number now stands at 4,029.

  • Luton and Dunstable Hospital: 2
  • Northampton General Hospital: 1
  • Southend Hospital: 1

The total number of Covid-19 deaths across the UK now stands at 44,602.

Health officials urge public to comply with face covering guidance

Public health officials in Northamptonshire are urging the public to comply with the guidance on wearing face coverings.

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The Northamptonshire Local Resilience Forum, made up of representatives from local public services, said face coverings may provide protection to other people that you come into contact with, especially if you are infected but have not developed symptoms.

In England, they became mandatory on public transport on 15 June and the public have since been advised to wear them when attending healthcare settings such as GP surgeries and hospitals either as a visitor or outpatient. They should also be worn in enclosed public spaces where maintaining 2m social distancing is not possible.

Northamptonshire GP Dr Joanne Watt said: "The wearing of face coverings is an essential part of the new normal that we now must all adapt to.

"Public transport, enclosed spaces and healthcare settings are areas where the virus can spread more easily or increase the risk to key workers, therefore, I would urge everyone to use face coverings to protect those around them."

Coronavirus deaths in East rise by five

Matt Precey

BBC Look East

The latest number of new daily coronavirus deaths has been released by the government.

In the East, there was an increase of five deaths in the region's hospitals.

The total number now stands at 4,025.

·Bedford Hospital: 2

·Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust: 1

·East Suffolk and North Essex (Ipswich and Colchester hospitals): 1

·Northampton General: 1

The total number of Covid-19 associated UK deaths now stands at 44,517.

Welcome to Thursday's live updates

Katy Lewis

BBC News Online

We will be bringing you all the latest news from across the East of England - including the ongoing coronavirus pandemic lockdown and other stories.

If you have a story you wish to share - good or bad - please contact BBC News Online (East).

Reach us via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or email us.

You can read Wednesday's live updates page here.

Driver spreads sauce on seat of seized car

A motorist who had been pulled over on suspicion of driving without insurance poured sauce over their driver's seat to "make it difficult" for officers to take away, police say.

Northamptonshire Police's Road Crime Team said the driver of the Vauxhall Zafira had been stopped because they were driving on false plates.

Commenting on a tweet, one person wrote: "Won't make much difference to the car crushing plant."

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What the papers say in Northamptonshire

Praise for town's 'sensible approach' to reopening of businesses

The Old White Hart in Far Cotton
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A "huge thank you" is being shared to people in a town for being "sensible" as pubs and restaurants reopened at the weekend.

Northampton Borough Council said it worked closely with the police, and the town centre's BID business group, to make sure everyone was complying with government guidance.

Anna King, cabinet member for community safety and engagement, said: "We’re so pleased that everyone, businesses and residents alike, took a sensible approach to the reopening.

"It’s extremely important that we get our local economy fully up and running again, though in doing so we need to make sure we don’t contribute to a second surge of coronavirus."

Covid-19 deaths hospitals increases by two

Matt Precey

BBC Look East

The number of people who have died in hospital from coronavirus in the East of England has risen by two, according to the latest daily government figures.

The deaths, according to Tuesday's statistics, were at the following NHS trusts:

  • Southend Hospital: 1
  • Milton Keynes: 1

The total number of deaths for the region's hospitals now stands at 4,021.

The latest Department of Health figures show that across the UK the number of deaths stands at 44,236.

Hairdressers needed to 'cut out' domestic abuse

On Saturday it was once again legal to go and have you haircut at a hairdresser's.

So as clients return Northamptonshire Police is asking hairdressers to look out for signs of domestic abuse and to help anyone who may have lived with an abuser during lockdown.

The force wants to raise awareness and train salon professionals to recognise the warning signs and safely refer clients to organisations that can help them.

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Welcome to Tuesday's updates

Alex Pope

BBC News Online

We will be bringing you all the latest news from across the East of England - including the ongoing coronavirus pandemic lockdown and other stories.

If you have a story you wish to share - good or bad - please contact BBC News Online (East).

Reach us via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or email us.

You can read Monday's live updates page here.

Two more Covid-19 deaths reported in East of England

The number of people who have died in hospital from coronavirus in the East of England has risen by two, according to the latest daily government figures.

The deaths, according to the latest statistics published on Monday, were at the following NHS trusts:

  • Basildon Hospital: 1
  • Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation: 1

The total number of deaths for the eastern region's hospitals passed 4,000 at the end of last week and now stands at 4,019.

The latest Department of Health figures show that across the UK the number of deaths stands at 44,236, according to statistics issued on Sunday.

Mobile Covid-19 testing unit in Kettering now

Mobile coronavirus testing is operating in Kettering but appointments must be booked beforehand and those seeking to take part must be displaying symptoms.

The mobile unit is in town until Tuesday and has a one-way system that allows people to either walk-in or drive-through.

Mobile testing
BBC

The eligibility criteria for tests include anyone with coronavirus symptoms.

These include a new, continuous cough, high temperature, loss of or change in sense of smell or taste.

Essential workers will be given a priority.

Welcome to Friday's live updates

Alex Pope

BBC News Online

We will be bringing you all the latest news from across the East of England - including the ongoing coronavirus pandemic lockdown and other stories.

We'll have build up to Wycombe Wanderers play-off semi-final, as they bid to emulate Northampton Town and gain promotion via Wembley.

If you have a story you wish to share - good or bad - please contact BBC News Online (East).

Reach us via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or email us.

You can read Thursday's live page here.

Cannabis plants worth £500,000 discovered in house

More than 500 cannabis plants worth £500,000 have been seized from a six-bedroom house in Northamptonshire.

Police said one person had been arrested and charged after a warrant was executed at the property in Denford Road, Ringstead.

Fans found there have been donated to Kettering General Hospital and the compost, bamboo canes, water butt and fertiliser donated to the local allotment society.

Sgt Françoise Goodwin said:"I would like to thank the community who provided us with the vital local intelligence needed to secure and execute this warrant.

“A lot of people may think that the production of cannabis and the selling of drugs is a victimless crime, but what people don’t realise is that the people at the top of the chain will often exploit vulnerable people and put them to work in these factories, using them to make money with no thought for their welfare."

Cannabis plants
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