Leicester mayor ‘was warned that clothing factories had no social distancing but failed to act’

The Mayor of Leicester had been warned that some manufacturing companies were  breaching Covid-19 social distancing guidelines three months ago, a former minister has claimed.  Sir Peter Soulsby, 71, and his Labour councillors received a letter from politicians in the Conservative Party warning them of the ‘shuttered premises’ in which textile workers were operating in … Read more Leicester mayor ‘was warned that clothing factories had no social distancing but failed to act’

I can tell you exactly why Leicester had to go back into lockdown

My only surprise when the Government announced a local lockdown in Leicester last week was that it had taken so long. I have had grave and growing concerns that my city was heading for a severe Covid-19 outbreak because, since the end of April, lockdown here has been observed in name only. At first, when schools, … Read more I can tell you exactly why Leicester had to go back into lockdown

Investigation reveals Leicester clothes workers supplying Boohoo are paid as little as £3.50 an hour

Clothes workers in Leicester are being paid as little as £3.50 an hour to produce items for some of the UK’s biggest fashion brands, an investigation has uncovered. At a factory named as Jaswal Fashions, where clothes at bound for online giant Boohoo and Nasty Gal, employees are said to work for less than half … Read more Investigation reveals Leicester clothes workers supplying Boohoo are paid as little as £3.50 an hour

Police stop locked-down residents leaving Covid-hit Leicester which remains a ghost town

Coronavirus-struck Leicester remained a ghost town under lockdown while hoards of merry drinkers in other parts of England flocked to pubs on Super Saturday. Thousands of revellers have already seized upon today’s wave of lockdown easing to enjoy their first pint since bars shuttered three months ago. Today also saw hairdressers reopen and wedding ceremonies commence … Read more Police stop locked-down residents leaving Covid-hit Leicester which remains a ghost town

Coronavirus UK: Police make checks at Leicester railway station

Police carry out spot checks on ‘Leicester lepers’ arriving at city’s railway station as locked-down residents in Covid-hit city are banned from holiday parks, campsites and hotels By Danny Gallagher For Mailonline Published: 16:34 BST, 3 July 2020 | Updated: 17:03 BST, 3 July 2020 British transport police are carrying out checks at Leicester train … Read more Coronavirus UK: Police make checks at Leicester railway station