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Boris Johnson has a week to sort out test and trace or face ‘bleak winter’, warns shadow health secretary

Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth (UK Parliament)
Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth (UK Parliament)

Boris Johnson has one week to sort out the test and trace system or consign Britain to a “very bleak winter” of rising coronavirus infection and possible lockdown restrictions, Labour’s shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth has warned.

Although the prime minister has promised to increase testing numbers to 500,000 daily by the end of October, Mr Ashworth warned that this would not be soon enough to deal with fast-rising demand which has seen many turned away or told to travel hundreds of miles at a time when infections are doubling every week.

And he said that, rather than increasing capacity, the key decisions Mr Johnson must make now are to move the system away from the private companies which have failed to hit the required 80 per cent contact-tracing level and into the hands of local public health teams, and also to provide

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Boris Johnson has a week to sort out test and trace or face ‘bleak winter’, warns shadow health secretary

Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth (UK Parliament)
Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth (UK Parliament)

Boris Johnson has one week to sort out the test and trace system or consign Britain to a “very bleak winter” of rising coronavirus infection and possible lockdown restrictions, Labour’s shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth has warned.

Although the prime minister has promised to increase testing numbers to 500,000 daily by the end of October, Mr Ashworth warned that this would not be soon enough to deal with fast-rising demand which has seen many turned away or told to travel hundreds of miles at a time when infections are doubling every week.

And he said that, rather than increasing capacity, the key decisions Mr Johnson must make now are to move the system away from the private companies which have failed to hit the required 80 per cent contact-tracing level and into the hands of local public health teams, and also to provide

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Key workers become models for Halpern’s London Fashion Week show

Ghalia, an obstetrics and gynaecology surgeon, wearing Michael Halpern's spring 2021 collection
Ghalia, an obstetrics and gynaecology surgeon, wearing Michael Halpern’s spring 2021 collection

Eight ‘heroines of the frontline’ became models at London Fashion Week on Friday, cast in a jubilant digital presentation for the designer Michael Halpern. 

A senior staff nurse at London’s Homerton Hospital and a train operator for the London Underground were among the women chosen to showcase Halpern’s spring / summer 2021 collection, unveiled via an online film in lieu of the designer’s usual, physical catwalk show.

At a time when many designers have been struggling to convey their work with impact online, Halpern’s video and the accompanying portraits feel uplifting. On a paint-splash set designed by Shona Heath, they are a reminder of the power of creativity in conveying a mood – and raising a smile. Choosing key workers as models, for Halpern, is also not a tokenistic PR stunt – he has been working with some

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A Week In East Kansas On A $149,300 Income

Pandemic micro-weddings are all the rage for couples who were planning to get married in 2020. If you recently had a micro-wedding or are having one in the near future, we want to know how much you spent on it and how it affected your budget for a future big wedding celebration. Tell us all about it here.

Welcome to Money Diaries where we are tackling the ever-present taboo that is money. We’re asking real people how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we’re tracking every last dollar.

Today: a database developer who makes $149,300 per year and spends some of her money this week on paintbrushes.

Occupation: Database Developer
Industry: Transportation
Age: 42
Location: East Kansas
Salary: $149,300 ($135,200 from job, $7,800 rental income, $6,300 child support)
Net Worth: $385,068 ($537,970 in assets minus $152,902 in debt)
Debt: $152,902 (mortgages on both my

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I Tried the Ayurvedic Diet for a Week, and Here’s What Happened

From Men’s Health

IT’S FAIRLY well-established that not every weight loss plan works for everyone.

In fact, whether or not you can successfully lose weight depends on many factors, from your gender to your metabolism to your genes. But what if you were told that your body type and your overall mental makeup also play a role?

Well, that’s the core principle behind Ayurveda (pronounced eye-yur-vayda and translated to “science of life”) Medicine, a holistic wellness system of beliefs that originated in ancient India nearly 3,000 years ago.

Recently, wellness gurus have been dipping back into Ayurvedic texts to come up with the principles for the Ayurvedic Diet, which ostensibly uses Ayurvedic principles to help you lose weight.

I wanted to try the diet. My late, great mom, who was born and raised in Mumbai, India, always used spices like turmeric and ginger in her own cooking. When she passed

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A Week In Los Angeles, CA, On $15.50 An Hour

Welcome to Money Diaries where we are tackling the ever-present taboo that is money. We’re asking real people how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we’re tracking every last dollar.

Today: a cheesemonger who makes $15.50/hour and spends some of her money this week on Idiazabal cheese.

Occupation: Cheesemonger
Industry: Service
Age: 32
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Salary: $15.50 + tips + side hustles (photography, dog-sitting) + unemployment (just during the pandemic since I’m currently only working 14 hours a week)
Net Worth: $2,000 in savings + IRA + used car (which probably isn’t worth much). I have no debt and I rent.
Debt: $0
Paycheck Amount (Biweekly): Approx. $600 ($15.50/hour + credit card tips, which average to $7/hour)
Pronouns: She/her

Monthly Expenses
Rent: $1,160 in a three-bedroom apartment (my landlord gave me a bit of a break during the pandemic so it was briefly

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U.K. Ambassador on Trade, Fashion Week and Her Favorite Brands

After six months, British Ambassador to the U.S. Karen Pierce has settled into her new role, which is focused on deepening the relationship between the U.K. and the U.S. as both countries hash out a new free trade agreement as a result of Brexit.

Here, Pierce, whose prior roles included diplomatic stints in Tokyo, the Balkans, Washington, D.C., and New York, offers an update on the progress of the trade agreement as well as how her experience has helped inform her current role. She also gave her perspective on U.K. fashion while sharing some of her favorite brands.

WWD: Do you have a penchant for fashion?

Karen Pierce: I love looking at fashion and emerging trends, but I’m very conscious that I suit very little of it. So my own wardrobe is more classic-oriented. I was very pleased to see that London Fashion Week is moving forward virtually Sept. 17

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Amazon Gears Up for Big Week, With London Storefront and a Luxury App

LONDON — Amazon is ramping up efforts to raise its fashion — and luxury — profile with a series of projects set to make their debuts this week, including a digital storefront with London Fashion Week designers and the long-awaited launch of its luxury platform, a dedicated app showcasing brands from Europe and the U.S.

The Amazon Fashion x London Fashion Week digital storefront will offer spring 2021 collections and archival pieces across ready-to-wear, party wear, loungewear, lingerie and footwear from labels including Preen, Les Girls Les Boys, Grenson, De La Vali, Emilio de la Morena, Kat Maconie and Teija. It promises to extend the labels’ reach to “tens of millions” of customers.

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An announcement is expected today.

The project is part of the wider series of initiatives known as Amazon Fashion Connects that sees the online retailer provide resources, infrastructure and delivery services to emerging and

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This week, Labor Day parties stop in-person classes, young teachers die of COVID-19

College parties and a rise in COVID-19 infections have led to the cancellation of in-person classes this week. (Getty Images)
College parties and a rise in COVID-19 infections have led to the cancellation of in-person classes this week. (Getty Images)

Students are headed back to class amid the coronavirus pandemic, and to keep you posted on what’s unfolding throughout U.S. schools — K-12 as well as colleges — Yahoo Life is running a weekly wrap-up featuring news bites, interviews and updates on the ever-unfolding situation.

2 young teachers die from COVID-19 complications

A third-grade teacher at Windsor Elementary School in Columbia, S.C., died on Monday, days after her COVID-19 diagnosis. Music lover Demetria Bannister, 28, was known as “Windsor’s Songbird,” principal Denise Quickel said in a press release sent to Yahoo Life. Bannister last visited campus on Aug. 28 and began teaching remotely on Aug. 31. On Friday, Richland School District Two, of which Windsor Elementary School is a part, learned of her test results and began contact tracing and

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Delco Hosting Flu Shot Clinic, Coronavirus Testing Next Week

MILLBOURNE, PA — Delaware County is offering residents the chance to get tested for the coronavirus and vaccinated for the flu next week.

The county is hosting two days of coronavirus testing and one day of flu vaccinations in Millbourne.

Whether residents are getting flu shots or coronavirus tests, all must wear masks or face coverings.

Residents can get flu vaccinations from 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at the Philadelphia Sikh Society, 6706 Garden Court Road in Millbourne.

Flu shots will be available via drive-thru to all residents of Delaware County, 3 years of age or older. Residents are asked to preregister by calling 610-891-6129, but walk-ups will also be allowed.

The drive-thru format is intended to make it more convenient for our older residents, those with disabilities, and parents with small children, and is an optimal set up during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Shots will

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