Last updated: Tuesday, 27 October, 2020, 09:30
- West Yorkshire leaders call for ‘further action’ to tackle sharp rise in Covid cases
- Tier 3 talks continue with Government
- Serious Covid outbreak at Leeds Royal Mail sorting office
‘I don’t want to stab you but I will’: Robber made knife threat to students during Leeds city centre attack
Reason to be optimistic about vaccine, says scientist
Professor Wendy Barclay from Imperial College London said there was still reason to be optimistic about a vaccine.
She told Times Radio: “I think that we can still continue to be optimistic about vaccines because vaccines will work in a different way.
“What we’re measuring at the moment is the way that our bodies immune response reacts to the virus infecting us.
“But when we immunise with vaccines – particularly the new generation of vaccines that have been developed and put forward into trials for Sars-CoV-2 – the virus that causes Covid – they work in quite different ways and they might make an immune response which is much more long lasting than natural infection. So we have to keep optimistic about that.”
West Yorkshire leaders call for ‘further action’ to tackle sharp rise in Covid cases
The leaders of West Yorkshire councils have issued a statement repeating their calls for ‘further action’ to be taken to combat coronavirus – amid a meeting with the government.
Talks will continue into the week with new restrictions expected to be announced.
Royal Mail confirm serious coronavirus outbreak at Leeds sorting centre
The sorting centre has undergone a deep clean following the outbreak.
26 Leeds nightspots you probably visited during the noughties
Something to make you smile this morning.
How many of these Leeds city centre nightspots do you remember from the noughties?
Welcome to the Yorkshire Evening Post’s live news blog on Tuesday October 27.
Here’s the news you might have missed:
Police launch campaign to crack down on uninsured drivers
Police forces across the UK are launching a national effort to bring down the number of uninsured drivers on the roads.
Starting today (October 26) and running until November 1, ‘Operation Drive Insured’ will see all of the UK’s 43 police forces bring an increased presence to the country’s roads in order to detect and seize uninsured cars.
The operation is being conducted in partnership with the National Roads Policing Operations, Intelligence and Investigation (NRPOII) committee in order to bring a much-escalated enforcement presence on the UK’s roads.
Boots to unveil in-store rapid Covid-19 testing service
Boots is set to unveil a new coronavirus testing service it says can return results from swab tests in just 12 minutes.
The pharmacy chain said the LumiraDx devices, which are able to quickly process swab tests to give customers same-day results, will be rolled out in selected stores over the next few weeks.
Boots has also launched a 48-hour testing service which is currently available in 10 stores across London, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow, with plans to extend the programme to more than 50 outlets across the nation.
The service is available as a private pre-flight test for customers who require one before travelling abroad, or as a solution for those who would prefer peace of mind before seeing friends and family.
The in-store service will cost £120 per test.