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"It's very important that the messages on self isolating come from trusted leaders," says Lucy Yardley, Prof of Hea… https://t.co/VVJ9WOGv6MBravura performance by my colleague @robyounguk smoothly bringing the nation #business from @BBCr4today ... Many BA… https://t.co/kxX4VPZoJC
Retweeted by BBC Radio 4 Today"It's a very big ask to get people to self isolate...they absolutely should not be out of pocket," says Lucy Yardle… https://t.co/ghcIjtYrlVAndy Burnham says infection rates are increasing in "8 out of 10" of our boroughs so "it was the right decision" an… https://t.co/gjpW87IgkIDr Nassif Hitti, who resigned as Foreign Minister on Monday, says he's been warning "we are going down the drain...… https://t.co/PukxNYMeoLCould France be next to come off the list of safe destinations? Simon Calder says uncertainty is damaging the indus… https://t.co/hO00vTvZEeCare homes are worrying insurance costs could put them out of business. Insurers are worrying about homes getting s… https://t.co/cJQA5OvkPR
Retweeted by BBC Radio 4 TodayComing up: Travellers from 3 more countries will have to quarantine on arrival in the UK - but how many people won'… https://t.co/KhAANod3sxGood morning, the presenters are @Marthakearney & @bbcnickrobinson #R4Today https://t.co/ufTUJcU8k0 https://t.co/hqPYI6zYtm
8/7
2020
The Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick told @bbcnickrobinson he "regrets" some of his actions in the Westferry pl… https://t.co/Ta4MrEx9U8Robert Jenrick says he has "no idea" how much property developers have donated to the Conservatives "because minist… https://t.co/VQli6azFFVRobert Jenrick: "I wish I hadn't been sat next to a developer at an event and I regret sharing text messages with h… https://t.co/ehkCQN1NFF"We have a planning system that was a product of the 1940s Atlee Govt and is now quite outdated. It's very slow by… https://t.co/hhkhzYSECGGoogle searches and a range of other data informs the Bank of England's predictions this morning that the recession… https://t.co/R5U24NKjWy
Retweeted by BBC Radio 4 TodayDevi Sridhar, Chair of Global Public Health, Uni of Edinburgh, says "it does seem to be that going to indoor bars o… https://t.co/bE7Pxa21WMThis is "really radical", says Hugh Ellis, of the Town & Country Planning Association, "this is not a democratisati… https://t.co/YIC8uKTM65Simon Conway of the Halo Trust warns "about 240 events like this have happened in the last decade" and in places li… https://t.co/ecqLjr0QATGovt's 'growth' areas in planning changes will be deemed “suitable for substantial development” says govt's white p… https://t.co/unGRNtd7M6
Retweeted by BBC Radio 4 TodayComing up: The govt has outlined proposals to speed up the building of new homes in England (0715) & (0810); on the… https://t.co/dZ149yjTdsGood morning the presenters are @bbcnickrobinson & @Marthakearney #R4Today https://t.co/hrDAL0Vq5l https://t.co/KxykcDu2dYA message of thanks from Alice’s daughter Morag #findAliceandNorman #R4Today https://t.co/SIu6k2omat
8/6
2020
The full story of how @Marthakearney, her old school friend Debbie Davidson and Twitter solved the mystery of an en… https://t.co/Fh3gVoq7Aw"Corruption is rampant in Lebanon and this explosion in a way is a physical manifestation of the level of devastati… https://t.co/Rkbpgt6NAfEarlier this week, @Marthakearney and her friend Debbie Davidson enlisted the help of Twitter to find the owner of… https://t.co/WXkhf8bLYRGovt minister Nick Gibb says the UK is "working urgently...on what we can do to help the Lebanese government with t… https://t.co/kNNq1u5AQC"It looks like older teenagers can transmit just as well as adults," says Prof Neil Ferguson. "The risk then is tha… https://t.co/nRzq251ExyYvette Cooper says "serious errors" were made in the UK's approach to its borders in spring, and the quarantine and… https://t.co/FDlU6ETll0"It's the worst possible time," says Nadim Shehadi of the Lebanese American University. "We are dealing with the re… https://t.co/MztuadDcH6Coming up: Rescuers in Beirut are still searching for people after massive explosion (0709 & 0810); MPs say not qua… https://t.co/zJOwU5iv0jGood morning the presenters are @MishalHusain & @Marthakearney #R4Today https://t.co/j3H0Cl9V26 https://t.co/CoXxa2dlTD
8/5
2020
Last Sunday @Marthakearney was on Facebook when she found a message from her friend Debbie Davidson, who had uneart… https://t.co/Zn0oKMPxUv"It's a massive ask, but there is no alternative...this virus is really dangerous, this virus doesn't get bored....… https://t.co/Z5dk79oRfUAbout "50 per cent of contacts of those infected are being traced" in England at the moment and this needs to reach… https://t.co/Eve9HdwKEiHead of NHS England, Simon Stevens, has asked trusts to prepare for winter by returning non Covid service to near n… https://t.co/nlFgqKt0Dg"This bar in particular seemed to be following all the rules...it's a reminder to us of how easy it is for the viru… https://t.co/yPrAIxqvr2Coming up: Scientists say the test and trace system must be improved before schools open (0810), pupils in Scotland… https://t.co/DCVsY7IE2bGood morning, the presenters are @MishalHusain & @BBCsarahsmith #R4Today https://t.co/FKUh8XHJhk
8/4
2020
"We need openness, transparency, scrutiny, and a leadership of people taking responsibility for the decision-making… https://t.co/LvEin4kazt"We were forced into a situation where we were labelled as people who were argumentative." Dr Rashid Abbasi told… https://t.co/c8cm2hYhyWNadhim Zahawi says "Only right that we wait for the police to complete their investigation....sometimes in these ca… https://t.co/1ITYhO2v5bUp next on #r4today: @timspector on the 'uptick' in Coronavirus cases https://t.co/lGb9O8xxQ7
Retweeted by BBC Radio 4 TodayUp next on #r4today: Sir Paul Nurse and Dame Anne Johnson on a second wave, testing and the "shroud of secrecy" ove… https://t.co/lPZ3Dphgce
Retweeted by BBC Radio 4 TodayLen McCluskey of the Unite union says "my executive will want questions answered" over the use of members' money to… https://t.co/NZYOoXGMSqI would like short turnaround tests to "get used more extensively by the private sector, because there is a huge un… https://t.co/8HKniPPdYgUp next on #r4today: Sir John Bell on two new rapid diagnostic tests for Covid-19 https://t.co/oG50YPv0H3
Retweeted by BBC Radio 4 Today“Everything really round here is minimum wage” – the view on Merseyside as the IFS says the earnings gap between Lo… https://t.co/u68e14NhFk
Retweeted by BBC Radio 4 TodayComing up: New rapid Covid tests are being introduced that give results in 90 mins (0709) & (0810); it's the start… https://t.co/p0k0fAUhmwGood morning the presenters are @MishalHusain & @BBCsarahsmith #R4Today https://t.co/MWbBDa5TH9
8/3
2020
Tomorrow on #r4today: @timspector on the uptick, Sir Paul Nurse & Dame Anne Johnson on the second wave, Sir John Be… https://t.co/PyCf4JUZKF
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8/2
2020
"We announced the decision as soon as practical. I think that's what people expect" says health secretary Matt Hanc… https://t.co/VYYFxiRHd4Matt Hancock: "I know how important the Eid celebrations are. I'm very grateful to the local Muslim leaders...acros… https://t.co/qkCCMAcFAv"Some of his tweets tend to be shocking, but what they usually do is bring attention to a pressing issue...universa… https://t.co/vrXLEZqERi"We were so relieved when we got the weekly testing of staff and now the monthly testing of residents, but it's jus… https://t.co/Q3V1lrIdXiUp next on #r4today: @carlheneghan on ‘the rules’… what you can and can’t do, and where https://t.co/vUSZMDdMWR
Retweeted by BBC Radio 4 TodayMayor of Great Manchester Andy Burnham says "the picture in Greater Manchester has changed over the past 7 days...… https://t.co/jrkTmEFBXQComing up: Parts of the north under new lockdown restrictions (0709), (0750), (0810), (0830); President Trump has a… https://t.co/1XEINWOtTrGood morning the presenters are @BBCsarahsmith & @bbcnickrobinson #R4Today https://t.co/0Cmcz21cJn https://t.co/hZX3Jf1Lgd
7/31
2020
Tomorrow on #r4today: @carlheneghan on ‘the rules’, @GenomicsEngland on sequencing the DNA of the seriously ill and… https://t.co/qwPKpe46FE
Retweeted by BBC Radio 4 TodayMore countries could soon be added to the quarantine list says Health Secretary Matt Hancock: "We just have to be r… https://t.co/MIqzBuZYNn"Although the figures show that completed cases are falling, those are cases that were being charged one to two yea… https://t.co/rH08oCwDSBMost transmission happens "at the time of symptoms developing" but in rare cases the virus is "present in respirato… https://t.co/b5nyProtB0Coming up: Isolation if you have signs of Covid in England is expected to rise to 10 days (0709) & (0810); prosecut… https://t.co/o5YFkBXXBnGood morning the presenters are @BBCsarahsmith & @bbcnickrobinson #R4Today https://t.co/oBS5IhPa7t https://t.co/bhV2GcpDZb
7/30
2020
BREAK - After @EHRCChair told me businesses should set targets to recruit more people of colour for senior position… https://t.co/wk52ln5CtZ
Retweeted by BBC Radio 4 TodayWHO Regional Director for Europe, Dr Hans Kluge, told @bbcnickrobinson there is "about 3-4 weeks lag time between c… https://t.co/nesVBIrrnOCulture secretary Oliver Dowden: "We continue to look at all alternatives but we are not at the point where there i… https://t.co/DgccM1b6K5eBay has announced better-than-expected results, but might they face UK tax changes? Plus, university pensions, GSK… https://t.co/UAJ07SYANk
Retweeted by BBC Radio 4 Today"We are receiving reports ... of a high proportion of new infections among young people … they have a responsibilit… https://t.co/ExfpXw2iYL"3.3m families already are on Universal Credit and the OBR thinks 1.6million people are going to be made redundant… https://t.co/pXEWuaV89GMore data could help avoid a local lockdown, says Sean Fielding, leader of Oldham Council: "We get the numbers of p… https://t.co/XxzWVJPnk6Heathrow Chief Executive, John Holland-Kaye, says the Govt should look at alternatives to 14-day quarantine. He say… https://t.co/BFdOPAAfh6Coming up: Fears of a second wave of Covid-19 - we hear from Oldham council (0730) & the WHO (0810); & how sounds o… https://t.co/XUaiGBJshO“It was absolutely devastating, it was sickening.” The panic in a care home as untested hospital patients were move… https://t.co/WeDNsHXS9h
Retweeted by BBC Radio 4 TodayBreaking: Heathrow says it expects opening of third runway to be delayed by at least two years because of coronavir… https://t.co/OyAsarADuC
Retweeted by BBC Radio 4 TodayGood morning, the presenters are @MishalHusain & @bbcnickrobinson #R4Today https://t.co/6RZOWw2CM6 https://t.co/tQtOeSfNyB
7/29
2020
Understanding why people still believe “we are doing nothing" to tackle racial inequality is "absolutely critical..… https://t.co/Qr8ewgpPXmProf Jimmy Whitworth, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, says a vaccine "may not be perfect and...might… https://t.co/mw1us1BtUvIt is disappointing - I’ve had several meetings with David Isaac and he’s never said that to me. This is top priori… https://t.co/RxFHCTI3zf
Retweeted by BBC Radio 4 Today"There were loads of police...at my front door with huge rifles, wearing sort of riot gear, and red lasers on Kai,… https://t.co/kLBWdGuCdpSpanish tourism losing "100m euros a day" says Ramon Estalella of Spain’s hotel federation, calls "at the European… https://t.co/XULmiuVdJcEXCLUSIVE - Head of @EHRC accuses govt of “dragging its feet” over racism&urges ministers to take “urgent action”.… https://t.co/kE1ww5VDol
Retweeted by BBC Radio 4 TodayComing up: The govt faces calls for clarity on travel to Spain (0709) & (0750); the chair of the EHRC says minister… https://t.co/jbGH2GVIGdGood morning the presenters are @JustinOnWeb & @MishalHusain #R4Today https://t.co/WPcm8MvvDE https://t.co/U0WQXOWslj
7/28
2020
.@crystal_palace's @andros_townsend tells @bbcnickrobinson that football has 'gone backwards' in regards to racism… https://t.co/uGLmeh3UCKAndrew Flintham is head of the UK's largest tour operator, TUI. He says TUI has cancelled flights to mainland Spain… https://t.co/92jztMP4Vq.@AVFCOfficial CEO Christian Purslow tells @robbonnet that without fans, clubs outside the Premier League 'aren’t s… https://t.co/GSZWYJu6kvNick Thomas-Symonds: Labour is "in solidarity" with the 48 hour boycott of Twitter, in protest at the slow response… https://t.co/dKfyFKEtKZNick Thomas-Symonds says the 14 day quarantine is "a blunt tool" and he thinks we "need to introduce test, trace an… https://t.co/GHHWCKw06HCelebrity chef & Hairy Biker Si King says people in supermarkets often comment on how many ingredients he's buying… https://t.co/H9Bj2q6RaPNeil Sorahan, Ryanair Chief Financial Officer, says not many passengers cancelling yet as there "has been relativel… https://t.co/he58gp4ehl"I have just got the all clear from my cancer so it was a celebratory holiday with my family so pretty heart breaki… https://t.co/5zsJAdTRjoComing up: PM's plan to tackle obesity (0730) & (0820); could the decision to re-impose quarantine on travellers fr… https://t.co/vBB6954UXwGood morning, the presenters are @bbcnickrobinson & @JustinOnWeb #R4Today https://t.co/CguWxubln3 https://t.co/oeeYYoCY3h
7/27
2020
Dr Dylan Watkins is a GP in Totnes, Devon, an area with low take up of flu vaccinations. He says it's "huge guess"… https://t.co/Bt7UJmZLIaCare minister Helen Whately: "We want to increase the take up amongst health and social care staff...I'm confident… https://t.co/5CbkSBuCPG"It's great to have him back in the fold." ECB director of cricket Ashley Giles says the England team will rally… https://t.co/05TwwT1Jx6Anna Belkina, RT Deputy Editor-in-Chief said Ofcom "is supposed to be completely free from political pressure" and… https://t.co/N4wirAdJdBChina is under growing international pressure over its treatment of the Uighur Muslim minority. But Dolkan Isa, Pre… https://t.co/uRPJzCSMDzONS numbers show June's retail sales numbers are back to pre-pandemic levels, boosted by sales of household goods &… https://t.co/GfNKqzTmJf
Retweeted by BBC Radio 4 TodayComing up: Govt is preparing England's biggest ever flu jab drive - to prevent a winter health crisis (0810), Sir S… https://t.co/ZB5RY2AhPN
7/24
2020

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