UK News

Greensill: Cameron says he will...Covid: 82% of positive rapid tests...Chauvin trial: Floyd's death should...Afghanistan: 'We have won the war,...Instagram fixes ‘mistake’ promoting...Sir David Attenborough's new doc:...Covid-19: Vaccine passports could...Psilocybin: Magic mushroom compound...Rare condition SMAS left woman in...Daunte Wright shooting: Ex-officer...MasterChef winner: Tom Rhodes...Charity shops tell donators: 'Think...Matchbox cars get green makeover in...Newspaper headlines: 'Sleaze is...Prince Philip: Royals release new...In pictures: 2021 Sony World...Senegal: The HIV success story...Torres Strait 8: Australian...'My mother's fertility doctor is my...Covid vaccine: 'It feels like...Mansfield couple reunite at care...Why are so many babies dying of...Anorexia: 'Difficult' to get proper...Duke of Edinburgh's Award: 'Without...A watershed moment: What now for...Why Russia may not be planning...The Circle's Manrika on trolling:...Election 2021: How do I vote?'We realised that by joining...Mahrez and Foden send Man City into...Liverpool 0-0 Real Madrid: Liverpool...Stokes named Wisden's leading...Players demand more than 'token'...Bukayo Saka: Why 'mesmeric' teenager...Pidcock and Cavendish both win as...A minor renewal or a major overhaul?...Covid: What's happening with...When will I get my jab?What's the roadmap for lifting...Covid: What is the rule of six and...Rare blood clots - what you need to...Prince Philip: How can Prince Harry...Prince Philip: A simple, family...Gyles Brandreth: 'Prince Philip...Prince Charles on Prince Philip: 'My...Prince Philip: A turbulent childhood...Prince Philip on royal duty: In his...Prince Philip tributes: 'I wanted my...When the Queen was snapped...Prince Philip: How the Royal Navy...The Queen and Prince Philip: An...Prince Philip: Matt Smith and Tobias...Philip tributes: 'A rock, a hero and...Prince Philip: Duke's support for...Prince Philip: Death of the Duke of...Prince Philip: The Duke of...Obituary: HRH The Prince Philip,...Prince Philip: 99 years, 143...The announcement of the death of...Race report: Was controversy part of...'We found a baby on the subway - now...Letterbox contact: ‘Don’t my birth...The cost of speaking up against China
BBC NewsBBC SportRogiet on TwitteriPlayerDir EnqsMapTrainsTVTraffic RogietWeatherFinancial Markets
The Caldicot Community Portal not only gives you instant access to live national and local news but local information, services and reviews around Caldicot. There is also everything 'you didn't know you didn't know'!

Tip! - Try entering your own postcode into the Your Location box (top right) and all the local links currently set for NP26 4PY will relocate for you anywhere in the UK. This can be especially useful for when you are travelling or on holiday! Crucially, although you are on the NEWS profile at the moment, you could also use the White Profile buttons to choose another profile like Caldicot Area or Sport or Shopping or Faith ...... Whatever you choose caldicot 2day will look different and current everyday!

BBC Front Page News

Greensill: Cameron says he will 'respond positively' to MPs' lobbying inquiry

As MPs announce another inquiry into the Greensill row, David Cameron suggests he will co-operate.

Covid: 82% of positive rapid tests 'were correct'

There had been concerns that large numbers would have to self-isolate after a false positive result.

Chauvin trial: Floyd's death should be 'undetermined', defence expert says

An expert called by the defence says drugs and heart problems contributed to George Floyd's death.

Afghanistan: 'We have won the war, America has lost', say Taliban

A BBC team meets the Taliban, a group that clearly sees itself as Afghanistan's government-in-waiting.

AskTen - Nine things you may not have noticed last week!

1. How to manage back to office stress. Experiencing some anxiety about heading back into the office? You’re not alone. Many workers are 'fear-casting' more often about impending situations, but there are ways to prepare yourself, manage stress and protect your mental health. READ MORE

2. Tributes flood in from world leaders. World leaders have paid tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh. US President Joe Biden said: “He was a heck of a guy... 99 years old, he never slowed down at all.” Spain’s king and queen telegrammed “Dear Aunt Lilibet” to mourn the passing of “Dear Uncle Philip”. Pakistan’s PM Imran Khan said the Duke had been a “wise leader” and his “role in promoting Pakistan-UK relations will always be remembered”. UK Prime Minister said the Duke of Edinburgh had led an ‘extraordinary life’. BBC

3. The markets continue their relentless rise. Stock markets globally continued to rally fuelled by hopes of a rapid rebound as economies reopen. America’s leading indices, the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones, hit new highs; Europe’s Stoxx 600 wiped out its pandemic losses. The FTSE 250, a barometer of the UK domestic economy, hit a record high, having jumped by around a third since the beginning of November. Financial Times

4. Long Covid recovery fears. Seven out of ten patients admitted to hospital with coronavirus in the UK still have symptoms five months after being discharged, a study has found. Researchers examined thousands of patients who left hospital between March and November 2020. They found that 71% had not fully recovered five months later; and among those who had previously been employed, 18% were no longer able to work. An estimated 1.1 million people in the UK say they are suffering from Long Covid. The Guardian

5. Handle bumps in your career’s path. People sometimes see their career paths ahead of them like straight stretches of road heading into the future. Paths are rarely straight lines, however. Bumps, sudden turns and dead ends can pop up at a moment’s notice - as millions found out due to the pandemic. Here are some suggestions for navigating those detours. [1] Focus on the progress in all areas of your life - not just your career. [2] Find learning opportunities regardless of your situation. [3] Think creatively to find alternative options and opportunities. [4] Carve out even small amount of time to work on your goals. For more help and support, join 10/10, our government supported leadership development and mentoring programme. LEARN MORE

6. Bring WFH life to the office. As professionals return to offices, many are struggling to re-adapt to things they once missed about the workplace. But, after a year of working remotely, the office may not be the same: Dress codes have become more casual, for example, and employees are more comfortable asking for flexible work accommodations. These adjustments may be the first of many, as studies on working from home have repeatedly shown that people were happier and more productive when given greater hour-by-hour autonomy. Daily Mail

7. Do nothing, for your brain’s sake. Doing nothing does a lot for your brain. Neuroscience research suggests that giving your brain a timeout can support productivity and long-term learning. But even as you rest, your brain may still be working. To fully shut down, you can incorporate these resting strategies into your routine: Take a walk, but don’t get fixated on your number of steps; play a game but don’t keep score; or cook a meal without worrying about making a culinary masterpiece. Wall Street Journal

8. Covid-19 raises risk of depression and dementia. Covid-19 raises the risk of depression, dementia, psychosis and stroke, a study finds. A third of those with a previous Covid infection went on to develop or have a relapse of a psychological or neurological condition but those admitted to hospital or in intensive care had an even higher risk. This is likely to be down to both the effects of stress, and the virus having a direct impact on the brain. UK scientists looked at the electronic medical records from the previous six months of more than half a million patients in the US, and their chances of developing one of 14 common psychological or neurological conditions. BBC

9. How to stick to your biggest goals. Sticking to long-term goals can be one of the hardest things we do, especially given how many things we have to get done today, tomorrow and next week. But having long-term goals, professional or otherwise, gives us direction and meaning. Here's a few key pieces of advice: [1] Stop fearing the start, the possibility of failure and the possibility of success. [2] Connect goals with your values. [3] Deeply think about your goals both the positive and negative. [4] Break goals into actionable daily steps. Editor

10. The bottom line. The combined annual rise as of 1 April in the cost of living for Britain’s 27.6 million households is £5.7bn, according to financial-comparison websites. More expensive taxes, groceries and energy bills will add almost 10% to household expenses, or £206.41 per home. Metro

BBC news for Monmouthshire

Climate change: £40m emissions cut plan from industry in south Wales

Firms and academics unite in the “massive challenge” to devise a "roadmap to net zero".

Pontypool mum 'robbed of life' by 'late' cancer diagnosis

Justine Jianikos has terminal cancer which was only spotted after it had spread, she says.

Shafiul Islam: Three guilty of killing man in violent robbery

Euan Peters was convicted of murdering Shafiul Islam in a violent robbery at his home.

Covid vaccines Wales: Can I get a jab early?

If you are still waiting to receive your jab, here is the latest advice in your area.

This Microportal is built on the 2day Microportals platform which provides you with 3 click access to local and global information crucial both to your personal and working life. The platform provides live local data on transport, what's on, accommodation, eating out, shopping, sport, religion and weather as well as comprehensive reference and resource sections including TV, radio, online shopping, route planning, health, education and more.

We are not responsible for the content of external internet sites to which any 2day supported sites are linked. We do not share any contact information with other providers. We use cookies to make our site work efficiently. More information on privacy and cookies.

Copyright © 2004–2021 2day Microportals, East Quither Farm, Milton Abbot, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 0PZ, UK.