16) 25/05/20 – 06/06/20

Online only June 6th

Ten new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Leicestershire (deaths now 365)


Where and when you should wear face coverings, according to newlockdown rules


June 6th

Pages 4 and 5 are about corona virus survivors, one is 104 years old

Pages 24 and 25 are also about life with the virus, fundraising and a special service for victims at the cathedral

pages 2 and 3 “City hospitals have withstood the crisis and will be ready…” and

Three more deaths take city hospitals toll to 363”

p. 11”NHS England investigating Leicester hospitals after trust adds £46 million to deficit (BIG STORY ON UHL FINANCES]   https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/nhs-england-investigating-leicester-hospitals-4190771


June 5th

Hospital visitors and outpatients must wear face coverings from June 15


Six things we now know about coronavirus in Leicester after hospital chief’s latest update [REPORT ON UHL BOARD MEETING INCLUDES REFERENCE TO £450 RECONFIGURATION PLAN]


p. 12 NATIONAL “Face coverings to be mandatory on public transport”

p. 27 “Why some mums are 10 times more at risk from type 2 diabetes”

p. 5 “Tests of 5,000 hospital staff reveal one in 10 have had virus”

p. 5 “Patient in their 30s is among latest fatalities”

p. 12 NATIONAL, brief: “Blood pressure risks” – of dying of Covid

p. 15 a letter by Michael Tully under “Government picking advice to suit itself”

June 4th

p. 4 “Seven hospital deaths in city and county”

p. 12 “Boris stands firm on virus response”

p. 25 “New study could ease pressures on surgery”, subtitled “Experts test benefits of less invasive alternative to surgery” – transcatheter aortic valve implantation

June 3rd

p. 4 “Four more deaths take hospital total past 350”

p. 5 “Fewer following distancing rules post-Cummings”

p. 12 NATIONAL “Two-metre rule to remain in place”

p. 16 “Councillors hesitate over homes plan for historic hospital site”[this is the disused St Mary’s Melton, not the St Mary’s birthing unit]


June 2nd

p. 12  brief:  “Most common cancer“ – in UK, prostate    

Pages 2 and 3 “Week by week: How the Covid-19 crisis has unfolded in our hospitals and care homes”

June 1st

p. 12 NATIONAL “Lockdown easing ‘sensitive’ – Raab

p. 15 a letter by Suresh Chauhan in answer to a Cummings-defender under “Most will agree with Sage member’s views”


May 31st

online only

Coronavirus cases in Leicestershire rise by 12 in 24 hours, according to Public Health England (no deaths today)



May 30th

p. 12 NATIONAL, brief: “’Refund nurses’ fees’” – tuition fees

p. 15 three letters:

 Malcolm Hunter under “Big question marks over tracing system”

Julian Branstone under “Government’s policies have been disastrous”

G Albertella under “Cummings did wrong – remember it, voters”


May 29th

p. 3 the latest hospital death toll,


May 28th

p. 6 “City researchers studying Covid in volunteer plea”, subtitled “Genes and environment are focus of university team” – UL

Coronavirus cases in Leicestershire rise by 15 according to latest Public Health England figures




May 27th

Leicester hospitals reports 8 more deaths of patients with coronavirus

Leicester hospital bosses have announced the deaths of eight more Leicester patients with coronavirus.

The University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) NHS Trust said all of the deceased were aged between their 70 and 90s.

The trust regularly updates the number of patients who die at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, and Glenfield and General hospitals after testing positive for the virus.

Though the deaths were confirmed today they may have occurred in recent days.

Leicester University needs volunteers to learn why Covid-19 impacts some people more


p. 3 “Men in their 80s who had corona virus died” – Market Harborough and Melton

p. 12 “Boris faces revolt as minister quits” – over him hanging on to Cummings

p. 2 “MP seeks assurances about hospital services” – Alberto Costa about Fielding Palmer Hospital



May 26th


p. 2 “Cummings: City MPs claim public being taken for fools” – plus county MPs and many other folks

 p. 2 “Hospital death toll 324”             (Leicestershire)

p. 3 “’Give every person in the city face masks’” – councillor Nigel Porter


p. 10 “’30 years of depression, but gadget has transformed life’” – vagus nerve stimulation implant


p. 12 NATIONAL “Cummings: ‘I don’t regret my actions’”

 p. 12 “     brief: “Hospital shuts doors” Weston-super-Mare, due to high number of corona patients

pages 6 and 7 “Crisis brings unprecedented opportunity to tackle city congestion and air pollution”

p. 15 a letter by Suresh Chauhan under “Rules for us, but not for Boris and his cronies” – lockdown and other rules 





May 25th

Pages 2 – 4 “Councils to play their part in test and trace initiative” – Leics. To take part in scheme

                           “Noise and colour as convoy backs NHS”

                           “Three more deaths…” – the stats

                           “Ten rules to make sure you stay safe on buses”

                           “How nurseries will look after lockdown”

p. 7 “Send kids back to school…” – Mercury parents opinion survey

. 12 NATIONAL “Vaccine ‘available from September’” – AstraZeneca