The highly successful Felixstowe Book Festival was on the verge of cancellation because of Coronavirus but technology has come to its rescue and the event has now moved online, complete with guests. Here is the running order for the weekend
Over the last week or so, something has definitely shifted in the national approach to coronavirus, life, and the determination to look beyond the current crisis towards whatever we are going to eventually come to accept as the “new normal.”
I am a naturally cautious person – and right now I am very concerned about what the subtle changes to lockdown introduced by the government this week will do to the country and to our ability to fight coronavirus, writes Paul Geater.
We may still be in the grip of the lockdown and waiting for the Prime Minister to come up with his road map out of the strictest elements of it, but there is no doubt that we are seeing subtle changes in the way it is applied.
This week’s comments about pubs and restaurants possibly being shut until Christmas as a result of the lockdown seems to have been greeted by shock and horror by many people – however I’m not one of them.
Easter is supposed to be a time of hope. This year that really hasn’t been the case. Good news has been at a premium. The Prime Minister’s return to Chequers after leaving hospital has been a rare piece of good news among the gloom.