Brits ‘could suffer 4th lockdown’ if they overdo it on Easter weekend, expert warns

An Easter weekend blow-out could risk the UK being plunged into a fourth lockdown, experts are warning.

Scientists have sounded the alarm after the easing of gathering rules coincided with balmy weather, luring massive crowds to parks and beaches up and down the country.

While many stuck to the rules and enjoyed the sunshine with small groups of pals, authorities slammed revellers who crowded together in huge groups and brawled

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Scientists warn of climate change’s impacts on winter recreation in NH | Environment

Climate change poses a sweeping threat to New Hampshire’s winter sports and tourism industries, with shorter and warmer winters, muddier springs and “flash droughts” foreshadowing skiing conditions similar to those at resorts in the South, scientists say.

“We’re losing the cold,” said Elizabeth Burakowski, a University of New Hampshire researcher, during a virtual panel discussion on climate change impact this week.

Burakowski said decreases in the numbers of below-freezing days

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Police beg parents to keep kids inside over Easter as park crowds risk new lockdown & Matt Hancock warns ‘nobody’s safe’

COPS are begging parents to keep their kids indoors over Easter as chaotic scenes at packed parks risk a fresh coronavirus lockdown.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: “Enjoy the sunshine, by all means, but nobody is safe from this virus until we can make everybody safe.”

Hundreds of revellers at a 'rave' yesterday evening in Manchester City Centre


Hundreds of revellers at a ‘rave’ yesterday evening in Manchester City CentreCredit: ASP
Cops were called to the Manchester event on March 31


Cops were called to the Manchester event on
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As Nation Speeds to Vaccinate All, Maryland’s Path Shows Challenges Ahead

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — The path to quickly vaccinating the nation’s 250 million adults will be paved with pharmacy chains, hospitals and hulking stadiums where uniformed troops help inoculate thousands of people a day.

But it will also rely on the recreation center at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden here, along with tiny storefront service organizations and vaccine-stocked vans that scour neighborhoods for the unprotected.

Maryland offers a microcosm

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Highlights from the 2021 stocking schedule

Henry Miller, Special to the Statesman Journal
Published 6:00 a.m. PT April 1, 2021


The year of unlisted numbers is over.

Because of pandemic-related concerns about travel, social distancing and crowds, the release of the Oregon

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Reservations required at national parks campsites


The Four Guardsmen in Sequoia National Park on Monday, July 6, 2020. Campground spaces in Lodgepole, Potwisha, Azalea, Buckeye Flat and Sentinel campgrounds are available by reservation only for the rest of this year. (Photo: Ron Holman, Ron Holman)

For the 2021 summer season, campgrounds in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks will require reservations through, which can be made up to one month in advance.

The reservation

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CT Vaccine Rollout: 16 and up now eligible to register | News

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – The coronavirus vaccine rollout is well underway in Connecticut.

  • As of March 19, people aged 45 and up became eligible.
  • Priority access was granted to those with certain medical conditions and intellectual disabilities on April 1.
  • All other adults were also able to make appointments on April 1.

People aged 16 and up were able to create a Vaccine Administration Management System, or VAMS, accounts on

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Olympia keeps Arts Walk spirit alive celebrating all April

Arts Walk, Olympia’s beloved twice-yearly creative celebration, is still on hold for COVID-19, so as it did in the fall, the city of Olympia is keeping the event’s spirit alive by putting the spotlight on art all April long.

The city has a new Arts Walk website designed to make both current and future events more flexible and spontaneous — and to allow for virtual events and include businesses outside

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Dave Bartholomew | Focus your work day with lists | Business World

What do you do first thing every work day?

When I have asked this question of business people, I usually get answers along the lines of checking emails or answering phone messages. This reactionary way of time organization is not recommended. You are literally allowing other people — the ones that made the call or sent the email — to set your priorities.

One of the most productive life strategies

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West Essex cleans up at break, takes down Bloomfield

The West Essex wrestling team had a firm grip on the match with a 25-6 lead, but coach Mike Markey saw some unwelcome signs that his team was underperforming. The pause halfway through the match in order to clean the mats came as a welcome stoppage and an opportunity for West Essex to refocus.

West Essex (7-1) came out of the cleaning break with four straight victories, including three pins,

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OPINION: Dying for powder | Opinion

Sometimes you hear a crack or a roar. More often the first sign is snow shifting around your feet. The snow starts in a slab and then breaks into blocks that knock you off your skis, careening down in a slide moving as fast as 60-80 mph. If you’re lucky, you live through it, plastered with snow; if not, you’re entombed, hurtled over a cliff, killed.

There have been 36

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