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NEWS ROUNDUP: Covid cases rise in over 60s & homeschooling is up

 

Coronavirus cases in Leeds are on the rise amongst the over 60s and the number of children being homeschooled is increasing.

The number of over 60s contracting the Delta variant of coronavirus is on the rise in Leeds. There are currently over 29,000 people in Leeds over 60 years old or who are at risk who have not yet had their first vaccine, with almost 8,000 from the same group still awaiting their second vaccine.

Cannabis laced sweets seized
A large quantity of cannabis-laced sweets seized in Horbury has sparked warnings from the police.  DS Heather Shearer is urging parents and teenagers to be vigilant in case the sweets are in circulation, and if they are concerned or have any further information to contact the police.
Homeschooling on the rise
The number of children being home schooled in Leeds has risen by more than a quarter from normal levels. There are concerns that a contributing factor is that families are being encouraged to un-roll their children from school to avoid permanent exclusion. the number of children being handed suspensions is increasing most dramatically in poorer areas.


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