NHS: There are calls for hospital staff to be better protected from coroanvirus - as the NHS faces a second wave of admissions for people with symptoms.


BAME COVID: A new study has found black people in the UK are at almost twice the risk of dying from coroanvirus than white people.


SCOTLAND WORKERS: A union is calling for council workers in Scotland to receive a key workers bonus. The GMB feels those who worked during the Covid-19 lockdown should be rewarded.


US DEBATE: The body that organises the presidential debates in the US says its looking at major changes - after the first debate between between Donald Trump and Joe Biden was marred by constant interruptions.


PLASTIC BAN: The delayed ban on single use plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds has come into force in England.



Rather cool and windy this afternoon, with brisk northwesterly winds. It will be largely dry with patchy cloud and sunny spells, although the odd shower is still possible. 12c



Still a brisk northwesterly wind this evening, but winds will ease overnight. Dry and chilly overnight under clear skies. 3c