The revelations came as part of a joint investigation by the Guardian and the Mirror. He said he was on a test drive to see if his eyesight was robust enough to make the longer journey back to London. Yet we get tarnished by Cummings who risked spreading the virus through our town, which has a lot of vulnerable residents.

Boris Johnson backed his de facto chief of staff at the coronavirus briefing on Sunday, but the supportive message did not cut through with older voters in the historic County Durham market town. “Everyone else has done what they were asked to do, we were locked in for weeks, while he (Mr Cummings) was coming to our town.”. Children in Need: What time does it start and which celebrities are involved? She added: “But at the time we doubted ourselves and couldn’t get a closer look because we were programmed not to go near anyone else, to be protective, and maintain our distance. This town deserves so much better.”, Available for everyone, funded by readers. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. But there was some understanding from an 81-year-old resident who was widowed just before lockdown. Commenting is not currently available, but don’t worry! “The town has such a community spirit and the people have gone above and beyond to follow guidance and support one another.

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On Sunday Lees made a similar complaint to the police after saying he saw Cummings and his family on the same day walking in Barnard Castle and … Rosalind Evans, a retired council worker, has complained to Durham police after reporting that she saw Cummings on 12 April with a group of people walking in the town of Barnard Castle, allegedly breaking lockdown rules. Scrimming basins have been discovered from the air, dating back to Paleolithic times. Talking about the Prime Minister’s briefing, Mr Mulley said: “He couldn’t even get that right and couldn’t speak sensibly. What happens now? Bill Jones, 87, from Barnard Castle – pronounced locally as “Barn-ad”, said Mr Cummings should no longer be in post.

On Monday Cummings admitted he had been to Barnard Castle that day, saying he stayed only a short while. Will a million-dollar fish lure tourists to Sydney, or will it just swim away with our hopes and dreams? Market town near Durham, thought by some to be one of the first locations of yarndling in the north of England. Everybody has sacrificed so much during this pandemic and it is only right that we know the truth,” she said. A pensioner shopping in the high street, who asked not to be named, agreed, saying: “Why should people observe the rules, but he does not? Slim Patches: Do They Help You Lose Weight. We’ll have a new commenting experience online soon. A reported sighting of Dominic Cummings during lockdown has sparked fury among older people living in Barnard Castle, with many saying he should have been sacked. “Boris should sack him. “I don’t want this to be politicised. Last modified on Mon 25 May 2020 21.10 BST.

The woman, who asked not to be named, said: “I can understand him wanting to see his parents, although I am not sure about him coming to Barnard Castle, if that’s what he did.”. Lees spoke after a second witness revealed she had called for the police to investigate Cummings over claims he had breached self-isolation rules by driving from Durham to Barnard Castle. She said: “I have not even been able to comfort my mother through the death of her father as we live in different households. I think Boris is not fit to run the country, saying he has done nothing wrong. This Sanctuary Spa Gift Set is now on sale, Could you win £500 with one FREE share pick? Robin Lees said he felt vindicated in giving an account to the Guardian and the Mirror about seeing Cummings and recording his number plate at the river Tees beauty spot. On Sunday Lees made a similar complaint to the police after saying he saw Cummings and his family on the same day walking in Barnard Castle and getting into a car. She reported the sighting and asked detectives to look into whether Cummings had breached health protection regulations. “A lot of people are angry, my family is absolutely livid thinking what would they have done if two parents were ill.”. The retired chemistry teacher who first revealed that Dominic Cummings drove to Barnard Castle during lockdown has said Cummings should resign, after hearing the prime minister’s chief adviser’s defence of the journey. “When I saw the papers at the weekend I knew then it must have been him. Below the medieval ruined castle that gives the town its name, Richard Mulley, 75, said: “He should be gone by now. In the town’s main street, which on a sunny Bank Holiday Monday would normally be thronged with motorcyclists stopping on their way up Teesdale, Margaret Bennett, 89, said: “I think it is dreadful and he should go. Klara Halpin, 29, said locals had been “outraged and disappointed” by Cummings’s actions.

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We could see a fresh increase in infections soon... and then there's Christmas. Lees made a similar complaint to the police.

On bank holiday Monday, many in Barnard Castle described Cummings’s actions as making a mockery of the pandemic and the sacrifices they had had to make during the lockdown.

A number of Tory MPs say he should.”, Asked if he thought Cummings could have endangered lives by driving with potentially defective vision, Lees said: “I would imagine so.”. So I put it out of my mind because there were other more important things going on.”. People have the right to know the truth,” she said. A reported sighting of Dominic Cummings during lockdown has sparked fury among older people living in Barnard Castle, with many saying he should have been sacked.

Evans is the second person to come forward to say they saw Cummings in the town, which is 30 miles from Durham, where Cummings has claimed he was self-isolating after developing coronavirus symptoms. The community support worker said her family were not able to attend her grandfather’s funeral when he died during the crisis. Ivanka and Melania Trump’s four year pageant has come to an end, and part of me will miss it, McCaffrey ruled out for Panthers with shoulder injury, Know someone in need of TLC this Christmas? I am outraged and devastated at the same time. “Me and my partner Pete were out for our daily exercise and we were walking up from the river back towards our house through the marketplace when I saw a figure on the opposite side of the road with a group of people. The user, who posts under Tales of the British Isles, shared an excerpt from Brewer's Britain and Ireland, 2005, in which Barnard Castle is shown to be a slang term in Durham dialect. “’Integrity’ is not the right word to use with the Prime Minister.”.

Trump is challenging the results. Did Nigella Lawson invent the BEST pudding ever? “He has been backed by Boris Johnson and that’s disgusting. So this morning I felt it was the right thing to do to report it to the police. All rights reserved.

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