You can unsubscribe at any time.Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy noticeA car was stolen while the owner left the engine running to de ice the window.The car owner had left the black Nissan Qashqai engine running shortly after 8am to de ice the the window when an opportunist thief struckWhile the vehicle was left unattended in Skeffington, Kirkby, a man in his 40s wearing a grey hoodie is reported to have jumped in the vehicle and driven off in the direction of Pennywood Drive.Receive newsletters with the latest news, sport and what on updates from the Liverpool ECHO by signing up hereLuckily for the victim, officers from the Merseyside Roads Policing Unit recovered the stolen vehicle at around 8.40am on Dursley in Whiston.Detectives are now urging car owners to be vigilant when de icing their vehicles and not to leave a car with a running engine unattended.Constable Joshua Smith said: “We are urging car owners to be extra vigilant in the cold weather when de icing their vehicle. Thieves are opportunists who will take advantage of a any situation however brief those moments may seem.”Thankfully this car owner was reunited with their vehicle shortly after this incident, but it still caused a great deal of understandable distress and worry.”It serves as a stark reminder to all car owners in Merseyside: please don leave your car unattended while the engine is running.”Keep up to date with traffic and travel in your local area by entering your postcode below.NewsallMost ReadMost RecentAnfieldPhotos domestic abuse victim’s family want everyone to seeAlexandra Reid was afraid no one would believe she was being abused. She was believed.
You can unsubscribe at any time.Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy noticeAnyone aged over 70 who has not yet had the coronavirus vaccine is being urged to come forward.The government has released the message this morning as the mass vaccination programme ramps up.Hope are pinned on the vaccine as the route out of the coronavirus lockdown, which has seen schools, shops, pubs and restaurants closed and a huge disruption to people’s everyday lives as efforts are made to drive the rate of infection down.Today, those aged over 70 who have not yet had the vaccine are being asked to contact the NHS to arrange a jab.In a statement, education secretary Gavin Williamson urged those affected to take action.As reported, more than nine in 10 people aged 75 and over in Coventry and Warwickshire have had the coronavirus vaccine, according to the latest figures, and 81 per cent of those aged 70 to 74 have also had it.The announcement by Mr Williamson is the first time people have been asked to take action to get the jab, as previously people have been invited to a centre.It’s the biggest medical deployment the country has ever seen and the government says it is on track to offer everyone in the top four priority groups a jab by Monday, February 15.All those aged over 50 should be offered a jab by the beginning of May, and all adults should be offered a jab by September.How should I contact the NHS about getting a jab? If you’re aged over 70 and have not yet had the coronavirus vaccination, you should contact the NHS through the online national booking service, by calling 119 or by contacting your local GP practice.If you are a health and social care worker who has not yet had the vaccine, you should speak to your employer.Vaccines are “route back to normal life” Mr Williamson said: “Vaccines are the way out of this pandemic and they offer a route back to normal life. They are the best way to protect people from coronavirus and will help to save thousands of lives.”Today, I’m encouraging all over 70s in Coventry to come forward if they haven’t yet had their vaccine. Whether this is you or someone you know, please contact the NHS to arrange a jab.