Expert says it would be ‘strange’ to add US and Spain to ‘red list’

A travel expert today said adding passengers arriving in Britain from Spain and the US to the UK’s ‘red list’ of countries would be a ‘strange’ move as officials consider the risk of new variants from the two countries. UK health officials will decide this week if those arriving from the two countries should isolate … Read more

Dancing On Ice star Vanessa Bauer apologises for complaining about having COVID without symptoms

Dancing On Ice star Vanessa Bauer has apologised to fans after expressing her frustration at being forced to isolate with COVID-19 despite showing no physical symptoms.  The professional skater and her celebrity partner Joe-Warren Platt have been removed from the beleaguered talent show after both tested positive for the potentially deadly respiratory virus.  Vanessa, 24, … Read more

NHS unveils blueprint to tackle Covid vaccine hesitancy among BAME Brits

The NHS has unveiled its ‘blueprint’ to improve coronavirus vaccine uptake among ethnic minority groups.   Local faith and community leaders team up with doctors to host online virtual events where they will answer questions and address concerns people have about the jabs.  They will also distribute leaflets in 20 languages – including Arabic, Punjabi and … Read more

Covid Israel: UK film director on hunger strike against quarantine

London film director who flew to Israel on private plane stages hunger strike to protest being quarantined in £240-a-night hotel at government’s expense Dekel Berenson, 41, said the Israeli government’s Covid response was ‘abysmal’ Israeli-born Berenson travelled from Cyprus where he said he had isolated for 11 months and insisted he should have been allowed … Read more

Minister hints postcode lockdowns to be used when national curbs eased

Prepare for ‘postcode lockdowns’: Minister Helen Whately hints there WILL be rules imposed on localised areas to stop spread of Covid variants when national curbs are eased – but care homes could be back open for visits in WEEKS thanks to vaccine drive Government considering using postcode lockdowns when national curbs eased Would see localised … Read more

Trumps says Biden either ‘lying or mentally gone’ after claiming NO COVID vaccine when he arrived

Donald Trump has speculated that Joe Biden is either lying or ‘mentally gone’ after the president on Tuesday night said his administration arrived to find no COVID-19 vaccines available. Trump, who on Wednesday broke his silence to give a series of interviews marking the death of Rush Limbaugh, told Newsmax Biden made ‘a very dumb … Read more

Will making saw huge spike in 2020: we explain how to write yours

The number of Britons making financial plans for after they die saw a huge increase in 2020, according to an online will-writing company .  Farewill said that it helped 267 per cent more people make online and telephone wills in 2020 than in 2019. The biggest increase was among under-35s, it said, with a 300 … Read more

£500million Pierre Lagrange is claiming taxpayers’ cash to furlough staff at Savile Row tailor

Flamboyant tycoon Pierre LaGrange owns Huntsman, the 172 year old clothes retailer  A multi-millionaire has been claiming public money to furlough staff at his Savile Row tailoring firm. Belgian-born Pierre LaGrange, who lives in Monaco, London and New York has used taxpayers’ hand-outs to pay some of the 65 staff at his upmarket London company … Read more

Facebook news ban: Australian PM says ‘tech giants think they’re bigger than governments’

Facebook has blocked Australians from accessing and sharing news in protest at a new law which would have forced the site to pay for the content it hosts. Furious Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the move shows big tech companies ‘think they are bigger than governments and that the rules should not apply to them’. … Read more

Facebook’s Australian news ban ‘an assault on a sovereign nation’, ministers say

Scott Morrison has taken to his huge Facebook following to slam the tech giant for banning Australians from accessing news on its platform.   The US social media giant has infuriated Australians after blocking them from reading and sharing local news in response to a world-first law to make tech giants pay media companies for the … Read more