- Priti Patel has stuck up for the police, despite claims they being overzealous (Picture: PA)Home Secretary Priti Patel has defended the way police have handed out fines for lockdown breaches, stressing that there is a ‘need for strong enforcement’.Police were branded ‘bonkers’ after handing out £200 fines to two women who drove separately to go for a walk at a remote beauty spot five miles from their homes.One of the would-be walkers, Jessica Allen, said officers to
- EXCLUSIVE: A Hertfordshire-based firm, which was founded by Sir Philip Hulme and who gave £100,000 to the Tories, has won the contract to supply home-learning pupils with laptops
- via bbc.co.ukLeague One Blackpool defeat Premier League West Brom and non-league Chorley beat depleted Derby County in the third round of the FA Cup.
- BEATRICE GOVE: What was meant to be our coming-of-age time, the period of partying, young love and learning, has been turned into a year of heartbreak, loss and - most of all - loneliness.
- Rescue workers have saved 1,500 people trapped in cars in the Madrid area, although two homeless people have frozen to death in the capital and in Calatayud in the east
- Sir John Bell, regius chair of medicine at the University of Oxford, has called for the coronavirus vaccine rollout to be sped up to levels seen in Israel
Black Sabbath fans furious as ‘heavy metal expert’ Joel Dommett gets questions wrong on Michael McIntyre’s The WheelJoel Dommett’s heavy metal knowledge did not impress viewers (Picture: BBC)Fans of Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel were left shocked as Joel Dommett managed to get most of his questions on his specialist subject of heavy metal wrong. Joel had taken his seat on The Wheel to help the contestants to win a life-changing sum by answering questions on heavy metal – but got two out of three of his questions wrong. His first question was to establish which of four bands had had
- A video was uploaded to Tik Tok showing the terrifying music playing from a Brisbane apartment block on Saturday.
- Leanne Whyte from Queensland's Sunshine Coast continues to suffer the painful consequencesa week after her 'silly mistake' and still can't lie on her back due to her bad sunburn.
- FLORA WATKINS: An Ipsos MORI poll has found that working mothers were 45% more likely than the general population to have suffered mental health problems during the spring and autumn lockdowns.
- via bbc.co.ukLeague One Blackpool claim their first top-flight FA Cup scalp in 45 years, beating West Bromwich Albion 3-2 on penalties in their third-round tie.
- Analysts believe hardline Communist dictator is trying to apply pressure on President-Elect Joe Biden by saying he does not expect Washington to change its policy towards North Korea
- Two men have been arrested on suspicion of committing a range of crimes, including assaulting a police officer, after an alleged booze shop robbery in Grimsby, Lincolnshire
- Emergency crews were called to reports of a shooting in Fairfield about 2.40am on Sunday. On arrival, they found a man with gunshot wounds who died at the scene despite efforts to revive him.
- In a letter on Saturday, Republican Delegate Derrick Evans notified Governor Jim Justice he was stepping down, effective immediately. He faces federal charges in the Jan. 6 riot.
- EXCLUSIVE: Bosses told a housekeeper she would be marked as “absent without pay” if she did not turn up for work after her daughter's primary school was closed
- Only a total lockdown can stop the NHS crisis spiralling further. Nurseries and places of worship must close, fewer pupils allowed in schools and tradespeople going in and out of homes
- The police force in Bristol also 'stood by and watched' when Edward Colston's statue was torn down, a Home Office source said while Mr Burnham was criticised.
- Six cases were identified in returned travellers already completing their mandatory hotel quarantine.
- The Queen has shown us the way by taking the vaccine, while a nurse has called for us to follow the rules to save lives - we must follow Her Majesty's lead and heed Ameera's stark warning
- Thousands had to be rescued from their cars as heavy snow blanketed the streets of Madrid (Picture: Getty/ Rex)Four people have died as the worst snowstorms Spain has seen in half a century brought the country to a standstill.Between 20 and 30cm of snow has fallen in Madrid, the heaviest seen since 1971, allowing people to don their skis and take to the city’s main Gran Via thoroughfare.Others pelted each other with snowballs as the usually traffic-clogged street shut down due to the storm
- Shopping channel Ideal World TV is selling a 'Dickens letter' for £9,898, but Dr Leon Litvack, a leading Dickens scholar reading at Queen's University Belfast, believes it is 'clearly a forgery'.
- The National Museum of American History - part of the Smithsonian Institution - has started collecting flyers, protest signs and other objects from the storming of the Capitol.
- The TV commercial, released for the British chocolate's 50th anniversay, included a real-life same sex couple sharing the treat.
- Top scientist and ex-SAGE member Deena Pillay has said coronavirus is 'here to stay,' meaning the booster vaccine may be required annually almost like the flu jab
- A woman and three children have died in a horror house fire which has also left another man in hospital with serious injuries.
- A total of 370,119 Americans have died since the start of the pandemic, with 24,260 dying within the first nine days of the year, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins Medical Center.
- The Voice fans have been left heartbroken for singer Kim Jennett after the coaches failed to turn around for her.The rocker performed a unique rendition of R.E.M’s Losing My Religion and, while coaches Anne-Marie, Olly Murs, Will.i.am and Tom Jones were impressed, none of them chose her for their team.Speaking after the performance, Kim said: ‘Yeah, [I’m a] bit gutted. I gave it my all.‘I’ve just got quite unique voice, maybe that wasn’t what they were looking
- NHS England figures show medics only occupy 170 of 2,115 senior 'band 8c' positions - despite making up a quarter of the health service's nursing staff
- Donald Trump has vowed to start his own rival to Twitter after he was banned from social media site, along with Facebook and Instagram.
- Coronavirus could have been rampant in Wuhan at least three months before the Chinese government has acknowledged, according to leaked hospital files.
- British scientist Peter Daszak's organisation channelled cash to Wuhan scientists at the centre of growing concerns over a cover-up.
Holidaymakers face being trapped abroad in their hotel rooms under new rules if they fail Covid testBritish holidaymakers may end up trapped in hotel rooms abroad for two weeks under new laws that will force travellers to produce negative test 72 hours before entering UK.
- EXCLUSIVE: Nurse Ameera Sheikh says she has been forced to see a huge amount of death during the COVID-19 pandemic, she is begging the public to follow the rules
- The Mail on Sunday can reveal that hundreds of pages of information relating to studies carried out by the top-secret Wuhan Institute of Virology have been wiped.
- As the PM announced a 'test and jabs' blitz to combat the virus, Her Majesty, 94, and the Duke of Edinburgh, 99, received their injections at Windsor Castle from a doctor in the Royal Household.
- Dale McLaughlan, 28, from Irvine made headlines around the world after he was jailed last month for breaking the coronavirus rules to see his girlfriend in the Isle of Man
- PETER HITCHENS: Covid exists. I wouldn't and don't deny it. But the phrase is a dog whistle, designed to make hearers think sceptics are like Holocaust deniers, a straightforward lie and smear.
- The Gunners have been without their summer signing for most of the season (Picture: Getty Images)Mikel Arteta says Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey narrowly missed out on Saturday’s third-round FA Cup win over Newcastle as he was ‘still a little bit short’ of fitness.The Gunners have been without their £45million signing since he suffered a recurrence of his thigh injury in December’s north London derby defeat to Spurs.Partey has made just six appearances since join
- The pair received the vaccine, believed to be the Oxford-produced AstraZeneca version, at Windsor Castle. Sources say the Queen released a statement “to prevent speculation”
- Four people every minute will be inoculated at mass vaccination centres as the NHS's programme to protect Britain speeds up. The Mail on Sunday was given exclusive access to a centre at Epsom.
- Brexiteer Mark Francois MP, chairman of the European Research Group, is set to publish a book on how his band of Tories 'saved' Brexit in a four-year fight to fulfil the 2016 referendum.
- Newly published diaries of celebrated author Patricia Highsmith reveal a secret inner world and that inspiration for the charming, murderous psychopath Ripley came from herself.
- An alliance of Tories will step up pressure on the Government over how it deals with the Chinese regime. It comes after Tory Party report condemns 'brutality, inhumanity, and criminality' in Beijing.
A singer on The Voice UK paid a tribute to his late father who died when he was just 16 years old.Benjamin Haycock from Exeter, Devon took to the stage tonight to sing an original song in memory of his dad.Speaking in a VT ahead of his performance, Benjamin began: ‘For my blind audition I will be singing one of my own songs called Restlessness. It’s a very personal one to me.
- Health Secretary Matt Hancock today announces plans for the mass rollout of rapid Covid-19 testing for people who cannot work at home during the lockdown.
- Dawn is destroyed as Lucas is taken away (Picture: ITV)Dawn Taylor (Olivia Bromley) is left broken in Emmerdale next week, as son Lucas is taken away.
Harriet Finch (Katherine Dow Blyton) has been struggling to cope in the wake of DI Malone’s (Mark Womack) demise, and the end of her relationship with Will (Dean Andrews) has only made matters worse for her.Next week, she witnesses the evident chemistry between Will and Kim Tate (Claire King), and she’s horrified.
Afterwards, she heads
- (Picture: BBC)As Patrick Trueman (Rudolph Walker) recovers in hospital following his stroke during a showdown with killer Lucas Johnson (Don Gilet) in EastEnders, his wife Sheree (Suzette Llewellyn) is overwhelmed with the enormity of the situation.Admitting to son Isaac Baptiste (Stevie Basuala) that she can’t face losing another husband, Sheree later disappears, sparking fears that Lucas (Don Gilet) may have done something to harm her.As Patrick wakes up, Denise (Diane Parish) assu
- (Picture: ITV)Oliver’s death in Coronation Street impacted so many people, and lately we’ve really been seeing how much the death of her son has affected Leanne Battersby (Jane Danson).Leanne has tried to keep her true feelings hidden has best she can, and told people she would be in France over Christmas, but was actually in the flat on her own hiding away.Simon (Alex Bain) discovered Leanne in the flat and realised she wasn’t coping, and said he would step up and help his mum
- TOM TUGENDHAT: The past decade has been kind to China's princes, but its people have paid the price. Rise in forced labour and mass surveillance has turned the nation into a prison for many.
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