Boris Johnson has admitted we do not have enough testing capacity for coronavirus.Speaking today, he said the short answer is ‘no we don’t’.He pledged to have reached 500,000 tests a day by the end of October – though Matt Hancock previously said this would happen within a week from now.
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- Frank Lampard’s Chelsea take on Barnsley on Wednesday (Picture: Getty Images)Chelsea host Barnsley on Wednesday night in the third round of the Carabao Cup, with the winners going on to take on either Tottenham or Leyton Orient in the next round.The Blues are looking to bounce back after a 2-0 defeat to Liverpool in the Premier League at the weekend as Frank Lampard looks for his first piece of silverware as Chelsea boss.Barnsley have beaten Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough to reach thi
- Emails obtained by the BBC reveal the alarm among the government's top scientific advisers after academics reacted in horror to Sir Patrick Vallance's words.
- Professor John Edmunds, an epidemiologist at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a SAGE member (left) saidthe outbreak will be allowed to 'double and double and double again'.
- Lead researcher Lakoto Tsubokura, from the Riken Centre in Japan, said he would not recommend wearing face shields in the place of face masks. His simulations revealed they offer limited protection.
Oxford student Hira Javaid is quite the juggler.
The 24-year-old uses her juggling skills to help her while she studies oncology – the study and treatment of tumours – at the University of Oxford.She has a particular interest in DNA methylation – a biological process affecting the functions and expressions of genes – which she helps to describe using juggling.Hira
- Super-strong 15-month-old toddler, Ezzy, wouldn't stop climbing the furniture so his parents built an indoor climbing wall for him to climb instead. A video shows the tot scaling the wall with ease.
- (Picture: Max Parker/Instagram)Emmerdale actor Kris Mochrie has confirmed his romance with co-star Max Parker.It was reported in July that Kris — who portrayed rapist Lee Posner on the ITV soap —enjoyed a string of dates with Max, who plays on-screen brother Luke.
Now, Kris has opened up about his romance. He told The Mirror: ‘It’s great to meet someone through work and have so many things in common and an understanding of each other’s jobs.’.‘We didn&rs
Liam Payne sent One Direction fans into a spin this morning, when he listened to Harry Styles’ sleep track to wake himself up.The 27-year-old treated fans to a TikTok live session, where he decided to give his former bandmate’s instalment – which can be found on meditation app Calm – a go.He could be seen relaxing in his plush home this morning, as he used the epi
- John Fleck, 31, from Manchester, turned up at the home of his neighbour William Robertson shouting: 'You're getting it, your missus is getting it, and your kids are getting it.'
- Lucas Cook said he is the victim of verbal abuse in the streets and at his place of work because people won't accept that the can't wear a face mask, which is mandatory under Victoria's lockdown restrictions.
- An animal shelter has urged owners to take their pets to a rescue organisation rather than abandoning them alone if they feel they can no longer take care of them after a dog was found tied to a tree
Dr Hilary Jones believes the government will scrap the rule of six after Prime Minister Boris Johnson tightened the coronavirus restrictions.
Last night, the PM addressed the nation where he urged Brits to work from home again; reduced the number of wedding guests from 30 to 15 people; put a stop to indoor sports and increased fines for those flouting the rules.However, one thing that di
- Peers backed a change to the Agriculture Bill which would write food standards protections into law - something the government claims isn't needed because it's already protected
- The German duo both swapped the Bundesliga for the Premier League (Picture: Getty)Chelsea summer signing Timo Werner has revealed the role he played in convincing compatriot Kai Havertz to join him at Stamford Bridge, messaging the playmaker before his move.The Blues spent big this summer to bolster Frank Lampard’s squad, moving quickly to secure their targets with a deal for Werner wrapped up all the way back in June – with the striker even forfeiting his participation in the Champi
- Smirking Sulman Khan, 26, and 24-year old sibling Zafran set up base in one woman's house after exploiting her mental health difficulties to ply her with free crack cocaine.
- Tom Cruise will beging shooting his space movie in October 2021 (Picture: Rex)Tom Cruise’s space movie isn’t just a pipe dream as a confirmed date has revealed exactly when the actor and crew will be jetting to outer space. The Mission: Impossible star will be making his way to the International Space Station with the help of Nasa and Elon Musk’s SpaceX. Now, Space Shuttle Almanac announced the ‘tourist mission’ is set to take place in October 2021. &
- El Shafee Elsheikh (left) and Alexanda Kotey (right) are being held in US military custody in Iraq (Pictures: AFP)The families of men allegedly killed by two British suspected Isis terrorists have welcomed the news they are now likely to go on trial in the US.Maha Elgizouli, whose son El Shafee Elsheikh is being held in US military custody in Iraq with his co-accused Alexanda Kotey, lost a judicial review over Priti Patel’s decision to provide material to the American government under a &l
- Dwayne is game for a big fight (Photo: WWE)The Rock made his name in WWE before taking over Hollywood – but he’s never forgotten his roots.As a third generation star, wrestling is in Dwayne Johnson’s blood with his daughter Simone currently taking her first steps in the family business.There’s also the small matter of his cousin Roman Reigns, who is currently tearing it up as the Universal Champion on SmackDown after returning to action last month.For years now, fans have
- Michael Sharpe thought it was a joke when he landed a share of the huge People's Postcode Lottery jackpot
- Reece Thompson, who was convicted of assault and grievous bodily harm in 2019, was taken on trial by Selby Town during pre-season earlier this year.
- The body of Michael Williams, 44, of Grinnell, Iowa, was found in a ditch near Kellogg last Wednesday evening.
- Jonathan Halstead died inside his home in Shaw, near Oldham, after Bronson became 'unusually distressed' and bit him several times during a seizure in January.
- The dogs can detect the virus with close to 100% certainty, according to a study by the University of Helsinki’s Veterinary Faculty (Picture: via REUTERS)Helsinki airport has started using dogs to sniff out passengers infected with coronavirus in an effort to curb infection rates.Trained dogs can detect Covid-19 with close to 100% certainty, a study by the University of Helsinki’s Veterinary Faculty claims.While the PCR test needs around 1.8 million molecules to identify the virus, d
- Doctors treat a patient suffering from coronavirus on an Intensive Care ward at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey (Photo by Steve Parsons – Pool/Getty Images)The risk of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among frontline health and social care workers dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic is at par with terrorist attack survivors and soldiers returning from war, MPs have heard.Dr Michael Bloomfield told the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee that this form of psychological traum
- Tiffany-Anne Brislane-Brown called out police for their choice of photo when issuing a warrant for her arrest in Newcastle, 160km north of Sydney in January.
- You have to feel ready in your body and mind (Picture: Flex Chelsea)After having a baby, fitness and physical activity might be the furthest thing from your mind.Which is understandable now that you have a tiny human to look after, and an enormous amount of physical and mental recovery to do after giving birth.But when you do feel ready to start thinking about fitness again – and it is so important to make sure that you are ready – it can be daunting to know where to start.But there
Noah Cyrus didn’t think she’d make it to 21 as she reflects on mental health struggle: ‘Every day felt like lifting 100lb weights’Noah Cyrus opened up about her mental health (Picture: Getty Images)Noah Cyrus has explained she didn’t think she’d make it to 21 as she reflects on the struggles she’s faced over the past few years.It’s been two years since the Make Me singer released her EP Good Cry, with the star looking back on how far she’s come – and the battles she’s faced with her mental health.‘My first ep ‘Good Cry’ came out 2 years ago today,’ she penne
- Leicester host Arsenal on Wednesday night (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal travel to Leicester on Wednesday night for a Carabao Cup third round tie and a meeting with either Liverpool or Lincoln on the line.Both the Foxes and the Gunners have had excellent starts to the Premier League season, winning both their opening two games and Leicester sitting top of the very early table.Brendan Rodgers and Mikel Arteta will both take the opportunity to rotate their squads, with big league matches this week
- Timo Werner completed a move from Leipzig to Chelsea this summer (Picture: Getty)Timo Werner admits Bayern Munich’s crushing victory over Chelsea in the Champions League ‘hadn’t exactly spoken in favour’ of a move to Stamford Bridge but believes the club have since gone some way to addressing the problems made evident in the defeat.A quickfire double from Serge Gnabry and Robert Lewandowski’s 76th-minute strike put Bayern in total control of the last-16 tie and Chel
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