- via theguardian.comWe have the awful distinction of heading the national league tables for furloughed and unemployed workersUK cross-party group to lobby for Covid funds in areas that depend on airportsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEverywhere in Britain the financial and social impact of Covid-19 is being felt. Up and down the land, whole industries have been affected and businesses, large and small, have been forced to close.Hardest hit, though, have been the communities locate
- Workmen last night managed to remove 38 plastic bollards on Kensington High Street before left-wing demonstrators glued themselves to their van, forcing them to stop.
- News that a vaccine for Covid-19 has been approved for use in the UK – and with two more jabs hopefully on the way – has brought joy after a bleak year. We put your questions to the experts…It was the incredible news we’ve all been praying for, and then it got even better: first one, then two, then three vaccines were found to fight Covid-19 – with more potentially around the corner.In the space of just a few weeks, we went from a dark future filled with lockdowns
- The country has been warned we ‘need to find ways of living happily’ alongside coronavirus (Picture: Reuters / Getty Images)The UK may still need a circuit breaker lockdown at the beginning of 2021 despite the mass roll-out of the Pfizer vaccine, a scientist has warned.The news comes as Britain made one of the biggest breakthroughs in the coronavirus pandemic so far by being the first country in the world to approve a vaccine.Professor Liam Smeeth, an epidemiology and publi
A sheep has been caught taking advantage of a deserted hotel in north Wales.The curious sheep, nicknamed Sidney by staff, was filmed roaming the quiet corridors at the Premier Inn in Holyhead.Sadly, Sidney didn’t manage to get a goodnight sleep as it was soon ushered back outside after letting itself in through the electric doors.‘The team were rubbing their eyes when Sidney
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals half-time chat with Fred and defends not subbing him during Manchester United loss to PSGThe United boss was criticised for not taking his midfielder out of the firing line (Picture: Getty)Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told Fred to play ‘sensibly’ during half-time of Manchester United’s defeat to PSG and feels the midfielder did exactly that, with the Brazilian unlucky to be sent off.The Red Devils’ hopes of progressing to the last 16 of the Champions League will go down to the final group game after they lost 3-1 to the French giants, who netted two late goals after
- Former Labor candidate, Ali France, had visited a Jamaica Blue cafe at Brisbane's Indooroopilly Shopping Centre with her two teenage sons on November 21 to pick up some hot chocolates.
- A third monolith has appeared in California following discoveries in Utah and RomaniaA third metal monolith has been discovered atop a mountain in California.The structure seems identical to the ones found in the desert in Utah and next to an ancient fortress in Romania.It deepens the mystery of where these shiny metallic structures have come from and who is putting them there.The third monolith was reported by the local paper in the small town of Atascadero, California. They reported that hiker
- Professor Jonathan Van-Tam said a low uptake of the coronavirus vaccine would mean restrictions lasting longer as he spoke at a Downing Street press conference on Wednesday
- FIFA 21 has gone next gen (pic: EA)It wasn’t supposed to happen until Friday, but the next gen upgrades for FIFA 21 are available to download now, free from EA.At first EA didn’t want to allow for free next gen upgrades for their games but after being shamed into it by the actions of other publishers they’ve relented, and have even ended up releasing FIFA 21 early.The game has been out for weeks on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 but you can now download an upgrade for PlayStation 5
- The Office for National Statistics report, the first of its kind, shows deaths dropped by 3,054 in 2019. They have only declined three times in the last 20 years, but are generally trending upwards.
- A giraffe has been floated to safety in Kenya after its island habitat was flooded (Pictures: AP)Conservationists have successfully managed to rescue a giraffe which had become stranded in flood waters by floating it downstream on a specially-designed raft. Kenya Wildlife Service and the US-based nonprofit Save Giraffes Now joined forces with the local community to carry out the remarkable rescue and now plan to save seven remaining giraffes in the same way. The adult female Rothschild
I’m A Celebrity’s AJ Pritchard has spoken out after finally finding out about the death of his nan last week. After his elimination from the Welsh castle last night, Strictly star AJ was told that his grandmother, Angela Gratton, had died on Friday at the age of 93. At the time of her death, AJ’s brother, Love Island’s Curtis Pritchard, said his family h
- The Education Secretary says we approved the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine quicker than other countries because we're just better
- (Picture: ITV)Paul Ashdale (Reece Dinsdale) is determined to give Mandy Dingle (Lisa Riley) what she wants in Emmerdale this festive season, as he sets out to reunite her with son Vinny (Bradley Johnson).
Viewers will know that Vinny moved out of the Dingle household upon another heated altercation with his dad.
After doing some research, the young man came to realise that he was enabling Paul’s gambling addiction, and therefore he took it upon himself to move out.
However, Mandy has been
- AJ tried to bulk up meals in camp (Picture: ITV/REX)Taking part in I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! is hungry work, and it’s been reported that AJ Pritchard was caught smuggling food into the camp this series.The former Strictly Come Dancing star allegedly tried to bring vegetables back from a Castle Coin Challenge in order to bulk out meals for the ravenous contestants.As The Sun reports, it happened when he was taking part in the Horsing Around challenge with Jessica Plum
- Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth dated on and off for 10 years (Picture: Getty)Miley Cyrus still loves her ex Liam Hemsworth ‘very, very much’.The singer dated Australian actor Liam on and off for 10 years before they got married at Miley’s family home in 2018.After eight months of marriage, the former couple announced their split in August 2019.The 28-year-old opened up about her past relationship in a frank interview Howard Stern on Wednesday.She confessed that the couple hadn&
- Two icons, tbh (Picture:
Rex)Catherine O’Hara has gained a whole new legion of devoted fans since starring as the iconic Moira Rose in Schitt’s Creek. And depending on the ages of said fans, it seems that some of them are only discovering the other classic roles on her heaving CV.As we get into full swing of the festive season, some people are just realising that the same actress plays both Sunrise Bay’s very own Moira Rose and Kevin McCallister’s forgetful mother Ka
- Maria Emmott, 74, was only able to speak to her husband of 52 years, David, 76, via Zoom as he lay dying in a hospital bed after catching coronavirus. The pair, from Oldham, died just two weeks apart.
- The little girl, 4, is fighting for life in hospital after being attacked by her neighbour, 54 (Picture: PearVideo)A rapist has been sentenced to death after abducting and sexually assaulting his neighbour’s four-year-old granddaughter in China.The little girl, known by her pseudonym Yan Yan, is fighting for life in hospital after the predator raped her in a drainage ditch, before returning her home covered in blood and bruises.A man, 54, known by his surname Liu – who has previously
- Professor Van-Tam, one of England's deputy chief medical officers, said today: 'We currently expect to receive [it] very, very shortly in the UK, and I do mean hours, not days.'
Craig Burley tells Chelsea boss Frank Lampard to start Olivier Giroud ahead of Tammy Abraham for Leeds clashGiroud put in a sensational performance against Sevilla (Picture: Getty Images)Craig Burley wants to see Olivier Giroud keep his starting berth ahead of Tammy Abraham for Chelsea’s clash against Leeds United this weekend after his heroic display in their 4-0 victory over Sevilla on Wednesday night.The Frenchman scored all four of his side’s goals as they romped to an emphatic victory in Spain and secured top spot in their Champions League group.Giroud has fallen behind the likes of A
- Ryan Nelson, 20, Corey Owen, 19, Matthew Parke, 19, and Jordan Rawlings, 20, were all killed in the 'horrific collision' in Derry Hill near Calne, Wilshire in August.
Love Actually’s Martine McCutcheon on working with her ‘crush’ Hugh Grant and why the film has stood the test of timeMartine McCutcheon shared her favourite behind the scenes memory from Love Actually (Picture: Now TV/Love Actually)While many Christmas films come and go each year, Love Actually has remained one of the rare festive flicks that is just as popular now as it was on its release in 2003. For many, watching Love Actually is a rite of passage into the festive season each year, and Martine McCutcheon has revealed why she feels the movie has stood the test of time. She explained to Metro.co.uk
- A woman reveals the trauma she went through, suffering a miscarriage without the support of her wife by her side due to the ongoing coronavirus restrictions
- The reckless manoeuvrehappened on November 26, at 6.45am on Britain's busiest motorway, the M6 Northbound at junction 8 exitin West Bromwich, West Midlands.
- WARNING: GRAPHIC DETAILS - EXCLUSIVE: Kazakh national Omir Bekali claims that he was tortured in Chinese detention by officials who accused him of being part of a terrorist cell in the country's north west Xinjiang province
- An arm-wrestling beautician and PE teacher has been arrested in Russia on suspicion of murdering a mum and her daughter who were discovered with dozens of stab wounds
- David Beckham came face to face with himself at 70 for a new campaign against malaria (Picture: PA)David Beckham has revealed what he’ll look like at the age of 70 in a new campaign to defeat malaria. The footballer, 45, was digitally altered to look older as he delivered an impassioned speech from a future where malaria had been eradicated.He says in the clip: ‘Today, our world has changed. We have defeated humankind’s oldest and deadliest enemy, a disease that has
- When the Naked Chef came out in 1999, I had just moved to a new school.Being a four-year-old, the new kid, and having the name of a famous chef wasn’t exactly conducive to making friends.When you’re a kid, you’re immediately in the spotlight for having a silly name before you’ve even said or done anything. It can really knock your confidence as people will have a preconceived idea of you and make jokes at your expense before you can even get a word out.It used to play on
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