Cases are rising in more parts of the country compared to last week (Picture: Metro.co.uk)Covid cases were still rising in 43 areas of England as Boris Johnson outlined his roadmap out of lockdown.
Infections were on the up in more areas last week compared to the week before, when only 16 places saw a hike in cases.Rutland in the East Midlands had the fastest growing infection rate with 237.9 cases per 100,000. This was up from 182.8.The county – which is the smallest in the country &ndash
- Disability groups are calling on the Government to scrap a survey (inset) which has been criticised for being flawed and insensitive (Picture: National Federation of the Blind UK)Campaigners are demanding that the Government scraps a key disability survey which has been criticised for asking about ‘physical relationships’.The lengthy questionnaire has come under fire for asking ‘insensitive’ questions about the personal lives of people with disabilities.
- Deonna McNeill and Greg Okotie welcomed a son (Picture: Instagram/deonna.mcneill)Married At First Sight stars Deonna McNeill and Greg Okotie have welcomed their first child together, saying that they’re now ‘trying to get used to our new normal’.In 2019, Deonna and Greg starred on the ninth season of Married At First Sight in the US, their initial match proving successful with their relationship going from strength to strength.The couple went on to appear on Married At First Si
- Laura and Iain are having a girl (Picture: Instagram)Laura Whitmore has confirmed she is expecting a baby girl with husband Iain Stirling.Earlier today, the Love Island host corrected Lorraine Kelly when the TV host suggested that she was expecting a daughter.After Lorraine said that Laura’s new book, No One Can Change Your Life Except For You, contained advice ‘that you want to pass on to your baby girl’, the 35-year-old responded: ‘Well.. to my baby.’However, in a
- Will Mbappe and Haaland move on this summer? (Picture: DeFodi/Getty)Andy Cole believes Manchester United are capable of attracting Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland this summer, but warned Ole Gunnar Solskjaer his side need to finish the season strong.
Mbappe and Haaland are two of the most exciting youngsters on the planet and both are tipped to potentially be on the move this summer.Premier League clubs appear to be in the strongest position financially to secure the signings of the world&rsquo
- Raymond van Barneveld returns to the UK Open (Picture: PDC)The UK Open gets underway on Friday morning with the huge tournament taking place at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes behind closed doors this year.It is a far cry from a year ago when the event was staged in front of a big crowd at Butlins Minehead and will be a different atmosphere entirely, but hopefully we are getting close to a return of crowds to the darts.The top 32 players do not join the fray until Friday evening after three
- Cari took to TikTok to explain how her "mother-in-law from hell" ruined her pregnancy announcement - and even cried when the couple went on their honeymoon and didn't invite her
- Instead of moving out, I had to start shielding (Picture: Natasha Coates)It’s almost the one-year anniversary of my last day of freedom.
Since 16 March 2020, I’ve not been to a single shop. I’ve not seen my friends. I’ve barely even been outside my house.I have a rare immunological condition called mast cell activation syndrome. It causes my body to significantly overreact to perceived attacks – which include everything from strong smells to certain foods and t
- Zoe had suffered seizures since she was 16 (Picture: PA Real Life)Zoe Elliott, 27, has experienced seizures and fainting fits since she was a teenager.She was diagnosed with craniocervical instability (CCI), meaning the area where her skull and spine met was dangerously unstable, in 2019.Zoe, of Salisbury, Wiltshire, was left unable to work and was warned by medical professionals that she was at risk of suffering internal decapitation, and when she was feeling her worst, she could barely hold he
- The Royal Family has released a beaming family photo of the Queen and Prince Philip at Balmoral from almost half a century ago as the Duke of Edinburgh recovers in hospital from his heart surgery
- A TikTok user named Veronica, who posts on @habit_forming_sty has shared the item she wears inside of her high heels to prevent pain in her toes as well as the ball of her foot
- It comes after the airing of Channel 5’s new show '22 and Counting', which documents the lives of Britain's biggest family, sparked a surge in demand for the Radford's Pie Company bakes
Great-grandmother who battled depression for 60 years kills herself after struggling during lockdownHazel Duffield took her own life at the River Trent near Scunthorpe in February. Her family hope sharing her story will shed light on elderly's mental health struggles during the coronavirus pandemic.
Andrew Strauss, Michael Vaughan and Nasser Hussain bemoan ‘missed opportunity’ as England fail with the bat again in fourth India TestEngland struggled with the bat again in the fourth Test against India (Picture: Getty)Former captains Andrew Strauss, Michael Vaughan and Nasser Hussain were left ‘frustrated’ and ‘disappointed’ by England’s latest batting performance as they made a poor start to the fourth and final Test against India.Already 2-1 down and requiring a victory to draw the series, England collapsed from 78-3 and 166-5 to be bowled out for 205 after winning the toss on day one.On a bla
- The incident took place at the Star hotel in Great Yarmouth (Picture: Google Maps)A man who admitted spitting at the mother of his child every time he saw a text he didn’t like and threatened to kill her has been spared jail.Luke Alia had previously admitted malicious communication and battery following the incident with his partner in which he repeatedly slapped her and spat in her face.Alia, 28, had been trying to contact the unnamed woman who had been out with friends in Great Yarmouth
- The teenager (left) went on the run and was detained 225 miles from home after allegedly disfiguring his father's face and dressing the corpse of the welder (inset), 40, in his own clothes.
Martin Bashir swerves criminal investigation into ‘fake bank documents’ to secure Princess Diana interviewScotland Yard has confirmed no criminal investigation on Bashir’s interview with Diana (Picture: BBC)Martin Bashir won’t be facing a criminal investigation into how he secured his 1995 interview with Princess Diana.
Scotland Yard Commander Alex Murray confirmed today that there will be no investigation into whether he doctored evidence to land an interview with the Princess.
He said: ‘In recent months the Metropolitan Police Service received correspondence alleging unlawful act
Martin Bashir swerves criminal investigation into ‘fake bank documents’ that secured Princess Diana interviewScotland Yard has confirmed no criminal investigation on Bashir’s interview with Diana (Picture: BBC)Martin Bashir won’t be facing a criminal investigation into how he secured his 1995 interview with Princess Diana.The journalist was accused last year of hiring a graphic designer to fake bank statements in order to convince the Princess into doing the coveted chat. Alan Waller, a former employee of Diana’s brother Charles, Earl Spencer, went to the police after being alleg
- Erwin Tumiri was one of six people to survive the plane crash (Picture: EPA/Getty/Facebook)A survivor of the plane crash that killed most of Brazilian football team Chapecoense has walked away from a coach smash that claimed 21 lives.Erwin Tumiri was one of just six people to survive the air disaster in 2016 near Medellin, Colombia, which killed 71 of the 77 people on board including 19 players.Now the 30-year-old has cheated death for a second time after a packed coach careered down a hillside
- Connie has been through an awful lot during her time at Holby ED (Pictures: BBC)Ah, Connie Beauchamp (Amanda Mealing). After 7 years at Holby ED, it has been confirmed that Connie will for once put her personal life first and leave Casualty.
After storylines addressing cancer, euthanasia, paranoia and drug addiction, as well as being involved in car crashes and rescue missions, Connie has rightly earned her title as Clinical Lead and boy, she will be missed.
So to celebrate the powerful Con
- Police today ruled out a criminal investigation into BBC journalist Martin Bashir's Princess Diana interview.
A woman helped to save seven puppies who were ‘starving and full of parasites’ after spotting them outside an abandoned house while driving.The Good Samaritan said she as traveling along a road in Webster Parish, Louisiana, earlier this week when the homeless puppies caught her eye by chance.They were hidden away among tall grass but have been given a second-chance at life af
- Disgruntled passengers on board a jetBlue flight to Cancun, Mexico, heckled a man who refused to wear a mask and forced the aircraft to be diverted to Florida so he could be thrown off.
- Jonathan Wright, 40, had popped to the local corner shop to get some fresh air during lockdown and felt a "random urge" to buy the lucky ticket
- CBS has ‘no intention’ of delaying the interview, a source claimed (Picture: CBS/Getty)Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s ‘tell-all’ Oprah interview will still air this week, despite Prince Philip’s heart surgery.The broadcaster has ‘no intention’ of delaying the interview, according to a source.The royal couple is said to believe the programming ‘is ultimately up to CBS’, as the Duke of Edinburgh spends his third week in hospital.The sou
- The Spaniard’s Barcelona side denied United on two occasions (Picture: BT Sport)Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola could not resist teasing Rio Ferdinand over his two Champions League final victories against the former Manchester United defender while in charge of Barcelona.The Red Devils made the final of Europe’s premier competition in three out of four seasons between 2008 and 2011, beating Chelsea in the first appearance of that run but losing to Barca in the subsequent two.In th
- Ian will no longer headline Neighbourhood Weekender (Picture: Rob Ball/WireImage)Ian Brown has pulled out of the Neighbourhood Weekender Festival in protest at the prospect of ‘vaccine passports’.The Stone Roses frontman has raised eyebrows with his anti-mask and anti-lockdown tweets, and even released an anti-lockdown song which claimed ‘Dr Evil’ was planning to ‘chip us all to have complete control’.Now, the FEAR singer has resigned from a headline gig this
- Dean Henderson is set for a stint in the side (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is preparing to be without David De Gea for the side’s next six matches, having told Dean Henderson that he’s set for a prolonged spell in the team.The Spaniard was not named in United’s 18-man squad for the 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace on Wednesday night, with Solskjaer confirming his absence was down to ‘personal reasons’.The Norwe
- A vial of the Oxford University/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine (Picture: AFP)Germany is set to open up the Oxford Astrazeneca vaccine for use in people over 65, it has been reported.This would be a U-turn for the country, which previously only recommended it for younger people due to what was seen as a lack of data.German outlet FAZ reported that the country’s Standing Vaccination Commission Stiko (Stiko) now recommends the vaccine for older people.The Astrazeneca vaccine is generally approv
- Just one more page, then I’ll go to bed (Picture: Battersea Rehoming Centre)Today’s World Book Day looks very different from usual, with kids missing out on the classroom fun and dressing up with friends.Even the therapy dogs who’d normally come into schools to help children to focus and read can’t do their thing right now.Since leaving the much-loved charity, many Battersea rescue dogs have spent time visiting children around the country as therapy dogs, often acting as
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