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Dominic Cummings blasts the press for not social distancing as he returns home

Under-fire Dominic Cummings tonight blasted press waiting outside his home for not social distancing shortly after he was given Boris Johnson‘s backing over claims he twice broke the government’s lockdown rules. The Prime Minister’s top aide, who faces calls to resign over claims he travelled between London and Durham while the country was in lockdown, […]

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STEPHEN GLOVER: The British people have the right to expect better from the Prime Minister 

This country faces its worst crisis since World War II. Tens of thousands have died, and although the pandemic is being brought under control there will be many more deaths. Our economy is in freefall, and even the most optimistic observers believe we face years of pain and slog just to get back to where […]

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New Zealand is rattled by a massive 5.7 magnitude earthquake

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has reacted on live television to a 5.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Wellington on Monday morning.  The earthquake was centred 30km northwest of Levin – an hour’s drive from the nation’s capital. It was recorded at a depth of 50km. Ms Ardern was being interviewed live from the government […]

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Ferrari 488 Pista left in a crumpled heap after crash with London bus near Trafalgar Square

A British rapper was involved in an incident where a Ferrari crashed into a London bus in central London on Sunday. Photographs of the incident show the sports car, a Ferrari 488 Pista valued at around £250,000, in a damaged condition after colliding with a number 91 bus in a 20mph zone near Trafalgar Square.  […]

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Piers Morgan brands Boris Johnson a ‘disgrace’

Piers Morgan has branded Boris Johnson a ‘disgrace’ after he backed his key adviser Dominic Cummings amid rising fury over multiple alleged lockdown breaches. The Prime Minister tonight said Mr Cummings had ‘no alternative’ but to travel 260 miles from London to County Durham when both he and his wife Mary Wakefield were ‘about to be […]

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‘Arrogant and offensive’: UK Civil Service Twitter account posts message about ‘truth twisters’

Twitter users have today been left dumbfound after the official account for the UK’s Civil Service was seemingly used to take a swipe at the government in a tweet which featured the phrase ‘truth twisters’. The UK Civil Service Twitter account, which is verified and followed by more than 240,000 people, was used to tweet […]

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Britain announces 118 coronavirus deaths – a 30% drop since last Sunday

Britain has announced a further 118 coronavirus deaths, a 30 per cent drop since last Sunday’s 170, taking the total to 36,793.  The daily death figure, revealed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the daily press briefing this evening, is the lowest since the lockdown was put into force on March 23.    It was reported earlier today […]

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Government plan calls for floor dividers to keep youngest children up to 3.5 metres apart

The government today released its plans for keeping school children safe from coronavirus including keeping the youngest children 3.5 metres apart and a queuing system for the school run.  From June 1, primary school children in reception, year 1 and year 6 classes are due to return and Boris Johnson tonight insisted that would happen […]

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The rise of Boris Johnson’s top aide who was backed by the PM tonight 

Boris Johnson tonight backed his top aide Dominic Cummings after he was hit with allegations of flouting lockdown rules multiple times.  From ‘career psychopath’ to Brexit mastermind, Dominic Cummings has so far cut a controversial figure during his time as Boris Johnson‘s most senior adviser, after making a name for himself as the quiet yet […]

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Schools WILL start to open on June 1 as planned says Boris Johnson

Schools in Britain will start to reopen on June 1, the government has today announced. In a briefing to the nation this evening, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said some primary schools will open at the start of next month, with secondary schools to provide ‘some contact’ from 15 June.  Reception, year one and year six classes will […]

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Boris Johnson REFUSES to sack Dominic Cummings amid rising fury over lockdown breaches

Boris Johnson refused to bow to public pressure to sack Dominic Cummings tonight amid rising fury over multiple alleged lockdown breaches by the top Downing Street power-broker. In a sign of the scope of the political crisis the Prime Minister faced cameras for only the third time since his own brush with the killer pandemic […]

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Ed Sheeran’s Suffolk estate most googled celebrity home in the UK

 Ed Sheeran‘s sprawling estate in Suffolk is the most Googled celebrity home in the UK with almost 47,000 searches a year.  Data shows that Britons look up the singer’s 16-acre village home more than 46,800 times a year. Sheeran has been building and adding onto his estate for the last five years so that he […]

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Public urinals could be a thing of the past in a post-Covid 19 society experts say

Public urinals could be a thing of the past in a post-Covid society as industry leaders recommend men use stalls when they return to work. The British Toilet Associations is advising councils and companies on how to keep washrooms clean and safe as lockdown restrictions are eased.  Managing director Raymond Martin said solutions could range […]

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Couple had wedding date tattooed on their arms – only for their big day to be cancelled

A couple who were so excited for their forthcoming wedding that they had matching tattoos of the date in Roman numerals while ‘tipsy’ on holiday have had their big day cancelled because of the pandemic.  Bride and groom-to-be Francis Donald, 26, and Fionnuala Kearney, 24, from Newcastle, Northern Ireland, have been engaged since December 2017, […]

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Princess Eugenie shares inspirational Charlie Mackesy drawing as she encourages fans to be kind 

Princess Eugenie shared a snap of an inspirational framed drawing as she encouraged her fans to be kind for Mental Health Awareness Week yesterday. The Queen’s granddaughter, 30, posted a picture of the Charlie Mackesy artwork to her Instagram stories.   Offering her 1.1million followers a glimpse of the gift given to her by a friend, […]

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Now Tory MPs demand the head of Dominic Cummings: Top Brexiteer Steve Baker leads backbench anger

Furious Tory MPs demanded Boris Johnson sack top aide Dominic Cummings today for breaking the coronavirus travel lockdown, as the first cracks in party unity appeared. Steve Baker, a former Brexit minister and a senior hardline Brexiteer like Mr Cummings, broke cover to demand the advisor be removed, demanding the Prime Minister ‘take back control’ […]

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Boris Johnson is set to ease restrictions for outdoor activities

Market stalls, garden parties and car dealerships are among the next wave of activities set to be given the green light to return as Britain eases out of lockdown. Boris Johnson is keen to welcome back a selection of open-air businesses and events from next month, with a return for National Trust parks also on the […]

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Covid home test kits that give results in an HOUR will be available for public to buy in weeks

A new test that can detect coronavirus in just an hour has been approved for clinical use and could soon be on sale to the public for £40. The DnaNudge test does not require any medical expertise and can detect the virus from just a nostril sample – much less invasive than some throat swabs. After […]

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Boris tries to save Dominic Cummings’ job by declaring ‘it’s not like he was visiting a lover’

Boris Johnson last night mounted a determined defence of his controversial aide Dominic Cummings, telling allies: ‘It’s not like he was visiting a lover’ when he allegedly broke lockdown rules.  But just as the Prime Minister resolved to stand by his right-hand-man, the Downing Street adviser was rocked by fresh claims of flouting from two […]

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Model claims Usain Bolt begged her for photos just days before his long-term girlfriend gave birth

A British model claims Usain Bolt begged her for skimpy photos in flirty texts just days before his long-term girlfriend gave birth to their first child. Shari Halliday, 22, told The Sun the three-time Olympic champion sprinter called her ‘sexy’ and ‘babe’ in messages as they chatted on and off after meeting at a nightclub last […]

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Steve Coogan faces further fury as it emerges his TV production company furloughed NINE staff

Comedian Steve Coogan has furloughed nine staff at his TV production company, just days after placing his gardener and housekeeper on temporary leave.  Seven full-time employees and two temporary staff at Baby Cow Productions are reportedly being paid by the Government’s coronavirus support scheme, which is funded by the taxpayer.  The company is behind hit […]

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Police identify body found in woods as belonging to Louise Smith, 16

Police have confirmed that a body found in Hampshire woodland on Thursday is that of 16-year-old Louise Smith.  The teenager, from the Leigh Park area, was reported missing on VE Day earlier this month. Hampshire Police said formal identification procedures had been completed and that the teenager’s family had been informed – and were being […]

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DR ELLIE CANNON answers 50 questions we all want to ask a GP

Whatever happened to the Family Health Encyclopaedia – that doorstep-sized tome everyone had on their bookshelves that listed just about every ailment you and your kids were ever likely to have, and how to treat them? They were written by teams of doctors, and put out by the Royal College of GPs, the British Medical […]

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Are more men dying from coronavirus because of testosterone? Prostate cancer experts believe so

Testosterone could be the key reason why so many men are dying from coronavirus, doctors believe. Twice as many males are succumbing to the disease as women in a pattern that has baffled scientists around the world. Although theories put forward to explain the difference include men being more likely to smoke and the possibility […]

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Donald Trump is seen golfing for the first time since the outbreak began and shakes hands on course 

Donald Trump has been pictured going golfing for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak started ramping up on US soil – but failed to practice social distancing with his golf buddies.   The president enjoyed a leisurely start to Memorial Day weekend as he arrived at his Trump National Golf Club in Virginia Saturday for […]

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Coronavirus mass graves in Brazil shown in aerial shots as country records 21,116 deaths

Hundreds of mass graves have been dug in Brazil as the country recorded 21,116 deaths from coronavirus yesterday. Brazil has had more than 330,000 coronavirus infections, making it the third worst affected country in the world and the worst affected in South America. It briefly overtook Russia as the world’s number two hotspot for Covid-19 […]

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Ministers squirm as they insist Dominic Cummings did NOT break rules

Ministers squirmed tonight as they denied Dominic Cummings broke lockdown rules when he drove 260 miles to his parents’ home while in coronavirus self-isolation. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps told the Downing Street briefing that the No10 chief had the ‘full support’ of Boris Johnson, as he faced a barrage of questions. Mr Shapps insisted Mr […]

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Japanese Netflix Terrace House reality TV star Hana Kimura is found dead aged 22

Netflix star and professional wrestler Hana Kimura has died suddenly aged 22. Ms Kimura is best known for appearing in Netflix show Terrace House, a reality series about relationships between three men and three women after they move in together. Her cause of death is not yet known however she had concerned fans with a string of […]

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Fortnum and Mason reopens its Piccadilly department store’s food halls as staff wear face masks

Fortnum and Mason staff clad in masks, gloves and visors greeted customers to its Piccadilly flagship store today after it reopened its food halls during the week.  The upmarket London department store opened its main food floors including the basement food hall on Thursday after being closed because of the coronavirus lockdown. Its partial reopening comes […]

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Cabin map of where survivors were sitting when PIA Airbus plowed into houses in Karachi killing 97

A passenger list from the doomed Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A320 has revealed where the two survivors were sitting when the aircraft plowed into a residential neighbourhood in Karachi.   Nineteen of the 97 bodies recovered from the wreckage have been identified and were collected by loved ones for funeral prayers this morning.  Two men survived […]

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