‘You can’t stop-start a country’: Minister admits Covid-19 is ‘in a bad place’ in ALL of England but insists Government will RESIST calls for a national lockdown despite SAGE prediction of 85,000 second wave deaths and France and Germany ordering shutdowns

Rates of the disease also increased across all age groups, with the greatest rise in those aged 55-64 at 1.20 per cent, up three-fold from 0.37 per cent in a week. In those aged over 65, prevalence was 0.81 per cent, having doubled from 0.35 per cent. Rates remained highest in 18 to 24-year olds […]

Residents demand new clean air rules for former gasworks sites in England

Berry added: “What we really need is for the mayor and boroughs in London to come together and agree standards on issues like air quality monitoring, noise pollution and transparency at the original planning stage. This must not be left until later. This would put residents near these sites in a strong position to defend […]

COVID Spikes at NWIP as Guards Ignore Rules; Philly Housing Victory; Trump COVID Affects US Economy

Mark Shmueli, immigration attorney representing asylum seekers before the Asylum Office and EOIR; and Maru Mora-Villalpando, immigrant rights activist and organizer, joins us to discuss the dozens of people detained at the infamous Northwest ICE Processing Center being tested for COVID-19 today after at least one entire unit of the facility was exposed to the virus. […]

Cam Newton’s Late Comeback Falls Short, Patriots Lose To Broncos To Fall To 2-3

The Patriots went three-and-out to start the second half, before the Broncos went on another long scoring drive. This one went 79 yards on 15 plays, but the Patriots’ defense stiffened to stop the Broncos from reaching the end zone after a Stephon Gilmore defensive holding penalty gave Denver a first-and-goal from the 4-yard line. […]

Coronavirus digest: France faces ‘grave’ situation as it records another daily high

In the UK, officials tightened restrictions on three more areas of England, putting them in the “high” category of the UK’s new three-tier system. The move means people in the affected areas will not be allowed to meet up with others outside their households. Several cities in northern England are in the top “very high” category, […]

Princess Diana was seduced and betrayed into Panorama interview, says her private secretary

When the BBC announced the programme — on Charles’ 47th birthday — a week before it aired on November 20, Diana assured her staff, friends and the Queen’s private secretary: “It’s nothing to worry about, you’ll know everything in it.”

Britain couldn’t have eradicated Covid-19 even if it banned ALL international travel at the start of the pandemic, experts say – and it’s far too late now

‘The New Zealand experience shows that this strategy is challenging but is an important aspiration, not least as the growing burden of so-called long Covid becomes apparent in people who have survived Covid-19 but continue to have symptoms for longer than expected.’  

SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: Wedding joy for reformed It-girl Sophie Anderton and her Count

‘Little things in life can bring so much happiness,’ says Natalia. ‘I always thought macarons would be so hard to prepare. Neva and I were quite surprised when we learned how to make them.’

Slick, Insecure Soloists—Trump and 50 Cent Are Two of a Kind

Both shows quickly folded, but the Queens rapper’s visit was instructive because it hinted at the pathos that now dominates rap music and American politics alike. The sleazy, unkind figures know how to play nice with admirers, luring them away from quality choices in favor of feel-good guff. 50 Cent stops at nothing to berate […]

Are hairdressers and non-essential shops open in Tier 3 lockdown areas?

No mixing of households indoors and outdoors, including in private gardens Pubs and bars to close Restaurants, and pubs that can operate as restaurants, allowed to stay open No wedding receptions Local politicians will decide if gyms, betting shops, casinos, hairdressers and beauty salons should close Non-essential shops, schools and universities to remain open Avoid […]