‘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

Students could be forced to self-isolate before returning home for Christmas and then again before returning to university under Government plans.  Tory MPs blasted police chiefs for threatening to break up Christmas family gatherings as they said ‘this is not some totalitarian state like China’.  The West Midlands, including Birmingham, could be moved into Tier […]

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

There was still a gap in understanding about the risks of building on brownfield sites, said Dr Ian Mudway, a lecturer at Imperial College and member of the Environmental Research Group. “When we are considering building new housing, particularly when it is targeted at vulnerable communities, we need to adopt the precautionary principle. Public health […]

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

Sterling Johnson, a member of the Black and Brown Workers Cooperative, joins us to discuss after a months-long standoff over two homeless encampments, city officials and Philadelphia Housing Action appear to have reached a tentative deal that will provide protest camp residents with 50 vacant homes to be placed in a community land trust.  

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. […]

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

Despite New Zealand being hailed for its case elimination success in June, the country has since recorded a number of outbreaks. Professor Hunter told MailOnline cases would inevitably go up in New Zealand because of lockdown measures being lifted, allowing the virus room to spread in a population who have barely any immunity against it

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

Donald Trump spits bars with the best of rappers, hyperbole his signature move. His stump speeches pound out rhymes that play to his own jingoistic beat. 50 Cent is a lot like Donald Trump as host of The Apprentice, a tyrant and a jokester at the height of his powers styling stagecraft for low-brow television […]

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 […]

How to claim free school meals in the UK

Income support Income-based jobseeker’s allowance Income-related employment and support allowance Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 The guaranteed element of pension credit Child tax credit (provided you’re not also entitled to working tax credit and have an annual income of no more than £16,190) Working tax credit run-on – paid […]