UK opens another 65 Covid vaccine centres to speed up rollout

A mosque in Birmingham has started dishing out coronavirus vaccinations amid fears the uptake is too low in BAME groups. Another 65 pharmacy-led sites will throw open their doors today to turbo-charge the rollout, as ministers race to meet their deadline of 14million jabs by mid-February. And Britain’s first 24/7 vaccination hubs at hospitals in Birmingham … Read more UK opens another 65 Covid vaccine centres to speed up rollout

Jill Biden’s inauguration day outfit draws comparisons to Jackie Kennedy’s

Purple was the color of choice for many of the high-profile figures attending yesterday’s inauguration, with Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton and Kamala Harris all wearing the regal tone, said to represent bipartisanship.  First Lady Dr Jill Biden was no exception, sporting purple coat from Jonathan Cohen, as she stepped off the plane in Washington, D.C. after … Read more Jill Biden’s inauguration day outfit draws comparisons to Jackie Kennedy’s

Scam alert: Thieves are targeting drivers at pay-and-display machines

Scam alert: Thieves claiming parking machines have swallowed their bank cards are making off with those belonging to sympathetic motorists and ‘stealing thousands of pounds in minutes’ Richmond Council has reported a rise in card thefts at parking payment machines in recent weeks in Kew, Twickenham and Teddington It says latest cases have seen criminals … Read more Scam alert: Thieves are targeting drivers at pay-and-display machines

Herd immunity may not be achievable even if EVERYONE in the UK is vaccinated

Vaccinating every single person in the UK will not be enough to achieve herd immunity, a new study claims.   Analysis from the University of East Anglia (UEA) found the highly-virulent B.1.1.7 strain, which emerged in Kent in September, has made it impossible to ever achieve herd immunity with the current effectiveness of authorised vaccines.   The … Read more Herd immunity may not be achievable even if EVERYONE in the UK is vaccinated

Weather: ISS detects blue ‘jets’ of lightning shooting upwards from thunder clouds

International Space Station detects blue ‘jets’ of lightning shooting upwards from thunder clouds that could influence greenhouse gas concentrations in Earth’s atmosphere The phenomenon was detected by the European Space Agency’s ASIM device This is a collection of cameras, photometers and an X-ray/gamma ray detector  The blue jet was seen coming from a cloud above the … Read more Weather: ISS detects blue ‘jets’ of lightning shooting upwards from thunder clouds

Chantelle Houghton reveals she’s working as a Body Shop consultant

Chantelle Houghton has announced she’s signed on as a Body Shop At Home consultant after becoming ‘bored in lockdown‘. During an Instagram Live Q&A with senior regional manager Suzie Palmer on Wednesday, the former Big Brother star, 37, touched on regaining her ‘confidence and purpose’ with her new job. The former glamour model also admitted she’ll … Read more Chantelle Houghton reveals she’s working as a Body Shop consultant

Coronavirus cases dropped 15% to 330,000 in first week of lockdown – England

Coronavirus cases dropped 15 per cent during the first week of England’s lockdown, official statistics revealed today. NHS Test and Trace data shows 330,871 people tested positive across the country in the week ending January 13. For comparison, the figure stood at 389,191 in the first week of 2021. It is the first week-on-week fall … Read more Coronavirus cases dropped 15% to 330,000 in first week of lockdown – England

Grade II listed townhouse built for King Henry VIII’s confessor is for sale for £6.2million

A breathtaking Grade II-listed townhouse built for King Henry VIII’s confessor has hit the market for £6.25million.   Longlands House was built for John Longland, Bishop of Lincoln, understood to have been one of the first to persuade the Tudor King to annul his marriage to first wife Catherine of Aragon. The six-bedroom property in Henley-on-Thames has a … Read more Grade II listed townhouse built for King Henry VIII’s confessor is for sale for £6.2million

John Bishop takes his dogs for a country walk after COVID-19 diagnosis

John Bishop emerged with his dogs on Monday as the comedian continues his recovery from COVID-19.  The 54-year old confirmed he and wife Melanie had tested positive for the highly infectious virus in December, with its symptoms leaving them ‘floored’. Venturing out close to his family home this week, John was back on his feet … Read more John Bishop takes his dogs for a country walk after COVID-19 diagnosis