One in SIX will pay higher rate by 2026 after Rishi freezes thresholds

Budget 2021 at a glance Here are the main points of Rishi Sunak’s Budget: Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) predicts economy will return to pre-Covid levels by the middle of 2022, six months earlier than previously thought. OBR forecast economy will grow this year by 4 per cent, by 7.3 per cent in 2022, then … Read more

Covid cases continue to drop in England but speed of decline has SLOWED

Covid cases are continuing to drop in England — but the speed of decline has slowed, another set of official data revealed today. NHS Test and Trace data showed 68,738 people tested positive for Covid in England between February 18 and 24, an 18.7 per cent decrease compared to the previous week. But the fall … Read more

Great-grandmother who battled depression for 60 years kills herself after struggling during lockdown

A 79-year-old woman who battled mental health issues for decades took her life in the same spot as her sister after she ‘couldn’t go on’ during lockdown. Great-grandmother Hazel Duffield had struggled with depression for most of her life, and found her illness becoming unbearable over the last few months. Her sister’s own suicide and … Read more

Almost HALF of Covid patients experience painful swollen salivary glands after infection

From a high fever to a loss of sense of smell, Covid-19 is associated with a range of unpleasant symptoms.  Now, a new study has warned that infection with the coronavirus can also lead to swollen salivary glands in the mouth. Researchers studied 122 Covid-19 patients in Italy who caught the virus and were admitted … Read more

Investment firm backed by Wayne Rooney and wealthy sports stars defaulted on huge £4.7m loan

An investment group backed by wealthy sports stars including Wayne Rooney, Ashley Cole and Sam Allardyce defaulted on a huge £4.7million bank loan – blaming money flow issues during the coronavirus pandemic. The partnership, made up of other well-known names including boxer Joe Calzaghe, former Everton boss Roberto Martinez and one-time England keeper Joe Hart, are … Read more

Matt Hancock urges England to stay vigilant after study claims the decline in Covid cases has SLOWED

The Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the ‘hard-won’ progress of the last two months could be at risk Matt Hancock has urged England to stay vigilant after a major surveillance study claimed the rate of decline in coronavirus cases has slowed, and infections could even be rising in London and the South East.  The Health … Read more

Sir Desmond Swayne, 64, gets vaccine after refusing to apologise for promoting vaccine sceptics

Tory MP Sir Desmond Swayne has had his coronavirus vaccination just weeks after he was accused of encouraging the anti-vax movement. The 64-year-old posted a picture on Twitter of him in jogging bottoms and a t-shirt while getting the jab from a nurse. He wrote this morning: ‘I’ve just had my jab: make sure you can get … Read more

Kate Garraway tells ICU doctor ‘he shouldn’t feel guilty’ for keeping patients away from families

MARCH  2020 Kate revealed she and Prince Charles had got ‘relatively close’ at the Prince’s Trust Awards on March 11 – Charles was diagnosed with coronavirus in mid-March.   She said: ‘Around the 29/30 March, I came home came in and said [to Derek] ‘god you look ill.’ ‘He said he had a headache, numbness in his right hand, … Read more

Amanda Holden transforms into the Queen of Hearts as she celebrates World Book Day at Heart FM

Amanda Holden transforms into the Queen of Hearts in a dipped hem dress and spiked crown as she celebrates World Book Day at Heart FM By Rianne Addo For Mailonline Published: 08:49 GMT, 4 March 2021 | Updated: 08:49 GMT, 4 March 2021 She’s been entertaining listeners with her fun-filled antics at work throughout the … Read more