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Coronavirus UK: Schools reopening to be ‘phased’ after lockdown

Schools across England will reopen in ‘phases’ that could mean either older or younger pupils are first back after lockdown, says Education Secretary Gavin Williamson as he rules out holding classes over summer holidays Gavin Williamson did not give a fixed date for reopening schools across England But Education Secretary said when it happens it … Read more Coronavirus UK: Schools reopening to be ‘phased’ after lockdown

Retired chimney sweep, 90, died just hours after virus claimed life of his wife

Coronavirus-hit husband, 90, died after refusing to wear a life-saving oxygen mask because he wanted to be with his beekeeper wife of 63 years who succumbed to the illness days before Mary Dartnall, 90, became unresponsive and went to hospital in Southampton  After initially appearing to improve, Mrs Dartnall died a few days later  Bill … Read more Retired chimney sweep, 90, died just hours after virus claimed life of his wife

Shocking moment police officer kicks and hits a 15-year-old boy in broad daylight

Shocking moment police officer kicks and hits a 15-year-old boy in broad daylight in the street as he tried to stop and search him for drugs Police officer was caught on CCTV appearing to kick a 15-year-old boy in Birmingham  West Midlands Police has removed the officer from frontline duties while bosses investigate the incident … Read more Shocking moment police officer kicks and hits a 15-year-old boy in broad daylight

Bookies unveil their picks for Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds’ baby name

Wilfred, Winston and Alexander have emerged as the bookies favourites for the name of Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds‘ newborn baby son. With Downing Street‘s newest resident yet to be named, there’s been a flurry of bets from punters across the country. All bets are now off at Ladbrokes with Wilfred emerging as the heavily backed … Read more Bookies unveil their picks for Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds’ baby name

Boris Johnson DELAYS paternity leave amid coronavirus crisis

Boris Johnson DELAYS his paternity leave as he scrambles to get a grip on the coronavirus crisis Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds were ‘thrilled’ to announce birth this morning PM previously said he would ‘almost certainly’ take paternity leave after arrival  Mr Johnson has only just returned to work after recovering from coronavirus  Here’s how … Read more Boris Johnson DELAYS paternity leave amid coronavirus crisis

More families come forward after their children suffer inflammatory disease linked to coronavirus

More ‘petrified’ parents have come forward after their children were struck down with tell-tale signs of a mysterious coronavirus-linked inflammatory syndrome that has hospitalised at least 20 youngsters and left a dozen fighting for their lives. An alert was issued by NHS bosses on Tuesday warning GPs there had been a surge in youngsters needing … Read more More families come forward after their children suffer inflammatory disease linked to coronavirus

Pilot captures beautiful images from his cockpit

The best office views in the world: Pilot captures beautiful images from his cockpit…from sunrise over the Atlantic to soaring above the majestic Himalayas Christiaan van Heijst, 36, from Haarlem, Netherlands, has been flying a Boeing 747 for almost 10 years  He takes spectacular photographs of scenes he comes across including Cairo by night and … Read more Pilot captures beautiful images from his cockpit

Health Secretary Matt Hancock does not know how many contact tracers have already been hired

The Health Secretary last week announced that some 18,000 staff will be put in place as part of the mass-testing scheme Health Secretary Matt Hancock last night admitted that Britain may not hire its ‘army’ of 18,000 contact tracers until mid-May.   Ministers last week announced a three-step battle plan to ease the UK out of lockdown, which … Read more Health Secretary Matt Hancock does not know how many contact tracers have already been hired

Neighbours blast Pink Floyd legend Dave Gilmour builders continue to work on his seafront home

Just another brick in the wall: Neighbours blast Pink Floyd legend Dave Gilmour as ‘irresponsible and entitled’ as builders continue to work on his £2.5million seafront home despite lockdown The rock star has been branded ‘irresponsible and entitled’ by his neighbours  The team of builders is putting the finishing touches to the property in Hove … Read more Neighbours blast Pink Floyd legend Dave Gilmour builders continue to work on his seafront home

Transgender man loses battle to be named as father on his child’s birth certificate

A transgender man has today lost a Court of Appeal challenge over being registered as ‘mother’ on his child’s birth certificate. Freddy McConnell, who was born a woman but transitioned into a man, gave birth to his baby boy, but wants to be registered as ‘father’ or ‘parent’. He says forcing him to register as … Read more Transgender man loses battle to be named as father on his child’s birth certificate