British expat finds hundreds of lethal pufferfish washed up in South Africa

A British expat has discovered hundreds of stranded ‘evil-eyed’ pufferfish washed up on a beach in South Africa.  The ‘evil-eyed’ pufferfish are each armed with a poison more deadly than cyanide. Tess Gridley, a scientist from Sheffield, encountered the mass stranding at Muizenberg Beach in Cape Town, South Africa, while walking with her family. The ‘evil-eyed’ pufferfish, … Read more

British and Irish Lions tour ‘to go ahead in South Africa behind closed doors’

British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa is BACK ON with organisers ploughing ahead with games likely behind closed doors despite Covid variant fears, after the Government refuse to financially back home Tests The British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa is set to go ahead this summer  The Lions are set to … Read more

South African apartheid-era president FW de Klerk is diagnosed with cancer 

South African apartheid-era president FW de Klerk is diagnosed with cancer Frederik Willem de Klerk, South Africa’s last white president, has cancer  His foundation announced the news Friday, a day after his 85th birthday  His heath is not in ‘immediate’ danger and he is undergoing treatment De Klerk released Mandela from jail and helped oversee … Read more

Matt Hancock hails Novavax jab’s 86.3% effectiveness against Kent Covid strain

Matt Hancock last night hailed the Novavax vaccination’s 86.3 per cent effectiveness against the Kent strain of Covid-19. The Health Secretary confirmed the UK has 60 million doses of the jab, developed in Gaithersburg, Maryland, on order ahead of its approval by the medicines regulator. He said: ‘Really encouraging results from Novavax tonight on its efficacy against variants.  ‘We’ve … Read more

Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine prevents 96% of infections against original strain of the virus

BREAKING NEWS: Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine prevents 96% of infections against original strain of the virus including 86.3% of UK ‘super-covid’ cases – but is only 55.4% effective against the South Africa variant Novavax’s vaccine uses synthesized pieces of the surface protein that the coronavirus uses to invade human cells and spurs antibody production In a … Read more

Buoyant Queen’s issues words of hope ahead of Harry and Meghan’s interview, writes ROBERT HARDMAN 

With a dash of Countryfile, a smattering of The Choir and more than a hint of 3pm on Christmas Day, this was not so much ‘A Celebration for Commonwealth Day’ – as BBC1 called it – as a genuine royal variety performance. We saw the Queen striding happily through Windsor Castle – talking about ‘selfless … Read more

Michelle Keegan, 33, slaps down rumours of ‘marriage problems’ with TOWIE star husband Mark Wright

TV star Michelle Keegan today flatly denies rumours of problems in her marriage with Mark Wright, saying they choose to spend time apart because of their careers. In an interview for You magazine, the Our Girl actress rubbishes speculation that she had caused a strain by spending months away from former The Only Way Is … Read more

Pfizer scientists are studying whether a THIRD vaccine shot can offer protection

Pfizer scientists are studying whether a THIRD vaccine shot can offer protection against more contagious and resistant COVID strains like the one from South Africa Pfizer Inc and its German partner BioNTech are studying a third dose of their coronavirus vaccine The booster shot is aimed at protecting against variants, which are better at evading … Read more

Ashley Judd says their was ‘no pulse’ in her shattered leg when she arrived at ICU in South Africa

Ashley Judd gave an update on her recovery on Monday after suffering devastating injuries in an accident in the Congo jungle earlier this month. The 52-year-old actress shattered her leg after tripping over a tree in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, while going to see the endangered bonobos monkeys, and got treatment at Sunninghill … Read more