Elton John’s half-brother, 54, is fined £200 after breaking coronavirus rules

Elton John’s half-brother was today fined £200 after breaching coronavirus rules by going to an illegal ‘rave’ with more than 200 revellers in the Welsh countryside.  Geoff Dwight, 54, of Ruthin in North Wales, said the ‘Blackpearl’ event near Llandrillo on August 29 was a private spiritual gathering that he had attended for many years.  … Read more

Covid UK: 3,424 cases of Indian variant found as cases double in a week

Almost 3,500 cases of the Indian Covid variant have now been spotted across the UK, with the number of people testing positive for the strain having more than doubled in a week. Public Health England’s weekly update said the B.1.617.2 variant had been detected 3,424 times by May 19, up from 1,313 a week ago.   … Read more

Oscars 2021: Oldest Best Actor winner Anthony Hopkins, 83, skips ceremony to visit father’s grave

British actor Sir Anthony Hopkins chose to visit his father’s grave in South Wales rather than fly to Hollywood where he was handed his second Oscar overnight – becoming the oldest Best Actor winner in history at 83.  Sir Anthony received the gong for his heart-wrenching performance as a man with dementia in ‘The Father’, but … Read more

Keir Starmer drinks beer on visit to brewery as Labour-run Welsh government keeps pubs shut

Sir Keir Starmer and Mark Drakeford have visited a brewery in Wales ahead of the Senedd elections – despite the government still banning pubs from reopening. Welsh Labour is promising new jobs and major investment for the region including a medical school for Bangor and a new national park. Sir Keir, thrown out of a … Read more

Wrexham hospital ‘bomb scare’: North Wales Police put site in lockdown after ‘incident’

Police swoop on hospital in Wrexham after ‘bomb scare’ as patients are told to ‘stay on wards’ and site goes into lockdown People being told not to enter or leave Wrexham Maelor Hospital this afternoon  A spokesman from North Wales Police said officers were dealing with ‘incident’ Local MP has also urged people to stay away as … Read more

Bear Grylls wins bid to put up signs warning tourists to stay off his private island in Wales

Bear Grylls has been granted permission to install two ‘Private Property’ signs warning tourists to stay off the Welsh island where he and his family live part-time.  The television personality, 46, purchased the island of Saint Tudwal’s West on the Llŷn Peninsula, North Wales, in 2001 for £95,000. He is said to split his time … Read more

Personal trainer, 29, ‘died of caffeine toxicity’ after mixing powder with pre-workout energy drink

Personal trainer, 29, died shortly after drinking pre-workout shake containing up to 200 TIMES more caffeine than a normal cup of coffee, inquest hears Thomas Mansfield, 29, fell ill after taking the drink mixed with caffeine solution May have taken five times the potentially fatal level of stimulant caffeine powderMr Mansfield complained his heart was ‘racing’ … Read more