Venice bans cruise ships from historic centre with liners ordered to dock at industrial port

Venice bans cruise ships from historic centre with liners ordered to dock at an industrial port instead after UNESCO request Culture minister announced the decision was in response to UNESCO request The cruise ships will now be re-routed away from the city’s Giudecca canal Dario Franceschini hailed the move as a ‘correct decision, awaited for … Read more

Top German hospital bans AstraZeneca shots for women under 55

Berlin has banned AstraZeneca jabs for under-60s over blood clot fears a day after Canada also stopped administering the vaccine to under-55s. The German capital’s health minister Dilek Kalayci said the ban was a ‘precautionary measure’ as she cited ‘new data about side effects.’  Earlier the prestigious Charite hospital in Berlin announced it would no … Read more

Byron Bay Bluesfest bans Greater Brisbane residents due to coronavirus fears

Anyone who has been to the following venues must get tested and self-isolate for 14 days:   Saturday 20 March Shinobi Ramen Noodle shop, Westfield Carindale Shopping Centre Carindale 12pm-2.16pm Saturday 20 March Black Hops Brewery East Brisbane 12pm-2pm Sunday 21 March Mamma’s Italian Restaurant 69 Redcliffe Parade Redcliffe 12.30pm-3.10pm  Saturday 20 March Green Beacon brewing … Read more

DVLA bans personalised number plates referencing Covid

The Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency (DVLA) has moved to ban the availability of Covid-19-related personalised number plates over fears they could be deemed offensive. The government department has blocked the creation and sale of registrations with any coronavirus references, claiming they could cause offence, embarrassment and are in poor taste for those who have … Read more

France ‘won’t be added’ to UK’s ‘red list’ of travel bans and quarantine hotel rules

France ‘won’t be added’ to UK’s ‘red list’ of countries subject to travel bans and quarantine hotel rules after lorry drivers were ordered to take compulsory Covid tests France is not expected to be added to the UK’s ‘red list’ of travel ban countries   Lorry drivers coming to England must get tested for Covid-19 within … Read more

Now India bans AstraZeneca exports in fresh blow to Britain’s supply chain woes

India has banned AstraZeneca exports in a fresh blow to Britain’s supply chain woes after the EU last night threatened an embargo until deliveries are met. A second wave is gripping the country and there is increased demand for the doses made by the Serum Institute of India (SII), the world’s biggest vaccine-maker. The SII has … Read more

Crematorium bans Union flag draped over World War II veteran’s coffin due to ‘Covid rules’ 

Crematorium is slammed after it banned Union flag being draped over World War II veteran’s coffin because of ‘Covid rules’ Major Frank Clark’s family told they couldn’t have flag by Southend Crematorium They said the ban on flags, as is customary for veterans, was due to ‘Covid rules’ Major Clark’s funeral will instead held at … Read more

Waitrose bans plastic toys in children’s magazines in latest eco drive

Waitrose bans plastic toys in children’s magazines in latest eco drive… after bowing to pressure from girl, 10 Skye Neville, 10, called on magazine publishers to improve carbon footprints  Waitrose has pledged to do away with magazines that come with the items It has also urged publishers to replace ‘pointless plastic’ with other alternatives  By … Read more

England will NOT stage Euro 2020 but could host EXTRA games if Europe is hit by travel bans

England’s successful track record of hosting international matches and the advanced vaccination programme makes London a top pick for hosting more Euro 2020 games, if other host cities are closed by coronavirus travel restrictions. But the tournament will not move to England wholesale, Sportsmail understands, despite Prime Minister Boris Johnson‘s offer to open the country … Read more

England will NOT stage Euro2020 but could host EXTRA games if Europe is hit by travel bans

England’s successful track record of hosting international matches and the advanced vaccination programme makes London a top pick for hosting more Euro2020 games, if other host cities are closed by coronavirus travel restrictions. But the tournament will not move to England wholesale, Sportsmail understands, despite Prime Minister Boris Johnson‘s offer to open the country to … Read more