France ‘could lose control of coronavirus at any moment’ as fears of a second wave spread

France ‘could lose control of coronavirus at any moment’ as fears of a second wave spread with the global Covid-19 death toll topping 700,000 Coronavirus scientific committee warned that a second wave was highly likely   Authorities grappling with sharp increase in new cases with 7,000 in past week  Cities such as Lille, Nice and Biarritz … Read more France ‘could lose control of coronavirus at any moment’ as fears of a second wave spread

Northern towns hit by new lockdown never got first wave of coronavirus under control, experts warn

Northern towns hit by new mini-lockdown never got first wave of coronavirus under control, experts warn amid fears of a ‘dangerous’ second spike Infection rate in affected northern towns and cities has struggled to dip below 3 Data shows the average number of cases was higher than national average for the affected lockdown zone which … Read more Northern towns hit by new lockdown never got first wave of coronavirus under control, experts warn

What trade-offs are likely to be needed to keep the virus under control?

At a gloomy Downing Street press conference yesterday, Boris Johnson was unable to deliver to usual good news of a slight relaxation of lockdown rules, moving the country a step back to normality. After seeing spikes in infection rates across the country, and having to reimpose some measures on Greater Manchester and parts of Lancashire … Read more What trade-offs are likely to be needed to keep the virus under control?

Sensor fitted mouth piece lets user control a joystick with their TONGUE to play video games

Sensor fitted mouth piece lets user control a joystick with their TONGUE to move objects on a computer screen  [In] Brace is a plastic mouth piece fitted with sensors and a joystick Users place a transmitter behind their ear and can control  objects on a screen The device could be used to help those with … Read more Sensor fitted mouth piece lets user control a joystick with their TONGUE to play video games

One in five of us get so drunk they feel out of control at least once a month, study suggests

One in five of us get so drunk they feel out of control at least once a month, study suggests Adults consume at least twice the daily guidelines of alcohol, a study suggests Research found one in five adults get so drunk they feel out of control monthly The Global Drug Survey analysed responses from … Read more One in five of us get so drunk they feel out of control at least once a month, study suggests

‘I had no control over myself’: Amanda Holden emotionally discusses her son’s stillbirth

Amanda Holden has recalled the devastating moment she was told there was no heartbeat when she was pregnant with her son Theo.  The TV presenter, 49, had a stillbirth in 2011 and discussed the outstanding care she was given by medical staff in the BBC‘s Dear NHS Superstars special. Speaking on a video link, Amanda … Read more ‘I had no control over myself’: Amanda Holden emotionally discusses her son’s stillbirth

Coronavirus UK: ‘SAGE and COBRA no longer control decisions’

Matt Hancock today confirmed Number 10’s scientific advisory panel SAGE has been downgraded and the secretive Joint Biosecurity Centre is going to take over the UK’s coronavirus response.  The independent body has taken a backseat now that Covid-19 is a ‘semi-permanent’ problem and not an emergency like it was during the darkest days of the … Read more Coronavirus UK: ‘SAGE and COBRA no longer control decisions’

Matt Hancock says SAGE and COBRA meetings no longer control government decisions

Matt Hancock announces further plans to downgrade SAGE by confirming the secretive Joint Biosecurity Centre is taking over Britain’s coronavirus response – as he dismisses plans to reform Public Health England before winter The Health Secretary would not put a date on when the last time COBRA met MPs looked concerned that the emergency committee … Read more Matt Hancock says SAGE and COBRA meetings no longer control government decisions

Julian Lewis accuses PM of ‘improper’ bid to seize control of security watchdog

The new chair of Parliament’s intelligence watchdog today accused Boris Johnson of an ‘improper’ bid to seize control after the PM’s favoured candidate was outflanked in a vote. Julian Lewis hit out after No10 kicked him out of the Tory party in revenge for his dramatic ambush of Chris Grayling last night, which saw him … Read more Julian Lewis accuses PM of ‘improper’ bid to seize control of security watchdog

Two elderly men stabbed in NYC subway attack as NY sheriff says ‘We’re starting to lose control’

Two elderly men were stabbed with scissors on the New York City subway last week, as crime surges in the city and a Long Island sheriff warned the city authorities were ‘starting to lose control’.  Shootings last month in New York City were up 130 per cent year on year – from 89 shootings last … Read more Two elderly men stabbed in NYC subway attack as NY sheriff says ‘We’re starting to lose control’