Budget Spring 2021: Keir Starmer is mocked on social media for ‘limp’ takedown of Rishi Sunak

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer was today accused of being ‘ineffective’ after mocking Rishi Sunak’s love of social media in his response to the Tory Chancellor’s radical Budget. The Chancellor announced that income tax thresholds are being frozen until 2026 and corporation tax is being hiked from 2023 as he revealed the Government’s ‘unimaginable’ £407billion … Read more

NHS Test and Trace is 25 PER CENT more successful in parts of Essex than in Bradford

Test and Trace is missing a third of people who may be infected with coronavirus in parts of England, according to official data which highlights a disparity in the £22billion programme.  Statistics released by the Department of Health show a North-South divide has emerged in the success of the scheme, which experts say is crucial … Read more

Pregnant Gal Gadot totes $3,500 Christian Dior bag while pampering herself at LA hair salon

Wonder Woman action star Gal Gadot toted a $3,500 ‘Small Dior Book’ tote, featuring blue oblique-embroidered velvet, to pamper herself at a hair salon in Los Angeles on Tuesday. The expecting 35-year-old shielded her burgeoning bump beneath a b&w-striped sweater, black ripped pants, and matching calf-length boots. Gal – sporting a messy ponytail – made … Read more

Coronavirus: England’s hunt for Brazilian variant case ‘should be easy’

The hunt for the missing case of the Brazil coronavirus variant in England ‘should be easy’, an expert has said as the Department of Health continues its scramble to find them. A positive test from a home test kit done in mid-February was found to be the mutant P1 strain that officials are desperately trying … Read more

CDC did not contact trace flights with first cases of UK and Brazil variant

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has admitted it did not perform contact tracing on flights that some of the earliest patients with the UK and Brazil coronavirus variants were on. In one weekly report, the federal health agency discussed a patient who traveled to the UK and came back infected with the … Read more

Kim Zolciak, 42, and husband Kroy Biermann, 35, test positive for COVID-19

Kim Zolciak revealed that she and her husband Kroy Biermann recently tested positive for COVID-19. ‘Been a hell of a ride,’ said the 42-year-old blonde beauty as she shared a photo of her spouse as well as herself at the doctor’s office on Tuesday.  The pair live in Atlanta and have four young children together, … Read more

UK’s tax burden is set to hit highest level since 1960s as Rishi Sunak raises billions

Budget 2021 at a glance Here are the main points of Rishi Sunak’s Budget today: Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) predicts economy will return to pre-Covid levels by the middle of 2022, six months earlier than previously though. OBR forecast economy will grow this year by 4 per cent, by 7.3 per cent in 2022, … Read more

Global CO2 emissions need to decrease tenfold, scientists warn

Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions still need to decrease tenfold to avoid a climate emergency, scientists warn, despite a global fall in 2020 due to Covid-19. An international team of experts has performed a ‘global stocktake’ of humanity’s progress towards the Paris Agreement – which aims to keep the global average temperature rise to well below … Read more

Alcohol withdrawal rates among hospitalized patients rose 34% during the COVID-19 pandemic

Alcohol withdrawal rates have skyrocketed amid the coronavirus pandemic, a new study suggests. Researchers found a 34 percent increase in hospitalized patients experiencing symptoms such as headaches, nausea, tremors and seizures due to not using alcohol after a period of heavy drinking.  What’s more, the rates from March to September in 2020 were consistently higher compared … Read more

Covid vaccines: Oxford and Pfizer first doses just as effective in elderly with underlying illness

One dose of the Covid jabs being deployed in Britain are up to 80 per cent effective at stopping already-ill elderly people from being hospitalised with the disease, fresh research shows. Earlier this week, the first real-world analysis of the Oxford and Pfizer jabs in England found a single injection prevented eight in 10 over-80s from … Read more