PETER HITCHENS: Forget face masks and fear – let’s relax and accept the risk 

Every day I still see unhappy, frightened people cringing from human contact. They have been terrified almost out of their minds by foolish government propaganda, and the most basic trust, the very heart of civilisation, has been destroyed. This is another side of savage, unforgivably cruel rules which have prevented grandparents from touching their grandchildren, … Read more PETER HITCHENS: Forget face masks and fear – let’s relax and accept the risk 

Ministers fear China will blitz UK with a devastating online attack

Ministers fear China will blitz UK with a devastating online attack – dubbed ‘cyber 9/11’ – amid perfect storm of diplomatic fallouts The Government prepares block Huawei from helping build Britain’s 5G network Security chiefs fear that attacks would cripple computer networks and blackouts Boris Johnson has also called for an inquiry into the true source … Read more Ministers fear China will blitz UK with a devastating online attack

US dips below 50,000 new cases but experts fear July 4 will act like ‘rocket fuel’ for pandemic 

The United States has dipped under 50,000 new coronavirus cases for the first time in four days, but experts fear celebrations for the July 4th Independence Day weekend will act like rocket fuel for the nation’s surging outbreak. Johns Hopkins University, which tallies confirmed cases, counted 45,300 new coronavirus infections in the U.S. on Saturday. … Read more US dips below 50,000 new cases but experts fear July 4 will act like ‘rocket fuel’ for pandemic 

Strictly Come Dancing’s Amy Dowden says the stars shouldn’t fear the show’s ‘curse’

Series 1: Natasha Kaplinsky and Brendan Cole Did they/didn’t they? Natasha Kaplinsky and her hunky partner Brendan Cole sparked affair rumours Strictly hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons during season one. Viewers were transfixed by the apparent close bond between newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky and her hunky partner Brendan Cole.  Although the pair went on to … Read more Strictly Come Dancing’s Amy Dowden says the stars shouldn’t fear the show’s ‘curse’

New York man suffering from a heart attack was afraid to go to ER for fear of catching coronavirus

A New York man who suffered a heart attack earlier this year was afraid to go to the emergency room over fears of falling ill with the novel coronavirus. Two weeks ago, Deepak Gulati, 71, who lives in Manhattan, was suffering from horrible chest pain, swearing and was unable to breathe. He tried to sleep … Read more New York man suffering from a heart attack was afraid to go to ER for fear of catching coronavirus

Peter Andre recalls his fear after wife Emily contracted coronavirus and Junior showed symptoms

Peter Andre has revealed how the family struggled to cope when wife Emily contracted coronavirus, calling it a ‘really scary’ time.  Emily, 30, had been working as doctor on the NHS frontline when she caught the virus at the beginning of the pandemic, and had to isolate on the top floor as they kept the … Read more Peter Andre recalls his fear after wife Emily contracted coronavirus and Junior showed symptoms

Charities fear children will be recruited into ‘county lines’ drugs gangs as schools stay shut 

The acrid smell of cannabis wafts across the green as a group of young teenagers brazenly pass around a joint.  Nearby, underage drinkers swig from bottles of vodka and inhale balloons full of so-called ‘hippy crack’ laughing gas. This was the scene at 8pm on Thursday in a London park, and is similar to those being … Read more Charities fear children will be recruited into ‘county lines’ drugs gangs as schools stay shut 

Landlords fear drinkers will be put off by data rules and curbs on music and standing at the bar

Pubs are to open with a hush rather than a bang with no raised voices, no loud music and a cap on numbers – and even stricter restrictions than expected.  They are among a range of safeguards that also include a requirement that pubs, restaurants, cafes and even takeaways to collect the names and contact … Read more Landlords fear drinkers will be put off by data rules and curbs on music and standing at the bar

Experts fear vast numbers of people will end up on antidepressants they don’t need

As if the Covid-19 pandemic wasn’t enough, unprecedented numbers of people are suffering emotional fallout from isolation, money worries and fear of coronavirus infection, leaving Britain facing a tidal wave of anxiety and depression. That’s the stark warning from the Royal College of Psychiatrists, with the organisation’s president, Professor Wendy Burn, declaring: ‘Our fear is … Read more Experts fear vast numbers of people will end up on antidepressants they don’t need

Shellfish could be wiped out as Arctic Ocean acidifies due to climate change, scientists fear 

Shellfish could be wiped out as Arctic Ocean acidifies due to climate change, scientists fear Ocean expected to absorb more carbon dioxide than expected in next 80 years Increasing acidity of water could wipe out organisms like shellfish and urchins  Acid can dissolve their calcified skeletons and shells and could affect food chain By Daily … Read more Shellfish could be wiped out as Arctic Ocean acidifies due to climate change, scientists fear