Greece earthquake: 6.9-magnitude tremor felt in Kosovo, Montenegro and North Macedonia.

Greece is hit by 6.9-magnitude earthquake: Locals take to the streets after tremor is felt in Athens Witnesses in the city of Larissa said ‘buildings were shaking’ after strong tremor Quake was felt in Athens and capitals of Kosovo, Montenegro and N Macedonia  Several aftershocks were reported but there was no immediate word on injuries  … Read more

Billionaire charged in tax fraud scheme accused of faking dementia

A Texas software mogul accused of being behind the biggest ever US tax scheme is now faking dementia to avoid going on trial, prosecutors claim – as his former associates reveal he is penny-pinching billionaire who would stay in budget hotels and eat frozen dinners despite being worth an estimated $7 billion.  Robert Brockman, 79, … Read more

‘Covid vaccine passport app’ to be trialled on Singapore Airlines London flights

Vaccine passports have landed in the UK as the International Air Transport Association trials an app with an airline between Singapore and London. The phone software from IATA stores evidence of a negative Covid test as well as the facility to store evidence travellers have had coronavirus vaccinations. It is being trialled over the next few … Read more

Police launch murder probe after man, 19, was stabbed to death in broad daylight on London street

Police launch murder probe after man, 19, was stabbed to death in broad daylight on London street Police officers were called to reports of man with stab wounds today in Croydon Teenager was pronounced dead at the scene and no arrests have yet been made Force said man’s next of kin were informed and post-mortem … Read more

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

Aerial pictures show blast crater the size of a double decker bus after WWII bomb exploded in Exeter

These stunning aerial pictures shows a blast crater the size of a double decker bus left after a recently discovered World War Two bomb exploded in Exeter.  The controlled detonation, which sent metal debris flying more than 250 yards, was seen and heard by shocked residents from several miles away. More than 2,600 people had … Read more

First dose of Oxford University’s Covid vaccine causes twice as many side-effects as Pfizer’s

First dose of Oxford University’s Covid vaccine causes twice as many side-effects as a single shot of the Pfizer jab, analysis of 700,000 Brits suggests More than three in ten of those getting the Oxford vaccine suffered side-effects But less than two in ten suffered symptoms in those getting the Pfizer jab Scientists say side-effects … Read more

Masked attackers with swords struck down man, 29, in front of girl on roller skates, court hears 

Masked attackers armed with swords and knives struck down man, 29, in front of young girl on roller skates as he fled down street in north London, court hears Joshua White, 29, was fatally stabbed in Hackney, north London, April 26 2019   He sought refuge in Frampton Foods shop where he was stabbed in the chase As … Read more

Channel 4 chief calls for regulation of ‘partisan’ social media

The boss of Channel 4 today called for the regulation of ‘partisan’ social media and claimed that online content can pose a ‘huge danger’ to young people.  Chief executive Alex Mahon told an event for the release of a report on levels of public trust that political polarisation is being fuelled by social media content … Read more