Senior treasury officials ‘offered to change rules of Covid support scheme for Greensill Capital’

Senior treasury officials offered to try to redesign a coronavirus business support scheme to help David Cameron, it has emerged. It comes as the former Prime Minister has been embroiled in controversy over texts asking Chancellor Rishi Sunak to support his employer Greensill Capital. Top officials went on to try to find a way for … Read more

Florida officials warn of ‘catastrophic flooding’ if storage reservoir collapses

Officials in Florida on Sunday warned of a 20 foot wall of wastewater and ‘catastrophic flooding’ after a significant leak at a large pond threatened to burst a system that stores polluted water.  Governor Ron DeSantis took part in an aerial tour of the site and later held a press conference after more than 300 homes were evacuated … Read more

Ex-Crown Prince of Jordan is put ‘under house arrest’ as he accuses officials of ‘corruption’

The former Crown Prince of Jordan was today put ‘under house arrest’ with his ‘internet and phone lines cut’, he claimed in a video. Prince Hamzah bin Hussein, the half-brother of Jordan’s King Abdullah II, was arrested and accused of planning a coup as 19 other officials were rounded up by security services on Saturday.  … Read more

Chinese spy on British visitors: Officials are routinely checked up on, leaked documents suggest

Chinese spy on British visitors: Officials are routinely checked up on when they travel to the country on business, leaked documents suggest Information recorded includes dates of birth and passport numbers Those on database include Margaret Johnson OBE and an Army officer   List also includes 7,600 Uighur Muslims in Shanghai, marked as ‘terrorists’  By Daily … Read more

Alicante officials refuse to let dozens of Britons into Spain

British passenger Stuart Miller (pictured), a 47-year-old offshore worker from Manchester, said the situation at the Spanish airport was ‘absolutely diabolical’ Spanish border officials refused entry to dozens of Britons and sent them back to Manchester on the same plane despite them having post-Brexit residency. Forty passengers were left angry and confused after they were … Read more

New York health officials are worried South African and Brazil Covid variants will REINFECT people

New York health officials are worried that some coronavirus variants will reinfect people who have had COVID-19 before. At a press conference on Tuesday, Dr Dave Chokshi, the city’s health commissioner, said that reinfection appears to be rare. However, he noted that the coronavirus variants that were first identified in South Africa and Brazil have … Read more

Palace officials will be watching Prince Harry’s new roles ‘very, very closely,’ royal expert claims

Palace officials will watch Prince Harry’s new roles ‘very, very closely’ to make sure they don’t go against his agreement with The Queen ‘not to trade off his Royal status,’ royal expert claims Palace officials will watch Prince Harry’s new roles ‘closely,’ royal expert claims Russell Myers says they’ll see if they go against the … Read more

US health officials monitor 27 people for Ebola amid fears they contracted it in West Africa

Four people in Oregon and 23 in Washington are being monitored for the Ebola virus after returning to the US from West Africa, the Oregon Health Authority said on Thursday. The individuals had returned from Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where small outbreaks of Ebola have been recorded.  The state health authority said … Read more

Brussels in dramatic climbdown as officials offer to work with UK to find ‘win-win’

Brussels stepped back from the brink of a vaccine war with Britain last night following a furious backlash by member states. In an apparent climbdown, the European Commission agreed a joint statement with the UK offering to work to find a ‘win-win’ solution to the row. The statement came at the end of a day … Read more

Britain ‘to introduce sanctions against Chinese officials’ over Uighur ‘genocide’

Britain joined the US, EU and Canada in slapping sanctions on senior Chinese officials today over Beijing’s ‘highly disturbing programme of repression’ against Uighur Muslims. Dominic Raab said the UK would join a travel ban and asset freeze affecting four senior figures accused of gross human rights abuses in Xinjiang Province. The Foreign Secretary lashed out … Read more