Man fined £425 for ‘provocatively farting at police officers’ in Austria has fine reduced to £85

Man fined £425 for ‘provocatively farting at police officers’ in Austria has fine reduced to £85 on appeal The culprit was fined for ‘offending public decency’ after breaking wind at police He argued the fine saying his flatulence was protected by freedom of expression A judge concluded he had only ‘average’ culpability for the offence … Read more

Rich House Poor House viewers reduced to tears by hardworking widow’s story

A refugee mother-of-three who struggled to make ends meet after her husband’s death reduced viewers to tears on last night’s Rich House, Poor House.  Kiptieu, who came to the UK fleeing the war in Sierra Leone, lives in Abbey Wood, London, with her three children in a small two-bedroom council flat.  Her husband died two … Read more

Lifetime Isa: Petition for penalty to be reduced permanently gets 16,000 signatures

The Government has been forced to address plans to begin charging aspiring first-time buyers their own money to raid their house deposits if they run into financial difficulty, after a petition calling for the Lifetime Isa penalty to be permanently reduced received thousands of signatures. The penalty to withdraw money from the tax-free account was … Read more

Closing down classrooms only reduced coronavirus cases by 4% in NYC

School closures may do little to reduce the spread of coronavirus, a new modeling study suggests. Researchers found that preventing in-person learning only lowered the number of infections among young people by four percent in New York City. By comparison, social distancing of the entire population in public places lowered the number of cases and … Read more

Amazon has reduced the latest Blink Outdoor HD security camera by 25 per cent

Amazon has slashed the price of the latest Blink Outdoor HD security camera by 25% By Emily Scrivener For Mailonline Published: 11:34 GMT, 8 February 2021 | Updated: 11:34 GMT, 8 February 2021 If you’re looking to invest or upgrade your home security system, then hot-foot it over to Amazon where the Blink Outdoor wireless HD … Read more

Early antibiotic exposure linked with reduced growth in boys

Giving newborn baby boys antibiotics could stunt their growth in the early years of life, a new study suggests.   Antibiotic treatment within 14 days of birth is linked with reduced weight and height in boys – but not girls – up to the age of six, experts found.  The researchers think the differences may result … Read more

Covid-19 has reduced life expectancy in the US and UK by more than a YEAR

Life expectancy of the average American and Briton has fallen by more than a year following the coronavirus pandemic, data reveals.  The US has seen a decrease in life expectancy of 1.13 years, according to researchers from the University of South California who modelled the impact of the US Covid-19 outbreak on lifespan.   They found … Read more

Blood plasma with high levels of COVID-19 antibodies reduced the number of patient deaths by 25%

Convalescent plasma infusions can help reduce the number of coronavirus deaths, a new study suggests.  Researchers looked at people ill with COVID-19 who received blood plasma from recovered coronavirus patients. When given early enough, patients who received antibody-rich plasma had a one-quarter lower risk of death than those given plasma with low concentrations of COVID-19 … Read more

Tom Parker reveals brain tumour has ‘significantly reduced’ and is ‘responding well’ to treatment

Tom Parker has revealed his stage 4 brain tumour has ‘significantly reduced’ and is ‘responding well’ to treatment. The Wanted singer, 32, took to Instagram on Thursday to update fans on his progress after receiving his terminal diagnosis of glioblastoma, an aggressive type of brain cancer, in October. In a lengthy post, Tom said it … Read more

The Samsung Galaxy Buds+ are reduced to £99 on Amazon today

Score big savings on Samsung earbuds: The Galaxy Buds+ are reduced to £99 on Amazon today By MailOnline Reporter Published: 10:48 GMT, 31 December 2020 | Updated: 10:48 GMT, 31 December 2020 Amazon’s Boxing Dale sale ends at midnight today, but there are still a few more hours to snap up a bargain.  Some of … Read more